About Us

The mission of Friends of Flagstaff’s Future (F3) is to promote an environmentally sustainable, socially just, and economically prosperous Flagstaff through community education, citizen engagement, and advocacy.

We are the the only multi-issue advocacy organization in Flagstaff.



F3 envisions Flagstaff as a socially just community that embraces an environmentally sustainable lifestyle, protects open spaces and their ecological diversity, supports locally owned businesses, encourages the democratic process, and offers opportunities for all to live happy and productive lives.

Main Goals:

Lead Flagstaff’s transition towards a more resilient, sustainable, and just community and economy by:

a) Elevating stewardship of our built and natural environment

b) Minimizing consumption and destruction of energy and resources

c) Promoting social justice

d) Strengthening the local and green economy


  • If you are interested in more specifics, please check out our Community Visions, which outlines our perspectives on a variety of issues important to us and our members.
  • And explore our Issues pages to learn about the critical community issues we are working on now.



Friends of Flagstaff’s Future (F³) was founded in 1995 by concerned citizens who wanted to ensure that the public had an active role in community decision-making.

The citizens who formed this organization recognized that protecting the high quality of life of the greater Flagstaff area would take the active participation of a broad range of people who were willing to grapple with complex issues and strive for a positive, collaborative outcome.

Since its founding, Friends of Flagstaff’s Future has grown from a small circle of concerned citizens to an action-oriented organization with more than 1,000 supporters and more than 400 volunteers.

Key to our mission is the engagement of local citizens in strategic efforts to protect our clean air and water, unique character and diversity, and the urban trails and open spaces that give us the opportunity to love and learn about the environment in which we live. Together with our members and volunteers, we strive to preserve the beauty and diversity of Flagstaff for future generations.