You are saving the world. That’s how I like to think of living mindfully and lowering my impact on the planet. Adding a little heroism to a concept like recycling can make taking out the trash a bit more fun. But no matter how you think about it, small changes can add up to significant impacts when it comes to conservation. And when you look at who you’re saving the world for (I’m looking at you, Iris and Indra!), it’s worth it. 

For our annual eco issue, we’ve found some people that are making differences in their ways. Take artist Alexis Webb Bechtold. Her art is multifaceted, but the visual component of her Curiosity Passport project is created with found materials and upcycled items, for a beautiful result. Likewise, the ReSale Shop repurposes your donations and transforms them into life-changing philanthropic work. Each little bit counts. 

The April issue also brings thoughts of spring and new beginnings. I’m excited to introduce our new Publisher, Jeron Traphagan. I love working with a fellow Northlander and mom, and Jeron has the energy to keep me on my toes! I can’t wait to see what new stories we uncover together. 

As I’m writing this, my crocus flowers are finally poking their heads out of the dirt, and I feel like I can finally breathe a sigh of relief. Spring is coming, even after the long, long, long winter. I’ll see you out and about, friends. If you see me, stop and say hello!