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:

Planting for the future: Morocco lays the seeds for Africa’s agricultural revolution – Scientists in the country are exploring ways to develop more resilient and sustainable agriculture, Euronews reports.

Low-income Coloradans cut utility bills through community solar program – Energy Outreach Colorado helps people make efficiency improvements and get connected to solar power, according to Yale Climate Connections.

How Berlin is blazing a trail in zero-waste, sustainable food – Sustainability and culinary creativity are at the heart of the German capital’s most exciting restaurant experiences, from a contemporary Thai feast to herbs grown with cutting-edge technology, National Geographic writes.

Room2 opens “world’s first whole-life net-zero hotel” in Chiswick – Hospitality brand Room2 has opened what it claims is the first hotel to reach net-zero emissions across its entire lifespan from construction to demolition. The new build is located in the west London area of Chiswick and features 86 rooms powered by solar panels and ground source heat pumps, with interior fit-outs made locally from FSC-certified timber, Dezeen reports.

The best environmental journalism of 2021 Greenpeace’s Unearthed reveals its selection of best environmental stories as selected by its reporters and readers.

Image: Room2

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

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