National Geographic goes green

About a year after purchasing an online magazine devoted to eco-conscious living, National Geographic will be launching a print version of The Green Guide.

The quarterly magazine is scheduled to hit the racks in early March, and is the first NG publication to focus entirely on everyday green consumerism. According to its editorial director, Seth Bauer, the guide’s content makes it ideal for general consumers, not “environmaniacs.”

In keeping with the green theme, NG notes the publication’s chosen paper company, Verso Paper, will employ environmentally sensitive practices, such as using Forest Stewardship Council-certified wood or recycled material. A subscription to the magazine will cost $15 a year; or $12 for the digital version.