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:

Cities Are Turning Airports Into Solar Farms – Around 20% of public airports adopted solar power in some capacity over the past decade. Now, we just need to solve the whole plane carbon emissions thing, Gizmodo writes.

The next generation of biotech fabrics sending fashion sustainable – From pineapple leather to rose silk and nettle hemp, these plant-based materials are swiftly replacing ones that cost the earth, Dazed writes.

Morrisons’ sustainable cleaning products land in Scottish stores this week from just £1 – Morrisons has unveiled its own range of sustainable household cleaning products in stores across Scotland this week, Daily Record writes. Morrisons Eco features a variety of 12 products which provide shoppers with more environmentally-friendly alternatives to clean their home.

A Nobel laureate economist’s online lecture on economics and climate change – Esther Duflo, professor of economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology will deliver an online lecture called “Good Economics for Warmer Times: How to Address Our Climate Change Challenges.” This is the 2021 Kofi Annan Eminent Speakers’ Lecture, organised by the African Development Institute.

This Way Forward – In the lead up to Cop26 and to mark the 30th anniversary of the UK’s first wind farm, Good Energy commissioned artist Luke Jerram to create an experimental light projection. The one night event took place at the GAIA Energy Centre in Delabole, Cornwall. Watch the video here.

Image Credit: Alistair Heap/PA Wire

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

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