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Vertical Farm in Avondale Promotes Sustainability, Technology, Water Conservation

Vertical farms have the capability to grow more crops using fewer resources, grow seasonal produce year-round and deliver produce in a short timeframe.

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Corporation Commission: Kevin Thompson Plans to End Electric Vehicle Subsidies and End Renewable Energy Requirements

The five-member Corporation Commission regulates electricity, water, and gas providers, and approves the rates that consumers pay. More than 300 water companies are under the commission’s jurisdiction.

Waste Not, a Scottsdale nonprofit, hosts its 32nd annual Empty Bowl event, where patrons can purchase handcrafted bowls to help eliminate food insecurity in Arizona. Photo taken at the Arizona Center in downtown Phoenix on Oct. 14, 2022. (Photo by Scianna Garcia/ Cronkite News)
Empty Bowls Event Raises Money to Combat Food Insecurity, Cut Food Waste

For the nonprofit Waste Not, an empty bowl represents the struggles of nearly 1 million Arizonans who can’t find enough to eat every day.

The 33 new VISTA members to be placed throughout Arizona will contribute to food distribution efforts, pack meal kits and organize volunteers at the food bank they serve. Photo taken Aug. 26, 2022, at the United Food Bank in Mesa. (Photo by Scianna Garcia/Cronkite News)
AmeriCorps Grant Gives Arizona Food Banks More Resources to Help Food Insecurity

AmeriCorps granted the Arizona Food Bank Network $180,000 to support 33 on-the-ground volunteers who will serve at food banks across Arizona.

Maria Parra Cano of Sana Sana Foods prepares burritos with all-natural ingredients for food packages she sends to food-insecure people in south Phoenix. (Photo by Reyna Preciado/Special for Cronkite News)
Women’s Group Works to Eliminate Food Insecurities in South Phoenix

More than 75% of Maricopa County is considered a food desert, meaning residents are a mile or more away from fresh food. South Phoenix falls into that category.