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Environmental Issues

The Environmental Issues Committee of the League of Women Voters of Greater Tucson (LWVGT)
was convened several years ago in response to concerns about air quality in the Tucson area. Since that time, the committee has expanded its interests to a variety of other environmental issues, especially water, climate change, and threats to local biodiversity. These elements of the natural world form the context for our lives together and represent an arena in which our choices can influence both policy and personal well-being.

Environmental issues have been identified as a major focus of League study. The League of Women Voters has drafted several position statements about environmental concerns which guide our action and advocacy. We seek to educate ourselves and others in our community about the facts behind environmental concerns and the ways in which we can exercise our power as citizens to make changes in our own future.

All LWVGT members and visitors are welcome to attend meetings of the Environmental Issues Committee. 
The committee meets remotely via Zoom on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 1:00 p.m., September through April. Check the Events Calendar for more information.

Environmental Issues Committee member opportunities include: 

  • Helping to plan committee meetings, including suggesting topics and contacting speakers
  • Learning more about environmental issues impacting our community, and possible solutions or actions to address these concerns
  • Participating in researching, planning, and coordinating one Voter Education Program each year to provide insightful information on an important environmental topic to League members and the public
  • Identifying projects or investigative trips in which we might participate to better understand environmental challenges facing our community.

For more information, contact Committee Chair Lyn Loveless at

On the right - Tour of Mission Gardens October 24, 2023.  👉🏼