Microcosm of the Macrocosm: 7 Planet-Focused Stories from Around the World

Here’s a roundup of some of the stories that have captured Life & Soul Magazine’s attention this week:

1. The high-altitude solar farm floating to success – The high-altitude floating solar farm in Bourg Saint Pierre in Switzerland is turning heads and is one of a kind. People are making a detour to check out this project, which is the first high-altitude floating solar farm in the world, writes Euronews.

2. Eco-friendly booking platform GreenGo goes live – A new eco-friendly booking platform which describes itself as “the French alternative to Airbnb and Booking.com”, GreenGo, has officially gone live.

3. In the Sunbelt, Young Climate Activists Push Cities to Cut Emissions, Whether Their Mayors Listen or Not – Nashville and Jacksonville, economic peers and competitors, offer a climate tale of two cities. Nashville has a plan; Jacksonville, not so much, Inside Climate News reports.

4. Ten sustainable furniture designs that aim to reduce their environmental impact – From tabletops made from discarded yogurt pots to outdoor seating made from used beer kegs, Dezeen highlights a selection of the latest sustainable products on Dezeen Showroom.

5. 9 best sustainable candles to shop now – Marie Claire gives its list of sustainable candles.

6. How to reimagine our cities as hubs for biodiversity, conservation and climate resilience – We have a unique opportunity to ensure that cities become true drivers of growth, resilience and well-being that operate within healthy social and planetary boundaries, writes World Economic Forum.

7. Save Fairy Creek: The battle over Western Canada’s ancient forests – The dispute over felling British Columbia’s ancient forests has been thrust into the limelight by a months-long blockade of private logging company Teal Jones in the Fairy Creek watershed on western Vancouver Island, Reuters reports.

Rosa Medea is Life & Soul Magazine’s Chief. She writes about lifestyle including sustainable and green living. 

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