Archive for January, 2008


Solar Rock

posted January 30, 2008

[ Saturday, March 29, 2008; 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm. ] Himmel Park – 1000 N. Tucson Blvd.
A free event featuring a 100% solar powered outdoor concert of local talent, along with speakers on global warming issues and a festival featuring outdoor educational displays, community organizations, local schools, businesses, kids’ activities and food. More info contact Torey Ligon: 624-4821 – Website: http://www.solar-rock.blogspot.com/

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Open House: Tucson Urban Corridor Draft Environmental Assessments

posted January 30, 2008

[ Monday, February 4, 2008; 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm. ] From: Shellie Ginn, City of Tucson Department of Transportation Project Manager

PUBLIC COMMENTS ON TRANSPORTATION

The Tucson Urban Corridor and Modern Street Car Draft Environmental Assessment Reports were under review by the Federal Transit Administration. We have now received authorization to make the reports available for public circulation and comments.

I would like to invite you to [...]

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James Hansen: Significant climate tipping points have been passed

posted January 27, 2008

While the world’s attention was on Bali in December 2007, a remarkable set of comments and predictions were made by Prof. James Hansen, Director of the NASA Goddard Institute of Space Science and other scientists at the annual meeting of the American Geophysical Union.
They were made at a media briefing: “Climate tipping points: Are we [...]

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Solar Energy Lecture

posted January 27, 2008

[ Sunday, February 10, 2008; 10:15 am; ]
February 10 – Solar Energy: Theory and Practice.  This talk will cover the impact of our energy use in Tucson and Southern Arizona and ways to meet that use through renewable energy.   We’ll also discuss how solar energy works, and introduce the incentives and rebates that are currently available.  Kevin Moore Koch, Technicians for [...]

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Faith Affinity Meeting

posted January 20, 2008

[ Monday, January 28, 2008; 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm. ]

The Faith Affinity group will meet:
Mon. Jan. 28
6 to 7:30pm
at the Pima Friends Meetinghouse
931 N. 5th Ave.
(one and a half blocks south of Speedway on 5th Ave.).

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Viewpoint: Ten Ways to Prepare for a Post-Oil Society

posted January 15, 2008

by James Howard Kunstler, American Social Commentator
Out in the public arena, people frequently twang on me for being “Mister Gloom’n’doom,” or for “not offering any solutions” to our looming energy crisis. So, for those of you who are tired of wringing your hands, who would like to do something useful, or focus your attention in [...]

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Health affinity meeting

posted January 14, 2008

[ Monday, January 21, 2008; 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. ] Monday, January 21st, 6:30 pm.
House-meeting near 6th Ave and Speedway.
Please call (520) 390-0674 for directions.

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Green Audit: Congregation Initiative Workshop

posted January 12, 2008

[ Tuesday, April 22, 2008; ] Faith communities of the greater Tucson area are coming together to fight global warming. On this coming Earth Day, April 22, 2008, leaders from various faith groups will be offering a workshop for Tucson faith communities to reduce our carbon footprint.

This all-day workshop at St. Mark’s Presbyterian Church (3809 East 3rd Street) will focus [...]

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Bored or Anxious? Hungry for Fresh Journalism?

posted January 11, 2008

Are you bored or anxious that much vital news is not being presented and discussed in the broadcast and print media? Here are four recent video reports on two of the most important topics of our current times: The future of oil and the future of the American dollar. These YouTube programs from the People [...]

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Central Solar Power Forum (Phoenix)

posted January 8, 2008

[ Thursday, January 10, 2008; ] From NAU’s web site:
(to visit their original page, go to: http://solar.nau.edu/csp/index.html)
WELCOME to the Central Solar Power Forum
Arizona is blessed with one of the best solar resources in the country. Utility-scale solar power technologies such as solar trough, power tower, dish and high-concentrating photovoltaics have matured and are available to help provide stable, reasonably-priced electric power [...]

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Economy Affinity Group Meeting

posted January 3, 2008

[ Tuesday, January 15, 2008; 6:00 pm to 7:45 pm. ] The next Sustainable Tucson Economy Affinity Group meeting is at the Murphy-Wilmot Branch Library, 530 N. Wilmot Rd., 6:00-7:45 PM

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Sustainable Tucson General Meeting – June

posted January 3, 2008

[ Tuesday, June 10, 2008; 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. ] Joel Valdez Main Library

101 N. Stone Ave.

Presentation by Lindianne Sarno of Sonoran Kitchen Gardens, introductions and networking.

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Sustainable Tucson General Meeting – May

posted January 3, 2008

[ Tuesday, May 13, 2008; 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. ]
Northwest Neighborhood Center
2160 N. 6th Ave.
6-8 PM (officially, with time before and after for more networking)
Please join us!  This month’s meeting is all about networking–if you’ve got a project that needs volunteers or you want to spread the word about, bring your display materials.  If you’re looking for a place to get involved or people [...]

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Sustainable Tucson General Meeting – April

posted January 3, 2008

[ Tuesday, April 8, 2008; 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. ] Northwest Neighborhood Center
2160 N. 6th Ave.

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Sustainable Tucson General Meeting – March

posted January 3, 2008

[ Tuesday, March 11, 2008; 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. ] Joel Valdez Main Library
101 N. Stone Ave
Downstairs conference room

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Sustainable Tucson General Meeting – February

posted January 3, 2008

[ Tuesday, February 12, 2008; 5:45 pm to 8:00 pm. ]

5:45pm – 8pm
Joel Valdez Main Library
101 N. Stone Ave
Downstairs conference room

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Sustainable Tucson General Meeting

posted January 3, 2008

[ Tuesday, January 8, 2008; 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. ]
Sustainable Tucson Membership Meeting
January 8, 2008
6:00 – 8:00 pm
Joel D. Valdez Main Library
(Downstairs meeting room)
 
Agenda
 
                             6:00-6:10     Welcome
                             6:10-6:20     Introductions
                             6:20-6:30     Core team report  
                             6:30-6:50     Affinity groups report
                             6:50-7:00     Announcements
                             7:00-7:25     “Urban Villages” presentation: Tres English              
                             7:25-7:55     Networking
                             7:55-8:00    Closing 

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Grant Road design meeting

posted January 2, 2008

[ Monday, January 14, 2008; 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm. Wednesday, January 16, 2008; 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm. Thursday, January 17, 2008; 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm. ] The public is invited to give their views and values on the future of Grant Road.
Voters have approved $160 million to widen Grant Road to 6 lanes. Should they be more traffic, urban villages, or what? Come to the meetings and let the City know what you value.
Grant Road Segment Workshops
January 14, 16, [...]

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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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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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