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. P&G Korea publishes two children’s books on environment – Procter and Gamble Korea published two children’s books about the importance of protecting the environment, as part of its efforts to raise consumer awareness on the idea of sustainability, according to The Korea Herald.

2. Derry nappy library offering parents the chance save money and the environment – A nappy library in Derry, Ireland is offering parents the chance to save hundreds of pounds as well as help save the environment. The library hires out nappy kits which contain wre-usble, adjustable nappies in a range of sizes, made from a range of materials including bamboo, hemp and cotton, Irish News reports.

3. Game Review: ‘Alba: A Wildlife Adventure’ review: sun, sea, and socially conscious photography – Alba is a force for change, a whirlwind of positivity and energy on this sunny, soporific island. She repairs tables, wildlife pictures, bird boxes, tidies up trash – her activity inspires others to act, to challenge their assumptions of responsibility, NME writes.

4. From village to conservation forest, Indonesian orangutan finds a new home – An adult male orangutan has been released into an Indonesian national park by conservationists and the government after he was caught eating a villager’s coconut plants on Borneo island, Reuters reports.

5. The giant heads of ‘Mount Recyclemore’ highlight the world’s e-waste problemBritish artists Joe Rush and Alex Wreckage have created a Mount Rushmore-inspired sculpture of the seven G7 world leaders, constructed entirely from electronic waste. Unveiled on the eve of the G7 summit in Cornwall, Mount Recyclemore aims to draw attention to the need to reduce e-waste, Mashable UK writes.

6. In Gabon, a new partnership protects sharks and rays – A partnership between the government of Gabon and conservation NGO Wildlife Conservation Society highlights a new global initiative to save the world’s sharks and rays, launched this World Ocean Day, Mongabay writes.

7. The powerful new use for cocoa – After successful pilot projects, Ivory Coast has begun work on a biomass plant which will run on cocoa waste. The facility will be located in Divo, a town that produces a large share of the country’s cocoa, according to BBC Future Planet

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

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