General Sustainability Resources

General Resources

Each action we take has an impact on our environment.  Our actions can either harm it or help it. To encourage the full engagement of the public and County employees in the adoption of  sustainable practices, we have compiled the collection of useful information contained here and in the tabs to the right. We hope that you will join with us in minimizing your environmental footprint and helping to ensure that future generation can adequately meet their own needs.

Tips for Saving Money and Living Sustainably


Green Pueblo Map

The Green Pueblo map is meant to be a sampling of what makes the greater Tucson area a Green Pueblo.  Use this interactive map to find out what makes Tucson a Green Pueblo.

Climate Change

Pima County has committed to joining communities throughout the world in confronting global climate changeTree falling into a wash by identifying and implementing programs that will reduce the County’s carbon footprint.  The sections below contain links to useful information about climate change and about steps you can take to reduce your carbon footprint.

Climate Change Basics

Climate Change in the Southwest

Impact Projections for the Southwest

Solutions

Energy

Pima County acknowledges that finite and renewable resources are essential to the functioning of our economyAgua Nueva Solar Field and our quality life and therefore must be used efficiently and effectively to insure an adequate future supply. Pima County strives to maximize energy efficiency and conservation in its operations and to increase the proportion of renewable energy it consumes. The sections below contain links to useful information and resources concerning energy efficiency and renewable energy.

Pima County Energy Efficiency Programs


Energy Efficiency Facts, Tools and Resources


Renewable Energy Facts, Tools and Resources


Transportation

In an effort to reduce costs and minimize the environmental impacts of its transportation relatedEmployee commuting by bicycle activities, Pima County actively works to improve energy efficiency and reduce fossil fuel emissions resulting from its fleet operations.  The sections below contain links to useful information and resources about alternative transportation and how you can save money while reducing your environmental impact and improving your health.

Commute Cost Calculator

Are you loosing money? A 2013 AAA report found that the average owner of a sedan who drives 15,000 miles a year pays $9,122 a year to own and operate that car.

Find out how much driving costs you: Commute Cost Calculator

Bicycling


Public Transit


Pedestrians

Other Resources


Water

Pima County acknowledges that finite and renewable resources are essential to the functioning of our economyCieniga Creek and our quality life and therefore must be used efficiently and effectively to insure an adequate future supply. Pima County strives to optimize water use efficiency in its operations.  The sections below contain links to useful information and resources concerning water in our region and about how you can improve your water use efficiency.

Water Use and Efficiency Guides


Training and Education Programs


Organizations


Other Resources

Waste

Minimizing the production of waste prevents pollution, conserves resources, saves energy and reduces100% recycled content paper greenhouse gas emissions.   Pima County strives to minimize the impact and quantity of solid waste produced by its operations. The sections below contain links to useful information and resources concerning waste disposal and how you can minimize the quantity and impact of waste you generate.

How to Reduce Waste


Recycling


Other Resources

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201 N. Stone Ave., 6th FL
Tucson, AZ 85701

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