Our Green Future: Activities for children to learn about sustainable living

Our Green Future is a week of daily activities for children to learn all about sustainability and eco-friendly living. Coinciding with half-term, the events take place at the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh from 14-19 October. Children and parents can learn about wildlife conservation, renewable energy and recycling. Our Green Future Rosa Medea is Life & Soul Magazine’s Chief @rosamedea Continue reading Our Green Future: Activities for children to learn about sustainable living

Wake up and smell the coffee: What consumers need to be aware of about the story behind that cup of joe

For coffee consumers the world over, that first cup of morning Joe is “heavenly”, but behind the scenes and for many coffee producers, their situation is far from “heavenly”. Coffee prices have slid to 12-year lows, mainly due to a record harvest crop in Brazil, the world’s largest producer of coffee, and weakening Brazilian currency. That may be good for consumers, but it’s not for coffee … Continue reading Wake up and smell the coffee: What consumers need to be aware of about the story behind that cup of joe

Tarot Guidance for Saturday 13 October 2018: The Fool

The Fool is at the beginning of her/his new journey. At present, you do not know where this journey will take you, but all that is required of you is to trust in your self and take it step-by-step, but first you must take that leap of faith. Tarot Image: © Ostara Tarot by Julia […] via Tarot Guidance for Saturday 13 October 2018: The Fool … Continue reading Tarot Guidance for Saturday 13 October 2018: The Fool

Daily I Ching for Saturday 13 October 2018: Chun (Difficult in the Beginning), Hexagram 3

Chun (Difficult in the Beginning), Hexagram 3 – Problems occur in life and while Chun (Difficult in the Beginning) indicates a challenging time, that is by no means an indication that what you are attempting to achieve is going to remain “difficult”. During such times, it’s important to assess the situation and see what solutions can […] via Daily I Ching for Saturday 13 October 2018: … Continue reading Daily I Ching for Saturday 13 October 2018: Chun (Difficult in the Beginning), Hexagram 3

The Maiyet Collective pop-up hosts “the largest curation of sustainable brands in the UK”

Sustainable luxury fashion brand Maiyet have launched a pop-up store, The Maiyet Collective, showcasing other sustainable and ethical luxury brands who share Maiyet’s approach to fashion. The new concept store on London’s Conduit Street houses the wares from 60 brands across fashion, beauty and homewares. For two days each month, The Maiyet Collective offers a curation of sustainable and ethical luxury brands on a rotational … Continue reading The Maiyet Collective pop-up hosts “the largest curation of sustainable brands in the UK”

Gardening With Children’s interactive classroom aims to plant the gardening seed in kids

Gardening With Children is an interactive classroom, allotment plot, and hobby garden with the aim to teach children about gardening and how to grow your own. A resource for schools and parents, Gardening with Children includes games for children from the ages of 5-9; fact sheets for teachers to use in classrooms; and gardening suggestions for parents to do with their children. Gardening is a … Continue reading Gardening With Children’s interactive classroom aims to plant the gardening seed in kids

Tarot Guidance for Friday 12 October 2018: Page of Wands

The Page of Wands typically signifies messages and communications. A message may be relaid to you today by a family member, friend, someone that you meet today in passing, something that you hear on the radio or a sign that is particularly symbolic for you. Be open to this message in whatever format it is […] via Tarot Guidance for Friday 12 October 2018: Page of … Continue reading Tarot Guidance for Friday 12 October 2018: Page of Wands

Daily I Ching for Friday 12 October 2018: Ch’ien (Modesty), Hexagram 15

Ch’ien (Modesty), Hexagram 15 – There is great power in modesty. A good leader does not basque in his or her glories nor do they boast of their successes, instead they move forward with a quiet confidence and discreetly. They do not seek to gain power over others, but they simply seek to achieve balance in […] via Daily I Ching for Friday 12 October 2018: … Continue reading Daily I Ching for Friday 12 October 2018: Ch’ien (Modesty), Hexagram 15

Ochis Coffee develop sunglasses frames made from natural coffee and flax

Entrepreneurs are finding innovative ways to make use of old coffee grounds, and now sunglasses can be added to the list. Ochis Coffee has created the world’s first organic sunglasses made from natural coffee and flax. The handmade frame completely degrades in soil or water, 100 times faster than plastic turning into a natural fertiliser for new plant growth. The environmentally friendly frames – which comes … Continue reading Ochis Coffee develop sunglasses frames made from natural coffee and flax

Konohana Family: Sustainable community on the foot of Mt. Fuji living a natural existence

Konohana Family is a sustainable community – based at the foot of Mt. Fuji in Fujinomiya, Shizuoka, Japan – is home to more than 60 people who cultivate over 250 rice and vegetable crops across 16 hectares. The sustainable community practices organic agriculture, and does not use any chemical fertilisers, agricultural chemicals, or genetically modified technology. Konohana Family, who say they have “borrowed the land for free … Continue reading Konohana Family: Sustainable community on the foot of Mt. Fuji living a natural existence