Faculty, staff, community leaders, do you have an engagement experience for students to get involved with?
Local First Arizona (LFA) is a non-profit business coalition promoting the message of economic sustainability. We educate individuals, stakeholders, business leaders, and policymakers about the significant economic, civic and cultural benefit of strong local economies. We build vibrant communities that make residents proud to call Arizona home.
Desert Harvesters is a non-profit, grassroots effort based in Tucson, Arizona. We strive to promote, celebrate, and enhance local food and water security by encouraging the planting of rain along with indigenous, food-bearing perennial plants (such as the velvet mesquite or Prosopis velutina,foothills palo verde, & desert ironwood trees, prickly pear cactus, saguaro cactus, barrel cactus) where we live, work, and play.... Read More
At the Center for Biological Diversity, we believe that the welfare of human beings is deeply linked to nature — to the existence in our world of a vast diversity of wild animals and plants. Because diversity has intrinsic value, and because its loss impoverishes society, we work to secure a future for all species, great and small, hovering on the brink of extinction. We do so through science, law and creative media, with a focus on... Read More
Primavera’s Mission: “The Primavera Foundation provides pathways out of poverty through safe, affordable housing, workforce development and neighborhood revitalization.” Primavera’s main areas of support are survival, stability, security and sustainability. Primavera focuses their efforts on providing these main areas of support in order to “promotes economic and social justice while working to build a future in which all people are assured... Read More
The Environmental Education Exchange (EEE) is a non-profit organization that teaches and promotes environmental literacy through education, engagement and community outreach. The EEE provides trainings, consultations, workshops, program design and planning services to community organizations, business and educational institutions through a customized approach. “The Exchange strives to design programs which are ecologically sound, culturally... Read More
Cooperative Extension, an outreach arm of The University of Arizona and the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS), is "Improving Lives, Communities and the Economy" by serving as a statewide network of knowledgeable faculty and staff that provides lifelong educational programs for all Arizonans. We are part of a nationwide educational network of scientists and educators who help people solve problems and put knowledge to use.... Read More
Tucson Wildlife Center (TWC) has provided emergency medical care for all of Southern Arizona's Wildlife for the past 18 years. In 2015 over 3,000 injured or orphaned wild animals passed through our doors. TWC is dedicated to Rescue, Rehab, Release and promoting habitat protection and coexistence through education.
Presently, we are in need of "like minded" volunteers to help with the expected Spring rush of injured and orphaned young... Read More
LEAF works on harvesting food products that would otherwise go to waste on the UA campus. LEAF seeks volunteers to help harvest trees on campus. Contact LEAF to volunteer.
What is a “living street” anyway? Well, it’s our idea of a street that is vibrant, safe, and full of people, for example:
Streets for socializing and relaxing, Streets with safe space for everyone, Streets as green space, Streets as economic generators, Streets for people, Streets for community building.
A living streets allows for people of all ages and abilities to be together, get to wherever they need to go, socialize,... Read More
The Food Conspiracy Co-op was born in 1971.
As the natural foods industry has blossomed in recent years, health food has become available at many other retailers in Tucson. Food Conspiracy, however, remains the city’s only full-service consumer cooperative. Because we are owned by our members, and beholden to them rather than to corporate interests, the quality and range of products we offer is unique in Tucson. We pride ourselves on... Read More
The GREEN Program enhances the academic life experience of passionate students and empowers them to become socially responsible, innovative, and environmentally conscious leaders of tomorrow. Our programs bridge the gap between textbook learning and real-time industry experience by taking students behind the scenes of the world’s leading clean energy and sustainability initiatives.The GREEN Program designs short-term immersion programs in the... Read More