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We take care of people, profit and planet through a variety of innovative programs, including water and energy conservation, recycling, composting, alternative transportation, sustainable business practices and environmental stewardship.


16sustainabilityreportPRINTTo the right, you can check out some of our citywide sustainability achievements from fiscal year 2016. The City of Tempe's commitment to sustainability is highlighted through the figures presented in this chart. In future years, the city plans to improve upon these numbers in order to create a thriving and consciously-sustainable community for Tempe residents. 

To further explore Tempe's sustainable programs, visit each department's page: 

External Resources:

Air Quality Dept.- Maricopa County

American Institute of Architects 

ASU Global Institute of Sustainability

ASU Sustainable Cities Network 

Consumer Energy Center 

Earth 911

Earth Day 

Energy Star

EPA Sustainability 

Greener Buildings

LEED Initiatives

Natural Resources Defense Council

Sustainable Arizona

FINAL Urban Forestry Master Plan 

U. S. Department of Energy

U.S. Green Building Council

Valleywide Recycling Partnership 

Whole Building Design

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The information and embedded links on this webpage have been compiled by the City of Tempe, Arizona and are offered as a reference and convenience to those seeking basic information. The City of Tempe does not necessarily endorse any of the particular companies or products referenced herein, nor has it verified the accuracy of the information presented in the various links embedded in this webpage. The City of Tempe is not responsible for the content of either the linked web sites or any link contained in a linked web site and does not warrant or guarantee that any of the information is current or applicable to any specific set of circumstances. Clicking on any of the links below will take you away from and to a web site that is not under the control of the City of Tempe.

For information about Tempe's sustainability programs, please contact Shannon Reed at 480-350-8101 or