The aim of this page is to recognise, celebrate and encourage the self-empowerment of community action networks (CANs) and community groups across Arizona.

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Location Arizona, United States
  • News ‘We need more shade’: US’s hottest city turns to trees to cool those most in need, (Apr 17, 2024)

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Networks and sustainability initiatives[edit | edit source]

Cycling activism[edit | edit source]

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Cycling is popular in Tucson. Tucson and Pima County maintain an extensive network of marked bike routes, signal crossings, on-street bike lanes, mountain-biking trails, and dedicated shared-use paths. The Loop is a network of seven linear parks, built mainly along river beds, comprising 131 miles (211 km) of paved, vehicle-free trails that encircles the majority of the city with links to Marana and Oro Valley. The Tucson–Pima County Bicycle Advisory Committee (TPCBAC) serves in an advisory capacity to local governments on issues relating to bicycle recreation, transportation, and safety. The League of American Bicyclists awarded Tucson a gold rating for bicycle-friendliness in 2006.

Education for sustainability[edit | edit source]

Growing Organic Kids

Food activism[edit | edit source]

Native Seeds/SEARCH, nonprofit organization working to strengthen food security in the Greater Southwest

Sustainable transport activism[edit | edit source]

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Sun Link, also known as the Tucson Streetcar, is a single-line streetcar system in Tucson, Arizona, United States, that began service in July 2014. The system's 3.9-mile (6.3 km) route connects the Arizona Health Sciences Center (including University Medical Center), the University of Arizona campus, the Main Gate and 4th Avenue shopping and entertainment districts, downtown Tucson, the Tucson Convention Center, and the Mercado District under development west of Interstate 10. The streetcar project's overall cost of $196 million was met through a combination of local funding sources and federal grants. The streetcar shares a common payment system with the Sun Tran regional bus service. In 2023, the line had a ridership of 1,724,900, or about 5,800 per weekday as of the first quarter of 2024.

Wikipedia: Hiking trails in Arizona (category)

Towards sustainable economies[edit | edit source]

Borderlands Restoration Leadership Institute, "Project-Based Learning Laboratory Cultivating a Restoration Economy in the U.S-Mexico Borderlands"

Urban sustainability[edit | edit source]

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Arcosanti is "an urban laboratory focused on pursuing lean alternatives to urban sprawl through innovative design with environmental accountability." The philosophy is one of "Arcology" - architecture plus ecology.

Resources[edit | edit source]

Citizens data initiative[edit | edit source]

Energy Data & Statistics for Arizona - Sustainability information from Arizona Indicators

Other resources[edit | edit source]

Past events[edit | edit source]


Apr 2 Cyclovia Tucson


Oct 30 Cyclovia Tucson

News and comment[edit | edit source]


  • News ‘People are happier in a walkable neighborhood’: the US community that banned cars, (Oct 11, 2023)



Google's new driverless car test wants everyday families to be first riders, Apr 25[1]

About Arizona[edit | edit source]

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Authors Phil Green
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Created September 2, 2014 by Phil Green
Modified April 21, 2024 by Phil Green
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