Arizona Forward's Stewardship Summit on Building Healthy Communities was held Wednesday, April 26, 2017. This inspirational forum on the connection between the built environment and public health/wellness has featured such renowned speakers as: Jeff Speck, city planner and author; Dr. Richard Jackson, pediatrician and environmental health expert; Amy Tomczyk of Blue Zones; and John Auerbach, president of Trust for America's Health.
Arizona Forward's mixers provide a networking opportunity for members and guests in a unique setting featuring a complimentary reception and event theme in keeping with our mission of environmental stewardship.
ENVIRONMENTAL EXCELLENCE AWARDS
Arizona Forward's Environmental Excellence Awards Presented by SRP is Arizona's oldest and largest competition of its kind. The 37th annual event was held at the Westin Kierland Resort on Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017.
EARTHFEST EDUCATORS NIGHT
More than 400 K-12 teachers attended Arizona Forward's EarthFest Educators Night and enjoyed free environmental resources, continuing education credits and opportunities to mingle with other teachers. The event was held on Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017 at the Phoenix Zoo.
Arizona Forward’s 48th Annual Luncheon held on Friday, Dec. 8, 2017 brought the Annual Luncheon back to our core concerns of environmental stewardship and economic vitality. The luncheon has featured such nationally-recognized keynote speakers such as Robert Kennedy, Jr., Erin Brockovich, FDNY Chief Richard Picciotto, former Arizona Governor and Secretary of the Interior Bruce Babbitt, Jeff Corwin of Animal Planet and others.
48 Years of Environmental Stewardship
Arizona Forward was founded as Valley Forward in 1969, one year before the first Earth Day. We expanded statewide in 2013.
We mobilize business leaders and policymakers to leverage their collective power to influence how we best grow our communities, stimulate our economy and enhance our environment.
Our diverse membership of large corporations and small businesses, along with municipal, county and state agencies, educational institutions, related nonprofits and concerned citizens help ensure: smart growth and development, efficient transportation, improved air quality, responsible water management, energy alternatives and meaningful education.