What’s in a name?

When it comes to ecolabeling, a lot.  Or not so much.  It depends.  Ecolabels have become a fundamental part of the green consumer movement, mushrooming in numbers over the past 20 years and encompassing everything from seafood to appliances to houses.  But does that seal of approval on your latest purchase really matter?  Does certification of a product to some “green” standard really help the … Continue reading What’s in a name?

Relative response

At a family gathering this weekend a relative asked me what areas of environmental action are ripe for progress.  He wanted to know where he should direct his retirement energies.  In other words, how could he actually do some good?  He and his wife live in New Hampshire, and as the opportunity presents itself there every four years, they become engaged in presidential politics.  But … Continue reading Relative response