One Company’s Vision For Continued Sustainability


We’d like to share what one company is doing in their efforts to create a sustainable vision. We love the various ideas that Central Arizona Project (CAP)  has implemented and we encourage you to share these ideas with your company! CAP’s commitment to sustainability means a continuous effort, and in 2010, an internal team was… Continue reading »

An Apple A Day Does More Than Keep The Dr. Away!


Eating apples to keep the doctor away may be a cliché, but it has its origins in the truth. Apples provide multiple nutrients and compounds that help promote good health and weight management. One apple counts as one cup of fruit, helping you meet the American Heart Association’s recommendation to consume at least 4 ½… Continue reading »

Don’t Scare the Planet This Halloween


Between adding cobwebs and scary spiders to your home, stocking up on treats for the kids and deciding how to dress a Dracula, you’ve got a lot to do before Halloween.Though tradition is wonderful, there are some Halloween rituals that could do with a green makeover. But don’t be scared, adding green to this orange… Continue reading »

New Red Horse Wind & Solar Project

Wind turbines from at the Red Horse Wind and Solar Array Project , July 16, 2015 will provide 71 megawatts of new generating capacity near Willcox, AZ. Photo by David Sanders/TEP.

Courtesy of Tucson Electric Power A new wind and solar project near Willcox, Arizona can provide Tucson Electric Power with up to 71 megawatts of clean power, making it the company’s largest renewable energy resource. Houston-based Torch Renewable Energy developed, owns and operates the Red Horse Wind 2 facility, while TEP purchases the electricity that… Continue reading »

How To Make Your Own Hand Sanitizer


Fact: Commercial hand sanitizers are chemically-scented and made with toxic ingredients. While, yes, they do kill certain bacteria and viruses, the unfortunate byproduct is that these chemicals also seep into the pores of the skin and are absorbed into the bloodstream. The primary active ingredients in commercial sanitizers are Ethyl alcohol and Isopropyl alcohol. [1] Isopropyl alcohol… Continue reading »

Commit To Reduce Your Use Of Plastic- We Can Help


Plastic is everywhere. Look around you right now and count the number of things that you know contain plastic. Convenient and cheap, yes. But there are some major pitfalls to living in a plastic world. Plastics can harbor some nasty ingredients, such as phthalates and BPA. And in addition to polluting your body, all that plastic is polluting… Continue reading »

Eat Seasonally! Here’s Your Fall List


Fall is our favorite time of the year. There is a such a wide variety of  fruits and veggies in season. Not only do these fruits and veggies taste great, they are packed with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, such as Vitamin K and carotenoids, which have been linked to protect against certain cancers. For your… Continue reading »

10 Reasons To Start Composting


There is no denying that there is a clear win-win situation that comes from regularly composting the planet’s organic waste. While it may take a little effort to set up your own at-home composting system, the results will be worth it. Composting is an important way that we can give back to the local community… Continue reading »

Wyman’s Supports Honey Bee Habitats


The plight of honey bees is a front and center issue in the green world. Honey bees are responsible for a third of the nation’s crops, and the numbers of colonies is quickly dwindling, but there’s a way for the average person to help make a difference for bees. To help protect honey bees, Wyman’s… Continue reading »

5 Simple Citrus Beauty Tricks


Citrus is a rich natural source of vitamin C, which is essential for healthy bodies, skin and hair. Citrus fruits also contain B vitamins and inositol—both necessary for healthy skin and hair. These bright-colored fruits are easy to find year-round at your local market, and in warmer climates a citrus tree is a welcome addition… Continue reading »

Tips & Tricks To Fall Asleep Naturally


You know you should be getting your shuteye every night, but if you’re like most of us, you’re either not sleeping enough, waking up a lot when you do, or lying there wondering if it’s too late (or, ugh, too early) to get up and turn on the TV. In fact, 60% of Americans experience… Continue reading »

19 Foods You Can Regrow From Scraps


Want to take your commitment to local foods to the next level? Look no further than your own trashcan or compost bin. While many people think of food scraps—such as carrot tops, onion bottoms, and the tips of romaine hearts or pineapples—as waste (or future fertilizer), these items can be enjoyed all over again. Reduce… Continue reading »

Tips & Tricks For A Healthy School Lunch


Starting your kids off right by packing school lunches with nutritious foods that taste good will help them establish healthy eating habits for life. Instead of a sandwich on white bread, bag of chips, and cookies, try some of the following healthy (and more interesting) items for your child’s lunch box: What to Pack Carrots… Continue reading »

Eco-System Savers = Pollinators!


Summer is in full swing, the days are longer, the temperatures are rising, and the bugs are out!  But not all bugs are bad, pollinators are necessary for the survival of many crops, native forbs, grasses, and trees.  There is a unique relationship between pollinating insects and many native plant species which drives ecosystem function. … Continue reading »

Natural Solutions For Bad Breath

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There are few things more unpleasant and uncomfortable in social situations than talking to someone with bad breath. For many people, grabbing a mint or a piece of gum is their go-to solution, as it quickly masks the problem. But this approach often fails to address the root causes of bad breath, which for many… Continue reading »

Our Favorite DIY Beauty Treatments


Did you know there are secret chemicals lurking in your cosmetics? Making your own beauty products helps to keep harmful chemicals off of your skin. Homemade creams, soaps and other products can be just as luxurious and fragrant as their commercial counterparts but you can avoid artificial chemicals – and the headache of dealing with… Continue reading »

Linguine Frittata With Greens


Happy Meatless Monday! We love this recipe! Ingredients Cooking spray • 2 teaspoons butter, divided • 1 cup thinly sliced leek • 3 large eggs, or equivalent egg substitute • 5 large egg whites • 1/3 cup 1% low-fat milk • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano • 1/2 teaspoon kosher… Continue reading »

Stay Water Smart—Even With a Pool!


What better on a hot summer day than diving into a cool and sparkling pool? However your pool is a big source of water use, and there are many ways to practice water conservation and avoid the guilt associated with your investment and the beautiful amenity. Pool covers can reduce evaporation of the water in… Continue reading »

Natural vs. Organic


Are Natural and Organic foods the same? No. The term “natural” is not regulated except for meat and poultry. It applies broadly to foods that are minimally processed and free of synthetic preservatives; artificial sweeteners, colors, flavors and other artificial additives; hydrogenated oils; stabilizers; and emulsifiers. Most foods labeled natural are not subject to government… Continue reading »

Small Space Gardening Tricks


Living in the city, in an apartment, or in a small space? You may not have a yard to work with, but you can still grow lots of tasty vegetables. City living has its ecobenefits: easy travel by foot and public transit, smaller homes that use less energy, and less living space in which to… Continue reading »

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