New eco-tips for Warm Weather

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To coincide with Earth Day, independent certifier the Greenguard Environmental Institute, which governs the world’s only guide to low-emitting products, has published a series of tips designed for a sustainable and environmentally-friendly welcome to Spring.This article published in Interior Design magazine has several tips for spring cleaning with safe, friendly cleaners to tips on saving […]

Blue Jean Insulation is Green

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There is a local Chandler, Arizona company creating insulation for your home that is better than typical fiberglass insulation – better for you, better for your home, better for the planet. It is all-cotton insulation, made from the recycled scraps from blue jeans, among other things. Unusable scraps that end up on the cutting room […]

Earth Day – how did you celebrate?

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Last Sunday was Earth Day – how did you celebrate it? Did you even think about it? Personally, I was just enjoying our beautiful spring weather here in Scottsdale- one of the last good days before summer starts. I was also thinking about how changes in the climate could really impact us here in the […]

Array Development to have Solar Power

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Modus Development is including solar panels on each of the town homes in their new Array townhouse development in south Scottsdale. The townhouses will meet LEED standards, and be some of the first to meet Scottsdale’s new Green Building Standards. It’s great to see builders, developers, and architects working to create modern dwellings that are […]

Green is the big Buzz

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Green – it’s everywhere. Take for instance the latest issue of Vanity Fair – it is their “2nd Annual Green Issue” – and it’s packed full of commentary on every aspect of the environment and concerns over how to save it. It highlights dozens of global citizens, crusaders whose weapons are food, fashion, music, fame […]