E – The Environmental Magazine premiered in print in January 1990 on the eve of the 20th anniversary of the first Earth Day and in the wake of the infamous Exxon Valdez oil spill. At the time, the American public was also reeling from reports of medical waste washing up on New Jersey shores, fires blazing in Yellowstone Park and unusually hot weather that had earned the summer of 1988 the nickname “The Greenhouse Summer.”
Since its inception, the magazine’s mission has remained the same: to provide information about environmental issues and to share ideas and resources so that readers can live more sustainable lives and connect with ongoing efforts for change.
E has remained independent of any membership organization and has no agenda to promote except that of our very diverse and dynamic environmental movement as a whole. As such, E has cast a wide net editorially, covering everything environmental — from the big issues like climate change, renewable energy and toxins and health, to the topics that directly impact our readers’ daily lives: how to eat right and stay healthy, where to invest responsibly and how to save energy at home.
In 2013, E made the transition to an online-only publication.