Behind the Greens

GOING GREEN

  • The High Desert
    Taos is More Than Great Skiing It was nearly 50 years ago that Swiss-born Ernie Blake flew over the Taos mountains in his Cessna 170, and noted that it offered skiing comparable to his native land. The Taos Ski Valley resort, now named as one of the top 10 destinations in North America by Skiing […]

MONEY MATTERS

  • Making a Life
    The Consumer Confidence Index and GNP measure the wrong things. Our health, our happiness, our connection to the natural world and our local community are far more important.

EATING RIGHT

  • Beyond Breakfast
    Organic Cereals Start the Day Off Right Gradually over the last century, the American idea of a healthy breakfast evolved from eggs and sausage to Cheerios. In fact, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, American consumption of breakfast cereal increased dramatically between 1980 and 1997—by over 40 percent to 17 pounds per person, per […]

HOUSE & HOME

  • A Breath of Fresh Air
    Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) studies indicate that indoor levels of pollutants may be two to five times—and occasionally more than 100 times—higher than outdoor levels.

BEHIND THE GREENS

  • Taking On Polluters
    Community Activist Hilton Kelley In 2000, Hilton Kelley was enjoying a comfortable life in Hollywood as a stuntman and actor when he planned a quick trip to his hometown of Port Arthur, Texas, to celebrate Mardi Gras. What he found were abandoned buildings and rampant pollution. The poor air quality had always been there, thanks […]

CONSCIOUS CONSUMER

  • Diet for a Small Pet
    Bring Out the Animal in Your Dog or Cat With Healthy Food Alternatives The wild dogs and cats that roamed the Earth thousands of years ago were the direct ancestors of the “domesticated creatures” we share our homes with today. As our pets, they’re “civilized,” but their physiology has remained remarkably unchanged from that of […]

TOOLS FOR GREEN LIVING

  • Summertime Fun
    From Hand-Woven Picnic Baskets, to Surf-Ready Bikinis, to a Recycled Cooler