We are a nonprofit action and advocacy alliance who aims to create and support cutting-edge, project-based sustainability solutions in Arizona through civic engagement, collaboration, and education. We empower Arizona citizens to work together toward more verdant, equitable, and sustainable communities.


We provide help to a number of Arizona cities by cleaning up our local parks, planting trees, refreshing and repairing existing community garden beds, and much more. We provide these services because we recognize that sustainability is the core of continued improvement of the lives of Arizonans and the protection of the state’s natural resources.


Orlando Cazarez
Orlando CazarezChief Executive Officer
William Donato
William DonatoPrograms Director
Vanessa Padilla
Vanessa PadillaOperations Director
Christa Burgess
Christa BurgessEducation Programs Manager
Paul Falsone
Paul FalsoneUrban Forestry Program Manager
Tree Planting
Data & Monitoring
Lorena Saldana
Lorena SaldanaUrban Forestry Programs Manager
Tree Planting
Phoenix Metro Urban Forestry Roundtable
Shawn Duquette
Shawn Duquette Fundraising & Events Manager
Ashley Lucas
Ashley LucasUrban Forestry Programs Coordinator
Glen Redman
Glen RedmanUrban Forestry Coordinator
Mike Hoffman
Mike HoffmanSustainable Food Systems Program Coordinator
Julisa Quintero
Julisa QuinteroOperations and Volunteer Outreach Coordinator

Staff Volunteers

Kazandra Zelaya
Kazandra ZelayaGIS and Data Coordinator
Mary McGillicuddy
Mary McGillicuddyVolunteer Manager
Kate Lerner
Kate LernerBrand Manager
Jennifer Luna
Jennifer LunaProject Coordinator
Sustainable Food Systems
Food Tech for the Future
Michele Caporali
Michele CaporaliProgram Coordinator
Help A Farm

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