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. ‘We Are Nations:’ What Environmental Justice Looks Like For Indigenous People – Climate reporting often overlooks indigenous peoples’ position on the front lines of the climate crisis. In her book As Long As Grass Grows: The Indigenous Fight for Environmental Justice, from Colonization to Standing Rock, indigenous … Continue reading Microcosm of the Macrocosm: 7 Planet-Focused Stories from Around the World

Climate-friendly Coffee: Costa Rica plants more shade trees and reduces chemical use to save coffee’s future

Climate-friendly coffee farming is both the future of coffee and the future for coffee. Around the world, coffee farmers are adopting climate-friendly methods to grow their coffee including planting more shade trees, as well as reducing the use of chemical sprays. Coffee is one of Costa Rica’s main exports but coffee production contributes to greenhouse gas emissions. Efforts are underway to make it less environmentally … Continue reading Climate-friendly Coffee: Costa Rica plants more shade trees and reduces chemical use to save coffee’s future

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. Plantlife releases transformative new national road verge guidelines to increase flowers and pollinators – New national guidelines underline the huge benefits of road verges being cut less and later for wild flowers and the wildlife they underpin. The Plantlife guidelines endorsed by highways agencies, industry and … Continue reading Microcosm of the Macrocosm: 7 Planet-Focused Stories from Around the World

North Wyke Farm: Devon-based working farm and lab using technology to help raise animals sustainably

North Wyke Farm, a 350 hectare farm in Devon, looks no different to other farms where beef suckler cows and sheep can be found. But there’s something unique about the farm whch also happens to operate as a “farm lab” with the aim to test ways of making agriculture more sustainable. The North Wyke Farm “farm lab” is a large-scale research facility to study the … Continue reading North Wyke Farm: Devon-based working farm and lab using technology to help raise animals sustainably

A World of Ways to Save the World: Short film highlights sustainable initiatives

Sustainability is ultimately about being resourceful and making the most of the resources that Mother Earth provides, and it calls upon finding creative ways to protect and preserve the planet. People around the world are finding numerous ways in which to contribute to their saving the world. From LifeStraw, a Kenya-based company dedicated to bringing clean water to developing countries with the help of high-tech filtration … Continue reading A World of Ways to Save the World: Short film highlights sustainable initiatives

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. UNESCO has appointed Mexican actress Yalitza Aparicio as its goodwill ambassador for indigenous peoples – The 25-year-old actress made history as the first indigenous performer nominated for a best actress honor at the Academy Awards this year for her performance in the film “Roma” — in … 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 to Plant Trees and Save the World – Check out VICE‘s a guide to small-and large-scale reforestation efforts to help both people and the planet. 2. Classrooms made from recycled plastic waste come to Ivory Coast – Plastic bricks made via a recycling process developed … 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. Climate crisis seen as ‘most important issue’ by public, poll shows – A majority of the public recognise the climate crisis as an “emergency” and say politicians are failing to tackle the problem, backing the interests of big oil over the wellbeing of ordinary people, according … Continue reading Microcosm of the Macrocosm: 7 Planet-Focused Stories from Around the World

Mighty Girls: Indonesian reading ambassadors promote girls empowerment to children

Indonesian women will read a series of illustrated e-books to local boys and girls in a bid to break stereotypes and promote girls’ empowerment. The books were written in collaboration with Asian writers and illustrators as part of an Asia-wide collection known as the “Mighty Girls”, which features fictional and real-life stories, such as that of Indonesia’s first female journalist. Another tells the story of … Continue reading Mighty Girls: Indonesian reading ambassadors promote girls empowerment to children

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. Gucci Goes Carbon Neutral – The luxury Italian brand is making a big sustainability push, Grazia reports, revealing a strategy that involves everything from its supply chain to its runway shows, stating that they plan to reduce, recycle and offset the emissions. 2. Global renewable energy … Continue reading Microcosm of the Macrocosm: 7 Planet-Focused Stories from Around the World