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2021 Climate Action Plan

The 2021 Climate Action Plan is now available. The plan was approved at the October 12, 2021 City Council Policy Session. ​​

El Plan de Acción Climática 2021 ya está disponible. El plan fue aprobado durante la reunión del Concejo Municipal del 12 de octubre de 2021.

Read the full plan​ / Lea el plan completo

Read the Executive Summary​  / Lea el resumen ejecutivo​

Phoenix declares September “Planting For Monarchs Month”!


Photograph by Kim Pegram, Desert Botanical Garden

Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego has issued a Proclamation declaring September as “Planting for Monarchs Month”. September is the perfect time to start thinking about what native plants you could place on your patio, balcony, or plant in your yard to provide essential habitat resources for this key pollinator species. 

View the Proclamation / Lea la Proclamación

The western population of the monarch butterfly has declined by 99 percent over the last 25 years, primarily due to habitat loss, climate change, and pesticide use. Mayor Gallego is calling for all Phoenicians to work together to plant native milkweed and native nectar plants to support the monarch butterfly. Working together, the habitat we each plant - no matter how small - can combine to create big change! 

Learn more about monarch butterflies and planting native milkweed and native nectar plants

Save the ​Monarchs!


Photograph by William Vann

Did you know that Phoenix plays host to the migrating monarch butterfly each year? We see them arrive in September and wave goodbye around May as they make their way to cooler climates for the summer. 

Working together, we can create a web of much needed habitat resources throughout Phoenix for this important species.

Read th​​​e PhxNewsroom article to learn ​​​m​ore


Phoenix ranks #16 on EPA's 2021 list of cities with the most Energy Star buildings!

 

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced its annual “Top Cities” list, spotlighting the cities with the largest number of Energy Star certified commercial and multifamily buildings.​ Phoenix ranked 16th with 119 newly Energy Star certified buildings in 2020.

Energy Star certified buildings use an average of 35 percent less energy and are responsible for 35 percent less carbon dioxide emissions than typical buildings. ​​

View all 2021 EPA Energy Star Cities

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Grown Your Own Food at Home 

If you are interested in growing your own food at home, you could have a choice of three garden systems and training support for one year!

The Office of Environmental Programs is excited to announce applications are being accepted for its new FREE Backyard Garden Pilot Program. Residents selected to participate will receive materials, labor, training and maintenance support, as needed for one year, at no cost.

Learn more about the Backyard Garden Program and submit an application o​nline
Applications are due at 11:59 p.m. Monday, Nov. 15.​

Phoenix Food Day and Healthfest 


The first Food Day and Healthfest drive-thru event of the year, held at V.H. Lassen Elementary on October 23rd was a HUGE success.  Vice Mayor Carlos Garcia, the Roosevelt School District, and Junior League of Phoenix kicked off the event with a ribbon cutting ceremony. Thanks to all our partners and sponsors 2,000 giveaways were distributed to more than 1,000 families, including: food boxes, food bags seed starting kits, and healthy recipes. Click here for cooking and gardening demos​. ​

If you live in the west Phoenix area, you are invited to attend the second Food Day and Healthfest drive-thru event at the Cartwright Community Garden on Saturday, November 6th.  Register here.

Urban Wildlife Conservation Day

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Mayor Kate Gallego has declared October 9th, 2021 a​s Urban Wildlife Conservation Day for the City of Phoenix. View the Proclamation.

Join us on Saturday in celebrating our urban wildlife and beautiful Sonoran Desert ecosystem at the First Annual Walk for the Wild, 8am-11am at Rio Salado Habitat Restoration Area (2439 S Central Avenue). This outdoor event includes a 3k walk, Audubon native plant sale, a milkweed for monarchs planting, bird education, and much more! View the flyer for more information.




Mayor Gallego Signs the Mayor's
 Monarch Pledge​

 

Mayor Gallego celebrated National Native Plant Month and her signing of the Mayor’s Monarch Pledge by visiting the Nina Mason Pulliam Rio Salado Audubon Center.

Following Mayor Gallego’s signing of the Mayor’s Monarch Pledge, the City of Phoenix Office of Environmental Programs plans to coordinate with departmental liaisons to develop a five-year plan of city actions.

Read th​e PhxNewsroom article to learn ​​​m​ore





Climate Ac​t​ion Plan Draft Posted for Public Comments


We want to hear from you! Let us know what you think! ​

1​. View the draft ​​

2. Take survey to provide in​put

3. Registe​r for a works​hop​







​Four ways to make a difference on in Phoenix this Earth Day:

  1. Plant a tree through donations to phoenix.gov/plantatree.  You can choose to donate to trees in streets, parks or vulnerable neighborhoods. A receipt will be issued for tax purposes.

  1. Let your voice be heard by speaking in an upcoming Council budget meeting or writing a comment in support of earth-friendly ideas proposed in the budget. Items proposed in the budget are for Street Transportation to plant 9 cool and walkable corridors each year (1800 trees), a new Office of Heat Response & Mitigation and funding for Climate Action.  Learn more at phoenix.gov/budget.

  1. Pick up one of the 300 “clean-up kits" on Earth Day at Steele Indian School Park on April 22, 2021 from 8:00-12:00 being given away by Keep Phoenix Beautiful.  Kits consist of a 5-gallon Lowe's bucket, litter grabbers in both adult & child sizes, masks, gloves, and bags. We are encouraging residents to clean up their own neighborhood or local Park and tag us with photos at #MyBeautifulPHX.​
  1. Join Rio Reimagined to clean-up the Salt River: Celebrate Earth Day by volunteering at community clean-up events!  Join an in-person clean-up to restore crucial wildlife habitat by removing litter and recyclables from the Salt River.  For more info and sign-up for the April 24th in-person clean-up at https://na.eventscloud.com/rioearthday.




 

 

Grow Your Own Food at Homehttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/environmental-programs/2129Environment & Sustainability11/4/2021 8:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2129/Newsroom_Environment_026.jpgGrow Your Own Food at Home<div class="ExternalClassF6B7E00FE3FA47C8916568180B835B04"><html> <p>If you are interested in growing your own food at home, you could have a choice of three garden systems and training support for one year!<br></p> <p>The city of Phoenix Office of Environmental Programs (OEP) is excited to announce applications are being accepted for its new FREE Backyard Garden Pilot Program. Residents selected to participate will receive materials, labor, training and maintenance support, as needed for one year, at no cost.</p> <p>OEP is seeking passionate community members with an interest in growing food and willing to make a yearlong commitment to backyard gardening. The city has the capacity to welcome 90 people to receive a new garden system by the end of 2021.</p> <p>Learn more about the Backyard Garden Program and submit an application <a href="/oep/backyard-garden" target="_blank">online</a>. <strong>Applications are due at 11:59 p.m. Monday, Nov. 15.</strong></p> <p>This program is made possible through funding received from the federal Coronavirus State and Local Recovery Funds.</p> <p>Our partners NxT Horizon LLC, LEHR Innovations LLC, and Tiger Mountain Foundation are providing the garden systems and expertise to ensure the success of each participant. ​<br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/oepNewsenvironmental-programs
Celebrate Urban Wildlife Conservation Dayhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/environmental-programs/2094Environment & Sustainability10/8/2021 4:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2094/Newsroom_Environment_025.jpgCelebrate Urban Wildlife Conservation Day<div class="ExternalClass3AE321EB4AA64257BCB2E80C5A161354"><html> <p>Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego has <a target="_blank" href="/oepsite/Documents/2021%20Urban%20Wildlife%20Conservation%20Day.pdf">declared October 9, 2021 as Urban Wildlife Conservation Day​</a> for the city of Phoenix. Everyone is invited to join us in celebrating Urban Wildlife Conservation Day and take part in the 1st annual Walk for the Wild. It's happening on Saturday, Oct. 9 from 8 - 11 a.m. at the Rio Salado Restoration Area, at 2439 S. Central Ave.</p> <p>This will kick off Walk for the Wild Week with an in-person celebration of our local urban wildlife. There will be:<br></p> <ul> <li> <p>3k walk on a paved path<br></p> </li> <li> <p>Audubon native plant sale<br></p> </li> <li> <p>Milkweed for monarchs planting</p> </li> <li> <p>Native seed giveaway</p> </li> <li> <p>Bird education</p> </li> <li> <p>Partner booths</p> </li> </ul> <p>Bring water with you, but water fountains and restrooms will be available. While this event is outdoors, masks and social distancing are recommended.<br></p> <p>​Check out this <a target="_blank" href="/oepsite/Documents/Urban%20Wildlife%20Event%202021.pdf">flyer</a> for more information or register <a target="_blank" href="https://www.virtualrunningclub.com/events/walk-for-the-wild/">here</a>.<br></p> <p> <br> </p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/oepNewsenvironmental-programs
Join Us for the 2021 "Phoenix Food Day & Healthfest"https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/environmental-programs/443Environment & Sustainability10/7/2021 7:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/443/Newsroom_Environment_003.JPGJoin Us for the 2021 "Phoenix Food Day & Healthfest"<div class="ExternalClassF2161E58C7C44EFBB7B1960AC8685F09"><html> <p>Don't miss out on this year's Phoenix Food Day & Healthfest events hosted by the city of Phoenix and the <a target="_blank" href="https://www.jlp.org/">Junior League of Phoenix​</a>.</p><p></p><p>Phoenix Food Day & Healthfest is a free, health and wellness event that focuses on healthy lifestyles for families. The city and Junior League of Phoenix recognize that providing food and resources during the pandemic recovery is important.​<br></p><p>This year’s drive-thru and virtual events will include free food boxes and goodie bags for 2,000 families at each event. The goodie bags will be filled with prizes, kids’ activities, health and wellness vouchers, and much more. Cooking and gardening demos online too!</p><p><strong>Drive-Thru Events:</strong><br></p><ul><li><p>8 a.m. to noon - <strong>Saturday, October 23</strong> - V.H. Lassen Elementary, 909 W. Vineyard Road.</p></li><li><p>8 a.m. to noon - <strong>Saturday, November 6</strong> - Cartwright Community Garden, 4208 N. 51 Ave.<br></p></li></ul><p>For more information and to register, visit <a target="_blank" href="/OEP/FoodDay">phoenix.gov/OEP/FoodDay</a>.<br></p><p><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/oepNewsenvironmental-programs
Phoenix Plays Host to the Migrating Monarch Butterflyhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/environmental-programs/2079Environment & Sustainability9/24/2021 5:30:00 PMhttps://youtu.be/bA-Bwp822U0Phoenix Plays Host to the Migrating Monarch Butterfly<div class="ExternalClassA9E95BF8EBAF484293067887336F52EE"><html> <p>Right now, these creatures are making their way through Phoenix. September is also the perfect time to start thinking about what native plants you could place on your patio, balcony or plant in your yard to provide essential habitat resources for this key pollinator species. </p> <p>The western population of the monarch butterfly has declined by 99% over the last 25 years, much of that due to habitat loss and pesticide use.</p> <p>Consider planting native milkweed and native nectar plants to support the monarch butterfly. <br></p> <span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span> <p>Mayor Kate Gallego's <a target="_blank" href="/oepsite/Documents/Mayor%27s%20Monarch%20Proclamation.pdf">Planting for Monarchs Month Proclamation​</a>.<br></p> <p>Learn more and find links to other resources at <a href="/oep/monarch" target="_blank">phoenix.gov/oep/monarch​</a>. ​<br></p> <span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span> <p>​<br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/oepVideoenvironmental-programs
Save the Monarchs!https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/environmental-programs/2044Environment & Sustainability9/1/2021 5:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2044/Newsroom_Environment_024.jpgSave the Monarchs!<div class="ExternalClassF4BCA79098D5498A80970B684E8E7B8D"><html> <div>​Did you know that Phoenix plays host to the migrating monarch butterfly each year? We see them arrive in September and wave goodbye around May as they make their way to cooler climates for the summer. <br></div><div><br></div><div>The monarch’s multi-generation, 3,000-mile-long migration and dramatic overwintering habits capture our imagination. But this key pollinator is currently struggling; the western population of the monarch butterfly has declined by 99 percent over the last 25 years. But one simple action can help them survive and thrive: plant! </div><div><br></div><div>Native milkweed and native nectar plants are essential for monarch survival. With the fall planting season in Phoenix about to start, consider planting native milkweed and native nectar plants to provide habitat for monarchs and other pollinators. From one or two potted plants on a balcony to landscaping an entire yard or business park and anything in between, it all makes a difference. </div><div><br></div><div>Working together, we can create a web of much needed habitat resources throughout Phoenix for this important species. Plus, we save on water use and support our native biodiversity by avoiding high water budget plants in favor of those native to the Phoenix region. ​<br></div><div><br></div><div>Mayor Kate Gallego's <a href="/oepsite/Documents/Mayor%27s%20Monarch%20Proclamation.pdf" target="_blank">Planting for Monarchs Month Proclamation​</a>.<br></div><div><br></div> <p>Learn more and find links to other resources at <a href="/oep/monarch" target="_blank">phoenix.gov/oep/monarch​</a>. </p> <div> <br> <br> </div> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/oepNewsenvironmental-programs








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