Archive for the ‘Green Life’ Category
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
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.
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.
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
Host – Borderlands Brew Co.
Sponsors – Delectables Cafe, Gourmet Girls, Mama’s Hawaiian BBQ, Pita Jungle Tucson, and Xoom Juice
Nonprofit – Watershed Management Group
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 greenlivingaz.com/events
The 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
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
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