Archive for May, 2008


PAG Sustainability and Energy EXPO9: March 6th and 7th

posted May 13, 2008

[ Friday, March 7, 2008; Friday, March 6, 2009; ] Join us for the Sustainability and Energy EXP09: Building a Better Community on March 6-7, 2009, at the Tucson Convention Center. Find up-to-the-moment solar and energy technologies in southern Arizona. Hear from the national and regional experts. Learn more about sustainable living. For more info click here.

Sustainability and Energy EXP09
3 p.m. to 7 p.m., March [...]

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UA Sustainability Fair & Earth Day Celebration

posted March 31, 2008

[ Wednesday, April 16, 2008; 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. ]
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 [...]

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Green Commute Fair

posted March 31, 2008

[ Thursday, April 3, 2008; 10:30 am to 1:30 pm. ] 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 is a [...]

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Green Living Conference (Phoenix)

posted March 19, 2008

[ Saturday, May 3, 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 Living”
headline this unique conference.

• 6 Extraordinary [...]

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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/
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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

[ Friday, April 25, 2008; 12:00 am; Saturday, April 26, 2008; 12:00 am; Sunday, April 27, 2008; 12:00 am; ] 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

[ Friday, March 21, 2008; Saturday, March 29, 2008; 8:00 am; ] 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 for sponsorts. You [...]

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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 assist [...]

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

posted March 13, 2008

[ Sunday, April 13, 2008; 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. ]
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 and find out more, visit www.integrativemedicine.arizona.edu

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Outdoor movie: “The Planet”

posted March 13, 2008

[ Thursday, March 20, 2008; 7:00 pm; Thursday, March 27, 2008; 7:00 pm; Thursday, April 3, 2008; 7:00 pm; Thursday, April 10, 2008; 7:00 pm; ]
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

[ Saturday, March 15, 2008; 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. Saturday, April 19, 2008; 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. Saturday, May 17, 2008; 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. Saturday, June 21, 2008; 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. Saturday, July 19, 2008; 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. ]
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 room E on the south side; [...]

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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. 622-0525.
Wednesday
- Downtown Farmers [...]

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14th Annual Tucson Earth Day Festival and Parade

posted March 11, 2008

[ Saturday, April 19, 2008; 9:00 am; ]
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 are merging the Earth Day [...]

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Local First Arizona comes to Tucson – Community Meeting

posted March 11, 2008

[ Friday, March 14, 2008; 3:00 pm; ] 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 their new Tucson office. [...]

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

posted March 6, 2008

[ Thursday, April 3, 2008; 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm. ] 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 [...]

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First Annual Hunger Walk

posted March 6, 2008

[ Saturday, March 29, 2008; 8:00 am to 11:00 am. ] 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 [...]

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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 million [...]

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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 $45,000 to the [...]

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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. “We [...]

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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 year, Tucson’s deficit is manageable.
We [...]

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26th Annual Festival of the Sun Solar Potluck and Exhibition

posted March 4, 2008

[ Saturday, April 26, 2008; 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. ] 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 [...]

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Mat Bevel: “Ring of Trees” Installation

posted March 4, 2008

[ Sunday, March 9, 2008; 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. ] 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 why.

This Sunday, March [...]

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Sustainability Social – Tucson Environmental Education Regional Planning Group

posted March 4, 2008

[ Tuesday, March 11, 2008; 4:30 pm to 5:45 pm. ]
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 great food, good company, and discuss [...]

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“Green Building 101: Understanding the Fundamentals and Terminology”

posted March 3, 2008

[ Thursday, March 6, 2008; 5:30 pm; ] “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 N. [...]

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A Tradition of Sustainability: Vernacular Buildings of the American Southwest

posted March 3, 2008

[ Wednesday, March 5, 2008; 7:00 pm; ] 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 contemporary design.  This [...]

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Southern Arizona Holistic Chamber Business Mixer

posted February 26, 2008

[ Friday, March 21, 2008; 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. ] FRIDAY, MARCH 21

6:00 – 9:00 P.M.

LOTUS MASSAGE & WELLNESS CENTER

The new Southern Arizona Holistic Chamber of Commerce invites you to attend a business mixer with other holistically- and environmentally- minded business owners, independent practitioners, consultants, and other professionals.
Enjoy camaraderie uner the full moon by an outdoor fountain and fire pit, or join us inside for [...]

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Clean Air Days Contest March 30-April 30

posted February 25, 2008

[ Sunday, March 30, 2008; ] Seventeen (17) Clean Air Days and Bike Fest activities are scheduled from Sunday, March 30 through Wednesday, April 30 at various locations around town. The Clean Air/Bike Fest Contest kicks off on April 1 and runs through April 24th. If an individual takes action to reduce air pollution, and a Contest entry form is completed [...]

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Economy Group

posted February 21, 2008

[ Wednesday, March 12, 2008; 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. ]
Economy Group
March 12, 6:30-8:30,
Lotus Massage and Wellness Center, 2850 E. Grant

We will continue with folks bringing short presentations (with concise handouts
if relevant and possible) on research/organizations/agencies/etc. that group members
feel would be useful to guide actions or projects of the group.

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Faith group: Green Congregation Initiative

posted February 21, 2008

[ Monday, March 17, 2008; ] The Faith Group, organizing the Green Congregation Initiative, will meet March 17th at Pima Friends Meeting House.

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On Abolishing Corporate Personhood – Democracy Organizing Group

posted February 16, 2008

[ Wednesday, March 12, 2008; 6:00 pm; Wednesday, April 16, 2008; 6:00 pm; ] Corporatism has power & control over war & peace, Earth & space. What can we do as individuals and as groups?

Meetings 6pm, Wednesday March 12, and again April 16th.

Martha Cooper Library – 1377 N. Catalina Ave
(1 block east of Columbus 2 blocks north os Speedway)

An issue of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom [...]

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Radio Talk Show: Mrs. Green Goes Mainstream – 790 AM (KNST)

posted February 16, 2008

[ Saturday, February 16, 2008; 12:05 pm; Saturday, February 23, 2008; 12:05 pm; Saturday, March 1, 2008; 12:05 pm; Saturday, March 8, 2008; 12:05 pm; Saturday, March 15, 2008; 12:05 pm; ] Saturdays at 12:05 PM (mst)
790AM KNST

www.MrsGreenGoesMainstream.com

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Dia de los Lobos, at La Placita Downtown

posted February 16, 2008

[ Saturday, March 29, 2008; 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm. ]

Dia de los Lobos, at La Placita Downtown

10 year anniversary of the Mexican Gray Wolf, Hosted by Defenders of Wildlife
* Reservations Required*

March 29, 3-7pm

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Health Sustainability Meeting

posted February 16, 2008

[ Sunday, September 25, 2016; 5:11 pm; Tuesday, March 4, 2008; 6:30 pm; ]
For anyone interested in Health issues related to sustainability.
Tues. March 4, 6:30 pm 1641 N Silverbell

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Film Screening: What a Way to Go (relocalization)

posted February 16, 2008

[ Saturday, March 1, 2008; 6:00 pm; ]

Bookmans at Grant & Campbell
March 1, 6pm

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Reconnecting with Nature

posted February 16, 2008

[ Saturday, March 8, 2008; 2:00 pm; ]

Reconnecting with Nature
Feliz Paseous County Park
March 8, 2pm

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Mixer: Southern AZ Holistic Chamber of Commerce

posted February 16, 2008

[ Friday, March 21, 2008; 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. ]

Mixer: Southern AZ Holistic Chamber of Commerce

at Lotus Massage & Wellness Center
2850 E Grant Rd

Fri., March 21, 6-9pm

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Tucson Organic Gardener’s Annual Garden Festival

posted February 15, 2008

[ Sunday, March 9, 2008; 10:30 am to 3:30 pm. ] Our Annual Garden Festival will be held on Sunday March 9th from 10.30am until 3.30pm- it is a fun day to learn about composting, gardening and sustainable practices. You can also buy organic starts raised right here in Tucson by a local supplier at the Garden Festival Plant Sale. Pick up a few starts fro [...]

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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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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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“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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