Behind the Greens

GOING GREEN

  • Lost in the Amazon
    Sleeping on a little boat, eating fresh acai and listening to locals is all part of the "community-based tourism" offered by Project Baggage in the Brazilian Amazon.

MONEY MATTERS

  • Having Faith
    With the recent surge in faith-based environmentalism, it's no wonder that religious entities are using their substantial financial clout to push for green changes in corporate business-as-usual. As a member of a congregation, you can have an impact by helping determine how endowments are being invested, and by suggesting shareholder resolutions to hold corporate entities accountable to ethical standards.

EATING RIGHT

  • Kicking the White Stuff
    Nature's colorful palette of vegetables, fruits and whole grains packs the most nutritional punch.

HOUSE & HOME

  • Shady Solutions
    When it comes to beating the summer heat, air conditioning's not the only option. Films, shades and solar screens offer a lot of cooling potential without raising your electricity rates.

BEHIND THE GREENS

  • Chemical Crusader Sandra Steingraber
    An Interview With a Biologist Who Crusades Against Chemicals and Writes Eloquently About Their Consequences.Sandra Steingraber, Ph.D., is the Rachel Carson of our time, albeit a much more public version. She is a biologist who crusades against chemicals, an author who writes eloquently about their consequences and a poet who interweaves environment and human life […]

CONSCIOUS CONSUMER

TOOLS FOR GREEN LIVING

  • Funny–and Fashionable–Finds
    Funny green tees; eco-friendly sweets for your sweetie; bath products that preserve the rainforest (really!); the second and more fashionable life of the inner tube; ties to get you talking; and kid-powered toys. In the book aisle, find your green path, ride along with the whale warriors, raise water consciousness, start a green Bible study and meet business people who have gone from corporation to conservation.