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Written by Alisha “Bee” Forrester Scott

What would you do to help preserve Earth’s natural beauty? Have you ever thought about your reliance on the health of the planet? Recently, the Pope vocalized this truth: that climate change is caused by humans.

From the Pope’s encyclical on climate change: “A very solid scientific consensus indicates that we are presently witnessing a disturbing warming of the climatic system…A number of scientific studies indicate that most global warming in recent decades is due to the great concentration of greenhouse gases (carbon dioxide, methane, nitrogen oxides and others) released mainly as a result of human activity.” Read more

June 25, 2015 6:30 am

bee-web2by Alisha “Bee” Forrester Scott­

Do you grow any of your own food? Currently, most people in the U.S. do not, and instead depend on farmers. To grow food, you need pollinators, such as bees. My obsession over saving bees and the food supply chain has inspired me to research, interview and ultimately find our nation’s bee-related sustainable business people. As chaotic as the future of the food supply may be, it’s important to discuss the reality of the situation about the dying bees.

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June 24, 2015 6:30 am

By Roxanne Bowers

The BALLE Conference, hosted by Local First Arizona, took place June 10-12 in Downtown Phoenix and featured several speakers from across the U.S. Speakers included CEOs of local non-profit organizations, authors, local business owners and more. Panelists discussed the benefits, such as economic growth and development, of shopping with local businesses.

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June 18, 2015 6:30 am

Green Living Team

Thank you again to everyone that made it our for the Phoenix and Tucson June issue launch parties!

Special thanks to all who were involved:


Host – Seasons 52
Sponsors – Tesla Motors, Zero Motorcycles, Arizona Distilling Co., Jewel’s Bakery and Cafe, Buffalo Collection, Clean Air Lawn Care PHX, Bahn & Associates Essential Oils and all the Union Shops at Biltmore Fashion Park!
Nonprofit – Phoenix Electric Auto Association

Dorie Morales and Elaine Stack John Trujilo, Bill Schaeffer, and Marshall Porter Dorie Morales Kathy Maguire

David Ranck and Rachel Hungerford Jewel's Bakery and Cafe Seasons 52 Tim Owens, Marc Sobelman, Dorie Morales, Mark E. Morales, Amanda Nash, Derrick Mains, TracyAnn Mains, and Sindi Stack

Tesla Rodeny Hu (Arizona Distillery) Jenna Heitlinger and William Shepler Christian Ferm and Gary Goldzweig (Tesla)


Host – Borderlands Brew Co.
Sponsors – Delectables Cafe, Gourmet Girls, Mama’s Hawaiian BBQ, Pita Jungle Tucson, and Xoom Juice
Nonprofit – Watershed Management Group

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We hope to see you at the July launch party!

Phoenix photos by Kristen Stowe

Tucson photos by Lea Haben-Woodford

For more information about green living events, go to

June 11, 2015 3:55 pm

David Alan BascheThe Green Living team was fortunate enough to meet David Alan Basche (star of TV Land’s “The Exes”) and his wife Alysia Reiner (star of Netflix’s “Orange is the New Black”) at the Natural Products Expo West in Anaheim in March. We discovered they are a true green power couple and are doing great things in the green community. We are very excited to be featuring David’s story on how he and his family embrace a sustainable lifestyle at home, work and while traveling. Also, don’t miss his tips and tricks for being green on the go here! Read more

June 2, 2015 10:21 am

by David Alan Basche

1. Buy small containers or bottles to keep your natural, chemical-free grooming products in

Toss one in your gym bag and one in your travel bag, that way you’re always ready with the stuff that’s best for your hair, skin and the planet. Read more

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By Laine Seaton

Isn’t it ironic how often the things which are supposed to make our lives better and easier, end up adding more stress, complication and sometimes even harm? Take your cell phone, for instance. At first you’re in love with the zillion-and-one things it can do for you. The ultimate convenience, you say to yourself. But then this seemingly innocent device starts to own you, sucking up excruciating amounts of attention, and you find yourself utterly compelled to check your email at 3 a.m. just because you can.

An article from iDigitalTimes reveals that U.S. smartphone users check their phones at least 100 times per day, and often more. Kyle McMahon of the Huffington Post writes, “We aren’t experiencing life. We’re losing moments with every tap. It’s cheating, really. We may be physically present with our friends and loved ones but we’re texting someone else.” It’s no wonder, then, why the word “unplug” has become a popular term for disconnecting from the 24/7 noise of our digital world. In fact, “unplug” was the fifth most popular New Year’s resolution on Twitter for 2015, right behind stopping smoking. Read more

April 14, 2015 6:30 am