Orion Magazine was first published in 1982. The publication is based on the conviction that humans are morally responsible for the world in which we live and that the individual comes to sense this responsibility as he or she develops a personal bond with nature. The bimonthly magazine covers a wide range of environmental and cultural topics including ecology, science, food, agriculture, justice, and visual art. Orion has a full-time staff of ten. With no advertising, the publication is supported by subscriptions and donations. Back issues of the magazine are available for purchase and the current issue and many stories are available to read online.