Make Music Day: Free celebration of music around the world on the longest day of the year

Make Music Day is a free celebration of music around the world which takes place annually on 21 June, also in honour of the Summer Solstice. Completely different from a traditional music festival, Make Music Day is open to anyone who wants to take part. Make Music Day is a free and open invitation for everyone to make, enjoy, perform, teach, learn and experience the joy of making music on … Continue reading Make Music Day: Free celebration of music around the world on the longest day of the year

Ugandan textile company turning banana waste into fibre for use in rugs, lampshades and more

Handwoven textile company TexFad are transforming banana waste in Uganda into a tough fibre that can be woven into rugs, place mats, lampshades, and hair extensions. Uganda is one of the world’s largest banana producer and a world leader in banana consumption. After the harvest, banana stems are usually discarded as waste. TexFad has developed technologies for banana fibre extraction and application into production of high quality … Continue reading Ugandan textile company turning banana waste into fibre for use in rugs, lampshades and more

New walking route in North Wales aims to restore local meadows and boost wellbeing of locals

A new wellbeing walk that aims to restore and reconnect people to local meadows has launched in Bangor, North Wales. The Meadows Health Route – created by Plantlife in partnership with the Centre for Sustainable Healthcare, Ysbyty Gwynedd hospital and North Wales Wildlife Trust – runs between the general hospital to nearby Eithinog Meadows, a semi-urban oasis owned and managed by the North Wales Wildlife … Continue reading New walking route in North Wales aims to restore local meadows and boost wellbeing of locals

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. P&G Korea publishes two children’s books on environment – Procter and Gamble Korea published two children’s books about the importance of protecting the environment, as part of its efforts to raise consumer awareness on the idea of sustainability, according to The Korea Herald. 2. Derry nappy … Continue reading Microcosm of the Macrocosm: 7 Planet-Focused Stories from Around the World

House of Herbology: Aloe Vera Hacks for Skincare

Aloe vera is a must have for every bathroom cabinet given its multitude of uses for skincare through all seasons. During the summer, it is particularly effective for after-sun care. The below video shows how you can use aloe vera as a face mask to moisturise dry skin, as a brow gel, and for dandruff relief, among others. Rosa Medea is Life & Soul Magazine’s … Continue reading House of Herbology: Aloe Vera Hacks for Skincare

Councils in England aim to lease seabed from Queen to create carbon-capturing kelp forest

Two councils in England are set to lease the seabed off their coasts from the Queen in a pioneering project to grow a kelp forest that will capture tonnes of climate-warming carbon and restore marine habitat. Adur & Worthing Councils in Sussex are set to become the first local authorities in the UK to lease the seabed off their coast from the Queen. The historic … Continue reading Councils in England aim to lease seabed from Queen to create carbon-capturing kelp forest

UK to pilot greater protections for England’s waters under designated “Highly Protected Marine Areas”

The UK Government has launched plans to increase protections for England’s waters through a pilot scheme to designate marine sites in England as “Highly Protected Marine Areas”. The selected sites would see a ban on all activities that could have a damaging effect on wildlife or marine habitats. The sites to be piloted could be in or outside of existing Marine Protected Areas where they would … Continue reading UK to pilot greater protections for England’s waters under designated “Highly Protected Marine Areas”

Virtual reality forest, created by geographers, aims to help understand effects of climate change

A virtual reality forest, created by geographers, is aiming to help people connect with how forests may change as the climate warms. Researchers at Penn State University are experimenting with virtual reality to enable people to walk through a simulated forest of today and see what various futures may hold for the trees, in order to understand the effects of climate change. Alexander Klippel, professor … Continue reading Virtual reality forest, created by geographers, aims to help understand effects of climate change

Miomojo: Italian sustainable label to make all its accessories from recycled materials by 2022

Italian sustainable accessories brand Miomojo has committed to making its products exclusively from recycled materials by 2022. The Bergamo-based business currently makes its handbags, wallets and other accessories from cruelty-free leather; recycled materials; natural fibres such as bamboo, linen and hemp; and certified synthetic materials. All bags are designed and made in Italy. Regenerating what’s already available is a “moral imperative”, according to Miomojo. The … Continue reading Miomojo: Italian sustainable label to make all its accessories from recycled materials by 2022