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Desert Garden Montessori in Ahwatukee is looking to expand its facility space and its education program by offering a full K-12 program within the next few years.
The desert and all its wildlife find themselves mixed into the Chandler city life. That’s why the Environmental Education Center at Veterans Oasis Park works to educate people on the animals they may come across.
The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) is misleading the public by neglecting to mention dangerous aspects of the proposed South Mountain Freeway. Creating a truck route along Pecos Road will be disastrous for the air quality of the adjacent neighborhoods and schools. As a family nurse practitioner I am well aware of the prevalence of severe asthma and allergies among the Valley’s population. Asthma is the number one reason for school absences. Building another freeway near schools and homes will increase the pollution, escalating rates of asthma and other cardiopulmonary illnesses, thus impacting the health of all and education of our children.
“It isn’t always easy, but you have to find something to laugh at everyday. You have to find the good in the world,” David Osmond said.
There are numerous ways to make money like investing in the stock market, in real estate, money lending, engaging in small business or big venture, and a million ways more. A decision to invest in any product whether real estate or stocks needs to be an educated decision based on a long-term financial strategy rather than an emotional decision based on speculation. My personal choice is land because of practical reasons.
Members of the non-profit group PARC (Protecting Arizona Resources and Children) will make a series of three-minute presentations to the Phoenix City Council at the Oct. 1 meeting during the time for Citizen Comments, starting at 2:45 p.m.
Republican congressional challenger Andy Tobin blamed incumbent Democrat Ann Kirkpatrick Wednesday for everything from higher health care premiums to the problems in the Veterans Administration health care system.
Wellness isn’t something Dignity Health employees practice only on their down time. At Chandler Regional and Mercy Gilbert medical centers, it’s woven into the work culture with opportunities that enhance employment and transcend home life as well as patient care.
Ahwatukee resident and Corpus Christi Catholic Church member Grant Goodman, son of Cindy and Tom, has been commissioned as a Cap Corps volunteer. Grant, a Creighton University graduate with a degree in political science and justice and peace studies, will be providing service to Escuela Verde in Milwaukee, Wis. Escuela Verde is a project-based, multi-aged school, grades 7-12, with a focus on environmental justice and sustainability. Cap Corps is a Franciscan Capuchin volunteer ministry, geared to college-aged students and graduates who wish to emulate the example of St. Francis of Assisi and serve the poor and disenfranchised.
While the summer heat is on in the Valley of the Sun, PARC (Protecting Arizona’s Resources and Children) remains on “Active Duty” and is maintaining its watch over the proposed Loop 202 project, preparing for the release of the FEIS (Final Environmental Impact Statement) due later this year.
Every single day we’re exposed to chemicals and toxins through the food we eat, the air we breathe, and the water we drink and in which we bathe. Over time, these toxins accumulate in our bodies.
"Green” interiors are not a new style, a preferred color choice or even a new trend. “Green” interiors means using energy-efficient, non- or low-polluting products, built with sustainable resources and can be maintained without the use of toxic cleaning products, to create interiors that are both for people and good for the environment. Why should it make a difference in our interiors and our lives? Because most people want their home to be a place where they feel comfortable, secure and at ease knowing they are living in a safe and healthy environment that is also beautiful.
Even if Arizona lucks out and elects a lion hearted governor, it’ll still take herculean commitment to cut controlling ties to various federal programs. With summer primaries revving up, think of the gutsy governors of Utah, Ohio, Wisconsin, South Carolina and Texas. Their courage is remarkable.
America’s poor haven’t been doing so well lately. Their political champions in the Democratic Party seem more focused on all those swing voters in the middle-income levels. And while income inequality has become a popular talking point for the self-anointed defenders of the poor, the fact is that the income gap has increased on President Obama’s watch.
Genetically engineered (GE) foods are foods derived from genetically modified organisms (GMOs); an infective process where a cell is infected with foreign material triggering significant inflammation in the gut and visceral organs.
The Environmental Science Club and class at Seton Catholic Preparatory in Chandler received the 2014 Green Team Award from the Phoenix Suns and APS for its campus-wide recycling efforts (25,000 plastic water bottles and 2.5 tons of paper and cardboard this school year alone) and initiatives to raise the environmental conscience of their fellow Seton students.
On April 22, we celebrate Earth Day — a day devoted to education and action on environmental issues. As a citizen of the world, you may have a keen interest in protecting your physical surroundings. And as someone trying to reach long-term financial goals, such as a comfortable retirement, you’re probably also interested in improving your investment environment.
SRP’s Powering Our Future workshops have been powering the future of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education in Arizona schools for about a decade, reaching an estimated 15,000 students annually.
St. John Bosco Catholic School (SJBCS) recently placed third in Arizona for the 2013 Recycle Bowl, where students were asked to promote recycling throughout the school.
It's convenient to pick up some laundry detergent at the store, but it's not difficult to create your own.
Ahwatukee’s Sierra Lobianco, majoring in environmental sustainability, was selected as committee member for the 2013-14 academic year with the Student Health and Advisory Committee at Northern Arizona University’s residential campus in Flagstaff.
If you're already confused about the origin of that license plate on the car ahead of you, it could get worse.
Ahwatukee Foothills could see some major changes in 2014.
Catch a free concert from Soul Country at Veteran’s Oasis Park. Guests are welcome to bring blankets, folding chairs and food. In case of inclement weather, the performance will be held indoors at the Environmental Education Center.
Amber Wutich has been named the 2013 Arizona Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education.