Two magazines hit the stands today all dressed in green. Both Country Home and Town & Country published their April 2007 editions with a green theme, just in time for Earth Day.
Country Home is highlighting the “Best Green Cities in America”, of which Ithaca, NY – home to Ecorazzi’s Michael d’Estries – ranks #2 overall. It was beat out by Burlington, Vermont.
In the issue you’ll also find lots of green decorating tips, including a tour of Danny Seo‘s new home and how he found all of his eco-friendly items. Plus, Country Home took some time to focus on sustainable, local food – including some yummy looking recipes.
We even found a new green celebrity tidbit in the mag: Mary Steenburgen has a store called Rooms & Gardens in Santa Monica – lots of antiques! Plus, instead of using plastic bags to give to shoppers, they use reusable bags from onebagatatime.com.
TOWN & COUNTRY
Town & Country covered lots of green topics, as well, from the “Top 75 Natural & Organic Beauty Products” to useful green tips for readers in their “Going, Going, GREEN” section. On the beauty front, we were pleased to see nice explanations about suspect toxins & chemicals with potential harmful effects like parabens & phthalates.
Profiles of eco-celebs Bette Midler & Ali Hewson covered their respective projects, such as Midler’s New York Restoration Project and Divine Program, currently in the works: “Launching this spring it aims to reclaim neighborhoods in a vertical fashion by planting ivy vines along blank walls to discourage graffiti.”The “Wholier Than Thou” article covered “how not to lose your friend in your quest to save the earth” – and reminded me very much of South Park’s Smug Alert.
Finally, they featured 4 great eco-women in “Four Forces for Nature”: Deirdre Imus, Frances Beinecke, Paulette Cole, and Leslie Hoffman. Hoffman was quoted as saying, “Most nonprofits have celebrities who help them out, but I’m a middle-aged woman who’s into garbage. For a celebrity, that’s not really a sexy draw!”
Both mags were interesting. Check them out. If you haven’t already read our piece on magazines & the environment, you might want to take a few minutes and swallow that information, as well.