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At home in nature

Sustainable stays in incredible places

Canopy & Stars, the inspiring online travel and experience hub, chat to us about the benefits of escaping into nature, future travel trends, and the impact of tourism on climate change. Over the next few pages, we take a peek at some of their best eco-offerings.

The news that tourism causes almost a tenth of global emissions has put sustainability firmly back on the travel agenda, and pressure is being put onto the big travel firms to recognise and categorise sustainable homes. As a result, there has been an increased interest in eco-friendly spaces. By its nature, glamping is already ahead of the game, but to meet demand, we launched a collection of our most sustainable places at the beginning of 2019, with over 50 places featured.

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About Be Kind

Hello, Most of us are lucky enough to have someone who taught us how to be kind. For me, it was my dad. He showed me how to warm up a cold bumble bee in my hands and how to grow runner beans in the garden. Dad was forever picking up litter wherever we went, rescuing the baby ducklings who had slipped down the drain outside our house, and he taught me to have the utmost respect for all creatures, great and small. As the threats of climate change and plastic pollution weigh heavily on our minds, we spend so much time focusing on looking forward, concerned about the damage we have wreaked on our planet and what the future holds. However, it seems a lot of the answers to our current problems can be found by looking backwards. In this issue we talk about lessons we have learned from past generations, how to adopt a thriftier, more careful attitude to waste and the importance of sharing information. We discuss the valuable lessons we have learned from our families and friends and hope to inspire more people to go back to basics – it might just be the only way to save the world. We also had the pleasure of speaking to Deliciously Ella about making vegetables cool, Mark Griffiths shares the most wonderful images of inspiring open-water swimmers, and the Culinary Caveman gives us his top tips for successful foraging. Enjoy the issue, Phillipa Editor