(November 30th, 2016, Phoenix, Arizona)
The Electronic Music Alliance (EMA) is pleased to announce a holiday food drive at Ancient Future’s “Neverland” themed party for First Fridays in Phoenix on December 2nd at the Unexpected Gallery from 9pm-2am.
GreenLight Solutions and The 2 Courtiers will partner to develop sustainable events. Our purpose for the project is to transform events into sustainability endeavors. Our mission is to pay mind to four areas of improvement: circular resources, renewable energy, reduced transportation carbon footprint, and engagement that fosters more sustainable culture/practices at events and beyond. The strategic objectives for this project are to network with the vendors and venue for channels of importing and exporting materials that execute cradle-to-cradle lifecycles; connect innovative renewable energy technology with sponsorship; promote benefits for alternative forms of transportation; and project ideas, movements, and innovations in sustainability initiatives for visitors. Our scale will be to start at The 2 Courtiers’ monthly events, and based upon success, scale and duplicate for larger and more distant events.
Written by Jason Zeikowitz, V.P. of Projects, GreenLight at ASU
Build Us H.O.P.E. (Housing Opportunities Provided for Everyone) is the outreach and development arm for Singleton Community Services. The founders have a history of advocacy on behalf of the homeless, disabled and mentally ill. They also have experience in providing housing and supportive services within this community. Grass-roots initiatives, such as Build Us H.O.P.E., are looking to create communities with a combination of private, corporate and government resources.
The Kaargo team’s goal is to create key metrics related to CO2 emissions in order for Kaargo to gain insight into the sustainable aspects of their business model. We will then use these metrics to create a multi-dimensional marketing strategy. This main framework of our marketing strategy is centered on creating a social media presence and grass-roots network. Our marketing strategy will help us pull in over 100 new users for Kaargo.
Our team of Solutioneers are currently working with the non-profit organization TigerMountain Foundation. This organization empowers the South Mountain community in south Phoenix by providing life, career, and entrepreneurial skills through interactions at their community gardens, farmers markets, landscaping sites, and one-on-one mentor sessions while directly improving the local food and ecological systems.
The Shaw Montessori school project team’s Fall 2016 semester vision is to develop a comprehensive plan to remodel the entrance of the school. The entrance of a school is important, as it is the first impression a visitor gets of the school and the first things the students see as they begin their day.
“Do you want to help a project progressing sustainability initiatives at EDM festivals?” Kevin Keleher asked with a wide-eyed, excited smile. His energy was contagious, but I was only hesitant because I had no idea what EDM meant. After I found out EDM meant Electronic Dance Music, my enthusiasm died down a little because it was not my genre. But I was considering the offer because the amount of festivals each year is growing, and sustainability initiatives can easily be adopted to other events. Thinking about the scalable and duplicable opportunities from the project, I shouted back to Kevin, “Let’s rock our role!”