green is good
Perhaps “Green is Good” would be Gordon Gekko’s rallying cry
today, if he were once again high atop Wall Street. We hear and see
green everywhere these days—from Super Bowls and airline seats to eco-
friendly vacations and the Olympics. Green is indeed good. It’s good for
business, it’s good for the environment and it’s good for us, so we’d like to
give thanks to The Hub, Philadelphia’s unique meeting centers, for making
it possible to print on 10% recycled paper and for donating 1% of its sales
to environmental groups across the country.
In these pages, Arrive’s first “Green Issue,” we visit with one of the
environmental movement’s pioneers—Robert F. Kennedy Jr. has spent
his career working to preserve and protect the planet’s waterways and
to put polluters out of business and on the witness stand. Also in this
issue, we take a look at investors who are marrying land conservation
and capitalism, recyclable shopping in the Northeast Corridor’s flea
markets and sustainable dining.
Green may be very much in vogue these days (and in Time, Vanity Fair,
etc.), but as an Amtrak rider you are contributing to the greening of our
planet every time you travel by train. We thought it was time we contrib-
uted, too, at least in some of these pages. After all, green is the new black.
We hope you enjoy the issue! —Arrive
Joe Conason is national correspondent for The New York
Observer and a columnist for Salon. His most recent book is
It Can Happen Here: Authoritarian Peril in the Age of Bush. His
writing and reporting have appeared in many publications,
including Harper’s, The Guardian, The Nation and The New
Republic. He lives with his wife in New York City.
Writer Joshua Kurlantzick covers public policy and
environmental issues. A resident of Baltimore, he is particularly
interested in how conservation programs affect the Northeast
and mid-Atlantic. In this issue, he examines easements (pg. 28).
His work also has appeared in The New York Times Magazine,
Rolling Stone, The New Republic and other publications.
Peter Murphy has photographed for Time, Wired, GQ, The
New York Times and other publications. For this issue of Arrive, he
photographed Robert F. Kennedy Jr. at his office at Pace University.
“He had a nice sense of humor, and it comes through in the photo-
graphs,” Murphy says. “The shoot was quick and fast-paced, which
is fairly typical of my assignments.”
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