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 people who live in a new generation of eco-homes in Swansea – They have triple glazing, ventilation systems and some even have ground-source heat pumps and solar panels, but what is it like to live in them and are fuel bills any lower? Wales Online asks. 

2. How to be more eco-friendly while you’re working from home – More than half of workers have become more environmentally friendly when working from home. Which? gives its top tips for eco-friendly homeworking.

3. Tiny homes combating youth homelessness – In Australia, The Kids Under Cover project provides early intervention to prevent young people from becoming homeless by installing studio apartments in the backyards of family homes, ABC investigates.

4. French lingerie brand create the world’s first zero-waste bra, Chantelle One – Heralded as the world’s first circular bra, Chantelle One creates zero waste, produces no air mileage emissions, and can be recycled in its entirety.

5. The solar farms that also boost wildlife – Solar farms offer one way to meet the world’s decarbonisation targets, but they could also be used to tackle another of the planet’s big problems: loss of biodiversity, Geographical writes. 

6. Banana skirts are set to make it big in sustainable fashion – Scientists have shown in a study that plenty of natural fibers can be produced from agricultural waste sourced in Asia, Innovation Origins reports. 

7. Stunning Norway Glacier Hotel Aims To Lead Sustainable Travel Trend – Set to open in 2023, a striking hotel under development in northern Norway combines a futuristic design with traditional materials. Named Svart, it’s set to provide a blueprint for sustainable travel developments worldwide, Forbes writes. 

Image: Svart 

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

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