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.
More than 600 community leaders convene annually for Arizona Forward's Environmental Excellence Awards to recognize sustainability initiatives around the Grand Canyon State.
Arizona Forward's programs facilitate education and outreach on sustainability issues and feature enlightening keynote speakers and technical experts.