Celebrate Earth Day with Green Living Magazine!

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We love to celebrate Earth Day with our readers, partners and community members, and hope to see you on April 22! Come and visit us at the Simple Solutions Summit and our Upcycle Fashion Design Happy Hour to have fun, grow your network, and learn ways to come together as a community to take action and foster change. We hope to see you there!

Simple Solutions Summit

Phoenix City Council Chambers, 10 am – 2 pm, 9:30 am check-in.

In partnership with Keep Phoenix Beautiful, Alliance Bank, SRP, Venue Projects and Vitalyst Health Foundation, Green Living Magazine is proud to again host the annual Simple Solutions Summit – our flagship event for bringing Arizona’s green community together. Panelists from Plant Solutions, Valley Metro, the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality and more will share ways we can work together to minimize our impact on Mother Earth. The panelists won’t just cover water, waste and gardening, though. Jon Ford, the strategic missions director for Vitalyst, says most people think of sustainability through a narrow lens. “Our push as an organization is to help the invisible become visible,” he said. “A lot of the things about sustainability are pigeon-holed… whereas what we want to talk about is overall community well being.”

10-11am Fashion Panel
11am-12pm Connection of Education Between Air, Food and Health
12-1pm Sustainable Tourism and the Built Environment

1-2pm Eco-tank Start-up Face-off Event

Enjoy great conversations and watch eco-conscious start-ups pitch their ideas to a panel of judges for their chance to shake up the green industry!

“Our push as an organization is to help the invisible become visible. A lot of the things about sustainability are pigeon-holed… whereas what we want to talk about is overall community well being” – Jon Ford, Strategic Missions Director for Vitalyst

Upcycle Design Challenge and Happy Hour

Irish Cultural Center, 4 – 7 pm

This event puts the FUN in fundraiser! Support five different nonprofits and have a good time, too! This happy hour, hosted in partnership with the City of Phoenix, Sister Power, Maricopa Air Quality Department, Ecosa and VeggiDome, concludes our Upcycle Fashion Design Challenge, which culminated in 10 creative costumes made from reused clothing by local designers. Come vote for your favorite costume – the two winning designers will be featured in our magazine next month! This fundraiser supports Keep Phoenix Beautiful, Trees Matter, the Arizona Recycling Coalition, the Arizona Green Chamber, and the Arizona Sustainability Alliance.

We love to celebrate Earth Day with our readers, partners and community members, and hope to see you on April 22! Come and visit us at the Simple Solutions Summit and our Upcycle Fashion Design Happy Hour to have fun, grow your network, and learn ways to come together as a community to take action and foster change. We hope to see you there!

“Here in Phoenix we have a goal of converting 40 percent of our waste by 2020, so the more people know about this, the easier it will be to attain this goal.”

– Lucas Mariacher, City of Phoenix Zero-Waste Coordinator

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