The Environmental Fund for Arizona

The Environmental Fund for Arizona (EFAZ) announced today the election of Anne Reichman of ASU’s Global Institute of Sustainability and Nadine Johnson of Maricopa County Community Colleges to their Board of Directors.

“We’re thrilled to welcome Anne and Nadine to our Board this year,” says EFAZ Executive Director, Laine Seaton. “Not only do they both bring considerable experience in sustainability issues, but they also bring a fresh perspective from the educational institutions that they represent.”
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Local government action to promote sustainability

The results of a major survey developed by the Center for Urban Innovation in cooperation with the Alliance for Innovation and the Sustainable Cities Network in the Global Institute of Sustainability at ASU are being published in The Municipal Year Book 2011.

The 2010 survey conducted by the International City/County Management Association (ICMA), the first of its kind, measures how and to what extent local governments are acting to promote sustainability. Continue reading

Sustainable Cities Network Offers Support to Arizona Communities

April 5, 2011

Community sustainability is becoming an important priority for cities and towns of all sizes across the US, particularly in light of the current economic downturn.  Although definitions of sustainability may vary slightly between policy makers and residents, sustainability is most often associated with jurisdictions being environmentally, socially and fiscally responsible. How cities and towns become more sustainable is a challenge on a variety of levels. Often city officials and those tasked with implementation do not know where to turn for information and resources. Starting down the “sustainability road” generally raises more questions than answers, adding to the complexity of this important task.

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