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Youth Making Noise About Water Conservation

Youth Noise, a social networking site for people under the age of 27 who like to connect based on deeper interests than Paris Hilton’s wardrobe and want to get engaged within a cause, just hosted its inaugural DROP Water Summit at Parsons New School for Design in New York. The… Read More

Create a Desert Winter Wonderland

The weather outside is far from frightful – in fact, it’s downright delightful.  But that doesn’t mean you can’t create your own “Winter Wonderland” in the Arizona desert.  The winter months provide a perfect opportunity to experiment with container gardening, which can add some amazingly colorful – and even flavorful… Read More

Water Words that Work

The web’s function as the world’s electronic card catalog system and its ocean of information is both its blessing and its bane.  So much info, so little time. As the new Water – Use It Wisely website strives to “give voice to water – YOUR voice,” we will cull through… Read More

The Importance of “Triggers” in Your Messaging

Environmental Triggers Let’s face it, none of us in conservation has the marketing budget of Budweiser.  Sure, beer is more fun than water.  But if you had your druthers on a desert island, which would you choose for survival?  Most of us would presumably choose water, unless of course you’re… Read More

50 Simple Ways to Save the Earth

Richard Bach, the author of 5 New York Times Bestsellers, just came out with his latest  “get rich quick” book.  In it, he explains how to build wealth with a different kind of green.  Go Green, Live Rich is all about 50 simple things you can do to help save… Read More

Low Water Use Plant Guide Grows Online

Valley Cities Join Forces Ten cities have one message for you: low-water-use plants save water. The municipalities of Avondale, Chandler, Gilbert, Glendale, Goodyear, Mesa, Peoria, Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Tempe have banded together to provide an online guide to water conserving plants. The guide depicts plants that defy conventional expectations for… Read More

Glendale Outdoor Classroom Receives Prestigious Award

Mediation, an artist designed outdoor classroom, received a Crescordia Award at the Valley Forward Association’s 28th Annual Environmental Excellence Award Ceremony on September 6th.  The Crescordia is the highest award given by Valley Forward for public art. Mediation was designed by colab Studio of Tempe.  The outdoor classroom is part… Read More

Mesa Utilities Department Signs onto WaterSense® Program

Partnership Will Promote Simple Ways to Save Water, Energy The City of Mesa Utilities Department has agreed to participate in a federal Environmental Protection Agency program that promotes water-efficient products. The program, WaterSense, aims to provide a national brand, designating water-efficient products that are about 20 percent more efficient than… Read More

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