Behind the Greens

  • Sustainable Chef Michael Leviton
    Chefs Collaborative, a nonprofit dedicated to building a more sustainable food supply by reaching out directly to chefs and sharing best practices, is releasing a cookbook paying homage to its many innovative members and delicious seasonal offerings. The Chefs Collaborative Cookbook features pumpkin curry from chef Alison Costello of Capuchin Soup Kitchen; poached quinces and […]

GOING GREEN

  • Backcountry Solitude
    Dedicated downhill racers around the country have moved their skis from the basement to the garage, ready to hit the slopes at the first sign of flurries...

MONEY MATTERS

  • Looking South
    As the American economy continues to lag, more and more socially and environmentally responsible investors are looking south to find promising venture capital opportunities. While much of the rest of the world is bogged down in recession and cowed by the specter of terrorism, Latin American businesses are operating in a relatively safe and fast-growing economic climate friendly to sustainable development and still rich in virgin natural resources. A small cadre of environmentally conscious venture funds—most of which feature a nonprofit component—have already invested almost $2 billion in sustainable forestry, organic agriculture, renewable energy and other green businesses in the region, and are poised to make significant returns over the coming decades. Individual investors are still welcome to invest in many of these funds.

EATING RIGHT

  • Enlightened Indulgence
    Organic Chocolate Companies Help Make Calories Count Toward Conservation Whether you have found yourself ogling the assortment of gourmet truffles at a confectioner's shop or grabbing the nearest candy bar in the supermarket checkout aisle, you know that cravings for chocolate demand immediate satisfaction. But chocoholics beware! Your sweet tooth could be taking a bite […]

HOUSE & HOME

  • Green Glass
    According to the Department of Energy (DOE), 25 percent of the energy used to heat and cool buildings goes right out the window. If windows aren't installed properly or aren't made of the right kind of material, you could end up losing a tremendous amount of energy. When installing new windows or window treatments, there are several rather simple environmentally friendly options that can help make a big difference.

BEHIND THE GREENS

  • Sustainable Chef Michael Leviton
    Chefs Collaborative, a nonprofit dedicated to building a more sustainable food supply by reaching out directly to chefs and sharing best practices, is releasing a cookbook paying homage to its many innovative members and delicious seasonal offerings. The Chefs Collaborative Cookbook features pumpkin curry from chef Alison Costello of Capuchin Soup Kitchen; poached quinces and […]

CONSCIOUS CONSUMER

  • Green on Blue
    There are a ton of eco-friendly ways to enjoy the water this summer, without firing up the power boat. Check out the latest in wooden kayaks, aluminum canoes, pedal boats, paddle boards and Hydrobikes.

TOOLS FOR GREEN LIVING

  • Light up the Holidays
    Candles create atmosphere at the holidays, but can also fill the air with harmful chemicals. Way Out Wax, based in Vermont, produces all-natural candles from vegan soy wax and pure essential oils, including lavender and sage. If you don't want to cook at Thanksgiving, you should choose Cozy Home, which smells like pumpkin pie.