Behind the Greens

GOING GREEN

MONEY MATTERS

  • After the Storm
    The one-two punch doled out by Katrina and then Hurricane Rita literally wiped out thousands of promising small businesses—and the jobs that went with them—all the way from Texas to Alabama. Several socially responsible community investment projects are helping shoulder the daunting burden of getting the local economy back on its feet.

EATING RIGHT

  • Spilt Milk
    With all the new alternative milk products on the market—including soy milk, hemp milk and nut milk—some have decided that the straight-from-the-cow stuff is still the best.

HOUSE & HOME

  • Smoke Gets in Your Eyes
    Wood Stove Pollution is a Burning Issue Before tossing those aromatic wood chips on the barbecue, using the fireplace to celebrate that first brisk fall day or lighting a campfire in the great out-of-doors, you might want to consider this: Wood smoke can literally take your breath away. Wood smoke kills, health officials say, because […]

BEHIND THE GREENS

CONSCIOUS CONSUMER

  • Unwanted Guests
    When one or two insects visit your home, they seem like obnoxious guests. And when an invasion occurs, your first reaction may be to call the exterminator or spray something noxious. But insect infestations aren't always as bad as they seem, and there are numerous options that don't involve the purchase of toxic pesticides.

TOOLS FOR GREEN LIVING

  • Green Gifts for Guys
    Father’s Day Finds from Inner Tube Belts to Emergency Radios to Hoodies and the CrusherRADIO READY Whether you’re on a long hike, holding down the home fort during a storm, at the beach or otherwise away from civilization (and chargers), the Eton American Red Cross Portable Emergency Preparedness Radio (about $70) accepts power from four […]