When it comes to sustainability, it’s a great time to be proud of Arizona. This week we’ve gathered stories about ASU making the green honor roll, Phoenix being a top city for graduates and others.
Please feel free to send along any interesting stories you’d like to see featured in the roundup by e-mailing Shelby Hill.
Also visit AZ Green Scene for informative articles on sustainability endeavors in the Valley and state. Read the latest article here.
ASU Makes the Green Honor Roll
Arizona State University was one of the 18 colleges and universities that made The Princeton Review’s 2011 Green Rating Honor Roll. ASU was chosen for leading the way in the sustainability movement. It established the first School of Sustainability in the U.S., and employs more solar panels than any other university in the country.
Phoenix is One of the Top Cities for Green Grads
Phoenix is No. nine on mnn.com’s top 10 cities for new grads seeking green jobs. Sandwiched between Detroit and Houston, Phoenix’s solar capabilities and commitment to green endeavors make it one of the top. One of Phoenix’s favorite Suns also has his city on the list. Sacramento, Calif., whose mayor is Kevin Johnson, is No. six.
Yet Another Reason to Buy a Hybrid
Hybrid cars are almost never stolen. Whereas gas guzzlers like the Cadillac Escalade should just have targets painted on them. One in every 100 cars that is stolen is an Escalade. Small cars like the Mini Cooper and the Saturn VUE are also low on a thief’s wish list.
Crayola Goes Green
A 15-acre solar farm could help crayola not just produce green (crayons) but also be green. Funded in part by a federal stimulus, this farm could produce enough energy to help produce one-third of Crayola’s annual output of crayons.
Walmart and Seventh Generation Team Up
Seventh Generation, which produces environmentally-friendly cleaning products, will put its products in about 1,500 Walmart stores nationwide and online. Previously Seventh Generation and Walmart haven’t been the best of friends. But maybe they’re coming together for a greater good?