Behind the Greens

GOING GREEN

MONEY MATTERS

  • Shelter from the Storm
    Green investment still carries uncertainty, but there are a lot more established green companies to choose from.

EATING RIGHT

  • Green Beer
    Delicious Organic Brews Offer a Healthier Alternative Eighty million Americans regularly drink beer, which breaks down to about 23 gallons of the beverage per person every year. One reason the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock was a declining stock of on-board "beere," and beer historian Will Anderson points out that America's first "help wanted" ad, […]

HOUSE & HOME

  • Windows 2000
    Saving Money With Energy-Efficient Fenestration Most of us think we're being energy-conscious when we remember to put up the storm windows in the fall. But just because there are two panes of glass between you and the outside world doesn't mean you're protected against significant energy loss. Window technology has made a lot of progress […]

BEHIND THE GREENS

CONSCIOUS CONSUMER

  • E-Waste Not
    Recycling Our High-Tech Cast-OffsCell phones, TVs and other electronics break or become obsolete at an ever-accelerating pace. And we’ve got the landfills to prove it. According to a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) spokesperson, “In 2007, discarded TVs, computers, peripherals (including printers, scanners, faxes), mice, keyboards and cell phones totaled about 2.25 million tons.” And […]

TOOLS FOR GREEN LIVING

  • Resources for Eco-Awareness and Action
    Everything in the Anna Sova line of organic products shouts high quality and commitment to natural living. Founder Anna Walker explains, "Smell our wall paint, and you"ll see it smells like food, because we use food-grade ingredients. There are no petrochemicals here." For an added pleasure, you can mix the company's aromatherapy blends into the paint for long-lasting fragrance.