Regardless of your current level of sustainability, having sustainable-minded business practices demonstrates your commitment to environmental responsibility and enhances your reputation among customers and stakeholders.
Our members latest efforts
CLEAN ENERGY ECONOMY PARTNERSHIP WITH CITY OF TEMPE AND TEMPE CHAMBER
Tempe Chamber of Commerce hired a Sustainability Intern! They will focus on enhancing energy efficiency and promoting sustainability among local businesses. They will conduct interviews with Chamber members, organize educational workshops, and provide findings and recommendations to support businesses in increasing energy efficiency.
COX PUTS ITS MONEY WHERE ITS MOUTH IS WHEN IT COMES TO SUSTAINABILITY
Cox Communications demonstrates its commitment to sustainability by investing over $100 million in environmental projects since 2007. The company actively works towards its "Cox Conserves" goals, aiming for zero waste to landfills by 2024 and carbon and water neutrality by 2034. The company also supports Arizona's Drought Contingency Plan and encourages its employees to volunteer and engage in eco-friendly practices.
ARIZONA, NEVADA, AND CALIFORNIA AGREE ON CUTS TO COLORADO RIVER USE
Arizona, California, and Nevada have unveiled a plan to save 3 million acre-feet of Colorado River water by 2026 as a temporary solution while a long-term plan is developed. The proposal involves California agreeing to a reduction of about 1.6 million acre-feet, with the remaining reductions likely falling on Arizona.
ASU TO LEAD NEW D.O.E. CLEAN ENERGY MANUFACTURING INNOVATION INSTITUTE
Arizona State University (ASU) has been granted up to $70 million by the U.S. Department of Energy to establish the Electrified Processes for Industry Without Carbon (EPIXC) institute. EPIXC aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from industrial process heating through the use of clean electricity and innovative technologies.
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Pilot and Outcome:
• Comprehensive water audit of 12+ businesses
• Projected efficiency savings of 20-75% through fixture retrofits
• Opportunity for district businesses to take advantage of the City’s Commercial Indoor Efficiency Fixture Rebate
• Serves as example for other downtown centers to support businesses in adopting sustainable practices
Sole Sports has taken measures to reduce water, energy, and waste:
• Retrofitted store with LED lighting and exit signs and double-pane windows
• Installed dual-flush toilets and a water refill station to eliminate waste
• Reuses packaging materials and recycling
• Offers store credit to customers who donate shoes
The Federal Trade Commissions guide to avoid making misleading environmental claims for businesses.
A seven-week workshop series that goes from sustainability education and collaboration to planning, financing, benchmarking, and implementing sustainability.
The City of Tempe offers resources on renewable energy and efficiency, resilience to extreme heat, water conservation, solid waste and recycling, sustainable plans and reports, grants, and more!
Here you’ll find exclusive SRP rebates and savings programs to help your business save energy and money!
CareerCatalyst’s Principles of ESG and Sustainability positions learners to take advantage of this booming market!
This is an update to Tempe’s first Climate Action Plan (CAP). It covers the work happening in Tempe and includes the voices of residents and businesses that are changing the way we live and work.