by Michael dEstries
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country living magazineWe’ve seen magazines embrace the environmental movement through special issues and reporting — but never something this ambitious.

Hearst has announced that they are partnering with green building company New World Home to create a Country Living Magazine-inspired line of LEED-certified modular homes. The homes measure 1,100 to 2,300 square feet and range in price from $165,000 to $460,000. In a press release, Hearts said that such design “will reduce overall energy consumption by more than 50%, save thousands of gallons of water per year and enjoy superior indoor air quality over an average code-built house.”

Country Living has also announced that they will be adding more green-related editorial content and develop green-themed marketing programs. “Environmental awareness and a commitment to preserving the countryside have been in Country Living’s DNA for over 30 years,” says Sarah Gray Miller, the magazine’s editor-in-chief. “This partnership with New World Home is a perfect extension of the brand — one that provides our readers with a real, attainable opportunity to live green.”

The magazine’s more than 11 million subscribers can expect to see the new green changes soon.

About Michael dEstries

Michael has been blogging since 2005 on issues such as sustainability, renewable energy, philanthropy, and healthy living. He regularly contributes to a slew of publications, as well as consulting with companies looking to make an impact using the web and social media. He lives in Ithaca, NY with his family on an apple farm.

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