Archive for June, 2007


From Peak Oil To Dark Age?

posted June 19, 2007

By Eugene Linden, BusinessWeek, published June 25, 2007
Oil output has stalled, and it’s not clear the capacity exists to raise production
With global oil production virtually stalled in recent years, controversial predictions that the world is fast approaching maximum petroleum output are looking a bit less controversial. At first blush, those concerned about global warming should [...]

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The Earth today stands in imminent peril

posted June 19, 2007

…and nothing short of a planetary rescue will save it from the environmental cataclysm of dangerous climate change. Those are not the words of eco-warriors but the considered opinion of a group of eminent scientists writing in a peer-reviewed scientific journal.
By Steve Connor, Science Editor, The Independent (UK) published June 19, 2007
Six scientists from some [...]

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World oil supplies are set to run out faster than expected, warn scientists

posted June 19, 2007

Scientists challenge major review of global reserves and warn that supplies will start to run out in four years’ time
By Daniel Howden, The Independent (UK), published June 14, 2007
Scientists have criticised a major review of the world’s remaining oil reserves, warning that the end of oil is coming sooner than governments and oil companies are [...]

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Televised Water Conservation Series

posted June 18, 2007

Tucson Access Television is airing a six-part information series focused on water conservation.
Hosted by:
Pima County Cooperative Extension
SmartScape Program
June 23 and 28, 2007 – Arizona Cooperative Extension: Water Conservation Programs Throughout Arizona
Guest: Jim Christenson, Arizona Cooperative Extension
 
July 14 and 19, 2007 – Turf: A Xeriscape Landscape Component
Guest: David Kopec, Karsten Turfgrass Research Center
 
July 21 and 26, [...]

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Buffelgrass Eradication and Control Training

posted June 18, 2007

[ Friday, June 29, 2007; 8:00 am to 12:00 pm. Saturday, July 14, 2007; 8:00 am to 12:00 pm. ] Buffelgrass is threatening Arizona’s native deserts; it is a fire risk and doubling its stronghold annually!

You can Help! Sign-up and Learn How!

The Class Goal is to teach and activate as many people as possible to join the effort to eradicate buffelgrass during the upcoming July and August monsoon growing season!

The class will [...]

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Visiting team points Tucson greenward

posted June 17, 2007

Hundreds of Tucsonans participated in the three-day Sustainable Tucson Forum on June 11-13 to share their vision of a sustainable Tucson and talk about the details of accomplishing that goal.
The 2-hour community conversation on the first night was the highlight event with everyone giving voice in an frank open forum addressing Tucson’s sustainability challenges and [...]

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Go Green! Ward VI Sustainability Festival

posted June 14, 2007

[ Tuesday, August 21, 2007; 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm. ] Go Green is Ward VI’s festival of green activities, speakers, local food and all things sustainable!  Go to: http://www.tucsonaz.gov/wardsix.html

GO GREEN 2
August 21, 2007
3202 East 1st Street
Ward VI City Council Office
4-7 pm
791-4601

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Education for Sustainability Conference

posted June 13, 2007

[ Thursday, October 25, 2007 5:00 pm to Saturday, October 27, 2007 5:00 pm. ] The Arizona Association for Environmental Education will hold its annual professional development conference for teachers and instructors wishing to learn how to teach sustainability principles and practices. Go to www.arizonaee.org after July 1 for a complete agenda and to register. The conferenece will take place on the UA Campus during Campus Sustainability Week, October 25 [...]

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Rock the Earth! – Defenders of Wildlife at O’Malleys

posted June 13, 2007

[ Saturday, July 7, 2007; 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm. ]
ROCK THE EARTH!  7/7/07
Tucson LiveEarth Concert Screening and Sustainability Festival – FREE!!

C’mon Tucson. Get your Earth on! Tell people about your organization – tables are FREE!!

WHAT:
We are reaching out to our colleagues & friends to rally the troops for Tucson’s participation in a great event.  On July 7, 2007 we are organizing a “watch party” for the LiveEarth climate concert and [...]

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Community Conversation on Water

posted June 8, 2007

[ Friday, October 26, 2007; 8:30 am to 2:30 pm. ]
Save October 26th for a meeting on water in the Tucson region”Community Conversation on Water”
Friday, October 26, 2007
Approximate Time: 8:30 to 2:30
Doubletree Hotel
(445 S. Alvernon, Tucson, Arizona)

This event will be an important opportunity to learn, listen and participate
in a discussion on water resource issues in the Tucson region

The “Community Conversation” is being organized by:
The [...]

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Sustainable Tucson Himmel Library Film Nights!

posted June 6, 2007

[ Thursday, June 21, 2007; 6:00 pm to 7:45 pm. ] During the summer Sustainable Tucson is hosting a monthly film/discussion instead of holding general meetings. All are invited to attend.

Himmel Library, 1035 N. Treat Avenue

Thursday, June 21st Film: Relocalization and the SmallMart Revolution

6-7:45 PM

Sustainable Tucson will be hosting a monthly summer movie series at Himmel Library starting Thursday June 21st. The [...]

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COMMUNITY FORUM ON SUSTAINABILITY

posted June 4, 2007

[ Monday, June 11, 2007; 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm. ] Are you concerned about the future of the Tucsonarea? Do you have ideas about how we should be using our resources today in order to meet our needs while ensuring that there will be adequate resources for future generations? Here is your opportunity to have a voice—a real Community Forum addressing Sustainability [...]

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Water In Our Desert

posted June 4, 2007

[ Saturday, June 9, 2007; 10:00 am to 11:30 am. Tuesday, June 12, 2007; 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm. ]
WATER IN OUR DESERT
Do you have questions about our water supply and what we need to do to ensure its sustainability? These open meetings are an opportunity to have your questions and concerns addressed. The Pima Association of Governments will be on hand to present and answer questions. These meetings are [...]

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