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The Sonoran Institute inspires and enables community decisions and public policies that respect the land and people of western North America. The Institute contributes to a vision of a West with healthy landscapes, vibrant communities and resilient economies. The non-profit Sonoran Institute works across the West to conserve and restore natural and cultural assets and to promote better management of growth and change. Implementing a community-based approach that emphasizes collaboration, civil dialogue, sound information, and local knowledge, the Institute addresses the Sun Corridor's growth and conservation issues, and the problems presented by development entitlements and distressed subdivisions. 


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Dave Richins
Sonoran Institute
11010 North Tatum Boulevard, D101
Phoenix, AZ 85028  

Phone: (602) 393-4310, ext. 309
Fax: (602) 393-4319

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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.

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Phoenix, AZ  85012


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