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Newly Formed Arizona Commerce Authority Convenes Its Inaugural Board Meeting

Photo from Wikimedia Commons.
by in Blogs | Finance | Workforce

Vowing that “today the rubber hits the road,” Gov. Jan Brewer and Jerry Colangelo assembled and introduced 35 state leaders representing diverse backgrounds for the inaugural board meeting of the Arizona Commerce Authority. The private-sector board will work to align diverse assets and opportunities within the state to compete economically in both domestic and international… Read More →

Green News Roundup- Green And Sustainable Retail Products

Insic Wall Socket
by in Blogs | Green

Welcome back to our weekly green news roundup. This week we’ve decided to focus on highlighting green products, some are available now and some are still in prototype stage. Either way, they point to an exciting new direction for the retail industry and their involvement with sustainability. Please feel free to send along any interesting… Read More →

Z’Tejas Offers Tasty, Spicy Food In A Relaxed Atmosphere

Z'Tejas' ancho fudge pie.  Photo: Z'Tejas
by in Dining | Featured

After hours of marathon shopping, or hours of watching the woman in your life try on every item of clothing in the mall, you’ve finally made it to the food court. You scan the possibilities and nothing looks appetizing. Not pizza. Not a sandwich. Not a teriyaki bowl. Luckily, at Scottsdale Fashion Square, there’s another… 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 →

ASU, Crayola & More Making Sustainable Impact

by in Blogs | Education | Green

When it comes to sustainability, it’s a great time to be proud of Arizona.  This week we’ve gathered stories about ASU making the green honor roll, Phoenix being a top city for graduates and others. Please feel free to send along any interesting stories you’d like to see featured in the roundup by e-mailing Shelby Hill.… 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 →

Oil Spill, Google Wind Power & More

Google Buys Wind Power
by in Blogs | Green

From global new to local business this week we’ve gathered stories about how hair can help the oil spill, what Belgium wants to do with the deceased, Google buying wind power and more. Plus, we’ve got an additional story on what one Valley business is doing to help the environment. Please feel free to send… Read More →

How To Grow Green Jobs

How To Grow Green Jobs
by in Blogs | Economy | Green

I’m no economist but Nancy Folbre’s post on the Economix blog from the NY Times sure makes a lot of sense to me. Folbre is an economics professor at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and offers a compelling argument for growing green jobs. She questions why a major public program hasn’t gotten any traction in… Read More →

Green News Roundup- Helping The Environment From The B Side

by in Blogs | Green

What do “I Will Survive” by Gloria Gaynor, “Pink Cadillac” by Bruce Springsteen and “Maggie May” by Rod Stewart all have in common? These classic tunes all came from the B-side. When an artist released a single, there were two sides: the A-side, the assumed hit, and the B-side, the filler track(s). And even though… Read More →

Green News Roundup – Green Renovation, Energy Saving Air Conditioning & More

Energy Saving Air Conditioning
by in Blogs | Green

Welcome to our weekly green news roundup. This week we’ve gathered stories about video conferencing, green renovation, energy saving air conditioning and local sustainability-related events taking place throughout the Valley. Please feel free to send along any interesting stories you’d like to see featured in the roundup by e-mailing me at Also visit AZ… Read More →

China Leading The Way In Green Technology

China Skyscrapers
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 →

Valley Forward: Lynn Paige

by in AZ Business Magazine | Green

Lynn Paige CEO PerfectPower When Lynn Paige, CEO of PerfectPower in Phoenix, first joined the company six years ago she lacked a background in solar energy. But it didn’t take her long to see the light. She was brought in to grow the company, which designs and installs solar energy systems, focusing primarily on… Read More →

Sustainable Walmart

Sustainable Walmart
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 →

Don’t Let It Go To Waste, A Biogas Future

Developing an organics-to-energy biogas facility.
by in Blogs | Green | Tech

Ever wonder if you can actually do something useful with all the garbage we produce? Well it turns out we can! The city council in San Jose, Calif., recently announced that the city was in talks to develop an organics-to-energy biogas facility. The facility would be the first of its kind in the United States,… Read More →