Tag Archives: Sustainability

Arizona Proposition 127-which Special Interest Group can you believe?

So, as I sit and watch television I am confused by the numerous political ads both for and against Prop 127. So I decided to review the information on both groups funding those ads. What is Prop 127? The Prop … Continue reading

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Native American Weather Proverbs

Native Americans have a innate bond with the land and the environment! Indigenous peoples of North American are said to have been in the southwest (New Mexico, Arizona, Colorado) for at least 10,000 years. Historians, Archeologists and Anthropologists can argue … Continue reading

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Water, Water, Everywhere…But Here!

Certain parts of the United States have had an extremely wet winter and spring. The upper mid-west had snowstorm after snowstorm, Pensacola, Florida had 19 inches of rain in one day! But forget about rain in California and the Southwest. … Continue reading

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The Great March for Climate Action Passes Through Payson Arizona!

On April 14th, the Great March for Climate Action reached our little Town of Payson, Arizona! The March began on March 1st, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.  Under the banner of “How many steps will you take”, their blog site … Continue reading

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Adaptation – Volume – 10 – Battling the Urban Heat Island Effect!

There have been many studies that show concrete and asphalt and Urban Sprawl increase the temperatures of our Cities and our World! The Urban Heat Island (UHI) effect is a huge topic. There is study after study devoted to investigating … Continue reading

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Adaptation – Volume 8 – Solar Lighting!

How many of you out there turn lights on inside your house during the day? I know I am guilty of such an offense, but unless you have large windows and plenty of sunlight during the day, there are many … Continue reading

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Adaptation – Volume 6 – Water Conservation and Harvesting

Is Peak Water going to be a Limiting Factor to growth and production? Peak Water is getting a lot of discussion lately.  In 2010, the New York Times used “Peak Water” as one of the Words of the Year!  Morgan … Continue reading

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The Role of Botanical Gardens

Botanical Gardens are located all over the world from Fiji to Hawaii, London and even Phoenix, Arizona Everyone loves a good flower.  Just like Zoos, Botanical Gardens like to share the species/animals/plants of their environs and protect those other species … Continue reading

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Adaptation – Volume 4 – Window Coverings to Lower Your Utility Bills

As electric and gas prices increase, we often find our most costly monthly expenses to be our utility bills! If climate change indeed increases the periods of hot weather as well as cold weather you should pay attention to what … Continue reading

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Adaptation – Volume 5 – Thrift Stores and Why Reuseables are better!

One of the great mysteries of life is…How many THINGS do we need? The act of buying new items to wear, to furnish your house, to buy toys or just to get something different,  has always been an interesting phenomena … Continue reading

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