Patricia Reiter (center), director of ASU’s Walton Sustainability Solutions Initiatives, is joined by winners of the Sustainability Solutions Festival Award for social impact startup ventures at SEED SPOT’s Demo Day in December. These ventures will be showcased at the Sustainability Solutions Celebration on Feb. 19. Photo courtesy of SEED SPOT.
By Jason Franz
Living sustainably is no longer simply about recycling, composting and reusing whenever possible. It is about identifying the challenges that we face and developing solutions that will last beyond not only this generation but for generations to come.
It is in this spirit that Arizona State University, the nation’s leader in sustainability education, is partnering with global leaders in sustainable business, consumer innovation, renewable energy, science and the arts for the inaugural Sustainability Solutions Festival. Themed “It’s time to find a better way,” this weeklong celebration, February 17-22, will feature a variety of activities and events for people of all types and ages, from families and the ASU community to film buffs and industry leaders. Read more
Tips for Growing and Giving Romantic Blooms
By Simone Butler
While some recipients aren’t too finicky about the colors of their floral gifts, different rose colors can signify different relational states, so it’s best if you choose a bouquet with the appropriate hue for what you’re trying to convey.
By Lisa Krikawa
Can you remember a Valentine’s Day that really stood out for you? Being married for 23 years, I’ve had all kinds. Before my husband and I had children, we went on some really nice dates on this special day. After kids, it became more about helping them to celebrate the holiday. But there is one Valentine’s Day that stands out from all the others, and it is one in which I received a heartfelt gift of love.
What constitutes a true gift of love? For me, there are three characteristics that stand out.
Photo courtesy of the Sedona Chamber of Commerce
By Michelle Talsma Everson
While red may be the official color of Valentine’s Day—and romance in general—we see no harm in adding in a little green. Here are some favorite eco-friendly romantic destinations across the state.
By Dr. Anton G. Camarota
Change is perhaps the most striking characteristic of any living organism. As humans, we are born small and helpless, and eventually we grow through childhood into adulthood. A 200-foot-tall tree begins its life as a small seed, sometimes only a fraction of an inch long. The Earth cycles through the four seasons and the moon creates the tides, driving constant change in the planet’s ecosystems.
We have also seen vast changes in human societies over time. Most recently, the past three hundred years have ushered in the Industrial Age. We have replaced animal power first with steam power obtained from burning wood, then changing to coal, oil, and nuclear fission as our primary sources of energy. These sources of energy support a material living standard in the developed countries that was once available only to royalty. In essence, most of us in the USA are living today much like the kings and queens of old. Read more
By Aimee Welch
Every four years, elite athletes from more than 200 nations join together to celebrate the Winter Olympics. They go skillfully screaming down steep, snowy mountains at speeds of up to 80 miles per hour, on skis, snowboards and sleds. They deftly maneuver their bodies or objects across the snow and ice, demonstrating fierce concentration and physical endurance—all with the world’s eyes upon them. They’ve worked hard, made sacrifices and, with laser-sharp focus, they’ve become the very best in their sports. They inspire us. Read more