Keyword: sustainability

Water-absorbing bricks will help cool Tempe's Smith …

The Tempe Engineering and Transportation Department has plans for installing new sidewalk bricks at the Smith Innovation Hub that would contribute to surface cooling. 

Intel's Chandler Ocotillo facility honored for water …

Intel’s Ocotillo campus in Chandler recently earned Platinum level certification from the Alliance for Water Stewardship. In a news release, Intel is the first semiconductor company in the …

Chandler council approves slight dip in tax rate

The Chandler City Council’s unanimous approval of its annual property tax levies, at its June 29 meeting, put an official end to the fiscal year 2024 budget planning cycle. At that …

Scottsdale’s new green building code takes effect

Scottsdale’s 2021 International Green Construction Code is now mandatory. The code was adopted in December by Scottsdale City Council and took effect July 1. The IGCC change helps Scottsdale …

Scottsdale’s sustainability plan not coming in view …

Where the city of Scottsdale currently stands environmentally should be clearer when the city council looks at the Scottsdale’s sustainability plan July 10. Sustainability Director Lisa …

Smithsonian adds Scottsdale-tested, self-driving …

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History is adding a first-generation “zero-occupant” self-driving delivery vehicle powered by sustainable energy to its robot …

Learn about landscape conversion, register for …

Peoria’s Sustainable University is hosting a Designing for the Desert-Landscape Conversions class, offering information on xeriscape principals that could help to lower water use in your home.

Join the city of Peoria for Earth Day 2023

The city of Peoria is inviting residents to help better the environment in honor of Earth Day 2023 and clean the Paloma Regional Preserve, starting at Paloma Community Park, on April 1, from 8 11 a.m.

Scottsdale sustainability plan has a ways to go

After a year of work by city staff and residents, Scottsdale’s sustainability plan still has a ways to go. That was the consensus at the Scottsdale City Council’s March 7 …

Adjusting Peoria’s code to conserve water

In this new era of water reductions, Peoria is doing a number of things to help reduce water use within the city.

Drought-resilient landscapes forum coming to Glendale

A presentation on drought resilient landscapes is coming up as part of the Glendale Water Services Department’s Green Living Series.

Register for Peoria's Sustainable University

The city of Peoria’s Sustainable University program has returned.

2 ‘Green Living’ classes available in Glendale …

The city ’s Green Living classes, sponsored by the Glendale Water Services Department, Conservation and Sustainable Living Division, will take place this month.

City of Scottsdale to address heat management

Heat remains one of the region’s top sustainability challenges, with far-reaching impacts on health, infrastructure, environment and economic well-being. That’s why Scottsdale City Council will discuss the development of the city’s first Heat Mitigation Plan at a council work session on Sept. 13, along with details about the Scottsdale Sustainability Plan 2022.

Peoria staff putting final touches on sustainability …

At a recent Peoria City Council meeting, Water Services Director Cape Powers defined sustainability as providing for society today in a manner that doesn’t impede the ability of tomorrow’s society to provide for themselves.

Tempe officials welcome Inflation Reduction Act

The passage of the Inflation Reduction Act will help Tempe reach its 2050 carbon neutrality goals and further its 2021 Climate Action Plan Update aims, according to a news release from the city. 

Scottsdale hopes to create cooler climate in city

The heat is escalating, and the city of Scottsdale is searching for a solution. During the past two decades, the Scottsdale Airport has averaged 93 days each year with temperatures of 100 degrees …

Gilbert Public Schools approves energy investments to …

Gilbert Public Schools is moving ahead with a second phase to the district’s energy project that will bring lighting upgrades, smart irrigation and some artificial turf. The district will be …

Peoria urges residents check for leaks at home

As part of Peoria’s continued efforts to help residents increase water savings, residents are encouraged to find those sneaky leaks.

Growing data centers in the Valley pose minor impacts …

Around the Valley and country, construction of data centers is on the rise as people continue to rely on and have a need for cloud-based storage options among other digital data services; but especially here in Arizona, there’s concern for whether such massive projects are environmentally feasible with a steadily growing population and an uncertain supply of water.

County board approves air-quality measures

PHOENIX — Maricopa County’s Board of Supervisors is charged with many tasks, including ensuring air quality around the county. The board is hoping a pair of actions taken during …

Scottsdale Water further encourages residents to be …

As more concern rises about water shortages and how cities can prepare for the future, residents may wonder how they can assist in conserving this valuable resource in their daily life.

Turning a corner on recycling revenues in Peoria

When it comes to recycling, it has been a tough road for municipalities since China imposed strict recycling restrictions back in 2018.

Tempe receives $500K sustainability grant from State …

The Tempe Office of Sustainability is getting a big financial boost, to the tune of $500,000.