Behind the Greens

GOING GREEN

  • Family Explorers
    One of the best ways to introduce children to the great outdoors is to take them camping. As with other learning experiences, it’s best to start small, hiking in nearby woods or pitching a tent in the backyard.

MONEY MATTERS

  • Calling all Consumers
    The green market is growing at a record pace, and green marketers are guiding consumer dollars to the companies that really care.

EATING RIGHT

HOUSE & HOME

  • Slow the Flow
    Easy ways to cut water waste at home—from quick toilet fixes to smarter showers.

BEHIND THE GREENS

CONSCIOUS CONSUMER

  • Diamonds Aren't Forever
    Environmental Degradation and Civil War in the Gem Trade Gleaming gems shining from plush velvet cases in quiet jewelry stores make it easy to forget that some of these symbols of love and prosperity originated in distant lands, deep in the soil of conflict. Romancing the stone: Everyone agrees that gems, like these uncut diamonds, […]

TOOLS FOR GREEN LIVING

  • Light up the Holidays
    Candles create atmosphere at the holidays, but can also fill the air with harmful chemicals. Way Out Wax, based in Vermont, produces all-natural candles from vegan soy wax and pure essential oils, including lavender and sage. If you don't want to cook at Thanksgiving, you should choose Cozy Home, which smells like pumpkin pie.