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3 Ways to Enjoy Local, Seasonal Arizona Summer Produce

We hear it all the time: Eat locally, support your local farmers, and “eat with the season.” Why is this important, and how can we do it? We have so many options in the Valley of the Sun.

Take Action to Reduce Pesticides in Scottsdale

Local Action Alert
Approximately 160 communities in more than 20 states restrict the use of toxic pesticides. Scottsdale BELIEVE, a grassroots group of Scottsdale residents, is working to make Scottsdale the first in Arizona.

The Journey to Home

John Butler Inspires Hope and Awareness
If I can give that feeling to one person at every gig I play—because of what that experience gives to them, what it gives to me and in turn, what it gives to the world—if I can be a vehicle of that energy, then I’m doing my job.

Read More, Need Less

If one of your New Year's resolutions is to live more simply, these books may get you inspired to embrace the joy of letting go.

Helping Horses and Humans

Nearly 70 horses have called Tierra Madre “home” over the years, and their horses have been as happy and as healthy as the sanctuary could have ever imagined.

Yoga for Amputees

Yoga is increasingly more accessible for diverse populations, one of which is amputees.
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McD Summer Night Ride Series

Relax in the magical experience of trail riding the desert nights at McDowell Mountain Regional Park (MMRP).

Flashlight Tours at Desert Botanical Garden

Saturday nights will shine with self-paced flashlight tours at Desert Botanical Garden, from 7 to 9:30 p.m., beginning June 1 through August 31.

Celebrate Summer Solstice at the Embracing Your Journey Expo

Beat the heat and spend the day in the air conditioning discovering amazing mind-body-spirit products, services and vendors at the Embracing Your Journey Expo at the Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort, in Phoenix, on Sunday, June 23, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Hiking with Dogs at Lost Dutchman State Park

On Monday, May 20, from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., there will be a dog-friendly hike starting at the Cholla Day Use Area and following a social trail down to the Crosscut Trail toward First Water Road and back.
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Archive »Environment

EPA: A Muzzled Watchdog

E.G. Vallianatos Seeks to Put Bite Back into the Agency
Political corruption has resulted in America’s most critical environmental enforcement unit turning into the “polluter’s protection agency.”
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Archive »Community Building

Youths Step Up to the Global Challenge

Fresh Hope for a Troubled Planet
Realizing that they can’t wait for adults to fix our sweeping societal and environmental problems, young people are taking meaningful action to end business as usual.
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City Smarts

Urban Planning Goes Green

Elder Force

Retired Volunteers Keep National Parks Humming

Farm Therapy

Veterans Heal Through Agriculture

Find a Green Space and Make a Friend

Outdoor Colors Increase Trust and Happiness

Floral Throughways

Garden Clubs Help Beautify Roads

Grassroots Gumption

Sweet Potato Project Encourages Enterprise