Sixth annual Earth Day event attracts thousands, highlights sustainability


Non-profit group Keep Phoenix Beautiful hosted its sixth annual Earth Day event on Saturday in Phoenix with a focus on renewing vacant lots, gardening and sustainable transportation. Read story

Volunteers work to promote community interest in renovating vacant lots


Volunteers at PHX Renews Activation Day got their fill of planting, watering, shoveling, hammering and painting Saturday in an effort to “activate” a large vacant lot in midtown Phoenix to promote community interest in renewing vacant lots. Read story

Phoenix mayor kicks off revitalization project to transform vacant lot into public space


Mayor Greg Stanton kicked off PHX Renews on Monday, which will transform a vacant lot on the northeast corner of Central Avenue and Indian School Road into an area for urban farming, sustainable technology, outdoor education, art displays and social spaces. Read story