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Your conscious lifeM A G A Z I N Egreenlivingaz.comGreen Living magazine is printed by a Sustainable Forestry Initiative certifi ed printer.SPECIAL SECTIONGREEN HOME PRODUCTSALSO INSIDE:Electric Cars on Route 66Tucsons Streetcar Connection Cooking with QuinoaFuture of HealthcareHAPPINESS HABITSAQUAPONICSIN EDUCATIONTHRIFT STORE DIVASAugust 2014departments August 2014 18 The Future of Healthcare 20 Street Car Rolls into Tucson 22 Discover the Desert-Ocean Connection 24 Green in the News 24 Business BriefsWork GreenON THE COVERMiranda Sult, who has a passion for vintage clothing, is one of three women with sustainable style featured in this issue. Photo taken at Arizona Falls in Phoenix.Photo by Tina Franco28Live GreenPlay Green 26 Get Your Kicks on Electric Route 66 28 Aquaponics and Education 30 Green Schoolhouse Series Launches LEED Platinum 32 Recipes35 Green Scenes 38 Hes Green | Shes Green 40 Cool Outrageous Stuff Thrift Store Divas Sustainable Style 4 Road to Healthy Eating 8 The Habit of Happiness 10 Litter and Your Kitty 12Rediscover Skylights 14Photo by Tina FrancoPhoto courtesy of Arizona Science Center4Green Home Products16 SPECIAL ADVERTISING SECTIONYour conscious lifeM A G A Z I N Egreenlivingaz.comGreen Living magazine is printed by a Sustainable Forestry Initiative certifi ed printer.SPECIAL SECTIONGREEN HOME PRODUCTSALSO INSIDE:Electric Cars on Route 66Tucsons Streetcar Connection Cooking with QuinoaFuture of HealthcareHAPPINESS HABITSAQUAPONICSIN EDUCATIONTHRIFT STORE DIVASAugust 2014Photo courtesy of Fernanda Guevara321820Photo by Michael Moriartydepartments August 2014 18 The Future of Healthcare 20 Street Car Rolls into Tucson 22 Discover the Desert-Ocean Connection 24 Green in the News 24 Business BriefsWork GreenON THE COVERMiranda Sult, who has a passion for vintage clothing, is one of three women with sustainable style featured in this issue. Photo taken at Arizona Falls in Phoenix.Photo by Tina Franco28Live GreenPlay Green 26 Get Your Kicks on Electric Route 66 28 Aquaponics and Education 30 Green Schoolhouse Series Launches LEED Platinum 32 Recipes35 Green Scenes 38 Hes Green | Shes Green 40 Cool Outrageous Stuff Thrift Store Divas Sustainable Style 4 Road to Healthy Eating 8 The Habit of Happiness 10 Litter and Your Kitty 12Rediscover Skylights 14Photo by Tina FrancoPhoto courtesy of Arizona Science Center4Green Home Products16 SPECIAL ADVERTISING SECTIONYour conscious lifeM A G A Z I N Egreenlivingaz.comGreen Living magazine is printed by a Sustainable Forestry Initiative certifi ed printer.SPECIAL SECTIONGREEN HOME PRODUCTSALSO INSIDE:Electric Cars on Route 66Tucsons Streetcar Connection Cooking with QuinoaFuture of HealthcareHAPPINESS HABITSAQUAPONICSIN EDUCATIONTHRIFT STORE DIVASAugust 2014Photo courtesy of Fernanda Guevara321820Photo by Michael MoriartyAugust 2014Editors NoteThis is farewell. When I took this job as Green Livings editor-in-chief more than a year ago, I had no idea what to expect. The depth and breadth of the world of sustainability and eco-conscious living here in Arizona continues to amaze me. To say I learned a lot would be a gross understatement. What I have experienced is truly transformative. There is a robust community of intelligent, generous, passionate souls who are committed to better living and a better planet not just for themselves, but for everyone. I have had the pleasure of meeting many people who are effecting change. I will forever be appreciative to all who are working for the good of our community and our planet. Thank you for your insight, your contributions and all that you do. It has been an honor working with the staff here at Green Livingthe freelancers, photographers, writers, interns, editors, designers, administrators and sales team who work together to bring a new issue to you each month. Id like to thank our advertisers who make it all possible and, of course, our readers who support them. Together we are all making strides in spreading the green word. In this issue, we introduce you to some ladies who have minimized their impact on the planet by developing sustainable style through secondhand shopping. Youll learn about innovators gardening with aquaponics and scientists studying the ocean-desert connection. We take a look at the healthcare industry, and give tips for improving your own health through nutrition. For home improvements, explore natural lighting by way of skylights and enjoy a special section dedicated to green home products. Big changes are happening in the transportation world. In Tucson, getting around just got easier with the launch of Sun Link Tucson Streetcar. Throughout the state, electric car owners also will discover traveling ease with the release of the Offi ce of Tourisms Electric Vehicle Travel Guide. The guide provides charging station locations in a travel itinerary format that encourages exploration of northern, southern and central Arizona.As with every issue of Green Living, the pages are packed with information and ideas to explore. During my time at Green Living, I did learn that all is not always as it seems. I encourage you to keep doing your own research. Question, challenge and discover. Natural and organic are not the same, nor are compostable and biodegradable. Know why you are making the choices you make, seek out the experts and embrace the old adage knowledge is power. At Green Living, we want you to be empowered as we travel together on this eco-conscious journey. While my time at Green Living is coming to an end, my personal journey to live green has only just begun. I will happily and proudly take what I have learned with me on my next adventure. With gratitude, Cheryl HurdEditor-in-ChiefFollow Green Living magazine and stay in touch with the newest topics on sustainability!/greenlivingazmag@greenlivingaz/company/green-living-az-magazine/greenlivingaz/greenlivingazYour conscious lifeM a g a z i n eYour conscious lifeM a g a z i n eYour conscious lifeM a g a z i n eYour conscious lifeM a g a z i n ePUBLISHER Dorie MoralesEDITOR-IN-CHIEF Cheryl HurdCREATIVE DIRECTOR Crista AlveyDIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS Jeffrey E. SteinSENIOR ADVISOR William JanhonenCOPY EDITORS Aimee Welch Michael ZifferCONTRIBUTORSAnton Camarota Ph.D. Caroline OSullivan DVM Jennifer Burkhart David M. BrownJohn Burkhart CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERMichael MoriartyMEDIA CONSULTANTSSherie Kathleen Smith sherie@greenlivingaz.comCarl Falwell carl@greenlivingaz.comKim Dwyer kim@greenlivingaz.comGary Moss gary@greenlivingaz.comDavid Zunker david@greenlivingaz.com EDITORIAL INTERNS Ainsley Despain Kelli VuMaurisa Jones Tina FrancoConnor Murphy Ryan HixsonElizabeth Allen Megan OMalley CREATIVE INTERNS Jeroel Padilla Jillian HelveyDaniela Applegate SALES & SOCIAL MEDIA INTERNS Cassandra Leone Caitlin JacksonEmily DoanGreen Living magazine is a monthly publication by Traditional Media Group, LLC. Periodical rate postage paid at Scottsdale, AZ. Publisher assumes no responsibility for unsolicited or contributed manuscripts, photographs, artwork or advertisements. Entire contents 2014 Traditional Media Group. All rights reserved. Reproduction or use of content in any manner without permission by the publisher is strictly prohibited. Opinions expressed in signed columns and articles do not necessarily re ect the views of the publisher. Submissions will not be returned unless arranged to do so in writing. Subscription is $39 per year or digital subscription is $12 per year. Canadian orders please add $13 per year for shipping and handling. International orders add $22 per year for shipping and handling. Bulk and/or corporate rates available. No representation is made as to the accuracy hereof and is printed subject to errors and omissions. Green Living magazine is printed on recycled paper.WE LOVE TO HEAR FROM OUR READERS. 7575 E. Red eld Road #219, Scottsdale, AZ 85260480.840.1589info@greenlivingaz.comwww.greenlivingaz.comFOLLOW US: /greenlivingazmag /greenlivingaz /green-living-az-magazine /greenlivingazmag /greenlivingaz /greenlivingazSUBSCRIPTIONS | greenlivingaz.com/subscribe12-Issue Subscription $39 | 24-Issue Subscription $5912-Issue Digital Subscription $12ADVERTISING | sales@greenlivingaz.comEDITORIAL | submissions@greenlivingaz.comPlease recycle this magazinegirlscoutsaz.orgGirl Scouts isnew friendships. Tons of fun. And more WOW moments than youve ever imagined.Why wait?Start thejoin today.fun now!Join your daughter. Volunteer!Includes Haircut, Blowdry and TreatmentParaben Free Cruelty Free OrganicVeganGluten Free Non-toxic hair color SSSeshi Organic Salon**New clients only$99Regularly $175!11162 N. Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd. E4, ScottsdaleSeshi Organic Salon 480-767-7533seshiorganicsalons.com/scottsdale Organic Color orPartial HighlightAugust 2014Editors NoteThis is farewell. When I took this job as Green Livings editor-in-chief more than a year ago, I had no idea what to expect. The depth and breadth of the world of sustainability and eco-conscious living here in Arizona continues to amaze me. To say I learned a lot would be a gross understatement. What I have experienced is truly transformative. There is a robust community of intelligent, generous, passionate souls who are committed to better living and a better planet, not just for themselves, but for everyone. I have had the pleasure of meeting many people who are effecting change. I will forever be appreciative to all who are working for the good of our community and our planet. Thank you for your insight, your contributions and all that you do. It has been an honor working with the staff here at Green Livingthe freelancers, photographers, writers, interns, editors, designers, administrators and sales team who work together to bring a new issue to you each month. Id like to thank our advertisers who make it all possible and, of course, our readers who support them. Together we are all making strides in spreading the green word. In this issue, we introduce you to some ladies who have minimized their impact on the planet by developing sustainable style through secondhand shopping. Youll learn about innovators gardening with aquaponics and scientists studying the ocean-desert connection. We take a look at the healthcare industry, and give tips for improving your own health through nutrition. For home improvements, explore natural lighting by way of skylights and enjoy a special section dedicated to green home products. Big changes are happening in the transportation world. In Tucson, getting around just got easier with the launch of Sun Link Tucson Streetcar. Throughout the state, electric car owners also will discover traveling ease with the release of the Offi ce of Tourisms Electric Vehicle Travel Guide. The guide provides charging station locations in a travel itinerary format that encourages exploration of northern, southern and central Arizona.As with every issue of Green Living, the pages are packed with information and ideas to explore. During my time at Green Living, I did learn that all is not always as it seems. I encourage you to keep doing your own research. Question, challenge and discover. Natural and organic are not the same, nor are compostable and biodegradable. Know why you are making the choices you make, seek out the experts and embrace the old adage knowledge is power. At Green Living, we want you to be empowered as we travel together on this eco-conscious journey. While my time at Green Living is coming to an end, my personal journey to live green has only just begun. I will happily and proudly take what I have learned with me on my next adventure. With gratitude, Cheryl HurdEditor-in-ChiefFollow Green Living magazine and stay in touch with the newest topics on sustainability!/greenlivingazmag@greenlivingaz/company/green-living-az-magazine/greenlivingaz/greenlivingazYour conscious lifeM a g a z i n eYour conscious lifeM a g a z i n eYour conscious lifeM a g a z i n eYour conscious lifeM a g a z i n ePUBLISHER Dorie MoralesEDITOR-IN-CHIEF Cheryl HurdCREATIVE DIRECTOR Crista AlveyDIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS Jeffrey E. SteinSENIOR ADVISOR William JanhonenCOPY EDITORS Aimee Welch Michael ZifferCONTRIBUTORSAnton Camarota Ph.D. Caroline OSullivan DVM Jennifer Burkhart David M. BrownJohn Burkhart CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERMichael MoriartyMEDIA CONSULTANTSSherie Kathleen Smith sherie@greenlivingaz.comCarl Falwell carl@greenlivingaz.comKim Dwyer kim@greenlivingaz.comGary Moss gary@greenlivingaz.comDavid Zunker david@greenlivingaz.com EDITORIAL INTERNS Ainsley Despain Kelli VuMaurisa Jones Tina FrancoConnor Murphy Ryan HixsonElizabeth Allen Megan OMalley CREATIVE INTERNS Jeroel Padilla Jillian HelveyDaniela Applegate SALES & SOCIAL MEDIA INTERNS Cassandra Leone Caitlin JacksonEmily DoanGreen Living magazine is a monthly publication by Traditional Media Group, LLC. Periodical rate postage paid at Scottsdale, AZ. Publisher assumes no responsibility for unsolicited or contributed manuscripts, photographs, artwork or advertisements. Entire contents 2014 Traditional Media Group. All rights reserved. Reproduction or use of content in any manner without permission by the publisher is strictly prohibited. Opinions expressed in signed columns and articles do not necessarily re ect the views of the publisher. Submissions will not be returned unless arranged to do so in writing. Subscription is $39 per year or digital subscription is $12 per year. Canadian orders please add $13 per year for shipping and handling. International orders add $22 per year for shipping and handling. Bulk and/or corporate rates available. No representation is made as to the accuracy hereof and is printed subject to errors and omissions. Green Living magazine is printed on recycled paper.WE LOVE TO HEAR FROM OUR READERS. 7575 E. Red eld Road #219, Scottsdale, AZ 85260480.840.1589info@greenlivingaz.comwww.greenlivingaz.comFOLLOW US: /greenlivingazmag /greenlivingaz /green-living-az-magazine /greenlivingazmag /greenlivingaz /greenlivingazSUBSCRIPTIONS | greenlivingaz.com/subscribe12-Issue Subscription $39 | 24-Issue Subscription $5912-Issue Digital Subscription $12ADVERTISING | sales@greenlivingaz.comEDITORIAL | submissions@greenlivingaz.comPlease recycle this magazineTHRIFT STORE DIVASFINDING FABULOUS FASHION THATS ECONOMICAL AND ECO-FRIENDLYPHOTOS AND CONTENT BY TINA FRANCOThrift stores, secondhand shops and vintage boutiques continue to open new locations throughout Arizona, offering an opportunity for savvy shoppers to experience the thrill of the fabulous fi nd while feeling good about being eco-conscious. We asked the women featured here to share some of their favorite outfi ts with us and to explain why they choose to shop the gently used market.JILL IRVINJill Irvin, a math teacher and co-leader of the Ecology Club at Perry High School in Chandler, is currently working toward her science certifi cation in hopes of teaching Environmental Science during the 2015-2016 school year. Jill shops at thrift stores mainly to minimize her impact on the environment. When I go to a shopping center, all I see is the packaging and waste. It is diffi cult for me to even walk through a mall. But when she buys from a thrift store, she feels like shes truly doing something benefi cial for our planet.Another advantage to shopping at a thrift store is that she can look for colors and styles that fi t her personality. Jill said she believes everyone looks and feels better when they are free to just be themselves. I know I do! She said shopping at a thrift store is very liberating and the prices are great. Jill tells her students that all the super cool kids shop at thrift stores, even if they can afford not to. The cost of Jills outfi t is approximately $13. She made her own belt from soda can tops, recycled cord and miscellaneous recycled jewelry pieces. Since she is vegan, Jill avoids any materials that come from animals. We no longer need to use animal products and I have diffi culty justifying buying them, even used from a thrift store so my shoes are vegan and were purchased retail, she said.The three necklaces Jill is wearing are a part of her everyday outfi ts. All three are made of recycled aluminum and have vegan messages.DIVINA MARIE GUGLIELMODivina, who is employed as an administrative assistant for a commercial real estate fi rm, originally began shopping at thrift stores due to her budget. Now she enjoys fi nding clothes valued at $200 or $300 for as low as $2 or $3. She says the best thing about thrift shopping is the satisfaction of fi nding things at a lower price. She admits her style of 90s grunge clothing could easily be bought for around $80 per outfi t at a major retailer, but at a thrift store she could fi ll her entire closet with the same style of clothing for the same $80. Her outfi t shown here cost about $30. Her shoes were not purchased at a thrift store. Divina doesnt mind being called a thrift store diva, but she prefers to be considered a self-proclaimed thrift queen. THRIFT STORE DIVASFINDING FABULOUS FASHION THATS ECONOMICAL AND ECO-FRIENDLYPHOTOS AND CONTENT BY TINA FRANCOThrift stores, secondhand shops and vintage boutiques continue to open new locations throughout Arizona, offering an opportunity for savvy shoppers to experience the thrill of the fabulous fi nd while feeling good about being eco-conscious. We asked the women featured here to share some of their favorite outfi ts with us and to explain why they choose to shop the gently used market.JILL IRVINJill Irvin, a math teacher and co-leader of the Ecology Club at Perry High School in Chandler, is currently working toward her science certifi cation in hopes of teaching Environmental Science during the 2015-2016 school year. Jill shops at thrift stores mainly to minimize her impact on the environment. When I go to a shopping center, all I see is the packaging and waste. It is diffi cult for me to even walk through a mall. But when she buys from a thrift store, she feels like shes truly doing something benefi cial for our planet.Another advantage to shopping at a thrift store is that she can look for colors and styles that fi t her personality. Jill said she believes everyone looks and feels better when they are free to just be themselves. I know I do! She said shopping at a thrift store is very liberating and the prices are great. Jill tells her students that all the super cool kids shop at thrift stores, even if they can afford not to. The cost of Jills outfi t is approximately $13. She made her own belt from soda can tops, recycled cord and miscellaneous recycled jewelry pieces. Since she is vegan, Jill avoids any materials that come from animals. We no longer need to use animal products and I have diffi culty justifying buying them, even used from a thrift store so my shoes are vegan and were purchased retail, she said.The three necklaces Jill is wearing are a part of her everyday outfi ts. All three are made of recycled aluminum and have vegan messages.DIVINA MARIE GUGLIELMODivina, who is employed as an administrative assistant for a commercial real estate fi rm, originally began shopping at thrift stores due to her budget. Now she enjoys fi nding clothes valued at $200 or $300 for as low as $2 or $3. She says the best thing about thrift shopping is the satisfaction of fi nding things at a lower price. She admits her style of 90s grunge clothing could easily be bought for around $80 per outfi t at a major retailer, but at a thrift store she could fi ll her entire closet with the same style of clothing for the same $80. Her outfi t shown here cost about $30. Her shoes were not purchased at a thrift store. Divina doesnt mind being called a thrift store diva, but she prefers to be considered a self-proclaimed thrift queen. MIRANDA SULTMiranda works as a mortgage loan processor. She enjoys shopping at thrift stores because she loves vintage clothing. She says you can fi nd some really great styles and looks for very affordable prices. The outfi t that Miranda is wearing cost approximately $56. This includes her dress, shoes and all her accessories. 2 greenliving | August 2014 greenlivingaz.comSPECIAL ADVERTISEMENTThree years ago, after serving for 21 years, Brent retired from the Phoenix police force. Working the night shift, managing four squad areas, and overseeing 60 police officers and five sergeants left him thoroughly exhausted.I just decided that I was ready for something different, says Brent. I wasnt on the same schedule as my family, and the job was quite stressful. I was ready for a change.To release the daily pressures of his job, Brent worked out with fitness trainers, Jill and Andy B., for nearly 20 years. They also worked with Isagenix.Aware of Brents demanding career situation, Andy sat down with Brent to talk about a better solution for his overall health and well-being.Andy told me that I needed to be using Isagenix, recalls Brent. Soon Brent noticed increased energy, an improved mood and overall better physical outcomes when pairing Isagenix with his workouts.Eight months after using the products, Brent started looking into the business side of Isagenix.I use Isagenix to enhance my nutritional well-being, says Brent. I dont look at it as a diet, rather a source of nutrition. Thats what got me passionate about the business side.Having experience with a few network marketing companies in the past, Brent was initially skeptical of actually creating a profit with Isagenix.I had never made a dollar on any of them, says Brent. But then I received my first paycheck from Isagenix last February and made $212.*That extra income paid for his Isagenix products, and his belief in the business began to soar.That doesnt matter much to him though; since February of last year Brent is earning more than he did through Isagenix than he did as a police officer. Now, Brent makes about $9,000 per month selling Isagenix.*With the increased flexibility and income, Brent has been able to get involved with myTEAM TRIUMPH, a non-profit charity that offers special needs kids the chance to share in the thrill of racing events.But the best part? Time with his wife, Tracey, and 9-year-old son, Zachary.I enjoy my freedom and can finally spend time with my wife and son, laughs Brent. My relationship with my family is dramatically better because Im awake when theyre awake!For more information about Isagenix, call April Nunemaker at 480-459-0568 or Brent Shaw at 602-370-8241.Brent Shaw and the Southern Arizona chapter of myTEAM TRIUMPH is trying to raise funds for a race chair. If you would like to contribute, please go to: active.com/donate/mtt-southernarizona*Earning levels are examples and should not be construed as typical or average. For average earnings, see isagenixearnings.comPOLICE OFFICER FINDS MORE TIME FOR FAMILY WITH ISAGENIXMIRANDA SULTMiranda works as a mortgage loan processor. She enjoys shopping at thrift stores because she loves vintage clothing. She says you can fi nd some really great styles and looks for very affordable prices. The outfi t that Miranda is wearing cost approximately $56. This includes her dress, shoes and all her accessories. 2 greenliving | August 2014 greenlivingaz.comSPECIAL ADVERTISEMENTThree years ago, after serving for 21 years, Brent retired from the Phoenix police force. Working the night shift, managing four squad areas, and overseeing 60 police officers and five sergeants left him thoroughly exhausted.I just decided that I was ready for something different, says Brent. I wasnt on the same schedule as my family, and the job was quite stressful. I was ready for a change.To release the daily pressures of his job, Brent worked out with fitness trainers, Jill and Andy B., for nearly 20 years. They also worked with Isagenix.Aware of Brents demanding career situation, Andy sat down with Brent to talk about a better solution for his overall health and well-being.Andy told me that I needed to be using Isagenix, recalls Brent. Soon Brent noticed increased energy, an improved mood and overall better physical outcomes when pairing Isagenix with his workouts.Eight months after using the products, Brent started looking into the business side of Isagenix.I use Isagenix to enhance my nutritional well-being, says Brent. I dont look at it as a diet, rather a source of nutrition. Thats what got me passionate about the business side.Having experience with a few network marketing companies in the past, Brent was initially skeptical of actually creating a profit with Isagenix.I had never made a dollar on any of them, says Brent. But then I received my first paycheck from Isagenix last February and made $212.*That extra income paid for his Isagenix products, and his belief in the business began to soar.That doesnt matter much to him though; since February of last year Brent is earning more than he did through Isagenix than he did as a police officer. Now, Brent makes about $9,000 per month selling Isagenix.*With the increased flexibility and income, Brent has been able to get involved with myTEAM TRIUMPH, a non-profit charity that offers special needs kids the chance to share in the thrill of racing events.But the best part? Time with his wife, Tracey, and 9-year-old son, Zachary.I enjoy my freedom and can finally spend time with my wife and son, laughs Brent. My relationship with my family is dramatically better because Im awake when theyre awake!For more information about Isagenix, call April Nunemaker at 480-459-0568 or Brent Shaw at 602-370-8241.Brent Shaw and the Southern Arizona chapter of myTEAM TRIUMPH is trying to raise funds for a race chair. If you would like to contribute, please go to: active.com/donate/mtt-southernarizona*Earning levels are examples and should not be construed as typical or average. For average earnings, see isagenixearnings.comPOLICE OFFICER FINDS MORE TIME FOR FAMILY WITH ISAGENIXLocal FoodStarts HERE!Join p Volunteer p Shop p Donatenativeseeds.org3061 N. Campbell AvenueIf we grow our food with seeds from thousands of miles away, is it still local?NS/S Conservation FarmNS/S Conservation Center & Seed BankNS/S Retail Store in Tucson(520)327-0010 hssaz.orgTHRIFT STOREGET THRIFTY FOR PETS!Clothing Furniture Housewares Appliances Pet items And more!5311 E. Speedway Blvd.Tues.-Sat.: 10am-6pmSun.: Noon-5pmTax free shopping benefits pets at the HSSA.Comment on this article atgreenlivingaz.com8 greenliving | August 2014 about that as I am anti-fast-food. As the mind changes and people see how they feel and they see how their body looks, they fi gure it out themselves. I let it happen organically no pun intended because it will happen. Buying organic used to be so expensive that most people couldnt afford it, but now that is just not the case, Graham says.As you begin moving toward an increasingly healthy lifestyle, you might also become curious about making bigger life changes related to diet. Many people on this journey choose to eliminate meat from their diets, according to Graham.If they dont do it the right way, vegetarians or vegans can feel lethargic and have a hard time focusing, she says. A lack of protein causes those symptoms, so I recommend being supervised by a dietician or nutritionist.The key to any diet is moderation. Weight loss methods like fasting or cleansing are designed for only short periods of time, and Graham warns that they can become unsafe.My fi nal advice is to take baby steps, Graham suggests. Dont try to change everything all at once. If you try to change everything at once, you fall fl at on your face. Take it bit by bit and you will be successful.Consider seeking a dieticians assistance to create your own customized road to a healthier life. Karen Graham, RD, Functional Medicine Dietician, is the owner of Smart Nutrition. smartnutritionbykg.comPhotos courtesy of Jeff Kubina, Popolon, and Hae Joon JinYou stop for coffee on your way to work as part of your morning routine. After a few hours at work, you race to grab some fast food for lunch. Once your long day fi nally winds down and its time to leave work for the day, only one thing is on your minddinner. The familiar restaurant cashier smiles as you walk in the door and thats when it hits you you ate out for all three meals. Its no secret that fast food isnt good for you. But its so convenient. You want to be healthier, but its nearly impossible to fi t it into your hectic schedule. What now? How does anyone make the switch from fast food three times a day to eating organically grown food? Dr. Karen Graham, RD is a dietician at Smart Nutrition in Scottsdale and suggests tackling this journey one step at a time.When a client comes to me with this issue of eating out all the time, I have them keep a food log so I can get an idea of what theyre eating, she says. The next step is to pinpoint why. Is it because of their busy schedule or because they hate cooking?Graham says reasons differ for everyone, and making that discovery is the fi rst step to changing that lifestyle, beginning with breakfast.I have them make breakfast at home for the fi rst two to three weeks. I have them shop at [a natural grocer], and when they come see me again, we take another step, Graham explains. Most people are not in the frame of mind to switch overnight.Bringing a lunch to work requires time and planning because eating healthy isnt just about limiting fast food. Graham also suggests limiting processed food.When you need a dictionary to fi gure out what the ingredients are thats a bad sign, Graham says. My rule of thumb is if you cant pronounce it, dont eat it.This does not mean you resign yourself to standing outside bakery windows longing for a donut because you are stuck with apples and spinach for the rest of your life. Eating healthy can be enjoyable.People get bored with salad and fruit, so doing something as simple as changing to a brand that has fewer, more organic ingredients can prevent boredom.ON THE RIGHT PATHAfter a few weeks, you develop a new routine involving more real food, leaving that barista wondering where the regular double caramel macchiato customer has been. The only thing confusing you is that your body feels stronger but the scale hasnt moved.Going by a scale doesnt work because someone may have lost three pounds of fat but gained three pounds of muscle, Graham explains. Their weight has remained the same but their body is smaller because of the difference between fat and muscle.Instead of bracing yourself for the dreaded scale every week, Graham suggests trying on the same pair of pants (use a pair that are a little too small) every week to gauge your progress.Fruits and vegetables have offi cially become your friends. You make broccoli salads and add kale and spinach to your berry smoothies. While being healthy is a priority, you are also a bit of a penny pincher, and organic food is expensive. But times are changing, and Graham says the small price difference is worth it.I am very pro-organic Im as passionate BY AINSLEY DESPAINROAD TO A HEALTHIER LIFEgreenlivingaz.com August2014|greenliving 9nutritionabout that as I am anti-fast-food. As the mind changes and people see how they feel and they see how their body looks, they fi gure it out themselves. I let it happen organically no pun intended because it will happen. Buying organic used to be so expensive that most people couldnt afford it, but now that is just not the case, Graham says.As you begin moving toward an increasingly healthy lifestyle, you might also become curious about making bigger life changes related to diet. Many people on this journey choose to eliminate meat from their diets, according to Graham.If they dont do it the right way, vegetarians or vegans can feel lethargic and have a hard time focusing, she says. A lack of protein causes those symptoms, so I recommend being supervised by a dietician or nutritionist.The key to any diet is moderation. Weight loss methods like fasting or cleansing are designed for only short periods of time, and Graham warns that they can become unsafe.My fi nal advice is to take baby steps, Graham suggests. Dont try to change everything all at once. If you try to change everything at once, you fall fl at on your face. Take it bit by bit and you will be successful.Consider seeking a dieticians assistance to create your own customized road to a healthier life. KarenGraham,RD,FunctionalMedicineDietician,istheownerofSmartNutrition.smartnutritionbykg.comPhotos courtesy of JeffKubina,Popolon,andHaeJoonJinYou stop for coffee on your way to work as part of your morning routine. After a few hours at work, you race to grab some fast food for lunch. Once your long day fi nally winds down and its time to leave work for the day, only one thing is on your minddinner. The familiar restaurant cashier smiles as you walk in the door and thats when it hits you you ate out for all three meals. Its no secret that fast food isnt good for you. But its so convenient. You want to be healthier, but its nearly impossible to fi t it into your hectic schedule. What now? How does anyone make the switch from fast food three times a day to eating organically grown food? Dr. Karen Graham, RD is a dietician at Smart Nutrition in Scottsdale and suggests tackling this journey one step at a time.When a client comes to me with this issue of eating out all the time, I have them keep a food log so I can get an idea of what theyre eating, she says. The next step is to pinpoint why. Is it because of their busy schedule or because they hate cooking?Graham says reasons differ for everyone, and making that discovery is the fi rst step to changing that lifestyle, beginning with breakfast.I have them make breakfast at home for the fi rst two to three weeks. I have them shop at [a natural grocer], and when they come see me again, we take another step, Graham explains. Most people are not in the frame of mind to switch overnight.Bringing a lunch to work requires time and planning because eating healthy isnt just about limiting fast food. Graham also suggests limiting processed food.When you need a dictionary to fi gure out what the ingredients are thats a bad sign, Graham says. My rule of thumb is if you cant pronounce it, dont eat it.This does not mean you resign yourself to standing outside bakery windows longing for a donut because you are stuck with apples and spinach for the rest of your life. Eating healthy can be enjoyable.People get bored with salad and fruit, so doing something as simple as changing to a brand that has fewer, more organic ingredients can prevent boredom.ON THE RIGHT PATHAfter a few weeks, you develop a new routine involving more real food, leaving that barista wondering where the regular double caramel macchiato customer has been. The only thing confusing you is that your body feels stronger but the scale hasnt moved.Going by a scale doesnt work because someone may have lost three pounds of fat but gained three pounds of muscle, Graham explains. Their weight has remained the same but their body is smaller because of the difference between fat and muscle.Instead of bracing yourself for the dreaded scale every week, Graham suggests trying on the same pair of pants (use a pair that are a little too small) every week to gauge your progress.Fruits and vegetables have offi cially become your friends. You make broccoli salads and add kale and spinach to your berry smoothies. While being healthy is a priority, you are also a bit of a penny pincher, and organic food is expensive. 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It comes from your own actions. - Dalai LamaMEDITATEHELP OTHERSSPEND TIME IN NATUREModerate intensity aerobic exercise improves mood for up to hoursPeople who write down things that went well that day, along with why, are happier than those who don'tSpending as little asminutes a day outdoors can boost energy and improve moodsessions of meditation per month arePRACTICE GRATITUDEEXERCISE201220%83of people have strong connections to friends and familyCONNECT10%The happiest People who do at leasthappier than others on average.+++Helping others boosts happiness and increases life satisfactionsevenstorylearning.com/positive-psychology/three_good_thingshealth.usnews.com/articles/2009/05/29/post-exercise-glow-may-last-12-hours naturalnews.com/043518_happiness_nature_mental_health.html SourcesREALTOR | NAR GREEN EcoBroker | RE/MAX Excalibur Realty | Cell: 602-620-2699 | jan@gotgreen.infoJan Green12 greenliving | August 2014 greenlivingaz.comComment on this article atgreenlivingaz.compets2 greenliving | June 2014 greenlivingaz.comComment on this article atgreenlivingaz.comDorieCheryl Jeff[seCtION NAMe]Did you know that your choice of kitty litter is actually a pretty big deal? Litter isnt just forwell, you know. In fact, it can act as a stress reliever, a medical tool and a behavior modifi er. Most people choose a brand of litter based on recommendations from family or pet store staff. It may be based on past experiences, information on the internet, their love of the environment and/or their cats health. Just like many other decisions we make for our pets, in an effort to be their best advocates, litter selection can get pretty confusing.Lets start with a cats health. Cats are usually very tidy creatures they probably dont like a dirty litter box or sharing it with others. They may clean themselves after using the box, so we want to be careful about chemicals, perfumes, colorings and dust in litter. Owners of indoor cats should always have one more litter box than they have cats. Litter boxes should be placed in areas away from their food sources and where cats can have some privacy and be away from any surrounding stressors such as other dominant cats, dogs and loud noises. The litter boxes should be cleaned often (at least daily) because nobody likes a dirty bathroom, especially if your sense of smell is extremely heightened. Having a dirty litter box may drive a cat to fi nd a less appropriate place to urinate and defecate, which usually increases overall stress in the household, leading to greater issues.There are many kinds of litter available for indoor cat owners clay, sand, crystals, clumping and environmentally friendly. Traditional clay litters do the job but may get tracked outside the litter box and can be very dusty when your cat scratches. The litter may cling to the bottom of the litter tray, requiring more intense daily cleaning and replacement of all the litter. The dust created by certain litter products should be avoided for kitties with any history of respiratory diseases, such as allergies, asthma, chronic nasal discharge and cancer, to name just a few. Dusty litters should also be avoided in cats with weakened immune systems. Clumping litters make cleaning the litter box easier and sometimes have built in deodorants to make everything smell better. These clumping products may not be ideal for long-haired cats since the litter and all of the additives can stick to the fur and the cats can ingest it when cleaning themselves. Owners also need to make sure no litter product clumps on their elderly cats. If an elderly cat is unable to properly clean itself, clumps of litter may lead to urinary tract infections, rashes and other irritations. Elderly cats may do better with amorphous silica crystal litter products that do not clump or stick to the hair.Environmentally friendly litters are another popular option. At my last check, there are litters made of recycled newspapers, pine, walnut and corn. These litters advertise as dust-free, chemical-free, clay-free and odor control; some clump, some dont, and some you can simply fl ush down the toilet. Some of these products even have lavender-scented litter. I would be cautious with the fragrances because our cats dont need it and it may be harmful to certain kitties. These litters are appealing because of the chemical-free and recycled natural material content, but these natural materials may be a concern for both people and cats with asthma. Regarding the box itself, dont forget to uncover those covered litter boxes and let your cats breathe fresh air while they relieve themselves. With a little time, commitment and concern for your cats individual needs, litter boxes can be kept fresh, clean and healthy for your kitty. Accidents do happen sometimes, but you should never punish your cat for having an accident. It only adds to the stress to the problem. There is always a way to address litter box issues with patience and kindness.Each situation is different, so one product does not fi t all. Consult your veterinarian with specifi c questions about these products or for litter box-related issues. Caroline OSullivan D.V.M, M.S. is the founder of Holistic Veterinary Care and Acupuncture Center, LLC. holisticvetservices.comLItteR AND YOUR KIttYBY CAROLINE OSULLIVAN D.V.M.Photo courtesy of Irzan NazriglWHY ADVERTISE WITH GREEN LIVINGsales@greenlivingaz.com greenlivingaz.com/advertiseGreen Living readers are your future customers. They are eco-conscious, educated, affl uent, extremely brand loyal and want to know about your business. They care about sustainability and so do you. Stop wasting time and money reaching an audience that doesnt speak green. Sharpen your focus with targeted marketing in Green Living magazine. What are you waiting for?top 5 reasons1. Get results2. Reach a targeted audience3. Maximize exposure through multi-faceted marketing4. Increase your investment with affordable, competitive pricing5. Showcase your sustainability480.840.1589Ask about our value-added print, web, email & newsletter packages. greenlivingaz.comBONUS: Book SPECIAL SECTION placement by August 15, 2014 and receive a FREE 50-word business writeup with your print display ad. UPCOMING SPECIAL SECTIONS: TRANSPORTATION | GREEN GIFT GUIDEgreenlivingaz.com August2014|greenliving 132 greenliving|June2014 greenlivingaz.comCommentonthisarticleatgreenlivingaz.comDorieCheryl Jeff[SECTION NAME]Did you know that your choice of kitty litter is actually a pretty big deal? Litter isnt just forwell, you know. In fact, it can act as a stress reliever, a medical tool and a behavior modifi er. Most people choose a brand of litter based on recommendations from family or pet store staff. It may be based on past experiences, information on the internet, their love of the environment and/or their cats health. Just like many other decisions we make for our pets, in an effort to be their best advocates, litter selection can get pretty confusing.Lets start with a cats health. Cats are usually very tidy creatures they probably dont like a dirty litter box or sharing it with others. They may clean themselves after using the box, so we want to be careful about chemicals, perfumes, colorings and dust in litter. Owners of indoor cats should always have one more litter box than they have cats. Litter boxes should be placed in areas away from their food sources and where cats can have some privacy and be away from any surrounding stressors such as other dominant cats, dogs and loud noises. The litter boxes should be cleaned often (at least daily) because nobody likes a dirty bathroom, especially if your sense of smell is extremely heightened. Having a dirty litter box may drive a cat to fi nd a less appropriate place to urinate and defecate, which usually increases overall stress in the household, leading to greater issues.There are many kinds of litter available for indoor cat owners clay, sand, crystals, clumping and environmentally friendly. Traditional clay litters do the job but may get tracked outside the litter box and can be very dusty when your cat scratches. The litter may cling to the bottom of the litter tray, requiring more intense daily cleaning and replacement of all the litter. The dust created by certain litter products should be avoided for kitties with any history of respiratory diseases, such as allergies, asthma, chronic nasal discharge and cancer, to name just a few. Dusty litters should also be avoided in cats with weakened immune systems. Clumping litters make cleaning the litter box easier and sometimes have built in deodorants to make everything smell better. These clumping products may not be ideal for long-haired cats since the litter and all of the additives can stick to the fur and the cats can ingest it when cleaning themselves. Owners also need to make sure no litter product clumps on their elderly cats. If an elderly cat is unable to properly clean itself, clumps of litter may lead to urinary tract infections, rashes and other irritations. Elderly cats may do better with amorphous silica crystal litter products that do not clump or stick to the hair.Environmentally friendly litters are another popular option. At my last check, there are litters made of recycled newspapers, pine, walnut and corn. These litters advertise as dust-free, chemical-free, clay-free and odor control; some clump, some dont, and some you can simply fl ush down the toilet. Some of these products even have lavender-scented litter. I would be cautious with the fragrances because our cats dont need it and it may be harmful to certain kitties. These litters are appealing because of the chemical-free and recycled natural material content, but these natural materials may be a concern for both people and cats with asthma. Regarding the box itself, dont forget to uncover those covered litter boxes and let your cats breathe fresh air while they relieve themselves. With a little time, commitment and concern for your cats individual needs, litter boxes can be kept fresh, clean and healthy for your kitty. Accidents do happen sometimes, but you should never punish your cat for having an accident. It only adds to the stress to the problem. There is always a way to address litter box issues with patience and kindness.Each situation is different, so one product does not fi t all. Consult your veterinarian with specifi c questions about these products or for litter box-related issues. CarolineOSullivanD.V.M,M.S.isthefounderofHolisticVeterinaryCareandAcupunctureCenter,LLC.holisticvetservices.comLITTER AND YOUR KITTYBY CAROLINE OSULLIVAN D.V.M.PhotocourtesyofIrzanNazriglWHY ADVERTISE WITH GREEN LIVINGsales@greenlivingaz.com greenlivingaz.com/advertiseGreen Living readers are your future customers. They are eco-conscious, educated, affl uent, extremely brand loyal and want to know about your business. They care about sustainability and so do you. Stop wasting time and money reaching an audience that doesnt speak green. Sharpen your focus with targeted marketing in Green Living magazine. What are you waiting for?top 5 reasons1. Get results2. Reach a targeted audience3. Maximize exposure through multi-faceted marketing4. Increase your investment with affordable, competitive pricing5. Showcase your sustainability480.840.1589Ask about our value-added print, web, email & newsletter packages. greenlivingaz.comBONUS: Book SPECIAL SECTION placement by August 15, 2014 and receive a FREE 50-word business writeup with your print display ad. UPCOMING SPECIAL SECTIONS: TRANSPORTATION | GREEN GIFT GUIDE14 greenliving | August 2014 greenlivingaz.comComment on this article atgreenlivingaz.comarchitecture2 greenliving | June 2014 greenlivingaz.comComment on this article atgreenlivingaz.comDorieCheryl Jeff[SectiON NaMe]Skylights are shining, sustainably.A generation ago, those who wanted to add direct light from the sky into their homes had to also invite the attendant heat gain. In the desert, this was a bright prospect for our luminous winters, but not a very cool idea in summer, when direct sunlight on windows, especially those fl at on the rooftop, has traditionally been a budget buster. We have gone from simple acrylic domed skylights to high-performance translucent and prismatic lens materials, says Mark Morganstein, founder and owner of Phoenix-based Sky Design Concepts, which has been designing and supplying skylights for almost three decades.These early skylights gave you light but with it heat gain. Current designs give you the light, but not the heat gain within the conditioned living space, Morganstein says.For the light and, in the desert, winter warmth, people have been installing skylights for years on new homes and renovations. The basic green advantage is natural passive daylighting: You no longer need electric lights within a space. When you add automatic light controllers, you keep the lights off because the day lighting provides adequate foot-candles [of illumination], he says. When the light is not available, then the lights go on.A HOUSE FIRE SPARKS HOME IMPROVEMENTSA few years ago, I was considering retrofi tting my Mesa home with high-effi ciency skylights-one in the kitchen, which was dark, and one in the equally natural-light-challenged guest bathroom. I realized that this would entail substantial weekend work, but I also recognized that todays quality products would improve my lifestyle without seriously damaging my pocketbook.LOOKiNGuPSKYLiGhtS areBY DAVID M. BROWNgreenlivingaz.com June 2014 | greenliving 3DorieCheryl Jeff[SectiON NaMe]About a year ago, a house fi re in which no one was hurt, fortunately, changed those handyman visions. In rebuilding, I decided to add skylights as the home was rebuilt. A friend, Ron Steege, co-owner of La Casa Builders, Scottsdale, offered a number of sustainable insights, including a referral to Sky Design Concepts. The results have been better than expected. In tandem with other improvements, both the kitchen and guest bathroom are suffused with light, without additional heat. As I chose clear low-e, dual-pane glass, I can also enjoy moonlight sonatas as well. If I choose, later on, I can add translucent or room-darkening shutters, manual or motorized, to regulate or shut out the light. Fortunately, the skylights fell on the eastern exposure of the roof slant, avoiding the intense direct western afternoon heat. GLAZING MAKES THE DIFFERENCEWhat separates skylights is the glazing, Morganstein explains. Plastic glazing, typically made with acrylic and polycarbonate, is used in some residential and low-cost commercial applications. Polycarbonate is very strong and provides excellent energy-performance numbers, he says. Its the glazing of choice if you are looking for translucent light rather than transparent, without the heat gain.For customers interested in performance and longevity instead of low price, better-performing polymers, special coatings and dual-pane, low-e glass are the better choices, but can cost more. Todays green-forward skylight designs follow the 2012 International Code Council (ICC) requirements. Different zones of the country, such as the desert areas of Arizona, have different performance criteria. Two benchmarks everyone, including ICC, uses: Solar Heat Gain Coeffi cient (SHGC) and U-Factor.SHGC rates the ability to fi lter out the infrared heat from coming through the glazing. This is much more important for skylights than windows because the skylights see the sun all day long, Morganstein says.U-Factor measures the resistance to the thermal transfer of heat: keeping the 110-degree temperature out of your controlled 70-degree space.To be certifi ed as sustainable, a skylight must have a maximum U-Factor of 0.65 and a maximum SHGC of 0.35. With both factors, lower is better. Those that I installed meet these requirements.One state-of-the-art product, for instance, by Bristolite has a 0.26 SHGC, which is very good, Morganstein says. The skylight incorporates a specially formulated infra-red refl ecting glazing and is marketed by the company as capable of blocking 85 percent of infra-red and 99 percent of ultraviolet light while still providing abundant natural diffused light.The future is also very positive for combining green technology with new skylight designs: Were seeing great developments with glazing performance and super insulators that provide standard-setting light transmission with outstanding thermal and sound-insulation capabilities, Morganstein says. Prospects are bright, however you look at it.They are, for sure, at my house. David M. Brown is a Valley-based freelancer. azwriter.comgreenlivingaz.com480.840.1589 sales@greenlivingaz.comYour conscious lifeM a g a z i n eYour conscious lifeM a g a z i n eYour conscious lifeM a g a z i n eYour conscious lifeM a g a z i n eBranding is PowerInvest in your image today!Call us today to advertise!greenlivingaz.com August2014|greenliving 15architecture2 greenliving|June2014 greenlivingaz.comCommentonthisarticleatgreenlivingaz.comDorieCheryl Jeff[SectiON NaMe]Skylights are shining, sustainably.A generation ago, those who wanted to add direct light from the sky into their homes had to also invite the attendant heat gain. In the desert, this was a bright prospect for our luminous winters, but not a very cool idea in summer, when direct sunlight on windows, especially those fl at on the rooftop, has traditionally been a budget buster. We have gone from simple acrylic domed skylights to high-performance translucent and prismatic lens materials, says Mark Morganstein, founder and owner of Phoenix-based Sky Design Concepts, which has been designing and supplying skylights for almost three decades.These early skylights gave you light but with it heat gain. Current designs give you the light, but not the heat gain within the conditioned living space, Morganstein says.For the light and, in the desert, winter warmth, people have been installing skylights for years on new homes and renovations. The basic green advantage is natural passive daylighting: You no longer need electric lights within a space. When you add automatic light controllers, you keep the lights off because the day lighting provides adequate foot-candles [of illumination], he says. When the light is not available, then the lights go on.A HOUSE FIRE SPARKS HOME IMPROVEMENTSA few years ago, I was considering retrofi tting my Mesa home with high-effi ciency skylights-one in the kitchen, which was dark, and one in the equally natural-light-challenged guest bathroom. I realized that this would entail substantial weekend work, but I also recognized that todays quality products would improve my lifestyle without seriously damaging my pocketbook.LOOKiNGuPSKYLiGhtS areBY DAVID M. BROWNgreenlivingaz.com June2014|greenliving 3DorieCheryl Jeff[SectiON NaMe]About a year ago, a house fi re in which no one was hurt, fortunately, changed those handyman visions. In rebuilding, I decided to add skylights as the home was rebuilt. A friend, Ron Steege, co-owner of La Casa Builders, Scottsdale, offered a number of sustainable insights, including a referral to Sky Design Concepts. The results have been better than expected. In tandem with other improvements, both the kitchen and guest bathroom are suffused with light, without additional heat. As I chose clear low-e, dual-pane glass, I can also enjoy moonlight sonatas as well. If I choose, later on, I can add translucent or room-darkening shutters, manual or motorized, to regulate or shut out the light. Fortunately, the skylights fell on the eastern exposure of the roof slant, avoiding the intense direct western afternoon heat. GLAZING MAKES THE DIFFERENCEWhat separates skylights is the glazing, Morganstein explains. Plastic glazing, typically made with acrylic and polycarbonate, is used in some residential and low-cost commercial applications. Polycarbonate is very strong and provides excellent energy-performance numbers, he says. Its the glazing of choice if you are looking for translucent light rather than transparent, without the heat gain.For customers interested in performance and longevity instead of low price, better-performing polymers, special coatings and dual-pane, low-e glass are the better choices, but can cost more. Todays green-forward skylight designs follow the 2012 International Code Council (ICC) requirements. Different zones of the country, such as the desert areas of Arizona, have different performance criteria. Two benchmarks everyone, including ICC, uses: Solar Heat Gain Coeffi cient (SHGC) and U-Factor.SHGC rates the ability to fi lter out the infrared heat from coming through the glazing. This is much more important for skylights than windows because the skylights see the sun all day long, Morganstein says.U-Factor measures the resistance to the thermal transfer of heat: keeping the 110-degree temperature out of your controlled 70-degree space.To be certifi ed as sustainable, a skylight must have a maximum U-Factor of 0.65 and a maximum SHGC of 0.35. With both factors, lower is better. Those that I installed meet these requirements.One state-of-the-art product, for instance, by Bristolite has a 0.26 SHGC, which is very good, Morganstein says. The skylight incorporates a specially formulated infra-red refl ecting glazing and is marketed by the company as capable of blocking 85 percent of infra-red and 99 percent of ultraviolet light while still providing abundant natural diffused light.The future is also very positive for combining green technology with new skylight designs: Were seeing great developments with glazing performance and super insulators that provide standard-setting light transmission with outstanding thermal and sound-insulation capabilities, Morganstein says. Prospects are bright, however you look at it.They are, for sure, at my house. DavidM.BrownisaValley-basedfreelancer.azwriter.comSupporting sustainable housing and lifestyleDPR Realty LLC | 8341 E. 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According to the IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics, 2013 spending on physician offi ce visits, hospitalizations and prescriptions was 18 percent of the U.S. Gross Domestic Product. As of February 2014, the expenditures on U.S. healthcare were estimated to become $3.05 trillion annually. As can be expected with any industry of this size, signifi cant negative environmental impacts have been a part of routine operations.According to Laura Brannen, author of Preventative Medicine for the Environment, the healthcare industry is the biggest generator of waste in the U.S. The industry is also the second-largest consumer of energy and is among the top ten users of water in the communities in which facilities are located. There is increasing evidence that asthma, childhood brain cancer, leukemia and infertility are rising and are linked directly to the environmental toxins in hospital and clinic waste streams.The good news is that many industry leaders have become aware of their unsustainable practices. This emerging mindset is best summarized by Cathy Fraser, Senior Vice-President of Human Resources, Tenet Healthcare, when she stated, An integrated commitment to sustainability is crucial to our success as a corporation, as an employer and as a steward of the communities and environments in which we operate.As a result of this newfound awareness, the Healthier Hospitals Initiative (HHI) was formally launched in 2012 and has become a source of signifi cant positive change. This initiative has brought together 13 sponsoring health systems that are comprised of more than 500 hospitals with a combined purchasing power greater than $20 billion. The purposes of HHI are to reduce the negative ecological impacts of the healthcare industry by supporting sustainability-based changes, to provide expert resources that help manage change and to report signifi cant accomplishments to the public. In 2012, the members reported the following activities: Recycled more than 50 million pounds of materials and 61.5 million pounds of construction and demolition waste Saved more than $32 million from reprocessing single-use medical devicesTHE HEALTHIER HOSPITALS INITIATIVE BuilDiNG A SuSTAiNABlE FuTuRE FOR hEAlThCAREBY ANTON G. CAMAROTA, PHDThere is a direct link between healing the individual and healing the planetwe will not have healthy individuals, healthy families, and healthy communities if we do not have clean air, clean water and healthy soil.Areas of Commitment For members of the Healthier Hospitals Initiative SmarterPurchasesEngagedLeadershipHealthierFoodCleanerEnergyLessWasteSaferChemicals Spent more than $9 million on local food purchases and healthier menus Spent more than $19 million on PVC-free medical productsThere are six active engagement areas within the HHI that members commit to in order to make positive change happen. 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As of February 2014, the expenditures on U.S. healthcare were estimated to become $3.05 trillion annually. As can be expected with any industry of this size, signifi cant negative environmental impacts have been a part of routine operations.According to Laura Brannen, author of Preventative Medicine for the Environment, the healthcare industry is the biggest generator of waste in the U.S. The industry is also the second-largest consumer of energy and is among the top ten users of water in the communities in which facilities are located. There is increasing evidence that asthma, childhood brain cancer, leukemia and infertility are rising and are linked directly to the environmental toxins in hospital and clinic waste streams.The good news is that many industry leaders have become aware of their unsustainable practices. This emerging mindset is best summarized by Cathy Fraser, Senior Vice-President of Human Resources, Tenet Healthcare, when she stated, An integrated commitment to sustainability is crucial to our success as a corporation, as an employer and as a steward of the communities and environments in which we operate.As a result of this newfound awareness, the Healthier Hospitals Initiative (HHI) was formally launched in 2012 and has become a source of signifi cant positive change. This initiative has brought together 13 sponsoring health systems that are comprised of more than 500 hospitals with a combined purchasing power greater than $20 billion. The purposes of HHI are to reduce the negative ecological impacts of the healthcare industry by supporting sustainability-based changes, to provide expert resources that help manage change and to report signifi cant accomplishments to the public. In 2012, the members reported the following activities: Recycled more than 50 million pounds of materials and 61.5 million pounds of construction and demolition waste Saved more than $32 million from reprocessing single-use medical devicesTHe HeALTHieR HOsPiTALs iniTiATiVe BUILDINGASUSTAINABLEFUTUREFORHEALTHCAREBY ANTON G. CAMAROTA, PHDThere is a direct link between healing the individual and healing the planetwe will not have healthy individuals, healthy families, and healthy communities if we do not have clean air, clean water and healthy soil.Areas of Commitment For members of the Healthier Hospitals Initiative SmarterPurchasesEngagedLeadershipHealthierFoodCleanerEnergyLessWasteSaferChemicals Spent more than $9 million on local food purchases and healthier menus Spent more than $19 million on PVC-free medical productsThere are six active engagement areas within the HHI that members commit to in order to make positive change happen. These areas are the following:ENGAGEDLEADERSHIP: Gaining the commitment of senior medical, administrative and governing board executives to set sustainability as a strategic priorityHEALTHIERFOOD: Developing more balanced menus that eliminate sugar-sweetened beverages, reduce the amount of meat per meal and contain local, organic foodCLEANERENERGY: Purchase Energy Star effi cient equipment and monitor energy useLESSWASTE: Implement comprehensive recycling processes for both materials and construction and demolition debris, reduce the amounts of regulated medical wastesSAFERCHEMICALS: Purchase PVC/DEHP-free devices, use only Green Seal or EcoLogo certifi ed cleaners, and purchase VOC-free furnishingsSMARTERPURCHASING:Reprocess formerly single-use devices, reformulate surgical kits to use sustainably produced itemsThe most important implication of the HHI is that U.S. healthcare leaders now understand the interconnection between the health of the planet and the health of their patients. Lloyd Dean, president and CEO of Catholic Healthcare West, has summarized this new realization nicely: There is a direct link between healing the individual and healing the planetwe will not have healthy individuals, healthy families and healthy communities if we do not have clean air, clean water and healthy soil. Dr.CamarotaisExecutiveDirectorofTellari,anArizona-basedresearchandeducationaldedicatedtohelpingbusinessleadersbuildsustainablecompanies.anton@tellari.com | tellari.com20 greenliving | August 2014 greenlivingaz.comComment on this article atgreenlivingaz.com[SECTION NAME]2 greenliving | June 2014 greenlivingaz.comComment on this article atgreenlivingaz.comDorieCheryl JeffWith the new installment of the Tucson Streetcar now in operation, about 100,000 people who are living and working within half a mile of its route now have an easier and faster way of moving around central Tucson. Streetcar team member Kenna Smith said, The Streetcar will help connect all of these different districts by bringing 4th Avenue, downtown Tucson and the University of Arizona together. The Streetcar offers eight passenger vehicles, with a capacity of 148 passengers per vehicle, and services 18 different stops. Each vehicle is equipped to conveniently accommodate wheelchairs, strollers and bicycles.The Sun Link Streetcar is part of a $2.1 billion regional transportation plan that was approved by Pima county voters back in 2006. This project was funded by the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) and with federal and other TUCSONS STREETCARLINKING ALL OF CENTRAL TUCSON ON ONE TRACKBY KELLI VUPHOTOS BY MICHAEL MORIARTYgreenlivingaz.com June 2014 | greenliving 3DorieCheryl Jeff[SECTION NAME]regional funds. Both the City of Tucson and RTA are co-managing the project. The streetcar is environmentally friendly, running on an all-electric power system to help reduce air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions. The streetcar also helps reduce individual carbon footprints by giving commuters the option to choose a greener mode of transportation over buses and personal vehicles. The Tucson Streetcar along with the other forms of public transportation, such as the Sun Tran, the Sun Shuttle and the U of A CatTran, have all joined together to help the people of Tucson move around town by grooving in different transits, said Smith. greenlivingaz.com August2014|greenliving 21TransporTaTion2 greenliving|June2014 greenlivingaz.comCommentonthisarticleatgreenlivingaz.comDorieCheryl JeffWith the new installment of the Tucson Streetcar now in operation, about 100,000 people who are living and working within half a mile of its route now have an easier and faster way of moving around central Tucson. Streetcar team member Kenna Smith said, The Streetcar will help connect all of these different districts by bringing 4th Avenue, downtown Tucson and the University of Arizona together. The Streetcar offers eight passenger vehicles, with a capacity of 148 passengers per vehicle, and services 18 different stops. Each vehicle is equipped to conveniently accommodate wheelchairs, strollers and bicycles.The Sun Link Streetcar is part of a $2.1 billion regional transportation plan that was approved by Pima county voters back in 2006. This project was funded by the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) and with federal and other TUCsons sTrEETCarLINKINGALLOFCENTRALTUCSONONONETRACKBY KELLI VUPHOTOS BY MICHAEL MORIARTYgreenlivingaz.com June2014|greenliving 3DorieCheryl Jeff[sECTion naME]regional funds. Both the City of Tucson and RTA are co-managing the project. The streetcar is environmentally friendly, running on an all-electric power system to help reduce air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions. The streetcar also helps reduce individual carbon footprints by giving commuters the option to choose a greener mode of transportation over buses and personal vehicles. The Tucson Streetcar along with the other forms of public transportation, such as the Sun Tran, the Sun Shuttle and the U of A CatTran, have all joined together to help the people of Tucson move around town by grooving in different transits, said Smith. Good news, were here to help! Weve partnered withThe Hybrid Shop to bring Arizona Hybrid vehicle owners the only certified, high quality maintenance and repair shops and state-of-the-art hybrid repair technology. Hybrid Battery Conditioning ServiceRestore your battery to 90% of its original power! Save thousands of dollars on battery replacement or unreliable used batteries. Service starting at $1,295. Mention Green Living magazine to get a FREE rental car while we condition your battery!24 mos/24,000 mile warranty, not all models and batteries can be conditioned. Two-cycle re-condition only. Some batteries may cost extra. Taxes and fees not included. TheHybridShopAZ.com Comment on this article atgreenlivingaz.com22 greenliving | August 2014 greenlivingaz.comBiosphere 2, located near Tucson, is a center for the development of scientifi c research, outreach opportunities and the cultivation of plants and insect species. Since July 2013, marine ecologist Rafe Sagarin has been the key member leading one of Biosphere 2s most prominent studies that explores the relationship between the desert and the ocean. Despite the distance between the ocean and the desert, he hopes to build a living model that will illuminate how closely related the desert is to the ocean. Sagarins project is titled Desert Sea, in which 676,000 gallons of salt water in Biosphere 2s Ocean Gallery will be transformed to replicate the Gulf of California, also known as the Sea of Cortez. Sagarin says, Many people think that the desert is very far away from the ocean, but we are very close to this ocean. He points out that many people do not associate the desert with the ocean, but through the Desert Sea project they can see the connection.Getting this message out to the public is only phase one. The second step is making the schematics for the transformation. Here, Sagarin will bring together a team of experts with knowledge about the history of the gulf, aquarium science and animal care to help develop the plan. The next step is DESERT SEA PROJECT BY KELLI VUENVIRONMENTgreenlivingaz.com August 2014 | greenliving 3ENVIRONMENTto raise the funding for the project. Current fundraising efforts are providing for experts and outreach teachers to run curriculums at Biosphere 2.The Desert Sea project will be a great opportunity for both K-12 and university-level students to learn about the ocean outside of their classrooms. Primary students studying ecology will be able to learn about living organisms in the ocean. University students can test different marine biology technology to see how it affects different types of sea life. Once the Desert Sea is completed, scientifi c experiments can help researchers study a variety of ocean-related issues. With the Desert Sea acting as a control group, Sagarin and his team will be able to research overfi shing issues by studying how the fi sh interact with different nets. Additionally, changing the ocean chemistry will help them better understand the carbon pollution that is currently affecting our oceans. The Desert Sea project also will provide an opportunity to study the effects of different bacteria colonizing in the ocean and examine waste products left behind by them. While the project may be only an eye-pleaser for many Biosphere 2 visitors, those who look closer can experience new discoveries regarding the relationship between ocean and desert. The Desert Sea project will feature a rock shore, giving visitors who normally associate an ocean with a sandy shoreline a different perspective and allowing scientists to research a range of habitats beneath the rocks. With a cactus island built in the center of the ocean, Sagarin hopes to make the link between the desert and sea apparent for both visitors and scientists. greenlivingaz.com August2014|greenliving 23environmentCommentonthisarticleatgreenlivingaz.com22 greenliving|August2014 greenlivingaz.comBiosphere 2, located near Tucson, is a center for the development of scientifi c research, outreach opportunities and the cultivation of plants and insect species. Since July 2013, marine ecologist Rafe Sagarin has been the key member leading one of Biosphere 2s most prominent studies that explores the relationship between the desert and the ocean. Despite the distance between the ocean and the desert, he hopes to build a living model that will illuminate how closely related the desert is to the ocean. Sagarins project is titled Desert Sea, in which 676,000 gallons of salt water in Biosphere 2s Ocean Gallery will be transformed to replicate the Gulf of California, also known as the Sea of Cortez. Sagarin says, Many people think that the desert is very far away from the ocean, but we are very close to this ocean. He points out that many people do not associate the desert with the ocean, but through the Desert Sea project they can see the connection.Getting this message out to the public is only phase one. The second step is making the schematics for the transformation. Here, Sagarin will bring together a team of experts with knowledge about the history of the gulf, aquarium science and animal care to help develop the plan. The next step is DeSert SeA ProJeCt BY KELLI VUenvironmentgreenlivingaz.com August2014|greenliving 3environmentto raise the funding for the project. Current fundraising efforts are providing for experts and outreach teachers to run curriculums at Biosphere 2.The Desert Sea project will be a great opportunity for both K-12 and university-level students to learn about the ocean outside of their classrooms. Primary students studying ecology will be able to learn about living organisms in the ocean. University students can test different marine biology technology to see how it affects different types of sea life. Once the Desert Sea is completed, scientifi c experiments can help researchers study a variety of ocean-related issues. With the Desert Sea acting as a control group, Sagarin and his team will be able to research overfi shing issues by studying how the fi sh interact with different nets. Additionally, changing the ocean chemistry will help them better understand the carbon pollution that is currently affecting our oceans. The Desert Sea project also will provide an opportunity to study the effects of different bacteria colonizing in the ocean and examine waste products left behind by them. While the project may be only an eye-pleaser for many Biosphere 2 visitors, those who look closer can experience new discoveries regarding the relationship between ocean and desert. The Desert Sea project will feature a rock shore, giving visitors who normally associate an ocean with a sandy shoreline a different perspective and allowing scientists to research a range of habitats beneath the rocks. With a cactus island built in the center of the ocean, Sagarin hopes to make the link between the desert and sea apparent for both visitors and scientists. 24 greenliving | August 2014 greenlivingaz.comComment on this article atgreenlivingaz.comARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY RECEIVES GRANT TO STUDY CLIMATE CHANGEThe National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency has awarded ASU a $20 million grant to study the current state of climate change using real-time data research tools. The Foresight Initiative grant will be distributed over fi ve years to analyze areas of potential instability if climate change were to impact resources such as food, water and energy. Leveraging computing and system modeling initiatives at ASU and partner organizations, the Foresight Initiative will explore ways to anticipate and mitigate national security risks associated with climate change and use data to determine the effectiveness of policies designed to address these issues. dcdc/asu.edu REPUBLIC SERVICES, INC., LEVERAGES STRENGTH UNDER SINGLE BRAND NAME Republic Services, Inc., the nations second-largest waste and recycling company, is unifying its more than 30 go-to-market names under one brand, Republic Services. The company is refi ning its logo and incorporating a new brand tagline, Well Handle It From Here. The companys research shows customers care about proper waste disposal. The companys products and services focus on easy and proper disposal methods that have a positive impact on the environment. republicservices.com LOCAL CYCLIST RAISES FUNDS AND AWARENESS PROMOTING TREE HEALTHFrom July 27 through Aug. 2, Mike Neal of Glendale will cycle 583 miles throughout Wisconsin for STIHL Tour des Trees. The real reason I am here is to support the trees, but being able to have some fun along the way is a nice addition, said Neal, who works as a utility forester. One hundred cyclists are hoping to top last years success of $600,000 for the Tree Research and Education Endowment (TREE) Fund. Since 1992, the Tour has raised more than $6.6 million for tree research and education programs, funding hundreds of research grants, along with scholarships for aspiring tree care professionals. TREE Fund researchers have helped to quantify the benefi ts of trees, develop hardier, drought- and disease-resistant species and improve methods for propagating, planting and maintaining strong healthy trees. stihltourdestrees.org ECO-CONSCIOUS MENS SALON PARTNERS WITH CELL PHONES FOR SOLDIERSKeep It Cut mens hair salon in Phoenix now serves as a drop-off point for unwanted cellular phones. The phones will be recycled through the national non-profi t Cell Phones for Soldiers, and the money earned will be used to purchase calling cards for active-duty military and to assist veterans in transition. The salon, which has been designed with minimal environmental impact at the forefront, is located at 2824 E. Indian School Road. keepitcut.comBUSINESS EVENTSDESIGNING WITH LIGHT SEMINARAug. 6, 11:30 a.m.1 p.m.Adolfson & Peterson Construction 5002 S. Ash Ave., TempeThe U.S. Green Building Council will host a lunch seminar on effective uses of light in design. The discussion, focused towards architects, developers and other business professionals, will include topics such as energy-saving metrics, costs associated with heat and cooling, and cost-bene t analysis regarding systems that cut down on energy costs. Tickets range from $10$30. usgbcaz.orgGREEN CHAMBER LUNCH AND LEARNAug. 13, noon1:30 p.m. Macayos Mexican Restaurant4001 N. Central Ave., PhoenixJoin the Green Chamber of Phoenix for their monthly Lunch and Learn event. The event will feature guest speakers. The discussion will focus on green innovation and sustainability news in Phoenix. thegreenchamber.orgUSGBC EMERGING PROFESSIONALS MEETINGAug. 12, 5:306:30 p.m.Maker House283 N. Stone Ave., TucsonThe Sonoran Branch of the U.S. Green Building Council is hosting their monthly Emerging Professionals meeting that allows young business professionals the opportunity to connect and learn about LEED, sustainability and the impact of green design practices on the Tucson Community. The event is free. Registration is not required, but attendees must be out of school and younger than 30.usgbcaz.orgENVIRONMENTAL & SUSTAINABILITY SUMMIT Aug. 14-15 Prescott Resort and Conference Center 1500 E. State Rte. 69, PrescottThe Arizona Chamber of Commerce will be hosting an Environmental and Sustainability Summit in Prescott this August. This event includes a golf tournament, a networking reception and summit. The summit will feature discussions on the waters of the U.S., greenhouse gases, sustainability and more. azchamber.chambermaster.comGREEN IN THE NEWSPhoto by Jeanette Martingreenlivingaz.com August2014|greenliving 25ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY RECEIVES GRANT TO STUDY CLIMATE CHANGEThe National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency has awarded ASU a $20 million grant to study the current state of climate change using real-time data research tools. The Foresight Initiative grant will be distributed over fi ve years to analyze areas of potential instability if climate change were to impact resources such as food, water and energy. Leveraging computing and system modeling initiatives at ASU and partner organizations, the Foresight Initiative will explore ways to anticipate and mitigate national security risks associated with climate change and use data to determine the effectiveness of policies designed to address these issues. dcdc/asu.edu REPUBLIC SERVICES, INC., LEVERAGES STRENGTH UNDER SINGLE BRAND NAME Republic Services, Inc., the nations second-largest waste and recycling company, is unifying its more than 30 go-to-market names under one brand, Republic Services. The company is refi ning its logo and incorporating a new brand tagline, Well Handle It From Here. The companys research shows customers care about proper waste disposal. The companys products and services focus on easy and proper disposal methods that have a positive impact on the environment. republicservices.com LOCAL CYCLIST RAISES FUNDS AND AWARENESS PROMOTING TREE HEALTHFrom July 27 through Aug. 2, Mike Neal of Glendale will cycle 583 miles throughout Wisconsin for STIHL Tour des Trees. The real reason I am here is to support the trees, but being able to have some fun along the way is a nice addition, said Neal, who works as a utility forester. One hundred cyclists are hoping to top last years success of $600,000 for the Tree Research and Education Endowment (TREE) Fund. Since 1992, the Tour has raised more than $6.6 million for tree research and education programs, funding hundreds of research grants, along with scholarships for aspiring tree care professionals. TREE Fund researchers have helped to quantify the benefi ts of trees, develop hardier, drought- and disease-resistant species and improve methods for propagating, planting and maintaining strong healthy trees. stihltourdestrees.org ECO-CONSCIOUS MENS SALON PARTNERS WITH CELL PHONES FOR SOLDIERSKeep It Cut mens hair salon in Phoenix now serves as a drop-off point for unwanted cellular phones. The phones will be recycled through the national non-profi t Cell Phones for Soldiers, and the money earned will be used to purchase calling cards for active-duty military and to assist veterans in transition. The salon, which has been designed with minimal environmental impact at the forefront, is located at 2824 E. Indian School Road. keepitcut.comBUSINESS EVENTSDESIGNINGWITHLIGHTSEMINARAug.6,11:30a.m.1p.m.Adolfson&PetersonConstruction5002S.AshAve.,TempeTheU.S.GreenBuildingCouncilwillhostalunchseminaroneffectiveusesoflightindesign.Thediscussion,focusedtowardsarchitects,developersandotherbusinessprofessionals,willincludetopicssuchasenergy-savingmetrics,costsassociatedwithheatandcooling,andcost-benetanalysisregardingsystemsthatcutdownonenergycosts.Ticketsrangefrom$10$30.usgbcaz.orgGREENCHAMBERLUNCHANDLEARNAug.13,noon1:30p.m.MacayosMexicanRestaurant4001N.CentralAve.,PhoenixJointheGreenChamberofPhoenixfortheirmonthlyLunchandLearnevent.Theeventwillfeatureguestspeakers.ThediscussionwillfocusongreeninnovationandsustainabilitynewsinPhoenix.thegreenchamber.orgUSGBCEMERGINGPROFESSIONALSMEETINGAug.12,5:306:30p.m.MakerHouse283N.StoneAve.,TucsonTheSonoranBranchoftheU.S.GreenBuildingCouncilishostingtheirmonthlyEmergingProfessionalsmeetingthatallowsyoungbusinessprofessionalstheopportunitytoconnectandlearnaboutLEED,sustainabilityandtheimpactofgreendesignpracticesontheTucsonCommunity.Theeventisfree.Registrationisnotrequired,butattendeesmustbeoutofschoolandyoungerthan30.usgbcaz.orgENVIRONMENTAL&SUSTAINABILITYSUMMITAug.14-15PrescottResortandConferenceCenter1500E.StateRte.69,PrescottTheArizonaChamberofCommercewillbehostinganEnvironmentalandSustainabilitySummitinPrescottthisAugust.Thiseventincludesagolftournament,anetworkingreceptionandsummit.ThesummitwillfeaturediscussionsonthewatersoftheU.S.,greenhousegases,sustainabilityandmore.azchamber.chambermaster.comGREEN IN THE NEWSPhotobyJeanetteMartinTHE SMART MONEYSTAYS IN ARIZONA.BANK LOCAL FIRST. 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Route 66, established in 1926, originally ran from Chicago, Ill., to Santa Monica, Calif., crossing through Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, and of course, Arizona. This dusty road has seen its fair share of vehicles. Model Ts trucked along the road, packed station wagons hauled their cargo of families to California and Corvettes peeled out along old Route 66. Countless Harleys have traversed the cracked pavement alongside shag-carpeted Volkswagen buses. Now, the Arizona Offi ce of Tourism (AOT) has launched a new tour to add a modern twist to the generations of automobiles that have cruised down Route 66, the electric vehicle. Road trips are as American as Route 66, and Arizona has always been a fantastic state to tour. Its unique desert landscapes, the historic cities of Tombstone, Bisbee and Tucson, and the awe-inspiring Grand Canyon National Park all make Arizona a premier destination for global visitors. According to the Arizona Offi ce of Tourisms website, the Arizona tourism industry brings millions of visitors annually to the Grand Canyon State. In 2012, more than 38 million visitors spent $19.3 billion throughout the state, contributing nearly $53 million each day into the Arizona economy. But as summer gas prices skyrocket, and our states air becomes more and more polluted, the Arizona Offi ce of Tourism (AOT) has decided to take matters into its own hands and promote a more sustainable form of tourism, eco-tourism. Eco-tourism traditionally refers to a form of sightseeing that has travelers exploring distinct intact natural places. However, it can also refer to the type of low-impact, environmentally sustainable mode of travel such as sailing, bike tours, or good old-fashioned walking. Vehicles that are completely electric are BY RYAN HIXSON GET YOUR KICKS ON ELECTRIC ROUTE 66 greenlivingaz.com August 2014 | greenliving 2DorieCheryl JeffECO-TRAVELpioneering eco-tourism in a whole new way. This summer, the Arizona Offi ce of Tourism has launched the Electric Vehicle Travel Guide, which features three diverse itineraries that are intended to support the charging needs of todays all-electric vehicles including the Tesla Model S and Nissan LEAF. One itinerary takes you from Los Angeles to Northern Arizona and features the classic Route 66, Grand Canyon National Park, Flagstaff, Sedona, Scottsdale and Phoenix. The second tour takes you through the Old West by featuring charging stops at Tucson, Tombstone, Bisbee and Sierra Vista. The third itinerary starts in San Diego and takes you through southern Arizona, stopping at famous movie locations. Sherry Henry, the AOT director, explains, The guide is tailored specifi cally for all-electric vehicle travelers. These itineraries will combine statewide destinations with available charging locations. She says each itinerary also includes an Arizona state map, emergency contact information, weather averages, and elevation charts to help EV drivers plan their Arizona road-trip adventures. Additionally, if you want to stay overnight, the guide also has a list of hotels that have charging capabilities. As more charge stations are added, new itineraries will also be added. The beauty of these tours is they remove the concern of being stranded while traveling in an electric car.When planning your summer road trip, make the environment the forefront of your plans. Test-drive the new Electric Vehicle Tour to your favorite destination and make memories for years to come. Who knows? Maybe in 30 years your children will be able to drive electric Corvettes on classic Route 66 and reminisce of the family trip you took them on to the Grand Canyon in their familys old electric vehicle. The Electric Vehicle Guide can be found at arizonaguide.com/electricvehicles. For more information on the Arizona Of ce of Tourism, visit azot.gov. Photo below courtesy of Desert Messenger All other photos courtesy of Arizona Of ce of Tourism1 greenliving | August 2014 greenlivingaz.comComment on this article atgreenlivingaz.com[SECTION NAME]U.S. Route 66, Mother Road, Will Rogers Highway, or Main Street of America. Whichever name you choose, Route 66 is one of the most iconic original highways of the U.S. highway system. Route 66, established in 1926, originally ran from Chicago, Ill., to Santa Monica, Calif., crossing through Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, and of course, Arizona. This dusty road has seen its fair share of vehicles. Model Ts trucked along the road, packed station wagons hauled their cargo of families to California and Corvettes peeled out along old Route 66. Countless Harleys have traversed the cracked pavement alongside shag-carpeted Volkswagen buses. Now, the Arizona Offi ce of Tourism (AOT) has launched a new tour to add a modern twist to the generations of automobiles that have cruised down Route 66, the electric vehicle. Road trips are as American as Route 66, and Arizona has always been a fantastic state to tour. Its unique desert landscapes, the historic cities of Tombstone, Bisbee and Tucson, and the awe-inspiring Grand Canyon National Park all make Arizona a premier destination for global visitors. According to the Arizona Offi ce of Tourisms website, the Arizona tourism industry brings millions of visitors annually to the Grand Canyon State. In 2012, more than 38 million visitors spent $19.3 billion throughout the state, contributing nearly $53 million each day into the Arizona economy. But as summer gas prices skyrocket, and our states air becomes more and more polluted, the Arizona Offi ce of Tourism (AOT) has decided to take matters into its own hands and promote a more sustainable form of tourism, eco-tourism. Eco-tourism traditionally refers to a form of sightseeing that has travelers exploring distinct intact natural places. However, it can also refer to the type of low-impact, environmentally sustainable mode of travel such as sailing, bike tours, or good old-fashioned walking. Vehicles that are completely electric are BY RYAN HIXSON GET YOUR KICKS ON ELECTRIC ROUTE 66 greenlivingaz.com August 2014 | greenliving 2ECO-TRAVELpioneering eco-tourism in a whole new way. This summer, the Arizona Offi ce of Tourism has launched the Electric Vehicle Travel Guide, which features three diverse itineraries that are intended to support the charging needs of todays all-electric vehicles including the Tesla Model S and Nissan LEAF. One itinerary takes you from Los Angeles to Northern Arizona and features the classic Route 66, Grand Canyon National Park, Flagstaff, Sedona, Scottsdale and Phoenix. The second tour takes you through the Old West by featuring charging stops at Tucson, Tombstone, Bisbee and Sierra Vista. The third itinerary starts in San Diego and takes you through southern Arizona, stopping at famous movie locations. Sherry Henry, the AOT director, explains, The guide is tailored specifi cally for all-electric vehicle travelers. These itineraries will combine statewide destinations with available charging locations. She says each itinerary also includes an Arizona state map, emergency contact information, weather averages, and elevation charts to help EV drivers plan their Arizona road-trip adventures. Additionally, if you want to stay overnight, the guide also has a list of hotels that have charging capabilities. As more charge stations are added, new itineraries will also be added. The beauty of these tours is they remove the concern of being stranded while traveling in an electric car.When planning your summer road trip, make the environment the forefront of your plans. Test-drive the new Electric Vehicle Tour to your favorite destination and make memories for years to come. Who knows? Maybe in 30 years your children will be able to drive electric Corvettes on classic Route 66 and reminisce of the family trip you took them on to the Grand Canyon in their familys old electric vehicle. The Electric Vehicle Guide can be found at arizonaguide.com/electricvehicles. For more information on the Arizona Offi ce of Tourism, visit azot.gov. Photo below courtesy of Desert Messenger All other photos courtesy of Arizona Offi ce of Tourism28 greenliving | August 2014 greenlivingaz.comComment on this article atgreenlivingaz.comeducation2 greenliving | June 2014 greenlivingaz.comComment on this article atgreenlivingaz.comDorieCheryl Jeff[Section naMe]George B. Brooks Ph.D., an advocate on the subject of aquaponics, will be teaching a course on the matter this fall at Mesa Community College. The class is the very fi rst college-accredited aquaponics course in the western United States and will elaborate on the practice of aquatic farming that incorporates living fi sh. Brooks speaks avidly on the technique and process of the aquaponic system throughout Arizona. He also is the co-owner of RighTrac Inc., a for-profi t company working in aquaponics. In addition, Brooks has found a way to infuse the science of aquaponics into Arizona education. One example is the George B. Brooks Sr. Community School, located in South Phoenix and named after his late father and community leader Dr. George Benjamin Brooks Sr. The self-sustaining school is home to a 13,000-square-foot greenhouse that is shared by students and neighbors to spread awareness of health and wellness. The greenhouse features several different types of gardening, including, of course, an aquaponics exhibit that is being built by RighTrac Inc. The greatest goal is to share wellness and to show educational support in the community, says Robert Nickerson, the executive director for Roosevelt School District. George Brooks has been a very active member in this. The exhibit will provide a unique learning experience for students that will allow them to be very hands-on when growing and harvesting plants in the greenhouse. These aquaponic systems use the waste of the fi sh living in the habitat to nourish the plants that are growing in the environment. In return, the plants provide a natural fi lter for the fi sh to live in as well, thus creating a sustainable ecosystem where both the fi sh and plants can live. There is a range of fi sh that can live in the aquatic habitat; however, when growing food crops, recommended species include tilapia, channel catfi sh, and rainbow trout. Feeding the fi sh is the only variable that is added to the aquaponic system. The fi sh should be eating species-specifi c food that can be bought commercially or grown in your aquaculture. Things such as duck weed, water lettuce and worms are often fed to the fi sh living in these aquaponic systems. When it comes to growing plants in your aquaponics system, strawberries, beets and carrots have grown most successfully. If you are living in a mild climate and/or are using a greenhouse, you can potentially grow crops in an aquaponic system year round. Aquaponics eliminates a lot of the water needed for traditional farming and saves time no need to water the soil. Instead of soil, most aquaponic systems use gravel beds, as this gives the plants something to hang on to. This way of farming grows high-quality crops and high-quality fi sh, and guarantees products without pesticides or chemicals, ensuring healthy products for consumers. Aquaponics creates a truly organic farming environment. Brooks has already brought great awareness of aquaponics to the Valley of the Sun, and that will only continue to grow with the start of his aquaponics course this fall. Aquaponics brings awareness of clean eating to education and the community. It promotes the simplicity of living a healthy lifestyle and infuses excitement into the world of science in education. aQuaPonicS in educationBY MAURISA JONES Photo by Steven WallingPhotos by Ryan Sommagreenlivingaz.com August2014|greenliving 29EDUCATIONIllustration by Jillian HelveySource: aquaponichowto.comClean water is contaminated with fish food and wastePump 15 Clean water is siphoned into the fish tank with ammonia removedTHE AQUAPONICS CYCLE2Water containing ammonia from fish food and waste is pumped into the grow bed3 Bacteria turns the ammonia first into nitrites and then nitrates4 Plants absorb the nitrates as plant food2 greenliving|June2014 greenlivingaz.comCommentonthisarticleatgreenlivingaz.comDorieCheryl Jeff[SECTION NAME]George B. Brooks Ph.D., an advocate on the subject of aquaponics, will be teaching a course on the matter this fall at Mesa Community College. The class is the very fi rst college-accredited aquaponics course in the western United States and will elaborate on the practice of aquatic farming that incorporates living fi sh. Brooks speaks avidly on the technique and process of the aquaponic system throughout Arizona. He also is the co-owner of RighTrac Inc., a for-profi t company working in aquaponics. In addition, Brooks has found a way to infuse the science of aquaponics into Arizona education. One example is the George B. Brooks Sr. Community School, located in South Phoenix and named after his late father and community leader Dr. George Benjamin Brooks Sr. The self-sustaining school is home to a 13,000-square-foot greenhouse that is shared by students and neighbors to spread awareness of health and wellness. The greenhouse features several different types of gardening, including, of course, an aquaponics exhibit that is being built by RighTrac Inc. The greatest goal is to share wellness and to show educational support in the community, says Robert Nickerson, the executive director for Roosevelt School District. George Brooks has been a very active member in this. The exhibit will provide a unique learning experience for students that will allow them to be very hands-on when growing and harvesting plants in the greenhouse. These aquaponic systems use the waste of the fi sh living in the habitat to nourish the plants that are growing in the environment. In return, the plants provide a natural fi lter for the fi sh to live in as well, thus creating a sustainable ecosystem where both the fi sh and plants can live. There is a range of fi sh that can live in the aquatic habitat; however, when growing food crops, recommended species include tilapia, channel catfi sh, and rainbow trout. Feeding the fi sh is the only variable that is added to the aquaponic system. The fi sh should be eating species-specifi c food that can be bought commercially or grown in your aquaculture. Things such as duck weed, water lettuce and worms are often fed to the fi sh living in these aquaponic systems. When it comes to growing plants in your aquaponics system, strawberries, beets and carrots have grown most successfully. If you are living in a mild climate and/or are using a greenhouse, you can potentially grow crops in an aquaponic system year round. Aquaponics eliminates a lot of the water needed for traditional farming and saves time no need to water the soil. Instead of soil, most aquaponic systems use gravel beds, as this gives the plants something to hang on to. This way of farming grows high-quality crops and high-quality fi sh, and guarantees products without pesticides or chemicals, ensuring healthy products for consumers. Aquaponics creates a truly organic farming environment. Brooks has already brought great awareness of aquaponics to the Valley of the Sun, and that will only continue to grow with the start of his aquaponics course this fall. Aquaponics brings awareness of clean eating to education and the community. It promotes the simplicity of living a healthy lifestyle and infuses excitement into the world of science in education. AQUAPONICS IN EDUCATIONBY MAURISA JONES PhotobyStevenWallingPhotosbyRyanSomma30 greenliving | August 2014 greenlivingaz.comComment on this article atgreenlivingaz.comNeed to llindoor and outdoor classrooms reserved for STEM and fi tness and wellness curriculum. Daylighting, natural ventilation, rainwater harvesting, energy-effi cient windows, as well as the use of regionally sourced and recycled materials make for the most sustainable and effective learning environment for the faculty and students.With the help of more than 40 corporations, organizations, media outlets and volunteers, 90 percent of the work on the building was completed during the past fi ve years. When the companies behind the Green Schoolhouse Series became unable to fund the project with only 10 percent of work uncompleted, the Washington Elementary School District was able to raise the remaining donations needed to fi nish the project, according to Sue Pierce, who serves as both Director of Facility Planning and Energy of the Washington Elementary School District and owner of Pierce and Associates Company Inc.The Safari at Roadrunner Elementary School is an innovative blueprint for the future of sustainable schools. Photos courtesy of Green Schoolhouse2 greenliving | June 2014 greenlivingaz.comComment on this article atgreenlivingaz.comDorieCheryl Jeff[SECTION NAME]A new school year elicits a complicated and nostalgic mix of emotions for children returning to the classroom. As summer slips away, students may begin to dread setting the alarm clock to an early morning hour, yet they may also feel eager to experience the fresh faces, advanced academics and confi dence that comes with being one year older and wiser. For students at Roadrunner Elementary School, the excitement of the new school year is elevated not only by what will occur inside the classroom walls, but by the school building itself. The 2014-2015 school year marks the fi rst year that The Safari, the inaugural project of the Green Schoolhouse Series and the fi rst LEED Platinum certifi ed school built by volunteers in the nation, will be open for students, teachers and the community. Roadrunner Elementary School, at 7702 N. 39th Ave., Phoenix, in the Washington Elementary School District, was selected because of its previous eco-conscious efforts by the dynamic team of the Green Schoolhouse Series Brighten A Life nonprofi t and CAUSE AND EFFECT Worldwide. The Green Schoolhouse Series vision was a noble and ambitious one to build a highly sustainable building for a low-income K-6 school using only donated materials, labor and funds. The Safari offi cially opened May 3, 2014, allowing for a few weeks of fun in the schoolhouse before classes were dismissed for summer vacation. The schoolhouse is home to a library, garden, interactive white boards, a teaching kitchen, GREEN SCHOOLHOUSE SERIES LAUNCHES BY MEGAN OMALLEYGREEN KIDSLEED PLATINUM CERTIFIED SCHOOLgreenlivingaz.com August2014|greenliving 31Needtollindoor and outdoor classrooms reserved for STEM and fi tness and wellness curriculum. Daylighting, natural ventilation, rainwater harvesting, energy-effi cient windows, as well as the use of regionally sourced and recycled materials make for the most sustainable and effective learning environment for the faculty and students.With the help of more than 40 corporations, organizations, media outlets and volunteers, 90 percent of the work on the building was completed during the past fi ve years. When the companies behind the Green Schoolhouse Series became unable to fund the project with only 10 percent of work uncompleted, the Washington Elementary School District was able to raise the remaining donations needed to fi nish the project, according to Sue Pierce, who serves as both Director of Facility Planning and Energy of the Washington Elementary School District and owner of Pierce and Associates Company Inc.The Safari at Roadrunner Elementary School is an innovative blueprint for the future of sustainable schools. PhotoscourtesyofGreenSchoolhouse2 greenliving|June2014 greenlivingaz.comCommentonthisarticleatgreenlivingaz.comDorieCheryl Jeff[SECTION NAME]A new school year elicits a complicated and nostalgic mix of emotions for children returning to the classroom. As summer slips away, students may begin to dread setting the alarm clock to an early morning hour, yet they may also feel eager to experience the fresh faces, advanced academics and confi dence that comes with being one year older and wiser. For students at Roadrunner Elementary School, the excitement of the new school year is elevated not only by what will occur inside the classroom walls, but by the school building itself. The 2014-2015 school year marks the fi rst year that The Safari, the inaugural project of the Green Schoolhouse Series and the fi rst LEED Platinum certifi ed school built by volunteers in the nation, will be open for students, teachers and the community. Roadrunner Elementary School, at 7702 N. 39th Ave., Phoenix, in the Washington Elementary School District, was selected because of its previous eco-conscious efforts by the dynamic team of the Green Schoolhouse Series Brighten A Life nonprofi t and CAUSE AND EFFECT Worldwide. The Green Schoolhouse Series vision was a noble and ambitious one to build a highly sustainable building for a low-income K-6 school using only donated materials, labor and funds. The Safari offi cially opened May 3, 2014, allowing for a few weeks of fun in the schoolhouse before classes were dismissed for summer vacation. The schoolhouse is home to a library, garden, interactive white boards, a teaching kitchen, GREEN SCHOOLHOUSE SERIES LAUNCHES BY MEGAN OMALLEYGREEN KIDSLEED PLATINUM CERTIFIED SCHOOLat the Environmental Education CenterEnvironmental Educati on Center4050 East Chandler Heights Road, Chandler AZ 85249(On the northeast corner of Chandler Heights Rd. and Lindsay Rd.)480-782-2890 EEC@chandleraz.gov www.chandleraz.gov/veterans-oasisThe Environmental Educati on Center o ers your child a unique way to party with their friends. The nature-themed parti es such as Go Fish, In The Garden, Treasure Hunt, and Campout, are perfect for the litt le outdoorsman/outdoorswoman in your family.Packages are designed for ages 3-13. All parti es are two hours long and include a sta -led acti vity for your party guests in your own private party room. Packages start at $100 for Chandler residents and $135 for non-residents.To book a Nature Party or receive additi onal informati on,please call us at 480-782-2890.Mayor Jay Tibshraeny and the Chandler City CouncilGreen Living is looking for motivated sales people to join our team.Call480-840-1589oremailsales@greenlivingaz.comformoreinformationeco-conscious products & services OPENINGS INGreater PhoenixGreater TucsonNorthern ArizonaHelp PromoteYour conscious lifeM A G A Z I N E32 greenliving | August 2014 greenlivingaz.comComment on this article atgreenlivingaz.comrecipes32 greenliving | July 2014 greenlivingaz.comComment on this article atgreenlivingaz.comrecipesQUINOA AND ORANGE ESSENCE WITH ASPARAGUS AND PISTACHIOiNGreDieNTs2 cups quinoa 1 cinnamon stick1/2 tsp. cumin powder1/2 tsp. salt1 bunch asparagus cut small1/2 red onion diced smallZest of 1 orange1 cup chopped parsley1/4 cup apple cider vinegar or red wine vinegar1/2 cup olive oil1 cup cranberries or tart cherries1/2 cup macadamia nuts1/2 cup pistachio nutsprepArATiON1. Rinse quinoa and cook in 3 cups of water with cinnamon stick, cumin and salt for about 15 minutes.2. Cook asparagus in salted water.3. Toast macadamia and pistachio nuts in oven at 400 degrees for 8 to 10 minutes.4. In a large bowl, combine onion, vinegar, salt and orange zest and let sit for a minute or two for a quick pickling.5. Add olive oil, steamed asparagus and parsley.6. Add quinoa and the rest of the ingredients. Mix well.7. Serve warm or cold.Recipe and photo courtesy of Fernanda Guevaraholisticfoodchef.comgreenlivingaz.com July 2014 | greenliving 33recipesS H A P E Y O U R D I E Tw i t h a n e x t e n s i v e GLUTEN - FR EE M ENUSCOTTSDALE PARAD ISE VALLEY TEMPE SEDONA FLAGSTAFF WWW. P ICAZZOS .COMIn t r odu c ing FRESH , Ce r t i f i e d Glu t en -Fre e Pa s t a , on l y ava i l ab l e a t Picaz z o s .N o w s e r v i n g o v e r 4 0 NEW V e g e t a r i a n a n d V e ga n m e n u o p t i o n s .CHEF FERNANDAS FRENCH BALSAMIC VINAIGRETTEiNGreDieNTs1/3 cup balsamic vinegar3/4 cup olive oil1 Tbsp. grainy Dijon mustard2 cloves fresh garlic mincedprepArATiON1. Combine all ingredients except oil and stir with a fork or small whisk.2. Incorporate olive oil.3. Serve on your favorite salad combination or use as a marinade.4. Keep refrigerated for up to a month.This classic French version has sharp and elegant avors. A great way to store homemade dressing is in canning jars. Recipe and photo courtesy of Fernanda Guevaraholisticfoodchef.comPinch of sea salt 1 Tbsp. honey (local is always best to ght seasonal allergies)1 Tbsp. fresh thyme leaves (or fresh rosemary chopped ne)greenlivingaz.com August2014|greenliving 33recipes32 greenliving|July2014 greenlivingaz.comCommentonthisarticleatgreenlivingaz.comrecipesQUINOA AND ORANGE ESSENCE WITH ASPARAGUS AND PISTACHIOiNGreDieNTs2cupsquinoa1cinnamonstick1/2tsp.cuminpowder1/2tsp.salt1bunchasparaguscutsmall1/2redoniondicedsmallZestof1orange1cupchoppedparsley1/4cupapplecidervinegarorredwinevinegar1/2cupoliveoil1cupcranberriesortartcherries1/2cupmacadamianuts1/2cuppistachionutsprepArATiON1. Rinsequinoaandcookin3cupsofwaterwithcinnamonstick,cuminandsaltforabout15minutes.2. Cookasparagusinsaltedwater.3. Toastmacadamiaandpistachionutsinovenat400degreesfor8to10minutes.4. Inalargebowl,combineonion,vinegar,saltandorangezestandletsitforaminuteortwoforaquickpickling.5. Addoliveoil,steamedasparagusandparsley.6. Addquinoaandtherestoftheingredients.Mixwell.7. Servewarmorcold.RecipeandphotocourtesyofFernandaGuevaraholisticfoodchef.comgreenlivingaz.com July2014|greenliving 33recipesS H A P E Y O U R D I E Tw i t h a n e x t e n s i v e GLUTEN - FR EE M ENUSCOTTSDALE PARAD ISE VALLEY TEMPE SEDONA FLAGSTAFF WWW. P ICAZZOS .COMIn t r odu c ing FRESH , Ce r t i f i e d Glu t en -Fre e Pa s t a , on l y ava i l ab l e a t Picaz z o s .N o w s e r v i n g o v e r 4 0 NEW V e g e t a r i a n a n d V e ga n m e n u o p t i o n s .CHEF FERNANDAS FRENCH BALSAMIC VINAIGRETTEiNGreDieNTs1/3cupbalsamicvinegar3/4cupoliveoil1Tbsp.grainyDijonmustard2clovesfreshgarlicmincedprepArATiON1. Combineallingredientsexceptoilandstirwithaforkorsmallwhisk.2. Incorporateoliveoil.3. Serveonyourfavoritesaladcombinationoruseasamarinade.4. Keeprefrigeratedforuptoamonth.ThisclassicFrenchversionhassharpandelegantavors.Agreatwaytostorehomemadedressingisincanningjars.RecipeandphotocourtesyofFernandaGuevaraholisticfoodchef.comPinchofseasalt1Tbsp.honey(localisalwaysbesttoghtseasonalallergies)1Tbsp.freshthymeleaves(orfreshrosemarychoppedne)34 greenliving | August 2014 greenlivingaz.comComment on this article atgreenlivingaz.comrecipesgreenlivingaz.com June 2014 | greenliving 3DorieCheryl Jeff[secTiON NAMe]COOL SUMMER NIGHTS AT DESERT MUSEUMThrough Aug. 30, 6 p.m. 10 a.m.Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum2021 N. Kinney Rd., TucsonArizona-Sonora Desert Museum stays open after sundown on Saturday evenings all summer long as the nocturnal creatures of The Living Desert come to life. Look for Museum Docents and Jr. Docents interpreting live animals, celestial desert skies, uorescent minerals, animal eye shine, Sonoran Desert insects, night sounds, bats, kissing bugs, scorpions and/or rattlesnakes. Dine at one of the museums restaurants and enjoy a serenade by Native American utists.520-883-2702 desertmuseum.orgMISSION NOT-SO-IMPOSSIBLE: SUSTAINABLE DESERT LANDSCAPING AND GARDENINGAug. 1, 8, 15, noon1 p.m.Pueblo Grande Museum4619 E. Washington St., PhoenixGet comfortable with your Arizona garden. Topics such as garden design, earth-friendly desert gardening, and sustainable landscape management for homeowners will be covered.602-495-0901 pueblogrande.comHARVEST FEST AT SONOITA VINEYARDSAug. 23, 10 a.m.4 p.m.Sonoita Vineyards Winery 290 Elgin-Canelo Rd., ElginSonoita Vineyards Winery, in Elgin, hosts wine tastings with wine and food pairings, horse-drawn winery and vineyard tours, and grape-stomping competitions each day during the annual festival. 520-455-5893 visittucson.orgWATER FOLLIES: A DISCUSSION ABOUT WATER USE IN THE DESERT Aug. 8, noonSan Tan Mountain Regional Park Nature Center6533 W. Phillips Rd., Queen CreekThe discussion addresses important questions such as where water comes from in the Valley and how it arrives to our homes. It also explores the challenges we may anticipate with the growth rate of the Valley.480-655-5554 maricopa.govGREEN SCENESArizonas earth friendly go-to website for something to doLocal daily deals, Everyday Visit az2do.com to view our Local Daily Deals.Then simply go to the merchant & ask to receive the deal!No printer, credit card or registration required.Finding Local, Daily Deals is easy to do!Merchants, ask about our inventory control & traffic generating tools. Contact us today at inquiry@az2do.com.Check often! Deals can change daily!34 greenliving | July 2014 greenlivingaz.comComment on this article atgreenlivingaz.com[secTiON NAMe]LEMON TURMERIC COCOROONS iNGreDieNTs6 cups ne shredded unsweetened coconutZest of 1 lemonJuice of 1/2 lemonPinch of salt1/4 cup xylitol mixed with 1/4 cup water1/8 tsp. turmericRecipe and photo courtesy of Fernanda Guevara holisticfoodchef.comprepArATiON1. Put 4 cups of shredded coconut in a food processor until creamy. 2. Put 2 cups of shredded coconut in large bowl, add liqui ed coconut, lemon juice, lemon zest, turmeric, xylitol mix and salt and mix with your hands.3. The mixture should be sticky and form little balls easily. If not, add a bit more water one tablespoon at a time.4. Make into balls and roll into coconut akes for a frosted look.Dunlap AveEva St5th St 7th StParking MW 3p10p Th 11a10p F & Sa 11a11p Su 11a9p Follow usNorthMountainBrewing.com | 602.861.5999 Whenever possible, we use local and sustainable ingredients from over 9 local Arizona farms and suppliers.NORTHAncient Ales, Modern ScienceAugust 9, 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm, Arizona Science CenterIncludes 10 beer samples and access to the featured exhibition Lost Egypt: Ancient Secrets, Modern ScienceFood and Beer PairingAugust 20, 6:00 pmNorth Mountain Brewing Co.Featuring 8 locally-produced, all natural and organic selections of farm-grown vegetables, meats and desserts to pair with 8 of our ne handcrafted microbrews.Come try our new Egyptian Ale!522 E Dunlap Ave, PhoenixCome hear local musicians Tu-Sagreenlivingaz.com August2014|greenliving 35greenlivingaz.com June2014|greenliving 3DorieCheryl Jeff[SECTION NAME]COOLSUMMERNIGHTSATDESERTMUSEUMThroughAug.30,6p.m.10a.m.Arizona-SonoraDesertMuseum2021N.KinneyRd.,TucsonArizona-SonoraDesertMuseumstaysopenaftersundownonSaturdayeveningsallsummerlongasthenocturnalcreaturesofTheLivingDesertcometolife.LookforMuseumDocentsandJr.Docentsinterpretingliveanimals,celestialdesertskies,uorescentminerals,animaleyeshine,SonoranDesertinsects,nightsounds,bats,kissingbugs,scorpionsand/orrattlesnakes.DineatoneofthemuseumsrestaurantsandenjoyaserenadebyNativeAmericanutists.520-883-2702desertmuseum.orgMISSIONNOT-SO-IMPOSSIBLE:SUSTAINABLEDESERTLANDSCAPINGANDGARDENINGAug.1,8,15,noon1p.m.PuebloGrandeMuseum4619E.WashingtonSt.,PhoenixGetcomfortablewithyourArizonagarden.Topicssuchasgardendesign,earth-friendlydesertgardening,andsustainablelandscapemanagementforhomeownerswillbecovered.602-495-0901pueblogrande.comHARVESTFESTATSONOITAVINEYARDSAug.23,10a.m.4p.m.SonoitaVineyardsWinery290Elgin-CaneloRd.,ElginSonoitaVineyardsWinery,inElgin,hostswinetastingswithwineandfoodpairings,horse-drawnwineryandvineyardtours,andgrape-stompingcompetitionseachdayduringtheannualfestival.520-455-5893visittucson.orgWATERFOLLIES:ADISCUSSIONABOUTWATERUSEINTHEDESERTAug.8,noonSanTanMountainRegionalParkNatureCenter6533W.PhillipsRd.,QueenCreekThediscussionaddressesimportantquestionssuchaswherewatercomesfromintheValleyandhowitarrivestoourhomes.ItalsoexploresthechallengeswemayanticipatewiththegrowthrateoftheValley.480-655-5554maricopa.govGREEN SCENESArizonas earth friendly go-to website for something to doLocal daily deals, Everyday Visit az2do.com to view our Local Daily Deals.Then simply go to the merchant & ask to receive the deal!No printer, credit card or registration required.Finding Local, Daily Deals is easy to do!Merchants, ask about our inventory control & traffic generating tools. Contact us today at inquiry@az2do.com.Check often! Deals can change daily!34 greenliving|July2014 greenlivingaz.comCommentonthisarticleatgreenlivingaz.com[SECTION NAME]LEMON TURMERIC COCOROONS INGREDIENTS6cupsneshreddedunsweetenedcoconutZestof1lemonJuiceof1/2lemonPinchofsalt1/4cupxylitolmixedwith1/4cupwater1/8tsp.turmericRecipeandphotocourtesyofFernandaGuevaraholisticfoodchef.comPREPARATION1. Put4cupsofshreddedcoconutinafoodprocessoruntilcreamy.2. Put2cupsofshreddedcoconutinlargebowl,addliquiedcoconut,lemonjuice,lemonzest,turmeric,xylitolmixandsaltandmixwithyourhands.3. Themixtureshouldbestickyandformlittleballseasily.Ifnot,addabitmorewateronetablespoonatatime.4. Makeintoballsandrollintococonutakesforafrostedlook.36 greenliving | August 2014 greenlivingaz.comComment on this article atgreenlivingaz.comgreen scenes4 greenliving | June 2014 greenlivingaz.comComment on this article atgreenlivingaz.comDorieCheryl Jeff[secTIOn nAMe]PROWL AND PLAYAug. 89, 69:30 p.m.Phoenix Zoo455 N. Galvin Pkwy., PhoenixEvenings at the Phoenix Zoo unleash the wild side for visitors. Select animals will be available for viewing until 7:30 p.m.phoenixzoo.orgNATIONAL BOWLING DAYAug. 9, 810 a.m.Uptown Alley13525 N. Litch eld Rd., SurpriseCelebrate National Bowling Day with one free game of bowling at Uptown Alley in Surprise. Shoes are included. uptownalleysurprise.comBIRDS AND BEERAug. 21, 5:307:30 p.m.Nina Mason Pulliam Rio Salado Audubon Society3131 S. Central Ave., PhoenixFour Peaks Brewery serves adult beverages amidst ecologically friendly lecture series the third Thursday of every month. They will be discussing rivers and important bird areas. The Rio Salado oasis provides a riparian area rich in ora and fauna for our feathered friends. riosalado.audubon.org MAGDALENA BASH AT KIEF-JOSHUA VINEYARDSAug. 23, 11 a.m.5 p.m.Kief-Joshua Vineyards 370 Elgin Rd., HC1, Box 31, ElginKief-Joshua Vineyards, in Elgin, hosts a day of great Arizona wine-tasting, with live music and delicious food.520-455-5582 visittucson.orggreenlivingaz.com June 2014 | greenliving 5DorieCheryl Jeff[secTIOn nAMe]FARMER JOHNS BIRTHDAY PARTY AND WILLCOX MARCH FOR ZANE/ORCHARD DASH 5KAug. 2324, 7:30 a.m.5 p.m.Apple Annies Orchard 2081 W. Hardy Rd., WillcoxTo celebrate Farmer Johns birthday, all of the you-pick vegetables at Apple Annies Produce & Pumpkins will be specially priced at 20 percent off. In honor and memory of their grandson Zane, who shares Farmer Johns birthday, 100 percent of the Burger Barn breakfast and lunch proceeds will be donated to March of Dimes. The March for Zane check-in starts 7 a.m. and the 3K walk starts at 8 a.m. Aug. 23. 520-384-4685 visittucson.orgLABOR DAY PET ADOPTION AND FOOD TRUCK ADOPTION Aug. 2930, 9 a.m.5 p.m.Himmel Park2653 E. First St., TucsonThis is an exciting 36-hour-long countdown/last-day pet adoption party. With activities and food trucks. Help Pima Animal Control meet their adoption goals.The $100,000 Adoption Challenge is a contest in which 50 shelters across the country compete to break their own record saving the lives of animals. Each competing shelter must save more dogs, cats, puppies and kittens than they did during the same three months of 2013.visittucson.orgNeed Living Earth Ecological Institute artgreenlivingaz.com August2014|greenliving 37green scenes4 greenliving|June2014 greenlivingaz.comCommentonthisarticleatgreenlivingaz.comDorieCheryl Jeff[secTIOn nAMe]PROWLANDPLAYAug.89,69:30p.m.PhoenixZoo455N.GalvinPkwy.,PhoenixEveningsatthePhoenixZoounleashthewildsideforvisitors.Selectanimalswillbeavailableforviewinguntil7:30p.m.phoenixzoo.orgNATIONALBOWLINGDAYAug.9,810a.m.UptownAlley13525N.LitcheldRd.,SurpriseCelebrateNationalBowlingDaywithonefreegameofbowlingatUptownAlleyinSurprise.Shoesareincluded.uptownalleysurprise.comBIRDSANDBEERAug.21,5:307:30p.m.NinaMasonPulliamRioSaladoAudubonSociety3131S.CentralAve.,PhoenixFourPeaksBreweryservesadultbeveragesamidstecologicallyfriendlylectureseriesthethirdThursdayofeverymonth.Theywillbediscussingriversandimportantbirdareas.TheRioSaladooasisprovidesariparianarearichinoraandfaunaforourfeatheredfriends.riosalado.audubon.org MAGDALENABASHATKIEF-JOSHUAVINEYARDSAug.23,11a.m.5p.m.Kief-JoshuaVineyards370ElginRd.,HC1,Box31,ElginKief-JoshuaVineyards,inElgin,hostsadayofgreatArizonawine-tasting,withlivemusicanddeliciousfood.520-455-5582visittucson.orggreenlivingaz.com June2014|greenliving 5DorieCheryl Jeff[secTIOn nAMe]FARMERJOHNSBIRTHDAYPARTYANDWILLCOXMARCHFORZANE/ORCHARDDASH5KAug.2324,7:30a.m.5p.m.AppleAnniesOrchard2081W.HardyRd.,WillcoxTocelebrateFarmerJohnsbirthday,alloftheyou-pickvegetablesatAppleAnniesProduce&Pumpkinswillbespeciallypricedat20percentoff.InhonorandmemoryoftheirgrandsonZane,whosharesFarmerJohnsbirthday,100percentoftheBurgerBarnbreakfastandlunchproceedswillbedonatedtoMarchofDimes.TheMarchforZanecheck-instarts7a.m.andthe3Kwalkstartsat8a.m.Aug.23.520-384-4685 visittucson.orgLABORDAYPETADOPTIONANDFOODTRUCKADOPTIONAug.2930,9a.m.5p.m.HimmelPark2653E.FirstSt.,TucsonThisisanexciting36-hour-longcountdown/last-daypetadoptionparty.Withactivitiesandfoodtrucks.HelpPimaAnimalControlmeettheiradoptiongoals.The$100,000AdoptionChallengeisacontestinwhich50sheltersacrossthecountrycompetetobreaktheirownrecordsavingthelivesofanimals.Eachcompetingsheltermustsavemoredogs,cats,puppiesandkittensthantheydidduringthesamethreemonthsof2013.visittucson.orgNeedLivingEarthEcologicalInstituteartglglglsales@greenlivingaz.com startyourgrowthtodaygreenlivingaz.com/advertise480.840.1589Follow Us!greenlivingaz.comtop 5 reasons1.Getresults2.Reachatargetedaudience3.Maximizeexposurethroughmulti-facetedmarketing4.Savewithaffordable,competitivepricing5.ShowcaseyoursustainabilitytoinvestinyourbusinessthroughGreenLiving I AM NOT A RUGworldwildlife.org/wildlifecrime As few as 3,200 wild tigers remain. Poaching for their skins, bones and other parts is the greatest immediate threat to their survival.38 greenliving | August 2014 greenlivingaz.comComment on this article atgreenlivingaz.com2 greenliving | April 2014 greenlivingaz.comComment on this article atgreenlivingaz.comDorieCheryl JeffJohn Burkhart Jennifer BurkhartShes GreenHes GreenDUCHY ORIGINALS FROM WAITROSE | ORGANIC LEMON ALL BUTTER SHORTBREAD BARSHE SAID: These Duchy cookies are a European style, dry, biscuit-like cookie. They had a pleasant lemon avor that wasnt too amazing alone. But served up next to a hot cup of Earl Grey tea, they turned into slice of buttery, lemon heaven. SHE SAID: Adding lemon to buttery shortbread was a nice twist to this classic treat. However, these cookies were crumbly and dry. Theyre not what I expected from shortbread. Unless your little ones enjoy afternoon tea, try another cookie.Is it back-to-school already? I know the kids are saying it, but admit that if youre a parent, youve been counting down the days! Do you need an idea for lunchbox treats that might make packing those lunches a bit less tedious? Take a peek at these packaged (because who has the time?) organic cookies thatll make everyone happy.TASTY BRAND | ORGANIC BANANA SPLIT SANDWICH COOKIES365 | ORGANIC HONEY GRAHAM BEAR COOKIESGINNYBAKES | ORGANIC CHOCOLATE CHIP OATMEAL BLISS HE SAID: These cookies remind me a lot of those crunchy granola bars I use to eat back in the day. They were a little unexciting. The chocolate was smooth and tasty, but the cookie part was pretty dry and boring. Nothing to write home about. SHE SAID: I guess Ive always expected oatmeal cookies to be moist and soft-baked, so these were a surprise. De nitely dry and crunchy. But I loved the chocolate-cinnamon-coconut combo so good! The perfect solution: serve these with a glass of milk. JOVIAL | ORGANIC EINKORN COOKIES CHECKERBOARDHE SAID: Jovial gets kudos for its cookie making approach. Organic ingredients and an ancient, unaltered wheat called einkorn make these cookies a sweet treat thats almost good for you. They have a rich chocolate avor, and they are a bit on the dry side, but sit down with a few of these and a cup of hot cocoa and youll be a happy camper. SHE SAID: If I had to pick one cookie to bring with me to a deserted island, this is it. I loved these. They were just sweet enough, with a deep cocoa avor and soft but crunchy texture. Not to mention they have protein, calcium, iron and a never hybridized wheat. This is one sophisticated cookie.HE SAID: These are fully organic, sandwich-style cookies that are a tad strange, but overall very tasty. The banana lling and vanilla cookie are both good, but unfortunately the chocolate cookie completely drowns out the others when eaten like a sandwich. Bottom line: if you like Oreos, youll like these. SHE SAID: Sandwich cookies are typically the least exciting cookie for me, so I had to try this creative avor. Its got a rich chocolate and vanilla avor, but the banana is barely noticeable. Disappointing, but I still think theyre mighty tasty!He gave it:He gave it:He gave it:He gave it:He gave it:She gave it:She gave it:She gave it:She gave it:She gave it:SHE SAID: These irresistibly cute cookies will put a smile on anyones face. They are light and crunchy, and satisfyingly sweet. Thankfully the honey avor is strong (dont take these camping!) and kept me from devouring the whole bag!HE SAID: Somehow shaping a graham cracker into a little bear makes it taste better. I dont understand how that works, but it does. These sweet little honey avored bears were deliciously light and crunchy. 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JeffJohnBurkhart JenniferBurkhartShes GreenHes GreenDUCHY ORIGINALS FROM WAITROSE | ORGANIC LEMON ALL BUTTER SHORTBREAD BARSHE SAID: TheseDuchycookiesareaEuropeanstyle,dry,biscuit-likecookie.Theyhadapleasantlemonavorthatwasnttooamazingalone.ButservedupnexttoahotcupofEarlGreytea,theyturnedintosliceofbuttery,lemonheaven.SHE SAID: Addinglemontobutteryshortbreadwasanicetwisttothisclassictreat.However,thesecookieswerecrumblyanddry.TheyrenotwhatIexpectedfromshortbread.Unlessyourlittleonesenjoyafternoontea,tryanothercookie.Isitback-to-schoolalready?Iknowthekidsaresayingit,butadmitthatifyoureaparent,youvebeencountingdownthedays!Doyouneedanideaforlunchboxtreatsthatmightmakepackingthoselunchesabitlesstedious?Takeapeekatthesepackaged(becausewhohasthetime?)organiccookiesthatllmakeeveryonehappy.TASTY BRAND | ORGANIC BANANA SPLIT SANDWICH COOKIES365 | ORGANIC HONEY GRAHAM BEAR COOKIESGINNYBAKES | ORGANIC CHOCOLATE CHIP OATMEAL BLISS HE SAID: ThesecookiesremindmealotofthosecrunchygranolabarsIusetoeatbackintheday.Theywerealittleunexciting.Thechocolatewassmoothandtasty,butthecookiepartwasprettydryandboring.Nothingtowritehomeabout.SHE SAID: IguessIvealwaysexpectedoatmealcookiestobemoistandsoft-baked,sothesewereasurprise.Denitelydryandcrunchy.ButIlovedthechocolate-cinnamon-coconutcombosogood!Theperfectsolution:servethesewithaglassofmilk.JOVIAL | ORGANIC EINKORN COOKIES CHECKERBOARDHE SAID: Jovialgetskudosforitscookiemakingapproach.Organicingredientsandanancient,unalteredwheatcalledeinkornmakethesecookiesasweettreatthatsalmostgoodforyou.Theyhavearichchocolateavor,andtheyareabitonthedryside,butsitdownwithafewoftheseandacupofhotcocoaandyoullbeahappycamper.SHE SAID: IfIhadtopickonecookietobringwithmetoadesertedisland,thisisit.Ilovedthese.Theywerejustsweetenough,withadeepcocoaavorandsoftbutcrunchytexture.Nottomentiontheyhaveprotein,calcium,ironandaneverhybridizedwheat.Thisisonesophisticatedcookie.HE SAID: Thesearefullyorganic,sandwich-stylecookiesthatareatadstrange,butoverallverytasty.Thebananallingandvanillacookiearebothgood,butunfortunatelythechocolatecookiecompletelydrownsouttheotherswheneatenlikeasandwich.Bottomline:ifyoulikeOreos,youlllikethese.SHE SAID: Sandwichcookiesaretypicallytheleastexcitingcookieforme,soIhadtotrythiscreativeavor.Itsgotarichchocolateandvanillaavor,butthebananaisbarelynoticeable.Disappointing,butIstillthinktheyremightytasty!Hegaveit:Hegaveit:Hegaveit:Hegaveit:Hegaveit:Shegaveit:Shegaveit:Shegaveit:Shegaveit:Shegaveit:SHE SAID: Theseirresistiblycutecookieswillputasmileonanyonesface.Theyarelightandcrunchy,andsatisfyinglysweet.Thankfullythehoneyavorisstrong(donttakethesecamping!)andkeptmefromdevouringthewholebag!HE 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