Dear Magazine Subscriber,
By now you’ve received the May/June issue of World Watch magazine, or will receive it shortly. This email is to notify you that the Worldwatch Institute has regretfully made the decision to cease publication of the magazine with the next issue, making July/August 2010 the final one for World Watch.
This was a difficult decision, but we, like many other magazines, have been facing the realities of declining subscriptions, rising costs, and strained budgets for a number of years. Our board and staff have had to make the painful decision to close the magazine and reallocate resources to our online communications via the worldwatch.org website, which will be significantly strengthened in the months ahead.
I want to thank you deeply for your support of the Worldwatch Institute through your past subscription to our magazine, and we hope that you will consider donating the value of the remainder of your subscription as a gift to Worldwatch. Every donation is appreciated in these challenging times but we will refund your money if that is what you request. A letter is in the mail to you to explain the options available for the balance of your subscription.
On behalf of the Worldwatch Institute, I want to thank you for your loyal readership of World Watch. I hope you will continue to read our material and support our work for many years to come.