Letter from the Editor

view of Phoenix Zoo from cave above parking lot

Yes, we had snow on the mountains – in metropolitan Phoenix! – but it’s March and spring is in the air… a time for fresh starts, new life and sunny days ahead. If you’re like me, you’re probably wondering what happened to January and February. I had big plans for the new year like getting organized, avoiding jam-packing our family calendar, keeping my car clean, donating stuff we no longer use and enforcing family dinners at the actual dinner table. Yet, here we are in March and we’re still flying by the seats of our pants and
living in squalor. But we’re happy and busy and blessed, so no complaints.

Either way, March is here, and spring fever is in full force at Green Living Magazine. Our March issue is centered around sustainable living, and we’re excited to share it with you.

Learn about the reopening of the historic (and sustainable) Castle Hot Springs Resort northwest of Phoenix, and read about the annual Meet the Monument spring event at the awe-inspiring Ironwood National Forest in Southern Arizona.

In Sew What? find out why a collaboration of Tucson organizations came together to talk to students at the University of Arizona about sustainable clothing and, in Green Jeans, where to buy and sell denim to give it a longer life. Learn all the ways decluttering your space can improve your life, and how one Chandler music teacher is bringing people of different generations together through music.

We are also excited to be partnering with Keep Phoenix Beautiful for its tenth annual Earth Day Expo, where we’ll host our second Simple Solutions Summit featuring two panel discussions – one about air, education, food and health, and the second about the fashion industry’s environmental impact. We’ll also feature an eco tank competition. You can find more info on our Facebook page.

We hope you enjoy this issue, and always welcome your feedback! Please feel free to connect with us on social media or email editor@greenlivingaz.com.

Best,

Aimee Welch, Editor

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