In this edition of Perspective...
In honor of Earth Day, it's this Tuesday, we're taking a look at ways to be a bit kinder to the environment, beginnning with what you eat. How can you make sure it's both good for the environment and good for you? How can you avoid pesticides? And will a green diet take a toll on your wallet? To answer these questions, we bring in Adina Steiman, the Features Director at SELF magazine.
From the grocery store to the garden, with tips to turn your backyard into a bevy of wholesome, fresh ingredients. It doesn't get any greener than walking just a few feet from your door to grab everything you need for dinner. Creating the perfect garden may seem daunting, but ABC's Scott Goldberg is here to help.
Scott and Michael Symon touched briefly on the benefits of composting, but we're going to dig a little deeper.
Building a Green Home
They say home is where the heart is, and you might love it even more when it saves you money on energy and water. For the details on keeping an eco-friendly home, we bring in ABC's Jim Ryan.
Now that your living space is more energy-efficient, how about keeping it clean? A spotless kitchen and sparkling bathroom are the goal, even if it's not always the reality. But harsh cleaning chemicals can be tough on the environment and even hurt some of the delicate surfaces we have in our homes. The answer? Going green when you clean. Here's ABC's Daria Albinger.
Cars have come a long way from the gas guzzlers of the '70s and '80s. Now there are options ranging from electric to hybrid to clean diesel ... and even the promise of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles in the future. But which of these options is right for you? And if you're not in the market for a new car, how can you make your current one more fuel efficient? For that, once again we bring in ABC's Scott Goldberg.
One thing that's inherently *not* eco-friendly? Our electronics. But there are steps you can take to change that. More from ABC's Alex Stone..
You might not think of your clothes as green, except maybe on St. Patrick's Day, but there are actually some stylish, environmentally-friendly options. Here's ABC's Karen Chase.
Another industry well-known for using chemicals and other ingredients you can't pronounce is the beauty business. There are several natural products you can use at home but what about when it comes to serious deep-cleaning for your skin? Once again, here's ABC's Daria Albinger.
So far, we've run through a long list of ways you can bcomee more eco-friendly and save a pretty good deal of money at the same time, but what *are* most Americans doing to go green? We hit the rode to find out.
Host: Cheri Preston
Producers: Jeanette Torres, Veronica Kennedy and Colin Tipton