Magazine article Sunset

Queen of Green

Magazine article Sunset

Queen of Green

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Maui-based chef, author, and now television host Renee Loux radiates eco-friendly living, from her 20 rooftop solar panels to her beauty products ("You can practically eat them"). It's a lifestyle closely tied to her island home. "On such a finite amount of land," Loux says, "the waste we produce is immediately evident--we can see it." Next month's a big one for Loux (reneeloux.com): Her new book, Easy Green Living (Rodale; $25), comes out and her new show, It's Easy Being Green, debuts on the Fine Living Network. Here are her latest eco-chic discoveries

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