Archive for the ‘Green Life’ Category
The International Ecotourism Society defines ecotourism as “responsible travel to natural areas that conserves the environment and improves the wellbeing of local people.” The Cat Mountain Lodge in Tucson offers ecotourists every benefit of this definition.
Before owner Kerstin Block and her late husband Spencer purchased the property in the 1990s, the location of the current bed and breakfast was rundown and overrun with crime. Already residents in the village at the edge of the city near the Tucson Mountains, the Blocks used the success of their popular reuse clothing store Buffalo Exchange to purchase the land and build Cat Mountain Station: Lodge, Cafe and Trading Post.
By Megan Goodwin
The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education recently named Arizona State University as the 13th greenest college in the United States. Read more
By Amber Starr
UWIN, the Urban Water Innovation Network, just received a $12 million award from the National Science Foundation to create technological, institutional and management solutions to help communities increase the resilience of their urban water systems and enhance their preparedness for responding to water crises. Led by Colorado State University, UWIN is a consortium of fourteen academic institutions nationwide, including Arizona State University.
ASU’s involvement in the program will include advancing state-of-the-art urban meteorology systems and climate models to better understand the urban environment, placing emphasis on the urban modifications of the water cycle and its impact on human health, energy demand, socioeconomic groups and vulnerable populations. Several of the ASU faculty involved in UWIN are affiliated with the Julie A. Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability. Read more
The city of Phoenix recently announced that the valley’s streetlight will soon be operated with ClearWorld technology. ClearWorld will soon be installing new solar-powered LED streetlights around the valley to help Phoenix in the process of switching to alternative energy in various community and businesses spaces around the valley. The switch will provide a low-level, energy efficient, and cost reducing alternative to lighting Phoenix streets. Read more
The Green Living team had the pleasure of meeting Alysia Reiner at the Natural Products Expo West in Anaheim this March. There we connected with the TV star and her actor husband, David Alan Basche, whom we featured in our June guy’s issue. This green power couple are a true inspiration to everyone interested in or already passionate about living more sustainably. We spoke to Alysia about her journey in motherhood and how she keeps her family healthy and eco-friendly. Also, don’t miss her delicious organic salmon sushi hand roll recipe on page 30!