January-February 2022: A Note from Hope Katz Gibbs, publisher, BeInkandescent Health & Wellness magazine — I have said it before and I’ll say it again: I love the Good News Network. In an era when all the news coming from my trusted sources — NPR, The Washington Post, New York Times, among others — sets my sympathetic nervous system afire, I find a daily reprieve by logging onto this positive channel for insight into what people around the world are doing to make it a better place. The stories are well reported, and always bring a smile to my face, making me know that there is most definitely good news happening all around us.
Case in point: The study the organization conducted of 2,000 adults that found 40% of Brits say their New Year’s resolutions involve being greener in 2022.
- 24% will begin growing their vegetables
- 25% will take shorter showers
- 27% plan on using colder washing cycles
- 30% will try to cut down on meat intake
- 33% will continue to carry a reusable water bottle
- 56% said having a better understanding of how their central heating works will help them have a greener lifestyle
- 75% of those with green resolutions for 2022 admit that while they “never” normally stick to their resolutions, they want to this year to help save the planet
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What’s your resolution for 2022? For me, it’s to worry less, smile more, and find the gifts that every day brings. If you read our January 2021 issue, you’ll know that one of those gifts is the big idea of creating the Inkandescent Health & Wellness Center here in Santa Fe with architects Alex Yuen and Weijia Song.
In the January-February 2022 issue: We find Alex and Weijia teaching at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design where my son Dylan is a student. He’s working on the project, too, which is a thrill for mom! Alex took time out from his busy schedule to interview Santa Fe entrepreneur Edie Dillman, co-founder of the cutting edge company B.Public Prefab. Don’t miss their interview on Inkandescent TV!
Also in this issue:
- Mind: Edie Dillman explains the power of passive design
- Body: From green buildings to living walls, learn the health impact of going green
- Spirit: More than 5 trillion pieces of plastic currently litter the ocean: Here’s what the Ocean Cleanup project is doing to help
- Soul: The Future of Landfills — Solar Farms could increase the nation’s energy capacity
- Heart: Nzambi Matee’s company recycles plastic to make bricks that are stronger than concrete
We thank you again for being part of our Inkandescent family and look forward to bringing you more good health and wellness news in the new year. Please subscribe to our Monday Morning Magic newsletter, and please be in touch with any stories that we need to cover! — Hope