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"Joggings" Are Happening AND are Actually Pretty Cool

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by in Beauty | Fashion | Local Shops | Style

While it may not be socially acceptable to take a jog in jeans, one of the trends for men and women this fall/winter season is bending the rules. Jog jeans, a unique fusion of not only style and comfort but of design and denim, are the perfect medium for anyone deciding which pair to wear:… Read More →

Managing Downstream And Upstream Risks

Managing Downstream and Upstream Risks
by in Industry Insiders

Examine your company’s cash flow needs and managing downstream and upstream risks Even the strongest, most sophisticated contractor has probably taken a lump or two over the past year as a result of one of the worst stretches the construction industry has seen in decades. Because of these challenges, there are many ways that you… Read More →

Fifth Annual Arizona Entrepreneurship Conference

Fifth Annual Arizona Entrepreneurship Conference
by in Education | Events

Arizona Entrepreneurs Hold Fifth Annual Meeting Of The Minds Join in for an exciting opportunity to connect, share ideas and be inspired at the fifth annual Arizona Entrepreneurship Conference. This year’s conference, which will take place Wednesday Nov. 17, 2010 at the Desert Willow Conference Center, will feature tips and ideas from expert CEOs while… Read More →

Can Sustainable Housing Really Be A Part of Arizona’s Future?

Local neighborhood

Perched on the threshold of economic recovery, cities whose housing markets crashed and burned during the Great Recession are struggling like modern-day Phoenix birds to rise from the ashes. While rebirth comes naturally for some, others seem caught between a trap labeled “sprawl” and a wide-open window tagged “sustainability.” The question is, can cities that… Read More →

Seeing Poland In A Green Light

This exhibit showing the creative uses of recycled items is aimed at raising awareness of the sustainability movement in Poland. Photo: Kasia Marciszewska
by in Blogs | Green

Our associate editor and resident green blogger, Kasia Marciszewska, is currently traveling in Europe. While there, she stopped by her native country of Poland. Ever vigilant about the subject of sustainability, Kasia sought out Poland’s green side. Visiting my home country of Poland is always a fun and exciting experience. It seems every time I… Read More →

Go Green With Government Tax Incentives

Green tax incentives 2010
by in Blogs | Economy | Green | Marketing | Small Biz

The increased cost of energy, the country’s dependence on foreign oil and the environmental impact of current energy use have inspired many companies to “go green.” Federal and state governments are expanding tax credits, tax incentives and grant programs to create economic incentives to help companies produce and/or use energy from renewable sources. Here are… Read More →

BIG Green Awards: Green Processes

General Dynamics Green Processes - AZ Business Magazine Jul/Aug 2010

Twelve categories, hundreds of nominations — but only one will take home the green. It’s the first annual Southwest Build-it-Green Awards, where BIG teamed up with the USGBC to bring you the leanest sustainable leaders and projects in Arizona. Recipient: General Dynamics C4 Systems Scottsdale-based General Dynamics C4 Systems is cutting costs and its environmental… Read More →

Green News Roundup – Meat-Free Diet, BP Oil Spill In Perspective

Green News Roundup- Moving Toward a Meat-Free Diet
by in Blogs | Green

Welcome to our weekly green news roundup. This week we’ve gathered stories about curbing meat and dairy intake to save the world from impacts of climate change, the BP oil spill in perspective and more. Feel free to send along any stories you’d like to see in the roundup by e-mailing me at kasia@azbigmedia.com. Also… Read More →

‘Valentine’s Day’ Film Is Going Green

Valentine's Day Film Goes Green
by in Blogs | Green | Tech

The new romantic comedy “Valentine’s Day,” in theatres now, has been getting a lot of hype for its star-studded cast, which includes such famous actors as Julia Roberts, Patrick Dempsey, Anne Hathaway and Jessica Biel. While the names on the movie posters are sure to draw in a wide audience, the film really hasn’t been… Read More →

The Adventures Of No Impact Man

No Impact Man
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 →

Do You Know What Happens When Your Company Chucks Its Old Computers?

old computers, electronics

It’s time to swap out your old clunker computer for a fast, new one. You discuss your needs with your systems manager, she buys a new machine and makes the swap. Where does that old computer go after it leaves your desk? Do you need to care? Electronics waste, or e-waste, is getting increasing attention… Read More →