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We take care of people, profit and planet through a variety of innovative programs, including water and energy conservation, recycling, composting, alternative transportation, sustainable business practices and environmental stewardship.

14sustainabilityreportPRINTTo the right, you can check out some of our citywide sustainability achievements from fiscal year 2014. The City of Tempe's commitment to sustainability is highlighted through the figures presented in this chart. In future years, the city plans to improve upon these numbers in order to create a thriving and consciously-sustainable community for Tempe residents. 

To further explore Tempe's sustainable programs, visit each department's page: 

External Resources:
Air Quality Dept.- Maricopa County
American Institute of Architects 
ASU Global Institute of Sustainability
ASU Sustainable Cities Network 
Consumer Energy Center 
Earth 911
Earth Day 
Energy Star
EPA Sustainability 
Greener Buildings
LEED Initiatives
Natural Resources Defense Council
Sustainable Arizona
U. S. Department of Energy
U.S. Green Building Council
Valleywide Recycling Partnership 
Whole Building Design

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For information about Tempe's sustainability programs, please contact Shannon Reed at 480-350-8101 or