The Green Invasion


June/July 2006




Cover of Issue 10

Featured in this issue:


Off the Beaten Path


Deep within America's national parks and forests lie pristine, ultraprotected spots called wilderness areas - and most f us are only a day trip away from one. Hike secluded trails, take on Class IV rapids, and support the continued protection of these spaces. Plenty's wilderness guide shows you how.


By Kate Siber



Pop Culture: The Green Invasion


From eco-friendly films to progressive podcasts, Plenty picks the best in summer entertainment



Summertime and the Eating is Local


Two months on a supermarket-free diet


By Lou Bendrick



Heavy Metal


How mercury has found its way into our water, our air, and our bodies - and what it might be doing to our health


By Sarah Bridges



Green is the New White


Tie the knot in eco-friendly style with Plenty's wedding guide


By Bari Nan Cohen



Letter from the Editor


Rebirth of the counterculture: from hippie bus to biodiesel road trip


By Mark Spellun




Spectrum:

Pooches Poop for Power


By Deborah Snoonian



Tillin' Me Softly


By Jacqulyn Lane



Fresh Fading Fertilizer



Oil-holics Anonymous


By Erika Villani



Something in the Air?


By D.S.



Food For Thought


By D.S.



Plenty Tip of the Month


Grow Your Own Garden Organically


By Anngela Leone



Event Calendar: June/July 2006



Current:


Q&A: Giving Hydrogen the Hard Sell


Fuel-cell advocate Daniel Emmett on why wary greenies should embrace new technology


By Philip Armour



Tech: Weird Science


How nanotechnology could solve a host of eco-problems


By Amy Cortese



Wheels: Revisiting Diesel


Why the oft-maligned fuel of the 70's is greener than ever before


By Frances Cerra Whittelsey



Business: Fly Right


Buying carbon offsets for air travel can reduce your environmental footprint - or just alleviate your guilt


By Jenny Gage



Books: Warming Trends


Two new books illuminate the politics and perils of coal energy and the emerging science behind global climate change


By Richard Bradley



Books: The Weather Makers


How Man is Changing the Climate and What It Means for Life on Earth


By Wesley Yang



Books: New and Noteworthy




Living:


Retreads: Auto Invention


For inventors and designers, the road to reuse is paved with car parts


By Joshua M. Bernstien



Shelter: Squared Away


The cube, and eco-efficient kit house, might be coming to a neighborhood near you


By Deborah Snoonian



Food: Cater to Your Green Needs


So you eat organic food at home and in restaurants - but would you serve eco-friendly fare to 100 of your closest friends?


By Nicole Davis



Green Bling: Shore Things


These eco accessories are perfect for days on the boardwalk and nights by the bonfire



Style: Beauty and the Beach


Mineral makeup goes on sheer and won't melt down - even on the warmest days



Health: Keep Your Cool


Five natural, unusual, and time-tested ways to combat summer meltdown


By Valerie Reiss



Indulgences: Sweating It


A selective guide to the best saunas, schvitzes, and steam caves in the U.S.


By Jennifer Block



Off the Grid: Green Scenester


How eco-rapper and alt-fuel enthusiast Charris Ben Ford is helping to shape the new environmental movement


By Elizabeth Barker



Green Gear:


Good Sports


How will you spend your summer weekends? Whether you're going camping or playing catch in the backyard, these goods will make you an eco-MVP



Plenty Labs:


The Back Page: The PLENTY Test


Test Your Eco-I.Q.




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