By Megan Goodwin
The summer is now approaching its later months and Arizona is preparing for the monsoon season. Everyone living in the desert knows how beautiful it can be, but they also know how precious water is. Now that the monsoon season is upon us, why not learn about rainwater harvesting and do your bit to conserve some water?
By Daisy Vargas
Current information from the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) suggests that Arizona will not be affected by the Animas River Spill from Gold King Mine.
On August 5, 2015, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), along with Missouri-based Environmental Restoration LLC, were expected to pump out and treat contaminated water from the Gold King Mine. When EPA workers were attempting to enter the inactive mine, a massive leak sprung. Read more
by Scottsdale Mayor Jim Lane
The rain is pelting the windshield. The wind is blowing so hard you fight with your steering wheel. In the middle of it all, you try to dodge the cardboard box that just tumbled in front of your car and struggle to see around the plastic grocery bag that just latched onto your windshield wipers.
Summer storms that occur during Arizona’s monsoon season introduce a new layer of peril for Valley drivers, particularly when litter finds its way into the mix. Don’t Trash Arizona, a joint effort of the Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG) and the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT), is reminding Valley drivers that our seasonal storms pack enough of a punch to send litter airborne, which increases the risk of car accidents during an already dangerous time of year.
By Megan Goodwin
The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education recently named Arizona State University as the 13th greenest college in the United States. Read more
By Rachel Gossen
On Wednesday, the Dysart Unified School District and Kingswood Elementary was recognized by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) as a leader in energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies. Green Living got the chance to attend a tour of Kingswood with DOE representative Maria Vargas and Dysart superintendent Dr. Gail Pletnick, where we learned about energy efficient solutions the school has installed.
By Sara Weber
With the upcoming school year comes the potential for a serious environmental conundrum: How can faculty, students and families work together to reduce their school’s environmental impact? A school is obviously a place in which lights, paper, pencils, water bottles, trash and other green-fiend nightmares run rampant. To help placate some of these fears, Green Living magazine asked local education experts to share some advice on how they’ve encouraged faculty, students and parents to contribute.