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Letter From the Publisher

Greetings and welcome to your April 2018 issue of Natural Awakenings Tampa Bay. Earth Day, on the 22nd, is celebrated throughout this month. As always, our magazine is filled, cover-to-cover, with thought-provoking insights from the natural health world, locally and beyond. In keeping with Earth Day values, we’ve included a special focus on climate health and healthy home practices. 
It is exciting to see the growing strength our community represents in the environmental protection field. On page 23, we offer a wide-ranging calendar of Earth Day events and activities happening this month. From fun events and arts and crafts, to enlightening exhibits on green-friendly building, gardening, energy-water conservation and more, our community continues to shine in its own uniquely inspired ways. There are numerous opportunities and levels of involvement available. On that same page, see a revealing update on the Earth Day Network (EDN) and its focus this year on “Plastic Wars”. 
In the Wise Words department (page 42), writer Linda Sechrist interviews leading environmental entrepreneur Paul Hawken. Hawken shares insights on his work with a coalition of research fellows, advisors and expert reviewers and the creation of a “Plan to Reverse Global Warming”.
In this month’s Green Living department (page 38), freelance writer Avery Mack offers “Healthy House: Easy Ways to Green It Up”, highlighting ways to make simple changes that can have long-lasting and far-reaching results.
As always, open your mind and read on.
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