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Copper Level | Voluntary Environmental Stewardship Program

The following is a listing of VESP Copper Level members: 

Aravaipa Running

August 2019
Integrated recycling and reuse measures into race events.  For example, reusable cups are used at the hydration stations instead of single use cups that end up discarded after each race.

City of Tempe - Tempe Grease Cooperative

June 2015
Innovative partnership between the City of Tempe and its restaurants to better manage fats, oils and grease.

El Charro Hipster

August 2019
Eliminated need for dishwashing energy/water by sending dirty compostable plates to compost.

Escuela Manzo elementary School

August 2019
Maintains a gardening program in school curriculum that includes a community garden and rain catching systems.

Hotel Congress

August 2019
Recognized for their commitment to sustainability and conservation. For example, eco-friendly technology installed at the hotel has saved over 1.5 million gallons of water since 2007.

Keith and Pam Webb

February 2018
Started a paper recycling program in Southern Navajo County, diverting from area landfills four tons of mixed waste paper per week, or approximately 1,000 tons from 2012 – 2017.

Larson Waste Inc.

February 2018
Provided assistance to Keith and Pam Webb with a paper recycling program.

Mesa High School

June 2016
Created a natural Sonoran desert ecosystem and outdoor classroom where students, faculty and community can learn about indigenous flora and fauna, local geologic characteristics, and our relationship with the sun.

Organic Hair Lab

August 2019
Partners with a business that takes excess hair coloring products, used foils, and hair clippings to be recycled or repurposed. They also use low-flow shower heads, Energy Star-certified equipment, and repurposed furniture.

Pinnacle Presbyterian Church

August 2019
Used a community art project to divert landfill/recycling waste.

Salt River Project Coronado Generating Station

October 2017
Sponsored a free household hazardous waste collection event for residents of St. Johns, Arizona.

Sequoia Village School

April 2015
Recognized as an Arizona Environmentally Healthy School and implemented all recommendations of the Source Water Protection Plan for the school's drinking water system.

Solana Generating Station

September 2020
Acquired used concrete that would have otherwise been sent to landfill and applied it onsite to secure retention basins, preventing erosion.

September 2020
For sustaining a recycling project including cans, plastic bottles, scrap metal and cardboard. The cans and bottles are donated to the local school in Gila Bend and the school uses the proceeds to fund programs.

SRP Coronado Generating Station

September 2019
Volunteered to assist ADEQ with removing unused magnesium chloride illegally abandoned on ranching property, thus expediting cleanup and reducing waste generation by finding a productive use for the material.

Stardust Building Supplies

August 2019
Provides sustainable construction and deconstruction services through reuse of salvaged or donated materials.

Treasures 4 Teachers

August 2019
Recognized for school supply reuse program.

Tucson Electric Power Springerville Generating Station

October 2017
Sponsored a free household hazardous waste collection event for residents of Springerville and Eagar, Arizona.

Wholesum Harvest

August 2019
Developed sustainable organic farming practices. Some examples include, efficient water usage with recirculation up to three times at a 40 percent recirculation rate and controlled environment barriers that are used to keep out unwanted pests/bugs instead of using chemicals.