Environment Arizona’s mission is to transform the power of imaginations and ideas into change, that makes our world a greener and healthier place for all. They focus on timely, targeted action that wins tangible improvements in the quality of our environment and our lives. In a greener, healthier world, all of us would treat our air and water as the precious life-giving resources they are, not as dumping grounds for our waste. Environment Arizona takes concrete steps to move us closer to the world we want to live in, from holding illegal water and air polluters accountable to networking local citizens who serve as champions of the local waters they love. Funded by supporters, they research the challenges confronting our environment and advocate for solutions. Through research reports, news conferences, interviews with reporters, op-ed pieces, letters to the editor and more, they educate the public about what’s at stake and what can be done. Their canvassers and organizers meet people where they are—in public places, door to door or online—raising awareness, recruiting new supporters and activists, and securing funds to support their work. They make the case for our environment and help people like us make an impact—through petitions, emails, letters, phone calls and more, all delivered to the right people, just when it matters most. Each of their campaigns aim to move toward a cleaner, greener Arizona in a particular way. But they share a common approach. Each campaign strives to put the environment first. A clean environment is not a by-product of American prosperity. Rather, a clean environment is the necessary precondition for true prosperity. Through their research and public education, they are working to shift more hearts and minds over to this point of view. They adopt a strategic approach. Though thinking big and acting boldly, progress comes one step at a time. They shy away from making broad statements; instead, they work to protect the treasured landscape and make a difference in the lives of people in Arizona by building support for specific shifts in public policy. They build on what works. They have won policies that have resulted in landmark growth in solar and wind power as well as cleaner air, together with their national network they have reduced global warming pollution in 25 states, and have made cuts in single-use plastics. They are aware of which policies work, how they can be improved and what it takes to win their approval. Always open to new ideas that could work even better. Working together, they endeavour to unite people from all across the political spectrum, whether they are farmers who benefit from wind turbines on their land, home-owners who want to store and share the solar energy generated on their rooftops or restaurant owners who are finding alternatives to foam containers and straws to reduce single-use plastics. Their advocates in Washington, D.C., work with members of Congress from both parties. Their advocates in Arizona and partners in other states build coalitions that include business owners, doctors and nurses, religious leaders and community activists. Together, their organizers and canvassers engage hundreds of thousands of members and activists in all 50 states. Environment Arizona staff join a national team of more than 170 researchers, advocates, attorneys and communications experts to work together for more action and results. Environment Arizona, along with Environment America and its 29 state affiliates, are part of The Public Interest Network, which operates and supports organizations committed to a shared vision of a better world and a strategic approach to getting things done.