October - 2018

The Draft Climate Action and Adaptation Plan is ready for your review!

Over the past year, City staff and community stakeholders have put in the hard work of drafting Flagstaff’s Climate Action and Adaptation Plan. The Draft Plan is nearly complete and is available to review here: Draft Climate Action and Adaptation Plan

Find out how you can participate in the process

Make sure to report your hours

Even if you've completed your 30-hour commitment, we'd appreciate you continuing to report your hours so that we can measure the progress of the program and improve your experience

Upcoming volunteer opportunities

Just some of the books the Friends of the Library needs your help recycling

Just some of the books the Friends of the Library needs your help recycling

There a few different opportunities to volunteer this month. In addition to doing recycling outreach at the Farmer's Market on Sundays, there are additional opportunities, including tabling at First Friday, as well helping out at the Drop Off Day. We're also starting a new partnership with the Friends of the Library assisting them with recycling discarded books. They currently have a large backlog of books that need their spines and covers removed to allow the paper to be recycled. This could potentially create a valuable stream of material to the MRF. The logistics are still being worked out but this will be an ongoing volunteer opportunity for anyone to take advantage of at their convenience. If you’re interested or have questions please contact Felix at fparham@flagstaffaz.gov. Just click on the tabling opportunity you are interested in for contact info. Be sure to keep checking back, as we continue to add volunteer opportunities.

As always, feel free to create your own opportunities and let us know if we can help you by providing outreach materials, helping create presentations, or in any other way.

Volunteer Appreciations


Ward Davis was featured in the cover article of the Tuesday, October 2nd edition of the Arizona Daily Sun. The article highlighted his efforts to help area residents deal with the unusually large apple harvest this year. Ward has been volunteering his time and his apple press to turn all those apples falling into the street into juice. Most of those apples are destined to the landfill as yard waste but thanks to his and others efforts, much of that is being diverted to area Food Banks, Homeless Shelters, and into delicious recipes by local residents. You can check out the article here: https://azdailysun.com/news/local/how-about-them-apples-flagstaff-sees-massive-crop-due-to/article_c9b5f508-9109-50ab-8541-fbcbe951465a.html

Not sure how many hours you've completed?

We've compiled all volunteer activity into a Google spreadsheet, which summarizes the various activities each Master Recycler has completed. If you scroll to the bottom, you can find the total number of hours you have completed. We'll be updating the spreadsheet at the end of each month. You can access the spreadsheet here.