Bathing baby

Going green can start even before you learn how to speak.

Parents are doing everything from swaddling babies in natural fibers to choosing organic baby products that remove irritants for sensitive young skin.

Bath time is also going green. An upright tub called the Spa Baby keeps babies sitting in an upright position while they're immersed to their chest in water for a bath.

The tub is completely recyclable and made without any bisphenyl A or PVCs.

Green job prospects

Several universities from around the country collaborated to identify where the green jobs are going to be in the coming years.

"The Gigaton Throw-down" identified seven existing industries - biofuel, nuclear, solar, geothermal, wind, building efficiency, and construction materials - that could reduce carbon emissions by at least one billion tons per year by 2020.

According to the re-search, these industries are expected to create 5 million jobs by 2020 as well.

"This study is a loud, clear message about the importance of acting now to create a vibrant clean energy economy," said U.S. Senator John Kerry in reaction to the report.

Mow green

The last thing anybody wants to do is to spend more money on gas, whether it's for a car or for lawn equipment.

In addition to electric lawn mowers, propane-powered lawn and garden tools are beginning to hit stores this summer.

Lehr came out with the Eco Trimmer this summer, and the company plans to release their Eco Blower, above, and a gas-free lawn mower this fall.

The tools are powered by the same propane canisters used in camping.

They don't produce any evaporative emissions, and best of all, they eliminate the need for the gas completely.

Green wine

Everybody has their own preference when it comes to red wine or white wine. But perhaps they need to consider a new color: green wine.

It's not green like Hi-C Ecto Cooler used to be, but a new wine called CalNaturale Cabernet Sauvignon is made with grapes grown organically and packaged in a flexible carton, which produces less than half of the greenhouse gases needed to make wine bottles.

Packaging is made from 70 percent renewable resources.

Does the new container affect taste? According to the company, there was no statistical difference in the taste of wine from this container as compared to a traditional bottle of wine.

More information about the wine can be found at: www.cnp.com