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 College – Wilmott 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 rubbish – Glamour showcases the brands that are looking at ways of upcycling waste to produce fragrances.
7. From eco lodges and boutique bothies to yurts and treehouses – The 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.