Letter from the Editor, Happy New Year

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Happy New Year, and welcome to our first issue of 2019! For many of us, the new year is a catalyst for change —a time to slow down, take a few breaths, think about our wins and losses from the last 12 months, and resolve to make positive changes in the new year.

For me, one of those changes is a nostalgic return to Green Living. I was a writer and editor for this magazine between 2010 and 2014. I met some amazing people, learned a lot about sustainable furniture, wind energy, Arizona wineries, and ocean conservancy – just to name a few topics. That experience also fulfilled a long-held career goal and milestone of mine. Over the last few years, I’ve continued to focus on family and writing and editing, and am so excited to be back as an editor on the Green Living team.

Our January issue focuses on health and wellness. We want every issue of Green Living to be entertaining and informative and, above all, useful, and you’ll find news, features and regular columns on a variety of health-related topics.

So many of us charge into the new year with well-intentioned goals about fitness, diet, slowing down, taking more time to reflect, and being better stewards of our environment. To keep you inspired out of the gates, we’ve included a wide range of stories and messages to fuel that passion. Our Kids’ Corner even features some New Year’s inspiration for kids, by kids!

Hear from Laura Madden how fashion pioneer Marci Zaroff, author of ECOrenaissance, is working to lead the charge and spread awareness about stylish, sexy, and sustainable fashion. Get some first-hand fitness advice from Tyler Hurst on keeping your new year’s fitness resolutions on track in Sustaining Yourself with Kickboxing and Yoga. Not sure what to do with your live Christmas tree after the holidays? Find out in O Christmas Tree, Let’s Recycle Thee. In Green Light for the New Year, David Brown explains how solar tubes can help reduce your energy bills while bringing natural light into your home during these winter months. Find out why the Waste Management Phoenix Open is considered one of the largest Zero Waste events in the world, and learn how practicing mindfulness can help you stay centered.

I hope you enjoy our first issue of 2019 and would love to hear from you about topics you’d like to see us cover in future issues. New years are the perfect time to commit to making positive changes for ourselves and our planet, and we look forward to being on this journey with you.  

 

With warm regards,

Aimee Welch
Editor, Green Living Magazine

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