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Tucson has a rich cultural heritage, a vibrant arts scene and a beautiful desert environment. We can’t take any of this for granted. Here’s part of how we keep what we have, today and tomorrow.
Lead by example with water conservation programs and demonstrations at city buildings and parks. Provide incentives for xeriscaping and water conservation for commercial and residential properties.
Preserve open space
Along with climate, Tucson’s open space and scenic views are our #1 tourist attraction. Good for the soul, open space is also good for the economy.
Green jobs are good jobs
Partner with schools, colleges and non-profits to train Tucsonans in green jobs, such as weatherizing homes or installing rainwater collection systems.
Involve youth in conservation
Provide ways for Tucson youth to volunteer and help the environment in their own neighborhoods.
Trees and trails
Encourage planting native trees and work to connect biking and hiking trails throughout Tucson.
Diversity is our strength
Encourage programs that celebrate diversity of all kinds, especially those that share experience and knowledge among different groups. We can always learn from each other.
Arts enrich education
Work with schools, government and private partners to give Tucson youth access to arts and arts education.