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HUE’s sponsored projects have been making significant contributions in our communities. Here is a selection of local and national media coverage HUE projects have received.
City of Tempe, ASU partner on 'Jenny’s Trailer' to provide space for homeless individuals to cool off during summer
Check out one of HUE's latest collaborations with the City of Tempe! Jenny’s Trailer is a new, solar-paneled mobile cooling center built in partnership with Tempe’s Homeless Outreach Prevention Effort (HOPE) that serves as a place of shelter during extreme heat. The HOPE team travels around city parks and other locations weekly to provide the...
Heat Ready Schools program aims to keep kids safe on campus
HeatReady Schools, a HUE-funded pilot project led by Jenni Vanos, discusses their collaboration with Phoenix schools, including Paideia Academies, that aims to mitigate heat risk by helping schools create a safer environment for their students. As part of this effort, a HeatReady Scorecard was created, which includes a set of 30 recommendations for what makes...
South Phoenix streets get reflective coating to reduce excessive heat
The second phase of Phoenix’s Cool Pavement Program in south
Phoenix has kicked off. The Office of Heat Response and Mitigation is part of this effort, with $2.8 million allocated for its creation. The city also plans to continue to budget for its Tree and Shade Master Plan, which will bring 30 “cool corridors” to underserved communities...