Archive for April, 2008


“Gas Hole” — Documentary & Fundraiser @ the Fox

posted April 29, 2008

[ Friday, May 2, 2008; ]
Support clean energy by going to the movies…

This Friday, May 2, the Fox Theatre will be showing a screening of the documentary “”Gas Hole””.
And proceeds from the movie will go to the PAG Clean Cities program to advance outreach and education of the use of alternative fuels in the region.

As gas prices continue [...]

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What to do about world food crisis?

posted April 29, 2008

(From the Desmoines Register)
Food shortages are suddenly front-page news, but they are not new. Hundreds of millions of people were left starving or malnourished last year, and this has been going on for decades. The only change is that it has become more difficult for the institutions that control the global food chain to manage [...]

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Water Conservation Town Hall

posted April 26, 2008

[ Monday, April 28, 2008; 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm. ] Councilman Steve Leal invites you to a WATER CONSERVATION

TOWN HALL

Monday, April 28th, 5-8 PM

Join us for an information discussion of water, the importance of conservation, and offer your insights into these important issues.

All are Welcome!

Quincy Douglas Branch Library

1585 E. 36th Street, 85713, 791-5214

(Corner of Kino Parkway and 36th Street)

Sponsored by the Ward V Council Office [...]

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“Livin’ la Vida Verde” Green Festival

posted April 24, 2008

[ Saturday, October 25, 2008; ] Mark your calendars!

Stay tuned for more information.

If you’d like to get involved in planning this greenstravaganza, contact Keely Sinclair theegreendiva *at* yahoo.com

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CAP Water Leadership Forum

posted April 22, 2008

[ Wednesday, May 14, 2008; 8:30 am to 4:00 pm. ] Central Arizona Project (CAP) is hosting its 2008 Water Leadership Forum from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, May 14 at the Four Points by Sheraton in Tucson . This 10th annual forum is meant to educate attendees regarding the ways in which Arizona’s Colorado River supply is allocated, managed, protected and defended during the state’s unprecedented growth [...]

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Tastes of the Santa Cruz Valley Workshop

posted April 22, 2008

[ Saturday, May 3, 2008; 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. ] Tastes of the Santa Cruz Valley Workshop, Desert Diamond Casino, Saturday May 3, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. This heritage foods workshop will bring together local food producers, restaurants, restaurant organizations, food co-ops, groceries, farmers markets, seed banks, conservation farms, food banks, related non-profits and the general public to plan the development of a local [...]

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Contribute to the Joint City County Water Study

posted April 21, 2008

The City of Tucson and Pima County invite your early input into the recently launched Joint City/County Water and Wastewater Planning Study. They invite you to share your input on how to make the study process open, inclusive and transparent by submitting your suggestions to us in writing or by attending the upcoming meetings. Also [...]

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Regional Water Study meeting

posted April 21, 2008

[ Wednesday, April 23, 2008; 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. ] NOTICE OF MEETING

City / County Water & Wastewater Study Oversight Committee
(Also known as the Regional Water Study Oversight Committee)

Pursuant to A.R.S. 38-431.02, notice is hereby given to the members of the above-named Study
Oversight Committee and to the general public that the Committee will hold a meeting open to
the public on:

Wednesday, April 23, 2008
6:00 P.M.
Manning [...]

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Al Gore: New thinking on the climate crisis

posted April 21, 2008

by Al Gore, TED  April 8, 2008
In Al Gore’s brand-new slideshow (premiering exclusively on TED.com), he presents evidence that the pace of climate change may be even worse than scientists were recently predicting, and challenges us to act with a sense of “generational mission” — the kind of feeling that brought forth the civil rights [...]

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Saudi King drops quiet bombshell; U.S. media sleep through it

posted April 21, 2008

By Steve Andrews and Randy Udall, ASPO-USA   April 21, 2008 
On April 13, Reuters reported the following from Riyadh:
Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah said he had ordered some new oil discoveries left untapped to preserve oil wealth in the world’s top exporter for future generations…
“When there were some new finds, I told them, ‘no, leave it [...]

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Info to help arrange Carpooling

posted April 21, 2008

Carpool to your next Sustainable Tucson event!
 
( sorry, our online carpool-networking service is under construction, please check again later, and you can leave any comments, questions, suggestions, etc, below… )
 
 

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Sustaining Faith: Stewardship at Peace with the Earth (A Multi-Faith Conversation)

posted April 17, 2008

[ Thursday, April 24, 2008; 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. ]
Community Conversations Presents

Sustaining Faith:
Stewardship at Peace with the Earth
A Multi-Faith Conversation

Thursday, April 24, 2008 6:30-8:30 PM

A vegetarian meal will be provided

Catalina United Methodist Church
2700 E. Speedway Blvd. Room H230
(Located at Treat and Speedway Blvd with ample parking available)

Non-perishable food donations for Community Food Bank welcomed!

Sponsor: [...]

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Out of the Yard and Onto the Fork

posted April 17, 2008

In the Garden, By ANNE RAVER, New York Times, April 17, 2008
MY peas are coming up – sugar snaps and snow peas – and the seeds I scattered out in my cold frame a month ago are now a blanket of baby greens. A few mornings ago, while weeding, I popped a tiny bok choy [...]

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The Climate Crisis: From Inconvenience to Engagement

posted April 17, 2008

[ Tuesday, April 22, 2008; 12:00 pm to 1:15 pm. ] THE CLIMATE CRISIS – FROM INCONVIENENCE TO ENGAGEMENT

With M. Scott Johnson

WHAT:      In this 60-minute presentation you will learn about global warming and climate change from someone who has trained with the experts.  Hear why these issues deserve the immediate attention of all citizens and every politician. Learn why this urgent challenge presents us [...]

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Sustaining Faith: Stewardship at Peace with the Earth

posted April 17, 2008

[ Thursday, April 24, 2008; 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. ] Community Conversations Presents

Sustaining Faith:
Stewardship at Peace with the Earth
A Multi-Faith Conversation

Thursday, April 24, 2008    6:30-8:30 PM

A vegetarian meal will be provided

Catalina United Methodist Church
2700 E. Speedway Blvd. Room H230
(Located at Treat and Speedway Blvd with ample parking available)

Non-perishable food donations for Community Food Bank welcomed!

Sponsor: Tucson Multi-Faith Alliance
A Project of COPA (Culture of Peace [...]

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Residential Erosion Control and Water Harvesting Workshop

posted April 17, 2008

[ Saturday, May 3, 2008; 7:30 am to 11:30 am. ] Watershed Management Group will be running a hands-on workshop at a residential home in the foothills area to install erosion control features along a small wash and water harvesting earthworks to promote plant growth.  The workshop will include instruction in implementing check dams in small washes and terraced rock berms along steep slopes to capture [...]

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“Gas Hole” Film Screening

posted April 17, 2008

[ Friday, May 2, 2008; 7:30 pm; ] “Gas Hole” Film Screening
Fox Tucson Theatre, 17 W. Congress
Friday, May 2, 7:30 p.m.

$15 film only, $10 student/military/senior, $25 film and discussion with producers

“GasHole”…a new documentary, narrated by Peter Gallagher, about the history of oil and the future of alternative fuels.  The event is hosted by PAG’s Clean Cities Coalition.  For more information, see PAGnet.org or [...]

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W.S. Merwin on Poetry and the Green World

posted April 16, 2008

[ Thursday, April 17, 2008; 8:00 pm; ] This post is from the UA Poetry Center’s web site.

W.S. Merwin on Poetry and the Green World
Thursday, April 17, 8 p.m.
at the Poetry Center – Live video feed for overflow audiences.

Co-sponsored by the Center for Biological Diversity

W.S. Merwin
In a career [...]

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Climate: Code Red — The case for a Sustainability Emergency

posted April 15, 2008

Climate Code Red: The case for a sustainability emergency
By David Spratt and Philip Sutton
Download report at: http://www.carbonequity.info
Hear two interviews with co-author Philip Sutton by Jason Bradford, Global Public Media:
1) http://globalpublicmedia.com/sustainability_emergency
2) http://globalpublicmedia.com/sustainability_emergency_part_ii
Phil Hart of The Oil Drum: Australia/New Zealand writes:
David Spratt from CarbonEquity and Philip Sutton from Greenleap Strategic [...]

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Health and Sustainability Action Group Meeting

posted April 14, 2008

[ Tuesday, April 29, 2008; 6:30 pm; ] Health and Sustainability Action Group Meeting
Tuesday, April 29th
6:30 pm
933 N 6th Ave, Apt D
Call 390-0674 for specific directions

To view the online discussion forum for this group, click here.

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Southwest Marketing Network Conference 2008

posted April 13, 2008

[ Monday, May 5, 2008 to Wednesday, May 7, 2008. ] May 5-7 – Southwest Marketing Network Conference 2008, Santa Fe, La Fonda Hotel, Yearly conference put on for Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado and Utah small scale, alternative and minority producers to expand local agricultural marketing. For more information contact Le Adams at (505)473-1004 or go to www.swmarketingnetwork.org.

This listing is a selection from Baja Arizona Sustainable [...]

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Cholla bud harvesting workshop

posted April 13, 2008

[ Saturday, April 19, 2008; 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. ] April 19 – Cholla Bud Harvest Workshop – Learn how to harvest and prepare flower buds of Staghorn and Buckhorn cholla cactus. This desert gem, about the size of your thumb is packed with nutrition. A third of a cup of buds has more calcium than an 8-ounce glass of milk, more potassium than a [...]

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Sonora/Arizona Local Living Economy (SALLE) Life Support

posted April 13, 2008

[ Friday, April 25, 2008; 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm. ] SALLE: Sonora/Arizona Local Living Economy

LIFE SUPPORT events connect you with the basics of life: food, community, and beauty.  Join us on a Friday evening to ease the tensions of a long work week, experience the creativity of local artists, network with regional innovative entrepeneurs, and support SALLE.  Heart’z Foundation is planning monthly (and eventually weekly) [...]

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Solar 2008 Conference – San Diego

posted April 11, 2008

[ Saturday, May 3, 2008 11:00 am to Thursday, May 8, 2008 5:00 pm. ] This write-up is from Vote Solar’s email list: www.votesolar.org

American Solar Energy Society: Catch the Clean Tech Wave

Want to let you know about an upcoming conference hosted by our friends at the American Solar Energy Society: “Catch the Clean Tech Wave” in San Diego from May 3rd – 8th. Geared for academic and business audiences, [...]

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“We Are What We Eat:” Stories and dance about the food we eat and the systems that feed us

posted April 10, 2008

[ Thursday, April 24, 2008; 5:00 pm; Saturday, April 26, 2008; 2:30 pm; Sunday, April 27, 2008; 6:00 pm; ] The Community Food Bank & NEW ARTiculations Dance Theatre Present:

We Are What We Eat
Stories and dance about the food we eat and the systems that feed us

Featuring choreography and dance by NEW ARTiculations artists as well as Tucson community
members who love to eat, cook, grow food, and dance!

3 performances:

Thursday, April 24
5:00 pm (free, excerpts only)
Santa [...]

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Grant Road Corridor widening project hearing

posted April 9, 2008

[ Thursday, April 10, 2008; 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. ] Public meeting of Grant Road Corridor Planning Task Force.

This is a public meeting to provide an update on the project to widen Grant to six lanes from Oracle to Swan roads, in order to accommodate a projected 50% increase in car traffic over the next 10-15 years.

Arizona Small Business Association, 4811 E. Grant Road, Suite [...]

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Conference: Water Resources Research Center (June 24)

posted April 8, 2008

[ Tuesday, June 24, 2008; ] The Water Resources Research Center at the University of Arizona, in collaboration with the Central Arizona Project, is pleased to announce that registration is now open for our 2008 annual conference.

The Importance of the Colorado River to Arizona’s Future
Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa, Phoenix, Arizona
Tuesday, June 24, 2008

We have put together an exciting and diverse [...]

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Green Audit: Congregation Initiative Workshop

posted April 8, 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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10 Personal Steps to Sustainability

posted April 6, 2008

This list was developed in response to public demand for information about what ordinary citizens can do now to get started on the process of sustainability.
(Just for comparison you might wish to read the article Ten Ways to Prepare for a Post-Oil Society, on this website under Articles.)
Ten Top Things to Do to Make Tucson [...]

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ST Growth Question in AZ Daily Star, addressed by Bill Roe

posted April 6, 2008

on March 14 at the UofA, the Arizona Daily Star sponsored a forum entitled “Tucson Growth: Decision at the Crossroads”, during which panelists discussed the issues raised by growth in the Tucson region.
Sustainable Tucson prepared a comprehensive flyer of critical questions on the topic related to sustainability concerns, and distributed it to attendees. [View and [...]

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Ironwood Ridge High School Earth Awareness Day

posted April 3, 2008

[ Friday, April 11, 2008; 11:00 am to 8:00 pm. ] On behalf of Club Green, we would like you to participate in our 2nd Annual Earth Awareness day on April 11th 2008. This will be a day in celebration of and education about Earth Awareness and the environmental problems and solutions that we face everyday.

Last year was our first Earth Awareness and it was a [...]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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“Wild in the City” Garden Tour

posted February 19, 2008

[ Saturday, April 12, 2008; 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. ] “Wild in the City” Garden Tour
Save the date: Saturday, April 12, 2008

Do you want to recreate your yard as native wildlife habitat in the city? Learn to grow native! Attend the Arizona Native Plant Society’s tour of six gardens, including:

• Gardens for butterfly, moth and other pollinators
• [...]

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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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14th Annual Tucson Earth Day Festival

posted February 15, 2008

[ Saturday, April 19, 2008; 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. ] The 14th Annual Tucson Day Festival is scheduled for Saturday, April 19, 2008 at a new location in Reid Park. 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 Festival and the Clean Air Fair into one great Earth [...]

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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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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 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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