Archive for March, 2008


UA Sustainability Fair & Earth Day Celebration

posted March 31, 2008

earth day celebration & sustainability fair April 16, UofA mall, 10am-2pm We are all looking for more ways to be environmentally responsible. Come to the Earth Day Celebration and Sustainability Fair to shop local vendors, participate in interactive exhibits, and learn how you can promote sustainable living practices.   10am-2pm Vendor fair and Farmer’s Market […]

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Green Commute Fair

posted March 31, 2008

Dear Pima County Commuter: Are gas prices getting you down? Are you concerned about our air quality? If you answered yes to either of these questions, you should attend Pima Association of Government’s Green Commute Fair on Thursday, April 3, one of the many events during Clean Air Days and BikeFest. The Green Commute Fair […]

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Green Living Conference (Phoenix)

posted March 19, 2008

YourGuideToGreen — presents… The 2008 AZ Green Living Conference http://www.GreenLivingConference.com Saturday, May 3rd, 2008 – 9am to 5pm Phoenix Zoo ~ Stonehouse Pavilion Enjoy a day of powerful presentations designed to educate and promote green living practices and environmental insights for the way we work, play and live. Top experts in various dimensions of “Green […]

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How Churches can “Go Green” – being good stewards to creation

posted March 14, 2008

The Arizona Ecumenical Council is compiling a list of churches who have “Gone Green” through various programs, hiking, camping and gardening clubs and more. One church we know of is Papago Buttes Church of the Brethren in Scottsdale who have even dedicated a special website for these issues. Check it out at http://creationcare.pbcob.org/ Send a […]

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Public Hearing: Rosemont Mine

posted March 13, 2008

Date not yet set, but keep informed. www.savethesantacruzaquifer.info Ms. Jeanine A. Derby, Supervisor USDA, Coronado Nat. Forest 300 W. Congress st., tucson, AZ 85701 520-388-8300

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Learn about Corporate Personhood: Democracy School

posted March 13, 2008

Democracy School is a strategic advance in the struggle for real community self-governance. Team up with people like you who want to rethink their options. Democracy Schools take place over a weekend, late fri. through Sunday. Visit www.celdf.org for more info.

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Hunger Walk (for food security) 3/29 – Register by 3/21.

posted March 13, 2008

Join the first annual Hunger Walk to benefit the Community Food Bank’s Food Security Center programs Sat. March 29, 8am, Reid Park, Ramada 5 Register at www.communityfoodbank.org by Fri March 21st. $20 for Adults, $10 for children. Walkers can walk any portion of the track that circles Reid Park at their own pace, no need […]

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Have excess fruit or vegetables on your property?

posted March 13, 2008

Either donate your excess grown produce OR simply have your resource added to the database. Iskash*taa is an inter-generational group of refugees from Africa and Tucsonan volunteers harvesting approximately 20,000 lbs. of fruits and vegetables each year from backyards and local farms and redistributing to refugee families from many countries and other Tucson organizations that […]

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Public Forum: Tackling the Toxic Table: Foraging for healthy food

posted March 13, 2008

Public Forum: Tackling the Toxic Table: Foraging for healthy food in a global economy Sunday April 13th 2-4pm Arizona Grand Resort (formerly the Pointe South Mountain Resort) Phoenix Join nitrition and health experts for discussion, presentations, Q&A. Andrew Weil, MD, “The Optimum Diet” David Wallinga, MD, “Healthy Food in Healthcare: making change happen” To register […]

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Outdoor movie: “The Planet”

posted March 13, 2008

Viewing for 4-part series “The Planet” at outdoor theater at Lee Stanlye’s house Thursday Nights starting March 20, 7pm 1327 N. 4th ave. Follow lighted path to yard/theater 882-9899

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Tucson Electric Vehicle Assoc. Meeting

posted March 13, 2008

Tucson Electric Vehicle Association meets the 3rd Sat of each month Visit our website to confirm details: www.teva2.com generally 9am-noon at UMC Hospital (on Campbell Ave., just north of Speedway) Meeting Room E (directions: go in the main entrance, past the waiting room, past the reception, past the elevators, to the cafeteria; go to meeting […]

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Farmers Markets in the Tucson Area

posted March 13, 2008

Farmers Markets (in the Tucson Area) Sunday – 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. Tuesday – Community Food Bank Farmers Market, 3003 S. Country Club Road. 8 a.m.-noon Tuesdays. […]

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14th Annual Tucson Earth Day Festival and Parade

posted March 11, 2008

14th Annual Tucson Earth Day Festival & Parade Saturday, April 19, 2008 TUCSON, Arizona -The 14th Annual Tucson Day Festival is scheduled for Saturday, April 19, 2008 at a new location in Reid Park off of Country Club Road. The Festival begins at 9:00 a.m. and the Parade starts at 10:00 a.m. This year we […]

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Local First Arizona comes to Tucson – Community Meeting

posted March 11, 2008

LOCAL FIRST ARIZONA GOES TO TUCSON Old Pueblo merchants emulate Austin, Portland, Boulder “Buy Local” movements Community Meeting: Friday, March 14 at 3 PM Hosted by Councilwoman Karin Ulich Ward III Office, 1510 East Grant Road(TUCSON, Ariz.) – Local First Arizona representatives travel to Tucson on Friday, March 14 to celebrate the grand opening of […]

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Water Resources Research Center Seminar: Conserve to Enhance, Municipal Water Conservation to Support Environmental Restoration

posted March 6, 2008

WRRC BROWN BAG SEMINAR http://cals.arizona.edu/AZWATER Title: Conserve to Enhance: Voluntary Municipal Water Conservation to Support Environmental Restoration Speaker: Sharon Megdal, Director, UA Water Resources Research Center Joanna Bate, Graduate Research Assistant, WRRC Date: Thursday, April 3, 2008, 12:00 to 1:30 pm Amidst growing demands for water in almost all water use sectors, innovative strategies are […]

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First Annual Hunger Walk

posted March 6, 2008

How ‘bout a lovely, springtime Saturday morning stroll in Reid Park to benefit the Food Security Programs of the Community Food Bank? The First Annual Hunger Walk will begin at Ramada 5 (enter from 22nd St. ) on Saturday March 29 at 8am. Participants can walk any portion of the track that circles Reid Park […]

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Grant Road Planning

posted March 5, 2008

Mobility & Urban Villages – The new Face of Tucson Actions on Transportation The Grant Road Improvement Plan process is developing a vision and plan for major changes to Grant Road. This project is part of the recently adopted Regional Transportation Authority plan (RTA), funded by a 1/2¢ Sales Tax. Voters have already approved $160 […]

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Sustainable Tucson Supported by a Pulliam Grant in 2008

posted March 5, 2008

SUSTAINABILITY MATTERS Sustainable Tucson Supported by a Pulliam Grant in 2008 Sustainable Tucson will benefit from the support of a professional grant writer to bring operational funding to its leadership and affinity groups for providing sustainability education to the public in Tucson and Pima County. The Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust (NMPCT) in Phoenix awarded […]

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Quote of the Month – Feb 2008

posted March 5, 2008

February 2008 Quote: “The longer you postpone the necessary, the more expensive becomes the inevitable.” said Chancellor Angela Merkel, the German head of state, regarding the need for decisive, cooperative actions to stabilize the climate. This quote represents the kind of leadership we need much more of at all levels says SustainableTucson member Bob Cook. […]

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A Sustainable City

posted March 5, 2008

2008 State of the City Address Mayor Robert E. Walkup February 1, 2008 “A Sustainable City” The state of our city is strong. We increased our investments in key areas-public safety, transportation, parks and water-after decades of neglect. We diversified our revenues and cut costs. While Arizona state and city governments face steep deficits this […]

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26th Annual Festival of the Sun Solar Potluck and Exhibition

posted March 4, 2008

26th Annual Festival of the Sun Tucson Solar Potluck and Exhibition: The event is April 26th from 10am to 6pm at Catalina State Park. Admission is free (Catalina State Park has waived the enterance fee for Festival goers). There will be Solar Power exhibits and solar cooking demonstrations, live music on the Solar Powered Stage, […]

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Mat Bevel: “Ring of Trees” Installation

posted March 4, 2008

news from the Mat Bevel Institute home of the Museum of Kinetic Art at http://www.matbevel.com/ This sunday is the day of the “Ring of Trees” installation at the Living Ring Tree Lab here at the Mat Bevel Institute. As you know, Tucson is the home of ring tree research and we’re going to show you […]

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Sustainability Social – Tucson Environmental Education Regional Planning Group

posted March 4, 2008

Sustainability Social (In coordination with the Arizona Association for Environmental Education) Tuesday, March 11, 4:30 -5:45 pm La Cocina at Old Town Artisans Buffet and Beverage $10 each at the door Help re-convene the Tucson Environmental Education Regional planning group. We’re dusting it off and dressing it up in GREEN to work together. Come enjoy […]

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“Green Building 101: Understanding the Fundamentals and Terminology”

posted March 3, 2008

“Green Building 101: Understanding the Fundamentals and Terminology” will be the title of a discussion by Richard J. Michal, an adjunct lecturer at the University of Arizona’s School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture. The free lecture will be given at 5:30 p.m. Thursday in the auditorium of the College of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, 1040 […]

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A Tradition of Sustainability: Vernacular Buildings of the American Southwest

posted March 3, 2008

A Tradition of Sustainability: Vernacular Buildings of the American Southwest R. Brooks Jeffery, Associate Dean, Coordinator, Preservation Studies, College of  Architecture and Landscape Architecture, The University of Arizona An illustrated lecture profiling the characteristics of sustainable building practices as exemplified in the traditional vernacular architecture of the American Southwest as well as their application to […]

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