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Phoenix mayor promoting reflective rooftops

PHOENIX -- Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton will take to city rooftops Saturday in the name of sustainable energy use.

"We received a grant from Bloomberg Philanthropies and we're going to be painting the roof of one of city buildings white," said Stanton. "I'll be personally doing it. It's an easy thing you can do for energy efficiency."

PHX Cool Roofs is a citywide initiative to cover 70,000 square feet of rooftops with reflective paint to cut energy costs and greenhouse gas emissions.

Currently the city's 1,500 buildings and recreation centers account for nearly half of the city's overall greenhouse emissions.

The goal is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 5 percent by 2015.

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Sandra moved from the small border city of Yuma, Arizona to study Broadcast Journalism at Arizona State University in the late 90s. Since graduating, she's worked at several local TV stations including Univision, Fox 10 and 3TV.

Working at KTAR, has allowed her the opportunity to cover major national news events, including Presidential visits, the Tucson Tragedy and the Wallow fire.

When Sandra isn't covering breaking news or behind a microphone in the studio, she's probably at home with her best friend Mark and her two dogs, Lily and Lola.

Sandra enjoys cooking and admits to enjoying "really bad" reality T.V. She also enjoys spending quiet time at home with people she loves, playing a little poker and traveling.


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