Creating a Human Age we actually want to live in . . .

Who We Are

We are a digital, print, and live magazine in which the world’s most creative writers, designers, scientists, and entrepreneurs explore how we can create a sustainable human age we actually want to live in.

Our mission is to curate a global conversation about data, technology, and innovation that lead to solutions to the persistent environmental challenges of our time. Much like Foreign Policy, MIT Technology Review, and Harvard Business Review have done for their respective fields, we aim to build a thought-leader publication for the sustainability and development world.

Anthropocene is an initiative of Future Earth, a global science consortium.


What We Do

Anthropocene works with world-class veteran writers to scout innovative and often counterintuitive solutions to environmental and development challenges and craft in-depth stories about the people and technologies behind those innovations.

Our stories take many forms—ranging from daily coverage of compelling new research to interactive digital features to high end print editions. In addition, we plan to take select stories from page to stage in a live event series called “The Anthropocene Dialogues.”

Across all platforms, what we value most is editorial independence, clear writing with simple and powerful language, scientific and technological rigor, and beautiful design.


Editorial Independence

Anthropocene subscribes to standards of editorial independence adopted by the Institute for Nonprofit News:

Anthropocene is owned by Future Earth, but is editorially independent of it. We retain full authority over editorial content to protect the best journalistic and business interests of our publication.We maintain a firewall between news coverage decisions and sources of all revenue. Acceptance of financial support does not constitute implied or actual endorsement of donors or their products, services or opinions.

We accept gifts, grants and sponsorships from individuals and organizations for the general support of our activities, but our news judgments are made independently and not on the basis of donor support.

Our organization may consider donations to support the coverage of particular topics, but our organization maintains editorial control of the coverage. We will cede no right of review or influence of editorial content, nor of unauthorized distribution of editorial content.

Our organization will make public all donors who give a total of $5,000 or more per year. We will accept anonymous donations for general support only if it is clear that sufficient safeguards have been put into place that the expenditure of that donation is made independently by our organization and in compliance with INN’s Membership Standards.


Who We Serve

Anthropocene is building a community of thinkers and doers committed to making sustainability a reality—not just an aspiration.


How We Pay the Bills

Anthropocene is reader-supported journalism. That means that a significant portion of our operating costs comes from people like you—that is people who believe that it is time to start talking about environmental solutions, not just problems. Membership comes with benefits including high-end print editions, conversations with authors, and networking opportunities. Click here to donate.

We also offer sponsorships whereby organizations and businesses can support independent reporting within an editorial beat, such as climate, health, biodiversity, and cities. Click here for more information.

Finally, Anthropocene is made possible with the support of the US National Science Foundation.

Become a Supporting Member. Get beautifully-crafted print issues delivered to your doorstep while supporting the mission and the future of Anthropocene Magazine.

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