Mobile camel libraries help children in remote villages in Ethiopia to stay connected with storytelling

More than 20 camels have been deployed in the Somali region of Ethiopia to carry wooden boxes filled with storybooks to help thousands of children in remote villages to continue their education. The mobile camel libraries have helped more than 22,000 children in 33 villages to get access to education during the coronavirus pandemic. Launched by the charity, Save the Children, the mobile camel libraries … Continue reading Mobile camel libraries help children in remote villages in Ethiopia to stay connected with storytelling

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. The remarkable power of the prickly pear – A stalwart of the Mexican landscape is finding a second life powering up buildings in the desert, and it is proving to be an unusually sustainable biofuel, according to BBC Future. 2. Scottish villagers plan to buy out … 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 giving cash to poor families may also save trees in Indonesia – A poverty reduction programme is associated with a 30 percent drop in deforestation, Science News reports. 2. Cambodia will require a US$3000 coronavirus deposit from travellers – Cambodia requires visitors to pay a $3000 … Continue reading Microcosm of the Macrocosm: 7 Planet-Focused Stories from Around the World

DW documentary goes in search of the perfect coffee – fair trade and sustainable

A new documentary from DW meets individuals in Germany who have teamed up with coffee-producing collectives in Africa and central America to ensure coffee is sustainably produced and fair traded. In Rwanda, coffee trader Xaver Kitzinger teams up with the all women coffee cooperative, Dukundekawa In Rwanda, Musasa. The beans are roasted in Rwanda, so that income goes back into the local economy. Elsewhere Cornelius … Continue reading DW documentary goes in search of the perfect coffee – fair trade and sustainable

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. New funding announced to protect rare wildlife and vulnerable habitats across the globe – The UK Government has awarded £10.9 million for global projects to protect rare wildlife and vulnerable habitats. Wildlife set to benefit include turtles in the British Virgin Islands, penguins in South Georgia 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. World Oceans Day: Take a biodiversity tour of Dublin Bay – Marine ecologist and Coastwatch director Karin Dubsky highlights the biodiversity of Dublin Bay. Coastwatch is launching a citizen science survey on World Oceans Day, Irish Times reports. 2. While covid lockdowns keep others at home, … 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. Gucci abandons “worn-out ritual” of seasonal fashion shows – Gucci’s creative director Alessandro Michele has announced that the Italian brand will be disregarding the fashion calendar’s “stale” deadlines, holding shows just twice a year instead to reduce waste, Dezeen writes. 2. The 50 Greatest Sci-Fi Movies – 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. Gardening Advice from Indigenous Food Growers – Cheyenne River Youth Project’s director Julie Garreau discusses how “gardens represent resiliency, strength, wellness, culture” with Yes! Magazine, and other indigenous food growers share tips on how to grow a garden. 2. Take a Virtual Tour of the Studio … 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. Coronavirus: Llamas deliver shopping to those in self-isolation – Those opening their front door to get their shopping delivered in Pembrokeshire might be in for a surprise. Instead of a delivery driver, elderly residents are having their groceries delivered to their doorsteps by llamas, BBC News … 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. With tourism on furlough, Hawaii’s whales are enjoying some needed rest from constant scrutiny – Citizen volunteers have been providing some wildlife conservation groups with anecdotal glimpses of other native marine animals catching a breather from tourists’ hot pursuit, Honolulu Star Advertiser reports. 2. When and … Continue reading Microcosm of the Macrocosm: 7 Planet-Focused Stories from Around the World