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Digital Subscriptions > Be Kind > Mar/Apr 2019 > Sharing is caring

Sharing is caring

It’s time to fill those empty seats

It’s no secret that our lavish, care-free lifestyles are steering our planet into decline – we’re now starting to see the full effects of global warming, extreme weather, rising sea levels and droughts, just to name a few. Of course, we’re all trying to do our bit to reduce our impact, whether it’s following a vegan diet, switching to green energy, or simply vowing to buy fewer non-essential purchases on payday. Cars, however, are a commodity that many of us have grown to depend on, and unfortunately, they leak CO2 into our beautiful planet. With almost 40 million registered vehicles on British roads, our little country is having a large impact on the planet’s future, just through transport alone. Sharing your car with a stranger may seem like a slightly unconventional concept, but you could be doing the environment a big favour. The next time you have a long drive, whether it’s your daily commute or a weekend away, and you have a spare seat, consider that it could be filled with someone else who wants to make the same, or a similar, journey to you.

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About Be Kind

Hello, Welcome to the new issue. We had an overwhelming response to our first edition – we’re so glad we reached so many like-minded people who want to make the world a better place. This month we’re looking at the huge topic of food and, in particular, why so much of this precious resource ends up in the bin. I was astonished to learn that around one third of all food produced for humans gets wasted each year – that’s around 1.3 billion tonnes of perfectly edible food ending up lost or wasted. It’s time to redress the balance and start taking responsibility for our own contribution to these scary statistics, and this issue is packed with ways to reduce your food footprint, make more sustainable choices and fight back against waste. So many times this month I have found myself referring back to how our grandparents used to live – buying items built to last, repairing and reusing, being creative with food scraps and living, where possible, within their means. Sharing this ethos, we spoke to the inspirational social enterprise Emmaus, who are encouraging us all to ditch the flat pack and buy second-hand furniture and the lovely Selkie Patterns who want to get us all sewing our own clothes. With these small steps, together we can start making a difference. Enjoy the issue, Phillipa Editor