PHOENIX, AZ – The Phoenix Green Chamber of Commerce (PGCC) announces today that Arizona State University's prestigious Global Institute of Sustainability (GIOS) has joined the Chamber. The School of Sustainability is part of GIOS and also will be a participant in the Chamber. The Green Chamber promotes sustainable business practices, including recycling, energy and water conservation, pollution prevention, and the use of energy-efficient facilities and equipment. It provides education forums on topical issues in sustainability, and business opportunities among members. PGCC's membership roster now numbers 130, and continues to grow. Members are comprised of businesses committed to environmental stewardship through their business practices across various industries. Those represented include architectural firms, traditional and emerging energy source providers, recycling and waste management specialists, LEED Certification specialists, academic institutions, and professional service providers in accounting, marketing, law and many more. "We are pleased that the Global Institute and its School of Sustainability have joined the Chamber," comments PGCC founder and CEO Mara DeFilippis. "We have been acquainted since before the Chamber was founded in 2008, and we're delighted to have an organization of this acclaim on board. Its reputation for leadership in sustainability is renown not only throughout the Valley, but across the country." "Organizations like the Green Chamber of Commerce are especially important in today’s sustainability-conscious landscape;" says Rob Melnick, executive dean and director of the Global Institute of Sustainability at Arizona State University. "We are pleased to join this chapter and its efforts."