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9/11 Firefighter Richard Picciotto To Speak At Valley Forward Luncheon

Richard Picciotto, Valley Forward Association 42nd Annual Lunch
by in Columnist Spotlight | Events

The highest-ranking firefighter to survive the World Trade Center collapse and the last fireman to escape the devastation, Richard “Pitch” Picciotto, was on a stairwell between the sixth and seventh floors of the North Tower when it collapsed on Sept. 11, 2001. Picciotto is coming to Phoenix to speak at Valley Forward Association’s 42nd Annual… Read More →

Speaker: Diane Brossart ~ BIG Green Expo & Conference 2011

Feature Big Green 2011
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Diane Brossart, Valley Forward Diane Brossart has a longtime connection with Valley Forward Association, having first joined the non-profit public interest organization 20 years ago. Brossart served on the Valley Forward Board of Directors for several years and was named President of the association in 1991. As President, Brossart oversees a staff of four and… Read More →

The Canalscape Project Envisions Beautifying The Phoenix-Area’s Many Canals

The Canalscape Project Beautifying The Phoenix-Area Canals
by in Education | Featured | Green | Real Estate

Forget “The Valley of the Sun.” Imagine “The Venice of the Southwest.” It’s an idea that’s hard to fathom now, especially when most Valley residents think of canals as “ugly, smelly and dangerous,” says Nan Ellin, a former Arizona State University professor who conceived Canalscape with her students. Canalscape is a concept that encourages Phoenicians… Read More →

Electric Vehicles And Charging Stations an Arizona Reality

Electric Vehicles and Charging Stations - The future will happen first in Arizona
by in Economy | Green | Tech

The future will happen first in Arizona. That’s because Phoenix and Tucson made a list we can be proud about – we’re one of six states selected to deploy “smart” charging stations as part of an electric vehicle (EV) program funded by the U.S. Department of Energy. Thousands of charging stations will soon be placed… Read More →