Wool Socks, Sustainably Made in Vermont, Guaranteed For Life

The Northfield, Vermont-based company aptly named Darn Tough asserts its socks are the best in the world. Highest quality. Most comfortable. Guaranteed for life. I recently purchased my first pair. Several jogs, snow slogs, and serious sledding outings later, I...

Aye, Matey, A Lusty Monk Mustard I Be

I love me some spicy mustard and Lusty Monk hands down delivers. Made locally in Asheville, North Carolina, Lusty Monk is made exclusively of fresh-ground, hand-crafted, natural ingredients. How to describe the taste. Hmm. When I was six years old I remember sitting...

Raw Chocolate – Dark, Organic, Vegan, Crazy Yummy, Healthy

One of the many delights of moving to Asheville is discovering the numerous locally made natural and organic products. I think it’s fair to say that Santosha Chocolate is the best chocolate I’ve ever tasted. That’s not just the higher altitude of...

Reclaimed Wood Skateboards For The Zen-Like Joy Of It

Sometimes I can’t help but roll my eyes at the proliferation in recent years of conferences, courses, and seminars about green design. Naturally, I believe designers aren’t fully solving any design challenge if ecological impacts are not at least...

Bamboo Accessories from iSkelter

Several years ago when we first lived in Asheville, this northern city boy had never actually seen live bamboo shoots. I’d seen plenty of bamboo furniture and furnishings from my days running Vivavi but never the living grass. That’s right, bamboo is...
Green Hall of Fame

Green Hall of Fame

Sam Geil is a man of energy and action. He’s spent the last four years leading the growth of the International Green Industry Hall of Fame. The Hall honors those who are creating a cleaner, healthier world. Individuals, organizations, and companies are all...
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