Tucson Audubon “Sustainability Evening” with Brad Lancaster

posted Monday, February 4, 2008        

Monday, February 11, 2008
7:00 pm

February Lecture of the Tucson Audubon Society Living with Nature Series

Join Tucson Audubon for a ‘sustainability evening’ featuring Brad Lancaster, author of the book series Rainwater Harvesting for Drylands and Beyond, Volumes 1 and 2 of which will be for sale and signing after his presentation. You will also have an opportunity to learn about materials related to rainwater and graywater harvesting and ideas and techniques for other earth-friendly activities, such as solar energy. Several organizations and businesses have been invited to display information at table-sized exhibits, and will be on hand to answer questions.

Brad says he loves the rain and any desert dweller can relate to that. He began harvesting water in a small way at his own property in 1994 when drought began to impact a sour orange tree and he says, it “became my passion and my profession…..Fueled by what I’ve learned from hands-on experience, I’ve taught countless workshops on rainwater harvesting and permaculture – an integrated system of sustainable design.” In short, he has become the authority on do-it-yourself water harvesting in the desert. An environmental engineer who knows Brad’s work has said, “Brad Lancaster in one of the rare individuals who combines a practical ability to design and implement common-sense solutions to rainwater management issues with a clear ecological and political vision of the importance of doing so.”

Come and learn how you can emulate Brad and his family, for whom rainwater is the primary water source, gray water the secondary source, and groundwater only an infrequent supplemental source. All this while improving the quality and cost of maintaining your house and yard.

The event is on February 11 at 7:00pm at DuVal Auditorium at University Medical Center (Campbell just north of Speedway). For questions call Peggy Wenrick at 577-0029 (if unable to connect call Vivian MacKinnon at 629-0757).

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