Better Paper Leaders

The following magazines are printed on recycled paper, or are in the process of transitioning to recycled paper. This decision reduces greenhouse gas emissions, preserves endangered forests, and diverts solid waste from landfills. As a magazine reader, purchasing magazines that have a commitment to using environmental paper rewards them and encourages other magazines to follow suit.  
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Mother Earth News, Grit, Motorcycle Classics, Mother Earth Living,

Utne Reader, Capper's Farmer, Gas Engine, Farm Collector, 

Many of our members are Ogden Publications. They take considerable pride in using recycled-content paper to lessen their company’s environmental impact. This decision goes hand-in-hand with their long history of being good stewards of the land. They hope that this will lead to greater environmental practices by others in the magazine industry, too!

YES! Magazine reframes the biggest problems of our time in terms of their solutions. They outline a path forward with in-depth analysis, tools for citizen engagement, and stories about real people working for a better world. YES! Is printed on 100% post-consumer-waste paper. Modern Dog  has made a commitment to the environment, and they're so proud of it, they

want to shout if from the rooftops in hopes that other publications will make the switch too! Both Modern Dog and Modern Cat  print on an FSC certified stock containing 30% recycled content with vegetable based inks. They're committed to protecting our forests so we can (along with our dogs and cats) enjoy our forests for generations to come.

Bicycle Times employs 90% recycled paper and they incentivize bicycling commuting to and from their office by paying employees for each pedal-powered trip. Dirt Rag Magazine covers the thrill of mountain biking. They are committed to using 90% recycled paper to further support the sustainable lifestyle they've been promoting for decades. Natural Health is a two-time winner of the Aveda 

Environmental Award and has been printing on recycled paper since 2005. An average issue uses approximately 63,000 pounds of 10% post-consumer recycled paper.  Stanford Social

Innovation Review (SSIR) shares ideas, tools, and strategies for nonprofits, foundations, government, and socially responsible businesses.Earth Island Journal brings news of the world environment. This quarterly magazine combines investigative journalism and thought-provoking essays that make the subtle but profound connections between the environment and other contemporary issues. Tricycle: A Buddhist Review  is the leading journal of Buddhism in the West, where it continues to be the most inclusive and widely read vehicle for the dissemination of Buddhist perspectives. Ranger Rick is an award-winning magazine from the National Wildlife Federation that makes learning about the natural world fun for kids.

Ranger Rick Jr. Magazine is for kids ages 4-7, filled with amazing animal facts, games and other fun activities.

Light of Consciousness brings you spiritual inspiration through articles on wisdom teachings, practices, science and spirituality, prayer and meditation, healing, personal journeys, sacred ecology, transformational art, spiritual cinema, and more.

 Scrapbooking & Beyond  is a unique magazine geared for both the "archival" and "creative" scrapbooker.Bead Design Studio Magazine offers awesome projects and special features, and chooses to highlight these beautiful designs on recycled paper that looks great! Paintworks magazine shares projects, paint techniques, tips, inspiration, and featured artists. Spirituality and Health magazine covers a broad range of topics under the umbrella of health and spirituality. VegNews is a premier vegan lifestyle magazine, with the latest in meat-free news, food, travel, politics, and buzz.

To view a list of magazines that are on better papers, click here. For more information, contact Project Director, Beth Porter (202 872 5356),

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