An Introduction to Anger Management
In a special supplement to our new issue we ask: What can we do to save our planet?
Cloud Forest in Northern Highlands, Guatemala. Photo: Elias Barrera, Fundaeco.
At this point, if you were to find your nearest open valley, hollow cave, or otherwise empty void and yell out that oft-tweeted sentiment “If you're not outraged, you're not paying attention!,” the universe would be more than justified in echoing it back to you.
We’ve reached a point where our anger reverberates from the soil and sea, and yet the question remains—what can we do to save our planet?
Inspired by the countercultural publication Whole Earth Catalog, whose mission was to offer “access to tools” for the individual’s search for personal empowerment, and looking to the work of Greta Thunberg and her contemporaries, as well as the creative problem-solving we see from our innovative friends and heroes daily, GARAGE has put together an anger management manual of our own.
First, we reflected on our own impact as a print magazine by offsetting the greenhouse gas emissions produced during the making of GARAGE Issue 18 through UPM Blandin Forestry, a conservation project that sustainably manages native woodlands in Minnesota, preserving the area as a working forest and supporting the people and wildlife that live in and around it.
Second—and presented here online throughout Earth Month, which happens to arrive this year in the midst of, uh, a different sort of planetary collapse—we compiled a list of innovators from the worlds of art, fashion, food, and design who inspire us, who are making and doing things differently to draw attention to, and hopefully combat, global climate change. We hope they’ll make you feel (as they have for us) a little bit soothed, a lot bit invigorated, and altogether ready to rally.
Take a look. Breathe in, breathe out. Yell into the void, if you’d like. We feel you.