Behind the Greens

GOING GREEN

MONEY MATTERS

  • Joining the Club
    Greening Corporations With Socially Responsible Investment Groups Understanding the wooly world of socially responsible investing (SRI) can be a daunting task for people who want to leverage their financial assets for the environment. But more and more enlightened investors are banding together in clubs, which allow them to divide up research and responsibilities, spreading out […]

EATING RIGHT

  • How Sweet it Is
    Americans are sweet on sugar--that's no big news. What is surprising, however, is the size of our sweet tooth. A recent U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) survey found that the average American polishes off the equivalent of 160 pounds of sugar a year.

HOUSE & HOME

  • Natural Materials
    Solar floodlights for added peace of mind; Stoneware clay tiles from recycled materials and a selection of green window shades.

BEHIND THE GREENS

  • Interview: Ed Begley Jr.
    Actor Ed Begley, Jr. shares his path to becoming an environmental advocate who practices what he preaches. From riding his bike everywhere, to starring in his own green reality show and authoring multiple green living books, Begley is the real deal.

CONSCIOUS CONSUMER

  • There Goes the Sun
    Catching rays, soaking up sun, baking on the beach—there are myriad ways to describe the typical summer tanning experience. The popularity of tanning continues, despite well-proven correlation between sun exposure and skin cancer.

TOOLS FOR GREEN LIVING

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