Behind the Greens

GOING GREEN

  • 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 […]

MONEY MATTERS

  • 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 […]

EATING RIGHT

HOUSE & HOME

  • 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.

CONSCIOUS CONSUMER

  • 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.