Sustain Yearly - A magazine about simple sustainable living
Sustainable lifestyle magazine inside and out
Sustain Yearly is a magazine that focuses on a slow and simple sustainable lifestyle. It is for anyone who wants to live more in tune with their values, wants to put an end to meaningless overconsumption or feels motivated to act on climate change.
We believe everyone can make a difference for the planet in their own way. All steps count on the way to a more sustainable life, both the small and the big ones.
Sustain Yearly is a guide to sustainable living. It covers everything from food to fashion, gardening to modern granny tips. All designed to inspire, motivate and challenge you to make a bigger difference tomorrow than you do today. It celebrates taking things slow and rethinking your everyday habits. It’s about showing that the good life can also be a more sustainable one.
The 148-page magazine is divided into seasons and contains articles, interviews and recipes that are relevant all year round. It is printed on sustainable paper at one of of the world’s only cradle-to-cradle certified printhouses.
In Sustain Yearly you will find a holistic approach to sustainability - from content to printing.
In 2015 three bloggers looked around the internet and couldn’t find a site or magazine that talked about sustainable lifestyle in a fun, aesthetically-curated and interesting way. So they set out to make one.
By March 2016, Sustaindaily.dk launched as a web magazine full of articles for conscious millennials. We wrote about things like how to eat more organic on a budget, how to care for your clothes longer, eco-conscious events and zero waste life hacks.
The site gained popularity, but as it is with the internet, the articles quickly faded and were forgotten. We felt that the tips and articles deserved a longer life and should be treasured. So the idea for a beautiful, long lasting paper magazine was born.
By early 2017, Sustain Daily had grown to a team of dedicated volunteers, and we brought the idea of the paper magazine to life. Through a small, local crowdfunding campaign in Denmark, we raised an amount big enough to print the first issue.
Over the summer and fall the magazine was read, loved and bought by so many people, that we knew we had to make another. We also received many requests to produce a magazine in English - and we’d love the opportunity to share it with international readers as well as local ones.
Fast forward to now - we’re asking you, the kickstarter community, to back our dream and preorder your own sustainable lifestyle magazine through our campaign.
We care deeply about the environment, so the decision to bring another paper product into the world was not one we took lightly. There was only one printhouse in Denmark we wanted to work with, and today we are proud partners with KLS Pureprint. The paper, ink and entire process is cradle to cradle certified. This is the strictest environmental certificate you can get for products.
What you get in the magazine
- All of our best tips on sustainable living
- 148 pages of inspiration
- 12 seasonal, plant based recipes
- Thought provoking articles from people with a green lifestyle
- 4 seasonal art prints to hang on your wall Interviews with young sustainable leaders
- Endless tips on how to add green habits to your daily routines
- Original photography and unique illustrations throughout
We will be printing the magazine in both Danish and English, and at the end of the campaign we will ask you to select your preferred language.
- 26th of January 2018 - Launch on Kickstarter
- 4th of March 2018 - Hopefully funded
- 5th of March 2018 - All backers will receive a survey of their preferred language
- Mid March 2018 - Printing
- Primo April 2018 - Shipping all orders through kickstarter
All rewards can be bought with shopping or as a pick up item. Only choose pickup if you can pick it up at our pick-up events in Aarhus (April 7th) or Copenhagen (April 8th)
Risks and challenges
Producing a magazine is fairly simple and since we’ve tried it before, we are confident that we can do it again. But as with any production process, small delays can happen - especially if you guys are loving the magazine and we majorly exceed our goal.
We plan on handling the shipping ourselves, and we will do everything we can to deliver in time.
We do not want this to be a campaign where you spend the next year waiting by your mailbox and inbox for updates about delays. If you back this project, we want to be sure you can start reading as soon as possible. This is why we're not offering any other “stuff” than the magazine itself. We focus on what we came here to make: a beautiful magazine about sustainable lifestyle that will get a long life in your home.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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