Microcosm of the Macrocosm: 7 Planet-Focused Stories from Around the World

Here’s a roundup of some of the stories that have captured Life & Soul Magazine’s attention this week: 1. Hawaii’s Most Populated Island, Oahu, Bans Most Single-Use Plastic Products – Lawmakers in Hawaii’s largest city just passed what could be one of the strictest bans on single-use plastics in the country, according to the Huffington Post. The legislation will take effect in phases, with polystyrene … Continue reading Microcosm of the Macrocosm: 7 Planet-Focused Stories from Around the World

Microcosm of the Macrocosm: 7 Planet-Focused Stories from Around the World

Here’s a roundup of some of the stories that have captured Life & Soul Magazine’s attention this week: 1. 5 Indigenous And Native Activists Who Made An Impact In 2019 – Huffington Post profiles five Indigenous and Native activists who have had a powerful influence this year on their communities and in the world. 2. How quickly do fashion materials biodegrade? – The vast majority … Continue reading Microcosm of the Macrocosm: 7 Planet-Focused Stories from Around the World

Medellín’s Green Corridors provide climate solution and increase biodiversity in Columbian city

Colombia’s second largest city, Medellín, is adapting to climate change and giving residents a better quality of life by creating green corridors, areas thick with vegetation, along 18 roads and 12 waterways. The urban greening programme, known as Green Corridors, is increasing biodiversity and reducing heat stress in the city. Cooling is created by more shading, cuts to the heat radiated by solid surfaces such … Continue reading Medellín’s Green Corridors provide climate solution and increase biodiversity in Columbian city

Microcosm of the Macrocosm: 7 Planet-Focused Stories from Around the World

Here’s a roundup of some of the stories that have captured Life & Soul Magazine’s attention this week: 1. Scotland’s first ever mobile zero waste shop to be created by Glasgow social enterprise – Society Zero CIC, an environmentally focused company, is currently crowdfunding to raise enough money to buy and create the ‘sustainable supermarket on wheels,’ to make zero waste and plastic free shopping … Continue reading Microcosm of the Macrocosm: 7 Planet-Focused Stories from Around the World

Microcosm of the Macrocosm: 7 Planet-Focused Stories from Around the World

Here’s a roundup of some of the stories that have captured Life & Soul Magazine’s attention this week: 1. Sustainable tourism: how Scotland is changing with the times, and the environment – VisitScotland believes that sustainable tourism will be the way of the future with many of those who come to experience the country’s sights and sounds intent on ensuring they tread as lightly on … Continue reading Microcosm of the Macrocosm: 7 Planet-Focused Stories from Around the World

Plastic waste used to build classrooms in the Ivory Coast

Plastic bricks developed by a Colombian social enterprise are being used to build schools for children in the West African nation of Ivory Coast. Nine classrooms have already been set up in Ivory Coast by Conceptos Plásticos in partnership with UNICEF at three sites across the country. Built with bricks made from plastic salvaged from streets in Columbia, experts hope the environmentally friendly new technique … Continue reading Plastic waste used to build classrooms in the Ivory Coast

Microcosm of the Macrocosm: 7 Planet-Focused Stories from Around the World

Here’s a roundup of some of the stories that have captured Life & Soul Magazine’s attention this week: 1. Sacred Indigenous artefacts handed back to Aranda and Bardi Jawi elders after 100 years in US – Sacred Indigenous artefacts have been returned to traditional owners in central Australia after spending almost a century in United States museums. Elders spent months liaising for the return of … Continue reading Microcosm of the Macrocosm: 7 Planet-Focused Stories from Around the World

Solar Freeze: Fighting food waste in Kenya by offering farmers portable solar-powered fridge-freezer solutions

Kenyan start-up Solar Freeze is pioneering mobile solar-powered fridge-freezer units for rural smallholder farmers to help them reduce the huge challenge of post-harvest loss. In much of the developing world, postharvest losses are as high as 80% and the cold‐storage chain is virtually non‐existent due to the high cost of equipment and spotty electricity. Because fresh produce can perish in a matter of days under … Continue reading Solar Freeze: Fighting food waste in Kenya by offering farmers portable solar-powered fridge-freezer solutions

Italy to lead the way on climate change education, making classes compulsory for schoolchildren

Italy is to become the first country to make climate change and sustainability lessons compulsory for schoolchildren. Beginning in September 2020, all students will receive 33 hours a year of lessons on climate change and environmental sustainability, which is about one hour per school week. In an announcement made earlier this week, Education Minister Lorenzo Fioramonti said: “The entire ministry is being changed to make sustainability and climate … Continue reading Italy to lead the way on climate change education, making classes compulsory for schoolchildren

Mexican student creates self-repairing rubber pavement from recycled tyres

A rubber pavement made of recycled tyres combined with additives, that allow it to self-regenerate upon contact with water, has won Mexico’s James Dyson Award. The self-repairing or self-regenerating rubber pavement, invented by Mexican student Israel Antonio Briseño Carmona, offers a solution to the problem of rainwater damage to streets which results in potholes and cracks. Israel Antonio Briseño Carmona said: “Damage is caused by rain … Continue reading Mexican student creates self-repairing rubber pavement from recycled tyres