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ASU offers free media literacy course

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Arizona State University has launched its first-ever free online course titled “Media LIT: Overcoming Information Overload,” designed to help students understand, analyze and create media. The open, digitally-enabled course is the first of its kind offered by a major journalism program, and features guest speakers like New York Times public editor Margaret Sullivan, Wikipedia co-founder… Read More →

The (Too) Sweet Life: Can Sugar Lead to Heart Attack, Cancer?

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by in Prevention

Life is sweet. But is too much sweetness in one’s life dangerous? According to 60 Minutes’ Dr. Sanjay Gupta, sweets – sugar to be exact – may very well be toxic. In a recent report, Dr. Gupta reported that according to estimates, nearly 20 percent of the total calories in American diets comes from added… Read More →

Bringing Farms to Arizona Cities

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by in Business News | Green

Green living innovator Greg Peterson has an idea of bringing 10,000 urban farms into big cities of Arizona. By creating farms closer to homes in large cities, fresh foods are more readily available to help create a healthier way of living. Peterson, contributing writer for Phoenix Magazine and Edible Phoenix, began gardening 35 years ago… Read More →

A New Approach To Going Green- Kansas Takes The Lead

A New Approach to Green
by in Blogs | Economy | Green

Kansas probably isn’t the first place that comes to mind when you think of sustainability, but you’d be surprised — the Sunflower State is making immense progress in saving energy and reducing dependence on fossil fuels. This piece in The New York Times highlights the humble beginnings of the Climate and Energy Project, a small… Read More →

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 →

Green News Roundup – Greenhouse Gases, Biogas-Powered Data Centers & More

Green News Roundup- Biogas Powered Data Centers
by in Blogs | Green | Tech

Welcome to our weekly green news roundup. This week we’ve gathered stories about greenhouse gases, biogas-powered data centers 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 visit AZ Green Scene for informative articles on sustainability endeavors in the Valley and state.… Read More →

Green News Roundup – Building A Green Economy, Solar Power & More

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by in Blogs | Economy | Green | Politics

Welcome to our weekly green news roundup. This week we’ve gathered stories about the benefits of making your home energy efficient, building a green economy and solar in Arizona. Feel free to send along any stories you’d like by e-mailing me at kasia@azbigmedia.com Also visit AZ Green Scene for informative articles on sustainability endeavors in… Read More →

Rebuilding Greensburg for a Sustainable Future

Rebuilding Greensburg
by in Blogs | Green

I recently read an interesting piece in the New York Times about the rebuilding of Greensburg, Kan. Some of you may recall the devastating tornado the tore through the region back in 2007 leaving 11 dead and millions of dollars in damages. The devastation was immense but local residents were determined to rebuild. And rebuild… Read More →

Green Advisers On A Mission

Green Advisers on a Mission
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 →