Archive for “Education” Category

Clinton Global Initiative Helps Transform PHX Renews

May 9, 2014

What can 650 college students, 100 veterans, and 150 community leaders accomplish in just three hours? They can turn a vacant lot into a neighborhood educational venue. In March, former President Bill Clinton and Chelsea Clinton brought together students from across the country and around the world to Arizona State University to participate in the Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI …

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WATER CONSERVATION EXPO, PROVIDED BY SRP

February 2, 2015

Get a discounted “smart” irrigation controller at the SRP Water Conservation Expo! Valley residents are invited to learn how to save water and money by participating in the eighth annual SRP Water Conservation Expo on March 7, 2015. Those attending the free expo will learn about water-saving devices for the yard and home. Booths featuring SRP energy-efficiency and environmental programs …

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THE PROBLEM BECOMES THE SOLUTION IN SAN ANTONIO’S COMMUNITY GARDENS

April 9, 2015

It’s no secret that Texas is still enduring a significant drought as we head into 2015. “Drought restrictions” and “watering days” are common lingo among San Antonio residents as many of us attempt to conserve our precious water. In 2011, drought monitor maps glowed bright red with the bulk of the state in either exceptional or extreme drought. For San …

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CELEBRATE AZ WATER WITH US ON THE SALT RIVER

April 29, 2018

The Salt River originates from the confluence of two tributaries (White and Black Rivers) in part of what is known as Arizona’s high country. The river flows about 100 miles through the middle of the state from east to west. The tributaries are created by a network of smaller headwater springs that are fed by snowmelt and flow through remote rugged …

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WHY DON’T YOU GIVE IT A BREAK THIS YEAR?

September 28, 2016

Considering a winter lawn? Consider the benefits of forgoing a winter lawn this season instead. Not only do winter lawns use more water than dormant Bermuda (warm season) grass, they cost more, take more maintenance, and can weaken the Bermuda lawn. Each year, more people are embracing the monetary, time, and environmental savings of forgoing a winter lawn. A recent …

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GLOBAL WATER DANCES ARRIVES IN SCOTTSDALE

June 16, 2017

This is the first year that Global Water Dances will be performed in Arizona. I first heard of Global Water Dances five years ago when I was living in Connecticut. I was in the middle of a certification program in movement analysis. Part of my training included using movement and dance as a tool to build communities and social cohesion. …

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CELEBRATE AZ WATER: #THINKWATER WITH ARIZONA HUMANITIES, ASU, AND THE SMITHSONIAN

May 3, 2018

Who owns water? What does the future of water look like in Arizona? Does water have a different meaning in Arizona than it does in other places? The answers to those questions are not easy and the details change depending on where you go across the state. Arizonans are invited to explore these issues at Water/Ways, a Smithsonian Museum on …

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Water Ways Exhibit, courtesy the Florida Humanities Council

Queen Creek Showcases Water Conservation at Library

July 2, 2019

On average, how much water do you think a person uses each day? If you guessed 120 gallons … you are correct! That figure alone may not be very impressive, but when standing in front of a 16-foot-tall tower equaling 120 gallons, it becomes much more impactful! During the month of July, you can visit the Water – Use It …

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Queen Creek: This little guy is very happy to be at the library!

Why the CAP canal shape matters — a tale of the trapezoid

December 4, 2020

Remove the water from a section of the CAP canal and you’d see what looks like a foundation for an amphitheater. If you were to stand on the canal bottom, gaze from the narrow base to the gradually widening sides, and imagine a water line on the surface, you’d probably notice the four-sided shape of a trapezoid. This canal shape, …

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It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s…your plumber?

May 12, 2014

A new breed of service professionals is coming to the forefront of the plumbing industry. Behold, the current generation of Superhero Plumbers, armed with the education, energy, and drive guaranteed to change the way you look at the person you called to come fix that leaky faucet. These special plumbers are called Green Plumbers, and they truly stand apart from …

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RAINWATER GARDEN WINS 2014 “CATCH THE RAIN” PHOTO CONTEST

January 27, 2015

Community Invited to See Best-in-Show Garden at Glendale’s Main Library The City of Glendale’s Water Services Department, Conservation and Sustainability Division, known for its award-winning programs, took home another honor. Glendale received top ranking in the 2014 Water Resources Research Center’s “Catch the Rain” photo contest and captured the Best-in-Show prize for a picture of the Glendale Rain Garden in action …

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HOW TO CONSERVE WATER AND ENERGY IN THE LAUNDRY ROOM

June 1, 2015

Small changes can make a big impact in terms of overall water consumption — and that’s especially true in the laundry room. When it comes to the way you do regular laundry, taking a few simple measures can save significant water and energy. So what are some of the best ways to conserve water in the laundry room? How can …

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