By Dorie Morales

Green Living magazine is celebrating its 5-year anniversary by hosting a one-of-a-kind event! The Simple Solutions Summit will be held on Saturday, October 24 at a stunning, ecofriendly spec home, the only one of its kind in beautiful Paradise Valley. The event will be comprised of two parts: the Action Summit and the anniversary party.

This special conference, which takes place from 2 p.m.-5:30 p.m. will focus on five pillars of sustainability: Education, Food, Water, Energy, and Waste, with a special emphasis on environmental arts, culture, and entertainment. From 2 p.m.-3 p.m. a panel of experts will be speaking on the five pillars and then from 3 p.m.-4 p.m. there will be interactive tradeshow booths available for you to explore.

From 4 p.m.-5 p.m. we proudly present our keynote speaker, Erin Schrode! This driven young ecoproneur from New York co-founded Turning Green and the Project Green Challenge. She is an inspiring young activist who travels the world empowering youth by teaching social innovation and change for a greener Earth. We are so excited to welcome her to Arizona so she can share her passion for sustainability and the green lifestyle with our guests.

The festivities will continue at the anniversary party from 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. The tradeshow booths will remain open and will be joined by local food, beverage and entertainment. This is sure to be a fun, educational event celebrating Green Living magazine and the eco-conscious lifestyle.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit Sponsorship opportunities are also available.