By Hunter Kossodo
More than 375 team members of Pioneer Title Agency in Scottsdale took part in the 30th Anniversary “Take a Hike” Community Giving Project, in which they collectively covered all 800 miles of the Arizona National Scenic Trail throughout 2015.
The family-owned business also donated more than $45,000 to the Arizona Trail Association (ATA) to further maintain and protect the Arizona Trail, shattering the $30,000 goal the company had initially set. According to the ATA it is also the first time a company has ever completed the entire trail as a team.
The Dirty Dozen are the 12 most contaminated and pesticide-sprayed fruits and vegetables. You should buy these organic whenever possible. The Clean Fifteen are foods with low contamination numbers. These are safer to buy non-organic than the Dirty Dozen.
By David Schaller
A new year spent living with less water might best begin by considering old ways of doing so. Arizona is blessed with an abundance of indigenous wisdom when it comes not just to getting by, but to thriving over centuries in a landscape prone to dryness. If anyone understands the lessons of water scarcity, it is those who have been living here the longest.
by John and Jennifer Burkhart
Happy New Year! Have you made any resolutions? Going “green” to care for the planet is always a great idea, but what if you could take care of yourself as well? Now that the season of giving is over, it’s time for some self-love. We indulged in these eco-friendly pampering products to find out which offered the best “me time.” Definitely the best resolution we’ve ever made!
By Karen Langston
Digestive disorders account for more than 104 million physician office visits per year, according to Johns Hopkins University. As the medical and research community studies the bacteria inside the gut and how it relates to health, researchers are also beginning to understand the importance of the digestive system and its role in disease prevention. Educating yourself on what digestion is, and being aware of what healthy digestion looks like, could make all the difference in your health and well-being.
Recipe and image by Kellie Ann Murphy, plant based living food Chef at Kellie Ann’s Kitchen in Tucson.
This nutritious no-bake dessert is the perfect guilt-free treat after a satisfying meal – and it takes only a few minutes to make!
By Susan Culp
Settling on cozy couches in an office building nestled in the well-groomed vineyards and gardens of Page Springs Cellars, I listened to owner and winemaker Eric Glomski tell the story of how he came to run one of the most successful and cutting-edge vineyards and winemaking businesses in the Verde Valley. It is a story of deep connections. “Wines capture places,” Glomski shared. The flavors, aroma and textures of a wine can invoke the earth in which the fruit was grown.