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Lonely this Christmas

Christmas can be a time full of joy when you’re surrounded by the ones you love, but as the years go by, friends and family move away or pass on and Christmas can become a time of sorrow and isolation for some. After all, is there anything worse than eating alone on Christmas day?

The media is saturated with festive adverts of large tables brimming with happy people enjoying a lavish meal together, but this isn’t always the case. Christmas can feel like an exclusive celebration for those who have loved ones to share it with and isolates those who don’t have a seat at a table.

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Be Kind
Welcome
IN THIS ISSUE
Think coffee only has the one use? Think again. It
ENVIRONMENT
Kaya Purchase reveals how to enjoy a festive season without the ingredient that’s destroying the planet
The creator of Rebel Recipes tells us about her passion for plants and changing people’s perceptions of veganism
Is plastic the fantastic option, or should you keep it real? We investigate which tree type is better for the environment
Give your home a festive update with these seasonal and sustainable decorations
Meet the charity ensuring people living in poverty can change their own world
Look and feel great with these vegan, cruelty-free products
This year, why not have a Christmas that doesn’t cost the Earth?
Our round up of the latest eco products
THE BIG ISSUE – ACTIVISM
Meet the activists shaping the world as we know it
We’re certain, by now, you will have heard of Greta
Instantly recognisable for having one of the most famous
The sustainable fashion campaigner
The vegan chef and entrepreneur
The documentary maker
The vegan educator
The human rights campaigner
The voice of the animals
The actor with activism
The writer inspiring change
Community
Jess Bacon investigates the sad reality many face on December 25th
Buy in bulk at this eco-conscious store in Southport
This London-based eatery does more for the community than just serving delicious foo
Christmas is all about kindness – and these people are going the extra mile for their neighbourhood
Get together with your neighbourhood and make some festive memories
Jake Stones explains how you can help those on the streets
SUSTAINABILITY
December need not be an expensive month with our tips for getting seasonal on a shoestri
The best ethical and eco presents to buy your loved ones this year
Our food waste columnist bags herself a freebie
Karen Maurice tells us how to bring up your children the eco-friendly way
Fake it to make it with these gorgeous faux fur coats
Our columnist reflects on 2019
CREATIVITY
Anja Grix gives old ceramics a new lease of life by transforming them into jewellery and accessories
We asked the Be Kind team what’s at the top of their wish lists
Speak yourself positive with these kind and loving words
Create that cosy Christmas ambience with this upcycled tea light holder
Have yourself a very vegan Christmas with Rebel Recipes
Founders of ethical beauty brand, VOYA, don’t think green-living is just limited to the cosmetics we use