07/01/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Fishing for Sustainable Spots in Cape Cod

I'm in Cape Cod where my husband grew up eating lobster rolls and languisa. We've come for the obligatory surreal high school reunion. His idyllic school sits on protected marsh land and has an entire building devoted to marine biology, but there is no recycling and little awareness about the scary longevity of plastic. I try to focus on the bright side, however, and was happy to hear that next year, like every Bay Area school did this year, they are "going green." The school was a perfect example what is happening on a larger scale all around the Cape. Sometimes when I visit I feel like I have stepped into a time machine. It is lush with trees and filled with history. The flip side is that this exquisitely beautiful place is also filled with fried food and spec homes. Past times when I had visited it seemed that little eco-progress was being made. But this time is different! There are quite a few new businesses with green themes. From organic food outposts to local green builders, I think a sea change just might be coming. I was pleasantly astonished to find g Green Design Center in Mashpee. This is the Cape's excellent answer to my local eco-building and home store Green Fusion Design Center where you can find everything you need to make your home as healthy and energy efficient as possible. Read more about the Cape's transformation- Read more here