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Valley Metro Education Campaign Wins Effie Award

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The 2012 North American Effie Effectiveness Index rankings were revealed at the 44th annual Effie Award Gala in New York City. Among the winners was Valley Metro Regional Public Transportation Authority’s “Notes” campaign, which educates new riders on how to use public transportation. The campaign grew out of research conducted by R&R Partners, Valley Metro RPTA’s agency 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 →

Arizona’s “Green” Future Was Founded In 2010

Electric Vehicle were a big hit in 2010 in Arizona
by in Education | Green | Tech

2010 will probably be remembered more for the challenges it brought than the successes it yielded in our Valley and state. But out of the darkness came some light, and the illumination casts hope for a bright future. Countless volunteers gave generously of their time, talent and treasury to support green initiatives in our region… Read More →

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

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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 →