Mayor Joe Winfield joins mayors across Arizona to celebrate Earth Day

Published on April 19, 2021


Oro Valley, Arizona (April 19, 2021) – Ten Arizona mayors, including Oro Valley Mayor Joe Winfield, are joining together to celebrate Earth Day AZ, a new statewide collaboration celebrating the many ways Arizona communities support the Earth with the goal of inspiring residents to take action for Earth Day during the month of April and beyond.

As members of and in partnership with Arizona State University’s Sustainable Cities Network, Arizona mayors and communities are showing that there is power in unity and that we all have a role to play in ensuring our planet’s health now and in the future. Collectively, we can protect our precious and diverse natural resources and secure a thriving future for our state and world.

“From personal choices like carpooling and recycling, to statewide collaborations like this, every Arizonan can make a difference,” said Oro Valley Mayor Joe Winfield. “Earth Day is a reminder that our collective effort to build a culture of sustainability needs to be front and center year-round, not just one day a year. Small actions add up to big outcomes. Here in Oro Valley, we are striving to do our part to be good stewards of the beautiful environment and resources in our charge.”

To learn more and view a video message from the Mayors visit

Participating cities and towns for Earth Day AZ include:

  1. Oro Valley – Mayor Joe Winfield
  2. El Mirage – Mayor Alexis Hermosillo
  3. Flagstaff – Mayor Paul Deasy
  4. Fountain Hills – Mayor Ginny Dickey
  5. Mesa – Mayor John Giles
  6. Peoria – Mayor Cathy Carlat
  7. Phoenix - Mayor Kate Gallego
  8. Sedona - Mayor Sandy Moriarty
  9. Tempe – Mayor Corey Woods
  10. Tucson – Mayor Regina Romero

Since April 22, 1970, Earth Day has been globally recognized as a way to motivate progressive environmental initiatives. Each year, Earth Day is celebrated on April 22, but every day is the perfect opportunity for residents to show their commitment to protect the environment through more sustainable practices.

Reducing our consumption to be more sustainable:

  • Don’t leave water running when not in use
  • Carpool or use public transit whenever possible

Reusing materials to decrease waste:

  • Use your own reusable water bottle or coffee mug
  • Take reusable shopping bags to the grocery store

Recycling to reduce the amount of waste:

  • Quickly rinse out food cans before placing in your blue recycling container
  • Junk mail and magazines can go in your blue recycling container

Reconsidering the items used daily:

  • Use energy-efficient and long-lasting LED bulbs in the home
  • Buy recycled paper for your home and office

These simple ways of reducing, reusing, recycling and reconsidering help all of us achieve a

more sustainable future.