The “People’s Wood”: A new Isle of Man woodland to be home to 85,000 trees – one tree for every person living on the island

The Isle of Man is creating a new woodland, the “People’s Wood”, where one tree for every person living on the island will be planted in 2020. The new woodland, which will be located east of the island in Meary Veg in Santon, will contain 85,000 trees. The ground preparation and tree planting will begin in 2020 and is expected to be completed by late … Continue reading The “People’s Wood”: A new Isle of Man woodland to be home to 85,000 trees – one tree for every person living on the island

Have a Sustainable Yule and Christmas with these Festive DIYs for decorations and gift presentation

Have a sustainable Yule and Christmas by getting creative with bits and pieces in your home that you would otherwise go in the recycling bag – everything from plastic bottles, egg cartons, hangers, old light bulbs et al. The below video from Blossom provides some recycling tips that make for some lovely decorations and gift presentation ideas. Rosa Medea is Life & Soul Magazine’s Chief. … Continue reading Have a Sustainable Yule and Christmas with these Festive DIYs for decorations and gift presentation

Exhibition Review: Eco-Visionaries: Confronting a planet in a state of emergency, Royal Academy of Arts, London

It’s a fact: “we are facing an ecological emergency”. The likes of young environmental guardians Greta Thunberg, Xiuhtezcatl Martinez, Artemisa Xakriaba and their peers have voiced these facts for the world to take note and take action. Eco-Visionaries: Confronting a planet in a state of emergency, an exhibition that is currently on at the Royal Academy of Arts in London, on the other hand takes … Continue reading Exhibition Review: Eco-Visionaries: Confronting a planet in a state of emergency, Royal Academy of Arts, London

Trees for Cities plant nearly 30,000 trees across the UK during National Tree Week

Trees for Cities planted more than 29,000 trees with the help of 1,000 volunteers across the UK as part of National Tree Week 2019. National Tree Week, held at the start of the traditional tree planting season in November, is organised by the Tree Council. Charity Trees for Cities, which works at both a national and international level to improve lives by planting trees in … Continue reading Trees for Cities plant nearly 30,000 trees across the UK during National Tree Week

TheGreenAge: Helping people to make informed green, energy choices for their homes and businesses

Want to know what is the greenest way to heat your home this winter? How you can cut your bills and reduce your carbon footprint? Or do you perhaps want to know more about renewable energy in a way that is easy to understand? TheGreenAge is an energy saving advice portal for all things to do with “conserving energy” and making “the world just that … Continue reading TheGreenAge: Helping people to make informed green, energy choices for their homes and businesses

The Bee Hunter: Short documentary follows beekeeper tasked with capturing homeless wild honey bees

Veteran beekeeper Wisteria Fleming Loeffler has been capturing homeless wild honey bees for more than a decade. Short documentary The Bee Hunter follows the Portland-based beekeeper as she takes us on a swarm call. Driving across Portland in her Toyota truck with more than 10,000 honey bees housed in a temporary home of a makeshift cardboard box, The Bee Hunter gives a glimpse of just … Continue reading The Bee Hunter: Short documentary follows beekeeper tasked with capturing homeless wild honey bees

Falling Fruit: Open-source interactive map created by foragers helping people to discover free edibles

Falling Fruit, described as “a type of matchmaking service for urban foragers”, is helping people to discover free edibles throughout the world, recovering food that would otherwise go to waste. Falling Fruit’s interactive maps, that can be accessed via the non-profit’s website and mobile apps, document food-bearing trees, plants and other types of edibles in nearly 1.5 million locations across 111 countries and 6,340 cities. … Continue reading Falling Fruit: Open-source interactive map created by foragers helping people to discover free edibles

Massive Attack team up with climate scientists to help map the music industry’s carbon footprint

Bristol-based band Massive Attack are partnering with climate scientists to examine the impact of the music industry on the environment by helping to map its carbon footprint. Researchers from Manchester University’s Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research will analyse data from Massive Attack’s touring schedule with an aim to provide information and guidance to the wider music industry to reduce negative environmental impact in the … Continue reading Massive Attack team up with climate scientists to help map the music industry’s carbon footprint

Enchanted Woodland: Syon Park’s illuminated walk in the park in the dark

November is a colourful month here in the UK – it starts off with the russet red and brown leaves still falling from the trees as Autumn reigns, fireworks in the sky owing to Guy Fawke’s Night, and for some of us, the month ends with a walk in the park in the dark through Syon Park’s magnificent gardens lit up in glorious colours. Syon … Continue reading Enchanted Woodland: Syon Park’s illuminated walk in the park in the dark

Skavenji plug-and-play box empowering people to produce and use their own renewable energy on a small-scale

French start-up Skavenji has set out to make renewable energy autonomous and accessible with a simple box that can be plugged in at home, an office or classroom, allowing users to directly produce and consume small amounts of electricity. The Skavenji Box lets everyone contribute to a greener world by managing the personal production and efficient use of electricity. The boxes are designed to be … Continue reading Skavenji plug-and-play box empowering people to produce and use their own renewable energy on a small-scale