The World’s Wonderful Parklands: Promenade Plantée, Paris, France

Cities around the world are making good use of disused space and filling it with nature. Paris’s Promenade Plantée is the world’s first elevated park, built on the former Vincennes railway line. Stretching 2.9 miles, Promenade Plantée runs from just east of the Place de la Bastille through the 12th arrondissement to the Peripherique highway. The elevated park features an array of trees, plants and … Continue reading The World’s Wonderful Parklands: Promenade Plantée, Paris, France

Ultra Bloom: Algae-based shoes that cleans and restores waterways when harvested

Whether you’re going to be heading for the beach or engaging in some water sports this summer, shoes made using sustainable algae-based BLOOM foam may be the ideal kit for the whole family. Ultra Bloom is an amphibious shoe made using algae-based BLOOM foam – a sustainable alternative to petrochemical only foams. A lightweight and breathable closed-toe style, the Ultra Bloom is designed to be … Continue reading Ultra Bloom: Algae-based shoes that cleans and restores waterways when harvested

Tarot Guidance for Tuesday 25 June 2019: Knight of Pentacles

  The Knight of Pentacles puts his all into everything that he considers important and takes full responsibility for all his actions. He takes his “role” very seriously, and while his methodical approach may not be the most interesting nor creative way of doing things, it is this energy today that will assist you in getting what needs […] via Tarot Guidance for Tuesday 25 June … Continue reading Tarot Guidance for Tuesday 25 June 2019: Knight of Pentacles

TreeTime: New scheme encourages people to donate towards maintaining trees in Edinburgh

TreeTime, a new scheme which encourages people to donate towards maintaining trees in Edinburgh, has been launched. TreeTime is a pilot initiative which aims to increase and maintain the capital’s trees by planting large, prominent trees in streets and parks, to plant replacement landmark trees before the old ones die as well as trees in other public places and urban woodlands, new and existing. Many of … Continue reading TreeTime: New scheme encourages people to donate towards maintaining trees in Edinburgh

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. Eskilstuna: how a Swedish town became the world capital of recycling – Since 2012,  Eskilstuna has implemented a spate of green initiatives, vying to make it the most environmentally friendly city in Sweden – and perhaps the world, The Guardian reports. 2. Sustainable packaging an expectation … Continue reading Microcosm of the Macrocosm: 7 Planet-Focused Stories from Around the World

Trap Garden: One man’s vision for food secure communities in Nashville and beyond

Nashville-based Trap Garden is helping to put fresh foods on to plates for low-income communities living in food deserts by assisting in the creation of community gardens and the promotion of healthy eating. The Trap Garden seeks to motivate and inspire others to be self-sufficient – to not depend on a major grocery store or business to provide them with their daily needs. The social enterprise … Continue reading Trap Garden: One man’s vision for food secure communities in Nashville and beyond

Hunting Pollution: Rome’s giant tri-coloured heron mural made from anti-pollution paint helping to save the environment

Rome’s issues with road traffic and air pollution are well documted, but now a member of the natural world has come to its rescue by way of a huge mural of a tri-coloured heron created using anti-pollution paint. The mural by Milanese street artist Federico Massa, aka Iena Cruz, stretches over 1000 square-metres of a seven-story building in the Ostiense district. Entitled Hunting Pollution, the … Continue reading Hunting Pollution: Rome’s giant tri-coloured heron mural made from anti-pollution paint helping to save the environment

Bees and Wasps: What are the differences

Summer months bring with it a plethora of flying creatures including bees and wasps. Bees and wasps are often mistaken for one another because of their similar shape and colour, but on closer inspection they are very different in appearance as they are very different in personality and characteristics too. So what are the differences between bees and wasps? Bees Appearance: Honey bees are oval … Continue reading Bees and Wasps: What are the differences

Festivals organisation urges retailers and revellers to say no to single-use items including tents

Festival season is upon us and while festivals are a fun time to be had by all, they also generate a lot of waste, especially tents, which is  why the Association of Independent Festivals (AIF) is urging retailers and revellers to say no to single-use items. Organisers of more than 60 independent festivals across the UK have issued a call to retailers such as Argos … Continue reading Festivals organisation urges retailers and revellers to say no to single-use items including tents

Eco Warriors: Survey reveals the environment is the most important issue for 32% of young Brits

The environment and air pollution is the most important issue for 32% of young Brits aged 11-16, according to new research. The survey by National Citizen Service (NCS) found that 64% of children in the UK have decided to make fundamental lifestyle changes in a bid to help save the planet. The research also reveals that 87% of secondary school children have already made changes … Continue reading Eco Warriors: Survey reveals the environment is the most important issue for 32% of young Brits