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Issue #240
Summer 2012


Cover Story

Richard Branson

By Matthew Simmons

Richard Branson rules the world! (and other fun facts you may not know)


Philippe Cousteau: Ready for his close-up

By Menachem Kaiser

Famous name aside, Philippe Cousteau has made his own mark on the oceans. Now he’s looking to do the same on Wall Street.

Annie Leonard: The story of Annie

By Alanna Mager

Love her or hate her, Annie Leonard won’t be stopped.

David Keith: The House of David

By Darren Gluckman

He complains about Al Gore, outfitted Luke Skywalker, and teaches science to the best and brightest at Harvard. Maybe we should listen to David Keith when he tells us how to save the world.

Peter Thum: Saint Peter

By Victoria Scrozzo

How did Peter Thum transform Ethos Water from an idea to improve sanitation and hygiene into a seminal social movement? Getting to know the folks at eBay and Starbucks sure didn’t hurt.

Michael Bailey: The ultimate warrior.

By Nancy A. Ruhling

From co-founding Greenpeace to dousing oil wells in Kuwait, Michael Bailey is still in the center of the storm.

Danielle Fong: Girl genius

By N. C. Maisek

Grade school dropout at 12. Princeton Ph.D. candidate at 17. Company founder at 20. There is absolutely nothing average about Danielle Fong.

Quayle Hodek: Quayle on the loose

By Amy Soberano

Quayle Hodek is young, successful, handsome, and rolling in green.

Gary Cohen: No harm, no foul

By Julie Jacobs

From travel writer to worldwide phenom, Gary Cohen is painting health care green.

Rena Shulsky David: Her years of living dangerously

By Nancy A. Ruhling

The multi-hyphen life of Rena Shulsky David.

Joe Romm: Not your average Joe

By Marc Weisblott

Using his keyboard, Joe Romm fights with everyone, from green groups to the president of the United States—and he doesn’t pull punches.


  • Facebook boosts organ donation
  • Kochs give $45 million for Smithsonian and food allergies
  • Aid in Africa
  • Betting on it
  • Oracle chairman gives $50 million in California
  • Drive to $1 million
  • (100) Marathon man
  • Tebow worth $100, 000 a day to one fan
  • NASCAR’S green flag
  • Dalai Lama donates prize winnings
  • Food for thought
  • Charity match set
  • Country crooners sing for shoes
  • The eyes have it
  • Veterans’ day
  • Runner’s passion spurs donations


  • A Celebration of Paul Newman’s Dream
  • Larger Than Life
  • Breguet Fêtes Invention of the Wristwatch
  • Brant Foundation Presents Karen Kilimnik
  • Bid to Save the Earth
  • A Cultural History of Physics
  • Tribeca Ball
  • Heritage Dinner Celebrates Rupert Murdoch
  • IWC Launches Flagship NYC Boutique
  • Skating With the Stars
  • Equality Now
  • Food Bank Can-Do Awards

The Index

Giving Green

Putting the focus on advocates fighting for the health of our planet.

Green Spaces

Natural wonders preserved with a little help from humankind.