• Founding Member of Arizona Sustainable Fashion

    I’m proud to join Arizona Sustainable Fashion as a Founding Member! AZ Sustainable Fashion (AZSF) is a platform that connects independent individuals promoting, practicing, and sharing many aspects of sustainable fashion in Arizona. AZSF Mission: To raise awareness through conversations and events to make sustainable fashion more accessible. AZSF Purpose: To raise awareness of sustainable […]

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  • FIT Alumnus is a Sustainable Designer in Tucson

    (Article by Mike) FIT Alumnus is a Sustainable Designer in Tucson Laura Tanzer is an alumnus of Fashion Institute of Technology, better known in the industry as FIT.  While I was working at a non-profit student exchange organization in Forest Hills, Laura was at Parsons School of Art & Design and FIT, honing her illustration, […]

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  • Sustainability 101

    “Go Green!” How many times have you heard this or seen it as part of a new business advertisement? In Sustainability 101, I talk about the core of being sustainable. Some believe the phrase “Go Green!”, and “sustainability” to mean the same thing. I’m here to tell you sustainability is much more than a marketing campaign! […]

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  • What is a Triple Bottom Line?

    It’s A Simple Bottom Line, Tripled Environment, society, and economy are equally important, yet there is a hierarchy of importance. This triple bottom line hierarchy can be expressed in a diagram. The Triple Bottom Line Components: Ecosystems Simply put, the ecosystem provides the context in which we develop our social and economic systems. It is […]

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  • Greenwashing 4 Ways to Spot Greenwashing

    My thoughts today touch on the topics of sustainable reporting, public relations, and greenwashing within business organizations. What is greenwashing? It is whitewashing, with a ‘green’ twist. In other words, it is a coordinated effort on the part of members of an organization (formal or informal), to hide, obfuscate, or alter facts that are deemed unpleasant […]

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  • What is sustainability?

    Three elements of sustainability Sustainability can be defined as any system’s ability to withstand and maintain a healthy, prolonged existence while preventing a harmful impact. Sustainable actions and decisions are those that consider the long-term implications of our decisions rather than merely focusing on the problems of today. They acknowledge social, economic, AND environmental dimensions […]

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