We are confronted with the issue of fake news in our digital world, driven by hidden agendas. The founders hope for a future of high quality media and journalism that is transparent. A similar issue persists in the sustainability world with greenwashing, although it is by far not the only culprit. The magazine and its founders hope for sustainability not to be a matter of affordability and hence not limited to the middle class. “Sustainability has to be inclusive and embrace equality”. As for the future of Where The Leaves Fall magazine, the founders hope more people will discover the magazine and join the journey.:
“In the next issue of the magazine (out in January 2021), water is one of the themes we explore. There is an amazing photography feature, by Jessica Lindgren-Wu, which at one point discusses the water situation in Gotland – Sweden’s largest island. There are limited water supplies on the island, with both people and industry in need. Ideally we all need to limit our impacts. And where there is a different kind of challenge, perhaps poor soil, desertification, how low-tech locally adaptable hydroponics systems can really maximise limited water resources. For the feature we worked with the World Food Programme – zoning in on how a hydroponics programme in Zambian schools is improving access to nutritious food, while engaging whole communities. Water runs across nature, binding and connecting it and, implicitly, us.”
To conclude our interview, the founders of Where the Leaves Fall magazine shared a final thought with us and the readers of Staiy Edit. They encourage us to get back in touch with nature. However, since not all of us have access to a green space, the duo encourages us to look at ourselves and our lives and recognise that we are all a product of nature. It’s what connects us to our planet and to each other.