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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.
Happy Earth Month! Here at Green Living, we like to celebrate our planet every month and we know that our readers feel the same way. But April is special. It’s a time when people around the globe pay homage to this fascinating planet we all call home. Collectively we raise our voices, and hopefully awareness, about the wonders of nature and the delicate balance of ecosystems we must all work to protect.
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