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Project Description


Sustainability happens on a local level and oftentimes issues come up that need a quick response. We have an active group of volunteers that are able to engage local levels of government including city council members, city staff, communities, and local non-profits.

For example, urban forestry is an issue that we support in all cities as the amount of impermeable surfaces is drastically increasing across Arizona. It makes economic, environmental, and social sense. Livable cities are critical as climate change exacerbates the already challenging natural resources and climate stresses in the state.

Another issue that we are working to support is increased education on low-carbon transportation options. Oftentimes, citizens are unaware of the existing options or what cities are planning. Our role is to educate the public and to increase public participation during comment periods when decisions are being made that will impact residents.

Bills Impacted
Voters Engaged

Tempe Candidate Forum

February 2nd, 2018|

TEMPE CANDIDATE FORUM The Arizona Sustainability Alliance hosted the 2018 Tempe City Council candidates for a sustainability themed forum at the Tempe City Hall on January 31st. As a 501(c)3 nonprofit,

Tempe Urban Forestry

September 17th, 2017|

by Lauren Kuby Tempe City Council is reviewing its long-in-the-making Urban Forestry Plan: Monday, September 18th at 4pm Tempe City Hall Council Chambers, 31 E 5t St, Tempe Validated parking: City Parking Garage, immediately to

Tempe Event on Friday, September, 15

September 10th, 2017|

by Lauren Kuby Post-Carbon Cities of Tomorrow: The German Experience Sustainability Series Ursel Luensmann-Pielke Klaus Hoppe Ursel Luensmann-Pielke Senior Consultant, Coordination Centre for Climate Issues, Hamburg Ministry of Environment and Energy Klaus Hoppe Consultant, City

Upcoming Tempe City Council Meeting

September 3rd, 2017|

by Lauren Kuby and Ashley Camhi This week, two important issues will be going to City Council on September 7th at 4pm. The first issue will be McClintock Street Configuration which will be a discussion

Local Issues, July 9, 2017 – Calendar Updates

July 8th, 2017|

by Lauren Kuby 100% Renewable Energy Discussion & Presentation by Environment Arizona  When: Monday, July 10, 3:30 – 4:30 PM Where: Wrigley Hall, Room 481, (SW Corner of University & College; ASU Tempe Campus From San Diego to Atlanta,

Security and Sustainability Webinar Opportunity

July 2nd, 2017|

Continuing our Theme on Systems Thinking, Education and Resilience   The Science, Business, and Education of Sustainable Infrastructure Building Resilience in a Changing World July 19, 2017 1:15 TO 2:45 PM EDT   Systems thinking

Local Issues Update, July 2, 2017

July 2nd, 2017|

by Lauren Kuby June 29th was a big day,  as Tempe City Council approved an enhanced sustainability plan for Fire Station #7, our first new government building in a decade. Staff created a cost-saving plan

Tempe City Council Work Study Session

June 25th, 2017|

by Lauren Kuby There will be a Tempe City Council Work Study Session on Thursday, June 29, 4:15pm, at Tempe City Hall, 31 E 5th Street (Map), focused on the McClintock Corridor Bike Lanes, among other

Local Issues, June 18

June 18th, 2017|

by Lauren Kuby The Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability  presents a  Case Critical Topic: Paris Departure: What Lies Ahead Greg Stanton: Mayor, City of Phoenix Rob Melnick: Executive Director, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of