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. Eskilstuna: how a Swedish town became the world capital of recycling – Since 2012,  Eskilstuna has implemented a spate of green initiatives, vying to make it the most environmentally friendly city in Sweden – and perhaps the world, The Guardian reports. 2. Sustainable packaging an expectation … Continue reading Microcosm of the Macrocosm: 7 Planet-Focused Stories from Around the World

Festivals organisation urges retailers and revellers to say no to single-use items including tents

Festival season is upon us and while festivals are a fun time to be had by all, they also generate a lot of waste, especially tents, which is  why the Association of Independent Festivals (AIF) is urging retailers and revellers to say no to single-use items. Organisers of more than 60 independent festivals across the UK have issued a call to retailers such as Argos … Continue reading Festivals organisation urges retailers and revellers to say no to single-use items including tents

Eco Warriors: Survey reveals the environment is the most important issue for 32% of young Brits

The environment and air pollution is the most important issue for 32% of young Brits aged 11-16, according to new research. The survey by National Citizen Service (NCS) found that 64% of children in the UK have decided to make fundamental lifestyle changes in a bid to help save the planet. The research also reveals that 87% of secondary school children have already made changes … Continue reading Eco Warriors: Survey reveals the environment is the most important issue for 32% of young Brits

Marmalade Lane: Cambridge’s sustainable neighbourhood reaping the benefits of cohousing

Cambridge’s first cohousing community, residents of Marmalade Lane, are reaping the benefits of shared experience and living in a more sustainable way. Marmalade Lane is a sustainable neighbourhood of 42 state-of-the-art homes offering a mix of shared facilities including a shared garden, with space for growing food and composting, and a “Common House” where residents can regularly eat and socialise together as well as host … Continue reading Marmalade Lane: Cambridge’s sustainable neighbourhood reaping the benefits of cohousing

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. Zume acquires Pivot Packaging to eliminate plastic in fresh food delivery – Zume, the company behind the Zume Pizza delivery vans that use hyper-efficient ovens to make pizzas as it delivers them to customers, has acquired Pivot Packaging, which makes compostable packaging, to eliminate plastic in the … 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. Waitrose trials 8 new plastic-free concepts to save thousands of tonnes of packaging and plastic -UK supermarket Waitrose is trialling a series of ‘Unpacked’ concepts that could save thousands of tonnes of packaging and plastic – and help shoppers live more sustainably at home too. Detergent and … 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. Fukui company develops waterproof, eco-friendly drinking straws from barley stems – The Fukui Barley Club, a food processing business in the Fukui Prefecture on the Sea of Japan, will begin selling eco-friendly straws made from the stems of six-row barley plants from July, The Mainichi reports. … 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. How high-end housing developments use sustainability as a selling point – Homes that generate as much or more power through renewables than they use—is fast becoming not just a sustainable reality, but an incentive to high-end, luxury buyers, according to Curbed. 2. Balearics outlines projects funded … 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. Meet the Arctic farmer hoping to make his town more sustainable – The BBC meets Ben Vidmar who grows vegetables in the most northerly town on Earth – Longyearbyen, on the Arctic’s Svalbard Islands. It is a hostile natural environment for plants, with no daylight for … Continue reading Microcosm of the Macrocosm: 7 Planet-Focused Stories from Around the World

TV should weave environmental messaging into shows and drama plots, BAFTA says

Climate change should be the focus of more TV shows and drama plots to help raise awareness of the issues, according to the British Academy of Film and Television (BAFTA). A new report released by Bafta found the word “cake” was mentioned 15 times more than climate change in non-news British television programming – with 46,063 mentions compared to 3,125 mentions of climate change. Certain … Continue reading TV should weave environmental messaging into shows and drama plots, BAFTA says