First School of Sustainable Food and Farming launches in the UK

The first School of Sustainable Food and Farming in the UK has officially launched at Shropshire’s Harper Adams University. The school will aim to encourage new sustainable farming methods to help British agriculture achieve its net zero goal. Its courses will seek to introduce regenerative methods of farming – for livestock, soil health and biodiversity – to help produce the nation’s food in an even … Continue reading First School of Sustainable Food and Farming launches in the UK

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: Irish Baron offers home at his castle to animals released from wildlife hospital – An Irish Baron has offered a home for animals released from Ireland’s first dedicated wildlife hospital in the grounds of his castle in Co Meath. Wildlife lovers have united to release the rescued animals back into … Continue reading Microcosm of the Macrocosm: Planet-Focused Stories from Around the World

Two Acre Farm recycle coffee sacks to create kitchen and home cleaning sponge

Keeping your kitchen utensils clean and household items spick-and-span gets more-and-more environmentally friendly by the moment, and now there’s Two Acre Farm’s sponges made from recycled coffee sacks. Made with recycled burlap from coffee sacks for scrubbing power and backed with cotton terry, each sponge is hand sewn by a maker in Collingwood, Ontario. The Canada-based Two Acre Farm specialise in high quality, environmentally friendly … Continue reading Two Acre Farm recycle coffee sacks to create kitchen and home cleaning sponge

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: Can you spot a walrus from space? How to help British Antarctic Survey and WWF with citizen science project – Cambridge-based British Antarctic Survey and wildlife charity WWF have teamed up to ask for the public’s help to search for walrus in thousands of satellite images taken from space, according … Continue reading Microcosm of the Macrocosm: Planet-Focused Stories from Around the World

Illuminature: New after-dark light trail in and among nature launches at WWT London wetlands

WWT (Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust) London is taking advantage of the shorter days and longer nights that autumn welcomes with a new light trail. The new trail, Illuminature, enables visitors to experience an illuminated trail and explore nature after dark, through habitats of owls, geese and otters. Children and adults can dance under rainfall lights, skip along with fireflies, play in the blue waters of … Continue reading Illuminature: New after-dark light trail in and among nature launches at WWT London wetlands

Plantee: All-in-one smart greenhouse making it easy to grow tropical plants and more indoors

Plantee is a new all-in-one smart greenhouse that makes it easy for you to grow vegetables and even exotic plants at home. The indoor greenhouse provides full control of growing conditions – light, watering, air temperature, airflow and soil moisture – to help your plants thrive and flourish. In addition, Plantee is equipped with a built-in display that offers a step-by-step growing guide and real-time data … Continue reading Plantee: All-in-one smart greenhouse making it easy to grow tropical plants and more indoors

Eleven common recycling mistakes and how to avoid them — TerraCycle News

Even as experts in recycling, we have to admit it’s not a straightforward process. There’s not a blanket right or wrong answer to recycling. It all depends on where you live. That’s why one of our best pieces of advice, is to always visit your local council’s website to understand their specific rules on what […] Eleven common recycling mistakes and how to avoid them — … Continue reading Eleven common recycling mistakes and how to avoid them — TerraCycle News

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: To use fewer trees and less water, this paper is made from grass – Creapaper, a German startup, have devised  “grasspaper,” a mix of as much as half-grass and half-wood pulp, reducing the need for wood, and also shrinking the environmental impact of processing the fibers into paper, Fast Company … Continue reading Microcosm of the Macrocosm: Planet-Focused Stories from Around the World

Solar Squared: Electricity-generating solar bricks changing the way we build

Solar Squared – a modular glass brick embedded with near-translucent photovoltaic solar cells that can generate electricity – is to revolutionise how buildings are constructed sustainably. Similar to the solar tile created by Tesla, Solar Squared is an innovative glass block, which can be incorporated into the fabric of a building and is designed to collect solar energy and convert it to electricity. The Solar … Continue reading Solar Squared: Electricity-generating solar bricks changing the way we build

Scrapp: Recycling app helps consumers to sort their waste right and earn rewards or pledge to planet-saving projects

Scrapp is an app that is enabling everyone to sort out their waste correctly – eliminating any confusion as to whether an item is recyclable or not – by simply scanning the barcode of the item and rewarding consumers with discounts on sustainable brands. Scrapp shows consumers the right way to sort their waste. With so many different types of packaging, and rules specific to each … Continue reading Scrapp: Recycling app helps consumers to sort their waste right and earn rewards or pledge to planet-saving projects