Landfill Harmonic: A story of how landfill trash gives rise to a youth orchestra in Paraguay playing musical instruments made from scrap materials

Making useful items out of trash is not a new thing as people in countries all over the world have been applying their resourcefulness in this way for centuries. In Paraguay, a youth orchestra was formed following the creation of musical instruments made from trash. The Recycled Orchestra of Cateura was founded by music teacher and environmental engineer by Favio Chavez in Asunción in 2006. … Continue reading Landfill Harmonic: A story of how landfill trash gives rise to a youth orchestra in Paraguay playing musical instruments made from scrap materials

Best Modern Christmas Movies

The holiday season is the ideal time to watch some Christmas movies. From Christmas rom-coms, animations through to comedies, check out the video below which provides a run-down of the some of the best modern Christmas movies for kids and adults. Rosa Medea is Life & Soul Magazine’s Chief. She writes about lifestyles including sustainable and green living. She also offers content services to businesses … Continue reading Best Modern Christmas Movies

The Bee Hunter: Short documentary follows beekeeper tasked with capturing homeless wild honey bees

Veteran beekeeper Wisteria Fleming Loeffler has been capturing homeless wild honey bees for more than a decade. Short documentary The Bee Hunter follows the Portland-based beekeeper as she takes us on a swarm call. Driving across Portland in her Toyota truck with more than 10,000 honey bees housed in a temporary home of a makeshift cardboard box, The Bee Hunter gives a glimpse of just … Continue reading The Bee Hunter: Short documentary follows beekeeper tasked with capturing homeless wild honey bees

Artifishal: Documentary reveals the threat to wild fish by fish farms and fish hatcheries

Artifishal is a documentary film that reveals the impact of humans on wild salmon and sea trout, and the destruction of natural habitats caused by fish farms and fish hatcheries. The documentary, from outdoor clothing brand Patagonia, traces the impact of fish hatcheries and fish farms – industries which hinders wild fish recovery, pollutes rivers and contributes to the problem it claims to solve. Artifishal … Continue reading Artifishal: Documentary reveals the threat to wild fish by fish farms and fish hatcheries

Pachamama: An animated movie in part history, ecological, and coming-of-Shaman lesson

A few years ago I remember coming across a story about an animated film called Pachamama, which pays homage to the indigenous cultures of the Andes, so while browsing Netflix the other day I was glad to see it come up on my homepage. Pachamama is an animated tale about a 10-year old Andean boy, […] via Pachamama: An animated movie in part history, ecological, and … Continue reading Pachamama: An animated movie in part history, ecological, and coming-of-Shaman lesson

Sides of a Horn: Short dramatic film aims to tell the story of Africa’s poaching crisis from both sides

Sides of a Horn, a short dramatic film by director Toby Wosskow and executive producer Richard Branson, is the first film to tell the story of Africa’s poaching war from both sides of the fence. The short film, which you can watch below, explores how two men from the same family in find themselves on opposite sides of Africa’s poaching crisis. Based on actual events … Continue reading Sides of a Horn: Short dramatic film aims to tell the story of Africa’s poaching crisis from both sides

The Biggest Little Farm: Documentary chronicles couple’s journey to creating a self-sustaining farm

Apricot Lane Farms is a traditional foods farm started by husband and wife team, John and Molly Chester, who left their jobs in LA in 2011 to become farmers and pursue their dreams. The Biggest Little Farm is a documentary movie which chronicles their eight-year journey turning the dry, nutrient-depleted land into a self-sustaining, biodynamic 213-acre farm. The Biggest Little Farm is a documentary about … Continue reading The Biggest Little Farm: Documentary chronicles couple’s journey to creating a self-sustaining farm