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:

New project to connect young people and communities with nature in Mount’s BayCornwall Wildlife Trust has launched a new project to improve local people’s access to the marine environment in Mount’s Bay, after receiving almost £250,000 from The National Lottery Heritage Fund. Over 1,000 children and young people will have the opportunity to gain new skills, improve their wellbeing and learn about Cornwall’s coast and marine life as part of the project. 

Line of Duty star Lennie James: We need to talk about casting – Lennie James has said there needs to be much more of a “conversation” about the casting of roles. The actor and writer told the BBC the casting of any role had to be “on a case by case basis. I don’t believe in blanket statements… because then the role of the actor slightly changes and is slightly different to the one I hope and pray that it is”.

Levi’s Most Iconic Jeans Get A Sustainable Makeover – The new 501s are made from a blend of certified organic cotton, sustainably-sourced wood pulp and Circulose – a textile made by Swedish company Renewcell by chemically recycling cotton textile waste. Attention to detail is key: the threads, pockets, labels and patches are all made from 100 per cent cotton to allow for the jeans to be recycled once they’re finished with, according to Vogue.

Morrisons to scrap use-by dates on milk in favour of ‘sniff test’ – The supermarket chain Morrisons is set to remove “use-by” dates from milk packaging by the end of January in an attempt to save millions of pints from being wasted. The retailer is suggesting that customers should use a simple sniff test to work out whether or not the cow’s milk is off or still usable, Retail Gazette writes.

Timberland Gives Worn Items New Life Through Timberloop™ Take-Back Program – Timberloop enables Timberland and its community to work together to keep products and materials in circulation for as long as possible — critical to the company’s goal for 100% of its products to be designed for full circularity by 2030, Sustainable Brands reports.

Image Credit: Mark Mahaney/Levi’s

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

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