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:

Reframed – Women make up less than five percent of US carpenters by trade. By sharing her skills with a group of women apprentices, Patagonia Films meets timber framer Jenna Pollard who is reframing the narrative—one dovetail joint at a time.

Griots, rappers and composers redefine opera in Burkina Faso – A renowned Japanese composer, a celebrated Burkinabè singer, a Congolese rapper, and a group of traditional west African musicians known as griots, have come together to create an opera in Burkina Faso, Quartz Africa writes.

Majority of Young Koreans Prefer Eco-friendly Travel regardless of price – A majority of South Koreans in their 20s and 30s are interested in buying eco-friendly travel packages even if they are more costly, Korea Bizwire reports.

Sustainable Scotland: How a 200-year vision is shaping wild landscapes in the Cairngorms – Measures include expanding indigenous woodland to double its current 13,000 hectares, rehabilitation of blanket and forest bogs and bringing back natural processes to river floodplains, The Scotsman writes.

Lambeth Bee Roads win funding to create miles of new wildlife habitat in London – Bee Roads will replace turf on selected roadsides, roundabouts and other under-used public realm spaces with native wildflower meadows, creating linear habitat for butterflies, bumble bees and other pollinators, according to a Lambeth Council press release.

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

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