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

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

Irish Baron offers home at his castle to animals released from wildlife hospital – An Irish Baron has offered a home for animals released from Ireland’s first dedicated wildlife hospital in the grounds of his castle in Co Meath. Wildlife lovers have united to release the rescued animals back into their natural habitats and to try to stop poaching on the nature reserve, according to Breakingnews.ie.

Get your school to join the Generation Tree movement of young people wanting to take action and be heard at COP26Trees for Cities have created a downloadable guide for schools to help share voices and join schools from across the UK and around the world who are calling for action regarding climate change and the environment.

On B.C.’s Sunshine Coast, some of Canada’s oldest living trees escape the chopping block – The treasured high-elevation Dakota Bowl has been slated for auction with BC Timber Sales every year for the last five years. Determined to protect the old-growth forest, home to culturally modified trees, hanging lakes and ancient cedar bear dens, a local conservation group brought new tactics and independent science to the table, The Narwhal’s photo essay illustrates.

d.light raises $15M to distribute its solar lighting kits – With $25 million raised in a few months, d.light intends to finance the expansion of its activities in its main markets, particularly in Africa south of the Sahara. The company distributes solar-powered lighting equipment ranging from solar home systems to solar lanterns. Its equipment is having a real impact in Africa, where nearly 600 million people still lack access to electricity, according to Afrik21.

Scotland launches new national trail to showcase world-class sites and landscapes – Tourism and heritage organisations have joined forces with the Scottish Government to raise awareness of 13 sites officially recognised by UNESCO for their international importance, The Scotsman writes. The world’s first official “UNESCO Trail,” which has been created under a wider initiative to promote responsible tourism in Scotland, has been launched ahead of the staging of the COP 26 climate change summit in Glasgow.

Image Credit: Wood of Cree, Scotland/RSPB

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


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