Everyone is invited: community members, elected officials, government agencies, school representatives, and business members.
PHOENIX (January 12, 2016) – Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ), Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) and Keep Arizona Beautiful (KAZB) staff will conduct an “Environmental Resources Roadshow,” where attendees will learn about ways to improve their local environment.
Wickenburg Thurs., Jan. 28, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wickenburg Council Chambers 155 N. Tegner St. Wickenburg, AZ 85390
The Environmental Resources Roadshow partnership encourages community members, business people, elected officials, government agencies, and school representatives in Wickenburg and the surrounding area to attend one of the no-cost, two-hour events. Following brief presentations, attendees can engage in open dialogue and participate in a question and answer session.
ADEQ: successful recycling programs such as electronic waste and food recovery
ADEQ: how communities can benefit from ADEQ’s brownfields grants and technical expertise
ADOT: volunteer process for adopting section of Arizona highways for litter cleanup
KAZB: statewide litter prevention, recycling and beautification programs
If you are interested in the Environmental Resources Roadshow presenting in your community in 2016, please call one of the listed contacts.
Established by the Arizona Legislature under the Environmental Quality Act of 1986, the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality is the state agency for protecting and enhancing public health and the environment of Arizona.
ADEQ – Recycling ADEQ’s recycling program, which began 1991, has facilitated recycling initiatives in every county in Arizona. Currently, the program focuses on hosting environmental roadshows across the state, particularly in rural areas, to educate Arizonans about what they can do to establish or enhance recycling programs to protect and preserve their environment. Visit:
Recycling: http://www.azdeq.gov/environ/waste/solid/recycle.html Electronic waste recycling: http://azdeq.gov/environ/waste/p2/ewastetoolkit/index.html Food recovery: http://www2.epa.gov/sustainable-management-food
ADEQ – Brownfields Grant Program Brownfields are properties with active redevelopment potential hindered by known or perceived environmental contamination. ADEQ’s non-competitive brownfields grant program has funded more than 50 projects assisting local governments and nonprofits in completing environmental assessments and cleanups. Accepting applications on a rolling basis, ADEQ’s brownfields grant program conducts projects through Arizona’s State Response Grant using funds provided by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Visit: http://www.azdeq.gov/environ/waste/cleanup/brownfields.html.
ADOT – Adopt a Highway Volunteer Program
Over the years, the ADOT Adopt a Highway volunteer program has provided a multimillion-dollar labor value to Arizona taxpayers by keeping our highways clean. ADOT’s Adopt a Highway volunteer program began in 1988 in Globe. Today there are volunteers in every county of the Grand Canyon State, especially in rural Arizona, where volunteer litter pickup provides big savings in maintenance costs. Visit: www.azdot.gov/adoptahighway.
Keep Arizona Beautiful
KAZB is a statewide nonprofit (founded in 1988) with the mission to empower citizens and communities to care for their environment through litter abatement, recycling, and beautification. The KAZB Affiliate Network provides communities with resources and best practice training to tackle their local environmental challenges. Visit: www.kazb.org.
Environmental Resources Roadshow Contacts
ADEQ Public Information Officer, Caroline Oppleman at (602) 771-2215 or firstname.lastname@example.org
KAZB Executive Director, Jill Bernstein at (602) 651-1227 or email@example.com
ADOT Public Information Office, (800) 949-8057 or firstname.lastname@example.org
ADEQ Recycling Coordinator, J.B. Shaw, email@example.com or (602) 771-5613
ADEQ Brownfields Coordinator, Jennie Curé, firstname.lastname@example.org or (602) 771-2296
KAZB Executive Director, Jill Bernstein, email@example.com or (602) 651-1227
ADOT Adopt a Highway Programs, Patricia Powers-Zermeño, firstname.lastname@example.org or (602) 712-4620