Welcome to the first issue of Saving Earth Magazine
In December of 2019, I decided to make a change. I was tired of feeling helpless every time I thought about the state of our planet. I was tired of the endless bad news and disasters. Inspired by those who were already making a difference, I, too, wanted to do something tangible. It was in those moments I realized that we all have the ability to create the world we want to see if enough of us come together to make it a priority. While fires raged in Australia bringing shocking images of devastation, Greta Thunberg and other young people stood up for hope and change. There have always been people willing to stand up for the planet, but now small groups of protestors are growing and will continue to grow until they overshadow the people who oppose environmental protections and animal rights for their own financial gain.
In my opinion, the very idea that financial markets and the natural world are two opposites on the spectrum of our ability to live in abundance lacks vision. Throughout history, we have seen the evolution of humankind thanks to discoveries of new energy sources, new ways of living, and positive societal developments. We must accept the need to evolve once more and adapt to a new vision of living in harmony with our planet and with respect for all living things. Already there are companies and individuals who are rising to this challenge and proving that this is, indeed possible. New technologies and green businesses are creating a path to a better future that includes jobs and new economic opportunities. We, at Saving Earth Magazine, look forward to highlighting the work, passion and expertise of exactly these people.
Unfortunately, as we moved into 2020, in the midst of this project being born, the worst disaster yet was approaching and is still here with us as I write in late April. My heart goes out to everyone affected by the coronavirus pandemic. Let us all take a moment to think of those who have passed and those who have suffered. Let it not be in vain. Let us not emerge from our worldwide quarantine without having learned some hard lessons and without finally seeing that we have to make global level changes to the way we live. I would like to dedicate this first issue of Saving Earth Magazine to those who have lost their lives to COVID-19. Let us stand in your memory to make this world a better place.
– Teena Clipston, Editor-in-Chief of Saving Earth Magazine