Arizona Institute for Resilience

A photograph of the ENR2 Building

Developing knowledge into actionable, community-oriented solutions to environmental change: 

At the Arizona Institute for Resilience, we care deeply about the world we live in, from our own backyard in the Sonoran Desert to the farthest reaches of the globe. Our interdisciplinary team specializes in sustainable water management, climate mitigation and adaptation, ecosystem resilience, stewardship of arid lands, efficient energy solutions, and promoting collective wellbeing across cultures. Through our collaborative expertise, we are tackling some of our world’s most critical issues – while also engaging and training University of Arizona students to be the environment and resilience leaders of tomorrow.

Your support will help us make a difference at our institution, in our community, and across our world. Gifts to AIR help make our interdisciplinary research, events, outreach, and teaching possible. Together, we can create a vibrant and sustainable Earth, where communities are resilient to environmental change.


people outstanding in their field

"The U of A campus has a wealth of strength and expertise in resilience and sustainability. Our aim at AIR is to enhance opportunities for collaboration within and beyond the university to apply diverse knowledges in creating thriving and equitable futures for communities in Arizona and around the world."

– AIR Director Sharon Collinge

Natural Resources 2 Building

Designed to simulate a slot canyon, the Environment & Natural Resources 2 building fosters interdisciplinary research in earth and environmental sciences, natural resources, sustainability, geography, and mathematics, and is the home of AIR. This building exemplifies the university’s commitment to environmental sustainability, incorporating energy efficient heating and cooling systems, rainwater harvesting, and other innovative architectural solutions in a desert landscape.


General Support

Support AIR in their quest to solve the world's most pressing environmental challenges to ensure a bright future for our planet, its people, and its wildlife and natural resources.

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Carson Scholars Program

Become a part of a community of individuals and businesses whose financial support is critical to the continued excellence of UA environmental programs, research, and scholarship. Contributions to the Rachel Carson Circle support the Carson Scholars and the Carson Scholars Program, furthering interdisciplinary scholarship across the many environmental areas at the UA.

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