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
If all of the recent global actions on the climate crisis have one major thing in common, it's that young people are leading the charge. Greta Thunberg and Jamie Margolin have become household names over the last few weeks of intense media coverage on our environmental issues, sparked by the U.N. General Assembly's meeting occurring
Photo by Pattey Taylor We are excited to announce a new campaign to raise funds for trees to be planted in the downtown area of Apache Junction. This initiative has been stalled for nearly nine years after outside funding for the approved beautification project was cut. In partnership with the City of Apache
In his 2011 book Bird on Fire, the New York University sociologist Andrew Ross branded Phoenix the "least sustainable city in the world". Since then, his opinion has been corroborated by news publications such as Grist and The Guardian in stories exposing the certain unsustainability of maintaining the United States' fifth-largest metropolitan area in the
What is biodiversity? Biodiversity can be seen right outside of your window. Notice the differences between the trees, flowers, and birds. Each of these different coexisting species represents biodiversity in our environment. We all learned about the “web of life” in school –– it’s the link between all organisms on Earth, binding each one into
by Kelsey McKeighan UPCOMING EVENTS: North Mountain Visitor Center Park Clean Up Saturday, May 11th @ 7:30-10:30AM 12950 N 7th St, Phoenix, AZ 85022 Look for the Phoenix Park Stewards tool trailer and our AZSA banner Indian Bend Wash Park Clean Up Saturday, June 22 @ 7-10AM 1305 E Curry Rd Tempe, 85281 Volunteers should
By: Tearsa Saffell Contact: email@example.com This week we hosted the finale event for our Food Tech For The Future: Growing Digital Farmers pilot project at Glendale High School. Our team and Science Club students presented our successes to Microsoft and showcased the two food computers that we built and are using for research and experimentation.
By: Tearsa Saffell Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org This month our team volunteered at The Arizona Worm Farm as apart of our Help-A-Farm program. We helped to prepare 50 vermicomposting bins to be distributed to teachers for classroom composting education. Each teacher will be sharing this with at least 30 students, meaning over 1500 students will directly benefit
by Kelsey McKeighan Another Successful Park Clean Up!!!!! We had a great April Park Clean Up at Indian Bend Wash! A huge thank you to Valley of the Sun United Way for supporting this event through their Operation Uplift Micro-grant program, and to Changemaker Central at ASU for partnering with us again to recruit our
by Kelsey McKeighan UPCOMING EVENTS Indian Bend Wash Clean Up April 6 @ 8-11AM 1305 E Curry Rd Tempe 85281 North Mountain Clean Up May 18 @7:30-10:30AM 12950 N 7th St, Phoenix, AZ 85022 If you are interested in attending either of these events please RSVP to email@example.com Another Successful Clean Up at North Mountain
By: Tearsa Saffell Contact:firstname.lastname@example.org Last week our priority attended the ASU Change the World event at Sun Devil Stadium and exhibited our Sow it Forward: Vertical Garden Project and our Food Tech for The Future: Growing Digital Farmers Project. I am thrilled to announce that we won $500 for our exhibit and pitch! Thank you
by David Fitzgerald AZSA Participates in Gilbert Water Days Josh More and David Fitzgerald participated in Gilbert Water Days on Thursday, March 7th. The event provided hands-on demonstrations of water use and conservation to over 800 fourth-graders in the Gilbert School District.
Leadership Update April 5, 2019 by Aubrey Coffey-Urban, Programs Director and Michelle Bevins, Assistant Executive Director Happy Earth Month! There's no better time than Earth Month to get out and support your local sustainability nonprofit. This April we have a lot of wonderful celebrations and fundraisers going on that you can participate in!
by Kelsey McKeighan We had a very successful planting event at North Mountain Park last month as part of the 2019 GreenBiz Conference! By partnering with American Forests, Microsoft, and the City of Phoenix we were able to plant 75 native desert cacti, trees, and shrubs at the Penny Howe Barrier Free Trail. Some of
Leadership Update March 15, 2019 by Aubrey Coffey-Urban, Programs Director and Michelle Bevins, Assistant Executive Director This week, we say, "Thank You!" On February 26, AZSA and the City of Phoenix hosted a native planting event for the attendees of the GreenBiz Conference. A big Thank You to American Forests and Microsoft for sponsoring
By: Tearsa SaffellContact: email@example.comWe have started building the second food computer with the Glendale High School Science Club for The Food Tech For The Future: Growing Digital Farmers project. This is expected to take until the end of March, and in April we will be installing a digital farm and starting experimentation. The students planted seeds
Leadership Update April 24, 2018 by Ashley L. Camhi This has been a truly wonderful Earth Month. It has been exciting to see all of the projects that AZSA has accomplished. This past weekend we planted gardens with a groups of refugees in Phoenix. This coming weekend we have our first tree planting in Tempe
by Aubrey Coffey-Urban In our last week before our tree planting at the New School for Arts and Academics, we are busy getting the final details into place. We are completing our tree selection, marking the utilities, and organizing snacks and water for the day. We have almost everything into place and we are really
by Aubrey Coffey-Urban In two weeks, we will have our first Urban Forestry tree planting! The tree planting will be at The New School for the Arts and Academics in Tempe on April 28. We will be starting at 7am to try to avoid the heat and working until about 10am. We will be planting