ASU, PayPal and APS Add Solar Power for AZ

Posted on January 12, 2017 • Category: Water, Forests & Open Spaces

Arizona Public Service (APS) is showing how utilities can partner with customers to develop cost-effective solar energy. The Red Rock Solar Plant is a 40-megawatt photovoltaic plant located 30 miles south of Casa Grande in Red Rock, Ariz. Arizona State University (ASU) and PayPal will purchase renewable energy from APS that is equivalent to the amount Red Rock is projected to generate.

ASU and PayPal were both seeking ways to reduce their carbon footprint, and…

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Seeds for the Future

Posted on December 28, 2016 • Category: Water, Forests & Open Spaces

By Andrea Jaramillo

What do seeds have to do with environmental protection? More than we think. Those tiny products are intimately related to food security and healthy ecosystems.

Native Seeds/SEARCH, a non-profit organization that works to preserve seeds from the Southwest U.S. and Northwestern Mexico, believes that by doing so, it is setting the ground for agricultural sustainability.

“A lot of the work that we do is about food, sustainable food and production of local food,” explained…

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Making Education More Accessible for Employees

Posted on December 20, 2016 • Category: College Going

By Andrea Jaramillo

For many workers, going back to school to get a degree is something close to impossible, either because of lack of money, time or encouragement.

In Arizona, one major university and three companies decided to change this.

The University of Arizona has partnered with GEICO, Caterpillar Inc. and the Salt River Project to design and implement accessible degree programs for employees through their online programs.

“The vision for this partnership is not just how can…

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