The colour of green
We go green this issue and to be honest I felt quite guilty after chatting to the protagonists in our cover feature! Most of us do separate our waste, use reusable shopping bags and food containers but beyond that, our carbon footprint and lack of waste management is a scary thing to behold. Claire, Matthias and Rubén have turned their passion and inordinate commitment to the environment into their careers and life’s work, so we really salute their dedication. Sustainability, zero waste, reducing emissions, fuel efficiency – these are all bywords we need to understand to change our lifestyles (even a tiny bit) and make a difference.
We travel nor th to explore Ipoh, the once-sleepy capital of Perak and obligatory stop on the drive up to Penang, now a bona fide must-visit destination. And, in keeping with the green theme, we showcase environmentally-sound activities in Penang, which are great for the kids too. If you’ve always wanted to grow your own herbs and vegetables with visions of charming planter boxes filled with luscious greens but everything you touch turns to dust, try the ingenious ideas in our Home Harvest article. Urban farming is now all about plant cartridges and cool vertical indoor farms, and is apparently foolproof!
On a non-green note, our intrepid writer sacrificed her tiny frame and tried all kinds of bread to bring you top bakeries and their delicious offerings – the type that will entice even the hardest anti-carb proponent.
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And with that I bid adieu till next month!