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Ducey touts benefits of pollution prevention in Arizona

Phoenix, Arizona Sustainability Reports

DuringPollution Prevention Week, Gov. Douglas A. Ducey encouraged Arizona residents to save money, and help the environment by managing their waste in a sustainable manner. “The history of pollution prevention week with the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality is that these types of activities are so important to our mission and what we do,” said Caroline… Read More →

Scottsdale solar company raises $400K on Kickstarter


Out of more than 250,000 crowdfunding campaigns held on Kickstarter since its inception, only 2,371 have raised more than $100,000. A Scottsdale-based company is one of those few, raising more than $400,000 to put into production the next generation of eco-friendly, solar powered pool cleaners. Scottsdale-based Solar Pool Technologies Inc., manufactures the Solar-Breeze, the world’s first solar-powered… Read More →

Waste Management Phoenix Open advances sustainability

Waste Management

Waste Management announced that the 2015 Waste Management Phoenix Open (WMPO) diverted 100 percent of tournament waste away from landfills for the third consecutive year. According to the Company’s WMPO 2015 Sustainability Report, in addition to achieving a zero waste validation, Waste Management improved the tournament’s overall sustainability results at the “Greenest Show on Grass” amid a record… Read More →

Ducey proclaims Sept. 21-27 as Pollution Prevention Week

Air Quality

Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) officials have announced that Governor Douglas A. Ducey has designated the week of Sept. 21-27 by proclamation as P2 Week. ADEQ invites the general public, schools, local governments, and businesses to be a part of P2 Week by incorporating activities in your daily routine that reduce, reuse and recycle… Read More →

Environmental Excellence Awards honor state’s best


The Sun Link Tucson Streetcar earned the coveted President’s Award (Best of Show) in Arizona Forward’s 35th Annual Environmental Excellence Awards, held in partnership with SRP. The project is the first Made in America streetcar in nearly 60 years. Arizona Forward celebrated its 35th milestone anniversary of this historic program, in addition to the competition’s… Read More →

Arizona prepares for new EPA carbon emission standards

geothermal plant

Arizona is preparing for new federal standards that will curtail carbon emissions coming from power plants. By the end of summer, the Environmental Protection Agency will release its final regulations aimed at reducing carbon dioxide emissions from power plants by 30 percent nationwide and in Arizona by more than 50 percent — one of the… Read More →

SRP expands biodiesel fleet to cut emissions


When Salt River Project launched its biodiesel pilot program in 1999, there was no guarantee or expectation that it would grow or become as successful as it is 16 years later. To date, 41 percent of the vehicles in SRP’s fleet are powered by B-20 biodiesel fuel, which is a blend of 20 percent vegetable… Read More →

Tech-friendly scene makes Arizona a data center hot spot

IO President Anthony Wanger.

Phoenix has its head in the clouds. Digital information—everything from financial and medical accounts to media entertainment and social networks—is now being stored in about 60 high-tech data centers throughout the Phoenix metro area, adding to the state’s growing reputation in the technology industry. Renewable energy, geo-stability and tech-friendly legislation are a few of the… Read More →

Nominations open for Environmental Excellence Awards

energy policies

Arizona Forward is currently accepting nominations for its 35th annual Environmental Excellence Awards program, the state’s oldest and largest competition of its kind. The event – known as the Academy Awards of the local environmental community – is presented in partnership with SRP and recognizes significant contributions to the sustainability of the Grand Canyon State.… Read More →

East Valley Partnership will host SRP forum on water

Water Conservation, City of Phoenix

East Valley Partnership, a coalition of civic, business, educational and political leaders dedicated to the economic development and promotion of the East Valley of Greater Phoenix, is hosting a Salt River Project lunch forum, “Keeping Water Flowing” beginning at 11:15 a.m. Tuesday, June 9 at Tempe Mission Palms Hotel, located at 60 E. 5th St.… Read More →

City of Phoenix invests to protect water supplies

Fresh Water is Becoming Scarcer with the Planet's Changing Climate

The Phoenix City Council has approved a three-year partnership with the National Forest Foundation (NFF) to help protect Phoenix’s water supply. The NFF’s work will consist of watershed improvement projects on National Forest lands in northern Arizona. Through the partnership, the City of Phoenix will invest $200,000 per year in the Northern Arizona Forest Fund,… Read More →

Phoenix falls in ranking of energy-efficient cities

energy innovation aps

Phoenix has made improvements in its energy efficiency policies but still fell three spots in a national ranking, as other cities made “impressive jumps” and surged ahead, according to a report released Wednesday. The second biennial ranking by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy of the largest 51 cities in the nation saw Phoenix… Read More →

Increase in wild burros threaten Arizona native habitats


Arizona Game and Fish says the increasing number of wild burros in the state is damaging native habitats. The agency wants the federal government to control them before the problems gets worse. Arizona Game and Fish said wild burro population is growing at such an alarming rate that they are damaging natural habitats and crowding… Read More →

Refresh Glass will be featured in documentary


After years spent working in the automotive and aerospace industries, Ray DelMuro quit his job and set out to combine his passions for engineering and art. Now, DelMuro and his business Refresh Glass, which creates beautiful products from recycled wine bottles, is getting national attention from Deluxe Corp. and its Small Business Revolution documentary project.… Read More →