Archive for August, 2007

Ordinary Citizen: Awareness Leads to Action

posted August 28, 2007

I became aware of global warming several years ago but did nothing because I did not know what to do. Then I heard of the light bulbs, using less water while showering, buying a water bottle to reuse instead of buying bottled water, etc. The list now goes on.
Then last year I began [...]

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Interview with an Amazing Businessman

posted August 23, 2007

Oil depletion, redesigning transportation, local food, flexible work, ocean energy, the famous Udall family, and overcoming ignorance and bad choices

Matthew Simmons: All the Canaries Have Stopped Singing (Audio) Mp3 or Windows media
Matthew R. Simmons graduated cum laude from the University of Utah and received [...]

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Tucson Area Farmers Markets

posted August 10, 2007

Civano Artisans and Farmers Market – Civano Nursery, 5301 S. Houghton Road. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sundays. 248-9218.
St. Philip’s Plaza Farmers Market – 4280 N. Campbell Ave. 8 a.m.-noon Sundays. 918-9811.
Community Food Bank Farmers Market, 3003 S. Country Club Road. 8 a.m.-noon Tuesdays. 622-0525.
Downtown Farmers Market and Arts and Crafts Mercado – Joel D. Valdez Main [...]

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Farm Bill 2007: Why it matters: Small farms are good for our health, economy

posted August 5, 2007

Guest Opinion by Lindianne Sarno
Why should Tucson’s citizenry care about local food production? Let’s start with the scary fact that virtually all of the food we eat travels an average of 1,500 miles to get to our tables in Tucson, according to the USDA. Tucson’s food supply is vulnerable to events beyond our control like [...]

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What to Do? Taking Action in the Face of Collapse

posted August 1, 2007

Creating a sustainable culture of peace based on progressive values starts with
facing what’s really going on, both internally and externally.
WHAT TO DO? WHAT TO DO? Taking Action In The Face Of Collapse
Tuesday, 10 July 2007
By Carolyn Baker
Every time I write an article on collapse such as my most recent one “Happy
Independence Day; You Have [...]

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Solar Odyssey

posted July 25, 2007

[ Saturday, August 18, 2007; 8:00 am to 4:30 pm. ]  Solar Odyssey

August 18 or 25

Tucson is the sun capital, right? Find out how you can reduce your utility bills by tuning into the sun’s seasonal path. This tour will take you to residences where the owners do just this. Visit Armory Park del Sol, Civano, the Solar Store and hear about local utilities’ solar incentives. [...]

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Focus on Water: What do we want to use our water for?

posted July 25, 2007

[ Thursday, August 23, 2007; 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm. ] Join Sustainable Tucson on Thursday, August 23rd, 6 p.m., at the Woods Library, 3455 N. 1st Avenue. We will present a public discussion about Arizona water policies and laws, compared with those established elsewhere.  At a moment when our state is setting out to become a world leader in defining sound water policies, what can [...]

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Peter Gleick Presents Tucson Public Lecture on Sustainable Water Use

posted July 9, 2007

[ Thursday, August 30, 2007; 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm. ] Peter Gleick Presents Tucson Public Lecture on Sustainable Water Use
Peter Gleick will discuss innovate strategies for achieving sustainable water use at a public lecture at Temple Emanu-El, 225 N. Country Club, Tucson at 7:30 on Thursday, Aug. 30. The lecture is free and open to the public.  He is co-founder and president of the Pacific [...]

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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:

August 21, 2007
3202 East 1st Street
Ward VI City Council Office
4-7 pm

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