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.
To the right, you can check out some of our citywide sustainability achievements from fiscal year 2013. 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:
- Air Quality
- Energy Conservation
- Solid Waste & Recycling
- Water Conservation
- Land Use & Built Environment
NEWS & EVENTS
Earth Month Activities
- Tour de Tempe Community Bike Ride - April 7 at 7:30 a.m.
- Sustainable Tempe: Community Forums - April 11 at 6 p.m. and April 13 at 9 a.m.
- Ebb & Flow: Changing Views of the Salt River - Grand Opening April 12, through August
- Xeriscape Workshops - April 13, 20 and 27 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- Bike to Work Day - April 17 from 6:30 to 8 a.m.
- Zero Waste Day Recycling Event - April 20 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.
- Native Seeds: Family Art Workshop - April 20 from Noon to 2 p.m.
- Earth Day Celebration @ Tempe Public Library - April 20 from 1 to 4 p.m.
- 5th Annual Keep Our Planet Neat, Recycle Your Car Seat - April 26 from 8 a.m. to Noon
- Arbor Day 5K - April 26 at 4 p.m.
- Footprint & Fumes: a fun sustainability board game - through May 25
January through May, Tempe hosts Green Revolution, an eco-friendly, green-themed exhibition that engages visitors by addressing critical environmental issues concerning the local community. The main exhibition is featured at Tempe Center for the Arts, with associated activities at the Tempe History Museum, Tempe Public Library and ASU Art Museum. Green Revolution is based on an exhibition originally created by the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, and its Black Creativity Council, and is made available by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service.
Air Quality Dept.- Maricopa County
American Institute of Architects
ASU Global Institute of Sustainability
ASU Sustainable Cities Network
Consumer Energy Center
Natural Resources Defense Council
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 Amanda Nelson at 480-350-2707 or firstname.lastname@example.org.