Thursday, November 15, 2007

My Little Fetish

Ever since I gave up watching television (why, you ask? Um, because it rots your brain), I have developed a bit of a magazine fetish. I have almost 10 subscriptions. You heard me right. Yes, it’s awful and I feel guilty about all the toxic chemicals used to print my glossy pages and all the trees that are unceremoniously (if we had ceremonies for each tree, maybe be would cut down less) cut down to highlight this month’s latest disposable trend (read: red patent leather platforms. Um, yeah, that one will surely last). In any case, I have been diligently not renewing my subscriptions – so many of the magazines now have great websites. But I can’t escape that feeling of excitement that comes from opening your mailbox to find the latest edition of Vanity Fair – what did they write about this month? What great photographers contributed this time? What nasty things does Graydon Carter (Editor) have to say about George Bush this time around?

Luckily, more magazines are making the commitment to use environmentally responsible papers – papers that contain postconsumer recycled content and/or responsibly sourced virgin fiber. Here is a partial list of the magazines with links to their websites (for the complete list, go to Co-op America’s website here. There are tons of magazines making an environmental commitment. (Graydon Carter – why are you not on this list?? You talk so much about “green this” and “environment that” . . . you need to walk the talk, man).

Adbusters

Alpinist

Audubon

Bay Nature

Bitch

Body and Soul (A Martha Stewart Magazine)

Bust

E Magazine

Fast Company (I get this one. This is THE magazine for entrepreneurs and anyone interested in the creative power of business.)

Inc. Magazine

Mother Earth News

Mother Jones

Mothering

Ms Magazine

Natural Home and Garden

Nick (Nickelodeon) Magazine

Ode

Organic Spa

Outside

Plenty

The Progressive

Ranger Rick

ReadyMade

Russian Life

Satya

Science

Shape

Sierra

Smart HomeOwner

Solar Today

Surfer Magazine

Trout Unlimited

Utne

Vegetarian Times

Washington Gardener

Yes! Magazine

Yoga Journal

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