Brands: Stonyfield Farm’s new corn-based packaging

What happens when a company’s green innovation threatens to compromise one of its core principles? Stonyfield Farm, the organic yogurt company, has been a leader in responsible practices for years and is deeply committed to organic farming. But while its…



Giants in Recycling

The San Francisco Giants have surprised a lot of people this season, which saw them edge out the San Diego Padres to win the National League West on the last day of the regular season. After…



The Naked Table Project

Because it’s where we live, we spend a lot of time considering the contradictions of a modern Vermont- all the qualities that people expect (rural, artisanal, a quirky blend of traditional and progressive, local, green…) and the ones…



iPhone App Spotlight: Locavore and DirtyProduce

Living well in the 21st century often means relying on new gadgets and technology to help you live more simply. It’s a strange contradiction, that sometimes living more sustainably, in greater harmony with nature, is made possible by…



Bee Mystery Solved?

Just how important are bees to our well-being? The mystery of widespread “colony collapse disorder” (CCD)- a disease that has wiped out 20 to 40 percent of bee colonies since 2006- has inspired an unlikely partnership between military scientists and…



Sun Chips: Green, yes. But noisy!

Kermit said it best. It’s not easy being green. Forward-thinking companies can blaze a green trail, knowing that, in most cases, a “better” product is better business. But, ultimately, the marketplace will decide if an idea’s time has…