Behind the Greens

GOING GREEN

MONEY MATTERS

  • Mutual Appreciation
    Picking the Greenest Funds Choosing the right mutual fund isn’t as easy as looking at a chart and writing a check to the firm with the highest numbers. Everyone wants a winner, but it’s important to remember that performance numbers don’t tell the full story—even among socially-conscious funds. Many, for example, rack up high returns […]

EATING RIGHT

  • Going Nuts
    Many restaurants now include nuts in many different dishes, especially salads and desserts. And with the recent low-carb craze, nuts have been recognized as nutritional protein powerhouses that are great for snacking. Many children today don't just respond to nuts with a sniffly nose or scratchy throat; they are literally deathly allergic. In fact, nut allergies are among the most deadly; they cause 100 to 200 deaths every year, mostly in children and adolescents.

HOUSE & HOME

BEHIND THE GREENS

  • Chemical Crusader Sandra Steingraber
    An Interview With a Biologist Who Crusades Against Chemicals and Writes Eloquently About Their Consequences.Sandra Steingraber, Ph.D., is the Rachel Carson of our time, albeit a much more public version. She is a biologist who crusades against chemicals, an author who writes eloquently about their consequences and a poet who interweaves environment and human life […]

CONSCIOUS CONSUMER

TOOLS FOR GREEN LIVING

  • Tools for Green Living
    NATURAL SOLE It's summertime, and your favorite pair of leather sandals are falling apart at the rawhide. Now is your opportunity to invest in some eco-friendly footwear. EcoDragon offers a wide range of sandal styles, including the new Hempadrille ($29), which is made from organic hemp and natural rubber. The sandals are sewn by hand, […]