Reading a magazine always gives me with a little twinge of guilt. Although I’ll recycle it, it’s still using up paper and if I can read something online instead, I will. And I’m sure I’m not the only one so it’s likely that the Read Green Initiative will be a success.
It offers anyone the chance to get a magazine (and books or other publications) to read online for free. Produced in something called ‘Zinio’s media-rich digital format’ you can buy other magazines etc and a portion of the proceeds from the sales will be used to purchase eco unit credits, to buy more trees.
Zinio is the world’s largest publisher and distributor of digital magazines but unfortunately magazines like Elle or Men’s Health (as shown on the example on the site) are only available to buy, not for free. However there are lots that you can get gratis and you only need an email address and password to sign up, no credit card details are taken. The magazines are:
417, 4 Wheel and Off Road, 5.0 Mustang and Super Fords, African Vibes, American Cowboy, American Craft, American Photo, Arizona Highways, Art Voices, Atlanta Peach, Auto Build, Automobile Magazine, Backpacker, Backpacking Light, Beer Magazine, Best Life, Bicycling, Bike, Black Enterprise, Blackbelt, BlackBook, BlackMen, Boating, Boating Life, Boatworks, Boston Common, Business & Commercial Aviation, Business Jet Traveler, Capitol File, Car Craft, Caribbean Travel & Life, Chevy High Performance, CoinAge, Computer Shopper, Cruising World, Cucina Saludable, Dialogue, Diesel Power, Digital Photographer, Dirt Rider, Dirt Wheels, Dressage Today, Ebony, Edible Manhattan, Electronic Gaming Monthly, Elevator World, Elgourmet.com Mexico, Equus, European Car, Eurotuner, Field & Stream , Fitness RX, Fitness RX for Women, Florida Travel & Life, Fly Fishing in Salt Waters, Flying , Foreign Policy, Four Wheeler, Garden Design, Golf Fitness Magazine, Good Life Connoisseur, Gotham, GreenSource, Gulf Atlantic Florida Fishing (GAFF), Hawaii Magazine, Home Theater, Hope Today, Horse and Rider, Hot Bike, Hot Rod, Hype Hair, Import Tuner, In Business Las Vegas, Interior, iPhone Life, Islands, Jet, JP Magazine, Kiplinger’s, Kiteboarding, LA Confidential, Las Vegas Home & Design, Las Vegas Magazine, Las Vegas Weekly, Layers Magazine, Lowrider, Maclean’s, Malibu Arts Journal, Marlin, Michigan Avenue, Mini Truckin, MIT’s Technology Review, Modified Luxury & Exotics, Mopar Muscle, Motocross Action, Motor Boating, Motor Trend, Motorcyclist, Mountain Bike Action, Muscle Mustang and Fast Fords, Muscular Development, Natural Solutions, Northern Cottage, Ocean Drive, Ocean Drive Espanol, Ode, Off-Road, Open Magazine, Opportunity Journal, Organic Gardening, Out, Outdoor Life, Outside, Outside’s Go, Palm Springs Life, Parenting, PC Magazine, Penthouse, Performance Audio & Sound, Philadelphia Style, Playboy Mexico, Politics, Popular Science, Powder, Power and Motoryacht, Power Cruising, Practical Horseman, Prevention, Rap Fanatic, RC Car, RC Heli, Reader’s Digest, Road Bike Action, Rock & Gem, Runner’s World, Running Times, Sail, Sailing World, Salt Water Sportsman, Salud Vital, Saveur, Shutterbug, Ski magazine, Skiing, Slam, Snow Magazine, Snowboarder, Soap Opera Digest, Soap Opera Weekly, Solo Relojes, Spa magazine, Sport Compact Car, Sport Fishing, SSX, Stereophile, Super Street, Super Street Bike, Surfer, Surfing, Tea A Magazine, Texas Highways, The Advocate, The Hockey News, The Network Journal, Traverse, Truck Trend, Truckin, TW Motorcross, TW Quad Off Road, TW Ride BMX, TW Skateboarding, TW Snowboarding, TW Surf, US News & World Report, Vegas Golfer, Vegas magazine, Vegas2Go, Vegetarian Times, Videomaker, Viv, Wakeboarding, Water Ski, What is Enlightenment, What’s Up Annapolis, What’s Up Eastern Shore, What’s Up Weddings, Whichita, Wild on the Fly, Windsurfing, Woodworker’s Journal, Xtreme RC Cars, Yachting, Yoga Journal, Youth Runner.