Hey Friends,

the new year is right around the corner. It’s still hard to believe that it will soon be 2023. How time flies! January feels just like yesterday, however soon it will be that time of the year once again. Here in the southern hemisphere the sun has been shining, yet for many of our community the wintery holiday season has been in full effect. Hope everyone has been enjoying this special time of year, spent with friends, family, on holidays, much needed R&R or whatever tickles your fancy.

Limelight has had a longer than normal break between issues as we got sought to match the timing of our final installment with the end of the year. That means this is a bumper issue, with more content than usual. Consider it a holiday gift! There’s plenty to unpack, so let’s dive in!

Here’s all the latest:

What’s Happening

AMR News: We just hit 2,000 followers on Twitter! Two issues ago in September we celebrated 1,000 and here we are just 90 days later, having doubled that. Super grateful for everyone who has decided to join our growing community and appreciate all the support. Thank you for being awesome! 💚

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We also launched AMR Deals, a collection of offers and specials from our favourite companies and trusted partners. Here you’ll find great deals on green tech, wellness, sustainable goods and more. The page is regularly updated so be sure to bookmark it and check back for the latest savings on some great brands, products and services.

Interviews: Bernardo Otilia, founder of 8000Kicks, joined us for AMR #013. During our talk Bernardo revealed how he got into the hemp apparel game and the quirky origins of his company. A great interview and loads of information for anyone curious about this surprisingly sustainable material. 🎙️
Reviews: And speaking of 8000Kicks, we tested out a pair of their latest hemp sneakers, the Explorer V2. They uniquely feature an innovative (and waterproof) hemp outer along with a revolutionary algae bloom sole. Check out our full review to see why we thought these were a pair of dope kicks. Limelight readers can also grab 10% off your next pair by using code AMR at checkout.

We also reviewed a pair of personal care products from STUFF. The company makes male grooming goods which are not only vegan, cruelty free and devoid of all chemical nasties, but proceeds help support young male mental health initiatives. If you are looking for some quality mancare, STUFF is a good bet.

And following our initial brief first take, we decided to conduct a comprehensive review of Zero Co’s home cleaning and body care lines. We put these eco-friendly items to the test, using them for over a month to see how these sustainable solutions stacked up.
Rounding out December, it was time for our final entry in the 2022 plant-based and vegan Chocolate Review Series. The third round featured a variety of weird, wonderful and wild treats from all corners of the globe. This one was really fun to put together and we’ll soon be crowning an overall champ in the new year. Dig chocolate? Then dig this! 🍫
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Brain Matter

“The best way to predict your future is to create it.”
-Abraham Lincoln

2023 is right around the corner and resolutions are all anyone is talking about. Rightfully so. The new year is an ideal time to make positive life changes and work toward your desired outcomes, starting fresh and building momentum throughout the year before reaching the crescendo of completion. But instead of just wishing for a better future or setting well-meaning yet vague intentions, why not design a smarter plan for success? We’ve put together an easy-to-follow guide on how to plan out powerful and achievable resolutions for 2023. Why not spend some time setting yourself up for your best year ever. After all, investing in yourself now will pay out huge dividends by the end of next year. 🧠

Some Of Our Favourite Things

You. That’s right, you are. We’d like to take the time to thank our growing community of superstars. Without you, much of this would be without meaning. Our audience is what drives us, inspires us and brings us joy. Thank you for being with us in 2022 and we promise that next year will be even bigger, better…. our best yet! 💚

Home Time

It’s always fun to look back on the content we’ve produced when putting together Limelight, and this was an epic issue indeed. Four reviews! Articles, news, interviews, brand new sections to our site and more!
We are also right in the thick of the holiday season, with Xmas behind us and New Year’s Eve right around the corner. It’s the time of year when things begin to slow down, yet there is still so much to cover and share with you. Be it global events, the latest changemaker causing positive ripples, new solutions or hidden gems, it feels like every day is another opportunity to broadcast some awesome into this world.
With that said, have a wonderful end of year celebration and may you all have an amazing start to 2023. Our focus for next year is not just to be better, but be the best we’ve ever been. A big bet, but one we are excited to work toward. There are huge things in the works and we are very much looking forward to sharing our ambitious plans in the coming days.
Until next time, have a happy, safe and prosperous new year! See ya in 2023!
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