Arizona Forward Association is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that promotes cooperative efforts to improve the environment and quality of life in Arizona. Originally named Valley Forward (1969 until 2013), this public interest coalition influences environmental and quality of life decisions for the entire state of Arizona. With their corporate headquarters located in Phoenix, U-Haul partners with this non-profit to advocate for a balance between economic development and environmental quality, and to bring business, community and civic leaders together for thoughtful dialogue on critical sustainability issues.
The Association includes members of large and small businesses, government jurisdictions, education and non-profit communities, and individuals who share a goal of promoting sustainability in Arizona.
U-Haul International has been a member of Arizona Forward since 2009 and participates in several key Issue Committees; including Transportation and Air Quality, Energy, Land Use / Open Space, and Public Education. In addition to facilitating presentations, speakers and field trips, these Committees drive Arizona Forward’s advocacy and public policy agenda. U-Haul has received five prestigious awards from Arizona Forward for its sustainability programs:
2015 Healthy Communities: Sustainable Workplaces Award of Merit
2012 Environmental Education and Communication Private Sector Crescordia Award
2011 Environmental Excellence Buildings and Structures Crescordia Award
2010 Environmental Excellence Adaptive Reuse Award of Merit
2009 Environmental Excellence Environmental Stewardship Award of Merit