Why we're starting a different kind of magazine about creatives.

The need to highlight the environmentally conscious creative community.

I’ve always believed that individual actions can create rippling changes. The scale has never mattered to me because so many of the things we do have so many visible and invisible reactions. We live in a beautiful deeply interconnected world full of opportunities to make positive change — all of the effects you may never feel. But it’s this mystery, the possibility of doing good that has continued to drive me forward in what I do.

I’ve always been a creative person, inspired by the magic of nature and the people who do amazing things to change the way humanity perceives their relationship with the natural world.

I’ve passionately studied works of literature, architecture and design by people like Wendell Berry, Buckminster Fuller, and Frank Lloyd Wright. These people inspired monumental changes in our approach and perspectives on topics such as building community, our relationship with agriculture, the disconnect between modern economics on a finite planet, and more.

I’ve passionately studied works of literature, architecuture and design by people like Wendell Berry, Buckminster Fuller, and Frank Lloyd Wright. These people inspired monumental changes in our approach and perspectives on topics such as building community, our relationship with agriculture, the disconnect between modern economics on a finite planet, and more.

But who are their modern counterparts?

There are of course those influential changemakers who are still going strong, Paul Hawken, David Suzuki and Bill McKibben, to name a few. But there is also a new generation of creatives, thinkers, and writers who are beginning to leave their mark and change the course of modern civilization as we know it. I want to talk to all of them, learn what are they doing and share it with you.

I truly believe climate change will be the single most important issue of the 21st century. It is already causing conflicts and will continue to do so if we don’t begin to create resilient systems. Worst of all, our media isn’t inspiring us to take action or providing us with the stories, businesses or information we need.

I truly believe climate change will be the single most important issue of the 21st century. It is already causing conflicts (Syria is probably the most notable) and will continue to do so if we don’t begin to create resilient systems. Our media isn’t inspiring us to take action or providing us with the stories, businesses or information we need.

That is why I want to highlight the individuals who are working to bring positive environmental and social change to the world — big and small.

Think The Great Discontent meets Yes! Magazine.

You might be thinking why a print magazine if we’re talking about environmental problems? I’ll be touching upon this in an entire article, but the short story is the internet, phones and computers still use a ton of energy. A print magazine like this will be like a book you’ll want to keep, share with friends, and dig into. We will be using FSC certified paper or possibly a rock based paper and will be making the magazine 100% recyclable.

I'll also be integrating Solare's principles into the magazine:

We're well underway with our interviews for the first issue and we're already planning our second. We will be publishing the interviews individually on a channel on Medium, where the content will have a better opportunity to gain leverage.