we want to inspire change
Here at Be Kind magazine we 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. Our readers understand the problems that we, as a planet, are facing and want to help. It is vital to stay positive, and we want to encourage our readers to make small achievable changes that will have a much bigger global impact.
From cutting down on food waste, ditching single-use plastic, supporting local social enterprises or organising beach litter picks, we want to inspire change, share ideas and leave as little trace as possible. Showing a little kindness is what the world needs right now.
Being kind • Living sustainably • Fighting pollution • Ethical fashion • Upcycling and DIY • Zero waste living • Treading lightly • Food waste • Future solutions • Alternative energy • Veganism • Permaculture • Grow your own • Being self-sufficient • Natural beauty • Animal welfare • Community projects • Vegan recipes • Eco artists • Advocating • Protecting the oceans
We Want To Help Readers
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As a business we not only recognise the importance of reducing our carbon footprint but also giving something back to the planet. That’s why we have partnered with the World Preservation Foundation to capture carbon in the most natural way, by planting trees.
For every annual subscription to Be Kind Magazine, we will plant 12 trees. (6 issue Subscription = 6 trees) Overall the project is aiming to plant millions of trees in developing countries, such as Nepal, Madagascar, Haiti, Indonesia and Mozambique rebuilding the natural landscapes destroyed by deforestation.
Your subscription will directly help the villages and communities which are suffering from extreme poverty because the project hires local villagers to plant trees. This gives them a reliable income so they can provide for their families again. As the reforestation effort goes on, healthy forests begin to emerge and the negative effects of deforestation begin to disappear. Currently when a farmer cannot grow anything, their farm fails and they have no option but to move to the overcrowded cities to look for work.
Madagascar is a country with more than 200,000 types of plants and creatures that don't exist anywhere else on the planet. Did you know that over 90% of Madagascar's unique forests have been completely destroyed, displacing whole creature species and removing Malagasy’s capacity to cultivate and live on the land. Whole mangrove estuaries are gone, leaving the uncovered earth to wash away into the ocean.
Following decades of work and millions of dollars invested by the international community, the country remains one of the most environmentally degraded countries on earth. 98% of Haiti’s forests have already gone and the United Nations estimates that 30% of the county’s remaining trees are being destroyed each year. Years of devastation in Haiti has led to some severe consequences including varying levels of crop failure, flooding, soil erosion and water table depletion.
Made up of over 17,000 islands, Indonesia is one of the most biodiverse regions on the planet. These islands are home to 12% of the world’s mammals, 16% of the world’s reptiles and amphibians, 17% of the world’s birds and 25% of global fish populations. Within the islands, there are 135 threatened mammal species, including the endangered Sumatran Tiger, Orangutans, the Javan Rhinoceros and Sumatran Elephants.
Mozambique, situated on the eastern coast of Africa, 68% of its population are living in rural parts of the country. It is home to 20 globally threatened bird species and over 200 endemic mammal species. With over 45% of the population living beneath the poverty line, the population relies heavily on its natural resources and forests for survival. Historically home to vast mangrove estuaries and forests, Mozambique’s mangroves have been largely decimated and destroyed.
Be Kind evolved from our passion to help change attitudes towards lifestyles that affect global warming and pollution, the largest of these being animal agriculture which accounts for over 18% of all green-house gas emissions. Taking the plunge and publishing Vegan Life, the first vegan title available on UK newsstands, we then set our targets on the other environmental issues and how we could help by providing inspiration and knowledge.
Our offices are:
Powered by EcoTricity
Heated by air source heat pumps
Lit by low energy LED panels.
Have recycling facilities
Kitchen waste wormery
60% of Staff are Vegan ( we are working on the others)