Community Programs

The Arboretum at Flagstaff

The Arboretum at Flagstaff’s Mission is:

  • To increase the understanding, appreciation, and conservation of plants and plant communities native to the Colorado Plateau
  • To identify, evaluate, display, and introduce plants adaptable to the climatic and soil conditions of the Flagstaff environment
  • To seek through scientific research innovative solutions to conservation issues of this high altitude environment
  • To develop educational programs that increase the understanding of the need for wise stewardship of our natural environment

Citizens' Climate Lobby

Citizens’ Climate Lobby is a non-profit, non-partisan, grassroots advocacy organization focused on national policies to address climate change.
Learn more about them from their national site or their local Facebook site.
CCL Flagstaff often overs internship opportunities. 

Civic Service Institute

The Civic Service Institute provides a wide range of volunteer opportunities for students, seniors, and other community members.

City of Flagstaff Environmental Services

Help keep Flagstaff clean and beautiful. Volunteer opportunities include community clean-ups and adopt-an-avenue.

Coconino County Sustainable Building Program

The Coconino County Sustainable Building Program (CCSBP) is focused on conservation, energy efficiency, renewable, affordability, applicability, and innovation. 

Coconino County Sustainable Economic Development Initiative

Northern Arizona University works with the Sustainable Economic Development Initiative (SEDI) in a number of ways:

Community Re-engagement for Arizona Families, Transitions, and Sustainability

Community Re-engagement for Arizona Families, Transitions, and Sustainability (CRAFTS) fosters sustainable communities.

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)

Support regional growers and buy through the Flagstaff CSA and Local Market.

Diablo Trust

Diablo Trust is group of ranchers, environmentalists, federal and state land managers, scientists, recreationists, and other volunteers who working together to:
• Sustain open space
• Live in balance with biodiversity
• Produce high quality food
• Restore watersheds
• Create stable, living soils
• Achieve community

and constantly learn from the land and share knowledge... so there will always be a West.

Flagstaff Dark Skies


NAU’s Mountain Campus is proud of its partnerships with others to protect northern Arizona’s extraordinary nighttime environment while simultaneously creating and maintaining a secure community on campus.

Flagstaff is the World’s First International Dark Sky City, recognized around the planet for visionary leadership and public policy. For decades NAU has played an important role in that achievement. If lost, the unspoiled northern Arizona night-sky will be difficult, if not impossible, to reclaim.

Flagstaff Dark Skies Coalition Flier


Flagstaff Green Map

The Flagstaff Green Map highlights Flagstaff’s environmental, social, and cultural resources. Northern Arizona University students created the project in 2006, and opportunities exist to help the map evolve.

The Flagstaff Sustainability Program

The Flagstaff Sustainability Program serves the community and municipal organization as a catalyst for economic, environmental and social sustainability through policy development, project implementation, leadership, and education.


Flagstaff Foodlink cultivates and celebrates local, healthy, equitable, and resilient food systems in our community.

Friends of Flagstaff's Future

Friends of Flagstaff’s Future strives to create a healthy and sustainable Flagstaff through advocacy, education, and community building. The university has a Friends of Flagstaff's Future student chapter.

Friends of the Rio de Flag

Friends of the Rio de Flag promote the Rio de Flag's natural stream system as a unique and valuable natural resource, an asset, and amenity to the City of Flagstaff and the surrounding community. The goal of FoRio is to protect, restore, clean up and improve the Rio de Flag and its tributaries to maximize their aesthetic, educational, recreational, and natural resource values, including the riparian habitats.

Friends of Verde River Greenway

Friends of Verde River Greenway is a nonprofit organization with the mission to preserve, enhance and promote the scenic, natural, historic, cultural and recreational resources of the Verde River Greenway.

Flagstaff Family Food Center

The Flagstaff Family Food Center provides nutritional meals in a safe environment and assists children with reading, homework, and social skills.

Grand Canyon Trust

The mission of the Grand Canyon Trust is to protect and restore the Colorado Plateau — its spectacular landscapes, flowing rivers, clean air, diversity of plants and animals, and areas of beauty and solitude.

Sierra Club, Arizona’s Grand Canyon Chapter

The Sierra Club is one of the oldest and most influential grassroots environmental organizations in the United States. The Grand Canyon (Arizona) Chapter was formed in 1966 in order to focus attention on stopping dams in Grand Canyon. Their work to protect the Colorado River and Grand Canyon National Park continue today and have been joined by a number of programs to safeguard other areas and issues.

Slow Food

Slow Food USA is part of the global Slow Food network of over 150,000 members in more than 150 countries. Through a vast volunteer network of local chapters, youth and food communities, they link the pleasures of the table with a commitment to protect the community, culture, knowledge and environment that make this pleasure possible.

Their mission as an international grassroots membership organization is good, clean and fair food for all.

Verde River Basin Partnership

The Verde River Basin Partnership uses credible science to provide educational outreach to help engage people and empower them to protect this critical resource that deserves our attention.