Working Towards an Environmentally Sustainable Future for Arizona
At Local First Arizona, we're passionate about sustainability, whether it be economic or environmental sustainability. Environmental sustainability goes hand in hand with economic sustainability in ensuring that our communities can look forward to prosperous futures for all of their citizens.
How Local First Arizona Advocates for Environmental Sustainability
We've worked to make all of our events Towards Zero Waste (TZW) events
Thanks to the help of numerous volunteers and event partners, we managed to divert 11,000 pounds of waste that was produced at our events from landfills in 2016.
We help our business members go green
At our Phoenix networking mixers, we've introduced e-waste collection to provide a secure location to dispose of e-waste. We've also consulted with some of our members one-on-one to help them change systems to reduce waste, conserve energy, reduce water use and create a sustainable work culture.
We ASSIST LOCAL BUSINESSES AND RAISE AWARENESS OF GREEN BUSINESSES THROUGH OUR VOLUNTEER GREEN TEAM
We host 3 opportunities per month: volunteer opportunities to help businesses achieve sustainability goals, a cash mob to support businesses doing great things and educational events to teach you about improving your environmental impact.
We partner with organizations devoted to sustainability and support their work
Collaboration is the key to success in any endeavor. Some of our partners include Water - Use It Wisely, Keep Phoenix Beautiful, City of Phoenix Public Works, Arizona Recycling Coalition, eGreenIT Solutions, Recycled City, Tucson 2030 District, UA Compost Cats, and more.
Walking the Walk: Local First Arizona is a Certified Green Business Leader!
The City of Phoenix Green Business Leader Program recognizes and promotes businesses that volunteer to operate in a more environmentally responsible or sustainable manner.
Local First Arizona’s Sustainability Series
The Sustainability Series consists of educational and volunteer opportunities each month that will inspire you to lessen the impact your have on the planet and connect you to local businesses who are doing their part. These outings are open to all, and are designed for you to have fun and meet new people with an interest in sustainability. Email [email protected] to get involved.
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