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Environmental Justice: Crisis in Communities of Color

At this weekend’s We the People Summit I was fortunate to attend the session titled “Environmental Justice: Crisis in Communities of Color”. Speakers included Sandy Bahr from the Sierra Club’s Grand Canyon Chapter, Sonja Klinsky from the School of Sustainability at ASU, Zulema Rodriguez and Natasha Chavez from Moms Clean Air Force, and Sarra Tekola from Black Lives Matter.

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City of Mesa Updates – December 11, 2017

by Allison Boley 1. In September, we won a $25,000 State Farm Neighborhood Assist Grant to install energy-efficient windows in a low-income neighborhood in Mesa. Tuesday, December 19, at 10:00am, State Farm is presenting us with

Weekly Update – Sustainable Food Systems

 by Tearsa Saffell   We are happy to announce Lupemaria Beal as our new co-priority lead for food systems! Lupemaria is currently pursuing her Master of Public Administration degree at Arizona State University and is excited

Leadership Update for December 11, 2017

Leadership Update Ashley Camhi and Tara Briscoe   News   We had an excellent weekend of AZSA events! We had a wonderful time at the Phoenix Volunteer Fair, the North Mountain Park Clean Up, and

Urban Forestry Update

​by Aubrey Urban This week, we have exciting news! AZSA received $5,000 from International Paper to ​do an urban forestry project in a low income neighborhood in Tempe! We are going to be getting a

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The big announcement is tomorrow! Are you a winner? Find out live!

Everyone that donated $20 or more to AZSA for Giving Tuesday was entered into a drawing for one of many gift cards to local and national businesses. Winners will be announced on a Facebook live stream tomorrow at 6:00 PM MT.
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This is great opportunity to get low cost healthy food and support a great cause!

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We have successfully installed our first vertical garden in Kyrene Del Norte! The kids were so excited to learn about tower gardens, and even got to help us put it together. It was such a great day! We have more tower gardens in the process and will post the progress of their cultivation! ... See MoreSee Less

We have successfully installed our first vertical garden in Kyrene Del Norte! The kids were so excited to learn about tower gardens, and even got to help us put it together. It was such a great day! W...

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Come down and visit us today at the Phoenix Volunteer Fair!! #volunteer #phoenix #azsa #sustainability ... See MoreSee Less

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AZSA received a grant for $5,000 to plant drought-resistant trees and increase the tree canopy in our community!

Thank you International Paper!
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