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The City of Tucson is seeking input on priorities for both city government and community-wide climate and environmental sustainability actions.

1772 registered responses


Do you (check all that apply)

Response Percent Response Count
Live in the greater Tucson area 40.5% 717
Live in the City of Tucson 73.1% 1,295
Work in Tucson 51.1% 905
Visit Tucson 9.1% 161
Own property in Tucson 57.0% 1,010
Own a business in Tucson 9.5% 168
Rent in Tucson 18.7% 332
Go to school in Tucson 11.9% 211
Serve on City Council, Board, Commission, or city staff 2.8% 50
Other 6.1% 108

What is your age?

Response Percent Response Count
15-19 2.5% 44
20-24 4.8% 85
25-34 15.8% 280
35-44 14.8% 263
45-54 11.7% 207
55-59 7.6% 134
60-64 10.1% 179
65-74 23.9% 424
75-84 8.0% 142
85 and over 0.8% 14

With which racial and ethnic group do you identify? (select all that apply)

Response Percent Response Count
American Indian or Alaska Native 2.0% 35
Asian or Asian American 2.4% 43
Black or African American 1.3% 23
Hispanic, Latino or Spanish origin 12.0% 213
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.5% 8
White or Caucasian 83.1% 1,472
Other 3.0% 54
Prefer not to disclose 4.4% 78

How do you describe your gender identity?

Response Percent Response Count
Female 52.2% 925
Male 41.3% 731
Non-binary 1.7% 31
Genderqueer 0.5% 9
Agender 0.1% 2
Transgender 0.6% 10
Other 0.9% 16
Prefer not to disclose 2.7% 48

How important is the issue of global warming to you personally?

Response Percent Response Count
Very Important 80.4% 1,422
Important 9.6% 170
Somewhat Important 4.2% 74
Not Important 5.8% 103

Which Energy strategies do you support having the city implement to reduce greenhouse gas emissions?

Promote locally sourced, renewable electricity throughout the city
Response Percent Response Count
Strongly Support 4.0% 71
Support 0.5% 9
Somewhat Support 0.2% 3
Do Not Support 0.1% 2
Unsure; need more information 0.2% 4
Increase accessibility to rooftop solar opportunities
Response Percent Response Count
Strongly Support 4.1% 72
Support 0.5% 9
Somewhat Support 0.3% 5
Do Not Support 0.1% 1
Unsure; need more information 0.1% 2
Promote energy efficiency in existing and new residential, multifamily and commercial buildings
Response Percent Response Count
Strongly Support 4.1% 72
Support 0.6% 11
Somewhat Support 0.1% 2
Do Not Support 0.2% 3
Unsure; need more information 0.1% 1

Which Planning and Development strategies do you support having the city implement to reduce greenhouse gas emissions?

Foster more mixed-use development that incorporates different uses (residential, commercial, cultural, institutional, or entertainment uses) into one space
Response Percent Response Count
Strongly Support 41.2% 728
Support 28.0% 495
Somewhat Support 13.7% 242
Do Not Support 6.9% 122
Unsure; need more information 10.3% 182
Promote transit-accessible development
Response Percent Response Count
Strongly Support 62.1% 1,099
Support 21.7% 384
Somewhat Support 7.5% 133
Do Not Support 4.3% 76
Unsure; need more information 4.4% 77
Promote a range of affordable, efficient housing options by changing zoning regulations to allow greater variety in the type of dwelling units
Response Percent Response Count
Strongly Support 46.6% 825
Support 23.0% 407
Somewhat Support 11.6% 205
Do Not Support 8.0% 141
Unsure; need more information 10.8% 191
Promote the renovation and reuse of existing buildings
Response Percent Response Count
Strongly Support 70.7% 1,251
Support 19.5% 345
Somewhat Support 6.0% 106
Do Not Support 1.9% 34
Unsure; need more information 1.9% 33

Which Transportation strategies do you support having the city implement to reduce greenhouse gas emissions?

Support expanded public transit (such as bus service and/or extension of the light rail system)
Response Percent Response Count
Strongly Support 60.7% 1,074
Support 21.0% 372
Somewhat Support 9.6% 170
Do Not Support 6.5% 115
Unsure; need more information 2.1% 38
Increased support for alternative modes of transportation such as bicycle infrastructure
Response Percent Response Count
Strongly Support 64.1% 1,134
Support 19.4% 344
Somewhat Support 9.7% 171
Do Not Support 5.3% 93
Unsure; need more information 1.5% 27
Reduce emissions of city bus and vehicle fleet to zero
Response Percent Response Count
Strongly Support 67.6% 1,196
Support 18.1% 320
Somewhat Support 6.4% 113
Do Not Support 5.3% 94
Unsure; need more information 2.6% 46
Invest in electric vehicle infrastructure and promote widespread electric vehicle adoption
Response Percent Response Count
Strongly Support 60.6% 1,072
Support 18.7% 330
Somewhat Support 9.3% 164
Do Not Support 7.9% 140
Unsure; need more information 3.6% 63

Which Waste strategies do you support having the city implement to reduce greenhouse gas emissions?

Increase recycling compliance and landfill waste diversion
Response Percent Response Count
Strongly Support 70.6% 1,249
Support 17.5% 310
Somewhat Support 6.2% 110
Do Not Support 3.4% 60
Unsure; need more information 2.3% 40
Pilot curbside composting
Response Percent Response Count
Strongly Support 51.4% 909
Support 21.1% 373
Somewhat Support 10.3% 183
Do Not Support 6.5% 115
Unsure; need more information 10.7% 189
Promote the transition from “demolition” to “deconstruction” to maximize the reuse, resale and/or recycle of building structures and features
Response Percent Response Count
Strongly Support 61.1% 1,080
Support 22.7% 402
Somewhat Support 7.3% 130
Do Not Support 3.1% 55
Unsure; need more information 5.8% 102

Do you have other climate mitigation ideas? Submit here:

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Which of the following climate change hazards are you most concerned about?

Longer, more frequent, more intense heat waves
Response Percent Response Count
Very concerned 76.3% 1,349
Concerned 12.7% 225
Somewhat concerned 4.4% 78
Not concerned 6.6% 117
Stronger storms/intense winds
Response Percent Response Count
Very concerned 37.0% 655
Concerned 34.9% 617
Somewhat concerned 17.2% 304
Not concerned 10.9% 193
Stream flooding and urban drainage issues
Response Percent Response Count
Very concerned 31.3% 554
Concerned 35.9% 635
Somewhat concerned 22.4% 397
Not concerned 10.3% 183
Reduced air quality, asthma
Response Percent Response Count
Very concerned 56.5% 1,000
Concerned 27.4% 485
Somewhat concerned 10.5% 186
Not concerned 5.5% 98
Effects on tree health, green spaces, and natural vegetation
Response Percent Response Count
Very concerned 69.5% 1,230
Concerned 20.1% 355
Somewhat concerned 5.0% 88
Not concerned 5.4% 96
Prolonged drought and long-term water security
Response Percent Response Count
Very concerned 86.0% 1,521
Concerned 7.7% 137
Somewhat concerned 3.3% 58
Not concerned 3.0% 53
Effects on already vulnerable community members including food shortages and heat-stressed neighborhoods
Response Percent Response Count
Very concerned 65.3% 1,156
Concerned 21.4% 379
Somewhat concerned 8.2% 145
Not concerned 5.0% 89
Wildfires
Response Percent Response Count
Very concerned 61.5% 1,088
Concerned 24.2% 428
Somewhat concerned 9.2% 163
Not concerned 5.1% 90

I would prefer that the city implement climate actions and programs that…

Reduce the most greenhouse gases as quickly as possible
Response Percent Response Count
Very important 64.9% 1,148
Important 21.1% 374
Somewhat important 6.7% 118
Not important 7.3% 129
Save money and/or reduce costs to my children, grandchildren and future generations
Response Percent Response Count
Very important 29.6% 524
Important 33.9% 599
Somewhat important 26.3% 465
Not important 10.2% 181
Would also meet other needs (improve health, create jobs, improve public safety, protect the environment in other ways, etc.)
Response Percent Response Count
Very important 55.6% 984
Important 31.0% 548
Somewhat important 9.8% 174
Not important 3.6% 63
Support enhanced greening of urban areas and associated green infrastructure and/or water harvesting projects
Response Percent Response Count
Very important 71.3% 1,262
Important 20.0% 354
Somewhat important 4.8% 85
Not important 3.8% 68
Consider racial equity and provide benefits to historically disadvantaged groups
Response Percent Response Count
Very important 62.0% 1,096
Important 19.9% 352
Somewhat important 8.1% 144
Not important 10.0% 177

Do you have other climate adaptation ideas? Submit here:

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How important is it to see equity being incorporated into the Climate Action Plan?

Response Percent Response Count
Very Important 67.4% 1,193
Important 17.6% 311
Somewhat Important 6.6% 116
Not Important 8.4% 149

Which of the following actions would you support the city implementing into the climate action plan in an effort towards reaching equity?

Establish “Resilience hubs” or community-serving facilities to support residents and coordinate resource distribution and services before, during, or after a natural hazard / extreme heat event.
Response Percent Response Count
Strongly support 47.0% 831
Support 31.5% 557
Somewhat support 10.2% 180
Do not support 5.8% 103
Unsure; need more information 5.6% 99
Create a green job corps to train people, especially young adults with barriers to employment (e.g. limited education, language/cultural barriers, history in the criminal justice system, etc.) for careers in solar installation, alternative transportation development, green buildings, among others
Response Percent Response Count
Strongly support 69.1% 1,223
Support 17.9% 316
Somewhat support 4.6% 81
Do not support 6.2% 109
Unsure; need more information 2.3% 41
Offer programs (e.g. community solar or rainwater harvesting) for low-income homeowners, renters, and seniors to access solar energy or rainwater harvesting features by reducing up-front costs
Response Percent Response Count
Strongly support 67.8% 1,199
Support 20.7% 367
Somewhat support 5.0% 89
Do not support 5.0% 88
Unsure; need more information 1.5% 27
Increase accessibility to housing weatherization/energy assistance programs
Response Percent Response Count
Strongly support 60.4% 1,069
Support 26.8% 474
Somewhat support 7.1% 126
Do not support 3.9% 69
Unsure; need more information 1.9% 33
Reduce waste to our landfill by diverting excess food (e.g. from restaurants) to those in need
Response Percent Response Count
Strongly support 74.3% 1,315
Support 16.6% 294
Somewhat support 5.1% 91
Do not support 2.7% 47
Unsure; need more information 1.2% 22
Update zoning codes to allow compatible residential infill and neighborhood-oriented commercial uses so that services like bakeries, grocery stores, laundromats, and coffee shops are accessible
Response Percent Response Count
Strongly support 55.3% 979
Support 26.6% 470
Somewhat support 8.2% 145
Do not support 4.7% 84
Unsure; need more information 5.2% 92
Increase tree planting, cool roofs, and cool pavements on public and private property in low-income neighborhoods
Response Percent Response Count
Strongly support 74.1% 1,310
Support 14.6% 258
Somewhat support 5.1% 90
Do not support 4.6% 82
Unsure; need more information 1.7% 30
Address homelessness through affordable housing programs
Response Percent Response Count
Strongly support 61.6% 1,089
Support 21.2% 375
Somewhat support 8.6% 152
Do not support 5.4% 95
Unsure; need more information 3.3% 59
Provide support programs for refugees and those forced to migrate due to climate impacts
Response Percent Response Count
Strongly support 52.0% 919
Support 24.2% 428
Somewhat support 9.9% 175
Do not support 9.4% 167
Unsure; need more information 4.6% 81

Do you have other ideas for environmental equity, justice, and community resilience? Submit here:

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I would support the city implementing climate actions and programs that:

Promote transition to zero energy building in existing and new buildings. (Zero energy buildings are buildings that produce enough renewable energy to meet their own annual energy consumption requirements).
Response Percent Response Count
Strongly support 66.6% 1,178
Support 19.7% 348
Somewhat support 6.0% 107
Do not support 5.5% 97
Unsure; need more information 2.2% 39
Create rebates for replacing gas appliances with high-efficiency electric appliances
Response Percent Response Count
Strongly support 40.4% 715
Support 27.5% 487
Somewhat support 15.9% 281
Do not support 10.6% 187
Unsure; need more information 5.7% 100
Promote electric vehicle charging capability in all new residential, multifamily and commercial buildings
Response Percent Response Count
Strongly support 50.5% 894
Support 26.3% 466
Somewhat support 12.2% 215
Do not support 7.8% 138
Unsure; need more information 3.3% 58
Promote transition to a circular economy; a system that aims to eliminate waste through the continual use of the resource
Response Percent Response Count
Strongly support 60.4% 1,069
Support 22.0% 389
Somewhat support 6.7% 118
Do not support 4.3% 76
Unsure; need more information 6.6% 117
Create a city organized green jobs corps for urban forestry (e.g. tree planting)
Response Percent Response Count
Strongly support 63.8% 1,129
Support 20.4% 360
Somewhat support 8.0% 141
Do not support 6.1% 108
Unsure; need more information 1.8% 32
Promote drought-resistant landscaping in new residential, multi-family and commercial construction
Response Percent Response Count
Strongly support 76.1% 1,347
Support 15.0% 266
Somewhat support 5.0% 89
Do not support 2.5% 45
Unsure; need more information 1.2% 22

Do you have other policy ideas? Submit here:

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I am interested in participating in the following to do my part to help make Tucson environmentally sustainable:

Planting trees
Response Percent Response Count
Yes- interested! 37.7% 667
Yes- and I already do this! 28.2% 499
Maybe interested 19.1% 337
Not interested; not applicable 15.1% 267
Recycling, reducing food, and waste composting
Response Percent Response Count
Yes- interested! 27.9% 494
Yes- and I already do this! 56.7% 1,003
Maybe interested 7.9% 140
Not interested; not applicable 7.5% 133
Invest in renewable energy (e.g. install solar panels)
Response Percent Response Count
Yes- interested! 46.5% 823
Yes- and I already do this! 22.3% 395
Maybe interested 17.3% 306
Not interested; not applicable 13.9% 246
Community garden or habitat landscaping
Response Percent Response Count
Yes- interested! 42.1% 745
Yes- and I already do this! 19.8% 351
Maybe interested 24.5% 433
Not interested; not applicable 13.6% 241
Taking more non-auto trips: transit, bike, walk, e-scooters
Response Percent Response Count
Yes- interested! 30.5% 539
Yes- and I already do this! 36.3% 642
Maybe interested 16.2% 286
Not interested; not applicable 17.1% 303
Carpooling and vanpooling
Response Percent Response Count
Yes- interested! 17.2% 305
Yes- and I already do this! 15.2% 269
Maybe interested 22.6% 399
Not interested; not applicable 45.1% 797

Are you interested in participating in any other ways to help make Tucson environmentally sustainable? Submit here:

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May 31, 2021, 2:46 PM
  • Do you (check all that apply)
    • Live in the greater Tucson area
    • Live in the City of Tucson
    • Work in Tucson
    • Own property in Tucson
  • What is your age?
    • 45-54
  • With which racial and ethnic group do you identify? (select all that apply)
    • White or Caucasian
  • How do you describe your gender identity?
    • Female
  • How important is the issue of global warming to you personally?
    • Very Important
  • Which Energy strategies do you support having the city implement to reduce greenhouse gas emissions?
    • Promote locally sourced, renewable electricity throughout the city - Strongly Support
    • Increase accessibility to rooftop solar opportunities - Strongly Support
    • Promote energy efficiency in existing and new residential, multifamily and commercial buildings - Strongly Support
  • Which Planning and Development strategies do you support having the city implement to reduce greenhouse gas emissions?
    • Foster more mixed-use development that incorporates different uses (residential, commercial, cultural, institutional, or entertainment uses) into one space - Strongly Support
    • Promote transit-accessible development - Strongly Support
    • Promote a range of affordable, efficient housing options by changing zoning regulations to allow greater variety in the type of dwelling units - Strongly Support
    • Promote the renovation and reuse of existing buildings - Strongly Support
  • Which Transportation strategies do you support having the city implement to reduce greenhouse gas emissions?
    • Support expanded public transit (such as bus service and/or extension of the light rail system) - Strongly Support
    • Increased support for alternative modes of transportation such as bicycle infrastructure - Strongly Support
    • Reduce emissions of city bus and vehicle fleet to zero - Strongly Support
    • Invest in electric vehicle infrastructure and promote widespread electric vehicle adoption - Strongly Support
  • Which Waste strategies do you support having the city implement to reduce greenhouse gas emissions?
    • Increase recycling compliance and landfill waste diversion - Strongly Support
    • Pilot curbside composting - Strongly Support
    • Promote the transition from “demolition” to “deconstruction” to maximize the reuse, resale and/or recycle of building structures and features - Strongly Support
  • Do you have other climate mitigation ideas? Submit here:
    No response.
  • Which of the following climate change hazards are you most concerned about?
    • Longer, more frequent, more intense heat waves - Very concerned
    • Stronger storms/intense winds - Very concerned
    • Stream flooding and urban drainage issues - Very concerned
    • Reduced air quality, asthma - Very concerned
    • Effects on tree health, green spaces, and natural vegetation - Very concerned
    • Prolonged drought and long-term water security - Very concerned
    • Effects on already vulnerable community members including food shortages and heat-stressed neighborhoods - Very concerned
    • Wildfires - Very concerned
  • I would prefer that the city implement climate actions and programs that…
    • Reduce the most greenhouse gases as quickly as possible - Very important
    • Save money and/or reduce costs to my children, grandchildren and future generations - Important
    • Would also meet other needs (improve health, create jobs, improve public safety, protect the environment in other ways, etc.) - Important
    • Support enhanced greening of urban areas and associated green infrastructure and/or water harvesting projects - Very important
    • Consider racial equity and provide benefits to historically disadvantaged groups - Very important
  • Do you have other climate adaptation ideas? Submit here:
    No response.
  • How important is it to see equity being incorporated into the Climate Action Plan?
    • Very Important
  • Which of the following actions would you support the city implementing into the climate action plan in an effort towards reaching equity?
    • Establish “Resilience hubs” or community-serving facilities to support residents and coordinate resource distribution and services before, during, or after a natural hazard / extreme heat event. - Strongly support
    • Create a green job corps to train people, especially young adults with barriers to employment (e.g. limited education, language/cultural barriers, history in the criminal justice system, etc.) for careers in solar installation, alternative transportation development, green buildings, among others - Strongly support
    • Offer programs (e.g. community solar or rainwater harvesting) for low-income homeowners, renters, and seniors to access solar energy or rainwater harvesting features by reducing up-front costs - Strongly support
    • Increase accessibility to housing weatherization/energy assistance programs - Strongly support
    • Reduce waste to our landfill by diverting excess food (e.g. from restaurants) to those in need - Strongly support
    • Update zoning codes to allow compatible residential infill and neighborhood-oriented commercial uses so that services like bakeries, grocery stores, laundromats, and coffee shops are accessible - Strongly support
    • Increase tree planting, cool roofs, and cool pavements on public and private property in low-income neighborhoods - Strongly support
    • Address homelessness through affordable housing programs - Strongly support
    • Provide support programs for refugees and those forced to migrate due to climate impacts - Strongly support
  • Do you have other ideas for environmental equity, justice, and community resilience? Submit here:
    No response.
  • I would support the city implementing climate actions and programs that:
    • Promote transition to zero energy building in existing and new buildings. (Zero energy buildings are buildings that produce enough renewable energy to meet their own annual energy consumption requirements). - Strongly support
    • Create rebates for replacing gas appliances with high-efficiency electric appliances - Strongly support
    • Promote electric vehicle charging capability in all new residential, multifamily and commercial buildings - Strongly support
    • Promote transition to a circular economy; a system that aims to eliminate waste through the continual use of the resource - Strongly support
    • Create a city organized green jobs corps for urban forestry (e.g. tree planting) - Strongly support
    • Promote drought-resistant landscaping in new residential, multi-family and commercial construction - Strongly support
  • Do you have other policy ideas? Submit here:
    No response.
  • I am interested in participating in the following to do my part to help make Tucson environmentally sustainable:
    • Planting trees - Yes- interested!
    • Recycling, reducing food, and waste composting - Yes- interested!
    • Invest in renewable energy (e.g. install solar panels) - Yes- interested!
    • Community garden or habitat landscaping - Yes- interested!
    • Taking more non-auto trips: transit, bike, walk, e-scooters - Yes- interested!
    • Carpooling and vanpooling - Yes- interested!
  • Are you interested in participating in any other ways to help make Tucson environmentally sustainable? Submit here:
    No response.
  • What is your zip or postal code?
    • 85719
  • What is your current employment/occupation status? (select all that apply)
    • Employed full time (30-40 hours per week)
  • What is the highest degree or level of school that you have completed?
    • Bachelor's degree
  • Do you rent or own the place you reside?
    • Own
  • What is your total household income?
    • $50,000 — $74,999
  • Is there anything else you would like to share that was not already addressed?
    No response.
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