Media Advisory: Arizona Environmental Lobbying Day 2023

CONTACT:  Sandy Bahr | Sierra Club | 602-999-5790|

Hazel Chandler |Moms Clean Air Force | 602-363-2510 |

February 7th is ‘Environmental Day’ at the AZ State Capitol
AZ Challenges, AZ Solutions

(PHOENIX, AZ) Participants from throughout Arizona will be at the Arizona State Capitol or participating virtually to meet with their legislators about key environmental issues, including climate change, water, democracy, and funding for parks. Everyone is welcome to attend. This year’s theme is “AZ Challenges, AZ Solutions.”

The ranking members of the House and Senate Natural Resources Committees, Representative Stephanie Stahl-Hamilton and Senator Priya Sundareshan, Nicole Horseherder, Executive Director for Tó Nizhóní Ání, and youth from several high schools will be the featured speakers and will address water, climate, and just and equitable transition. Participants will include members from more than 40 organizations, as well students from Arizona high schools and community colleges. In addition to hearing from the speakers, participants will also meet with their own representatives and senators whenever possible. Organizations will have information tables.

WHO: Representative Stephanie Stahl-Hamilton and Senator Priya Sundareshan; Nicole Horseherder, executive director for Tó Nizhóní Ání; and others from throughout Arizona who care about protecting our environment

WHEN: Tuesday, Feb. 7, 11:30 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. Speakers from Noon to 1:00 PM, Q and A with Students and Legislators 1:00 PM-1:30 PM, 2:00 PM News Conference on community shading legislation, organization information tables from 11:30 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.

WHERE: Wesley Bolin Plaza, 1700 W Washington St, Phoenix. Also streaming via Facebook and Instagram

Masks will be available for participants;  we will follow all COVID protocols.

Groups participating in Environmental Day at the Capitol include the following:

  1. Arizona Climate Action Coalition

  2. Arizona Faith Network

  3. Arizona Heritage Alliance

  4. Arizona Interfaith Power & Light

  5. Arizona Preservation Foundation

  6. Arizona Youth Climate Coalition

  7. Arizonans for Community Choice

  8. Black Canyon Heritage Park

  9. Chalice Christian Church, Gilbert

  10. Chispa Arizona

  11. Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Arizona

  12. Citizens’ Climate Lobby Arizona

  13. Climate Cabinet Action

  14. Coalition for Sonoran Desert Protection

  15. Dayspring United Methodist Church

  16. Defend Our Future Arizona

  17. Elders Climate Action – Arizona Chapter

  18. Episcopal Diocese of Arizona

  19. Granite Peak Unitarian Universalist Congregation

  20. Great Old Broads for Wilderness

  21. Keep Sedona Beautiful

  22. Kids’ Climate Action Network

  23. Lobos of the Southwest

  24. MKS Imaging Technology, LLC

  25. Moms Clean Air Force – Arizona Chapter

  26. Northwest Valley Democrats Club

  27. Patagonia Area Resource Alliance (PARA)

  28. Physicians for Social Responsibility – Arizona Chapter

  29. Prescott College, Tucson Center

  30. Shepherd of the Hills, United Church of Christ

  31. Sierra Club – Grand Canyon Chapter

  32. Sunrise Movement Tempe

  33. Sustainable Water Network

  34. The Orme School

  35. Tó Nizhóní Aní

  36. Tucson Audubon Society

  37. Unitarian Universalist Justice Arizona (UUJAZ)

  38. Valley Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Chandler

  39. Vote Solar

  40. Western Watersheds Project

  41. Westwood High School Environmental Club

  42. Yuma Audubon Society




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