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Green Job Opportunities For Women

Green Job Opportunities for Women
by in Blogs | Green | Workforce

Recently, I attended the “Women & the Green Job Movement” panel hosted by the Chandler Chamber of Commerce and sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor and Zion & Zion. Our very own Tina Robinson, exhibit director for the Southwest Build-it-Green Expo & Conference, was asked to be part of the panel and speak on… Read More →

Greenbuild 2009 Arrives In Phoenix

Greenbuild
by in Blogs | Green | Politics

The time has come! Greenbuild 2009 has officially begun. For those unfamiliar with Greenbuild here’s some background information listed on the Web site for the event. “Greenbuild is the world’s largest conference and expo dedicated to green building. Thousands of building professionals from all over the world come together at Greenbuild for three days of… 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 →

Go Green, One Step at a Time

Go Green, One Step at a Time
by in Blogs | Green

Nobody ever said being “green” was easy, but it doesn’t have to be that hard either. Recently, I read a great blog by Liesa Goins in Newsweek titled “Easy Environmentalism: How to Go Green Without Going Overboard.” In the entry, Goins gives her two cents on how to live a more sustainable life in a… Read More →

Sustainable Walmart

Sustainable Walmart
by in Blogs | Green | Product Reviews

When you think of the global retail giant Walmart the first thing that comes to mind probably isn’t sustainability. But think again. The company plans to introduce this initiative in three phases: First, Walmart will provide each of its 100,000 global suppliers with a survey of 15 questions to evaluate the company’s sustainability. The questions… Read More →

Arizona State University Is Lucky #13

Arizona State University Named Green School by Sierra Magazine
by in Blogs | Education | Green

Just a few weeks after being named one of the “greenest” universities by the Princeton Review, Arizona State University has racked up another green recognition. Sierra Magazine, a publication of the Sierra Club, the oldest and largest grassroots environmental organization in the U.S., has released their list of the nation’s top 20 “coolest” schools and… Read More →

How Does America Feel About Sustainability?

Sustainable America
by in Blogs | Economy | Green | Politics

In a previous blog post I wrote about the amount of money being set aside for sustainability in the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act — $467 million to be exact. With so much money being spent, are you wondering what the American people really think about sustainability-related matters? Me too. As luck would have it,… Read More →

The Parlor Turns An Old Beauty Salon Into A Pizza Paradise

Pizza Parlor
by in AZ Business Magazine | Dining

There are no hair dryers, manicure stands or various grooming products to be found at The Parlor, a new gourmet pizzeria in Phoenix, but the ghost of them remains. The Parlor now occupies the long-time site of the Salon de Venus on 20th Street and Camelback Road. The co-owner of The Parlor, Nello’s Pizza scion… Read More →

Recycled Water — On A Journey From Space And Back To Earth

Recycled Water in Space
by in Green | Tech

There’s What in My Water? “Green” technology is constantly evolving and, consequently, so is my knowledge of it. Ever since I embarked on the journey of learning more about sustainability, nothing ceases to amaze me. Maybe some of the things I write about are old news to those more educated on the topic, but I’m… Read More →

Sustainable Europe — A Greener World, One Country At A Time

Play to Stop Campaign
by in Blogs | Green | Politics

Fresh from my trip to Europe (specifically my native Poland), I decided to look into what our neighbors across the Atlantic are doing for the sustainability movement. A survey requested by the European Parliament and the European Commission, coordinated by the Directorate-General for Communication of the European Commission, summarized the general attitude on the Continent… Read More →

Green Jobs, Good Future

Job Increase
by in Blogs | Economy | Green

We are all very aware of the plight our economy is facing, but there is one bright spot in the darkness of the recession — green jobs. According to a study by the Pew Charitable Trusts, the number of green jobs in the United States grew 9.1 percent from 1998 to 2007. Traditional jobs, on… Read More →

$467 Million For Geothermal And Solar Energy Projects

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by in Blogs | Green | Tech

Sustainability is an ongoing movement that requires commitment from all — from politicians to regular citizens and everyone in between. In my ongoing quest of educating myself about news and events going on in the world of “green” I came across this release from the U.S. Department of Energy. During the 2008 presidential campaign President… Read More →

A Voyage Of Discovery In Phoenix

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Facing a down economy, shrinking budgets and significant pressures to outperform the year’s commitments, how do you find time for sustainability? Let’s face it, if there is no payback within the current year, it’s unlikely you can get capital or modify your operating budget to make any kind of significant difference toward a green program,… Read More →

Craig Jackson – CEO Of Barrett-Jackson

Craig Jackson of Barrett Jackson

When Craig Jackson took control of his family’s business, Barrett-Jackson, following the death of his father and brother in 1993 and 1995, respectively, he inherited a company that took in $15 million from one automobile auction. He was ready for the challenge, however, having grown up in the business and working in various roles. Today,… Read More →