Archive for the ‘Editor’s Note’ Category
I know that February, and more specifically, Valentine’s Day, seems to be synonymous with love and romance. For me, February is all about passion. But shouldn’t every month be? When I’m talking about passion, I don’t mean the heart-shaped candy box and kiss-print boxers associated with the commercialization of the holiday. And I don’t mean passion that disappears shortly after the candles burn out and the chocolates are gone. I’m talking about the passion that’s deep in your gut—the feeling that makes you care deeply for a person, a cause or an activity. The passion that gets you excited about doing what you do, and being who you are.
We couldn’t have found a better example of such passion as we did in Evan Strong. Our feature on this highly decorated athlete details how his passion for board sports gave him the courage and determination needed to overcome a devastating accident that took his leg at age 17. Now in training for the 2014 Sochi Paralympic Winter Games, Evan talked with us about his journey from a talented teenage skateboarder to a strong-willed amputee fighting his way back, to the world’s top para snowboard/boardercross competitor. He also gave us a glimpse into his other passion—living green. Read more
I want to thank our readers, clients, partners, and team for contributing to a culture that promotes eco-conscious living. We are excited for 2014! This New Year promises to be a dynamic year filled with opportunities as we evolve into an increasingly indispensable publication with sharpened editorial and stronger community ties to create a valuable resource for our readers and an effective platform for our advertisers.
I was just a girl when the blizzard of ‘78 buried our small New England town. Tons of snow paralyzed the state, stalling freeways, closing businesses and outing power for days. I didn’t have any adult worries about how to get to work, feed my family or keep them warm. I didn’t have looming to-do lists, cram-packed meeting schedules or multiple businesses to run at a frenzied pace. All I knew was I got to stay home with my mom and dad. Read more
What does Thanksgiving mean to you? Does it signal the start of the holiday season? Does it conjure up images of a bountiful feast to be shared with family and friends? Is it a time to reflect on what makes you most thankful? I have so much to be thankful for—a wonderful family, good health, enduring friendships and, of course, my job here at Green Living. Read more
While technically Sept. 22 marked the autumnal equinox and the beginning of fall, it is October that embraces us with cooler temperatures and fabulous foliage that truly mark the seasonal change.
For those of us who live in the Sonoran Desert region of the state, it’s a wonderful time to be outdoors. Hiking and biking trails are more traveled, parks transform into festival grounds, and homeowners spend more time in their yards, either gardening or simply enjoying the near-perfect weather. For those in the northern part of the state, or in higher elevations, where seasonal change really means change, many of us would like to visit and witness nature’s splendor that you find at your doorstep. Read more
This is an exciting time to be a part of Green Living. Since I started with the publication six months ago, I have witnessed the dedication and passion exhibited by my coworkers. It is an honor to work with such a dynamic and talented team whose core mission is to inspire change for a better life and healthier planet for all of us. The writers, community leaders, advertisers and readers I have met value Green Living and commend our efforts. Read more
“Always walk through life as if
you have something new to learn
and you will.”
~ Vernon Howard
by Cheryl Hurd
On your mark, get set, learn! Oh, wait a minute. Learning is not a sprint, or a race to the finish. Learning is a lifelong endeavor. With school back in session, we are reminded that the educational journey continues. From kindergarten to college, students are readying their brains to be fattened with knowledge. They are filled with hopes and dreams, and anticipation of what the future might hold. It’s an exciting time in classrooms and on campuses, and we are sharing some of that excitement in the following pages.
Green Living is filled with stories about education, innovation and inspiration. Children from an impoverished village in South America will travel to Phoenix this month to perform a classical concert – their instruments crafted from trash plucked from the landfill on which they live. Read more