by ryan mores, cofounder
and the greenlight solutioneer students
1. Engage Your Employees
Sustainability is a team sport – everybody must play if we want to win! To transform your business into the eco-friendly atmosphere you envision, you must engage all stakeholders. Talk to employees about how they can help, train best practices and create friendly competition for performance. Read more
by Amanda Strusienski
Northern Arizona: Amanda Acheson, Sustainable Building Program Manager – Coconino County Community Development
What is the water conservation situation in your region?
Water conservation is a major issue in northern Arizona. Securing an adequate long-term water supply is a growing concern; notably as there are increased impacts on the water supply, from population and growth to drought and climate change.
By Amanda Harvey
“I wanted to bridge the gap between tree hugger and fashionista. I was somebody who lived in both worlds,” explained Marci Zaroff, the creator of the term ECOfashion and founder of organic cotton company Under the Canopy. Green Living magazine had the pleasure of meeting Marci at the Natural Products Expo West in Anaheim in March, and we were inspired by her story. Read more
by Jim Miller
It’s estimated that the Tucson region has supported human civilization continuously for more than 4,000 years, due to the lush diversity of the plants and animals that call the Sonoran Desert home. Virtually any nuts, beans or berries, and anything with scales, feathers or fur wound up in the cooking pots of human inhabitants; the variety of food was as exotic as it was bountiful. A celebration of that tasty tradition returns this year as the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum partners with Tucson Originals restaurants to provide attending “locavores” a gastronomic tour of the region on Saturday, May 30, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. This group of chefs from locally owned restaurants will offer guests a sampling of unique creations featuring a selection of locally sourced and indigenous ingredients. Read more
Thank you to all who attended our April Issue Launch Party! We especially want to thank SunTrac Solar for hosting the event, as well as Global Wide Green and Sentinels Of Freedom for co-hosting. We also want to thank EVO Italian, Whole Foods Market Tempe and Aunt Abby’s for providing the delicious food; Mudshark Brewing Company, Pillsbury Wine Company and Dulce Vida Tequila for the tasty beverages.
ASU Sustainability Institute Goes Zero Waste
The Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability building at the Arizona State University Main campus has implemented a zero waste system. Recycling, composting, TerraCycling, plastic film and bag recycling are now all options, leading to less reusable materials going to the landfill. This is an exciting opportunity for sustainability students, staff and faculty to teach others by example about zero waste. This zero waste pilot program is the first of its kind on campus, but it will not be the last. ASU plans to incorporate zero waste systems across all campuses within the next several years. sustainability.asu.edu