Grow to Learn: Over half of public schools in NYC now have a sustainable school garden

More than half of New York City’s public schools now have a school garden – be they container gardens or for those buildings short on space, bottle planters in classrooms. Around 700 sustainable gardens in schools across the city now exist thanks to Grow to Learn – a collaborative initiative formed by local nonprofit, GrowNYC, and The Mayor’s Fund to Advance NYC. Schools are using these … Continue reading Grow to Learn: Over half of public schools in NYC now have a sustainable school garden

Family-friendly Halloween Movies

With Halloween just a week away and half-term in the UK, what better way to spend some time then watching a family-friendly Halloween movie or two with your kids. Check out this video featuring some of the best family-friendly Halloween movies for ideas and inspiration. Rosa Medea is Life & Soul Magazine’s Chief. Follow Rosa on Twitter. Continue reading Family-friendly Halloween Movies

Petit Pli: Sustainable children’s clothing that grow with your kids up to seven sizes

Petit Pli is a sustainable range of kids clothing designed to grow as your kids grow. Featuring a unique pleated fabric which expands to accomodate up to seven sizes, Petit Pli’s outerwear collection fits children from the age 4 months, and will continue to support their growth up to 3-years-old. The label, created by designer Ryan Mario Yasin, is a new way of approaching garment design, one … Continue reading Petit Pli: Sustainable children’s clothing that grow with your kids up to seven sizes

Dragons of Drummohr: Dragons take centre stage for augmented reality theatre experience

Dragons take centre stage at Drummohr House and the grounds near Musselburgh in Scotland, when the mighty magical beings put in an appearance for the Dragons of Drummohr augmented reality theatre experience. Visitors to the Dragon Matrix theatre matrix are invited to join the Dragon Protection League in protecting dragons, who are being hunted by evil, ruthless, power-hungry beings. Running from 10-29 October, this new … Continue reading Dragons of Drummohr: Dragons take centre stage for augmented reality theatre experience

“Dear Nature…”: Young people express gratitude in Global Generation film

Global Generation have gathered the thoughts of young people on their connection to nature by getting them to each write a letter to Mother Nature. Documented on this video, Global Generation asked young children to write a letter to nature to celebrate the ‘Bees for a Better World’ project. Global Generation is an educational charity, which works together with local children, young people, and residents in … Continue reading “Dear Nature…”: Young people express gratitude in Global Generation film

Incredible facts about the ocean

Dd you know the heart of a blue whale is the size of an average Volkswagen car? Or that if we could capture 0.1% of the ocean’s kinetic energy caused by tides, we could meet the world’s energy requirements five times over? Ireland-based company The Water Filter Men have put together this video of facts about the world’s ocean, which take up more than two-thirds of … Continue reading Incredible facts about the ocean

Save Tomorrow: Three 9-year-old girls change a local law to allow solar panels on public buildings

Save Tomorrow documents the story of three young girls from a town in Massachusetts determined to make a difference in the world – they started with changing a local law to allow solar panels on public buildings. Inspired after watching Young Voices for the Planet films, three 9-year-old girls realised that they too could make a difference. They managed to change a law, with unanimous support, to … Continue reading Save Tomorrow: Three 9-year-old girls change a local law to allow solar panels on public buildings

Wildcraft! board game offers fun time for kids in learning about nature

Kids love boardgames and now you can teach your children about edible and medicinal herbs with Wildcraft! – a nature-based board game that puts the fun in to plant-lore. Wildcraft! is a beautifully illustrated game which teaches about 25 important edible and medicinal plants and their uses in mostly first aid situations, created in the tradition of a classic board game. A bit like Snakes and … Continue reading Wildcraft! board game offers fun time for kids in learning about nature