I’m writing this in the spring sunshine enjoying the signs of the garden coming to life. I have roosters, chickens, guinea pigs, birds, bees and a dog for company. I always like to get away from my desk when I write the editorial so I can get some space and reflect on the issue we have created.

In this issue we have brought together a collection of inspiring and informative articles that we hope will be useful on your path to living more lightly on the planet. If you’re reading this, than I assume you probably have some interest in caring for the environment, the planet and all that live on it.

This issue is designed to expand your knowledge and hopefully give you some fresh ideas that you can implement in your lives. We all know the bigger system is pretty stuffed and we can often feel a bit hopeless and helpless in the face of climate change and environmental degradation.