Behind the Greens

GOING GREEN

  • Vegetarianism Hits the Road
    Finding Respite–and a Real Meal–While on Vacation For a growing number of travelers, the Sweet Onion Inn is a sweet site indeed. The white-shingled structure nestles along Route 100 in Hancock, Vermont, a rustic spot between unbroken expanses of Green Mountain forest and winding White River. The front walk of the inn rustles with fallen […]

MONEY MATTERS

  • Investing in People
    Microfinance offers investors the opportunity to make a difference, one small loan at a time.

EATING RIGHT

  • Softer Drinks
    Soft drinks can be found almost anywhere in the world, but nowhere are they as ubiquitous as the U.S., where 450 different types are sold and more than 2.5 million vending machines dispense sugar-sweetened beverages around the clock.

HOUSE & HOME

  • Party on the Patio
    With summer right around the corner, installing a new deck may be the first step in planning your outdoor events. Fortunately, there are environmentally friendly alternatives to unsustainable and rot-prone wood-based decks.

BEHIND THE GREENS

CONSCIOUS CONSUMER

  • Ready to Ride
    Built for carting to commuting, behold the latest bikes.

TOOLS FOR GREEN LIVING

  • Tools for Green Living
    A recent lawsuit against the makers of Oreos (Kraft Foods) for selling a product with high-cholesterol "trans" fats—found in hydrogenated oils and linked to heart disease and diabetes—makes us think twice before indulging in this classic treat. But we don't have to give up the delicious combination of creamy icing and crisp chocolate cookie.