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Saturday, March 15, 2008

GOOD Magazine is honorable

95total likes societal contribution--and why not? The evolution of ecological and humanitarian norms as of late has spawned some honorable companies performing their social duty. GOOD Magazine is another to add to that growing list.

GOOD Magazine concerns itself with going green, creativity, and all things outside mainstream culture. A subscription costs $20 for 6 issues. The catch is, though, that all of that cash goes straight to the nonprofit of your choice. Very cool.

The magazine's mission statement:

"We see a growing number of people tied together not by age, career, background, or circumstance, but by a shared interest. This revolves around a passion for potential mixed with fierce pragmatism and creative engagement. We sum all this up as the sensibility of giving a damn. But to shorten it, let's call it GOOD. We're here to push this movement and cover its realization.

While so much of today's media is taking up our space, dumbing us down, and impeding our productivity, GOOD exists to add value. Through a print magazine, feature and documentary films, original multimedia content and local events, GOOD is providing a platform for the ideas, people, and businesses that are driving change in the world."

A magazine for the "creative pragmatist". We know that's all of our readers, and so we thought we'd pass this along to you.


comoprozac said...

I periodically buy this magazine. They do a great job of presenting information that critically looks at how we live our lives. They also do a choose well-thought-out themes for each issue.

The other thing they do better than most is creating an online community for their readers.

comoprozac said...

So much for my claim of making very careful comments.

I meant,"They also choose well-thought-out themes."

Lauren Kilberg said...

I'll have to check this out. It sounds wonderful. I'm a fan of Ode, Utne, and Adbusters which are all magazines with a conscious, if you will. Thanks for the info.

Katrika said...

I'm a huge fan of GOOD Magazine! And what I like about the socially responsible aspect of GOOD is that it's not their main focus. You could argue that it is almost an afterthought. OR, more meaningfully, they are treating it like a given (well, of course we give our subscription proceeds to charity... duh).

My dad reads my blog, and he was just pointing out to me the other day how many posts I've been writing about products or services with an environmental or socially responsible aspect to them. In some ways, this reflects my personal interests, but in other ways it points out a very positive trend among companies - that they are seeing the importance of this, and taking part.