Archive for the ‘Kids’ Category


How to Green Your Halloween!

Judith Simmons, Director of Marketing, Goodwill Industries of Southern Arizona – Why would anyone go out and buy a “ready-made” Halloween costume when you can visit your local Goodwill and…

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Filed Under: Fashion and Beauty, Home, Kids, Radio Show, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

One Less Straw!

Carter & Olivia Ries – I will never forget the first time I read about and then interviewed Carter & Olivia Ries. I believe they were something like 10 and 9 at the time and were…

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Filed Under: Environmental Impact, Food and Wine, Health, Kids, Radio Show, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

BEST OF SHOW: Natural Pod – Kid & Planet Friendly

Bridgitte Alomes, Founder, Natural Pod – When I met Bridgitte at a conference several months ago, it was very clear she is on a mission to make non-toxic and natural play…

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Filed Under: Kids, Radio Show

Got Household Hazardous Waste?

Cristina Polsgrove, Public Information Officer, City of Tucson Environmental Services – Cristina will be with me to help you get rid of it! We all have products in our home that are labeled toxic…

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Filed Under: Health, Home, Kids, Radio Show, Tucson/Southern Arizona Community

BEST OF SHOW: Moms Clean Air Force

Dominique Browning, Co-founder and Senior Director – Don’t ya love it? Moms Clean Air Force is a community of moms and dads uniting against air pollution, including the…

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Filed Under: Health, Home, Kids, Radio Show

Food Security: a Global Challenge

Jennifer Burney, Assistant Professor School of Global Policy and Strategy University of California, San Diego – Are you sure you know what food security really means and if not, why…

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Filed Under: Environmental Impact, Food and Wine, Gardening, Health, Home, Kids, Radio Show

Ecocentric Mom: Well Being, Delivered

Casey Powers, Owner, Ecocentric Mom – As a new mom, Casey felt like she had to take a crash-course in ‘mom supplies.” She wanted to choose the healthiest and best products for…

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Filed Under: Health, Home, Kids, Radio Show

Tucson Medical Center & Janos: A Winning Combination

Chef Janos Wilder & Beth Dorsey, Director of Food and Nutrition, Tucson Medical Center – This show is the second in a twelve part series highlighting TMC’s strong commitment to…

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Filed Under: Events, Food and Wine, Health, Kids, Radio Show, TMC Podcast


I had every intention of making this newsletter fun and light. I wanted to share a story about our search for certain colored marbles that are missing from our Chinese checkers and tie it in to why one should shop local. Then Orlando happened. The marble story will wait. I don’t feel light. I don’t feel fun at this moment. I don’t feel like writing about LED lights or composting…

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Filed Under: Home, Kids, Newsletter

Being, Listening, Breathing, Healing

  The very good news is that as I sit and write this, I am surrounded by conditions that are close to idyllic. It’s a cool and breezy 72 degrees and I am in the White Mountains in a little village called Greer, Arizona. Not only can I hear any number of birds singing, but […]

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Filed Under: Blog, Health, Home, Kids, Travel