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

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. Reforesting, Rewilding, and Re-thinking Civilization – Reforestation can pull hundreds of billions of tons of carbon from the atmosphere, help to cool the planet, and slow ocean acidification, Resilience examines. 2. Bio Iridescent Sequin made from trees responds to growing demand for greener fashion – Designer … Continue reading Microcosm of the Macrocosm: 7 Planet-Focused Stories from Around the World

Varese Ligure: A small rural town in Italy ahead of the sustainability game with renewable energy and organic farming

Varese Ligure, a small medieval town located in the Liguria region of Italy, is known to its inhabitants as the “circular village”. The unique circular layout of the town – hence the name Borgo Rotondo –  with its round central piazza and small castle is also home to picturesque medieval houses with charming pastel facades. But the accolades do not stop there, for this rural … Continue reading Varese Ligure: A small rural town in Italy ahead of the sustainability game with renewable energy and organic farming

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. Xiuhtezcatl Martinez: “This crisis is one of the most unifying moments of human history” – Indigenous activist and musician speaks to Landscape News on turning despair into action. 2. Where are the architects who will put the environment first? – The climate crisis is an opportunity … 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. The future of packaging? Lush’s Cork Pot packaging becomes first ‘carbon positive’ product – Ethical beauty brand Lush has been awarded its first Carbon Neutral certification for its eco-friendly Cork Pot. The packaging was first introduced in 2017 and designed to house its shampoo bars. Its … 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. Food after oil: how urban farmers are preparing us for a self-sufficient future – Bristol is at the head of a food phenomenon that is helping residents better connect with their cities and each other, The Guardian reports. 2. 15 Photos Showing the Power of Protest 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. Sand dunes in the UK set for a dynamic future with National Lottery funding – A radical new approach to managing sand dunes that aims to reverse over 100 years of decline has been given £4m funding from the National Lottery, Plantlife reports. Sand dunes are being … 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. Meghan Markle’s Workwear Clothing Collection For Smart Works – The Duchess of Sussex revealed in the September 2019 issue of British Vogue that she is set to create a capsule collection of workwear to benefit the charity Smart Works, Elle writes. Smart Works is a charity … Continue reading Microcosm of the Macrocosm: 7 Planet-Focused Stories from Around the World

Documenting the Sateré-Mawé’s way with the guaraná plant, known for its rich caffeine content

Indigenous people of the Brazilian Amazon are growing guaraná without chemical pesticides to preserve the Amazon rainforest and cultural tradition. They are hoping others will follow their example and prevent further damage to the rainforest. The Sateré-Mawé were the first to domesticate and cultivate the the Guaraná plant, paulinia cupana, a wild vine from the Sapindaceae family, producing a cultivated shrub. They have mastered its … Continue reading Documenting the Sateré-Mawé’s way with the guaraná plant, known for its rich caffeine content

Agribusiness fueling the persecution of land and environmental defenders, new report shows

More than three people were killed in an average week last year defending their land and the environment from invasion by industries like mining, logging and agribusiness, new research by Global Witness reveals. Mining was the deadliest sector, causing 43 confirmed deaths. Last year also saw a spike in killings linked to the defence of water sources globally, rising from four in 2017 to 17 … Continue reading Agribusiness fueling the persecution of land and environmental defenders, new report shows