July 9, 2009
As part of Sam’s Club’s commitment to give back to the communities it serves, company executives presented Arizona State University with a $60,000 grant for its Sustainable Cities Network. The contribution is a market grant, with money pooled from 13 Sam’s Club stores in the Phoenix-Tucson-Prescott area.
“The Sustainable Cities Network represents the cities we serve, and it works to promote sustainability, which is one of the major focuses of our grants,” said Keith Lowe, club manager for the Gilbert store.
“We want to be a partner in making the Sustainable Cities Network a better organization, offering our expertise as a large company in cooperation with what ASU is doing as a large university,” he added. Sam’s Club’s sustainability goals include creating zero waste and operating with 100 percent renewable energy.
Designed to be a bridge between ASU’s research and technical capabilities in sustainability and the front-line challenges facing cities, the Sustainable Cities Network’s membership now includes 25 Arizona cities and towns, three Native American communities, Maricopa County, the Maricopa Association of Governments, and ASU’s Global Institute of Sustainability as leader and convener. Read more.