Who We Are 2018-02-04T04:21:00+00:00


Arizona Sustainability Alliance is a 501(c)3 nonprofit action and advocacy alliance creating and supporting cutting-edge project-based sustainability solutions in Arizona.  We do this through:

  • Civic engagement

  • Collaboration

  • Education

We empower Arizona citizens to work together toward more verdant, equitable and sustainable communities. We share a deep concern about sustainability issues and work to increase knowledge with a focus on education in the following areas:

  1. Develop and demonstrate cutting-edge and innovative solutions to environmental issues.
  2. Provide Arizona residents with simple, manageable solutions to address everyday needs in a more sustainable manner.
  3. Promote and support existing sustainability initiatives to ensure that every Arizona resident understands their impact on the environment.

Leadership Weekly Update

Leadership Update – March 19, 2018

Leadership Update Ashley Camhi and Tara Briscoe These days at AZSA we are getting ready to implement some of our exciting projects before the weather gets too warm! We have one urban forestry project in the works and a few in the planning stages so if you are excited about


Board of Directors

Tara Briscoe
Tara BriscoePresident
Anne Sorensen Wang
Anne Sorensen WangSecretary
Mara Mann
Mara MannTreasurer

Executive Director

Ashley Camhi
Ashley CamhiExecutive Director

Program Directors

Matt Herndon
Matt HerndonOperations Manager
Lacey Hanson
Lacey HansonProgram Director
Kimberly Flebotte
Kimberly FlebotteProgram Director
Janelle Nodar
Janelle NodarCommunications Director
Kristi Farmer
Kristi FarmerDirector of Finance and Budget
Carl Parrish
Carl ParrishFacilitator
Michelle Bevins
Michelle BevinsOperations Administrator
CloeyVP (Vice Pooch) of Social Strategy

Priority Leads

James Brucker
James BruckerAdopt-A-Park
Sal Kohgadai
Sal KohgadaiSustainable Business
Aubrey Urban
Aubrey UrbanClimate Change
Tearsa Saffell
Tearsa SaffellSustainable Food Systems
Lupemaria Beal
Lupemaria BealSustainable Food Systems
Karen Contos
Karen ContosRenewable Energy
Allison Boley
Allison BoleyCity of Mesa Liaison
Tara Briscoe
Tara BriscoeCity of Phoenix Liaison
Jeff Grout
Jeff GroutCity of Tempe Liaison
Victor Pereyra
Victor PereyraLegislation
 Lauren Kuby
Lauren KubyLocal Legislation
Stephanie Milam-Edwards
Stephanie Milam-EdwardsEducation in Schools

There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up.

Ashley Camhi • Executive Director


Raising awareness on the most pressing environmental issues of our time is more important than ever – Leonardo DiCaprio


Mayors, governors, and business leaders from both political parties are signing onto a statement of support that we will submit to the UN–and together, we will reach the emission reduction goals the US made in Paris in 2015. – Michael Bloomberg


Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has – Margaret Mead


Tell me and I forget.  Teach me and I remember.  Involve me and I learn. – Benjamin Franklin


Never believe that a few caring people can’t change the world. For, indeed, that’s all who ever have.