Archive for the ‘Blog’ Category


My Walk This Morning? For The Birds!

Like millions of Americans, today is the day I recommitted to getting regular exercise for 2017 and actually started. And I REALLY mean it this year.  Sound familiar?  Let me just add that I really mean it.  And it’s not about losing weight (which would be great) but about my commitment to good health. At […]

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Filed Under: Article Topics, Article Types, Awareness & Action, Blog, Environmental Impact, Green Living, Health, Mental Health, Sustainability, Tucson/Southern Arizona Community

A Tale of Two Hives

By Guest Blogger Nicole Young The First Hive I am a crunchy, hive-loving, honey-eating adorer of bees. I fundamentally understand that bees and their simple, yet important work are absolutely critical to life on our planet. I even rescue bees drowning in our pool if I can. This side of me is called Bee Lover. But, […]

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Eco-Friendly Geopolymer Injections Offering an Alternative to Traditional Underpinning Methods

Guest Blogger Geoffrey Spencer If your home has ever been affected by subsidence, settling or foundation issues, you’re probably aware of the devastation it can cause. The usual treatment is underpinning the foundations to re-level them, which can be harmful to the environment as well as pretty expensive.   The process involves excavating the surrounding […]

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Humanity’s Plastic Addiction: Saving Our Ocean

Guest Blogger Joe Thomas Plastic is having a devastating effect on our oceans, our wildlife and ultimately on us as a human species. The introduction of plastic in the 20th century has led us to become increasingly reliant on its use and now a large percentage of almost everything we buy contains plastic. However, while […]

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Environmental Benefits of Donating Your Car

    As an eco-conscious person, you know that the longer you can keep something out of the landfill, the better. Right? For most items, this is true. Your old car, however, may be an exception. In fact, there are quite a few compelling environmental reasons to get rid of that old clunker. Here are […]

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Filed Under: Blog, Home, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Green Lightning Bolt

(or Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Food Babe?) Although the article that inspired me to write about Vani Hari is from several months ago, the news is worth sharing again. For anyone who has ever thought they can’t make a big difference, think again and read on. Meet Vani Hari, known as The Food Babe. […]

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Filed Under: Blog, Food and Wine, Health

Olympics 2016 – The Yin & The Yang

To begin with, I had to make sure I had the definitions of yin and yang correct. I am glad I looked them up because they fit in perfectly for the purpose of this blog. I have to admit I was taken aback by what characteristics were attributed to feminine and the masculine but I […]

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Filed Under: Blog, Environmental Impact, Health, Travel
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5 Cleaning Uses for Vinegar (A Great Non-Toxic Cleaner)

Guest blogger Garrick Dee Tan I can bet that almost every kitchen in the world has a bottle of vinegar they use as part of a side dish or a flavor enhancer. If you live in Asia like me, vinegar to dishes is like oxygen to us – it is a necessity. But there are […]

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The Benefits of Regrowing Fruits and Veggies from Scraps

  Guest blog submitted by Kevin Bautista, Many things in life may or may not last for a long time. Good thing, as far as some fruits and veggies go, with a little effort, you can go a long way to getting an unlimited supply of produce in your very own home. Not only that, […]

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Independents Week

Guest Blogger Helene Tack Local First Arizona Want to be a better steward of the environment?  Our Independents Week campaign which runs from June 25 – July 4, can help you find goods and services from independent businesses that can help you achieve a greener lifestyle.  Here are some members accepting the Golden Coupon, good for 20% […]

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