For the second year, Arizona State University’s (ASU) Sustainable Cities Network and more than a dozen Mayors across Arizona are taking part in Earth Day AZ. This program is a collective effort to raise awareness about the many ways that Arizona cities, towns, and municipalities are demonstrating sustainability and climate action. Cities will also hold local events during the week of April 18-22, leading up to Earth Day on April 22.
Through a series of videos hosted on the Sustainable Cities Network’s EarthDayAZ.org webpage, local leaders describe their commitment to protecting Arizona’s precious and diverse natural resources and securing a thriving future for our state. The messages also encourage residents to consider small changes that can have a lasting environmental impact.
“We are so fortunate to live in one of the most beautiful communities in the state,” said Mayor Ginny Dickey. “Through our partnerships with Republic Services, EPCOR and Fountain Hills Sanitary District, we continue to commit to recycling and other programs to help keep our community safe and clean.”
This year’s list of community EarthDayAZ.org participants include:
City of Apache Junction City of Phoenix
City of El Mirage Town of Queen Creek
City of Flagstaff City of Scottsdale
Town of Fountain Hills City of Sedona
City of Litchfield Park City of Tempe
City of Mesa City of Tucson
Town of Oro Valley Maricopa County
City of Peoria
On Earth Day, the Town of Fountain Hills Community Services Department is partnering with Republic Services and EPCOR to help promote the importance of recycling with the ReCycle – ReCreate events.
There are activities for families and children to help educate and encourage recycling by building a Cardboard Fort, creating water bottle mobiles, gardening planting tips with recycled K-Cups, and a recycled art contest. And so much more creating art from materials destined for the trash.
To learn more about the Town’s Earth Day activities go to www.fountainhillsaz.gov/earthday.
For more information about the statewide Earth Day activities visit EarthDayAZ.org.