Inside the April/May 2009 issue of
Mother Earth News, on newsstands March 24
The “Revolutionary” Earth Day Issue: Bold new ideas to tackle climate change, considering conservation vs. population, best garden crops for your area and more
A Plan for the Solar Revolution — Mother Earth News offers a plan for the U.S. government to help lead the world into a carbon-free solar era, but it will take commitment on a scale not seen since World War II. Page 86
Grass-fed Meat Combats Climate Change — Converting cropland to perennial pastures combats climate change, builds better soil and produces healthier meat — all without scaling back beef and dairy production. Page 48
Why Conservation Alone Won’t Solve the Problem — Publisher Bryan Welch discusses how the plan for a sustainable human future needs to include population control and innovative new economic systems. Page 80
The Best Crops for Your Garden — Plan your most successful garden ever by using crops that naturally thrive where you live. Based on Mother Earth News’ reader survey results. Page 34
The Best Electric Mowers — These four cordless electric mowers pollute less, are easy to use and work as well as — or better than — gas mowers. Page 62
Green Patio, Walkway and Driveway Options — Try these eco-friendly permeable paver options to allow for better groundwater drainage and less heat buildup. Page 106
and more …
About Mother Earth News
Published by Ogden Publications, Mother Earth News (www.MotherEarthNews.com) is the oldest and most widely distributed magazine dedicated to sustainable lifestyles. Since its launch in 1970, the brand has been a trusted guide to sustainable lifestyles. Today it enjoys the highest print circulation in its category with at least 432,000 paid copies. Each bimonthly issue of Mother Earth News features practical and money-saving information on cutting energy costs; using renewable energy sources; organic gardening; green home building and remodeling; do-it-yourself projects; and conscientious, self-sufficient lifestyles. Mother Earth News offers free syndicated content, RSS feeds and topic-specific e-newsletters for journalists and consumers, at no charge.
About Ogden Publications
Ogden Publications Inc. (www.OgdenPubs.com) is the leading media company and information resource serving the sustainable living community. Key brands include Mother Earth News, Natural Home, Utne Reader, The Herb Companion and Grit. Ogden Publications also serves niche markets with magazines and books targeting rural lifestyle, farm memorabilia and classic motorcycle communities, and provides insurance and financial services through its Capper’s Insurance Service division. The Topeka, Kan.-based company is privately held.
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