Archive for December, 2007


“Tucson Growth: Decision at the Crossroads – A Special Community Forum”

posted December 24, 2007

[ Friday, March 14, 2008; ]
 
Tucson Growth: Decision at the Crossraods
 
Special Forum of Arizona Citizens
Webmaster’s note: this information is from the Communication Institute’s website. This is an open forum. For complete information on their site, please click here.
 
 
The Communications Institute will coordinate a forum on the future of growth in the Tucson region of Arizona. The Arizona [...]

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This crisis demands a reappraisal of who we are and what progress means

posted December 15, 2007

By George Monbiot, The Guardian (U.K.), December 4, 2007
Outdated figures have been hiding the full extent of climate change. But I am still advocating action, and not despair.
When you warn people about the dangers of climate change, they call you a saint. When you explain what needs to be done to stop it, they call [...]

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Sustainable Futures Dialogue w/Prescott College President Dan Garvey

posted December 14, 2007

[ Wednesday, April 9, 2008; 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. ] Turning Point: The Next Two Generations
Public Lecture and Conversation with Prescott College President

Dr. Daniel Garvey
Sponsored by Sustainable Tucson and Tucson Association of Realtors
7 p.m.
Wednesday, April 9

Tucson Association of Realtors Conference Center
2445 N. Tucson Blvd.
What challenges face the next two generations?
What is the responsibility of those who have come before?
How can [...]

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ST Economy Affinity Group Meeting

posted December 14, 2007

[ Tuesday, December 18, 2007; 1:00 pm; ] The Economy Affinity Group is planning to meet Tuesday, Dec. 18 at 1 PM at Ike’s on
Speedway. This
coffee shop is on the South side of the Street between Country Club and Dodge.

This is our first meeting so if you have ideas about the Green Economy it is a
good time to
get them on the table. We [...]

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Food System Ethics and Practices Gathering

posted December 10, 2007

[ Saturday, January 19, 2008; 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. ] Brother David Andrews will be facilitating a no-cost, day-long gathering on the ethics and practices of our food system on Saturday, January 19, 2008 from 9 am to 4 pm. People whose day to day work or lives do not specifically focus on food issues but who wish to acquire a substantial understanding of food [...]

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“Eating Between the Lines: Where Our Food Comes From and Where It’s Going”

posted December 10, 2007

[ Thursday, January 17, 2008; 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm. ] The Community Food Bank Community Food Security Center is sponsoring a dinner and conversation with Brother David Andrews, a 25 year national advocate on food and sustainable farming issues. He is on sabbatical from being executive director of the National Catholic Rural Life Conference, the strong, 83 year old national voice for Catholics regarding [...]

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Green Congregation Initiative Informational Meeting

posted December 10, 2007

[ Thursday, January 17, 2008; 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm. ] The Sustainable Tucson Green Congregation Initiative (a subgroup of the Faith Affinity Group) is holding an informational meeting on Thursday, Jan. 17, 2008 from 1:30 – 3 pm at St. Mark’s Presbyterian Church (3809 E. 3rd. St.) about its upcoming all-day gathering focusing on environmental auditing for faith congregations to be held on Earth Day, [...]

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Where to Water

posted December 4, 2007

By Katherine Kizilos, published December 5, 2007 by The Age (Australia)
The inventor of permaculture is among those calling for backyard farmers to be freed from water restrictions. Katherine Kizilos reports.
In a drought year, during an era of climate change, what does it mean to be a responsible gardener? Cactuses, paving and a sculpture near [...]

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Stay Informed

posted December 4, 2007

For the latest news on all sustainability subjects, www.resilience.org, is one of the best sources on the internet. Stay informed with news, analysis, and opinion on energy, climate change, resource depletion, geopolitics, water, food, transportation, economic development, health, community resilience, debt and currency crises, buildings, the environment, and sustainability solutions. Resilience.org is a project of [...]

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We are the people we have been waiting for

posted December 4, 2007

By Thomas L. Friedman, published December 2, 2007, The New York Times
It was 60 degrees on Thursday in Washington, well above normal, and as I slipped away for some pre-Christmas golf, I found myself thinking about a wickedly funny story that The Onion, the satirical newspaper, ran the other day: “Fall Canceled after 3 Billion [...]

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Health Affinity Group Meeting

posted December 3, 2007

[ Thursday, December 13, 2007; 6:30 pm; ] The next meeting of the Sustainable Tucson Health Affinity Group is Thursday, December 13 at 6:30 PM at a private home.  For directions, either sign up to our yahoo group or contact Patricia Morrison at morripa@yahoo.com.

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Water Affinity Group Meeting

posted December 3, 2007

[ Thursday, January 10, 2008; 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. ]
The next Sustainable Tucson Water Affinity Group is scheduled for Thursday, January 10, 2008 at the Woods Library Study Room, 6PM.

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School Garden Helpers Project

posted December 3, 2007

Lindianne Sarno, Nicole Christine, and Janet Loeb are forming a project to bring together schools, churches, chefs, farms and local businesses to support the school food/cooking garden movement in this region.  The project solicits the interest of the Sustainable Tucson Education, Faith and Food/Agriculture Affinity Groups.  One model for the project is Alice Waters’  

http://www.edibleschoolyard.org/ppl_aw.html  

Picture a conjunction [...]

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Sustainable Tucson General Meeting

posted November 24, 2007

[ Tuesday, December 11, 2007; 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. ] Please join us for Sustainable Tucson’s next General Meeting:
Tuesday, December 11, 6-8 PM
Joe Valdez Main Library - conference room downstairs

The focus of this participatory meeting will be the continued development of our Affinity Groups.

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