Outside Magazine, Mar 2008
F E A T U R E S
IT’S NOT GETTING ANY COLDER
Hybrid cars and efficient lightbulbs are a start, but they won’t solve our environmental crisis. The heat is on, and it’s time to get serious in a hurry.
BY BILL McKIBBEN
WALK TALL AND ACT NATURAL
Jack Johnson devotes as much time to green projects as he does to his music. He succeeds at both with authenticity, optimism, and an instinct for where the wave is headed next.
BY JON COHEN
THE WEST WILL RISE AGAIN
The name Udall is synonymous with grand ideas in American conservation. Now two sons of that political dynasty, Mark and Tom, are running for the U.S. Senate. Do they have what it takes to saddle up?
BY MARK SUNDEEN
THE FUTURE IS BRILLIANT
The best environmental ideas are also good business. In a tour of innovative new technologies, we preview stackable electric cars, sci-fi-worthy planes, and a radical plan to redesign the streets of NYC for a leaner, greener Gotham.
RED IS THE NEW GREEN
Visionary eco-politics! The richest biodiversity in the Caribbean! Is it possible that Cuba, our little Commie neighbor to the south, has a few lessons for its gas-guzzling North American friends?
BY PATRICK SYMMES
AL NEEDS SOME COPILOTS
Some made their names in music or Hollywood, others by devoting their lives to the cause. Whatever their pedigrees, this year’s Eco-All-Stars are using the right tools for the job pragmatism, marketing savvy, and hard work.
WAKE THEM UP WITH A SPLASH
The Colorado River is in trouble. What better way to focus the issues than on 70-millimeter film? Ride along with Robert F. Kennedy Jr., anthropologist Wade Davis, and Imax director Greg MacGillivray as they shoot a Grand Canyon documentary that’s sure to make a splash.
BY MICHAEL ROBERTS
O ZONE SPECIAL EDITION
» FIRST LOOK: Is Sienna Miller the new face of celebrity environmentalism? We hope so. The actress has some serious ideas that she pursues with a refreshing lack of noise.
» NEWS FROM THE FIELD: Green fads come and go. We sort through the latest trends like local food, carbon offsets, and green building to determine which ones have staying power.
» TOURISM: The sinking of the Antarctic cruise ship Explorer made international headlines. Here’s the real story, as told by the survivors and rescuers.
» COVET: EV rider! Eric Hansen goes wild in the streets of New York on a highway-legal electric scooter.
» MEDIA: We pick the best (and finger the worst) of the how-to-green-your-life guides now clogging bookstores near you. PLUS: Jeffrey Sachs on the economics of overpopulation; two new books celebrate conservation pioneer Wallace Stegner; and the Discovery Channel launches its new environmental hub, Planet Green.
» Q&A: We sit down with the hardworking wizards behind Loomstate, the greenest house of fashion.
» AUTOS: Fuel-efficient vehicles, available now, that can handle your longest road trips and toughest backcountry getaways.
» STYLE: Suits made from merino wool the original eco-friendly fiber.
» DESTINATIONS: Feel good about feeling good. From Montana to New Zealand, we rate the best new adventure resorts and green hotels.
» FOOD: Lure the vegetarians in your life back to the grill with guilt-free meat.
» REVIEW: Our greenwash-free primer to the smart, earth-friendly companies you need to know about.