Dickey joins fellow mayors in celebrating Earth Day | Native Information
Fountain Hills Mayor Ginny Dickey has teamed up with nine other Arizona mayors in a new statewide collaboration to celebrate Earth Day this Thursday, April 22nd.
There are many ways that Arizona communities are helping the earth with the goal of inspiring residents to take action for Earth Day in April and beyond.
As members and in partnership with Arizona State University’s Sustainable Cities Network, Arizona mayors and communities are demonstrating that unity has power and that they all have a role to play in keeping the planet healthy now and in the future, the announcement said. Together, communities can protect valuable and diverse natural resources and secure a prosperous future for the state and the world.
“Fountain Hills is proud to join communities in our state in raising awareness of the issues we all face in protecting our environment,” said Dickey. “The city is always looking for innovative ways to protect our valuable resources. From using treated water to irrigate Fountain Park and golf courses, to installing electric charging stations, to introducing Green Fridays years ago to reduce energy consumption at City Hall, Fountain Hills continues to strive to protect our beautiful natural desert environment and to be good stewards be. “
To learn more and watch a video message from the Mayors, visit EarthDayAZ.org.
Cities participating in Earth Day AZ include: El Mirage – Mayor Alexis Hermosillo; Flagstaff – Major Paul Deasy; Fountain Hills – Major Ginny Dickey; Mesa – Major John Giles; Oro Valley – Major Joe Winfield; Peoria – Major Cathy Carlat; Phoenix – Major Kate Gallego; Sedona – Major Sandy Moriarty; Tempe – Major Corey Woods and Tucson – Major Regina Romero.
Since April 22, 1970, Earth Day has been recognized worldwide as a way of motivating environmental initiatives. Earth Day is celebrated on April 22 each year, but each day is the perfect opportunity for residents to demonstrate their commitment to protecting the environment through more sustainable practices.
Steps to reduce consumption and be more sustainable include:
* Do not run water when you are not using it.
* Use carpooling or public transport whenever possible.
Reuse of materials to reduce waste:
* Use a personal reusable water bottle or coffee mug.
* Bring reusable shopping bags to the grocery store.
Recycling to reduce the amount of waste:
* Rinse the food cans before placing them in a blue recycling bin.
* Junk mail and magazines can go into the blue recycling bin.
Review of items used daily:
* Use energy-efficient and long-lasting LED lamps in your home.
* Buy recycled paper for the home and office.
These simple ways to reduce, reuse, recycle and review all contribute to a more sustainable future.