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Earth Day 2In this day and age, it’s hard to imagine that there was once a time when recycling and reducing water usage or carrying reusable bags were considered absurd. These habits are becoming so normalized that they’re no longer seen as an inconvenient or senseless practice. The same goes for buying organic and local foods, which was once reserved for only wealthy or highly food-conscious people. It’s so refreshing to see supermarkets stocking shelves with healthier options and specialty health food and product stores becoming more mainstream. It reminds me that we’re all after the same goal of being better to the planet and to ourselves. With that in mind, we bring you our Earth Day issue.

In this issue, Green Living magazine brings you stories on how to unplug and reconnect with nature; the benefits of energy medicine; eco-communities in Arizona; and a woman whose passion for the truth contributed to the very first Earth Day. Also featured is a story on Waste Not, a local nonprofit company that saves thousands of pounds of perishable food which would otherwise be thrown away from restaurants and other establishments and delivers it same-day to people in need. Read about the Avondale tree planting initiative; 11 tips to reduce chemical exposure at home; and the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum’s Teen Conservation Leadership Corps. Additionally, we’ve included a followup Q&A with Jared Bucey, better known as the “Kid Against Chemo” and our cover story from the February issue. We received a lot of positive feedback from Jared’s inspirational story, but it also sparked some further questions from our readers. We hope to answer all your burning questions and more with the help of Jared’s mother Lisa, his naturopathic doctor Shaida Sina, and cancer experts Ty and Charlene Bollinger.

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April 1, 2015 6:30 am


Growing up in a small town in California that was minutes from the beach and known for its strawberry fields, I still took the natural beauty of this planet for granted. As I grew older and moved from California to Arizona, I learned to love and cherish the variety of ecosystems and landscapes we have on this planet. I want to help raise awareness about the protection of our natural resources and the people and creatures that inhabit it, for both current and future generations. Here at Green Living magazine we aim to bring the concept of sustainability and living green to everyone regardless of income or lifestyle – green is for everybody

I’m very pleased to be the new Associate Editor of Green Living magazine and to be part of this wonderful publication. My entire life, I knew I wanted to work in publishing – reading and writing were my favorite hobbies growing up, and I quickly discovered I also had an eye for editing. I graduated with my BA in English Literature from Arizona State University in 2013, and caught a lucky break when my first job interview led me to a technical publishing company in Fountain Hills. I loved the work, but discovered the subject matter was not my passion. I met with Dorie Morales and discovered the breath of fresh air that is Green Living. Read more

March 2, 2015 6:30 am


When I arrived here at Green Living in September of last year, I could not have anticipated my stay being so short. It is with a heavy heart that I have decided February’s issue will be my last. I have enjoyed the opportunity to bring some cool changes to Green Living that I know will be continued on through Dorie, our driven Publisher; Crista, our innovative Creative Director; and Jeffrey, our dedicated Director of Operations.  Read more

February 3, 2015 6:30 am


Happy New Year! I could not be happier to unveil our first issue of 2015! Since my arrival at Green Living in September of last year, many changes have taken place (have you noticed?) and many more are in store. We are working hard to ensure our content is well aligned with what you, our valued readers, want to see while continuing to bring you the latest on sustainability in all sectors on a local as well as global scale. Read more

January 5, 2015 6:30 am

Holiday Cocktail

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

December 1, 2014 6:30 am

Molly Cerreta SmithHi there!

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.

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October 1, 2014 6:30 am


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!
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September 1, 2014 6:30 am