The increasing effects of climate change and a series that cuts through the noise

Arizona faces a range of sustainability and environmental challenges. 

From water scarcity, as the state relies heavily on the Colorado River, which is experiencing decreasing water levels due to drought and climate change to rising temperatures and prolonged heatwaves exacerbate the risk of wildfires, putting both human and natural ecosystems at risk. 

The state also faces air pollution issues, especially in metropolitan areas like Phoenix, which can lead to respiratory problems and other health issues. 

The conservation of native wildlife and preservation of delicate ecosystems, such as the Sonoran Desert, is another critical environmental priority for Arizona.

Efforts are being made to promote renewable energy sources like solar power, aiming to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and transition to a cleaner and more sustainable energy future.

The mission of Project Greenprint is to serve as a starting place to discuss environmental threats and community needs, empower you with data and the latest information on sustainability innovation and help you rethink your habits so you can be part of the solution through action.

With an estimated $9.5 billion in thrown-away food, Arizona leads the United States in the amount of food wasted each year.

Source: Lawnstarter (2022)

Project Greenprint is part of It Happens at STN, a local news hour dedicated to community growth and actionable solutions. 

Each episode, innovators share insightful commentary on the latest sustainability initiatives in the Greater Phoenix area.


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