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Geothermal Home

By Mary Burritt

A brick-paved circular drive nudges visitors toward the arched front portico of a white stucco home — a home with no obvious feature indicating the über green, sustainable technology embedded within. The tile roof, decorative sills and green lawn of this Paradise Valley home promise elegance, and completely conceal the energy efficiency throughout the interior. Read more

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The Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance partnered with the World Margarita Championship on October 18th, featuring 20 finalists from Tucson Originals restaurants who prepared their finest margarita entries for judges and attendees alike. Here, we share the recipes of the Judges’ Choice and People’s Choice winners.

 Senor Yakuza

1st Place, Judges’ Choice 
by Mixologist Aaron DeFeo, Casino del Sol Resort

This margarita uses Japanese flavors to accentuate the traditional form of the margarita.

Casino del Sol - CREDIT Tucson Foodie


1 ½ oz. Don Julio Blanco

1/2 oz. Pierre Ferrand dry orange curacao

1 oz. Shiso agave syrup

3/4 oz. lime juice

1/4 oz. Yuzu


  1. Shake ingredients over ice and strain into a chilled cocktail coupe.
  2. Top with cucumber foam and garnish with a shiso leaf.

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This healthy raw recipe by Haley Cloud of Living Raw by Grace will lighten up your Thanksgiving feast without sacrificing the flavors of the season.


2 cups fresh cranberries
1 orange, peeled
1 apple, quartered
1 cup dates, pitted


  1. Blend together the fruits with the dates until smooth.
  2. Sprinkle with cinnamon.


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Reimagine Phoenix Kids

By Molly Cerreta Smith

Along with getting Phoenix residents involved in recycling for the Reimagine Phoenix Transforming Trash Into Resources initiative, the City of Phoenix has partnered with Keep Phoenix Beautiful, the local affiliate of Keep America Beautiful, to create a book Reimagine Phoenix, as well as two activity books specific to grades Kindergarten through third and fourth through seventh, to help children of all ages learn about the importance of recycling. Read more

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Reimagine Phoenix Team

By Molly Cerreta Smith

Reducing Waste, Reorganizing Recycling

In February 2013, Mayor Greg Stanton rolled out the Reimagine Phoenix sustainability initiative in an effort to lessen the amount of trash that is currently sent to landfills by at least 40 percent by the year 2020. The 40-20 plan, which it is referred to as, has a number of phases to reach this ambitious goal, but with the right education and resources, residents can reduce the amount of waste we produce. And that’s where John A. Trujillo comes in. Read more

Solar Panels on Roof

By Jan Green

Solar has become a hot topic of late in the media and even in elections. There are about 330 reasons homeowners in Arizona should be interested in harnessing the sun’s rays — as that is the approximate number of sunny days each year. And with Arizona’s abundant sunshine, why not? After all, Arizona is number one in the U.S. for solar per capita, according to the Solar Energy Industries Associations. Read more

EXOS Fitness

By Molly Cerreta Smith

Walking into EXOS’ monstrous 31,000-square-foot facility located on Rose Garden Lane in North Phoenix, where professional athletes of every caliber and every sport from around the globe come for training and rehabilitation services, can be slightly intimidating. But that’s only until you realize that everyone has a home at EXOS. Read more