Earth Day 2018 is on April 22nd and this year’s campaign is all about ending plastic pllution—so whether you are interested in learning more about the campaign and what you can do to get involved or if you want to know more about what you can do at an individual or local level then read more:
Calculate your Plastic Pollution Footprint and make a plan to reduce it!
Click here to use the the Earth Day websites Plastic Pollution Calculator to find out how much plastic consumption you use in your daily life and then find ways you can reduce your plastic footprint.
Learn about how Mesa & our businesses stay sustainable
City of Mesa – Encourages and has implemented a Living Green lifestyle that encourages Mesa residents to maintain their households and carry out activities in an environmentally conscious manner.
True Garden - Featuring revolutionary hydroponic gardening techniques, visitors can learn about organic growing practices and sustainable farming. True Garden uses 95% less water and 90% less space than a traditional garden, and contains no harmful chemical, pesticides or herbicides.
Queen Creek Olive Mill - The Mill utilizes many sustainable farming techniques to protect the environment, public health, human communities and animal welfare. They have 444 solar panels to collect and convert energy for their facility, composting is practiced in two different forms, and they have opted to use weed torching instead of herbicides.
Agritopia - All of the produce on the farm is grown under the USDA organic protocol. The goal is to have zero distribution model for the produce and various crops grown at the site, meaning it will leave in customer’s stomachs or their shopping bags.
Mesa Urban Garden (MUG) – MUG was created to inspire sustainable urban living through education, community involvement and creative cooperation to strengthen families and enhance and beautify our neighborhoods. To keep the garden operating efficiently, an individual drop irrigation system with state-of-the-art watering timer was installed to keep the mismanagement of water down.
Usery Mountain Nature Center - The Nature Center has 20-inch thick masonry walls, essential skylights, solar panels and a rooftop garden to insulate the building and reduce storm water runoff. They are designed to be fully functional, sustainable and energy efficient while minimizing the disturbance to the natural landscape and maximizing the design compatibility with the natural surroundings.
Learn more here.