Stormwater: Stormwater and debris that enter the storm drain system are not treated before being released back into the environment. In Downtown Tempe, this means that rainwater and the pollutants it picks up from the ground go straight into Tempe Town Lake and the Salt River. Learn how to prevent pollution from entering these waterways at www.tempe.gov/stormwatertips
Sustainability - Downtown Tempe Authority is committed to incorporating sustainability initiatives as much as we possibly can into our office at Hayden House, our operations, events, and management of the public space in the downtown district. We have taken the Tempe Chamber of Commerce Pledge for a Sustainable Community, participated in Local First Arizona's project planning program SCALE UP and we are certified as a Local First Arizona Certified Green Business. It is a journey with still much to do, but we are dedicated to implementing green practices in an effort to modify our environmental impact and create a more resilient downtown community.