Luanne Bradley

Luanne Sanders Bradley is the West coast Editor at EcoSalon and currently resides in San Francisco, California.
Oscars 2010: the Eco Message Grows
Oscars 2010: the Eco Message Grows

There’s nothing like the big screen to bring home the message of green, namely that our home is in peril. Or, as Michael Ruppert forecasts in Collapse (2009), on the brink of total ruin. Then again, even the small screen can make a dent with viewers if the message is […]

E-Readers: Cute as a Button or a Real Page Burner?
E-Readers: Cute as a Button or a Real Page Burner?

E-readers are spineless compared with hardcover books, lacking the soulful carbon fingerprints of readers past. You cannot fold the pages of the wafer-thin gadgets, or make your mark with splotches of food or wine. And the idea of clutching the casing to your chest after reading the final line of […]

America’s Priciest Steak Houses Still Serving Factory Beef
America’s Priciest Steak Houses Still Serving Factory Beef

Free range and grass fed at Morton’s, Ruth’s Chris and BLT Steak House? Sadly, that’s a tall order, one that appears too rare for the tastes of these popular dining destinations. You have to wonder why when considering the health of  loyal customers lapping up ten ounces of beef in […]

What Does Marrying Well Mean in 2010? The Green Perspective
What Does Marrying Well Mean in 2010? The Green Perspective

It often feels as if I’m unwittingly caught in a Jane Austen novel when it comes to family wranglings surrounding love and money. In this all too passe yet wrenching scenario, my 81-year-old mother is Lady Allen, the one controlling the purse strings, and I, John Willoughby, a hopeless romantic […]

Sowing the Seeds of Love: Green Valentine’s Package for Ecodesiacs
Sowing the Seeds of Love: Green Valentine’s Package for Ecodesiacs

Love is in the air and it’s oh so toxin free. That’s the message of the Sowing the Seeds of Love getaway packages by Joie de Vivre, a carbon reducing San Francisco-based hospitality management company that wants you to get off on going green February 14th. It’s not as seedy […]

How Green Is My Volley! Tennis, Golf Score Points for Eco Elements
How Green Is My Volley! Tennis, Golf Score Points for Eco Elements

Green is now in play in the games of tennis and golf, part of the ritzy turf beyond the perennial rye grass planted in Wimbledon in 2001 and the countless courses of manicured sod watered daily worldwide. Can eco gear improve the sports? At least it makes the athletes feel […]

Little Miss Unsustainable
Little Miss Unsustainable

Reasonable people can differ on beauty contests. Like the military, some ardent supporters argue pageants build confidence and open doors for young people. I don’t buy the argument in either case, because of the dangers involved in putting yourself on the line in the name of defense. In the case […]