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Small Business Owners: Environmental Change Begins With You

March 1, 2019

Small business owners are 30.2 million strong, employing nearly half of the entire workforce in the United States, and are in a unique position to change the world one decision at a time. As an entrepreneur, community leader, and employer, you can make changes at work that will have a positive impact on both your bottom line and the environment …

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Landscaping with Nature – Xeriscape

February 8, 2019

What is Xeriscape? Landscapes in urban backyards or around a rural home generally accommodate fruit or ornamental trees, shrubs, and flowers that serve a variety of purposes: food, shade, screen, color, or wildlife habitat. With the right plant choices and placement, pleasing and functional landscapes can be achieved that will thrive with minimum irrigation and maintenance. “Xeriscape” promotes water-conserving landscapes …

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Green Parenting: 11 Ways to Teach Your Kids to Protect the Earth and Each Other

January 15, 2019

Reading and math are important, but there are equally important skills that kids aren’t taught in school. As parents, it is up to us to model healthy lifestyles for our kids, and we can do so with green parenting practices. By showing our kids that their family strives to make eco-friendly decisions with what we buy and eat, we can …

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Arizona Runs on Water: Scarcity, Challenges, and Community-based Solutions (2019 WRRC Annual Conference)

January 8, 2019

How do Arizona communities ensure that they have sufficient water to meet their future needs? The University of Arizona Water Resources Research Center’s February 1, 2019, annual conference, Arizona Runs on Water: Scarcity, Challenges, and Community-based Solutions will examine answers to this question. Communities across Arizona are working to identify and implement solutions to water issues, both current and future. The …

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WAYS TO KEEP YOUR IRRIGATION SYSTEM EFFICIENT. WE ASKED OUR WATER GURU!

November 6, 2018

So, you’re thinking about installing a new irrigation system or updating the one you already have. There are several steps you can take to create the most efficient system possible, which ultimately will save water, save time, and keep your plants looking beautiful. Water – Use It Wisely asked Warren Gorowitz, Vice President of Sustainability from Ewing Irrigation & Landscape …

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APPRECIATING WATER BY SAVING IT IN SIMPLE WAYS

October 26, 2018

Just because you’ve heard that the Earth is made up of 71 percent water, it does not mean that you can go ahead and waste it. We all need to appreciate it. If you have not realized how lucky you are that you’re living in a country where fresh water seems to be unlimited, then how about some demonstration? In …

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PLANT OF THE MONTH: FLAME ANISACANTHUS

October 9, 2018

For gorgeous blooms that will add vibrant color to your landscape and attract pollinators, such as hummingbirds, choose the Flame Anisacanthus. Description Flame Anisacanthus, Anisacanthus quadrifidus var. wrightii, has brilliant red to orange flowers that appear from June to November. The 1 ½-inch-long flowers are narrow and tube-shaped at the base, separating above into four parts that form a cross …

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Do Your Homework Before Visiting the Nursery

September 25, 2018

Homeowners need to do a little homework to get the most out of their shopping trip to a nursery. Professionals at your nursery have the know-how to help you plant and maintain a lovely, drought-tolerant yard, but they can best help if you come prepared. Arizona Nursery Association polled its members to determine what professionals need from you so they can …

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ECO-FRIENDLY LANDSCAPING TIPS TO HELP YOU SAVE WATER

September 7, 2018

With more and more stories coming out in recent years about the importance of making eco-friendly changes to our homes, it’s a good idea to look for ways to reduce and conserve that will be sustainable in the long term. Saving water is a great example. This is especially true for homes in the Southwest, particularly in states like Arizona, …

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Top Sustainable Home Design Trends to Look for in 2018

September 4, 2018

Environmentalism has become far more than a passing fad in recent decades; it has become a way of life and a necessity in the modern world. Homeowners and businesses from around the world are increasingly embracing the eco-friendly lifestyle in the hopes of contributing to the fight against climate change and driving down their living costs in the process. And …

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BUY OR REMODEL GREEN FOR COMFORT, HEALTH, AND WATER EFFICIENCY

August 7, 2018

Buying a new home or remodeling an existing one offers an opportunity to improve the comfort, health, and performance of your home by incorporating energy efficiency improvements, water savings, and indoor environmental enhancements. The following tips will help you make informed decisions, whether you’re planning to buy a new home or remodel your existing one. Choose or create the right …

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FREE MONTHLY LANDSCAPE WATERING ADVICE SENT RIGHT TO YOUR PHONE

May 7, 2018

Spring is almost over, and summer is on the horizon! Which means it’s time to adjust your landscape watering schedule. But did you know that your irrigation should be adjusted monthly? It’s easy to set it and forget it — which could mean wasting water and money. To make life simple, the Arizona Municipal Water User’s Association (AMWUA) recently launched …

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