Behind the Greens


  • Flora, Fauna and the Deep Blue Sea
    It is peaceful on Nonsuch Island, a 14-acre nature preserve at the eastern entrance to Bermuda's Castle Harbor. Migratory songbirds flit through canopy trees, their calls disturbed only by the distant and distinctly incongruous whine from a motorcycle track on the mainland. With its Bermuda palmetto, olivewood and cedar forests, scuttling Sally Lightfoot crabs and nesting Bermuda petrel seabirds just offshore, the island represents a rare opportunity to experience Bermuda as its first visitors saw it.


  • Our Mutual Friends
    Major fund managers are adding green funds to their prospectuses, raising the stakes for the true green pioneers.


  • Soupersize Nutrition
    Nothing beats the aroma and taste of homemade soup on chilly autumn evenings. These days, however, market leaders like Campbell's are not seeing their customary growth and profits. The reason may be because people are becoming more aware of what they eat, and many no longer consider typical condensed soup—loaded with sodium, and filled with overcooked vegetables, limp noodles and some type of animal-based stock—to be part of a healthy diet.


  • E’s Green Home Picks: Ideas in Bloom
    SECRET KITCHEN COMPOSTING Still struggling to compost in the kitchen? The recycled stainless steel Blanco Solon Compost System (about $300) installs directly into your countertop, so you simply scrape in vegetable trimmings, egg shells and coffee grounds as you’re cooking and lock the lid to keep odors out. After you’ve tossed your organic waste outdoors, […]


  • Aurora Robson, Sculptor
    Sculptor Aurora Robson shares insight into how she transforms plastic waste into things of beauty.


  • Empowered Shopping
    Grocery shopping in greener pastures saves the environment from an onslaught of pesticides, hormones and other pollutants. Using simple strategies, you can make sure to reduce your footprint the next time you purchase food.


  • Natural Options
    The 10 Most Important Foods to Buy Organic In 1984, Elizabeth Ryan bought a farm in New York’s mid Hudson Valley. The farm and orchard had been managed conventionally for many years, but Ryan decided to severely restrict the use of chemical pesticides. Her farm is now run under a preventive Integrated Pest Management (IPM) […]