Arizona is home to a flourishing, innovative, sustainable economy that supports prosperous, diverse, well-educated communities within a spectacular and cherished healthy environment.
Sustainable Arizona™ is the process by which communities, businesses, civic and social groups, educational and environmental organizations collaborate to create self-reliant local economies that support thriving, diverse communities across the West.
Sustainable Arizona™ engages leaders in economic development, technology, education and community enhancement using the processes necessary to achieve sustainable development.
We accomplish this mission through:
- the alliance with leaders and experts to research, design and employ technologies and systems for local economic development and environmental restoration
- the development of pollution prevention, water conservation and alternative energy projects that bring long-term benefit to communities and their economies
- the establishment of the Center for Eco Research and Applications (CERA) in collaboration with other leading institutes
- the ongoing support of teachers and schools that implement education for sustainability practices and natural systems learning in the classroom
- the creation of the EcoLearning Center to demonstrate models for self-reliance and more sustainable living in the Southwest
- the promulgation of the Sustainable Arizona Leadership model that fosters collaborations towards the creation of thriving local economies and communities
- the networking, development and promotion of green businesses and practices
- the acquisition and delivery of information on new resources, systems, technologies and methods for achieving sustainability
- the education of the public and elected officials on the necessity and benefits of taking effective action to combat climate change and develop local resilient communities
- the collaboration with business, civic and governmental organizations that are working towards sustainability goals
- the coordination of teams of specialists to provide appropriate services to businesses, governments, organizations and individuals working to achieve sustainability