Alaska in Miniature A Family Adventure on the Kenai Peninsula With our two young kids in tow, ages two and eight months, my husband Matt and I drove nearly 10,000 miles from Los Angeles to Alaska and back, spending a month in a cabin on Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula. We camped along the way, and cooked our meals at […]
A Mighty Wind: For Wind Energy Investments, It's the Potential That Counts As the fastest-growing energy source in the world, abundant, safe, renewable wind power seems like a very promising investment opportunity. But Americans looking to jump on the wind bandwagon had best be careful, because no U.S.-based wind power companies are publicly traded. Adventurous investors willing to […]
Water Smarts If you have a rain barrel, but are having trouble maximizing the water you collect—the RainPerfect™ ($139) offers a solution. It’s a solar-powered pump with a hose attachment that fits atop most rain barrels. The RainPerfect provides pressurized water for spraying collected rainwater on lawns and gardens and even for running low-pressure sprinklers.
BEHIND THE GREENS
Rethinking Farms When it comes to sustainable food and farming, author and researcher Dan Imhoff likes to get his hands dirty.
Surfing the Green Wave Even if you have shunned the big, pricey Internet Service Providers (ISPs) in favor of a discounted competitor, you may not realize that you can have low prices and a greener Internet experience.
TOOLS FOR GREEN LIVING
Catch the Rain Without grapes, there'd be no wine, but without good soil, there'd be no grapes. Wine-maker Kendall-Jackson has teamed with TerraCycle, Inc. to promote healthy soil by "upcycling" its old wine barrels into rainwater and compost bins.