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. Writers and scientists celebrate UK’s 67 most endangered birds – From stories about capercaillies strutting around like “cocksure” hedge fund managers to corn buntings shrieking like old fruit sellers, Red Sixty Seven is an illustrated book celebrating 67 of the country’s most endangered birds, The Guardian … Continue reading Microcosm of the Macrocosm: 7 Planet-Focused Stories from Around the World

Amsterdam trials green tramway stops complete with green wall and green roof that attracts bees and butterflies

Green tramway stops featuring green walls and green roofs have gone on trial in Amsterdam – the first rainproof shelters in the Netherlands. The newly designed stops, which have their own irrigation system that works on rainwater, automatically waters the plants. While a pump cellar in the ground stores and collects rainwater, the rainwater is then used to fully automatically water the plants in the wall. … Continue reading Amsterdam trials green tramway stops complete with green wall and green roof that attracts bees and butterflies

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. ‘There Are No Fakes’ reveals a dark tale of Indigenous art fraud –  Upcoming TVO Original documentary from filmmaker Jamie Kastner dives into the shadowy world of art fraud in Canada and brings into question the legacy of Anishinaabe artist and Canadian icon Norval Morrisseau, Sault … Continue reading Microcosm of the Macrocosm: 7 Planet-Focused Stories from Around the World

Schools in New Zealand to teach students about climate crisis, activism and “eco anxiety”

Schools in New Zealand will teach students about climate crisis, activism and “eco anxiety”. The New Zealand scheme, which will be offered to 11-15 year-old students, will not be compulsory, the government said. The new Ministry of Education resource includes eight lessons on topics such as understanding the difference between climate and weather, how climate change could affect New Zealand, and New Zealand’s current commitments to tackling … Continue reading Schools in New Zealand to teach students about climate crisis, activism and “eco anxiety”

Asda’s first “sustainability store” to encourage customers to bring in their own containers and use refill station

British supermarket chain Asda is launching its first “sustainability store” encouraging customers to bring in their own containers to reuse and refill. From May, the Middleton store in Leeds will become the first Asda in the UK where shoppers can fill up their own containers of products, including Asda’s own-brand coffee, rice and pasta, as well as Kellogg’s cereals such as Coco Pops and Rice … Continue reading Asda’s first “sustainability store” to encourage customers to bring in their own containers and use refill station

Steward: Crowdfarming platform helping small sustainable farms and farmers in the US get access to resources

Steward, the world’s first crowdfarming platform, is supporting small sustainable farms and farmers in the US to gain access to the resources they require while enabling people to invest in sustainable farms. Unlike traditional funding methods, Steward’s crowdfarming model creates a win-win for both farmers and investors. Farms are able to purchase the land and equipment they need, and individuals earn a return while supporting … Continue reading Steward: Crowdfarming platform helping small sustainable farms and farmers in the US get access to resources

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. Australia fires: Plants photographed regrowing in ashes – BBC News reports on how in some recently-burned areas, signs of life are returning, as captured by local photographer Murray Lowe, who went to investigate how fire had affected the bush near his home in Kulnura on Central … Continue reading Microcosm of the Macrocosm: 7 Planet-Focused Stories from Around the World

Young Atayal woman’s quest to revive indigenous culture and traditions of her people in Taiwan

Taiwan’s Atayal people are the second-largest indigenous group on the East Asian island. The Atayal and other indigenous peoples in Taiwan were first persecuted by European colonisers, then by Chinese settlers. Japan, during its 50-year colonial rule of the island up to 1945, pushed through Japanese-language education and promoted “Japanisation”. And after 1949, the Atayal were then persecuted by the Kuomintang government. Indigenous people account … Continue reading Young Atayal woman’s quest to revive indigenous culture and traditions of her people in Taiwan

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. 20 Ways to Reduce Food Waste in 2020 – Imperfect Foods have assembled the top food waste fighting tips that they’ve learned from their customers, farmers, podcast, and employees. 2. Vogue Italia Won’t Have Photos This Month In The Name Of Sustainability – The cover of … Continue reading Microcosm of the Macrocosm: 7 Planet-Focused Stories from Around the World

Public fruit trees in Copenhagen to make the city more “livable and sustainable”

Peckish pedestrians in Copenhagen will soon be able to pluck healthy snacks from the streets as the city council has launched a new scheme to make fruits more accessible and free for everyone, by planting fruit trees in the Danish capital. In a recent vote, Copenhagen City Council approved the introduction of public fruit trees around the city, as a way to make the city … Continue reading Public fruit trees in Copenhagen to make the city more “livable and sustainable”