Archive for the ‘Editor’s Note’ Category
Can you believe it’s almost the end of the year? Where did 2014 go? I am happy to say that this year has bestowed many blessings upon my family and me, and I hope it has done the same for you.
December is filled with the continuation of celebrations that often include family, friends and, of course, food. But we invite you to reprogram your thinking this year to focus on what the season means to you from a religious or spiritual standpoint, or something else entirely. Read more
I am very thrilled to be the new Editor-in-Chief of Green Living magazine! This industry has been my passion long before it became my career. Since I was a young girl, I used to lie on my tummy with a stack of magazines, flipping through them, writing my own angles on the stories and dreaming of the day that I would help create content as an editor of a magazine. Right out of college, I made that dream come true and have since continued to build my career in various aspects of the publishing industry.
As a writer and editor for the past 15 years on a local as well as national scale in both print and online capacities, I have garnered a breadth of experience that I look forward to sharing at Green Living. Here, I have an opportunity to learn so much more about the world of sustainability and the strides that are happening in our very own backyard — and to pass that knowledge on to you, our readers, as well as my own children, in the hopes of encouraging our generation and future ones to become stewards of the environment that we all share.
Since its inception in 2010, Green Living magazine has maintained a focus on bringing awareness to readers of the impact we have on the environment and to present them with educational content to help us all live a more conscious life. We are constantly striving to be on the pulse of environmental awareness and to bring it to our readers in exciting and educational ways.
Happy 4th anniversary to Green Living! Although we’ve experienced many changes over the last four years, one thing has remained constant — our continued dedication to the growth of the sustainability movement in Arizona. I am grateful and thankful to all of our advertisers and readers who have supported us over the years, and we will continue to support one another for many more!
This is farewell.
When I took this job as Green Living’s editor-in-chief more than a year ago, I had no idea what to expect. The depth and breadth of the world of sustainability and eco-conscious living here in Arizona continues to amaze me. To say I learned a lot would be a gross understatement. What I have experienced is truly transformative. There is a robust community of intelligent, generous, passionate souls who are committed to better living and a better planet, not just for themselves, but for everyone. I have had the pleasure of meeting many people who are effecting change. I will forever be appreciative to all who are working for the good of our community and our planet. Thank you for your insight, your contributions and all that you do.
Get ready for some good eats in this issue of Green Living. I love to cook at home, but when it’s 110 degrees outside, the last thing I want to do is crank up the oven and stress our aging AC. For someone who doesn’t dine out much, the seemingly endless restaurant options can be a bit overwhelming. Where does a cook-at-home gal go to satisfy her taste buds? Our writers set out to solve this dilemma—searching for restaurants that offer healthy eating options throughout the state. Read more
Ok guys, it’s your turn. As promised, this is the month we honor men for all the work being done to make our world a better place. We know men can be incredible innovators. (Not meant to be gender exclusive ladies.) I envy you your math and science smarts, your ability to fix, build and create. We often ask you to get in touch with your feminine side, but since it is your masculine side we are focusing on in this issue, I thought it would be better if I stepped into your arena.
In the immortal words of James Brown…“This is a man’s world…but it wouldn’t be nothing, nothing—without a woman or a girl.” This month, it is with that sentiment in mind that we celebrate Arizona’s women who are leading the charge for sustainability.