News : Meet a Green Alliance Business: Coastal Home Magazine

May 12, 2015

Originally published in Portsmouth Herald and SeacoastOnline.

Coastal Home magazine was born from the ashes of Accent Magazine, the Seacoast's first home and garden publication of its kind. When Coastal Home launched in 2010, it picked up where Accent left off, bringing the style, elegance, and design of homes and gardens in coastal New Hampshire, southern Maine, and the North Shore of Massachusetts to its readers.

But publisher Keith Lemerise, who successfully launched Taste of the Seacoast magazine in 2003, knew that Coastal Home could be much more than another glossy magazine with stunning photography. Lemerise, along with editor Penny O'Sullivan, shaped the magazine to take an inside look into the latest in home and garden trends, styles, and, perhaps most notably, green tips and green-related stories from across the industry.

It was important to Lemerise that his print publication be committed to environmental stewardship and offset its carbon footprint. To achieve this, he has Cummings Printing — a local, Forest Stewardship Council printer — produce each issue of Coastal Home on recycled, post-consumer paper. The magazine is printed with eco-friendly soy-based ink, which degrades more completely than petroleum-based ink and is easier to remove during the process of paper recycling. Coastal Home devotes a portion of its editorial content to eco-focused stories. This special section, known as Green Sense, covers homes and companies that are sustainable through energy-efficient upgrades, environmentally focused landscaping, using reclaimed materials for building projects, and more.

Read the full story on SeacoastOnline here.