Phoenix Arizona


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 http://www.goodwillaz.org/donate/findLocation.shtml

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 www.goodwillaz.org.

Goodwill to Host Earth Day Recycle Drive

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AWARD WINNING TEMPE FACILITY CELEBRATES GRAND OPENING by azhttp

TEMPE (October 11, 2007) – Please join us as we celebrate the

newest and “greenest” facility in the Valley Metro transit system.

The public is invited to view and tour the East Valley Bus Operations and

Maintenance Facility at 2050 W. Rio Salado Parkway and understand more about

what makes a building environmentally friendly at the grand opening on

October 22.

The event begins at 9 a.m. with a breakfast and facility tours

to follow at 10:30 a.m. Tempe Mayor Hugh Hallman and Scottsdale Mayor Mary

Manross will make remarks about the features of the facility at 9:30 a.m.

The facility was recently awarded the Valley Forward Association Award of

Merit for Buildings and Structures because of its innovative use of recycled

materials and use of local resources.

“In Tempe, we are working to create an economically, culturally

and environmentally sustainable community,” said Tempe Mayor Hugh Hallman.

“This new facility is a tangible representation of that commitment and of

our ability to work together to make that sustainable vision a reality.”

The cities of Tempe and Scottsdale, along with Valley Metro,

will be celebrating this new facility that contains sustainable elements

that help to protect and conserve the Earth’s natural resources. Tempe and

Scottsdale are actively supporting Leadership in Energy and Environmental

Design (LEED) certified buildings in their communities.

Scottsdale Mayor Mary Manross said, “I am particularly proud

that Scottsdale and Tempe have supported a goal of LEED certification, and

with a Gold certification submittal for the facility’s administration

building it proves outstanding dedication to this effort.”

The new facility will provide and enhance future transportation

services in the Valley. The 24-acre facility will house 250 buses and 600

employees and include more than 100,000 square feet of state-of-the-art

maintenance, fueling, bus wash and administrative “green” space. The

administration office will be submitted for LEED Gold certification and the

remainder of the project will be submitted for LEED Silver certification by

the U.S. Green Building Council.

Funding for the facility is a combination of Proposition 400

public transportation funds, local funds from Tempe and Scottsdale, and

federal funds. The event is free to the public.

Valley Metro/RPTA is an organization of 14 local governments

that provides or funds transit services to citizens in the greater Phoenix

metropolitan and surrounding areas. For more information about Valley Metro

public transit services, call Transit Information at (602) 253-5000; for

callers with TTY (602) 261-8208; or visit the Valley Metro website at

www.ValleyMetro.org <http://www.valleymetro.org/> . The ON THE MOVE logo

designates those transportation projects approved by voters in November

2004.



Mesa – Household Hazardous Waste by azhttp
September 30, 2007, 5:37 am
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Mesa residents encouraged to take advantage of Household Hazardous Waste

Collection events Mesa residents looking for a way to get rid of old cans of paint, batteries,

pesticides, or tires are invited to bring these and other household

hazardous waste materials to City sponsored collection events.

Our next event will be held from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Oct. 6 at the

East Mesa Service Center, 6935 E. Decatur (east of Power Road, north of

University). There is no cost to take advantage of this service, but Mesa

residents are asked to show their most recent trash bill upon arrival.

Hazardous household waste will only be accepted during the event dates and

times and residents are asked to remain in their vehicles at all times while

at the collection site.

Waste should be sealed in its original container if possible, and unmarked

containers should be labeled if the contents are known.

Acceptable items:

Paint, polishes & varnishes

Pool chemicals

Turpentine

Adhesives

Antifreeze

Gasoline

Mercury

Electronics

Fuel additives

Paint-related materials

Aerosol cans

Motor oil

Appliances (limit 2)

Batteries

Pesticides

Transmission fluid

Fluorescent light bulbs

Automotive tires (limit 5); rims are accepted if the tire has been

removed

Industrial waste, 55-gallon drums and large truck tires will not be

accepted. Collected materials will be recycled, reused or disposed of in an

environmentally responsible manner. For more information, call the Mesa

Recycling Hotline at (480) 644-2222 or visit www.cityofmesa.org.



Arizona Public Service and GreenFuel Technologies Corp. Successfully Recycle Power Plant Flue Gases into Transportation-Grade Biodiesel and Ethanol by quotes

Arizona Public Service and GreenFuel

Technologies Corp. Successfully

Recycle Power Plant Flue Gases into

Transportation-Grade Biodiesel

and Ethanol

Algae Bioreactor System Connected Directly to Smokestack of APS Redhawk 1,040 Megawatt Power Plant Recycles Greenhouse Gases into Renewable Biofuels

Arizona Public Service Company (APS) and GreenFuel Technologies Corporation have announced that they have successfully recycled the carbon dioxide (CO2) from the stack gases of a power plant into transportation grade biofuels. The announcement was made at the Platts Global Energy Awards ceremonies today in New York. Using GreenFuels Emissions-to-Biofuels algae bioreactor system connected to APS 1,040 megawatt Redhawk power plant in Arlington, Arizonan, GreenFuel was able to create a carbon-rich algal biomass with sufficient quality and concentration of oils and starch content to be converted into transportation-grade biodiesel and ethanol.

This is the first time ever that algae biomass created on-site by direct connection to a commercial power plant has been successfully converted to both these biofuels, said Isaac Berzin, GreenFuels founder and Chief Technology Officer. The conversion and certification of the fuels were conducted by respected, independent laboratories.

GreenFuels Emissions-to-Biofuels technology uses safe, naturally occurring algae to recycle carbon dioxide from the stack gases of power plants and other commercial sources of continuous CO2 emissions. At the Redhawk Power Plant, specially designed pipes captured and transported the CO2 emissions coming out of the stack. The gas was then transferred to specialized containers holding hungry algae. Algae are unicellular plants and, like all plants, they divide and grow using the process known as photosynthesis. In the presence of sunlight, algae consume CO2.

We estimate that this process can absorb as much as 80 percent of CO2 emissions during the daytime at a natural gas fired power plant, said GreenFuel CEO Cary Bullock. Unlike typical agricultural biofuel feedstocks such as soybeans or corn which have a limited harvest window, algae multiply every hour can be harvested every day.

GreenFuel and APS have been conducting a field assessment program over the past 18 months, and have moved into the next phase of study with the construction of an Engineering Scale Unit that will be completed in first quarter of 2007. This project holds great promise as we look for ways to meet the energy needs of the second fastest growing state in the nation while maintaining a successful economy, quality lifestyle and healthy environment, said Ed Fox, APS Vice President of Communications, Environment and Safety.

About Arizona Public Service Company

APS, Arizonas largest and longest-serving electricity utility, serves about 1 million customers in 11 of the states 15 counties. With headquarters in Phoenix, APS is the largest subsidiary of Pinnacle West Capital Corp. (NYSE: PNW)

About GreenFuel Technologies Corporation

With more than a dozen pending patents, GreenFuel Technologies Corporation is the leading developer of systems for recycling rich CO2 streams from power and/or manufacturing plant flue gases to produce biofuels such as biodiesel, ethanol or methane. The company, which was founded in 2001, is headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts.