Asda’s first “sustainability store” to encourage customers to bring in their own containers and use refill station

British supermarket chain Asda is launching its first “sustainability store” encouraging customers to bring in their own containers to reuse and refill. From May, the Middleton store in Leeds will become the first Asda in the UK where shoppers can fill up their own containers of products, including Asda’s own-brand coffee, rice and pasta, as well as Kellogg’s cereals such as Coco Pops and Rice … Continue reading Asda’s first “sustainability store” to encourage customers to bring in their own containers and use refill station

Steward: Crowdfarming platform helping small sustainable farms and farmers in the US get access to resources

Steward, the world’s first crowdfarming platform, is supporting small sustainable farms and farmers in the US to gain access to the resources they require while enabling people to invest in sustainable farms. Unlike traditional funding methods, Steward’s crowdfarming model creates a win-win for both farmers and investors. Farms are able to purchase the land and equipment they need, and individuals earn a return while supporting … Continue reading Steward: Crowdfarming platform helping small sustainable farms and farmers in the US get access to resources

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. Australia fires: Plants photographed regrowing in ashes – BBC News reports on how in some recently-burned areas, signs of life are returning, as captured by local photographer Murray Lowe, who went to investigate how fire had affected the bush near his home in Kulnura on Central … Continue reading Microcosm of the Macrocosm: 7 Planet-Focused Stories from Around the World

Young Atayal woman’s quest to revive indigenous culture and traditions of her people in Taiwan

Taiwan’s Atayal people are the second-largest indigenous group on the East Asian island. The Atayal and other indigenous peoples in Taiwan were first persecuted by European colonisers, then by Chinese settlers. Japan, during its 50-year colonial rule of the island up to 1945, pushed through Japanese-language education and promoted “Japanisation”. And after 1949, the Atayal were then persecuted by the Kuomintang government. Indigenous people account … Continue reading Young Atayal woman’s quest to revive indigenous culture and traditions of her people in Taiwan

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. 20 Ways to Reduce Food Waste in 2020 – Imperfect Foods have assembled the top food waste fighting tips that they’ve learned from their customers, farmers, podcast, and employees. 2. Vogue Italia Won’t Have Photos This Month In The Name Of Sustainability – The cover of … Continue reading Microcosm of the Macrocosm: 7 Planet-Focused Stories from Around the World

Public fruit trees in Copenhagen to make the city more “livable and sustainable”

Peckish pedestrians in Copenhagen will soon be able to pluck healthy snacks from the streets as the city council has launched a new scheme to make fruits more accessible and free for everyone, by planting fruit trees in the Danish capital. In a recent vote, Copenhagen City Council approved the introduction of public fruit trees around the city, as a way to make the city … Continue reading Public fruit trees in Copenhagen to make the city more “livable 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. How gardeners are working together to protect the world’s plants, one seed at a time – A new movement is growing, one that aims to wrest power back through the renewal of an age-old agricultural task: setting aside some seeds from each season’s harvest to plant … 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 best sustainable fashion initiatives of 2019 – Drapers do a round-up of fashion brands and retailers who’ve upped their focus on going green this year, launching sustainable initiatives that ranged from purposeful store designs to recycled collections, while MPs also stepped up their focus on the … Continue reading Microcosm of the Macrocosm: 7 Planet-Focused Stories from Around the World

UK’s first Zero-Emissions Street planned for Barbican’s Beech Street in the City of London

Petrol and diesel cars will be completely banned from a street in the City of London area under plans for the UK’s first zero-emission street. Beech Street, which runs underneath the Barbican Estate in the City of London, will be restricted to zero-emission vehicles, cyclists and pedestrians from Spring 2020 if the plans are approved by Transport for London. The scheme, which has been proposed … Continue reading UK’s first Zero-Emissions Street planned for Barbican’s Beech Street in the City of London

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. Emma Thompson On Why Climate Change Is A Feminist Issue – After 15 years as an ambassador for ActionAid, Oscar winner Emma Thompson, writing for Vogue, reflects on the many ways in which climate change disproportionately impacts women and children – and her environmental goals for … Continue reading Microcosm of the Macrocosm: 7 Planet-Focused Stories from Around the World