April Magazine Subscriptions Go Green for Earth Day and Everyday

o_the_oprah_magazine_subscription_april2011.jpgHappy Earth Day! Of course, the best way to celebrate is not to focus all of your environmentally conscious efforts on today but to try to be greener everyday. Fittingly, you’ll find tips for doing so in your April magazine subscriptions.

  • Redbook magazine suggests 10 ways to be greener, including reducing the amount you drive, recycling cell phones and chargers, and installing a low-flow aerator on your kitchen faucet.

  • O, the Oprah Magazine presents a special green edition of the “Live Your Best Life” section found at the beginning of each issue. The stories include mini profiles of Shinique Smith, an artist who recycles clothing into colorful sculpture and installations; and Darren Saravis’ Solarflora, a combination of public sculpture and solar-powered charging station. Later in the magazine there are two examples of eco-friendly fashion.
  • Good Housekeeping magazine shares a different way of recycling black-and-white newspaper pages–using them to polish dark-colored leather shoes. There are also speed-cleaning tips for keeping recycling bins clean and smelling fresh.