Environmental Sustainability Team Vision & Long-Term Goal:

An Arizona where everyone collaborates to create and sustain thriving, livable communities and a healthy environment for generations to come. Our goal is to achieve net zero carbon by 2050 and meet federal clean air standards. Each of our team’s work ladder up to this vision and long-term goal.

Tree Cover & Shade

Expanding greater Phoenix’s shade capacity to limit heat stress on people in public places.

Heat was responsible for more than 300 deaths in Maricopa County in 2020, and the number of heat deaths has been steadily increasing since 2015. This team is focused on expanding greater Phoenix’s shade capacity, and seek to scale the city’s Cool Corridors Program by working with community partners to secure additional funding for tree plantings in pathways that link Cool Corridors together.

Heat Response & Climate Action Advocacy

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