BESIDE–Issue No. 3



BESIDE publishes two magazines and one journal per year. Each issue brings together philosophers, artists, entrepreneurs, farmers, scientists and adventurers around one compelling question. If you want to be empowered with compelling knowledge, untold stories, and impactful conversations at the crossroads of nature and culture—read us.

In Issue 03, BESIDE tackles an essential question: the value of nature.

They aim to calculate how much nature’s labour is worth, and the cost of not protecting it. They consider the much subtler, more personal value that manifests when we are inspired creatively, politically, even spiritually, by nature.

They discuss the “green gap” between our good intentions and our daily actions toward curbing climate change—and we consider the positive advances the outdoor industry has the power to harness.

Finally, they explore a few disruptive ideas—including the new circular economy—which can muster our collective potential to create a truly sustainable future.


BESIDE Magazine is free of traditional advertising, with the exception of a few select sponsored articles developed with carefully chosen partners whose values and vision they admire.

Their magazine is printed in Quebec on Rolland Enviro paper, a 100 per cent post-consumer paper.