Gone are the days when green goods could only be found in health food and specialty stores. Now they’re filling the shelves of local supermarkets and corner groceries. These new products promise to work "the natural way," and often splash attention-getting symbols on claims on their labels, such as "We Care," "Non-Toxic," "Biodegradable," "100 percent Recycled," and "Recyclable"
Authors Nikki and David Goldbeck, who live in Woodstock, New York, run Ceres Press, a home-based cottage industry that turns out environmental books on subjects like "clean and green" housekeeping. Their new book, Choose to Reuses, is a 450-page guide to living well while reducing one’s load on the Earth. It’s a step-by-step, very specific source material on reusing everything from computer printer ribbons to upholstered sofas.
If you call your event "Eco-Challenge," the last thing you want is bands of environmentalists waving angry, in-your-face placard for the TV cameras at the starting line. But that’s just what happened in April, with the U.S. debut of "adventure racing," inspired by the grueling, French-sponsered Raid Gauloises.