sustainability Archives

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 →

Density: Our Ticket To The Green Express

Photo: www.valleymetro.org
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 →

Green News Roundup-Green Advertising, Products & More

Paper-To-Pencil Machine
by in Blogs | Green

Welcome back to our weekly green news roundup. This week we’ve decided to focus on introducing you to some green advertising campaigns and green products. Please feel free to send along any interesting stories you’d like to see featured in the roundup by e-mailing kasia@azbigmedia.com Also visit AZ Green Scene for informative articles on sustainability… Read More →

Cycling – The Greener Way To Travel

Bikes as an alternative means of transportation.
by in Featured | Green | Travel

Traveling throughout Europe this summer, I experienced several modes of transportation: From planes to trains, to buses, bikes and more. I was pleased to come across this bit of news from the NY Times’ In Transit blog that featured an interesting event going on in Prague — one of the amazing cities I was lucky… 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 →

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 →

2010 Most Admired Companies Winners – Social Responsibility

Most Admired Companies - AZ Business Magazine Sept/Oct 2010
by in Events

The Social Responsibility category recognizes companies that excel in corporate giving, volunteerism, philanthropic efforts, and/or “green” initiatives. Winner: St. Joseph’s Hospital & Medical Center Category: Social Responsibility Headquarters: Phoenix Year Est.: 1895 No. of Employees in AZ: 5,342 Recent Award: Ranked in U.S. News & World Report’s Top 10 Hospitals in the nations for neurology… Read More →

IPad vs. Textbooks, A Greener Facebook And More

Ipad vs. Textbooks
by in Blogs | Green | Tech

Some really interesting things happening in sustainability this week. Check out these stories about: Facebook, Japan’s dolphin hunting season, Notre Dame using the iPad in a paperless course, and others. EarthFest Educators Night On Sept. 16, more than 400 educators will receive resources on how to make their schools greener.  At this free event, educators… 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 →

The American Dream Reborn Through Sustainability

Future Generations Go Green
by in Blogs | Green

When my father’s grandparents immigrated to America, they had one objective: to give their children, and some day their grandchildren, a better life. They worked hard and sacrificed to instill the desire to make thing better for the next generation, my grandparents. Maybe you can remember the sacrifices you saw growing up, how past generations… Read More →

Green Jobs In Arizona And Around The Nation, Bike-sharing Program And More

Bike Sharing Program
by in Blogs | Green | Tech

There’s so much going on in sustainability, it’s hard to narrow down what news to share. Here’s a couple of interesting bits from this week. We’ve gathered stories about new green jobs in Arizona and around the nation, a bike-sharing program and Valley Forward’s Environmental Excellence Awards, among others. Arizona Gets 100 Solar Jobs Rioglass… Read More →

ASU, Crayola & More Making Sustainable Impact

Crayon
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 →

Solar-Power, Eco-Friendly Grand Canyon & More

Grand Canyon
by in Around Arizona | Blogs | Green

With so much happening locally, this week we’ve gathered stories about Arizona’s green endeavors, including a solar-powered plane and the Grand Canyon’s eco-friendly practices, and why a massive lawn is part of the Postal Service’s goal to reduce its energy needs. Please feel free to send along any interesting stories you’d like to see featured… Read More →