I'll be dancing up a storm at the Environmental and Clean Energy Ball tonight, and am happy to say I've found a "green" gown. Well, technically, it's a beautiful deep chocolately brown color, layered over with a silver sheath. But it's "green" in almost every way that counts! It's not new – in fact, I […]
Environmentalists will be decked out in a hundred shades of green over the next few days as they celebrate Barack Obama's inauguration with no less than three "green" balls — and I'm going to two of them! The Green Inaugural Ball: Maximum Celebration, Minimal Impact kicks things off Satuday, January 17 at 8 p.m. in the Mellon Auditorium, just […]
As much as I love the product variety at Trader Joe's, I hate the packaging waste. Everything – apart from a few bananas – comes wrapped in excessive plastic or paper. What gives? On a recent shopping trip there, all the fresh produce seemed to be hermetically sealed: one barrel was full of pairs of zucchini trapped on […]
By now you know that saving energy makes sense any time we can pull it off, given the world’s short supplies of oil and the pollution and climate change we create when we burn any fossil fuel. Nevertheless, you may still be among the millions of people who have not yet incorporated energy conservation into your […]
There’s a lot of talk about greening your closet these days. With cotton production accounting for 10% of the world’s insecticide use and 25% of its pesticides, choosing alternative fabric options like organic cotton, hemp or bamboo can send a powerful message to the conventional cotton industry. But as Rachel Sarnoff, CEO and Founder, EcoStiletto.com, […]
The subway billboards are stark, stunning and attention grabbing. Against a black backdrop, bright yellow letters shout: "Burning coal is the dirtiest way we produce electricity." "There are no homes in America powered by clean coal." "CO2 emissions from coal-based electricity are greater than emissions from all the cars and trucks in America." The video version […]
Explosives and giant machines are destroying Appalachian peaks to obtain coal. In a tiny West Virginia town, residents and the industry fight over a mountain's fate. Read all about it in this excellent article in Smithsonian magazine.
If you're one of those people who want to "go green" but think they can't afford it, meet Sue H. of Dewitt, Virginia. This "One in a Million" grandmother of two has found that shifting her spending to products and services that offer the greatest environmental benefit actually saves her money – especially when it comes to […]
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