Tucson Audubon Sustainable Living Wallet Card
Many of the environmental issues facing our natural environment today come from too many people consuming too many of the earth’s natural resources. Print out the Wallet Card and put it in your wallet with your credit cards, and read it often.
Audubon At Home In Arizona brochure - Learn how to incorporate conservation choices into daily lifestyle decisions at home and at work, such as deciding which kinds of products to buy or how to develop and maintain a healthy yard.
Local Carbon Offsetting
Offset your carbon footprint locally to create urban bird habitat! When you buy credits through The Local Trust, you support local nonprofits. People in your own hometown building more energy-efficient housing, planting trees or training others for green-collar jobs. Your money stays in your community and makes things happen there.
We've partnered with The Local Trust to increase urban habitat for birds that are at risk while sequestering your carbon emissions from the atmosphere at the same time. Along with native trees The Local Trust provides, Tucson Audubon plants other vegetation for specific WatchList birds like Gilded Flicker, Costa's Hummingbird and Lucy's Warbler.
Government representatives - Who to Contact
Contact your representatives! Complete list of who to contact in local, state and federal governments - Let your voice be heard!
Ten things you can do to promote Environmental Legislation in Arizona
- Participate in Environmental Day at the Capitol!
- Get to know your legislators and communicate with them regularly. Visit with them at the Capitol and in their districts.
Call or email your state senator and representatives on at least one issue each week (preferably those listed as an action item in the legislative alerts).
- Learn about the issues and sign up for legislative alerts and updates.
- Sign up for the "register to speak" system which allows you to send in a comment via the computer and then log on from home and express your views on a variety of bills. You can sign up at a kiosk in the House or Senate or ask someone who goes there regularly to sign up for you.
- Participate in a citizen lobby/advocacy workshop.
- Attend a committee hearing and get to know the process and the legislators better.
- Testify at a committee hearing.
- Write letters-to-the-editor and blog postings on important conservation issues.
- Be an informed voter and make conservation a priority when you go to the polls.
- Don't give up! Most conservation efforts require long-term commitment. One or two or many people working together can and do make a difference.
-Sandy Bahr, Sierra Club