Read our December issue!

Dear readers:

Thanks so much for your time and attention. Before we start talking about the December issue, we have a correction from November. On page 20 of our print issue, as part of the Eco Couture Is No Derelicte piece, we neglected to credit the fine team of photographer Jenny Kaufman, photo editor Ellen Dayan, hair stylist Tawny Meyers, make-up artist Diana Anghelus, and clothing designer Tiger Lily Dress Shop, along with model Laura Madden, for their hard work on the pictured photo shoot. We regret the error.

This month’s issue focuses heavily on health and wellness as part of a ‘sustainable you’ approach we’ve been hoping to share for a few months. We have articles from a local yoga teacher on how to handle stress at home, while traveling, and in the workplace, a story on holiday fashion with pieces from a local shop, a write-up about a local CBD-infused bath bomb maker, and even one on another local group using gardening and fish hatcheries to help substance abusers stay clean.

We also caught up with Dean Jeffrey Cohen of ASU’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, included one of our biggest stories to date about a Superfund clean-up site with Arizona ties, and chatted with one man who played scholarship volleyball at UA, turned pro, then became a world traveler, signed on with Solar City and then Tesla, and is now making a run at supplying organic produce to those in need.

Read on for those stories plus more about a local indigenous chef, an explainer on what exactly voluntourism is, and monthly house articles like our recipes, He Said, She Said review, another expanded Green Scenes section, and a whole list of eco-friendly holiday gifts good for any season.

We also received a great letter from Sam Campana, former Scottsdale mayor and current Executive Director of Desert Discovery Center Scottsdale, which reads:

“I always enjoy your monthly magazine launches!  So many wonderful vendors, new products to learn about, and really nice people dedicated to a more green lifestyle.  

Imagine how happy I was to win a raffle prize of three hours of organizing with a professional! And Andrea Brundage is indeed a professional! After living in my home for four years, with an accumulation of Arizona arts, crafts, family memories, and various collections – I was in desperate need of having this historic farmhouse staged for a home tour….Andrea to the rescue! She has an amazing eye for detail, composition, clutter to go, and great good cheer! All my precious things found a better display; and out went the chaos. She is truly a purveyor of CALM!

Thanks again for ALL you do at Green Living and to make us a better community! Continued success!”

We’re again proud to include our December Gift Guide special advertising section, created in conjunction with Local First AZ’s Kimber Lanning, plus an article on a local woman making charms to help charities raise money.

We’re bidding a fond goodbye to our Administration Wizard Sara Haidle this month, whose hard work and tireless efforts will certainly be missed. We look forward to getting to know Kait Spielmaker, who has succeeded her here in the office.

Thanks for reading,

Tyler Hurst


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