Earth Friendly Gifts


December/January 2008




Cover of Issue 19

Featured in this issue:


Animal Attractions


Explore a new predator-ridden savannah, stalk the elusive black rhino, dodge a charging elephant—eco tourism in southern Africa is one wild ride


By Kate Siber



The Unlikely Environmentalist


How one skater dude stole an idea from NASCAR, created a nearly million-dollar restoration project, and helped revive the mighty Mississippi


By Adam Hinterthuer



The Next Great Hunt


Reviving genetically pure bison and reintroducing them to their former home may be the key to saving both the species and the magnificent Great Plains


By Jim Robbins



Letter from the Editor


Green Giving


By Mark Spellun




Spectrum:

One Shot: Pining Away


By Alisa Opar



Dilemma


Is there an eco-friendly way to warp and send gifts this holiday season?


By Susan Cosier



Hut Hut


How to build an igloo


By Tobin Hack



Crops and Robbers


Green initiatives at Cedar Creek Corrections Center


By Anne Casselman



Burning Question


What's your new year's eco resolution?



Going Places: Chattanooga


River Town on a Roll


By Hilda J. Brucker



By the Numbers: Snow


No Business Like Snow Business



The Big Picture: Re-Gift It


By Jessica Hagy



Draft Dodgers


Is putting plastic on windows the best way to keep heat from escaping during winter?


By Sarah Parsons



Paper Trailers



Pucker Up


Our picks for the best balms your bucks can buy


By Sarah Parsons



Life in the Green Zone


Celebrated comedian Lizz Winstead goes on a green cleaning spree—and accidentally cleans out her bank account


By Lizz Winstead



Current:


People: Eco Star KT Tunstall


KT Tunstall dishes, from her most heinous eco sin to the ideal carpool buddy


By Colleen Kane



Tech: CO2 Sucker


Vacumming CO2 clear out of the skies


By Jennifer Nelson



Tech: Smoke and Mirrors


By Jim Sherwin



From the Drawing Board: UbiGreen



Findings



Ask a Scientist


How will La Nina affect the weather this winter?


By Sarah Parsons



Tech: Ditching the Dump


By Susan Brackney



Business: On the Market



Business: Kerching Kergreen


By Tobin Hack



Business: Heating up the Airwaves


A radio station in New Mexico rocks out on solar power


By Ross Burns



Motion: Driving on Air


This hot little car packs air and emits nothing but a cool breeze


By Eric Mack



Thinking: Don't Dispute the Messengers


Introducing the newest member of the global warming documentary club; Michael Pollan's defense of food; into the wild with Craig Childs



Thinking: Beastie Boy


Book - The Animal Dialogues: Uncommon Encounters in the Wild


By Joshua Payne



Thinking: New and Noteworthy


By Sarah Parsons



Wild World: Waking Up Early


Hibernating animals are waking up earlier and facing unfamiliar dangers; rising temperatures may be the culprit


By Alisa Opar




Living:


Home: Highway Robbery


How thousands of pounds of Big Dig refuse became a house with a point of view


By Mandi Wells



Retreads: Chic Revival


Hannah Rogge fashions the ubiquitous freebie T-shirt into homemade couture


By Eileen Gunn



Style: Snow-Season Soothers


Protect your whole body from winter's harsh elements with these healing, natural favorites


By Jessica Hartshorn



Style: Four Pantry Purifiers


Effective skin and hair moisturizers are already hiding in your kitchen


By Jessica Hartshorn



Style: Bold Mountain


Conquer the slopes in colorful style without missing an earth-friendly beat


By Bari Nan Cohen



Style: Apres-ski Indulgences


Rejuvenate body and soul with an all-natural or organic spa treatment


By Cathy Garrard



Style: Clever Carving


See your way clear to powder-perfect days



Food: 'Tis the Season


Toast the holidays with a festive and organic wintertime libation


By Cathy Garrard



Food: You're Invited


Tips for thoughtful entertaining over the holidays


By Jessica Tzerman



Food: Gifts that Give More


For the food devotees on your gift list, give and give again


By Amy Zavatto



The Green Fiend: The DIY Environmentalist


In this inaugural edition of her new Plenty column, Annemarie Conte explores her dog doo disposal options...and settles on composting


By Annemarie Conte



Green Gear:


Green Gear Holiday Special


An extra-large guide to spectacular green gifts—from tech to style to home—for everyone, including kids and pets



Plenty Labs:


The Last Word


A committed, one-bike man faces auto temptation and lives to tell the tale


By Ethan Gilsdorf




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