The third annual “Green Issue” of Vanity Fair has arrived:
Although Madonna graces the cover, the story inside makes no mention of greenness … including her “eco-song” and headlining gig last summer at Live Earth. Altogether an interesting choice for the “green issue,” though I applaud the absence of sweater belts.
The cover promises other stories of a greener hue, including:
- “A Letter to the Next President” by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. (perhaps an invitation to see his 3D IMAX film?)
- “Monsanto’s Assault on Farmers” (pay attention, Philpott!)
- “China’s Plan to Control the Weather” (um, old news, VF)
- “Selling Out Polar Bears” (Knut overload?)
As has become custom this time o’ year, there are a number of other paper mags doing their best green impressions, too. Here are a few:
- Outside‘s green issue features a cover story on Jack Johnson, advice on green gear, and a list of eco-getaways.
- This month, Metropolitan Home focuses on an eco-renovation, a brother-duo doing green design, and a photo slideshow of green products.
- Music mag Billboard has an upcoming green issue that will feature a spotlight on 10 green artists/bands [PDF]. (Uh, been there, done that!)
- Dwell magazine is also, um, dwelling on green issues with features on modern wood homes and a renovated barn.
- The March issue of Sunset has features on green couples in Portland, Ore., and decorating with secondhand finds, as well as an ongoing blog called the one-block diet.
- Even Delta Airlines’ in-flight mag has gone green (ironic?) with a cover mentioning Earth Hour and contents that include a piece on the Bengal tiger and brief “postcards” from places (Louisiana coast, Upper Mississippi River, S.F. Bay) where environmental restoration is finding success.
Of course, when I say that these mags are putting out green issues, I’m referring only to content … and not necessarily to the actual dead-tree pages (of which there are many). Though, hopefully, with more green issues will come actual green practices.
Seen any other good green content? Leave word in comments.
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