Sunday, August 12, 2007

What is "Green"?

What is Green? I believe it means different things to different people. For me, "Green" products are Organic, biodegradable/environmentally-friendly & from proven-sustainable sources.

"Green Business" gives back to "Green" Charities, contributes to "Global Cooling" and provides socially-responsible services or aforementioned "Green" products.

For others it may just mean that the company/manufacturer is taking one or more steps to ensure cleaner products or business practices.

I believe that companies who tout their products as "Green" have a responsibility to back up those claims with proven action to avoid the rampant offenses of "Greenwashing" taking place as we live and breathe this polluted air!

Sadly, AZ doesn't have as many Green Resources or Green events as say, California or Oregon. The Wild West seems all about Golfing & excess. No one seems overly concerned about the environment or alternative energy.

Go HERE to see how your state ranks.

For my part, I'm in the process of creating a much-needed Green Directory for Arizona at Greener AZ for those folks here who do care.

A few organizations that stand out in Arizona are:
Sustainable Arizona
Local First Arizona
Environment Arizona
Phoenix Permaculture Guild
Bring Back Blue Campaign

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