The Origin of Dedication For the Arizona Sustainability Alliance (AZSA), the conservation journey began with a resounding commitment to the environment. While our Adopt-A-Park (AAP) initiative officially debuted in 2021, its soul was shaped long before. North Mountain Park’s rich biodiversity and environmental significance were an evident starting point. The Rio Salado Habitat Restoration
Planting the First Seed In 2019, a novel initiative emerged from AZSA's ideation sessions: Help-A-Farm (HAF). While the name succinctly expressed its core objective, the depth of the project was far-reaching. With its numerous farms, South Phoenix was the ideal platform to cultivate community spirit and sustainability. Moments that
Are you ready to revolutionize your students' thoughts about food, technology, and sustainability? Welcome to Food Tech for the Future, an initiative aimed at inspiring the next generation of environmentally conscious farmers, scientists, and technologists. What is Food Tech for the Future? Unlike other school programs, Food Tech for the Future takes students
Arizona Sustainability Alliance Receives Generous Donation from AzBAS to Support Sow It Forward Program Phoenix, AZ [September 14th, 2023] The Arizona Sustainability Alliance (AZSA) is proud to announce a generous contribution from the Arizona Businesses Advancing Sustainability (AzBAS) in support of our Sow It Forward program. The donation was presented Friday morning (September 8th,
Are you ready to embark on an educational journey that's as exciting as it is transformative? Welcome to the Sow It Forward program, where students become growers, scientists, entrepreneurs, and environmental stewards—all in one captivating classroom experience. What is Sow It Forward? Sow It Forward is more than just a school program; it's
Empowering Arizona's Youth through Conservation Are you passionate about nurturing the next generation of eco-conscious leaders while contributing to a sustainable future? At the Arizona Sustainability Alliance (AZSA), we're on a mission to do just that, and we invite you to join us! Introducing the Youth Conservation Workforce
Jad Daley, CEO & President of American Forests with AZSA February 2023 As the Arizona Sustainability Alliance (AZSA) continues its commitment to fostering sustainability and environmental stewardship, we recognize the vital role that Urban Forestry plays in creating greener and more equitable communities. The cornerstone of our efforts to
We are overjoyed to report that the AZSA-hosted 3rd Annual Urban Forestry Education Initiative Professional Development was a rousing success. This powerful summer session brought together educators from around the Phoenix Metro Area by providing them with the information and resources to incorporate sustainability and environmental education into their curricula.
Taking Action: Reducing Plastic Use in the Greater Phoenix Metropolitan Area, Maricopa County, and the State of Arizona
Plastic pollution is a pressing environmental issue affecting our planet, our beloved state of Arizona, and the beautiful Maricopa County and Greater Phoenix Metropolitan Area regions. By making conscious choices and adopting simple habits, we can all contribute to reducing plastic waste and protecting our environment. In this blog post, we will explore actionable
We are excited to share the incredible success of the premiere of the documentary "Planting Solar: Agriculture in the Valley." Hosted by the Arizona Sustainability Alliance (AZSA) in collaboration with Arizona Humanities, Audubon Southwest, Compass CBS Foundation, Aniles & Co. CPA Firm, ASU's Walter Cronkite Agency, and Michelle Caporali. The premiere was on June
AZSA Releases First Documentary: Planting Solar Phoenix, Arizona - (July 13th, 2023) The documentary "Planting Solar: Agriculture in the Valley" had a very successful premiere thanks to the efforts of the Arizona Sustainability Alliance, our documentary premiere partner and host, Audubon Southwest, and sponsors, the CBS Compass Foundation, Aniles CPA, and Michele Caporali. The
The purpose of National Pollinator Week (June 19th-25th 2023) is to recognize the value of pollinators and bring attention to the critical function they play in maintaining healthy ecosystems. In Arizona, a state known for its unique landscapes and diverse flora, the preservation of pollinators takes on even greater significance.
As May wraps up, we embrace Mental Health Awareness Month, and its opportunity to shed light on the connection between nature and our well-being. At the Arizona Sustainability Alliance (AZSA), we recognize the profound impact of nature and the environment on our mental health. Moreover, we are steadfast in our commitment to promoting community
Southwest Gas Donates Work Vehicle and $10,000 to the Arizona Sustainability Alliance Phoenix, AZ (May 16, 2023) – In support of Arizona Sustainability Alliance’s (AZSA) mission to promote sustainable living through action and advocacy, the nonprofit recently received a donation of $10,000 and a retired service truck from Southwest Gas. The leading natural gas
Rio Salado Habitat Restoration Area Tree Planting and Park Clean-Up Event: Arizona Sustainability Alliance Collaborates with Local Area Partners and the City of Phoenix Local community partners came out in force to support the local environment in honor of Earth Week 2023 and AZSA's Conservation Invasion. PHOENIX, AZ-- April 20, 2023 -- On April
AZSA Plants 150 Trees in the West Mesa River Community Arizona Sustainability Alliance Awarded Arbor Day Foundation’s Community Resilience Grant in Partnership with Bank of America. Mesa, AZ -- Nov 20, 2021 -- Arizona Sustainability Alliance received a grant from the Arbor Day Foundation’s Community Resilience Grant program in partnership with Bank of America.
Founder and Executive Director of Sustainability Organization takes Sustainability Role with Global Impact Strong Growth Trajectory Forecast For The Four-Year-Old Organization July 2021 (Phoenix, AZ): The Arizona Sustainability Alliance (AZSA) is announcing its celebrated founder and Executive Director is returning to her international environmental roots as the Senior Program Manager of Nature-Based Solutions
May 22, 2020 marked our Three Year Anniversary of the Arizona Sustainability Alliance (AZSA). We celebrated our three year anniversary with a digital event to commemorate our successes these past three years and the future of sustainability. The event focused on leadership in sustainability, collaboration of organizations and individuals, and opportunities for the future.
Where does your food come from? What happens to the scraps in the trash can? Although we enjoy meals several times a day, we often don't take the time to really consider the full life cycle and environmental impacts of them. Given the extra time we're spending at home due to social distancing, many of
Springtime is the best time! People visit Phoenix from all over the country every year for spring training, but the best part of visiting Arizona in the springtime is our great outdoors. From blooming cacti to playful birds, we've got something for everyone. Here are our five favorite ways to enjoy springtime in the Sonoran