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:

How This Brand Is Bringing Ethical and Sustainable Values To Skate Culture – Cariuma, a skateboarding shoe brand focused on creating positivity in youth culture and skate scene by leading by example, showing that it is cool to care about people and our planet and at the same time deliver high quality products, according to Forbes.

New Years Honours 2022: The sustainability leaders on the Queen’s list – The achievements of dozens of people working across the UK’s environmental space and sustainable business community have been recognised by the Queen in this year’s New Year’s Honours list. Edie lists the scientists, innovators and conservationists.

Sustainable travel: How to leave a lighter footprint in 2022 – A shining silver lining of the Covid-19 pandemic is that it has prompted many countries around the world – New Zealand included – to reboot their tourism sectors for the better, Stuff reports.

Happy Green Year! French eco-friendly packaging laws go into effect – New laws, including a ban on plastic packaging for several fruits and vegetables came into effect in France on New Year’s Day. The measures aimed at reducing pollution will also prevent manufacturers from dumping certain clothing, hygiene and furniture products that have not been sold, FRANCE 24 reports.

Eco-friendly fireworks light up the grandest 1.4 km of the Majestic Chao Phraya River at the Thailand National 2022 Countdown – The environmental friendly fireworks were made from Thai sticky rice and created by Japanese pyrogenic expert Mr Oguchi Yoshimasa, according to an Iconsiam press release.

Image Credit: Iconsiam

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

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