Save energy, save money

10 money-saving tips for the summer

As the Valley prepares for hotter temperatures in the coming months, and customers seek a reprieve, air conditioners will kick into high gear. Here are 10 ways to save both energy and money:

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Dreaming big

First-generation college graduate thankful for scholarship

Life has already come full circle in a way for 21-year-old Julia Preston, who this month celebrated her graduation from Arizona State University.

Until just a few years ago, the Ahwatukee resident, born and raised in Arizona, would never have imagined she’d be armed with a college degree in nonprofit and leadership management.

But it’s no small coincidence that she chose that particular degree.

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Community garden flourishes

Rainwater harvesting system helps garden, community

A rainwater harvesting system at Escalante Community Garden in Tempe is not only supporting the sustainable growth of the garden but is also growing the self-sufficiency of the community, in part thanks to SRP.

Tony Perez, a Sustainability Program Strategist at SRP, along with a team of volunteers installed the system as part of a service project to celebrate the Arizona State University School of Sustainability’s 10th anniversary.

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Dishing up deliciousness

SRP employee competing for Top Home Chef designation

As a young girl, Laura Licona remembers making rice with dill and butter in her Mexican parent’s kitchen. Over the years, that Latin influence — from using escargot to cumin and cilantro — has permeated into more sophisticated dishes that her lucky friends and family devour.

It recently paid off in a more public way as well.

Licona, Senior Business Analyst, Project Controls Group B, submitted three recipes — charred chile shrimp, squid ink pasta and corn flan – for the 2016 Top Home Chef contest on azcentral.com. Next thing she knew, the diehard Anthony Bourdain fan was selected as a finalist.

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