Flagstaff, AZ – The phrase carbon footprint has swept into our language as quickly as energy crisis did in the 1970s.
Carbon footprint simply refers to the amount of carbon dioxide released by the actions that support a person, a region, or a country. CO2 is the gas released when we burn fossil fuels for energy, and the one held most responsible for Earth's changing, warming climate.
How can you calculate your footprint? A quick search of the Internet will yield a number of sites that can help.
Flagstaff, AZ – The writings of the late Edward Abbey grew out of the Colorado Plateau and Arizona's emptiest places. His inspiration came in large part from stints as a seasonal ranger at Arches National Park, near Moab.
Flagstaff, AZ – If giant blow-up-yard-Santas and acres of wrapping paper have you feeling overwhelmed this holiday season, it might be time to simplify your traditions...and expectations. New American Dream is a non-profit organization that helps people wade through the excess and waste of the holidays so they can become "greener" consumers. Lisa Wise is the Executive Director of New American Dream. She spoke with Arizona Public Radio's Gillian Ferris Kohl.
Flagstaff, AZ – Helen Knoll has lived in Sedona for five years. She and her husband live in a spacious home on Airport Mesa with great views of the surrounding red rocks. They like to organize neighborhood garage sales, holiday carol singing. They're members of their neighborhood association and neighborhood watch program. Lately though, they haven't felt too neighborly.
Flagstaff, AZ – Brian Dierker was discovered by Hollywood while doing his normal, everyday job. It's something many of us dream about, but it REALLY happened to this Grand Canyon river guide. Arizona Public Radio's Gillian Ferris Kohl reports.
Betty Reid straddles two worlds: one modern, one traditional. She's a long-time reporter for the Arizona Republic in Phoenix, yet she was raised traditionally on the western edge of the Grand Canyon on the Navajo Nation. Reid writes about the tension between those two cultures in her new book "Navajo Women: Saanii." She told Arizona Public Radio's Daniel Kraker how she came up with the title.