About Us

About the Green Living Journal

The Green Living Journal offers solutions to the serious energy, health, and environmental problems facing all of us. Topics we cover include:

  • Gardening,Green Living Journal locations
  • Local Notes,
  • Building,
  • Food,
  • Education,
  • Transportation,
  • Recycling,
  • Eco-fashion,
  • Book Reviews,
  • and Electric Vehicles.

The Portland edition of the Green Living Journal is a family-owned business, thankful to advertisers for its existence. To learn about advertising opportunities and rates please read our Advertise page.

We print 20,000 copies each quarter. Find your copy at one of our 600+ pickup locations.

The Green Living Journal Mission     

To connect readers with the businesses, ideas, articles, and stories that will inspire and motivate them to make the mindful choices needed to create a cleaner, healthier, and more prosperous world.

The Green Living Journal Philosophy

  • We believe in abundance, community, health, and education, based on the principles of sustainability.
  • We advocate for renewable energy, net zero buildings, electric drive vehicles, local organic food, personal health, and sustainability-based education at all levels.
  • We believe in the power of individuals, communities, businesses, and governments to find solutions, and we remain steadfastly optimistic that we will succeed in building a cleaner, healthier, and more sustainable future.

History of The Green Living Journal

The Green Living Journal was started in Vermont by Marshall Glickman in 1990. Stephen Morris, owner of The Public Press, took the reins from Marshall in 2005. Morris expanded publication to include three editions in Vermont and one in Oregon. As “a practical journal for friends of the environment,” all editions deliver quality, hands-on information to readers interested in greening their lives and improving the environment.

The idea of a Portland edition of the Journal was born in 2007 when Gary Munkhoff and Susan Place stopped to visit the Green Living Journal booth at the SolWest Energy Fair in John Day. They were immediately drawn to the idea of delivering timely, practical and positive information to people interested in a greener lifestyle. They realized that they just had to be part of the Green Living Journal family.

In June 2008, Gary and Susan’s company, Columbia River Press published the first issue of the Green Living Journal targeted to the Portland-Vancouver area.