Selva Beat is creating environmentalism with an edge.
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Hi! We’re Selva Beat — an environmental magazine with an edge. Welcome to the Selva Scouts!


For almost four years, we’ve been giving environmentalism a much-needed rebrand.

If you’re more glam than granola, we’ve had you covered. If you’re a person of color, underrepresented in the eco-conscious forum, we’ve had your back. And you’ve had ours. We absolutely love our readership, and that’s why we’ve decided to start the Selva Scouts. Together, we’re going to radicalize the magazine industry.

Since our first print issue in 2016, we’ve amassed an amazing team of 7 creative womxn who care deeply about bettering the planet through creative means. On the web, we publish 6-8 stories, articles, and features a month. Now, we’re working on our fifth and sixth print issues, and we’ve reached an impasse.

We could be a little looser on our environmental standards. We could be a little more safe with our fashion choices. Instead, we’re gonna stay true to ourselves, change up the game and, starting in 2019, produce 5 smaller issues a year. The consistency will help us better connect with our readership and gain the attention of advertisers we desperately need. And we’re ready to share our journey with you every step of the way.


Vegan s’mores, merit badges, velvet sashes, and berets; what do these things have in common? No, this isn’t the set list for a millennial reboot of Troop Beverly Hills. It’s the Selva Scouts — the world’s first and only eco-conscious scout program for the digital age.


Like everything we do, this project will be educational, community-driven, and of course, maximalist as heck ;) For a year, we’ve struggled to find a succinct way to both host a community and fund this venture. Originally, we looked into email courses but there was no way for you to engage amongst yourselves and we wanted you to feel empowered, not spammed.

Now, we're excited to say that we’ve finally found the perfect host for this unique project: Patreon! Through this platform, we’ll be able to speak directly to scout troops, release monthly merit badges, hold IRL day camps and classes, and share the down-to-earth behind-the-scenes content you all have been requesting.

And yes, there will be patches! ;)


P.S. Check out our Goals section (Overview tab) to see what we hope to achieve with your gracious help.

Tiers
🌻Sunflower Troop
$3 or more per month
One of the great perks of Patreon is that we get to sidestep Instagram’s algorithm and overly curated vibe. For $3 a month, you’ll get access to behind-the-scenes exclusives like:


  • photos and videos from actual photoshoots
  • commentary from the creatives involved
  • advice and tips for sustainable living
  • polls and other community-driven posts 
🍒Cherry Troop
$5 or more per month
In the Cherry Troop, you’ll get immediate first access to each digital issue, as well as, Exclusive Behind-The-Scenes content during the months when we don’t publish an issue. 


As a thank you, each month you’ll also receive: 

  • a special monthly playlist 
  • early access to articles online
  • occasional giveaways
  • curated shopping lists
  • coupon codes from eco-friendly brands 
🌈Rainbow Troop
$10 or more per month
Collect digital (and physical!) merit badges and learn more about the topics you care about! 


Every month will have a theme, decided by you lovely Scouts at the end of each previous month. We’ll release weekly lessons from the tutorial course, meaning that you get to learn at your own pace. After thirty days, you’ll be an expert in anything from how to thrift the perfect pair of pants, to how to build an eco-conscious makeup collection, to perfecting editorial photography, to gaining advanced Photoshop skills. The power is yours! 


Each month you’ll also receive:

  • Digital Magazines + 
  • Exclusive Behind-The-Scenes content
🍓Strawberry Troop
$20 or more per month
Yesss! For $20 a month you will become a special supporter and print subscriber. With each print release, you’ll also receive a small gift, which we produce each issue to celebrate our early bird readers. In the past these have included sticker sheets and pin-back buttons.


Each month you’ll also receive:

  • Monthly Tutorials and badges
  • Digital Magazines +
  • Exclusive Behind-The-Scenes content


Note: Print magazines can only be sent within the continental U.S. at this time. 

⛺️Scout Leader
$30 or more per month
This tier gets us closer and closer to our big goals. You will be listed in each print and digital issue as a producer and gain access to a special poll that puts the editorial power in your hands. Let’s make a magazine!


Each month you’ll also receive:

  • Print Magazines +
  • Monthly tutorials and badges
  • Digital Magazines +
  • Exclusive Behind-The-Scenes content
👡 Thrift Troop
$60 or more per month
If you live in Austin, Texas, a member of our team will be your own quarterly personal thrift angel, preparing your wardrobe for each season.


We’ll collect your sizing information, interests, and needs, then arrive at an agreed upon thrift store (within 10 miles of our studio) early to pull some selects for you. Next, we’ll walk the store together and help you find your own secondhand nirvana. This is a 2-hour appointment. 


Note: You must be a patron at this level for at least 2 months to receive this reward.


Each month you’ll also receive:

  • Production Credits
  • Print Magazines +
  • Monthly Tutorials and badges
  • Digital Magazines +
  • Behind-The-Scenes content
Goals
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By reaching this goal, we’ll be able to cover the day-to-day costs of running the magazine. This figure includes everything from our PO Box to Slack. Without having to worry about these basic needs, we can focus on supporting our staff and creating editorial magic.
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Hi! We’re Selva Beat — an environmental magazine with an edge. Welcome to the Selva Scouts!


For almost four years, we’ve been giving environmentalism a much-needed rebrand.

If you’re more glam than granola, we’ve had you covered. If you’re a person of color, underrepresented in the eco-conscious forum, we’ve had your back. And you’ve had ours. We absolutely love our readership, and that’s why we’ve decided to start the Selva Scouts. Together, we’re going to radicalize the magazine industry.

Since our first print issue in 2016, we’ve amassed an amazing team of 7 creative womxn who care deeply about bettering the planet through creative means. On the web, we publish 6-8 stories, articles, and features a month. Now, we’re working on our fifth and sixth print issues, and we’ve reached an impasse.

We could be a little looser on our environmental standards. We could be a little more safe with our fashion choices. Instead, we’re gonna stay true to ourselves, change up the game and, starting in 2019, produce 5 smaller issues a year. The consistency will help us better connect with our readership and gain the attention of advertisers we desperately need. And we’re ready to share our journey with you every step of the way.


Vegan s’mores, merit badges, velvet sashes, and berets; what do these things have in common? No, this isn’t the set list for a millennial reboot of Troop Beverly Hills. It’s the Selva Scouts — the world’s first and only eco-conscious scout program for the digital age.


Like everything we do, this project will be educational, community-driven, and of course, maximalist as heck ;) For a year, we’ve struggled to find a succinct way to both host a community and fund this venture. Originally, we looked into email courses but there was no way for you to engage amongst yourselves and we wanted you to feel empowered, not spammed.

Now, we're excited to say that we’ve finally found the perfect host for this unique project: Patreon! Through this platform, we’ll be able to speak directly to scout troops, release monthly merit badges, hold IRL day camps and classes, and share the down-to-earth behind-the-scenes content you all have been requesting.

And yes, there will be patches! ;)


P.S. Check out our Goals section (Overview tab) to see what we hope to achieve with your gracious help.

Recent posts by Selva Beat

Tiers
🌻Sunflower Troop
$3 or more per month
One of the great perks of Patreon is that we get to sidestep Instagram’s algorithm and overly curated vibe. For $3 a month, you’ll get access to behind-the-scenes exclusives like:


  • photos and videos from actual photoshoots
  • commentary from the creatives involved
  • advice and tips for sustainable living
  • polls and other community-driven posts 
🍒Cherry Troop
$5 or more per month
In the Cherry Troop, you’ll get immediate first access to each digital issue, as well as, Exclusive Behind-The-Scenes content during the months when we don’t publish an issue. 


As a thank you, each month you’ll also receive: 

  • a special monthly playlist 
  • early access to articles online
  • occasional giveaways
  • curated shopping lists
  • coupon codes from eco-friendly brands 
🌈Rainbow Troop
$10 or more per month
Collect digital (and physical!) merit badges and learn more about the topics you care about! 


Every month will have a theme, decided by you lovely Scouts at the end of each previous month. We’ll release weekly lessons from the tutorial course, meaning that you get to learn at your own pace. After thirty days, you’ll be an expert in anything from how to thrift the perfect pair of pants, to how to build an eco-conscious makeup collection, to perfecting editorial photography, to gaining advanced Photoshop skills. The power is yours! 


Each month you’ll also receive:

  • Digital Magazines + 
  • Exclusive Behind-The-Scenes content
🍓Strawberry Troop
$20 or more per month
Yesss! For $20 a month you will become a special supporter and print subscriber. With each print release, you’ll also receive a small gift, which we produce each issue to celebrate our early bird readers. In the past these have included sticker sheets and pin-back buttons.


Each month you’ll also receive:

  • Monthly Tutorials and badges
  • Digital Magazines +
  • Exclusive Behind-The-Scenes content


Note: Print magazines can only be sent within the continental U.S. at this time. 

⛺️Scout Leader
$30 or more per month
This tier gets us closer and closer to our big goals. You will be listed in each print and digital issue as a producer and gain access to a special poll that puts the editorial power in your hands. Let’s make a magazine!


Each month you’ll also receive:

  • Print Magazines +
  • Monthly tutorials and badges
  • Digital Magazines +
  • Exclusive Behind-The-Scenes content
👡 Thrift Troop
$60 or more per month
If you live in Austin, Texas, a member of our team will be your own quarterly personal thrift angel, preparing your wardrobe for each season.


We’ll collect your sizing information, interests, and needs, then arrive at an agreed upon thrift store (within 10 miles of our studio) early to pull some selects for you. Next, we’ll walk the store together and help you find your own secondhand nirvana. This is a 2-hour appointment. 


Note: You must be a patron at this level for at least 2 months to receive this reward.


Each month you’ll also receive:

  • Production Credits
  • Print Magazines +
  • Monthly Tutorials and badges
  • Digital Magazines +
  • Behind-The-Scenes content