Grist on Climate: Can we do the Impossible to Stop the Unthinkable?

“Climate Change Is Simple,” said David Roberts of Grist in a compelling and frightening Ted talk.  Evidenced by recent weather calamities, we’re already facing the deleterious effects of a warming earth.  Sandy is just the tip of the iceberg.  Scientific studies have shown that methane gasses released by the diminishing permafrost and darkening of the earth when polar ice melts will accelerate the warming trends to a point we may not be able... Read More

EFAZ’s 10th Anniversary Celebration Event! 10/13

EFAZ’s 10th Anniversary Celebration Event! Thursday, October 13, 2011, 6:00-9:00pm The Hackett House, Tempe, AZ Join the Environmental Fund of Arizona in celebrating their 10th year of helping to preserve and improve Arizona’s environment! We’ll bring together they will bring together 29 EFAZ member nonprofits, 26 campaign-workplace partners, and dozens of friends in the green-sustainable community to celebrate this important milestone. Click... Read More

Learning for Peace-The Pokot School Project

Imagine living in an area so remote that schools simply don’t exist. Imagine that by the age of nine, your child is brandishing a gun instead of reading a book.  It seems unfathomable, but this is the reality of children living a remote tribal war zone in northwestern Kenya. The region is Africa’s most remote frontier, a lawless land saturated with weapons, where tribesmen make their own rules, cattle is the ultimate currency, and rustling is a way of life.... Read More

Peace of Mind through the Principals of Water

by Howard Falco When water stops flowing, it becomes stagnant, it festers and begins to break down and lose its life giving qualities. In essence, life for each one of us is very similar. When we are out of the flow of life, when we feel uncreative and stagnant as it relates to our dreams and true desires, we unsettled and out of sync with the world around us. However, the principals of fresh flowing water have much to teach us about staying in the flow of life. With... Read More

Come to Earth Day Phoenix 2011, April 21, 2011!

Help Keep Phoenix Beautiful on Earth Day! April 21st, 2011 @ Cesar Chavez Plaza Come celebrate the 41st anniversary of Earth Day!  Join Keep Phoenix Beautiful  in downtown Phoenix on Thursday, Earth Day event April 21st, 2011 from 11am-1:30pm at Cesar Chavez Plaza directly across from City Hall. You’ll learn about recycling and sustainability, take home useful giveaways and share your enthusiasm with thousands of environmentally minded attendees!  ... Read More

GreenOlutions: Trends to Watch in 2011

GreenOlutions: Trends to Watch in 2011 – by Ann Mack Not just a passing fancy, the green movement will continue to impact all levels of consumption, from toilet paper purchases on up to luxury cars. Watch as green gets stricter, with wider adoption of new standards for buildings and updated guidelines for green claims. On a macro level, the emphasis will be placed on protecting the world’s forests and making city infrastructure smarter… Ann Mack... Read More

We Stand United in Opposition to Genetically Engineered Alfalfa

The following News Release was sent in response to the USDA’s full deregulation of genetically engineered (GE) alfalfa, and signed by more than 20 groups and individuals in the organic community: WE STAND UNITED IN OPPOSITION TO GE ALFALFA We stand united in opposition to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) decision to once again allow unlimited, nationwide commercial planting of Monsanto’s genetically engineered (GE) Roundup Ready alfalfa,... Read More

Human Resources and the Gift of Nature

Human Resources and the Gift of Nature: A remarkable movement of corporate social responsibility is gaining attention across the country lately – remarkable in light of the economic turbulence that has left a wake of soaring unemployment and budget cutbacks in nearly every sector.  Despite the economic challenges, major corporations, government institutions and private businesses continue to offer corporate giving programs that enable employees to make pre-tax... Read More

FROM THE EDITOR: REFLECTIONS ON A SUSTAINABLE HARVEST

A MESSAGE FROM THE EDITOR: The fall season harkens back to a time when early settlers celebrated the bounty of a New World, when pilgrims gathered to reap the rewards of the annual harvest. Today, we are celebrating the harvest of a new bountiful commodity: Sustainability. One can only imagine the awe that must have been struck by early settlers when they descended upon the fertile plains in the new country. The soil rich in nutrients provided a rich life for... Read More

Green with Envi: Luxury that Suits the ENVIronment

“Deepak Chopra once said, “Inertia is comforting, and Americans will be extremely reluctant to make any change that might affect their high standard of living.”Luxury Ifinertia is comforting, perhaps it is because we are creatures of habit.  Or, is it more likely that becoming fully aware of our habits may require an admission of guilt followed by a sacrifice of life’s pleasures?  As for the reluctance to make any changes that might affect... Read More

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