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Phoenix Sky Harbor’s Strong Commitment to Sustainability Results in a Major Accomplishmenthttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/environmental-programs/1530Environment & Sustainability9/24/2020 9:35:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1530/Newsroom_Environment_019.jpgPhoenix Sky Harbor’s Strong Commitment to Sustainability Results in a Major Accomplishment<div class="ExternalClassFFD5FBFCCDE242DB89EE0398CD75B4D4"><html> <p>Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, America's Friendliest Airport®, is committed to sustainability. Since 2014, the Airport has undertaken measures to be more sustainable. These efforts have not gone unnoticed in the aviation industry, as for the past four years, Phoenix Sky Harbor has achieved and maintained a Level 2 status with the Airport Carbon Accreditation Program. In 2020, however, Phoenix Sky Harbor has taken its sustainability efforts one step further and has achieved Level 3 Accreditation. Phoenix Sky Harbor is among an elite group of airports to attain this level as there are only seven airport systems in the US and 17 airports overall in North America who have reached this level or above.</p> <p>"Attaining Level 3 of the Airport Carbon Accreditation Program is a remarkable achievement," said Director of Aviation Services James E. Bennett. “Our commitment to sustainability is strong with numerous initiatives underway, all while we continue to deliver world-class service to our customers each day."</p> <p>The Airport Carbon Accreditation Program is a voluntary initiative for airports that want to demonstrate their commitment to reduce global warming and climate change. It serves as an international carbon management certification standard for airports and requires participating airports to create a carbon footprint of emissions so that they can see where the greatest reductions can be made and monitor progress.</p> <p>More than 90% of Phoenix Sky Harbor's carbon footprint is from the purchase of electricity. Phoenix Sky Harbor has had solar panels at its Rental Car Center and East Economy Parking areas since 2012, but it recently installed a third solar system at the City of Phoenix Aviation Department's Corporate Office Building. Additionally, the Airport enacted energy reduction measures such as using LED lighting. LED lighting conversions have taken place at Terminal 4, in the Terminal 4 Garage, in the East Economy Garage, and on the airfield. As a result, of conservation measures, there has been a 17% reduction in energy used.</p> <p>Reporting in 2020 for calendar year 2019, Phoenix Sky Harbor certified at Level 3 Optimization. This means that the airport had a year-to-year reduction in airport-owned and operational emissions associated with terminal electricity and fleet vehicles among others, but also required the Airport to calculate user and tenant activities. The report includes carbon emissions associated with all activities at the airport such as estimating aircraft emissions, emissions from vehicles coming to the airport, tenant electricity, and more. With this information, the Airport will develop a plan with stakeholders so that they can be engaged in working together to reduce emissions.</p> <p>Other sustainability initiatives include:</p> <ul> <li>Upgrading HVAC cooling systems with more energy-efficient technology.</li> <li>Decreasing energy used in buildings and on the airfield. Since 2009, the goal of a 20% reduction is almost achieved.</li> <li>The Airport's 40% waste diversion goal has been achieved.</li> <li>Transitioning to 100% xeriscape which resulted in the savings of more than 5 million gallons of water each year.</li> <li>Installing a new Terminal 4 Cooling Tower Soft Water Pre-Treatment system prolongs the life of the equipment and saves more than 22 million gallons of water annually.</li> <li>Creating a Leadership in Energy Environmental Design (LEED) silver building featuring new, energy, efficient equipment as part of the Terminal 3 Modernization Program.</li> </ul> <p>A full report on Phoenix Sky Harbor's numerous sustainability initiatives is available at <a href="https://www.skyharbor.com/about/Sustainability" target="_blank">https://www.skyharbor.com/about/Sustainability</a> For more information on the Airport Carbon Accreditation Program, visit <a href="http://www.airportcarbonaccreditation.org/" target="_blank">http://www.airportcarbonaccreditation.org/</a>.</p> <p style="text-align:center;"> <strong></strong> <strong>– 30 –</strong> </p> <p style="text-align:left;">Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, America's Friendliest Airport®, has an annual economic impact of more than $38 billion. Every day approximately 1,200 aircraft and more than 125,000 passengers arrive and depart at Sky Harbor. PHX Sky Harbor is funded with Airport revenue. No tax dollars are used to support the Airport.</p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/oepNewsenvironmental-programsPhoto of Phoenix Sky HarborEnvironmentHeather Shelbrack602-683-2634heather.shelbrack@phoenix.govhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/MediaContact/Attachments/7/Heather_Lissner.jpgPHXEnvironment

 

 

Take a Bite Out of Phoenix: City of Phoenix Partners with Local First Arizona to Celebrate Local Foodhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/environmental-programs/2648Environment & Sustainability2/3/2023 3:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2648/downtown phoenix.JPGTake a Bite Out of Phoenix: City of Phoenix Partners with Local First Arizona to Celebrate Local Food<div class="ExternalClass3669C6E761BB4CD8AAA863BA947B4852"><html> <p>​<span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">J</span><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">ust </span><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">in time for Super Bowl, the City of Phoenix Office of Environmental Programs and Local First Arizona are teaming up to launch its Phoenix: Let's Eat Local! campaign on Feb. 4 celebrating local restaurant owners, farmers, advocates and more to help build stronger food systems in Phoenix communities.</span></p> <p>“I can't think of a better time to launch this campaign," said Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego. “There are so many incredible local restaurants in Phoenix that I hope visitors will be able to try while they are here for the big game. Eating local is the ultimate way to get a taste of what Phoenix is about." </p> <p>Several areas were selected to highlight during the campaign due to the diversity of the Phoenix food scene. Roosevelt Row, Melrose, and Grand offer a well-known food community in the downtown Phoenix area, while Miracle Mile continues to emerge. South Phoenix, Maryvale, Eastlake Park and Nuestro Barrios Unidos features unique local neighborhood character and diversity in population.</p> <p>As a part of the campaign's initiative, the City of Phoenix is working towards making sure all residents have access to affordable, healthy local food options. On March 4, 2020, Mayor Kate Gallego and Phoenix City Council approved the 2025 Phoenix Food Action Plan, which features a goal to offer healthy food for all by 2050. </p> <p>“When residents support local food, they are supporting Phoenix communities as well as contributing to a more sustainable city," said Environmental Programs Administrator Nancy Allen. “When Phoenix businesses work together to produce, process and distribute food locally, they are also helping to reduce greenhouse gas emissions."</p> <p>In addition to connecting residents with local food options, the Phoenix Food Systems Program helps connect Phoenix residents with local farmers and food business owners with resources to grow food and operate a more sustainable business. It also empowers residents by educating them on how to grow their own produce. </p> <p>Residents can learn more about the Phoenix: Let's Eat Local! campaign and see a directory of local eateries in various Phoenix areas by visiting <a href="/oep/phxeatlocal" target="_blank">phoenix.gov/oep/PHXeatlocal​</a>. ​<br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/oepNews
Phoenix PD Awarded Prestigious Accreditationhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/police/2647Police2/2/2023 7:00:00 AMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2647/Newsroom Graphic (1).pngPhoenix PD Awarded Prestigious Accreditation<div class="ExternalClass1DE656AAC3C74636BAFE51BB9DBD85C6"><html>​The Phoenix Police Department is now one of more than 20 statewide agencies that have earned accreditation through the Arizona Law Enforcement Accreditation Program (ALEAP).<br><br>The Department has finalized this rigorous self-assessing program which has already improved operations and enhanced transparency. This accreditation is awarded through the Arizona Association of Chiefs of Police (AACOP).<br><br>The process of accreditation began two years ago, in January of 2021. ALEAP is entered into voluntarily and allows for each agency to conduct an internal review of policies and operations to meet 175 specific ALEAP standards. The review culminates with an extensive on-site assessment by a designated ALEAP Assessment Team which examines practices, procedures, management, operations, and support services. The public was also invited to offer input to the assessment team. Accreditation provides another layer of oversight, in which the community can be reassured that our department remains dedicated to providing professional services in a transparent environment.<br><br>Interim Chief Michael Sullivan attended the ALEAP Award Ceremony to accept the accreditation for the Phoenix Police Department. “When it comes down to it, accreditation is about improving overall performance and making sure we are in compliance with proven national standards and best practices,” said Chief Sullivan. “I believe that the Phoenix Police Department is better off today than when we started this process two years ago, and that we are set up for continued success in the years to come.”<br><br>This initial accreditation period is four years with annual reviews and updates to the accreditation standards. At the conclusion of the four-year period, another on site review will be scheduled to renew the accreditation for the Phoenix Police Department.<br></html></div>https://phoenix.gov/policeNews
One-of-a-Kind Community Garden in Downtown Phoenix Unveiled in Advance of Super Bowl LVII https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/2645Parks and Recreation2/1/2023 10:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2645/Republic-Services-Sustainable-Garden.jpgOne-of-a-Kind Community Garden in Downtown Phoenix Unveiled in Advance of Super Bowl LVII <div class="ExternalClass52D76523A7074B3586179DF3EECFC675"><html> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;">​​​​City of Phoenix officials, Republic Services and community leaders celebrated the unveiling of the Republic Services Garden at Margaret T. Hance Park Wednesday in downtown Phoenix.   </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;"> </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;">During a ribbon-cutting event, Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego, Vice Mayor Yassamin Ansari, Republic Services President and CEO Jon Vander Ark and community partners including Phoenix Community Alliance and the Hance Park Conservancy revealed the one-of-a-kind sustainable garden at Margaret T. Hance Park.  </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;"> </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;">“As Phoenix welcomes thousands of visitors to Hance Park for Super Bowl LVII in just a few days, this Republic Services Garden will be a must-see experience,” said Mayor Kate Gallego. “Public parks and open spaces are essential to healthy communities, and this sustainable garden is an investment that will pay dividends for those visiting and living in our downtown Phoenix community.” </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;"> </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;">"I'm thrilled to finally showcase what a sustainable desert garden oasis can look like at Margaret T. Hance Park. Green spaces not only become a symbol of connected, active communities, but demonstrate the City's dedication to making Hance a world-class city destination," Vice Mayor Yassamin Ansari said. " This one-acre addition to this downtown gem is sure to wow Super Bowl visitors and will greatly serve residents and families across our city for years to come." </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;"> </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;">Fans of Super Bowl LVII, visitors and Phoenix residents will be able to enjoy the  garden, the latest component of the Hance Park Revitalization Project. The garden is sure to be an attraction to residents, visitors and anyone attending the Super Bowl Experience Presented by Lowe’s at Hance Park. Republic Services is the official Environmental Services Sponsor of the Experience.  </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;"> </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;">In spring of 2022, the City of Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department partnered with Phoenix-based  Republic Services and Phoenix Community Alliance to announce the construction of the sustainable garden. The Republic Services Charitable Foundation’s $2 million sponsorship helped build the one-acre sustainable oasis featuring native desert plants and shaded walking and seating areas.   </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;"> </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;">“Republic’s vision is to partner with customers to create a more sustainable world, so we are proud to be working through our Charitable Foundation on our largest neighborhood revitalization project yet, right here in our hometown of Phoenix,” said Jon Vander Ark, Republic Services president and CEO. “This one-of-a-kind sustainable garden represents our commitment to creating cleaner, healthier and stronger spaces in the neighborhoods where our team members and customers live and work.” </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;"> </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;">When fully complete, the Republic Services Garden at Margaret T. Hance Park will feature 33 native desert plants chosen for their ability to thrive in the Phoenix heat and their low water requirements. The diverse selection of plants will provide a habitat for pollinators such as butterflies, bees and hummingbirds. The area includes a recycled steel canopy to shade walking paths, seating areas and swings, and energy efficient LED lighting is included for nighttime use.  </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;"> </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;">“Phoenix Parks are essential to a healthy urban environment and this garden will serve as a gathering place where residents and visitors can explore and enjoy nature,” Parks and Recreation Board Chair Kelly Dalton said. </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;"> </span> </div> <div style="text-decoration:underline;"> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;"> <strong style="">About the Hance Park Revitalization Project  </strong> </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;">The <a target="_blank" href="/parks/hancerevitalization">Margaret T. Hance Park Revitalization Project</a> is a public-private partnership led by the Hance Park Partner Coalition, consisting of the Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department, Phoenix Community Alliance and Hance Park Conservancy.   </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;"> </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;">Funding for the Hance Park Revitalization Project, estimated at $100 million, will come from public and private sources. City of Phoenix has dedicated $15 million of voter-approved Phoenix Parks and Preserve Initiative (PPPI) funds toward the project. A fundraising campaign is being led by the Phoenix Community Alliance and Hance Park Conservancy to generate private funding.  </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;">  </span> </div> <div style="text-decoration:underline;"> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;"> <strong>About Republic Services, Inc. </strong> </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;"> <a target="_blank" href="https://www.republicservices.com/">Republic Services, Inc.</a> is a leader in the environmental services industry. Through its subsidiaries, the company provides customers with the most complete set of products and services, including recycling, solid waste, special waste, hazardous waste, container rental and field services. Republic's industry-leading commitments to advance circularity, reduce emissions and decarbonize operations are helping deliver on its vision to partner with customers to create a more sustainable world. </span></div> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/parksNews

 

 

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