Living Desert Alliance

Keep our Desert and Community Livable and Thriving.


March 21, 2024


 Living Desert Alliance

Member Survey


Please take a few minutes (only about 5 in fact) to give us your feedback.

It will help make our organization even better.

PLUS! A $25 Visa Gift Card will be given

to a randomly selected survey participant, so don’t delay.

A special thanks to everyone

who have already participated!

Marana's Founder's Day


Dove Mountain Civic Group Resource Fair 

Members of the Living Desert Alliance Leadership Team attended the Town of Marana’s Founder’s Day event last Saturday and the Dove Mountain Civic Group Resource Fair last night. We had great discussions with a variety of attendees concerning our mission to Keep our Desert and Community Livable and Thriving. We also added many new members who are eager to take part in our efforts. A special thanks to the Town of Marana and The Dove Mountain Civic Group for sponsoring these events and presenting opportunities for organizations like ours to network and meet the public.

Santa Rita Mountains

Open Pit Mining

Public Comment Open Until April 10th!

Our last few newsletters have alerted you to the Hudbay’s Copper World Complex mining permit. This project is for the construction and operation of an open-pit copper mine (three square miles) located in and around the pristine Santa Rita Mountains in Pima County.


We encourage all Living Desert Alliance Members

to send comments directly to the:

ADEQ Comment Portal.

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Click below for additional information.

Save the Scenic Santa Rita Mountains Association

Living Desert Alliance Santa Rita Mountains

We'll Keep You Posted!

Climate Pollution Reduction Plan

Pima County

Department of Environmental Quality

Awarded $1 million

The Pima County Department of Environmental Quality (PDEQ) was recently awarded $1 million as part of the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) four-year Climate Pollution Reduction Grant (CPRG).

The goal of the CPRG is to develop strategies for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and other types of harmful air pollution.

The following elements are included in the new Pima County Climate Pollution Reduction Planning efforts:

  • Stakeholder engagement activities
  • Workforce planning analysis
  • Greenhouse gas emissions inventory, projects, and reduction measures
  • Overall benefits analysis
  • Benefits analysis for low-income and disadvantages communities
  • Review of authority to implement
  • Review of opportunities to leverage other funding sources

PDEQ is leading these efforts, in partnership with the City of Tucson, the Tohono O’Odham Nation the Town of Oro Valley, and the City of South Tucson. (Where is the Town of Marana’s representation? Click here to ask Mayor Honea.)

“This is a key moment and great county-wide opportunity to come together to reduce climate pollution. In doing so, everyone benefits as we build the clean energy economy through new workforce training opportunities and address environmental inequities affecting disadvantaged communities.”

Click here to read the Pima County Priority Climate Action Plan

Food Waste Prevention Week

April 1-7, 2024.

Come celebrate along with Sustainable Tucson as they join more than 600 organizations and businesses across the country in support of Food Waste Prevention Week, April 1-7, 2024.

Launched in 2021, Food Waste Prevention Week aims to highlight the importance of food waste reduction while also addressing the issue of food insecurity in our community.

Why does reducing food waste matter?

  • Saves money - A family of four can save an average of $1500 a year. Conserves resources - Land, water, energy and human resources are used to grow, package and transport food.
  • Improves food security - Safe and nutritious food that is currently thrown away can help feed hungry people.
  • Benefits the environment - Estimates suggest that food waste accounts for one third of all human-caused greenhouse gasses.

Upcoming Event Alert:

Sustainable Tucson is sponsoring, a unique event on April 6th from 1:00-4:00 at MotoSonora Brewing Company. Planned activities include cooking demos, games, a raffle, a food drive and information about what you can do to reduce food waste at home.

Click here to learn more about the benefits of

Food Waste Prevention.

Living Desert Alliance Website. Stop by for a visit!

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