You guys know we love eco-friendly entrepreneurial initiatives ...Well, we love them more when they are from our beloved hometown! Our friends at Abitibi & Co., a quebec based kayak and canoe compagny, have been working hard on the launch of their new magazine BESIDE and it's awesome.
We wanted to create a magazine that promotes the desire for innovation, curiosity, ingenuity of a community of outdoorsman that play outside differently. Surfers, canoeists, fishermen, photographers, environmentalists and entrepreneurs, regardless of their differences, they are all inspired by nature, adventure and sustainable lifestyles. "
For their first number they collaborated with :
• The founder of a shelter for wild animals Mr. Pageau • The founder and visionairy behind Patagonia Yvon Chouinard • Fishing enthusiasts Fly Hooke • The activists Amy and Dave Freeman • Essayists Robert Moor and Nicolas Langelier • Photographers and adventurers Jeff Spackman and Alex Strohl, • Journalists and photographers Michael and Lise Barrus Ulrich • The editor of Los Angeles Vivianne Lapointe • The culinary journalist Nick brooklynois Fauchald • The startups Hipcamp, Colter Co. and Getaway
116 pages printed only by demand to fully respect the environement and prevent waste...How to better distribute a magazine these days ? Oh and 1$ per sold copy is given to a charity that fights for the preservation of forests.