LETTER FROM THE EDITORS
What We’re About: offering smarter
choices for better living.
It takes talented writers to make a great
magazine and Verdant has some of the very best. Read about
them and what theyve got to say.
FINANCE: GREEN INVESTING:
COMING OF AGE
By James K. Glassman
Whether it’s Cleantech, renewable energy biofuels or other
so-called “green” investments, the smart money is doing
some early stage investing. This type of investing is risky and
PETS: ECO PET PRODUCTS
By Nancy Christie
Pet owners are pampering their cats and dogs with healthy organic
pet food, garments and beds. Some suppliers offer treats that both
pet and owner can enjoy.
COLLECTIBLES: THE GREENING
By Ed Kiersh
A weathervane recently sld at auction for almost six million dollars.
HUMOR: ONE MAN’S
By Lizz Winstead
Less with a bang than a whimper, one of America’s leading
humorists confronts the growing wasteland of so-called consumer
BREAKTHROUGHS: THE TIMES
By Sharon King Hoge
Experts in a variety of areas share their
thoughts on what the next decade might bring in possible green breakthroughs.
WHITE OUTSIDE, GREEN INSIDE
By Diane di Costanza
A couple transforms a century-old brownstone on Manhattan’s
Upper West Side into a modern “green” home.
HOW SOON WILL YOU BE DRIVING
By Michael Frank
Hydrogen extracted from H2O can fuel cars that emit only water vapors.
THE ART OF THE YARDSCAPE
By Maureen Gilmer
Hollywood homes and harried homeowners are junking their lawnmowers
and discovering the benefits of unconventional yard treatments.
TOP TEN TIPS FROM ALL-AMERICAN
By Deborah Lathrop Lechner
Some of the best clever and quirky projects initiated to save energy,
preserve the environment and improve community life, while saving
money to boot.
THE ORGANIC SPA
By Mary Alice Kellog
Earth-friendly balms update timeless treatments.
By Rosemary Black
Sophisticated chocolate may turn out to be the new health food.
By Constance Gustke
Linda Loudermilk uses sustainable fabrics to combine glamour and
DARK SIDE OF THE DIGITAL AGE
By Lori Bongiorno
What to do with the obsolete gadgets piling up in your drawers and
GREENHEART: A DAY IN THE LIFE
By Christopher Buckley
A tongue-in-cheek look at the Prince of Wales’
daily agenda as he leads an eco-crusade.
BETTER BOOZE? AND HEALTHY!
By Baroness Sheri de Borchgrave
A look at a non-teetotaller’s guide to new organic spirits