In memory of those who perished 20 years ago on September 11, 2001, the Exchange Club of Tempe, along with the City of Tempe’s support, will present the Healing Field® tribute beginning Friday, Sept. 10 through Sunday, Sept. 12. See the calendar of events here.
Character Area draft plan virtual meeting
Provide feedback on the Character Area 1 draft plan to create a vision for the future of Papago/North Tempe on Monday, Sept. 13 at noon. Registration is required. Details.
No paddleboarding at Tempe Town Lake due to seasonal algae bloom
Standup paddleboarding at Tempe Town Lake is temporarily not allowed due to a seasonal algae bloom in the lake. Pets should also stay out of the water. Kayaking and other boating activities are not affected and can operate as normal. Crews are in the process of testing the water to ensure it is safe for paddleboarders.
Take the Tempe Human Services Community Needs Assessment survey
Your voice matters! Help human service organizations better understand our community needs. Take the Tempe Human Services Community Needs Assessment survey now through Sept. 30. The survey is open to anyone who lives or works in Tempe.
Tempe Community Council (TCC), a non-profit human services agency, works closely with the City of Tempe to support people who live in Tempe and help them thrive. TCC and the city want to hear about your experiences and how your life could be better. Your feedback will help all people living in Tempe. Take the survey today.
Tempe unveils new mobile cooling trailer serving those who are homeless
The City of Tempe is launching a new mobile cooling center, called Jenny’s Trailer, to serve those experiencing homelessness in the community.
Jenny’s Trailer – a solarized 20-foot travel trailer – is a unique collaboration among the city, humanitarian Jenny Norton, and Arizona State University. Staffed by the city’s HOPE homeless outreach specialists, the trailer will provide respite from extreme heat and a place to connect to housing and social services.
Jenny’s Trailer will be open on extreme heat days. Following this year’s pilot program, the city will operate the trailer during the summer months at locations like parks across the city.Learn more.
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Tempe-based business bringing virus-killing UV light to Valley businesses
Tempe-based Purification LLC is lighting the way to healthier indoor spaces, according to a recent company blog and news story. The company builds lighting systems that can be placed in air conditioning systems to kill viruses, bacteria and diseases, including COVID-19.
According to the company’s website, the sun produces three types of light. UV-A and UV-B, are more commonly known and often referenced in sunscreen ads. UV-C is the third type of light and is known to kill pathogens. Purification’s lighting systems contain the light in a way that kills germs inside a room without harming any humans. Several local businesses are already using the technology. Learn more.
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