The Impact of Solar Energy Adoption on the Navajo Nation: Economic Empowerment and Cultural Preservation

By Grace Chapman The Navajo Nation, spread throughout the beautiful states of Arizona, New Mexico, and Utah, is experiencing an incredible journey towards sustainable energy solutions. The Navajo’s use of solar energy is a shift that extends beyond economic empowerment and encompasses cultural preservation and protecting the environment. The Navajo find it important to provide power to their people and … Read More

Guest Editorial: Trash Talk, It’s In the Bin

By Councilwoman Betty Janik In the summer of 2022, Scottsdale initiated the Old Town Scottsdale Recycling and Old Town Alley Refresh Campaign. Commissioner Andrew Scheck and I were founding members of the committee that included Scottsdale’s Solid Waste (SW) and Code Enforcement (CE) Departments. The goal was to provide recycle opportunities for businesses, beautify business alleys, and enhance sustainability in … Read More

Guest Editorial: Sustainability: A Guiding Light or a Boondoggle?

By Councilwoman Betty Janik The idea of Sustainability conjures up strong emotions. Those who embrace the idea view it as a way to foster environmental conditions that support current and future generations, a life saver. The naysayers think of it as a way for big brother to reduce our freedoms. Can we bridge that gap?? We just experienced the hottest … Read More

Tempe-Based HercuTech Partnering with Suncrest to Bring 109 Luxury, Sustainable Rental Homes to West Phoenix

Zora Encanto, which is now leasing, will reduce residents energy bills by over $15,000 annually thanks to the HercuWall® building system Residents of the Zora Encanto community in the West Valley will soon be saving $15,000 annually on electricity bills thanks to the partnership of master developer Suncrest with the Tempe-based eco-friendly HercuTech. Lease ups have begun at this 109-unit gated … Read More