Living a sustainable lifestyle doesn’t have to stop at your reusable water bottle or your tote for groceries. Our homes are filled with products that are harmful to the environment in some [...]
Our team is very excited to share our first-ever Annual Impact Report. It was a uniquely challenging year, but our team rose to the challenge and remained flexible to continue fulfilling our sustainability [...]
Arizona has been a state of drought for twenty-one years. The Colorado River and the Lake Mead water reservoir are drying up and haven’t been able to replenish themselves. The Colorado River is [...]
One of the recurring themes in sustainability best practices is that cross-sectoral, and cross-disciplinary, collaboration is key. Whether it’s across industries, departments, or job functions, from local to global scale, we all need [...]
Rosebird Farms is a two-acre, certified naturally grown farm located in Kingman, Arizona. Utilizing techniques of high-density planting with a focus on soil health, the farm produces over twenty varieties of produce in [...]
Sustainable agriculture is a global challenge that encompasses issues of hunger, water use, and environmental degradation. Many communities cannot afford to add elements of sustainability to their subsistence farming. In the Spring [...]
After one semester partnering up with GreenLight Solutions, Utopia Smart City has a vision to construct their sustainable society further and partnered up with GreenLight Solutions for another semester. During this semester, Solutioneers were asked to create an incentive program for future residents in their community. But… with a twist: to structure this incentive program to be used as a framework for other aspiring sustainable societies, worldwide!
ShapeUpUs is a 501c3 non-profit that raises money through the promotion of health and wellness. ShapeUpUs strives to build a healthier future for all children by providing the knowledge and hands-on experience that [..
Educating High School Students About the Circular Economy With an increasing amount of waste being produced and put into landfills, it is necessary to live more sustainably in our everyday lives and [...]
FOR Energy is a solar panel installation company that prioritizes sustainability and helping Arizona residents maximize the energy efficiency of their homes. After our initial discussion with FOR, it became apparent that they desired a shift in their social media strategy. More specifically, they felt that the absence of a consistent social media post aesthetic and post schedule hurt their online image.
The Fresh Food Collaboration Movement (FFC) is a collaborative effort between Green Living Magazine and Urban Farming Education. The movement seeks to alleviate food scarcity and food access issues caused by the COVID-19 outbreak. They do this by partnering with local farms and food providers to create boxes with fresh produce, fresh bread, and other organic treats to distribute to low income families in the Phoenix valley. Volunteers from around the city come together to help assemble the boxes for distribution.
Urban communities are facing many challenges when it comes to integrating sustainability with day to day living. Large cities mean more urban sprawl--which means more cars, longer travel times, and therefore higher emissions. [...]
Shape Up US is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that strives to build a healthier future for all children by providing the knowledge and hands-on experience that will shape their lives. With a focus on health and wellness, Shape Up US creates and implements comprehensive education to compliment with existing K-8 curriculum. Their education connects the entire community to create a circle of positive, healthy lifestyles.
Climate change poses significant challenges to the Phoenix Valley. Among these challenges are increased flooding, prolonged drought, groundwater depletion, loss of agriculture revenues, and temperature rise; yet extreme heat poses the greatest threat to Phoenix residents. The average nighttime temperature of central Phoenix is roughly 10-15°F hotter than in more rural areas. This phenomena is known as the Urban Heat Island (UHI) effect, where temperatures are heightened by a ‘built’ city environment. For many people, such as public transit riders, this heat is unavoidable.
As the global population increases, there’s been an up-and-coming challenge about the methods to create housing developments without severe economic, social, and environmental consequences. As a pioneer in the field of sustainable societies, Utopia Smart City is developing a sustainable community that provides affordable housing while being environmentally conscious. This team of GreenLight Solutioneers collaborated with the mixed-use, occupant-owned, self-sustaining community in order to find and source sustainable building materials for their infrastructure.
Executive Director, Ashley Weisman, was featured on the J Cooper Travels Podcast - Sustainable Travel & Local Support: Students Making a Difference [...]
GreenLight Solutions was highlighted in a recent Sustainable Career Pathways article as a great career-starting sustainability opportunity for college students. "GreenLight Solutions is [...]
We are grateful to be awarded the People's Choice Award during ASU's 2020 State of Sustainability! A big THANK YOU goes out [...]
In a recent online article, Chairman of the Board Kevin Keleher was asked for his insight into become a Benefit Corporation "The [...]
Arcosanti was founded by Paulo Soleri to “Reduce urban sprawl while promoting density.” As an urban laboratory for sustainable city planning, its infrastructure is rooted in arcology, where architecture and ecology live in harmony. Arcosanti is a cross-disciplinary sandbox for professionals across industries to explore innovative, alternative ways of work and play. Sustainability proves to be a critical element to the Arcosanti mission, “To seek an equitable and sustainable relationship between human activities and Earth’s ecology,” which initiated its collaboration with Greenlight Solutions Foundation ASU Student Chapter- putting the circular economy to the test.
In the midst of increasing uncertainty, global business leaders are making decisions to help their stakeholders cope with the immediate impact of [...]
Thank you to Green Living Magazine and Kait Spielmaker for shining a spotlight on GreenLight! "With the new projects on the horizon, [...]
Our project will enable Stardust Building Supplies to enhance its economic pillar of sustainability by saving money recycling old appliances. As a nonprofit that collects and repurposes technology, Stardust receives many different used building materials, household items, and appliances from across the state. Of these appliances, some are sold and given a second life, and some are not. Those that remain still have inventory costs. This is the challenge that was presented to the GreenLight project team.