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Chief sustainability officer in turning Phoenix green

Green Marketing

Mark Hartman, Phoenix’s chief sustainability officer, has already enabled significant progress in the past year since joining the City of Phoenix team. Before his arrival, he worked as a lead sustainability officer in Vancouver, B.C., where he was well on his way to achieving his goal of making Vancouver the greenest city by 2020.  His desire… Read More →

Experts say healthy forests improve quality of life

Luna Lake, White Mountains, Arizona
by in AZ Business Magazine | Featured | Green

Dense forests that blanket millions of acres in northern Arizona are a lightning strike away from a potentially catastrophic wildfire that could threaten our quality of life statewide. Healthy forests impact air quality and maintain our water supply through watersheds that feed the Verde and Salt rivers. They also contribute to our state’s economy through… Read More →

Agritourism flourishes in the Valley of the Sun

Photo courtesy of Visit Mesa

In a time when fresh, organic eating is on the forefront of many consumers’ minds, a handful of farmers in the valley are working to bring interest to the process behind the produce that ends up in kitchens nationwide. Local favorites like Schnepf Farms, the Queen Creek Olive Mill and The Farm at Agritopia invite… Read More →

Ducey makes major impact during 1st year in office


Resting on a table in the center of Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey’s meeting room at the state capitol is an Arizona State University football helmet signed by Jake Plummer and Pat Tillman. “I am a proud Sun Devil,” Ducey gushes. But the state’s “first fan” can also boast about another first: Ducey is the first… Read More →

SRP recognizes top energy-saving businesses


From a children’s home, to churches, schools, homebuilders and an employee-owned grocery chain, the nominees for SRP’s “Champions of Energy Efficiency Awards” are diverse, yet similar in their commitment to reduce, conserve and save. During the second annual awards luncheon on Oct. 29, which featured six-time Olympic Gold Medal swimmer and paraplegic Amy Van Dyken… Read More →

Uptime Magazine recognizes CAP’s maintenance program lightwise

Uptime Magazine and, a global leader in maintenance and reliability, recently recognized Central Arizona Project with its Uptime Award for “Best Leadership for Reliability Program.” The Uptime Award recognizes organizations that have achieved high levels of performance in maintenance reliability and encourages other organizations to adopt the practices of these high-performance programs. “This award is… Read More →

City of Scottsdale invests to protect water supplies

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

The Scottsdale City Council has approved a three-year partnership with the National Forest Foundation (NFF) to help protect Scottsdale’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 Scottsdale Water Resources Division – Scottsdale Water – will invest $120,000 over… Read More →

Tempe advances plan to increase renewable energy


Mayor Mark Mitchell and the Tempe City Council motioned to approve a 20-year agreement with SolarCity that will put Tempe on the map as an energy efficient city. “I so move to approve this,” said Councilwoman Lauren Kuby, sporting a big smile. Mitchell and the council hope the approval will advance the city’s plan to… Read More →

Shred Day Phoenix returns November 7 Michael Thompson

Comerica Bank and information storage and management services company Iron Mountain Incorporated® are teaming up to host the second annual Shred Day Phoenix, a secure document shredding event, on Saturday, November 7, 2015, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. in downtown Phoenix. The free event, which will be held in front of Comerica Theatre on… Read More →

Arizona Forward calls for focus on forest health

Flagstaff, Scottsdale CVB - AZ Business Magazine January/February 2012

Arizona Forward is releasing its newest primer today – “Threats to Forest Health Put Arizona at Risk.” It urges statewide attention for treatment and restoration to prevent the devastating fires that have scarred our state’s landscape, tarnished watersheds, depressed the economy and threatened the quality of life for residents throughout the Grand Canyon State.  The… Read More →

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 →