Behind the Greens

GOING GREEN

  • The Roof of the World
    Tourism in Nepal Strikes a Delicate Balance To reach the best place to see Mount Everest (known locally as Sagarmatha), from Nepal's capital city of Kathmandu you first take a half-hour flight on a small plane to Lukla, then walk 31 miles to the small city of Namche. The trekking is by foot, up 12,000 […]

MONEY MATTERS

  • Safety in Green
    Safety in Green: In these turbulent times, green investing holds steady promise.

EATING RIGHT

  • Yum, Yum Hospital Food
    Perhaps nowhere has the devolution of the Standard American Diet been as prominent as in hospitals. During the post-World War II era, when state-of-the-art medications like the polio vaccine and antibiotics held sway and food was less understood as the good medicine it is, society seemed more willing to pass off lousy hospital fare with a few jokes. Fast forward a half century, however, and the appetite for change that arose in the 1960s is finally driving change in the health care industry.

HOUSE & HOME

  • Sleeping Soundly
    Organic Cotton May be the Key to a Good Night's Rest It's easy to feel virtuous using 100 percent cotton bed sheets. What could be more pure than bedding made from a natural product, with no artificial fibers? Unfortunately, it's not that simple. Mothers & Others For a Livable Planet reports that cotton is the […]

BEHIND THE GREENS

  • Aurora Robson, Sculptor
    Sculptor Aurora Robson shares insight into how she transforms plastic waste into things of beauty.

CONSCIOUS CONSUMER

  • Cruising on a Current
    Companies such as eGO Vehicles, EVTAMERICA and Veloteq can put you in the saddle of serious, street-legal electric two-wheelers for between $1,500 and $2,900.

TOOLS FOR GREEN LIVING

  • Solar Roadways: Just a Dream?
    Solar roadways used to be just a concept, but Scott and Julie Brusaw have built them to withstand the weight and wear of trucks and heavy traffic, while producing electricity. Now the question is whether they can raise enough money to set up mass production...