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Hey people,

When I put together an issue of Pip, I hope to create a beautiful publication full of ideas, inspiration and information about living more sustainably using permaculture principles. I hope that in each issue there is at least one idea that you can take away and implement into your life to help create positive change in the world.

In this issue we are focusing on waste reduction. I put a whale on the cover because after reading about a dead whale found with 40 kilos of plastic in its belly, I thought it was a strong symbol of what our wasteful culture is doing to the environment.

We look at not only reducing physical waste in our dayto- day lives (Waste Not: Reducing Waste in the Kitchen, page 42 and Waste-Free Pets, page 74), but also reducing water wastage (Reducing Water Waste, page 36). In nearly all our articles we are looking at projects and activities that ultimately reduce the amount of waste we create, from making and growing our own food, to making clothes and practicing permaculture.

All these articles are there to provide you with the knowledge you will need when you are ready and able to act. Sometimes though when we read about all these great things we could be implementing, we run the risk of feeling guilty if we don’t actually do them all.

This can lead to environmental guilt (Environmental Guilt, page 66), which can come when you feel overloaded by the information that is around you about how to do better, but you can’t necessarily make the change right now.

I want Pip to inspire you and help you feel informed and well equipped for when you are ready to make change, but not make you feel guilty if you aren’t doing it all.

I hope you enjoy this issue of Pip and get inspired by the stories we share.

Ciao for now,



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