Readers, are you familiar with GOOD magazine? If you aren’t, I suggest taking some time to explore their website. GOOD is true to its name in that it aspires to be a media platform for “people who want to live well and do good.” The content is truly thought provoking and the integrated media, information graphs and charts really take complex issues and make them accessible to the average consumer. I don’t think there is a better resource on the internet that provides valuable information on everything from world politics, food safety and environmentally responsible design.
While GOOD is a great resource for those of us interested in what we eat, consume or waste, it’s not as serious and intellectually exhausting as it sounds. When they posted a map put out representing each states most well known beer by the The Daily Caller that included such villains as Budweiser, Coors and Miller, GOOD readers screamed in protest. In response, they asked readers:
“What is the most awesome, best-tasting, sustainably brewed, independently owned, community-oriented, craft beer brewed in your state?”
The responses were crafted into a beer map of local and sustainable breweries that would make an amazing piece of art for any
beer dining room.
If you are interested in finding out more about issues like America’s energy consumption, but get a little dizzy when reading extremely
boring technical articles in mainstream news, check out GOOD’s take here. You don’t even have to read all the text, because the main crux of the article is beautifully illustrated with numbers, graphics and pictures in a poster. Or maybe you wonder how many gallons of fuel per passenger it takes to cover a distance of 350 miles?
I’m the first to admit that in this digital age of blogs, online newspapers and virtual forums, I crave the written word on good, old fashioned paper. It is a rare occasion that something will come along that revolutionizes the way I receive information. GOOD is accessible, informative and has changed the way I learn. Even better, you can receive it printed on earth friendly paper.
Now that’s revolutionary.