Phoenix Arizona

Phoenix Updates its Sustainability Summary Report for the Web by quotes

 Phoenix Updates its Sustainability Summary Report for the Web

The city of Phoenix has updated its Sustainability Summary increasing the total number of sustainability programs from 70 to more than 80. The summary provides brief descriptions of all of the city of Phoenix’s environmental stewardship efforts, some of which have been in place for decades.

“To be successful, Phoenix must be an environmental leader. This summary showcases Phoenix’s numerous environmental programs,” said Councilman Greg Stanton, chair of the Parks, Education, Bio-science and Sustainability Subcommittee. “The depth and variety of programs demonstrates that Phoenix is an environmental leader, both in the Valley and throughout the nation.”

The updated summary includes recent information on the city’s Climate Action efforts and participation in Earth Hour, in addition to new information about Phoenix Recycles, Bag Central Station, the Convention Center solar project and the city’s recently adopted renewable energy goal, the Brownfields Environmental Technician Job Training Program and Environmentally Preferable Purchasing Program. Enhancements have been reported in the areas of environmental leadership, land use policies, transportation, air quality, water conservation, heat island, energy conservation, green building, pollution prevention, historic preservation and riparian area conservation.

To view the complete summary online, visit The sustainability brochure also is available online by clicking on the Phoenix: A Sustainable City Brochure link in the left navigation column of the sustainability Web page.

Earth Day Recycle Drive by quotes

Goodwill to Host Earth Day Recycle Drive

PHOENIX ARIZONA — Not sure what to do with all of those clothes hanging untouched in your closet? Perhaps your spring cleaning has left you surrounded by appliances and broken computer accessories you don’t want or can’t use? Not interested in hosting a garage sale at your home?

Good news for Arizona residents, because from April 11-13, Goodwill is holding an Earth Day Recycle Drive at each of its Valleywide locations – giving Arizona residents the chance to remove their clutter and clean up the environment.

During Goodwill’s Earth Day Recycle Drive, individuals are encouraged to bring in all unwanted clothing, household and electronic items to Goodwill stores and donation centers. Items will be thoroughly inspected for resale and those deemed unsuitable for resale will be recycled or disposed of through eco-friendly methods. Hazardous and controlled substances are prohibited.

Individuals donating to Goodwill help provide job skills training and employment opportunities for those with disadvantaging conditions in Arizona while simultaneously helping reduce waste in community landfills.

Goodwill of Central Arizona is one of Arizona’s oldest and largest recyclers. Collecting donations and reselling them in retail stores helps keep nearly 73 million pounds out of Arizona’s landfills. Goodwill is dedicated to helping individuals in central Arizona with disadvantaging conditions overcome their barriers to employment and find self-sufficiency through the power of work.

All 39 Goodwill store and donation center locations throughout central Arizona, including Goodwill’s newest location in Ahwatukee located at 15633 S. 32nd Street, Phoenix 85044. For a complete list of Goodwill locations, please visit

Celebrating 60 years of serving the community, Goodwill of Central Arizona is one of the oldest and largest nonprofit agencies in Arizona. Our mission is to “Put People to Work” throughout Arizona by providing job training and career services to those with vocational disadvantages that can include physical and emotional barriers, welfare dependency, illiteracy and age. In 2007, we served almost 11,000 youth and adults on their quest toward self-sufficiency and secured more than 4,400 employment opportunities. For more information on Goodwill of Central Arizona, visit

Goodwill to Host Earth Day Recycle Drive