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The Buzz on AZNow.Biz – December 13, 2010

Arizona Business Magazine's Editor-in-Chief Janet Perez
by in Columnist Spotlight | Tech | Workforce

This week on AZNow.Biz, hear from our green columnist Dustin Jones, the Arizona Commerce Authority releases the state’s unemployment numbers for November,  and look for the latest installment of Arizona on the Silver Screen. The Buzz on AZNow.Biz – December 13, 2010 was last modified: January 31st, 2016 by Janet Perez

Life Through The Lens Of Wildlife Photographer Joel Sartore

Photography of Joel Sartore - AZ Business Magazine Nov/Dec 2010

It is summer in Antarctica. Frigid temperatures have been replaced by mild, 50-degree days. Surrounded by green hills rolling into lush, snow-capped mountains and thick fog, Joel Sartore is crouching low to the ground. Usually, it is he who is chasing his subjects, but this time the tables have turned. Instead, in the middle of… Read More →

The Environmental Protection Agency Celebrates Its 40th Anniversary

Environmental Protection Agency
by in Blogs | Green | Healthcare

On Dec. 2, 1970, the the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency was founded. Since the inception of the agency, the world has changed. Today, the green movement is stronger than ever, and our focus on bettering the environment is unwavering. The EPA has also grown with the changing times. You can view the agency’s history on… Read More →

Shop Local For The Holidays

by in Executive Lifestyle | Green | Lists

We all know major department stores have big holiday sales, but so do local stores. Local stores also have the added bonus of being good for your conscience. They’re greener – many of their products aren’t shipped in from all over the world – and they help the local economy more than chain stores. See… 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 →

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 →

The Buzz on AZNow.Biz – October 18, 2010

Arizona Business Magazine's Editor-in-Chief Janet Perez

This week on AZNow.Biz: Avnet chairman and CEO Roy Vallee talks about leading one of the largest distributors of electronic parts in the world. Green columnist Dustin Jones asks whether sustainable housing is in Arizona’s future, and political columnist Tom Milton looks at the political scene as we close in on next month’s mid-term elections.… Read More →

Density: Our Ticket To The Green Express

by in Blogs | Green | Legal | Real Estate

Like the spine is to the human body, light rail is the backbone of a thriving urban scene. Density is the fuel that feeds the core. To flourish, density needs zoning code changes and public policies that encourage a vertical mix of commercial and residential uses.

Taking The Blame: Sustainable Experts Feel The Guilt

Green, but still feeling guilty about negatively impacting the environment
by in Blogs | Green

Being green isn’t always easy. With the commercialization of practically everything nowadays, sometimes it’s simply easier to do things the “non-green” way. And we’re not the only ones who succumb to this. An article in the New York Times sheds light on this issue with a great piece titled “Green, but Still Feeling Guilty.” In… Read More →

Listen To Mother: Eat Your Vegetables And Reduce Your Diabetes Risk

Food Basket

Eat your vegetables. Your grandma said it, your mom said it — even Popeye said it — and now your doctor should be saying it regularly as well. A new analysis of existing research suggests that eating more green, leafy vegetables can significantly reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Why is this important?… Read More →

Sustainability Is Possible In The Suburbs. Really.

Illustration of suburb with recycle logo
by in Columnist Spotlight | Green

Is it possible to build a sustainable suburb? The answer depends largely upon your perspective. Of course, sustainability is a word freely associated these days with eco-friendly building materials, alternative energy and “living off the grid,” and is usually used in conjunction with the concepts of urban living, light-rail and transportation-oriented development. However, some of… 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 →

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 →

Phoenix-Based Company Takes Sustainability Global

Tony Tiedemann
by in Green | Tech

Tiedemann Globe is putting a new spin on the adage “from rags to riches” in its commitment to sustainability. The company sells and exports used clothing and industrial wiping rags in the hopes of cashing in on some green – green energy, that is. Tiedemann Globe recycles about 30 million pounds of used goods and… Read More →