ECOS, regarded as one of Australia's most authoritative magazines on sustainability, published since 1974 by Australia's national scientific research agency, CSIRO. It is an award winning not-for-profit publication, now published bi-monthly.
ECOS has stayed true to its original brief of tackling sustainability from a scientific perspective. However, its focus has evolved from CSIRO environmental research to more broadly covering today's emerging issues in the sustainability arena. ECOS now covers 'eco' topics from across industry, government, and community, whether it be climate change, ‘clean tech', green buildings, electric vehicles, ecotourism or environmental policy.
Through well-researched features and news updates on current issues, ECOS serves as a forum for:
- invigorating discussion on the environment and sustainability from a research perspective
- raising awareness of ecological principles, and
- explaining the benefits of sustainability developments.
The printed magazine is subscription based, but is also circulated to newsagents, workplaces, government departments, universities, schools, libraries and environment centres around Australia. Circulation is 15,000. The main reader base is 20-45 year olds who are tertiary educated.
An online archive of more than 4000 articles dating from 1984 is accessible through the supporting website www.ecosmagazine.com which registers more than 18,000 dedicated visits per month. The website supports advertising clients via free contents emails.