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Arizona Mining Association honors Resolution Copper

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The Arizona Mining Association (AMA) today announced the recipients of the  2015 Sustainability, Preservation and Diversity in the Environment (SPADE) award for environmental excellence. The award, which is AMA’s top recognition for exemplary achievement in environmental stewardship, recognizes individuals, businesses, organizations and agencies that have made a remarkable contribution to invest in creative ways to… Read More →

Tesla offers to acquire SolarCity

Clean Energy

Elon Musk’s Tesla offered to acquire California-based SolarCity, Tuesday. Tesla’s board of directors sent SolarCity an offer on Monday to acquire all of the firm’s outstanding shares, and common stock. Tesla’s current proposal offers to purchase SolarCity’s shares at $26.50 to $28.50 per share, SolarCity is one of the largest solar providers in Arizona, with multiple locations… Read More →

Officials call for limits on Lake Mead water use

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Arizona officials said Tuesday it is time to end the “gentleman’s agreement” currently governing states’ use of water from Lake Mead and instead put tougher restrictions into law. “Arizona needs more certainty that the water is going to stay in Lake Mead if we’re going to keep putting water there,” said Thomas Buschatzke, director of… Read More →

NAU brightens sustainable outlook with solar deal

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Northern Arizona University took its latest step toward long-term sustainable operations Tuesday by announcing that the university will host a large solar panel system on campus. NAU President Rita Cheng signed documents at a ceremony on campus to mark the project’s launch. Student representatives and officials from Arizona Public Service also attended. “There are many people… Read More →

Report: Phoenix air quality has improved

Coldwell Banker Commercial Advisors

The American Lung Association’s 2016 “State of the Air” report found Phoenix fifth-most polluted city in the nation for ozone. Compared to the 2015 report, Phoenix has cut ozone slightly. This is in keeping with a trend seen across the nation of lower ozone pollution levels. “The 2016 ‘State of the Air’ report finds unhealthful… Read More →

Nominations sought for Cox Conserves Heroes awards

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Cox Communications, in partnership with The Trust for Public Land, is seeking nominations for Arizona’s 5th annual Cox Conserves Heroes awards program. A total of $20,000 will be donated to local environmental nonprofits on behalf of the winner and finalists. Nominations are being accepted through 5 p.m. MT on May 6th at www.cox7.com/cox-conserves for volunteers… Read More →

Jeff Flake says water allocation is a state duty

In this July 18, 2014 photo, the bathtub ring of light minerals that delineates the high water mark on Lake Mead is seen at Hemenway Harbor in the Lake Mead National Recreation Area in Nevada. A 14-year drought has caused the water level in the reservoir to shrink to its lowest point since it was first filled in the 1930s. (AP Photo/John Locher)

If you ask Sen. Jeff Flake about Federal water policy, he’ll tell you that’s something primarily left up to the individual states. During a 2016 Business of Water Summit speech Wednesday at the downtown Phoenix Hyatt Regency, the senator told a room full of business leaders and water stakeholders the primary principles of federal water policy, warning… Read More →

New zero-energy housing in Valley hits market

Zero-enrgy housing

Arizona’s latest zero-energy housing, MZ Townhomes are now on the market in the heart of Old Town Scottsdale. As the first of four zero-energy housing projects to be unveiled by MODUS Development, the building features eight townhomes, each complete with a variety of innovative, earth-friendly features that allow for a completely sustainable environment. “This is something that has… Read More →

Phoenix’s plan to go green

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by in AZ Business Magazine | Green

Phoenix leaders want to make neighborhoods happier and healthier under a proposal to create a more environmentally conscious city  – but they want to hear from residents first. Expanding public transit to every neighborhood, building parks and trails and relying on locally sourced food are among proposals to reduce greenhouse gases by 80 percent over… Read More →

SRP, sPower unveil Sandstone Solar

Sandstone solar

sPower and Salt River Project announced, Thursday, the opening of sPower Sandstone Solar, one of the Valley’s largest photovoltaic facilities. SRP is purchasing all 45 megawatts of the solar energy produced at the facility, which is owned and operated by sPower, a Utah-based independent power producer. Sandstone Solar is located on more than 300 acres… Read More →

Waste Management to host sustainability forum

Waste Management of Arizona

While the pros tee-off from the green during the Waste Management Phoenix Open, Waste Management will hold its sixth annual Executive Sustainability Forum in Scottsdale on Thursday, Feb. 4. Speakers and panel discussions will be held at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess, offering multiple perspectives on the sustainability of recycling and the circular economy. Corporate leaders… Read More →

SRP planting thousands of trees to honor Cardinals

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To celebrate the Arizona Cardinals winning the NFC West division, and earning a record-breaking 58 touchdowns the Salt River Project is going to plan 5,800 trees in an effort to restor Arizona National Forests destroyed by fire. In the last three seasons, SRP pledged to fund the planting of 100 Ponderosa Pine trees for every… Read More →

Valley Partnership leaders named to state water group

Cheryl Lombard

Gov. Doug Ducey appointed the CEO and a board member of Valley Partnership, Monday, to the newly-formed Water Augmentation Council. Cheryl Lombard, CEO and president, and Arizona State Land Commissioner and Valley Partnership Board Members Lisa Atkins were appointed to the council, which will investigate long-term water augmentation strategies and more. “Water issues are a… Read More →

Arizona’s water concerns, and how to avert crisis

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by in AZ Business Magazine | Green

Arizonans face perpetual drought with an understanding that being good water stewards is essential to life in the desert. The current water shortage crippling California reinforces the importance of Arizona’s continuing conservation and management of this finite resource. Clarkdale Mayor Doug Von Gausig is the executive director of the Verde River Institute and has been… Read More →