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 […]


  • Red Stripe, Yellow Curry and Green Hotels
    Stroll barefoot along Jamaica's white sand beaches, get acquainted with dolphins in crystal-clear water, and ascend mystical mountain peaks through rainforest pathways. But before you arrive, make sure the place where you stay has made a commitment to preserving this biodiversity hot-spot for the future.


  • Local Life Support
    Nonprofit Ioby Improves Communities One Crowdfunded Project at a TimeErin Barnes, executive director of Ioby, the nonprofit fundraising platform for the environment, says of the initiative: “You can take a tax deduction and know you have made a truly valuable investment in your own community.” Crowdfunding, or raising money through online donations, includes social entrepreneurs […]


  • The New Super Foods
    The organics market is jumping into the power foods game with antioxidant-rich Goji berries, yerba mate drinks and hemp protein products.


  • E's Green Home Picks: Cool Summer Ideas
    A BBQ Built For Two There’s nothing quite so satisfying as a multifunctional tool, appliance or home product when space is in short supply. Particularly when said object manages two unlikely combined tasks. Enter the Hot-Pot BBQ ($124) from Black+Blum, a terracotta pot (14.6 X 10.6 in.) whose top portion is ideal for growing herbs […]


  • For the Birds
    Jane Alexander is best known for her on-screen and on-stage performances. She has won two Emmys, a Tony Award (for The Great White Hope) and has been nominated for four Academy Awards. Though she has made her name in films like Kramer vs. Kramer, All the President’s Men, The Cider House Rules and The Ring, […]


  • Look for the Eco Label
    These days there are plenty of eco-labels to choose from, but how do you know which ones to trust and which are just greenwashing?


  • Tools for Green Living
    Most candles contain paraffin, a petroleum-based wax that produces black soot when burned. The soot can stain ceilings and walls, and it is no fun to breathe! But candle lovers can now enjoy the sweet smell of Jennifer Brown-Owan's Jenni Originals