Arizona Forward is a unique public interest group that, for nearly 50 years, has advocated a balance between economic growth and environmental quality. Our statewide sustainability agenda fosters a holistic approach to planning for Arizona's future. We facilitate public dialogue on regional issues and help to solve the complex challenges facing cities and towns throughout the Grand Canyon State. Our membership is diverse, representing companies both large and small, local and municipal government, educators, non-profit organizations, and community leaders.
Wise decisions require collaboration among public, business and civic leaders across the state. Arizona Forward’s goal is to encourage more coordinated efforts through an exchange of ideas and information statewide to collectively address strategies that promote a healthy environment and healthy economy.
Please join us in our mission to improve the environment and livability of Arizona for generations to come.
Learn about sustainability initiatives;
Shape Arizona Forward’s positions on issues;
Influence quality of life decisions;
Participate in meaningful projects;
Join the conversation through our signature events
Stewarding Arizona's Environment Since 1969
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.