April is All About WaterWater Awareness Month

WEEK ONE:

Xeriscape: Landscape Design with Water in Mind

Xeriscape (zeer-a-scape) is a term that defines a creative approach to landscaping that includes the use of well-adapted plants, efficient irrigation, careful design and proper maintenance. When used together, these principles produce superior landscapes that save both water and energy. Xeriscape also creates or replaces habitat needed by wildlife, and helps to create shade for people, our homes and our communities.

HOW TO KEEP YOUR LANDSCAPE FROM SOAKING YOU!

WAYNE'S WORLD - FUN WITH WAYNE DROP

Xeriscape Brochures

Free Booklets: We've got everything you need to plant a water-thrifty landscape. Use our online ordering form.

Cash for Grass: Remove 500 square feet of grass and replace it with desert landscaping and you can qualify for a $500 rebate! See our Top Ten Reasons to Convert.

Looking for a Landscaper? These pros know how to grow. Learn more about Smartscape Certified Landscapers.

Our Favorite Water Awareness Month Link: Learn all about resouces for plants and landscape design including demonstration gardens, planting guidelines and more.

Water - Use It Wisely

Our Favorite Water - Use It Wisley Link: Check out the interactive Landscape Watering Guide to learn the most efficient way to water your landscape.

WATER CONSERVATION IS EVERYONE'S BUSINESS:

The City of Mesa will support localPre rinse spray valve restaurants and businesses (including HOA's) with a free pre-rinse spray valve (for dishwashing operations) and a WaterBroom device (for floor surface and pool deck water-friendly cleanup). Call (480-644-3306) or email us to claim yours while supplies last!

City of Mesa Sustainability Programs 

 

Wayne Drop

 

 Kids, Check out my fun links below.

   -Wayne Drop

My Favorite Water - Use It Wisely Link: Discover Water: The Role of Water in Our Lives. Here's a super fun way to learn about the water cycle, saving water and more.

Discover Water

 

My Favorite Water Awareness Month Link: Check out the amazing "Clouds Out My Window" show under 'Classroom Materials'.

Wyland Foundation Logo

Take the Pledge to Save Water! Once you've made your pledge you can request a free gift. Email us and have your parents provide the best address to mail you one of our fun prizes.

Earth Day/Arbor Day Events and Information

 

 

 

 

 

Green Mesa Home

Environmental & Sustainability
City of Mesa
55 N. Center Street
Mesa, AZ 85201

Contact Us
480-644-3306
480-644-4774 Fax
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City Site Links


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Energy

Land Use

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Water


Related Links

Energy
US Department of Energy
Energy Star Appliances

Solar Incentives and Regulations

SRP Energy Saving Tips


Organizations
ASU Sustainability
Maricopa County Green Government

Local First Arizona


Sustainability
Cell Phone Recycling
Earth Day Homepage

Sustainable Arizona

Sustainability Dictionary

U.S. Green Building Council

Green Home Guide
Sustainable Living Handbook, A Citizen's Guide to Thoughtful Living

Transportation
Valley Metro
Mesa Bike Map & Information

Maricopa County Bike Map

Clean Air Make More


Water
Water Use it Wisely
Arizona Municipal Water Users Association

Arizona Department of Water Resources

STORM
(Stormwater Outreach for Regional Municipalities)
Urban Runoff
EPA WaterSense
Watering the Sun Corridor
Layperson's Guide to AZ Water

Climate Change
Climate Change Handbook, A Citizen's Guide to Thoughtful Action
FAQ's about Global Warming, EPA