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Be Kind

Hello, A warm welcome to our very first issue. I wonder what led you to pick up our magazine from the stand? Perhaps the striking image caught your eye? Or, maybe the title, Be Kind, struck a chord? Either way, we hope you’re here because you, too, want to make the world a better place.

It’s a scary and uncertain time, as we watch our seas fill with plastic, our bins bulge and our air become dense with fumes and pollution. Each month, these pages will be packed with positive, proactive solutions to help you make small, achievable changes that will have a much bigger global impact.

This month we’re focusing in on the huge problem of plastic. As one of the biggest, most talked about environmental issues of the last year, plastic has affected every corner of the earth and all aspects of the environment. From ditching straws and water bottles, to who to follow on Instagram for zero-waste inspiration, we’ve rounded up some motivating ideas to help you reduce your own footprint. We all need to learn to tread a little more lightly, and it’s these small steps that will spark and inspire greater progress.

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Be Kind
Hello, A warm welcome to our very first issue. I wonder
Long before humans walked the Earth, the Arctic Ocean
ENVIRONMENT
“The environment is where we all meet; where we all
Deni Kirkova introduces us to the new wave of plant-based entrepreneurs driving change
Our round up of the latest eco products
Dan Dicker from ashortwalk tells us why tomorrow’s products need to be made out of today’s waste
Not sure whether you should be recycling certain items? Tara Bloom tells us why wishful thinking may be doing more harm than good
Take steps to improve your own system
“We have forgotten how to be good guests, how to walk
Each month we address one of Earth’s most pressing
The time has come to ditch plastic straws once and for all
THE BIG ISSUE – PLASTIC
Show plastic the door by switching to one of these eco straws
Now plastic is out and sustainability is in, make sure you’ve got one of these top reusable bottles
Jake Stones uncovers the secret plastic in our everyday items
It’s never too early to preserve our planet
How green is your social media feed?
Gemma Tadman spends a week trying to avoid single-use plastics
If you ask someone where they feel happiest, calmest
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COMMUNITY
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed
Going zero-waste starts with a few small steps
Life on the streets is tough – but by volunteering you can help make a difference
Life is better on two wheels
This Suffolk-based café serves up sustainable food and sells green products to help you become more eco-friendly
Strap on your running shoes and make a difference
When we move more, we feel more
Think milk trucks are a thing of the past? Think again
SUSTAINABILITY
“Am I ever angry or frustrated? I only feel angry sometimes
It’s the small changes that make a big difference
Clean up your routine with these vegan brands
Don’t compromise on morals or style – add some of these planet-friendly pieces to your wardrobe
CREATIVITY
“Progress is impossible without change, and those who
Nic Mac talks to us about how her artwork raises awareness of environmental issues
Oliver Heath let’s us peak into his eco-friendly house
Put those old tin cans to good use with this easy project by Pillar Box Blue
Fermentation is the healthy food and drink craze that makes the most of your leftovers
We chat to eco warrior, Bex Band, founder of eco-conscious adventure group, Love Her Wild (loveherwild.com), and co-founder of the Paddle Pickup initiative