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The Perks of a MOTHER EARTH NEWS Digital Subscription

MOTHER EARTH NEWS digital edition cover

MOTHER EARTH NEWS has been providing information about how to live a more sustainable, eco-friendly life for more than 40 years.  We understand that it’s important we also “walk the talk,” so for this reason and more we set to work creating a slick and easy-to-use digital issue that allows us to reduce our paper and ink consumption while emitting a smaller carbon footprint from magazine deliveries.

We love providing our readers with simple, cost-effective ways to make a difference, and this is one.  By purchasing a digital issue, which is available on both Apple and Android devices, you will still receive all of the same content as the print magazine, plus you’ll save paper and help reduce the company’s fossil fuel consumption. Our digital issue is linked to our website in order for you to peruse related MOTHER EARTH NEWS articles with the swipe of your finger. We also thought it would be fun to link most of our author bylines to the author’s online biography. Are you unsure as to why you should listen to Steve Maxwell for DIY advice or Barbara Pleasant for composting tips? Simply click on each author’s byline to see their credentials and to understand why they’re one of our most trusted experts.

Social media sharing 

One of the things we have enjoyed most about these digital subscriptions is the ease with which you can post your favorite MOTHER EARTH NEWS content to the social media channel of your choice. By lightly tapping the screen once, a scissors icon will appear on the right-hand side of the page. You can use these scissors to digitally clip out your favorite recipe, photo or section of text from the page. After your customized clip is selected, you can choose to post it directly to Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Tumblr, Flickr, Google + and more. You can also choose to email any clip to a friend, or share the clip in our live MOTHER EARTH NEWS digital issue stream. These instant clips are a great way to share MOTHER EARTH NEWS content with your friends, and you’ll never have to worry about losing a ripped-out page of the magazine again!

Digital issue flow sharing

A one-year digital subscription, which includes 6 issues, is $12. You can also buy a print and digital subscription bundle for $17 a year. To sign up for a subscription and receive step-by-step instructions about how to download your digital subscription, visit