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Connecting people through a passion for environment

Being Arizona's only land-grant university means that our connection to the community is deeper than just the land we occupy. The University of Arizona has a commitment to supporting, collaborating and working with the vibrant communities that make up Southern Arizona, especially when it comes to the stewardship of our environment. 

Whether you're a community member, an educator, or are just looking to get involved, explore ways to interact with the many environmental units at the University of Arizona.

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Attend our Events

The university hosts many environmental and educational events for the community and larger public.
Join us next time!

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A UA student and a volunteer supervisor volunteering near campus

Community Outreach

The University of Arizona connects with the community through outreach and partnerships that educate community members about and promote sustainable agriculture and gardening, water and watershed conservation and restoration, and more.

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Resources for the Community

The University of Arizona serves as a vast resource of public information on a variety of topics, focusing on education of earth and environmental sciences, farming and ranching in Arizona, climate and its impacts, wildfire management, renewable energy, phenology and much more.

2 UA students using gardening tools at a volunteering event

Citizen Science

The University of Arizona and its research partners value the involvement and dedication of community members in contributing to scientific knowledge. Citizen scientists work in collaboration with scientists and researchers on a variety of projects to help researchers more quickly and efficiently address societal and environmental needs, accelerate science and innovation, and improve understanding of the natural world.

From GreenFeed

Guide to the Arizona monsoon: Dust storms, lightning and safety tips for first-timers

You breezed through your first winter — we know, 75 degrees and sunny in January was tough — but you did it. You really liked spring, when you were able to get outside, and even though it's starting to get a little toasty now you're thinking you can handle summer. Because, really, how much hotter can it get?

decorated bedroom

Sustainable Spaces

Here at the University of Arizona, times are still very uncertain. Right now, it is as important as ever to stay home and help prevent the spread of COVID-19. However, there has never been a better time to focus on making your at-home workspace and study space truly feel like your own. Decorating, organizing, and even DIY-ing can be done at a low cost and a low environmental footprint. If you are looking to make your quaran-house a quaran-home with minimal environmental effects, look no further!

There are so many fun ways to decorate or revamp a space without harming the environment. According to Intersectional Environmentalist Leah Thomas and domino.com, it is always important to follow these guidelines in order to create a green, clean, and totally unique space:
1. Make Simple Swaps
2. Do Your Research
3. Investigate Materials
4. Shop Secondhand
5. Look to Family Tradition

UA student working to create ‘non-clogging’ toilet paper

Toilet paper isn’t something many people think about until we either need it, we’re out of it or as many people saw this spring, it was nowhere to be found.