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Home Interiors

Green Your Home

By David M. Brown Interior designer Tanya Shively and home designer Doug Edwards think green, design green and build green. Scottsdale Sesshu Design Associates “I am passionate...

Do-It-Yourself

4 Ways To Have An Eco-Friendly Labor Day

Labor Day weekend is the perfect opportunity to bid adieu to summer—between neighborhood block parties, family barbecues, and even final dips into the backyard...

Inventive Ways to Reuse Glass Bottles

Regardless of how your upcoming summer looks, we hope that you’ll find some time to kick back, open a beer or a bottle of...

Going Green at Home

The simple changes you can make at home that contribute to a greater conversation surrounding sustainability By Rachel Lee Although our fight for a more eco-friendly...

Energy

Pre-Engineered Solar Offers Easy Relief as Arizonan’s Shelter at Home

This is a sponsored post With everything going on in the world, installing solar panels is probably not at the top of most people’s minds....

Passive Housing: A smarter way of living

A wonderful option for environmentally-conscious homeowners, passive houses are 90% more energy efficient than any normal home. Through clever design, these houses allow homeowners...

4 Reasons to Go Solar Before the APS Deadline

By Kyle Ritland It seems like we’re always gearing up for the next solar deadline, even though we just passed some important ones, like those associated...

Ask an Expert: Should I Install Solar on My Roof at Home?

  By Lloyd Ramsey As an engineer who specializes in the design of high performance buildings, which typically include some component of renewable energy, I am...

Equinox: Arizona’s Newest Luxury and Eco-Friendly Apartment Complex

By Sophia Doloresco Did you know Arizona now has net zero energy apartment complexes? Check out Equinox, one of Scottsdale’s newest apartment complexes promoting a...

Pets

8 Signs Your Pet May Be Sick

By Erin Wilson, DVM As pet caretakers, we want our furry companions to be as healthy as possible. Unfortunately, however, dogs and cats—just like us—sometimes...

How To Optimize Your Dog’s Brain and Life

By Cie Allman-Scott, Ph.D. Over the last several years, dogs have become a favorite species of comparative behavior for psychologists. In recent research, dogs seem...

Feed Healthy: All Pet Foods are not Created Equal

By Cheryl Hurd The healthy food choices you make for your family are just as important when it comes to your pets. When you browse...

Adoption for the Holidays: The Perfect Present for Yourself

By Steffanie Jensen The holidays are finally here, and what better way to spend them than with a new furry friend? Not sure where to...

Sit & Stay

  by Courtney Coombes Summer is a time for relaxation, luxurious vacations and getaways.  As July 4th is approaching make the decision to treat your favorite...
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Building a Tiny House in Arizona – Is smaller better here in the desert?

WHAT IS CONSIDERED A TINY HOUSE IN ARIZONA In Arizona, any home built below 400 square feet falls under the category of a tiny house...

Soil 101 for Arizona

What you need to know By Emily Rockey Perhaps you’ve heard this lamentation from Arizona residents, or maybe you’ve even thought it yourself. However, two of...

Master Gardener Monthly: The Amazing Arizona “Winter” Garden

By Ric Coggins If you have followed the Master Gardener Monthly articles, you may have noticed a recurring theme of “timing,” as this is a...

Equinox: Arizona’s Newest Luxury and Eco-Friendly Apartment Complex

By Sophia Doloresco Did you know Arizona now has net zero energy apartment complexes? Check out Equinox, one of Scottsdale’s newest apartment complexes promoting a...

Fireplaces Heat Up As Temperatures Cool Down

How fireplaces could affect you By Pima County Department of Environmental Quality (PDEQ) One cool desert evening, Margaret clicked the leash on Cloe’s collar amid lots...
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Gardening

What to Plant in your Garden this Fall

Ah, fall. The changing colors in the trees, the chilly nights, the warm cups of tea. Oh wait—this is Arizona we are talking about....

Gardening in Arizona’s Summer Heat

The best options for a thriving garden By Rachel Lee Gardening has a variety of benefits for our health and the environment. When planting produce, you not...

Gardening in May

Prepping for summer and what to plant now Text and photos by Lee Stewart It’s May, and that means it is starting to heat up here...

Go Crazy with Houseplants – Sustainable You

By Karen Langston Do you find when you take time to be in nature you just feel better? The more stressed we are in our...

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How To Customize Your Backyard to Accommodate Wildlife

Customizing your backyard to accommodate wildlife is easier said than done—but what if it wasn't? Butterflies, bees and birds—all hardworking pollinators and beautiful to observe,...

This Giving Tuesday, Support These 5 Sustainable Organizations

Part of giving well is actually giving to organizations and charities that are effective in their approach to supporting causes—and who put your donations...

How to Holiday

As the holidays approach, take the time to think about what small changes you can make to ensure this year’s festivities are more eco-friendly. Need easy...

Gift Guide!

Drink Up This Nalgene Sustain water bottle is the first-of-its-kind reusable water bottle that is made from recycled materials. Each Nalgene Sustain has the equivalent...

Jean-Martin Fortier Is Planting Seeds For A Sustainable Future

Famed agriculturist, Jean-Martin Fortier, is changing the world through his small-scale approaches to farming. Everybody has different opinions—on politics, on films, even on general economics....

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Genusee Eyewear Is Making Chic Frames Out of Flint’s Leftover Water Bottles

I grew up in a suburb of Flint, Michigan, and spent my early twenties renting an apartment right in the heart of downtown where...

Green is Gold

It’s No Secret: Sustainable Building is Here to Stay BY ROBRT L. PELA Martin Sempler is furious. His next-door neighbor on the quiet downtown Phoenix street where...

Building a Tiny House in Arizona – Is smaller better here in the desert?

WHAT IS CONSIDERED A TINY HOUSE IN ARIZONA In Arizona, any home built below 400 square feet falls under the category of a tiny house...

Pela Adds Biodegradable Sunglasses to Eco-Collection

Pela, maker of compostable alternatives to plastic, is expanding their collection of eco-friendly products to now include the world’s first sunglasses and blue light...

The Woman Behind @TraderJoesList Shares the 10 Best Products at Trader Joe’s

In the age of influencers and filters, it can be difficult to decipher what’s real and what’s fake. But a select few accounts have...

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