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SRP launches major renewable energy project with Apple

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Salt River Project’s Board of Directors approved an agreement to purchase the energy produced from Apple’s new 50-megawatt photovoltaic solar power plant, located in Pinal County east of its data command center in Mesa. SRP was part of an Arizona team that worked with Apple to locate in the East Valley in 2014, and later… Read More →

Arizona Forward honors environmental excellence

Northern Arizona University’s International Pavilion earned the coveted President’s Award at Arizona Forward’s 36th Annual Environmental Excellence Awards.

Deemed a “building of the future,” Northern Arizona University’s International Pavilion earned the coveted President’s Award (Best of Show) in Arizona Forward’s 36th Annual Environmental Excellence Awards presented by SRP. Jurists praised the facility as among the greenest building of its kind in the world. Arizona Forward celebrated the 36th anniversary of its historic program… Read More →

Az Business honors Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

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A crowd of nearly 500 packed Desert Botanical Garden Thursday to honor Az Business magazine’s Most Influential Women in Arizona Business for 2016. “All the women we are honoring tonight have procured influence in their respective fields through hard-earned track records of profitability, leadership and innovation,” said AZ Big Media Publisher Cheryl Green. “These women are… Read More →

Cox names Shawn Redfield as 2016 Cox Conserves Hero

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Cox Communications and The Trust for Public Land named Shawn Redfield as Arizona’s 2016 Cox Conserves Hero. The program is sponsored locally by Desert Botanical Garden, and as Redfield’s nonprofit of choice, Arizona Trail Association, will receive $10,000 on his behalf. The three finalists were chosen by a judging panel and then competed in an online public vote… Read More →

$1.9M in grants awarded for water quality improvements

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The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) awarded seven Water Quality Improvement Grant (WQIG) awards totaling more than $1.9 million to fund field projects aimed at reducing E. coli, excess nutrients and sediment caused by runoff from non-regulated sources. The non-regulated sources are four state waterways the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) designates as impaired. Located in ADEQ water… Read More →

Wells Fargo awards Environmental Solutions grants

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Wells Fargo recently awarded Audubon Arizona and Grand Canyon Association grants for $35,000 and $30,000, respectively through its Wells Fargo Environmental Solutions for Communities. Both organizations were selected from among 61 environmental nonprofits to receive grant dollars totaling $2.5 million from the 2015 Wells Fargo Environmental Solutions for Communities grant program, which supports projects focused on land and water… Read More →

2016 water runoff season falls short of promise

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The 2016 winter runoff season, which over-promised and under delivered, proved again that the Salt River Project water-storage system can handle just about anything. SRP and central Arizona depend on wet winters and plentiful precipitation on the mountainous regions north and east of the Valley to replenish the reservoirs on the Salt and Verde rivers.… Read More →

Fulton Homes earns honor for energy efficiency

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The Environmental Protection Agency recognized Tempe-based homebuilder Fulton Homes for being an industry leader in building energy-saving homes. For the second consecutive year Fulton Homes has received the Indoor airPLUS Leader Award for its dedication to offering safer and healthier homes through participating in the EPA’s Indoor airPLUS Program. Fulton Homes is the only homebuilder in… Read More →

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

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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

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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 →