Behind the Greens

GOING GREEN

MONEY MATTERS

  • The Last Mile
    Donate your old car to a worthy green group, and get a tax return and environmentally friendly recycling.

EATING RIGHT

HOUSE & HOME

  • Down the Drain
    How to Conserve Resources by Spending Some Quality Time in the Bathroom The modern bathroom may be convenient, but it’s no friend to the environment. In fact, the toilets, showers, sinks, lights and just about every other fixture found in the typical powder room are little more than drains for untold amounts of water, energy […]

BEHIND THE GREENS

  • Winning for the Water
    Betsey Armstrong is a 29-year-old goalkeeper on the U.S. Water Polo team who’s headed to her second Olympic Games—the 2012 Games in London—this July. Since attending the University of Michigan, Armstrong not only became serious about water polo, she developed an interest in all things environmental. Below, she talks to E about her commitment to […]

CONSCIOUS CONSUMER

  • Green Batteries: Powering Innovation
    Battey makers are all charged up over the future of batteries. Duracell, Everyready and Rayovac, titans in the battery field, are revoluionizing how we power up everything from Walkmans to laptop computers. "Better rechargeables and new alkaline [traditional] batteries with virtually no mercury will save landfill space and address environmental concerns," predicts Duracell's James Donahue.

TOOLS FOR GREEN LIVING

  • Tools for Green Living
    CLEANING UP CLEANSERS Heather Caro cleaned houses for more than 16 years, even putting herself through college. But after so much time scrubbing floors, she began to have dizzy spells from breathing in cleaning chemicals. Caro saw a need for effective natural cleansers. After two years working with a chemist, she formulated Heather's Natural & […]