Making Glass Recycling Fun

Making Glass Recycling Fun

Although the modern recycling system was created about 40 years ago, a local company, GlassKing Recovery & Recycling,  is making recycling fun and new again. GlassKing founder Blake King noticed a need for glass recycling while working for a nightclub promotion company. He saw that glass beverage bottles were often not being recycled, and being determined to do something about it, he decided to start a business that could make a positive impact. In the first six months of operation, GlassKing prevented 300,000 pounds of glass from going to the landfill. Now two years in operation, GlassKing works with over thirty businesses of all types, malls, and the City of Tempe to recycle glass across the Valley.

Family Friendly Flagstaff!

Family Friendly Flagstaff!

Arizonans have a history of migrating about the state, heading to higher elevation to cool off when it gets warm and heading south when the snow in the northern part of the state gets to be too much. We are fortunate to have an abundance of naturally beautiful and diverse landscapes to choose from - especially in Flagstaff!

Visual Thinking and Communicating - Translating Ideas into Action

Visual Thinking and Communicating - Translating Ideas into Action

Did you know that people are 80% more likely to remember an idea if they see it than if they hear it?

Entrepreneurs, teachers, students, community leaders, professors and professionals are all invited to attend these FREE public workshops on how to think and communicate visually. Participants will learn how to organize their thinking, illustrate their ideas using doodles and icons, and become better communicators.

Go Local for Mother's Day in Northern Arizona

Go Local for Mother's Day in Northern Arizona

Mother's Day is coming up this Sunday, May 14th.  Have you made a decision on how to celebrate your mom? Check out this list of Mother's Day gift ideas and adventures that are sure to surprise her with something special - while supporting independent businesses and keeping your money close to home all at the same time.  From fresh flowers and chocolate bouquets, to paintings, brunch options, and even a relaxing yoga event, you are sure to find the perfect gift for your amazing mom right here in Northern Arizona.

Tempe Grease Cooperative

Tempe Grease Cooperative

The Environmental Protection Agency estimates that only 30 percent of restaurants are complying with regulation for the correct disposal of fats, oils, and grease (FOG). Most likely this is because the process is complex and often difficult to understand. Fortunately, food service businesses can get help from the Tempe Grease Cooperative, an innovative partnership between the City of Tempe and restaurants in city limits. Currently, TGC works with nearly 200 restaurants to prevent FOG from going into the sewer system.

Put Creativity to Work in Your Community -- Apply Today for Az Creative Communities

 Put Creativity to Work in Your Community -- Apply Today for Az Creative Communities

Last week, the Arizona Commission on the Arts and Arizona State University's Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, in partnership with Southwest Folklife Alliance, sent invitations to every mayor, city/town council member, and city/town manager in the State of Arizona, inviting them to apply to participate in the inaugural AZ Creative Communities Institute. The AZ Creative Communities Institute (AZ CCI) offers small teams, made up of diverse members of your community, a unique opportunity to explore the many ways Arizona's creativity can be put to work for positive community impact. 

Sarwark’s Consolidated Auto Sales Celebrates 75 Years Serving the Valley

Sarwark’s Consolidated Auto Sales Celebrates 75 Years Serving the Valley

Arizona may be a relatively newer state compared to the rest, but we still have a rich and vibrant history. One example is right here in Phoenix, where Sarwark’s Consolidated Auto Sales is celebrating 75 years in business in their original location.