February 5th is ‘Environmental Day’ at the AZ State Capitol
(PHOENIX, AZ) More than 300 people from throughout Arizona will be at the Arizona State Capitol to meet with their legislators about key environmental issues, including climate change, water, and funding for parks. This year’s theme is “Our planet, our state, our home.”
Participants will include members from more than 30 organizations and at least six Arizona high schools, with each attending scheduled meetings with their local Representatives and Senators in the Arizona Legislature. Youth leaders and state legislators, including Representative Kirsten Engel, will hold a news conference at 11:15 A.M. to speak about some of the priority bills and issues for the session, including sustainability, climate, and protecting watersheds.
WHO: Legislators, youth, and others from throughout Arizona who care about protecting our environment
WHEN: Wednesday, Feb. 5, 8:30 A.M. to 2 P.M. NOTE: News conference at 11:15 A.M.
WHERE: AZ State Capitol, Rose Garden for opening, news conference, and information tables
Wild at Heart will be there with some of the rescued birds and to teach people more about raptors and how to help them.
Groups participating in Environmental Day at the Capitol include the following:
* Animal Defense League of Arizona * Arizona Chapter of Elders Climate Action * Arizona Faith Network Earth Care * Arizona Heritage Alliance * Arizona Interfaith Power and Light * Arizona Poor People's Campaign * Arizona Solar Energy Industry Association * Arizona Youth Climate Strike * Care for Creation Ministry at the Franciscan Renewal Center * Chispa Arizona * Citizen’s Climate Lobby * Citizens Water Advocacy Group * Coalition for Sonoran Desert Protection * Desert Rivers Audubon * Earth Justice Ministry at UUCP * Ecomadres * Flagstaff Arts and Leadership Academy Environmental Coalition * Grand Canyon Trust * Great Old Broads for Wilderness * Humane Voters of AZ * Keep Sedona Beautiful * Kids Climate Action Network * Outlaw Dirty Money * Phoenix Lobos-Rising Packtivist Group * Protect Our Water Arizona * Sierra Club – Grand Canyon (Arizona) Chapter * Sky Islands High School * Southwest Energy Efficiency Project (SWEEP) * Tucson Audubon Society * Union of Concerned Scientists * Western Watersheds Project * Wild at Heart * Xtinction Rebellion * Yuma Audubon Society *
Sandy Bahr | Sierra Club | 602-999-5790| [email protected]
Vianey Olivarria | Chispa Arizona | 602-904-3728 | [email protected]
1700 W Washington St
Phoenix, AZ 85007
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