Archive for February, 2007


Presentation at El Ojito Springs Center – Money, Power, Democracy, and War

posted February 28, 2007

[ Tuesday, March 13, 2007; 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. ] Join Sustainable Tucson for the second evening of music, food and a thoughful discussion about aspects of sustainability for our community and region.

Tuesday, March 13 Tom Greco, economist and author, will talk about “Money, Power, Democracy and War: Finding the Path Toward Global Peace, Harmony, and Prosperity”

The talk will be held at El Ojito Springs [...]

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March 20 Sustainable Tucson Monthly Meeting at Ward III Offices

posted February 28, 2007

[ Tuesday, March 20, 2007; 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm. ] Sustainable Tucson will hold its monthly General Meeting on March 20, Tuesday, from 4 – 6 pm at Councilwoman Karen Uhlich’s Ward III offices at 1510 E. Grant Rd.

Dennis Dickerson from Pima Association of Governments will talk about the PAG Enivronmental Indicators Report.

Join us for the discussion, networking and getting involved in Affinity Group projects. [...]

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Youth Involvement Affinity Group Meets at Prescott College

posted February 28, 2007

[ Tuesday, March 6, 2007; 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm. ] The Youth Involvement Affinity Group is meeting for the second time only.  So far, university, public school, non-profits working with youth, and citizens have identified the purpose of the group:  to carry out one or two projects that model how youth can be meaningfully involved in helping the community meet goals for water conservation, energy [...]

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Do Sustainable Cities Have a Future?

posted February 22, 2007

Do Sustainable Cities Have a Future?
By Neil Peirce, The American Prospect
Posted on February 21, 2007, Printed on February 21, 2007
http://www.alternet.org/story/47728/
This article is reprinted from the American Prospect.
A “green revolution” is burgeoning in America’s cities and towns.
And it’s a surprise. Six years ago, as we exited an economically exuberant but perilously polluting 20th century, the idea [...]

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Community Food Task Group Mtg

posted February 21, 2007

[ Monday, March 5, 2007; 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. ] The next meeting of the Community Food Task Group will be held Monday, March 5th from 6 to 8pm at the Himmel Park Library (near 1st Street and Tucson Blvd.) For more information, contact Kitty Ufford-Chase (Food Bank Faith Community Coordinator) at 622-0525 ext. 251.

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Ten Ways to Prepare for a Post-Oil Society

posted February 14, 2007

Ten Ways to Prepare for a Post-Oil Society
By James Howard Kunstler, Kunstler.com. Posted February 10, 2007.
The best way to feel hopeful about our looming energy crisis is to get active now and prepare for living arrangements in a post-oil society.
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Editor’s Note: James Howard Kunstler is a leading writer on the topic of peak [...]

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Permaculture Open House

posted February 7, 2007

[ Saturday, February 24, 2007; 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. ] ONGOING: Permaculture OPEN HOUSE Fourth Saturday of Each Month (except December): Bring Your Own Brunch (BYOB) – GET DOWN TO EARTH/ MUD DAY! Site: rotates so, call to sign up & get directions! Get your hands in the mud and try out some earthen plasters on walls made of straw bales, adobe & cob. [...]

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Earthen Baking Oven Saturday

posted February 7, 2007

[ Saturday, April 14, 2007; 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. ] Earthen Baking Oven Saturday: April 14, 2007 9:00 am to 5:00 pm , Cost $75 per person. Learn the basics of building and cooking in a natural, outdoor earthen oven that doesn’t heat up your kitchen. We will build/sculpt and plaster the walls of an oven using clay & straw. Cooking with a [...]

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Rainwater Harvesting Systems Workshop

posted February 7, 2007

[ Saturday, April 7, 2007; 9:00 am; ] Rainwater Harvesting Systems: Saturday, April 7, 2007, 9:00am-5:00 pm. Cost $95 per person Learn creative ways to collect rainwater to grow gardens, intercept stormwater sheet flow, stop erosion and restore the natural landscape. We will show you how to build simple, in-ground catchments which will slow the runoff and let the water inflitrate [...]

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Intro to Natural Building Materials

posted February 7, 2007

[ Saturday, March 17, 2007; 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. ]
Introduction to Building with Natural Materials: Saturday, March 17, 2007 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Cost $98/person Adobe, cob, & straw bale, along with earth plasters & finishes will be used in a hands-on workshop to build & sculpt small structures, such as garden walls & benches. An overview of design , structural elements, protection [...]

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Natural Paints & Finishes Workshop

posted February 7, 2007

[ Saturday, February 17, 2007; 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. ]
Natural Paints & Finishes: Saturday, February 17, 2007, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Cost $98 Learn about earth plasters & finishes and try out natural paints made from only a few inexpensive ingredients such as Clay – Natural Pigments – Casein – Lime – Natural Oils; add fillers such as straw & [...]

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Man was the first creature to use fossil fuel…or was he?

posted February 6, 2007

Presentation
at
Southwest Renewable Energy Fair
duBois Center, NAU
August 9, 2002
Man was the first creature to use fossil fuel…or was he?
E. Allan Blair, Ph.D.
Fossil energy or fossil fuel is solar energy stored as chemical energy in the form of coal, petroleum, and natural gas. It is plant material that has accumulated in sediments and thereby removed from [...]

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Collapse And its Discontents By Dmitry Orlov

posted February 5, 2007

Collapse And its Discontents By Dmitry Orlov
A CarolynBaker.Org Exclusive
February 01, 2007
Many readers are familiar with Dmitry Orlov, who lived through the collapse of the Soviet Union and from his experience offers options for surviving the collapse of Western civilization as we know it.—CB
Read more Dmitry Orlov at: carolynbaker.org and energybulletin.net
It’s been a [...]

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The Suppression of Collective Joy

posted February 5, 2007

From Counterpunch at http://www.counterpunch.org/gardner01272007.html
January 27 / 28, 2007
Barbara Ehrenreich at the Commonwealth Club
The Suppression of Collective Joy
By FRED GARDNER
Barbara Ehrenreich made a quick visit to San Francisco last week to promote her new book, “Dancing in the Streets.” Her noontime talk at the Commonwealth Club Jan. 18, excerpted below, was attended by about 100 people, [...]

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U.S. Energy Experts Announce Way to Freeze Global Warming

posted February 2, 2007

As scientists sound daily alarms about the dire consequences of global warming, Americans are asking one question: What can we do about it?
The American Solar Energy Society (ASES) has an answer: Deploy clean energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies now!
ASES unveiled a 200-page report, Tackling Climate Change in the U.S.: Potential [...]

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Brad Lancaster and speakers panel: Rainwater harvesting, river restoration

posted January 29, 2007

[ Thursday, February 8, 2007; 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. ] Thursday, February 8, 2007, 7 to 9 p.m., local author Brad Lancaster
and a panel of experienced water and food harvesters and solar energy
users will speak on rainwater harvesting, dryland river restoration,
reducing Tucson’s carbon footprint, and related issues at El Ojito
Springs Center for Creativity, 452 South Stone Avenue. Bioregional
foods, healthy snacks and beverages will be on [...]

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Free showing of “An Inconvenient Truth” and panel discussion

posted January 29, 2007

[ Thursday, February 1, 2007; 12:00 pm; ] Free showing of “An Inconvenient Truth” and panel discussion
Thursday, Feb 1, 2007 12:00 noon
Gallagher Theater, UA Student Union

The Institute for the Study of Planet Earth (ISPE) and the Global
Change PhD Minor GIDP would like to invite you to a free showing of
“An Inconvenient Truth,” former Vice President Al Gore’s 2006 award-
winning documentary on global warming. [...]

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Monthly General Meeting

posted January 19, 2007

[ Thursday, February 15, 2007; 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm. ] In addition to our weekly and biweekly working groups, Sustainable Tucson gathers once a month for announcements, important presentations, brainstorming sessions, and networking. Our next meeting will be Thursday, February 15, 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. at the Ward VI office (Councilwoman Nina Trasoff’s office), 3202 E. First Street (behind the Rumrunner, one block south of [...]

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