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Could The Algae Industry Become Arizona’s No. 1 Industry?

Algae Industry
by in Economy | Green

Arizona would benefit from a strong new industry that provided more revenue than housing or hospitality, more fascination than sports, more food than agribusiness currently produces and more energy than has been produced in the history of the state. It would be nice too if the industry aligned with the current focus on biosciences. The… Read More →

Will Arizona Ever Climb Aboard The High-Speed Rail System?

High Speed Rail
by in Columnist Spotlight | Green | Tech

Last year, the Obama administration rolled out an ambitious $8 billion program to fund 21st century transportation via high-speed rail (HSR).  U.S. Secretary of Transporation, Ray LaHood, said, “High-speed-rail will be our generation’s legacy.” This bold 21st century vision of new transportation options promises to revitalize the economy, reactivate the manufacturing sector, create millions of… Read More →

Electric Cars For The Eco-Friendly Commuter

TeslaRoadster Electric Car
by in Executive Lifestyle | Green | Tech

“Going green” can be difficult in a city like Phoenix. You can keep track of your recyclables, buy organic and even compost, but what about that long commute every Monday through Friday? There are a few options open for those determined to reduce their carbon footprint: bus, light rail, carpool, bicycle or some combination thereof.… Read More →

Speaking Opportunities At The Annual Southwest Build-It-Green Conference

Southwest Build-it-Green Expo & Conference
by in Events | Green

Don’t miss out! The annual Southwest Build-It-Green Expo & Conference is scheduled for April 15-16, 2011 and speaking opportunities are still available! Fill out your speaker form (PDF) today. As the largest sustainability expo in Arizona, this is one event you won’t want to miss. Last year’s expo attracted more than 200 exhibitors and 10,000… Read More →

Elementary School Leaves A Small Carbon Footprint

Tartesso Elementary
by in Education | Featured | Green

Buckeye’s Tartesso Elementary School is receiving high marks, but it has nothing to do with the kids in the classroom. On Aug. 19, 2010, the United States Green Building Council awarded the 3-year-old school with a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver Certification for sustainable building design. Tartesso, a part of the Saddle… Read More →

Ecotourism – The Green Way To Vacation

Eco Tourism - travel green
by in Blogs | Green | Travel

The United Nations designated 2002 as the International Year of Ecotourism. Well it’s 2010 and I bet that the majority of people haven’t taken an eco-vacation.  I know I haven’t. We try to be eco-friendly.  We buy reusable water bottles and lunch pails.  We turn off the lights more often and take shorter showers.  But… Read More →

Go Green, One Step at a Time

Go Green, One Step at a Time
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 →