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Green Living in Phoenix

Be Healthy, Conserve and Save the Environment

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Here are resources for Phoenix residents on "living green." That is, conserving our natural resources and living in a healthier way, for ourselves and for our environment.

Recycling - Curbside Commingled Recycling Programs

Green Living in Phoenix
© Judy Hedding
Unless you live in a county island, your city in Maricopa County probably has a curbside recycling program. Here are some recycling tips for City of Phoenix residents; it's probably very similar to your own city's program if you live elsewhere in the area.

No Curbside Service? Bring Your Recyclables and Get Paid For them

No Curbside Service? Bring Your Recyclables and Get Paid For them
© Judy Hedding
United Fibers is a facility that sorts and processes recycled materials that have been picked up curbside. If you don't have curbside service, though, you can still recycle, and get a little 'green' back for yourself.

Have a Green Swimming Pool

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Having an energy efficient pump, and running that pump for an appropriate amount of time (not necessarily the minimum amount of time) will not only generate clear, clean water in your pool, it can help you save energy and chemical usage, too.

Phoenix Area Farmers' Markets

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Farmers' Markets abound in Greater Phoenix. Find out why they exist, how they help our economy and local growers, and where to find one near you.

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)

Fresh Vegetables from Maya's Farm at South Mountain
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Find out where you can purchase shares of local farm produce and dairy products. CSA programs support local farmers and give consumers the opportunity to purchase fresh, organic and naturally grown fruits and vegetables.

What's In Season in Phoenix

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© Judy Hedding
The desert isn't all dry and barren! Every month there are a variety of fruits and vegetables at our grocery stores, farmers' markets and even in your own garden. Find out what's in season in our desert, month by month.

Water Conservation - Saving Precious Water in the Desert

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© Judy Hedding
Sometimes it doesn't look like we have a water shortage even though we live in the desert, but water conservation is always important. here are some tips for easy things you can do to reduce the waste of this precious resource.

Water Conservation - How To Water Your Phoenix Lawn

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© Judy Hedding
Some people gotta have a lawn. That makes some people here angry, since they believe that everyone should appreciate the desert environment and conserve water. I can understand the desire to have a lawn -- I've had one myself! If you decide to have a lawn, understand that we have both summer and winter lawns, and there's a right way and a not-so-right way to water that grass.

Energy Conservation - 5 Tips For Buying a Home in the Desert

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© Judy Hedding
There are many ways to conserve energy in your home, but here are five things to consider before you even buy that house in the Phoenix desert. They could make a big difference in your electric bill down the road.

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