The workgroups are comprised of community participants from various cities, counties, and tribes and are organized through common sustainability interests, needs, and goals. A workgroup is formed when a topic need is established and a community “champion” volunteers to lead the workgroup. Each workgroup has the opportunity to pursue projects with deliverable outcomes, benefiting the communities at large.
Arizona Heat Preparedness & Resilience
This Workgroup was created in the summer of 2020 to share heat forecasts and warnings with communities; highlight approaches to heat relief, communications strategies and resources; identify opportunities and gaps in heat-related research; and connect cities and counties to regional and state resources and information. Read more.
Climate & Resilience
The Climate & Resilience Workgroup meets to educate cities and towns on climate action planning, resilience, and adaptation and mitigation strategies.
Green Infrastructure (GI)
The Green Infrastructure Workgroup was created following the Regional Tree & Shade Summit held in March 2011. It meets to discuss best practices for the integration of green infrastructure into city planning and development as well as emerging strategies and technologies related to green infrastructure. Read more »
Solar & Energy Efficiency (SEE)
The Solar & Energy Efficiency workgroup explores methods to expand and enhance the way jurisdictions generate clean and renewable energy. Read more »
Best Management Practices (BMP) and
Green Building (GB) Workgroup
The mission of the Best Management Practices/Green Building workgroup is to collaborate and share “lessons learned” in implementing and promoting the broad range of activities associated with municipal sustainability in Arizona. The workgroup also works to collaborate and find ways to implement and incorporate effective green building programs around the Valley. Read more »