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.

Avalon Enchants With Its Decor And Impressive Cuisine

Avalon enchants with its decor and impressive cuisine

Avalon’s dining room has chic, minimalist décor and a neutral color palette. Photos: Avalon Restaurant-Scottsdale AZ With its modern twist on an ancient legend, Avalon can be found on an unassuming stretch of McDowell Road. The Scottsdale restaurant has an almost whimsical presence and enchanting appeal that is first noted by the serene and placid… Read More →

Cancer Research And Treatment Are Coming Of Age In Arizona

Cancer research and treatment are coming of age in Arizona

The Arizona Cancer Center in Tucson is one of two NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers in Arizona. Photo: The Arizona Health Sciences Center at the University of Arizona in Tucson Cancer Conquerors: There was a time when a diagnosis of cancer almost always meant death. But advances in cancer research and treatment have greatly improved cancer… Read More →

Go Green, One Step at a Time

Go Green, One Step at a Time
September 24, 2009 by in Blogs | Green

Nobody ever said being “green” was easy, but it doesn’t have to be that hard either. Recently, I read a great blog by Liesa Goins in Newsweek titled “Easy Environmentalism: How to Go Green Without Going Overboard.” In the entry, Goins gives her two cents on how to live a more sustainable life in a… Read More →

Arizona Awarded $9.5 Million For Energy Projects

Renewable Energy
September 17, 2009 by in Blogs | Economy | Finance | Green

Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced that over $354 million in funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act is being awarded to 22 states to go toward energy efficiency and conservation activities. This money will be used to support state-level energy efficiency priorities as well as fund local conservation projects in smaller cities and counties.… Read More →

Awarding Sustainable Excellence

Valley Metro Light Rail
September 14, 2009 by in Blogs | Education | Events | Green

On Saturday, September 12th Valley Forward held its 29th Annual Environmental Excellence Awards Gala. With Fox 10 News’ Troy Hayden as master of ceremonies for the event, there was never a dull moment. Title sponsor SRP and Diane Brossart, president of Valley Forward, put together another spectacular celebration of sustainability. More than 150 nominations came… Read More →

Sustainable Walmart

Sustainable Walmart
September 4, 2009 by in Blogs | Green | Product Reviews

When you think of the global retail giant Walmart the first thing that comes to mind probably isn’t sustainability. But think again. The company plans to introduce this initiative in three phases: First, Walmart will provide each of its 100,000 global suppliers with a survey of 15 questions to evaluate the company’s sustainability. The questions… Read More →

Arizona State University Is Lucky #13

Arizona State University Named Green School by Sierra Magazine
August 21, 2009 by in Blogs | Education | Green

Just a few weeks after being named one of the “greenest” universities by the Princeton Review, Arizona State University has racked up another green recognition. Sierra Magazine, a publication of the Sierra Club, the oldest and largest grassroots environmental organization in the U.S., has released their list of the nation’s top 20 “coolest” schools and… Read More →

Star Island — A Green Island Resort Dream

Star Island, Green Island Resort
August 18, 2009 by in Green | Tech | Travel

While channel surfing on a recent Saturday, I stumbled across a show counting down the best exclusive island resorts. I decided to indulge in a little daydreaming and watched the special. Much to my surprise, near the top of the list was a resort unlike any other. S.T.A.R. Island is a 35-acre island located near… Read More →

GM Electrifies Drivers With The Chevrolet Volt

Chevy Volt electric car, GM
August 11, 2009 by in Blogs | Green | Tech

General Motors announced today that its newest vehicle, the rechargeable electric Chevrolet Volt, should get 230 miles per gallon in city driving. Highway mileage estimates have not yet been released. Although the claims must first be verified by the Environmental Protection Agency, if they are true, they would beat out the current model of green… Read More →

How Does America Feel About Sustainability?

Sustainable America
August 4, 2009 by in Blogs | Economy | Green | Politics

In a previous blog post I wrote about the amount of money being set aside for sustainability in the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act — $467 million to be exact. With so much money being spent, are you wondering what the American people really think about sustainability-related matters? Me too. As luck would have it,… Read More →

Arizona State University Makes The Green Honor Roll

Arizona State University
July 30, 2009 by in Blogs | Green

“Go Green” indeed! Arizona State University has been named one of the nation’s “greenest” universities by the Princeton Review. For the second year in a row, ASU has made the 2010 Green Rating Honor Roll rating of environmentally-friendly institutions. And we’re among some pretty elite neighbors: Harvard, Berkeley and Yale to name a few. The… Read More →

Recycled Water — On A Journey From Space And Back To Earth

Recycled Water in Space
July 22, 2009 by in Green | Tech

There’s What in My Water? “Green” technology is constantly evolving and, consequently, so is my knowledge of it. Ever since I embarked on the journey of learning more about sustainability, nothing ceases to amaze me. Maybe some of the things I write about are old news to those more educated on the topic, but I’m… Read More →

Sustainable Europe — A Greener World, One Country At A Time

Play to Stop Campaign
July 20, 2009 by in Blogs | Green | Politics

Fresh from my trip to Europe (specifically my native Poland), I decided to look into what our neighbors across the Atlantic are doing for the sustainability movement. A survey requested by the European Parliament and the European Commission, coordinated by the Directorate-General for Communication of the European Commission, summarized the general attitude on the Continent… Read More →

Green Advisers On A Mission

Green Advisers on a Mission
July 15, 2009 by in Blogs | Economy | Green | Tech

Name an industry and you’ll find a consultant — investment, finance, marketing, and so forth. You can add eco-consulting to that list. After reading an interesting article from the New York Times about eco-consulting, I was curious to see exactly what this new type of profession would encompass. Is it a passing phase or a… Read More →

Geisha A Go Go Serves Up A Japanese View Of The West

giesha a go go sushi

When life-sized posters of iconic rock stars line the bar — in this case, Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison and Sid Vicious — you know you’re in for a wild ride. A colorful hallway filled with neon-lit, arcade-style games marks the entryway. The dark wood walls and stone-like floors, along with a large boulder directly in… Read More →