Posts Tagged ‘Martha Golea’

  • Dragonfly

    We Were Bitten by the Blue Bug of Water Conservation

    In the post, “When Were You Bitten by the Green Bug”, the importance and success of early childhood education when it came to conservation was explored. The responses and comments on this site as well as in group discussions on LinkedIn were inspirational so I asked a two of my fellow contributors and other water lovers how they first became interested in water conservation. Charles Fishman – Journalist, Author of “The Big Thirst” I had the privilege of hearing Mr. Fishman... MORE >

  • 09.18.12

    Make Time to Learn

    Football, pumpkin spice lattes, and changing leaves are some of the greatest parts of fall, but for water enthusiasts like us, we are only focused on one thing: The WaterSmart Innovations Conference and Exposition, the largest urban-water efficiency conference of its kind in the world. Why is this such a big deal to us? I’m glad you asked. Fellow bloggers Richard, Alan, and I would were discussing that just the other day. We’d like to share with you what we’re... MORE >

  • WaterSmart Innovations 2012

    Social Media — Don’t get left behind

    In Socialnomics Erik Qualman tells us we don’t have a choice on whether we do social media, the question is how well we do it.  He also tells us the ROI of social media is your business will still exist in five years.  LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and blogs are making tremendous impacts on the water industry and business in general. Next month the WaterSmart conference is taking place in Las Vegas and we are there Tuesday October 2, from 8... MORE >

  • vacation bag

    Uninvited Parenting Advice: Top 10 Travel Tips

    Labor Day weekend is upon us and you’re probably ready for some time off, right? If you’re hitting the lake, beach, Civil War reenactment, or whatever your vacation preference is, check out these 10 tips for water-wise travel before you go. Carry a reusable water bottle wherever you go. Everyone in the family needs one! 60 million plastic bottles are thrown away each day, in the United States alone, and who wants to spend so much money on bottles of... MORE >

  • 08.28.12

    Conservation Scores With Sports Fans

    Sometimes I get the Diamondbacks and the Razorbacks confused. A few of my best naps have been at Chase Field during a game. Just last week I learned the difference between a short stop and a catcher. So if you think I’m not a baseball fan, you are correct. Ok fine, I’m not much of a sports fan at all.* But I am a sustainability fan, so when the EPA’s New York City blog posted “The Greening of America’s Favorite Pastime”, I... MORE >

  • 07.26.12

    ValleyCrest in the News

    Did you know you can find articles by and about our bloggers all over the Web? If you enjoy reading ValleyCrest Takes On, check out these other resources to learn more! And don’t forget, you can follow on Twitter at @ValleyCrest. July IA Member Update spring newsletter: Richard offers a contractors’ perspective on the grassroots advocacy program Associa Living: On Associa’s website for Community Associations, Alan explains the value of adaptive plants and Richard shares summer turf watering tips. SHADE... MORE >

  • Pocahontas

    Summer Entertainment Series: Animation + Activism

    Is it fair to say most little girls aren’t programmed to love the color brown? From birth, girls know brown usually equals healthy, sensible, or old fashioned (like Cheerios, khaki pants, and wooden blocks). Some grow to love it, but it may take years. So what was Disney thinking in 1995 when they released Pocahontas, an animated movie starring an eco-friendly princess in a plain brown tunic? The princess-in-pastel-gown-gets-rescued-by-handsome-prince formula had always been their bread and butter, but Pocahontas seriously... MORE >

  • Smartscape: A Training Program for Landscape Professionals

    What You Missed Last Week on #LandscapeChat

    Smart Water Management Practices ValleyCrest Landscape Companies (@ValleyCrest) & Corona Tools (@CoronaTools) host #landscapechat every Wednesday at 2 p.m. ET/ 11 a.m. PT on Twitter to discuss the latest tips, trends and innovation in the green industry. On Wednesday, June 20, 2012, ValleyCrest’s Richard Restuccia (@H2Otrends), Director of Water Management Solutions, chatted with special guest Smartscape Arizona (@SmartscapeUA) on #landscapechat about how to adopt the smartest water management practices. Haley Paul, Program Director at Smartscape, shared how the program teaches responsible desert... MORE >

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