Healthy Indoors Magazine

HI Sept 2014

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here are so many things I'm excited about this month, I couldn't choose just one topic. We're down to a balmy 102 degrees in Phoenix, Arizona and I'm counting the days until I can wear boots and a sweater. So in the spirit of weather, here's what's on my HOT list for the month. PARK(ing) Day On September 19th, metered parking spaces around the globe will be transformed into minia- ture parks. It's not a day to necessarily be anti- automobile, but rather a day to be pro-people. What if our cities were designed for people first, rather than cars? How important are small, green spaces within the urban fabric? PARK(ing) Day brings these questions to light. This will be our 6th annual PARK(ing) Day in Phoenix, I've been the organizer for four years now and involved since year one. What started out as a very grassroots effort with a handful of people, has grown every year, garnered lots of press and has warmed the city up to the idea of parklets. Last year we even got some national exposure. You can check out photos from our past Phoenix PARK(ing) Day events HERE. If you'd like to bring more parklets to your own community, check out Pavement to Parks for ideas and resources. People's Climate March After PARK(ing) Day, I'll be jumping on a red- eye flight with my 15 year old son Zane to attend what will hopefully be the largest march on climate change to date. Numerous events are planned through the weekend, culminating Healthy Indoors 45 T

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