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Taz Loomans - Writer

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Taz is a licensed architect and a LEED-certified professional. She is also a sustainability journalist and a community organizer who publishes the award-winning Blooming Rock blog that focuses on sustainability, urbanism and architecture.

Taz also writes for Inhabitat, The Atlantic Cities, the Firefly Living blog and the Jarson & Jarson blog.

Taz helps organize the Sustainable Communities Lecture Series that aims to bring experts together with the public to discuss how to make Phoenix a more sustainable place to live. She is also the founder of the Places, Spaces and Faces Community Dinner, which is a community-building event in central Phoenix.

She has also sustainably revitalized two multifamily residences in central Phoenix neighborhoods to provide affordable housing to people seeking to live in the city center.

All Articles By Taz

May 12, 2014

Portland’s Hassalo on 8th: Sustainable on Both the Urban and Building Scale

Opening in 2015, Portland's largest apartment project in decades may also be its greenest, fitted with systems to reuse Portland's abundance of stormwater.

August 22, 2013

C&D Recycling: Latex Paint

Safely and responsibly disposing of leftover latex pain is an important eco-initiative.

July 8, 2013

Recycled Plastic Bag Crafts Bring a Community Together

How an American visiting a small Mexican resort town changed the wasteful perception of plastic bags and sparked a creative micro-economy.

June 12, 2013

Tips to Make Your Next Your Next Picnic More Eco-Friendly

A wasteful picnic turned into an eye-opening lesson on how to green this summer pastime.

May 28, 2013

C&D Recycling: Cardboard

The complexities associated with recycling different types of cardboard can be confusing. But this durable material is actually quite green.