Whole Life Magazine

August/September 2015

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M any people think of Palm Springs as a desert resort that's all about swimming pools, parties, umbrella drinks and golf. e town does boast those amenities, but there is also a healthy environmental awareness. is is a community where old has become at every turn. Architecture is preserved and drought-toler- ant plants ll gardens designed to conserve water. Stun- ning hiking destinations through virtually untouched tribal lands are minutes away from eco-minded boutique hotels, and cutting-edge restaurants cater to locavores. Indeed, one of the nation's largest wind farms, a (some- times controversial) source of renewable energy, is an in- tegral part of the landscape. Palm Springs takes green beyond the golf course REDUCE, REUSE, REDECORATE REDECORATE BY GENIE DAVIS continued on page 30 Photos: Jack Burke august/september 2015 29

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