More than 1,500 women, men, students, children and babies held hands, sang songs, cheered and stomped their feet last night in anticipation of their march on the coal-fired Capitol Power Plant in Washington, D.C. Just a stone's throw from the U.S. Capitol building, the power plant has become a powerful symbol for citizens who scoff at the […]
Charmin, Kleenex Cottonelle, Quilted Northern and Scott are among the toilet papers and tissues that do the most harm to forests and the environment, according to a new report by Greenpeace. The non-profit research group evaluated dozens of brands of toilet paper, facial tissue, paper, towels and napkins according to three criteria: 1) How much […]
My recent post on Ten Reasons Why You Should Eat Less Meat generated a resounding request for recipes. My favorites come from colorful cookbooks that either eschew meat completely or use it primarily as an accent rather than as a main course. Super Natural Cooking will get you whipping up meat-free stews, salads, entrees and […]
If your mouth isn't watering yet, it should be. These foods, produced by Alter Eco, the Fair Trade food company, are not your run-of-the-mill staples. Their exotic flavors and textures transform mundane meals into delicious dining experiences you'll want to repeat over and over again. What makes them so special? Taste, for one. The full natural […]
You don't need to be a complete vegetarian for your diet to help protect the planet. Just eat less meat. Here's why: 1. Save the rainforest. World Wildlife Fund estimates that, every year, an area of the world's rain forests larger than the state of New York is destroyed to create grazing land. In latin […]
Given how jittery the economy is, it's easy to get the jitters yourself when it comes to going green. Isn't it great to know, then, that choosing the greenest option when you shop can actually be the most economical way to shop, too? This was brought home to me in spades this morning, when I […]
If you're in the market for a new cell phone, consider one of these "green" models that are being featured at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. * Motorola's MOTO W233 Renew – constructed of plastic made from recycled water bottles; can be completely recycled. Cost: $9.99 with a two-year contract; buy through T-Mobile. Comes in packaging […]
Any day is a good day to eat chocolate as far as I’m concerned. But on no day is it so special as on Valentine’s Day, when heart-shaped boxes full of cocoa-based delicacies can keep people (well, me) happy pretty much all day. That’s particularly true if the cocoa is produced organically. Cocoa powder is derived from […]
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