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Archive for the ‘Green Life’ Category

Our editor-in-chief Tishin Donkersley shares 8 different ways you can have a healthy, green Halloween!


October 30, 2012 2:48 pm


Living sustainably was Martha Stewart’s style long before it was trendy to be green─from her luscious gardens and talent for repurposing items for crafts and home interiors, to her emerging line of eco-friendly products for your pets and home, Martha considers the green lifestyle a way of life that is necessary for maintaining health and wellness.

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September 4, 2012 10:21 pm

Independence day is just around the corner and what better time to proudly showcase the American Flag. Here are some fun tidbits that you probably didn’t know about our most patriotic symbol of freedom.







Flag Day Facts
•    Flag Day has its roots in the June 14th, 1777 adoption of the original thirteen stars and stripes flag by the Second Continental Congress
•    Dubbed “Flag Day” in 1914 by President Woodrow Wilson
•    Wasn’t a significant holiday until a Congressional declaration by President Truman in 1949.
•    This declaration was possible because of a campaign started by school teacher Bernard Cigrand back in 1885. He’s credited by the National Flag Day Foundation for leading the charge.
•    All Federal buildings are asked to fly the flag on Flag Day

Fun Facts about the Flag
•    Mythology  credits Betsy Ross as the first creator of the American Flag
•    But Mary Young Pickersgill was the woman who created the 30’ by 42’ flag that Francis Scott Key saw during the War of 1812 at Baltimore’s Fort McHenry that inspired him to write “The Star Spangled Banner”. Her original flag has been on display at the National Museum of American History since 2008. Read more

June 12, 2012 10:03 am


 1. As a native Arizonan, what do you envision, or hope for, in terms of the environmental future of this state?

Arizona’s natural environment is an incredibly diverse treasure. Growing up in rural Arizona, I was outdoors hiking, fishing, hunting, or watching birds more than I was indoors. I want that experience to be available for young people today and tomorrow. I want the diversity of experiences to survive and prosper. Read more

March 1, 2012 3:26 pm

John Neville  |  President and Founding Board Member of Sustainable Arizona

Tell us a little about your background and how you ended up in Sedona.
My wife and I are New Englanders who lived 30 years in Minnesota before moving to the Southwest – youth in the East – adulthood in the Midwest – aging in the West. I’ve been a business consultant in learning systems, corporate communications and sustainable development.

Please give us a brief overview of goals and progress for the latest initiatives at Sustainable Arizona.
Sustainable Development is where everything comes together to help improve the quality of life today and for the future, and all of our projects are focused with that mindset.
Verde Resilient Communities is a network of organizations working in different ways to end our economic dependence on fossil fuels. The goal is to help create resilient, self-reliant communities. Read more

December 5, 2011 4:10 pm

What is your role with Local First Arizona and the Local First Arizona Foundation?

I’m the Executive Director of both Local First Arizona and the Local First Arizona Foundation.  Local First Arizona provides a means for people to better connect with locally owned businesses.  Another Local First Arizona mission is to help people understand that we have been “buying ourselves broke.”  Our society seems to have a never-ending thirst for cheap goods manufactured far, far away – which is economically and environmentally impossible to sustain and hurts local businesses. Read more

February 11, 2011 4:51 pm