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. Sunflowers power £2million for nature’s recovery – Wildlife friendly farm, which grows wild bird seed, and 100 acres of sunflowers, celebrates raising £2 million for wildlife conservation, The Wildlife Trusts reports.

2. How green is your bouquet? The new eco-friendly mindset in floral design The billion-dollar cut flower trade depends on imports and leaves a heavy carbon/chemical footprint, but things are slowly changing, The Financial Times writes.

3. Passivhaus experts to create eco-friendly student accommodation at Oxford University’s St Peter’s CollegeWilmott Dixon will create a student accommodation building that will also be ultra energy-efficient.

4. Future vision for eco-friendly Edinburgh festivals pledges no return to ‘status quo’ – Edinburgh’s festivals have pledged there will be no going back to the pre-pandemic “status quo” under a drive to reduce their impact on the environment, encourage “responsible” tourism and ensure people working on events are treated better, The Scotsman reports.

5. Naomi Osaka Just Launched A Line Of Upcycled Denim With Levi’s – The tennis star is collaborating with the denim brand with a four piece collection that includes a kimono and a bustier, according to WWD

6. These brands are creating great-smelling beauty products out of rubbishGlamour showcases the brands that are looking at ways of upcycling waste to produce fragrances.

7. From eco lodges and boutique bothies to yurts and treehousesThe Herald lists it favourite 20 rustic boltholes in Scotland.

Image: Naomi Osaka/Levi’s

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

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