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August 26, 2009

Ecologist magazine founder Teddy Goldsmith dies

By conrad

Teddy Goldsmith, the environmentalist and founder of the Ecologist magazine, died on August 21, aged 80.

Goldsmith, brother of billionaire James, launched the Ecologist in 1970 with his first issue carrying a cover image of a man suffocating under a pile of rubble.

As the decade continued the magazine became known for carrying few pictures, instead focusing on long written articles more in keeping with an academic journal than a consumer magazine.

In 1972, Goldsmith dedicated an entire issue of the magazine to a ‘Blueprint for Survival’, a green manifesto that inspired the foundation of the Ecology Party (later becoming the Green Party) and which kept the magazine financially afloat.

The magazine, currently owned by the Goldsmith’s nephew and former Ecologist editor Zac Goldsmith, switched to an online only format in June this year.

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