Green Phoenix

greenphoenixDuring his State of the City address, Mayor Gordon described a plan to make Phoenix the first carbon neutral and sustainable city in America. The plan, Green Phoenix, received a prominent endorsement from the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy, Steven Chu, after Arizona State University President Dr. Michael Crow and Mayor Gordon shared the plan with the Secretary during a meeting in Washington, D.C.

Building on existing initiatives to reduce the heat island effect, conserve precious water resources, and increase the use of solar power, Green Phoenix will provide homeowners and businesses access to affordable weatherization resources, energy-saving retrofits, and the latest in solar technology. Large-scale rainwater capture, groundwater recharge, and riparian restoration will result in improved water quality and stabilized water supplies.

Green Phoenix will mean the creation of thousands of jobs in green industries, ranging from home weatherization to solar panel research and manufacturing. Read the rest here:

~ by akagreen on April 17, 2009.

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