The concept of a Blue Issue came to us courtesy of Alexandra Cousteau (granddaughter of marine legend Jacques Cousteau), who was the cover subject of our “Get Into Nature” issue back in June 2009. She proposed the idea during the course of our photo shoot, and we were instantly sold.
The director of LOHAS (Lifestyles of Health and Sustainability), Ted Ning has his finger on the pulse of consumer behavior. With the derailment of the economy over the past year, behaviors have changed, he told us at his cover shoot for the December issue, and people are becoming more conscious about how they spend their money.
Alexandra Cousteau comes from a legendary family of explorers, and like her grandfather and father, she, too, is dedicated to exploring, discovering and preserving the natural resources that sustain us all.
When we hear the word “sustainability,” we tend to think in terms of the environment and natural resources. But sustainability principles are equally relevant to other parts of our lives, including our health, happiness, and collective well-being. For those of us seeking a more satisfying an sustainable way of life, nature’s lessons about what works — and what doesn’t — can help point the way.
At the cover shoot for the October issue, environmental-justice advocate Majora Carter sits down to talk about the people that inspire her, how regulations and policies affect the development of communities, how a tree can be revolutionary, and how each of us plays a role in how our world evolves.
Feeling confused about what to eat? Unsure about which foods are safest, best for you, and best for the environment? Join the club — then join the ranks of a new group of informed eaters and good-food advocates who are bringing a variety of better, clearer, more satisfying choices into view — and within reach.
The world’s oceans deserve more attention, says Philippe Cousteau Jr. So he’s using his famous name and his gift for storytelling to raise the oceans’ profile – and, he hopes, to ensure a better future for the planet.