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Tucson Climate Project

Luis Perales | Nick Spinelli

 

1,100

Emails

Sent

101

Interviews

Completed

596

Hours

Invested

11

Podcasts

Recorded

148

Individuals

Contacted

65

Groups

Involved

108,399

Words Logged

In Notes

71%

Participant

Referral Rate

Guidebook

Welcome to the Tucson Climate Project Guidebook, which provides an overview of the project, it's partners and leadership, as well as the questions, information, and data gathered so far.

Below, you'll find an interactive table of contents that can direct you to where you'd like to go.

Provides a simple summary about the project, it's purpose, and who's behind it all.

The backstory of why the project exists, and what it does.

An explanation of the process TCP uses when collecting and analyzing data.

Take a look at where the project started, how it got where it is, and the future.

See who's helping the project succeed, and the organizations involved.

Get to know the founders, and current leadership of the project.

Curious about something? The project FAQs can help with that.

This is an area dedicated to general questions about the project.

This is an area reserved for questions about the Tucson Climate Chats podcast.

This is an area for questions about how TCP gathers and uses data.

Here you'll find up-to-date information about the project, straight from the source.

 

Project Summary

What is the Tucson Climate Project?

The Tucson Climate Project (#TCP) is a needs assessment and network analysis of the environmental community in southern Arizona. 

 

What is TCP's purpose?

We're interviewing community members to learn more about their work and the relationships they've built with others. We'll use that data to create a map of how the environmental community is connected. 

 

What questions is TCP asking?

What work is being done? (And where?)

What efforts are being duplicated? (Where are the gaps?)

Who has been included? (Who has been left out?)

How can our work be better coordinated? (And more impactful?)

 

What is TCP's goal?

In Spring 2021, we'll publish our first report. Our goal is to develop a standardized, region-wide model for reporting on environmental work. The resulting entity could include funding to support networking and collaboration between community members. TCP itself will continue to evolve as needed, whether it remains an extension of Changemaker High School or becomes something else entirely...

 

Who is behind TCP?

TCP was created by Changemaker High School CEO Luis Perales and is currently managed by AmeriCorps VISTA member Nick Spinelli.

 

Purpose

The Tucson Climate Project was born out of curiosity. Tucson itself is said to be the "City of 10,000" nonprofits. Regardless of the actual number, many organizations are headquartered here, with many of them focusing on the environment. With so much work happening, we found ourselves wondering how the environmental community is connected. What would a map of all those networks look like? (Perhaps a web? Or maybe a series of concentric circles?) That wondering, in turn, led to a hunch -- there is a disconnect between environmental work happening in different sectors. Whether discussing local government, universities, nonprofits, or grassroots efforts, true collaboration and connection seemed like something worth measuring. So, with a seed of an idea, we set out to see what we'd find. TCP was the result.

 

At its core, TCP is a needs assessment and network analysis. What we're doing, through interviewing community members and mapping their networks, is gathering qualitative data to test our hypothesis. What we're also testing is the existence of the Project itself. We're asking community members to be honest about our efforts. What is the value in a third-party entity that documents and reports on work in the community? If all goes according to plan, we're envisioning a multi-year initiative in which our Spring 2021 report will be the first step. We'll report on our findings then, along with recommendations for action. The moment when we hold up a mirror to the environmental community and ask "What do you see?" will be the moment when the future direction of TCP comes into focus. We need to find the gaps and fill them. Where those gaps are, and what filling them will require, is what we are addressing.

 

People often ask us, "What is TCP's focus?" Ostensibly, climate justice and resiliency are at the heart of everything we're doing. However, we also see 'climate' as referring to the environment in which we are living, working, connecting, and collaborating. This reflects an understanding emerging in the environmental movement itself -- that we must meet people's basic needs before we can engage the necessary work. In that sense, social justice is as high a priority for us as any environmental issue is. We're documenting the work that is happening here in southern Arizona, yes -- and -- we're also identifying those left out. From planning to implementation to impact, those involved in environmental work are often wealthy, white, and middle-aged. Speaking that particular truth isn't an issue as much as it once might have been, but the hard work remains to build a movement that looks more like the people involved. Of course, the catch is that we're all involved. The crises we're facing are global, even if their impacts are disproportionate. So, how do we get roses to grow, even on concrete?

 

IN SUMMARY: The purpose of this Guidebook is to outline what TCP is, as well as where we're going, in our first year of activity. We've logged over 100 interviews with community members and are working hard to generate our first report, which will be available in Spring 2021.

 

Methodology

Note that 'methodology' refers to the process TCP is using to collect data for our first report. It's not an overview of where the Project might go in the future. Below you'll find nuts-and-bolts insights into what we're doing now, which has kept us quite busy...

 

The voluntary nature of TCP was an intentional part of the Project's design. On the one hand, we aren't compensating participants for their time because we can't. We simply don't have the money. On the other hand, the Project has no budget, which, in turn, means we face no constraints to our activities. We can do whatever we want, whenever we want, however we like. (No strings attached!) This affords TCP excellent flexibility to grow, evolve, and change in the ways that are ultimately most desired by the community. It also means that participation in the Project has not been incentivized, which may prove relevant when analyzing our findings. Compensating participants for their time and financially supporting networking between professionals is an interest TCP has for the future. It's just not one we're ready to implement.

 

As for how we're engaging the community, snowball outreach has proved ideal. It's as simple as it sounds -- starting with one person and letting them lead you to another, and another, and another. By doing this, we haven't had to cold-call anyone. It's also proved invaluable in facilitating our network analysis, as we can clearly connect the dots between every participant we've worked with. Selecting new contacts hasn't been an issue either because, generally speaking, every name referred to us has been relevant enough to be contacted. At first, we were (admittedly) focusing explicitly on environmental work at the nonprofit and grassroots levels. This proved adequate, at least for a time, but we soon realized that including perspectives from agencies, universities, and even the for-profit sector would ultimately support a more accurate analysis. The geographic scope of TCP is southern Arizona, although we have connected with individuals as far north as Flagstaff, as far east as New Mexico, and as far south as Hermosillo when it has been appropriate to do so.

 

Finally, we should comment on how we're gathering data. Interviews, of course, fulfill a practical function in that they allow us to ask questions and compile information, but we prefer that format (as opposed to others) because it allows us to build relationships. Nothing about TCP is meant to be transactional. If we connect with someone, we see that as a commitment to learn more about how we could potentially support them. The interview process itself is straightforward, at least for first-timers. We begin with the same two questions, then lead into an open-ended discussion about participants' work, life experiences (as they relate to environmental issues), and what successes or challenges they have experienced recently. These are recorded in notes made available for review afterward. You can find much more information about participants' data and how we intend to use it in our first report under the Project FAQs section below.

 

Timeline

 

Project Partners

Five different partners were involved in the creation of TCP:

AMERICORPS | Although the modern version of AmeriCorps came into being in 1994, during the Clinton Administration, its origins date back to the 1960s and President Lyndon Johnson's so-called 'war on poverty.' Even after rebranding in late 2020, AmeriCorps -- at its heart -- remains a federal program dedicated to fighting poverty through direct service as well as capacity building at the organizational level. Though there have historically been different subsets of AmeriCorps, including VISTA, State and National, SeniorCore and NCCC, most positions last for one year. They include a sponsoring organization as well as a host site. AmeriCorps members themselves come from all walks of life and choose to serve for a variety of different reasons. 

  • Nick himself is an AmeriCorps VISTA, or 'Volunteer in Service to America.' His position lasts for one year and focuses on capacity building. Benefits for his VISTA position are also standard, including a $13,399.15 living stipend for the year (before taxes, distributed bi-weekly) as well as limited healthcare benefits.

  • Nick is also considered a federal employee and is required, by law, to comply with the Hatch Act while in VISTA service. From the Office of U.S. Special Council: "The law’s purposes are to ensure that federal programs are administered in a nonpartisan fashion, to protect federal employees from political coercion in the workplace, and to ensure that federal employees are advanced based on merit and not based on political affiliation.​​​​​" This includes restrictions on expressing opinions about political candidates, parties and issues while at work.

 

ARIZONA SERVE | A program of Prescott College and the sponsoring organization for Nick's VISTA position. Arizona Serve's mission is to "[connect] passionate people with transformative community projects to fight poverty." Their AmeriCorps program is one of the largest in the state of Arizona, with "over 200 [...] members with over 50 organizations that have challenging and engaging anti-poverty projects." Arizona Serve originally started in Yavapai County in 2009 and expanded to Pima County in 2013. Nick is a member of a larger cohort of VISTA members totaling about 15 individuals.

 

PRESCOTT COLLEGE | A small college founded in the town of the same name in central Arizona that focuses on justice, liberal arts and the environment. Though the College itself isn't directly supporting TCP, many of their partners (listed here) are.

 

CHANGEMAKER HIGH SCHOOL | Serving students on Tucson's south side, CMHS is unique in many aspects. They "are the first high school in the U.S. to partner with the Ashoka Youth Venture network to integrate social innovations and entrepreneurship across the curriculum to create a changemaker campus." Their curriculum also places a strong emphasis on environmental justice and community development. Many of their teachers work for other, local environmental organizations, including the Sierra Club (Grand Canyon Chapter) and the Arizona Master Naturalist Association. CHMS are also the host site for Nick's VISTA position.

 

TUCSON PK20 CHANGEMAKER CAMPUS | From the website: "Mexicayotl Academy of Excellence, Changemaker High School, and Prescott College have embarked on a joint venture to create an all-inclusive changemaker K-20 partnership in Tucson, Arizona focused on weaving primary, secondary, and higher education into an all-inclusive model that will create the next generation of dual language, social innovators and solution seekers." TCP is both an outgrowth of (and directly supports) the PK20 Campus' vision for community engagement and mobilization in South Tucson.

 

Project Leadership

Luis Perales

CEO, Changemaker High School

Luis created the Tucson Climate Project in addition to many other community programs.

Nick Spinelli

AmeriCorps VISTA Member

Nick is dedicated to stewarding the project during his time in AmeriCorps.

About Luis Perales:

 

From his webpage with the University of Arizona: "Luis Alberto Perales Villarreal, M.S. is a native son of the Rio Grande Valley of South Texas. He is the son of an immigrant mother and an 6thgeneration Tejano father. His rural upbringing along the U.S./Mexico borderlands is the backdrop to his intimate relationship with the Mexican American culture. A transplant to Tucson, AZ and the Sonoran Desert, Luis has spent over a decade in the Old Pueblo. He is a two time graduate of the University of Arizona, earning his BA in Mexican American Studies in 2002, his MS in Mexican American Studies with a concentration in Latino Health in 2012, and he is currently pursuing his PhD as part of the first PhD cohort for the Mexican American Studies program. He is a former Co-chair of M.E.Ch.A. at the U of A, a transformative educator at the Institute for Transformative Education, and co-founder of Tierra Y Libertad Organization. He has had the honor of being a two time EXPORT Fellow and a Green For All Academy Fellow.  He has directed his energies to train and develop community at the grassroots level in the areas of health promotion, cultural preservation, and environmental sustainability. 

 

His passion and dedication to the Tucson community [began] when he gained employment as a youth programs intern in the Youth Services Department of Chicanos Por La Causa (CPLC). In this position, he aided the department to implement its many culturally based programs and services. This experience prepared him for his future employment in the areas of Behavioral Health and Prevention. As a cultural health worker, Luis was able to continue his relationship with CPLC by providing health and cultural promotion classes at Calli Ollin High School. After several years of successful partnership, Luis began to work with the South Tucson Prevention Collaborative, a multi agency collaboration that helped to bring prevention and cultural education services to young people in the City of South Tucson. In the end, his passion for teaching culture and history became his focal point, and in 2005, Luis gained employment with CPLC Community Schools and joined the teaching ranks of Toltecalli High School. For a period of five years he was the Cultural Studies instructor for the school, giving guidance and direction to his students in the areas of Mexican American history, Latino Health, and Service Learning. His top accomplishment at Toltecalli was the creation, implementation, and growth of the Toltecalli Sustainability Project,a multiyear, college preparatory program that integrated academics, authentic social research, career exploration, and community service.  

 

With respect to his dedication to transformational learning, cultural preservation and environmental sustainability, Luis credits his upbringing along the U.S. - Mexico border. His family has had an intimate relationship with agriculture and land management since before the Mexican Revolution. They have continually worked land on both sides of the U.S. - Mexico border and have instilled the values of experiential learning, culture and land preservation into all that they do. Luis has taken these precious lessons with him everywhere that he has gone and has learned to integrate them into his personal, professional, and academic endeavors. A true testament to this practice is his role as co-founder and Chief Executive Officer at the Institute for Transformative Education (ITE). The institute is responsible for cutting edge educational research and the operation of Changemaker High School (CMHS), the first high school in Arizona to be a member of Ashoka’s International Changemaker School Network, one of nearly 200 schools worldwide. Since 2012, CMHS has implemented a new educational experience filled with [challenges] and opportunities for the young people of Tucson. Recognizing that the world is defined by change and that education should match that change, CMHS has put forth a new approach to teaching and learning that makes empathy and changemaking as important as reading, writing, and math.

 

Luis lives with his wife, 14-year-old son, and two 10-year-old twin sons in the south side of Tucson."

About Nick Spinelli:

 

Nick, like Luis, is also a Tucson transplant, born and raised in a small suburb of what is now Cleveland, Ohio on traditionally Erie, Huron and Wyandotte lands. His ancestry is predominantly northern Italian and Sicilian on his father's side, and a mix of English, Irish, German and Russian on his mother's side. In both instances, his families immigrated to North America about three generations ago. In the years before he arrived, both of his parents worked as record store managers at the height of vinyl's popularity in the late 1980s. His father has since logged over 30 years in mechanical design and aeronautics systems integration with NASA, and his mother has moved on to a career in special education at the elementary school level. 

 

Nick himself was privileged enough to spend much of his childhood boating, hiking, camping and backpacking with his family, most especially in the foothills of Allegheny National Forest in western Pennsylvania. It wasn't until he reached the undergraduate level in college, though, that his desire to pursue environmental work fully manifested, and he landed his first gig with an outdoor school in southern California. Almost five years later, he has worked in a variety of education (and education-adjacent) related positions, including that of field science instructor (High Trails Outdoor Science School), naturalist (Cleveland Metroparks), outreach coordinator (Envirolution), and intermittent volunteer (Buffalo Field Campaign). 

 

In 2019, Nick's desire to hone his craft (as well as begin to untangle many of the problematic assumptions underpinning outdoor/adventure education) led him back to graduate school after receiving his BS in Environmental Science from University of Phoenix. His first step was a year-long residency on Teton Science School's campus in Kelly, Wyoming, and then a transition to Prescott College's MA program in Outdoor Education Leadership. It was his decision to relocate close to the College's campus that led him to Arizona, then to Tucson, then to Arizona Serve and, finally, then to Luis at Changemaker High School. Nick's current role with the Tucson Climate Project sees him managing it day-to-day and helping Luis to envision its future.

 

Nick is humbled to acknowledge his role in getting the Project off the ground as well as his opportunity to live and work on the Tohono O'odham homelands/Pascua Yaqui lands that Tucson now resides upon. He is also intensely conscious of his positionality with the Project, as he is a white man that is neither 'from' southern Arizona by ancestry or even by birth. He believes firmly in the importance of de-centering his own voice within his work, as well as critically examining his personal relationship with place and taking accountability for where he ultimately chooses to settle and invest himself. For Nick, Tucson may very well be that place. For now, he is dedicated to stewarding the Project along until the next opportunity arises.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

GENERAL QUESTIONS

 

Questions Nick has fielded about himself:

 

  • Do you live in Tucson? Yes, I do. I was renting a room in Avondale for my first few months here, and recently relocated to Campbell-Grant.

 

  • Do you work at Changemaker High School? Yes. And... I'm an AmeriCorps VISTA member, so you could already consider me a 'satellite' of the school. I'm building capacity for them at a distance, like many VISTAs do for their host sites. In addition, I've been working remotely since arriving and will be doing so indefinitely.

 

  • Is TCP related to your studies at Prescott College? Not yet! But maybe soon...

 

  • How long will you be here? I don't know. Place matters to me, as do the communities that I choose to collaborate with. Tucson has a lot of promise. I've been humbled by (and grateful for) people's willingness to welcome me into their work and trust me with their stories. With that said, the reality of the situation is that my position is temporary and we're living through a global pandemic, among other things. If the opportunity is here for me to stay and to help in a way that we all agree upon… I'm interested.

 

Questions Nick has fielded about TCP:

 

  • What geographic area are you targeting? Southern Arizona, with Tucson as the center. There are no set borders for the Project, however.

 

  • What do you mean by 'environmental community?' Anyone doing environmental work. What do you mean by environmental work? My definition incorporates all the usual issues like climate change, water/air quality, food sovereignty, resource use, renewable energy, etc. in addition to social justice, which is inextricably linked to the environment.

 

  • What do you mean by 'participants?' Anyone that has contributed data to the Tucson Climate Project. Note that some of our guests on the Tucson Climate Chats podcast have interviewed there but not as part of TCP itself. As we're here to support, not extract, we've been giving people the option to participate in the way that makes the most sense for their work.

 

  • When you ask for new contacts, who (specifically) are you looking for? Anyone in your network that you believe we should hear from. The ideal contact is someone that is engaged in environmental work as well as located somewhere within Tucson/southern Arizona/the Sonoran Desert/etc.

 

  • Who have you talked to? You can find a (rough) list below under Project Reporting, though you should be aware that all data here is preliminary and subject to change.

 

  • Why haven't you talked to [XYZ]? Inclusivity is important, as is ensuring that we're gathering all perspectives -- not just those that are traditionally represented in the dominant narrative. With that said, omission(s) in our network analysis are data points in and of themselves, and so we haven't cold-called anyone in our attempt to accurately map the networks of participants. We're striking the best balance we can between dialoguing with everyone and highlighting where dialogue isn't happening.

 

  • Where can I find information on your progress? As of now, this Guidebook is our most up-to-date resource. You will find other helpful links below under Project Reporting.

 

  • Do you have a website and/or social media? We're working on it! Content for the PK20 Campus website is underway, and social media platforms may follow. Stay tuned…


 

TUCSON CLIMATE CHATS

 

  • What are the Tucson Climate Chats? Otherwise known as TUCC, the Tucson Climate Chats is a podcast that we started to support TCP. It's a platform for participants to highlight their work. Core topics include climate, poverty and service. The show broadly explores the intersectionality and interconnectedness of environmental issues.

 

  • When do you release new episodes? Every Friday, with a few exceptions.

 

  • How can I guest on the show? Send Nick an email! It's really that simple.

 

  • What do you look for in guests? Everyone is welcome, though I have a special interest in centering voices that aren't traditionally heard, including those belonging to individuals unaffiliated with large organizations, youth, BIPOCs, etc.

 

  • What is your target audience? TCP participants, Arizona Serve members, the Changemaker High School community, etc.

 

  • How do you record? I use Zoom as my recording platform, and Audacity as my audio/editing platform. Zoom doesn't require any work on guests' part aside from logging in at the beginning of the session. Audacity is a free, easy-to-learn and use software that makes the interview process much more forgiving… we can make as many mistakes as we like and Nick will simply edit them out afterwards. Low stakes!

 

  • Will I have the opportunity to review my audio before it is uploaded? What if I find a mistake afterwards? To the first, yes -- I will always send you a copy of the episode at least 24 hours before it's uploaded online. To the second, also yes -- editing the episode and any of the associated text is possible, even after uploading.

 

  • Are there any restrictions that I should know about? Yes -- the Hatch Act. Please avoid partisan political discussion on the show when possible, as I'm prohibited from commenting as an AmeriCorps VISTA.

 

  • Where can I listen to the show? There are links embedded to other streaming platforms (Spotify, etc.) on our Anchor.FM homepage.


 

ABOUT YOUR DATA

 

  • Why do you take notes? Interview notes are our primary form of data collection. They're thorough, easy to write and easy for participants to view/edit/check for accuracy. When it comes time to generate our final report, we'll be using a software called Dedoose to process your data. Dedoose will help to aggregate it, generate statistics, etc.

 

  • What control do I have over my data? Consent is critical in our process. You are entirely in control of your data. What(ever) you share is entirely voluntary. With your verbal permission, we'll write down what we discuss in your interview in a Google Document. This file will be provided to you for viewing/editing in the days after your interview. If you want to go off the record during your interview, just say the word and we'll do so. If you want something struck from the record after your interview, drop me a line and/or edit your file directly -- but do let us know if you opt for the latter first.

    • Do you ever share preliminary data with others, even anonymously? Yes -- but only under certain conditions. So, let's clear up what that means:

      • If you share something with us on the record in an interview, we reserve the right to share that information anonymously in an anecdotal fashion with others, including other participants. For example: "Many participants have suggested that they might like to see [XYZ] from the Project…"

      • If you share something with us off the record in an interview, we will not share that information with others in any form, written or otherwise.

 

  • Where is my data going? This is a multi-part answer, so let's break it down…

    • Where is it stored? All data for the Tucson Climate Project is stored on a Google Drive hosted by Arizona Serve. Luis and myself are the only two individuals that have access to this Drive. Interview notes are shared directly with participants, but participants cannot access the folders where they are stored.

    • Who can see my notes? No one, other than Luis and myself. Your notes will not be accessible to anyone at any time in their entirety, not even after we generate our final report. They are strictly confidential. We also ask, understandably, that you do not share your notes with others.

    • Where else might my name be used? As of now, we intend to use your name only in our results for our network analysis. As this was not immediately clear when the Project began data collection, we recognize that not everyone has (technically) provided us with content for this step. We will not be releasing the full list of individual participant names in any form until we have had a chance to obtain this consent. (See below.)

    • How long will my notes be available to me? As of now, our plan is to treat your notes as living documents until 02/28/21. Until that time, you can access them, edit them, and request changes. After that time, you may request to redact information, but not fully remove it.

 

  • How will all of this data be used in your final report? We touched on this briefly above, but it's worth reiterating: our plan is to aggregate your data. Our report will feature anonymous pull quotes, showcase statistical trends/themes, and serve as a written narrative of our findings.

    • We'll be sending out a thorough email before data collection ends outlining explicitly what we plan to do and what consent we need.

 

  • What if I'd like to change my status with the Project? Yes, this is possible. As your participation is entirely voluntary, you have permission to withdraw any (and all) of your data up to and including the deadline for data collection, 02/28/21.

    • What happens if I withdraw? Your name will be removed from our internal list of active participants, your interview notes will be deleted and you will not be included in any of our reporting. You will still be included on our overall list of participants in our final report, as well as our network analysis, but anonymously. Your status will be listed as 'Withdrawn.'

    • What about individuals that are contacted, but never respond? These individuals will be represented anonymously in our final report. The same is true for individuals that we did speak with, but failed to successfully interview.

 

  • What if I still have questions about my data? Reach out to Nick at any time; we're happy to have a conversation with you about our process.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 

Reporting

PROJECT REPORTING

Here you'll find up-to-date information about TCP, sourced from our most recent* newsletter.

 

CONTACT INFORMATION

Luis Perales CEO, Change Leader         

lperales@changemakerhighschool.org 

Nick Spinelli AmeriCorps VISTA 2020/21 Sustainability Coordinator

nspinelli@arizonaserve.org 

(+1) 440-654-8605

HELPFUL LINKS

AmeriCorps VISTA

Arizona Serve

Prescott College

Changemaker High School

Tucson PK20 Campus

TCP Webpage**

TCP Newsletter #01

TCP Newsletter #02

Tucson Climate Chats

 

STATS / PRELIMINARY DATA

Participants Engaged:

  • Altar Valley Conservation Alliance   

  • Arizona Association for Environmental Education   

  • Arizona Land and Water Trust   

  • Arizona Master Naturalist Association   

  • Arizona State University [2]

  • Arizona Trail Association [2]

  • Arizona Youth Climate Coalition [4]

  • Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum [2]

  • Association of Fundraising Professionals [Southern Arizona]   

  • Borderlands Restoration Network [3]   

  • Northern Arizona University   

  • Center for Biological Diversity   

  • CHISPA AZ [2]

  • Citizens Climate Lobby Tucson [2]

  • CITY Center for Collaborative Learning [2]

  • Climate Reality Project [2]

  • Climate Tucson   

  • Climbing Association of Southern Arizona   

  • Coalition for Sonoran Desert Protection   

  • Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona [2]

  • Community Water Coalition of Southern Arizona [5]

  • Cuenca Los Ojos   

  • Defend Our Future [2]

  • Defenders of Wildlife   

  • Elders Climate Action [2]

  • Extinction Rebellion [3]

  • Flowers and Bullets   

  • Friends of Madera Canyon [2]

  • Friends of the Santa Cruz River   

  • Gila Watershed Partnership   

  • Grand Canyon Trust   

  • Huachuca City Community Garden   

  • International Dark Sky Association   

  • Ironwood Tree Experience   

  • Living Streets Alliance   

  • Local First AZ   

  • Malpai Borderlands Group   

  • Mission Garden   

  • Mrs. Green's World   

  • National Park Service   

  • National Parks Conservation Association   

  • Native Seeds / SEARCH   

  • Northern Jaguar Project   

  • Physicians for Social Responsibility   

  • Ragland & Wilhite [2]

  • Santa Cruz Watershed Collaborative   

  • Sierra Club [5]

  • Sky Island Alliance   

  • Sonoran Institute [2]

  • Sunrise Tucson   

  • The Nature Conservancy   

  • Tucson Audubon Society [5]

  • Tucson Clean and Beautiful   

  • Tucson Mountains Association   

  • unaffiliated [5]

  • University of Arizona, Cochise County Cooperative Extension   

  • University of Arizona, Cooper Center for Environmental Learning   

  • University of Arizona, Pima County Cooperative Extension   

  • University of Arizona, The Bio/Diversity Project   

  • University of Arizona, Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy   

  • University of Arizona, University Climate Change Coalition   

  • Watershed Management Group [2]

  • Western National Parks Association

*Tucson Climate Project [11/2020 Update]

**Under development

At a Glance:

1100

emails sent

596

work hours-invested

108,399

words logged in notes

148

individuals contacted

101

interviews completed

11

podcasts recorded

65

groups providing feedback

71%

participant referral rate

 
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