Arizona Forward program addresses sustainability leadership

Arizona’s oldest environmental organization is building a new generation of business leaders to integrate practical sustainability knowledge into the organizations and communities they serve, according to Arizona Forward. The organization launched the pilot class of its Emerging Sustainability Leaders program, which consists of 14 participants, in early December. “The Emerging Sustainability Leaders program is the […]

Arizona Forward salutes environmental excellence at event in Scottsdale

The Northern Arizona Forest Fund took the top honor in the Environmental Excellence Awards presented by SRP at the Westin Kierland Resort in Scottsdale. Judges this month also named the Arizona Pure Water Brew Challenge as winner of the Governor’s Award for Arizona’s Future, and two new categories – Sustainability Champion and Waste Reduction – […]

SRP grants program assists teachers

Salt River Project is offering grants for teachers looking for ways to engage their students in the classroom. Teachers are invited to apply for classroom grants to enhance learning in the classroom in the areas of math, science, engineering, technology as well as social studies, according to a release. The SRP Classroom Connections program consists […]

Paradise Valley to gauge local appetite for SRP under-grounding

Town of Paradise Valley officials have been given the proverbial head nod to explore a proposed method to finish under-grounding utility lines that could cost affected residents thousands of dollars. The Town of Paradise Valley has been undergrounding overhead utility lines from Salt River Project and Arizona Public Service Electric Company for several years. Since […]

SRP enhances military/veteran hiring initiative

Building on a long tradition of support for our veterans, Salt River Project has expanded its efforts to recruit, hire and retain veteran employees. SRP is expanding its current policy to provide full pay for up to two years for employees called to active duty. Current SRP employees who are also Arizona National Guard members or reservists will be given 22 days per year of paid leave, which doubles the current policy. “We know how much of an impact being called up for Guard or active duty can have on their lives, and we want to make it easier for them to serve their country knowing they can still support their families,” stated Rob Nichols, SRP senior director of Human Resources, in a press release.

SRP ‘Popsicle Truck’ to roll through the Valley, give out free popsicles

In a continued effort to inform and inspire customers to make changes in their electricity use, SRP will help unsuspecting customers alleviate the heat with a frozen treat and spread the message of energy efficiency. The SRP-branded popsicle truck will make the rounds two to three times a week in SRP’s territory from July 25 to Sept. 5. Free frozen treats will be handed out at unannounced times and locations such as parks, hospitals and park and ride lots to provide unsuspecting customers with a “feel-good moment” during the heat of the day.