by Aubrey Coffey-Urban The site selection process continues for our first urban forestry project in Tempe! We have driven a lot of the areas we targeted and have identified several potential sites for our first project, as well as several potential locations for projects in the future. Some of these future potential projects are outside
by Jeff Grout Big news from the City of Tempe this week as the City Council voted to adopt a goal to source 100% of its electricity from renewable sources by 2035, and a goal to be carbon neutral by 2050. The City Council approved the resolution for this goal at its March 8 Regular
by Aubrey Coffey-Urban This week, we refocused our efforts on finding a location for our urban forestry project. Our original target area did not end up containing much potential for a project, so we developed a few additional target areas and volunteers will be driving these areas this week. We will be meeting soon to
Leadership Update Ashley Camhi and Tara Briscoe You may be wondering what is AZSA doing these days? Well, this weekend James and his rockstar team planted 42 trees at North Mountain, having planted nearly 100 trees there in the past few weeks! Aubrey and her awesome team are getting ready to do a tree planting
by Karen Contos Press releases have been sent out as well as social media postings on Facebook and Twitter. Please share the social media postings! Two tabling events have occurred and there are 2 more scheduled next weekend. On Saturday, there is a tabling event at Dobson Ranch Library in Mesa from 10am to 2pm.
Leadership Update Ashley Camhi and Tara Briscoe Events this Week Adopt a Park is doing a tree planting this Sunday February 18th at North Mountain! Come learn how to plant desert natives with the amazing people @ Phoenix Parks! RSVP here Urban Forestry has funds to do a tree planting in Tempe! Come help out
by Aubrey Coffey-Urban Live From The Field Environmental Day 2018 was a great success! With over 250 attendees from 29 out of 30 legislative districts, there was great representation of the public's interest in environmental issues. Most everyone got to meet with at least one of their legislators and we had great speakers and activities.
by Aubrey Coffey-Urban On February 7 we’ll be at the Arizona State Capitol advocating for our environment! Join us as we meet with legislators and discuss environmental legislation on Environmental Day 2018. Save Our Environment: Act Now! You can RSVP here: http://bit.ly/envday18
by Aubrey Coffey-Urban We are continuing to check out potential locations for a tree planting this spring. We have found one school in particular that is within our target area and has some space for trees. We will be reaching out to that school to see if they are interested in working with us. We
Leadership Update Ashley Camhi and Tara Briscoe AZSA held Tempe's first sustainability forum for city council candidates this past Wednesday. Congratulations to Victor Pereyra for his excellent work in designing and implementing a fantastic event! If you missed the forum but would still like to watch it you can see the responses to individual questions
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, AZSA does not endorse candidates and all statements made by candidates were their own. Candidates were given an equal amount
Dear Mr. Pereyra, I am writing today to once again express my regrets for being unable to attend tomorrow evening's forum. However, I want to be very clear, the reason I am unable to attend the forum is due to a previously scheduled event with Arizona State University. We weren't notified about this event until January 11th, and I
Leadership Update Ashley Camhi and Tara Briscoe This Wednesday be there or be square! AZSA is hosting the first sustainability forum for city council candidates in Tempe. 5 of the 6 candidates will be there. Come see our legislative lead Victor Pereyra ask some tough and informative questions. RSVP here: https://www.facebook.com/events/728467927341968 Also this week is the
by Kimberly Flebotte The Sustainable Business Priority is looking for a Priority Lead to partner with Sal Kohgadai, implementing the planned projects and developing new project ideas. The job description for this volunteer position can be found here.
Leadership Update January 15, 2018 Ashley Camhi and Tara Briscoe We are really excited to be starting off this year with some fantastic events. For those of you that are new to the Arizona Sustainability Alliance we are thrilled to have you volunteer with us. We are a project based organization that focuses on cutting
by Jim Moule The Renewable Energy Priority workgroup met on 1/14. We discussed the restrictions on a 501(c)3 non-profit organizations regarding endorsing political candidates. We reviewed and edited the content for a flyer and Facebook page to instruct SRP customers on how to register and vote in the SRP Board of Directors elections. The discussion
Leadership Update Ashley Camhi and Tara Briscoe We hope that everyone had a nice new years and are invigorated to see some instrumental changes in our state this year! We have some great opportunities to get involved in projects coming up! Tonight! Come to the sustainable business meeting to learn how to raise awareness and
by Aubrey Coffey-Urban As we head into a new year, watch for some great events coming up in 2018. One of which is Environmental Day at the Capitol on February 7. Organized by The Sierra Club and many other environmental organizations around the state, this event is a great opportunity to meet your state legislators
by Aubrey Coffey-Urban This week, Angie, Lacey, and Aubrey drove the area we are looking at for an urban forestry project. What we found was that there were a bunch of areas that were very built up and had a lot of trees in every available space and then a lot of empty lots. We
by Ashley Camhi and Tara Briscoe Happy New Year and welcome to 2018! As we reflect on the past year we’re grateful for the incredible organization we’ve grown into and the projects we’ve accomplished. This was only possible because of the dedication and talents of our wonderful volunteers. We continually hear from community leaders, politicians