Author Archives: Kasia Marciszewska

Kasia Marciszewska

About Kasia Marciszewska

Kasia Marciszewska is a writer and editor with experience working in magazines, newspapers and web. She covers topics relating to business, entertainment, health care, sustainability, philanthropy and more.

Can Green Save The Day? Leaders Across The Valley And State Are Betting That Sustainability Will Help Lead To Economic Stability

2 wind turbine with solar panels in front of a blue cloudy sky

Search for the word “sustainability” on Google and you’ll end up with nearly 25 million hits. But what does sustainability mean to Arizona, especially as the state’s economy crawls out of the crater left behind by the recession? “The word sustainability and the word green means different things to different people — it’s more than… Read More →

Green News Roundup

Green News Roundup
February 26, 2010 by in Blogs | Green | Tech

With so much going on in sustainability these days, I always find it difficult to narrow it down to just one thing to write about. Instead, I’ve decided to post a weekly green news roundup with some interesting green stories from around the Web. Enjoy! Feel free to send along any stories you’d like to… Read More →

Mel Sauder, President And CEO Of Microblend, Wants To Bring Paint Into The 21st Century

Mel Sauder Microblend Title: President and CEO Est: 1998 | www.microblendtechnologies.com “We plan to bring the painting industry into the 21st century like cell phones did for communications and digital cameras did for picture taking.  We plan to improve the painting experience like Starbucks did for coffee.” – Mel Sauder, President and CEO of Microblend… Read More →

ATA Profile: Jim Prueter, Senior Vice President of AAA Arizona

Jim Prueter Senior Vice President, AAA Arizona www.aaaaz.com As senior vice president of AAA Arizona, Jim Prueter is part of a company that provides automotive, insurance and travel services to nearly 800,000 Arizona members. He’s no stranger to AAA, having worked as vice president of AAA Mid Atlantic in Philadelphia, and as executive vice president… Read More →

ATA Profile: Deborah Ostreicher, Deputy Aviation Director At Sky Harbor International Airport

Deborah Ostreicher Deputy Aviation Director, Sky Harbor International Airport www.skyharbor.com As deputy aviation director of Sky Harbor International Airport, Deborah Ostreicher has a hands-on grasp of the travel industry. A typical day at the airport includes more than 1,200 aircrafts arriving and departing and more than 100,000 passengers coming and going. It’s no surprise that… Read More →

ATA Profile: Mark Grenoble

Mark Grenoble President, Enchantment Group www.enchantmentgroup.com Not many professionals can say they grew up in their industry. Mark Grenoble is one of the few who can. He has worked in some capacity in the tourism industry since he was a teenager, and aside from a few years in real estate, he has never left the… Read More →

Greenroads: A Sustainable Performance Metric For Roadways

Greenroads: A sustainable highway
January 22, 2010 by in Blogs | Green | Tech

Windows rolled down. Wind whipping through your hair. Music blaring from the speakers. Does this scene sound familiar? Chances are many (if not all) of you have experienced driving down the highway and can relate to this imagery. Indeed, driving on the millions of miles of American highways is as embedded in our culture as… Read More →

CALGREEN Leads The Way In Green Building

California Leads the Way in Green Building
January 15, 2010 by in Blogs | Green | Politics

California has long been a leader in sustainability and now the state is taking it one step further. Officials from the the California Building Standards Commission recently adopted the country’s first mandatory statewide green building code. The regulations, called CALGREEN, will require every new building to reduce water usage by 20 percent and recycle 50… Read More →

Recycled Plastic Bottles — Building Material For Classrooms

Recycled Plastic Used as Building Material
January 8, 2010 by in Blogs | Education | Green

It’s all about the three Rs right? — Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. Laura Kutner certainly took this idea to a whole new level when she led the way in the construction of a school building in Guatemala, using discarded plastic bottles. The inspiration came to her when she realized there was plastic trash everywhere yet classrooms… Read More →

BLT Steak Offers Fine Food In A Classy, Yet Casual Setting

BLT — Oh, there’s bacon, lettuce and tomato alright, but not in the way you would expect. BLT Steak actually stands for Bistro Laurent Tourondel, named after its famous chef and the master behind the magic of this great dining experience. As part of the BLT Restaurant Group, the Scottsdale location is one of many… Read More →

Avatar Sends An Eco-Friendly Message

Avatar Sends an Eco-Friendly Message
December 30, 2009 by in Blogs | Green

You don’t need to be a sci-fi buff to love Avatar. James Cameron makes his much anticipated return to movie making with this alien biopic of epic proportions. Outfitted with a stunning visual landscape, strong cast and concept as well as a multimillion-dollar budget, the movie is sure to provide an out-of-this world cinematic experience. … Read More →

China Leading The Way In Green Technology

China Skyscrapers
December 23, 2009 by in Blogs | Green

Though the country is the world’s top polluter, that isn’t stopping China from leading the way on new green technology. China has begun an effort to figure out how to burn coal without releasing carbon into the atmosphere.That’s quite an ambitious goal — especially for a country that is the biggest source of carbon emissions… Read More →

U.S. Commits To Change At Copenhagen Climate Talks

Climate Change Talks
December 17, 2009 by in Blogs | Green | Politics

As some of you may be aware of, the historic United Nations Climate Change Conference is underway right now in Copenhagen. The conference began on December 7 and will continue till the 18th. It is the largest international political conference ever to be held in Denmark, with participants from 192 countries meeting to reach an… Read More →

The Adventures Of No Impact Man

No Impact Man
December 9, 2009 by in Blogs | Green

Can you imagine a life without toilet paper, electricity, or any of the modern conveniences many of us consider a staple in our daily lives? Colin Beavan — aka No  Impact Man — and his family did without any of this (and more) for an entire year. During their experience, Beavan wrote a blog that… Read More →

Oh-So-Good Organic: Calistro Offers Healthy Food That Packs A Tasty Punch

Calistro

Although we all know organic food is good for us, sometimes it’s hard to accept this healthy alternative to our bad-for-you favorites. Well, Calistro has broken the cycle by offering healthy, organic and, best of all, great-tasting meals. All the products in the restaurant’s fresh Mediterranean-inspired fare are sourced through local and regional organic and… Read More →