Welcome to Rogue Green!

rogue (rōg)
- noun
a playfully mischievous person

green (green)
environmentally sound or beneficial

Rogue Green is about bringing the fun back to GREEN. The grassroots, the inspiration, the loss of ego and collective spirit of seeing the BIGGER picture.

Monthly social/networking events for eco-minded ROGUES held the 1st Thursday of every month, along with side projects and events when the rogue mood strikes! Events will always take place in the Downtown/Midtown Metro Phoenix area.

Hosted by the always fun and mostly mischievous Ms. Stacey Champion.


Rogue Green - Event Numero Veinticuatro - Eric Corey Freed in the HOUSE!

Rogue Green, Plant Solutions, IKOLOJI & Salvador Calvano Salon invite you to a special and dynamic evening featuring famous green architect and author, Eric Corey Freed to give his latest presentation!  Join us for conversation, connecting, food, drinks and inspiration!  Thursday, Dec. 1st from 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. at Salvador Calvano Salon, located at 2505 N. 7th St., Phoenix 85006.

Tickets for the event will be $10 in advance and $15 at the door - $5 at the door for students with student ID- to benefit future Rogue Green projects and events. Parking is limited, so public transport and car pooling is encouraged. This is a beautiful and surprising space/local business located in the Coronado Historic District.

Sponsorship and/or raffle prize opportunities still available. Contact Stacey for more info.

If you've never had the pleasure of being at one of Eric's talks, I promise you that it will be one of the best presentations you'll ever see in your life. Seriously. Not only is he one of my favorite people and panel partners in the universe, he will make you think outside of the box and laugh while doing it!

Dodo-Sapiens: how our way of life is killing us and the need for regenerative, bio-based buildings

We are victims of our own stupidity. Seemingly harmless decisions about our buildings made decades ago and now throwing all of our natural systems into decline. While every other technology has made vast improvements (cell phones, computers, automobiles), our buildings continue to be boring, energy-wasting and toxic. In this talk, you’ll tour bold, new ideas for transforming our cities and suburbs into regenerative and restorative places. By learning from Nature, we’ll uncover lessons to apply to our built environment that will save energy, water, resources and be healthier in the process.

This brand new "bullet-point free" talk is presented by the acclaimed speaker and author of "Green Building for Dummies."


* Discover how biomimicry (study of nature as designer) can apply to our built environment

* Understand new methods of saving water, restoring aquifers, recycling greywater by copying natural systems

* Uncover hidden opportunities to radically transform our existing cities and suburbs

* Discover how voluntary programs don’t go far enough, and the bold initiatives needed in your city

* Map out an action plan for what you can do to implement these ideas

Plant Solutions - www.plantsolutions.com
Plant Solutions design services for indoor plants, planters, green walls, installation, service and horticultural service maintenance. For 30 years we have been providing high quality plant material, unique planters, design and maintenance services to discriminating clients throughout the metro Phoenix area.

IKOLOJI - www.ikoloji.com
At IKOLOJI, it is our mission to advance a sustainable society through education and economic development by providing in-depth information and resources for the communities we serve. The Sustainable Building Advisor (SBA) program teaches you how to apply the fundamental principles of sustainability. The course offers a hands-on approach to sustainability training that challenges students to recognize and understand problems, identify opportunities, and craft innovative solutions in the built environment. Scope includes global, regional, municipal, commercial, and residential perspectives.

Salvador Calvano Salon - www.hairpeace.com
Unlike any other salon in the southwest Salvador Calvano has created a space that is as comfortable to get your hair done as it is to work. This is no ordinary studio and you see it the second you walk in the door. Salvador is not only a world class hair stylist, he is also an accomplished photographer. The walls of the studio are adorned with his work and provide a visual experience you will not find at any other studio. Hairpeace.com is just what is says it is. It is all about Hair and Peace. People doing what they love and doing it well. Living life at its fullest and being passionate about it for the sake of doing a good job and caring. using the best products and tools available. Through education and experience we achieve and live our dreams.

About Eric:
Eric Corey Freed, LEED AP, Hon. FIGP, is Principal of organicARCHITECT, an architecture and consulting firm in California, with nearly 20 years of experience in green building.

Eric co-developed the Sustainable Design programs at the Academy of Art University and University of California Berkeley Extension. He is on the boards of Architects, Designers & Planners for Social Responsibility (ADPSR), Green Home Guide and West Coast Green, as well as the advisory boards of nearly a dozen other organizations.

He was the founding Chair of Architecture for The San Francisco Design Museum and one of the founders of ecoTECTURE: The Online Journal of Ecological Design. He is a regular contributor for Sustainable Industries Journal, Luxe, Natural Home, Metropolitan Home and dozens of other publications. Eric lectures around the country at 40+ conferences a year, and his work has been featured in Dwell, Metropolis, Town & Country, Natural Home and Newsweek. He has been seen on television on Fox News, HGTV, The Sundance Channel and PBS.

When Eric was just 25 years old, noted architect and critic Philip Johnson described him as "one of the real brains of his generation". Today, Eric continues the tradition of “Organic Architecture”, first developed by Frank Lloyd Wright.

He is a founding board member and current Chair of the Coachella Valley branch of the US Green Building Council, and sits on the Sustainability Commission of the City of Palm Desert. He has received awards from several Mayors, and worked with dozens of municipalities around the country.

Eric is the author of four books, including "Green Building & Remodeling for Dummies", a best seller with over 100,000 copies in print, and "Sustainable School Architecture." His latest, “Green$ense for your Home” won the 2011 Outstanding Book Award from the American Society of Journalists and Authors.

Eric is considered a leader in the field; named by San Francisco Magazine "Best Green Architect" in 2005 and "Best Visionary" in 2007; and "Green Visionary" by 7x7 Magazine in 2008.


We hope to see you there!

Love and laughter,

Msss. Champion
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Rogue Green Clean-Up + Guerilla Art Project

While out on an urban adventure a couple of weeks ago with my Z urchins and some other kids, I was saddened to see a ton of trash and debris along a 3 block stretch of 4th Street.  I decided to do something about it, so organized a Rogue Green clean-up.  I had also read about a really cool project in New Orleans done by Candy Chang that week, which inspired me to create something similar, but make it Phoenix specific.

Rogue Green - Event Numero Diecinueve - Sustainable Communities

Thursday, June 2 · 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Phoenix Urban Research Lab (PURL)   
234 N. Central Avenue
Phoenix, AZ

Coming up on the 2 year anniversary of Rogue Green (which will be in August - and YES we're throwing a party!) I'm happy and honored to have connected with so many inspiring and authentic people. This month is going to be fantastic!


Rogue Green - Event Numero Dieciocho - Cinco de Mayo Poolside

Please join us by the beautiful pool and water wall at the Clarendon Hotel to celebrate Cinco de Mayo - Rogue Green style. 
Go HERE for event details and to RSVP.
Practice your 30 second elevator pitch for this social/networking event with some of the city's finest creative visionaries and environmental leaders.


Rogue Green - Event Numero Diecisiete -" It's Getting Hot in Here"

RSVP for this event here if you plan to attend.

Thursday, April 7 · 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Phoenix Urban Research Lab (PURL)
234 N. Central Avenue
Phoenix, AZ

This will be a fantastic event held in partnership with Keep Arizona Beautiful.

Due to PURL security requirements, I will need an accurate guest list, so please be sure to RSVP on this event if you plan on attending!


Downtown Phoenix Dreamers

I participated in this video showcasing what downtowners want to see happen in Phoenix over the next 20 years.

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Rogue Green - Event Numero Dieciséis - Grassroots Groovy

Thursday, March 3 · 6:00pm - 8:00pm

The Living Room Wine Cafe & Lounge
2333 North 7th Street (7th St. & Sheridan)
Phoenix, AZ

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We'll be keeping it mellow in March for a low-key networking
event at neighborhood chill spot, The Living Room.

We will also be giving a Birthday toast to the Valley Forward
Assoc. ROCKSTAR, Miss Jhenifer Krutz!


Feb. 10, 2011 - Rogue Green - Event Numero Quince - A Special Evening With Josiah Cain

Thursday, February 10 · 6:00pm - 9:00pm

LocationPhoenix Urban Research Laboratory (PURL)
234 N. Central Avenue
Phoenix, AZ

With special thanks to our wonderful sponsor, Emergency Restoration Experts, we are able to keep this event FREE for the community!

Rogue Green, in conjunction with Keep Arizona Beautiful, are happy to keep the momentum going in helping everyone "walk their talk" by bringing engaging and authentic green industry folks to blow your mind.