#CreateCOP25 contest calls on young creatives to artistically respond to the climate crisis

Art Partner is calling for young creatives to artistically respond to the climate crisis through a variety of mediums. The contest – #CreateCOP25 – is open to young creatives and climate activists, between the ages of 14-30, to submit artistic responses to the environment and climate emergency. The six most impactful works will be publicised during the United Nation’s COP25 climate conference this December in Chile. … Continue reading #CreateCOP25 contest calls on young creatives to artistically respond to the climate crisis

Young Peruvians design biodegradable plates from banana leaf

A group of young Peruvians have created biodegradable plates from banana leaves under a project known as Bio Plant. The banana leaf plates are also made with paper and cardboard cellulose, and can decompose by itself within 60 days. The disposable plates, which are designed to be an alternative to single-use plastics, are also resistant to various temperatures, liquids and any type of food. According to … Continue reading Young Peruvians design biodegradable plates from banana leaf

Forest Tales: Great Big Story meets people who’ve made the forests central to their lives

Forests have a positive impact on people all over the world – from natives who call the forest home, nature lovers who reap its healing benefits, through to kids who adore the natural playground. In the short film below, Great Big Story meets individuals who have made the forest a central part of their lives. They include Warrick Mitchell who lives off the land in … Continue reading Forest Tales: Great Big Story meets people who’ve made the forests central to their lives

SEVEN FEET APART launch sustainable hybrid sneaker with sugarcane sole

Footwear brand SEVEN FEET APART has launched its most sustainable hybrid sneaker with an eco-friendly sole made from sugarcane. The FLITE shoes, designed for both business and casual wear, aim to meet the needs of the modern traveller by being lighter and more versatile. They come in a multi-use packing cube which is used to deliver the shoe, pack the shoe in your case, and … Continue reading SEVEN FEET APART launch sustainable hybrid sneaker with sugarcane sole

Stroodles: The environmentally-friendly pasta straw

Simple and ingenious ideas are coming out of people’s desire to protect the planet, and the latest innovation in straws comes in the form of the Stroodles, made entirely from pasta. The pasta straw, which is made from durum wheat and water, is the latest sustainable straw solution to hit the market, as a solution to both single-used plastics and paper straws which can get … Continue reading Stroodles: The environmentally-friendly pasta straw

Climate-friendly Coffee: Costa Rica plants more shade trees and reduces chemical use to save coffee’s future

Climate-friendly coffee farming is both the future of coffee and the future for coffee. Around the world, coffee farmers are adopting climate-friendly methods to grow their coffee including planting more shade trees, as well as reducing the use of chemical sprays. Coffee is one of Costa Rica’s main exports but coffee production contributes to greenhouse gas emissions. Efforts are underway to make it less environmentally … Continue reading Climate-friendly Coffee: Costa Rica plants more shade trees and reduces chemical use to save coffee’s future

Indigenous teens from Canada’s Northwest Territories invited to show their self-shoot documentary on climate change at UN conference

Indigenous teenagers from Tuktoyaktuk in North Canada have been invited to show a documentary they made on climate change at a United Nations convention this December. The 20-minute documentary, Happening to Us, looks at the impact of climate change within their community, where the coastline has eroded to the point that houses are at risk of falling into the ocean and have to be moved. Tuktoyaktuk, … Continue reading Indigenous teens from Canada’s Northwest Territories invited to show their self-shoot documentary on climate change at UN conference

Future Forest and Infinite Forest: Installation and accompanying exhibition reflect the spirit of endurance embodied by forests

Suffolk’s Thetford Forest is now the temporary home to a scuplture trail of 10 life-size figures based on Classical figures such as Cupid, the Three Graces, and Venus de Milo – each representing custodians of the past looking over our forests. The sculptures, Future Forest, were created by artist Lisa Wright and are set within six installations made by British theatre set designer Tom Piper … Continue reading Future Forest and Infinite Forest: Installation and accompanying exhibition reflect the spirit of endurance embodied by forests

Recipe: Apple Turnovers

Apple season is upon us and what fine way to honour the season with a tasty treat such as apple turnovers. Perfect for breakfast or an afternoon sweet treat, the below recipe is simple, using ready-made puff pastry, and adds a nice touch to a traditional apple turnover with a vanilla glaze. Rosa Medea is Life & Soul Magazine’s Chief. She writes about lifestyles including … Continue reading Recipe: Apple Turnovers

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. Plantlife releases transformative new national road verge guidelines to increase flowers and pollinators – New national guidelines underline the huge benefits of road verges being cut less and later for wild flowers and the wildlife they underpin. The Plantlife guidelines endorsed by highways agencies, industry and … Continue reading Microcosm of the Macrocosm: 7 Planet-Focused Stories from Around the World