Archive for April, 2008


“Gas Hole” — Documentary & Fundraiser @ the Fox

posted April 29, 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 […]

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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 […]

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Water Conservation Town Hall

posted April 26, 2008

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) […]

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“Livin’ la Vida Verde” Green Festival

posted April 24, 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

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 and […]

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Tastes of the Santa Cruz Valley Workshop

posted April 22, 2008

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

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: […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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

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 […]

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The Climate Crisis: From Inconvenience to Engagement

posted April 17, 2008

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 […]

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Sustaining Faith: Stewardship at Peace with the Earth

posted April 17, 2008

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! […]

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Residential Erosion Control and Water Harvesting Workshop

posted April 17, 2008

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

“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 […]

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W.S. Merwin on Poetry and the Green World

posted April 16, 2008

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 spanning five decades, poet, translator, and environmental activist W.S. […]

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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

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

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 […]

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Cholla bud harvesting workshop

posted April 13, 2008

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

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 […]

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Solar 2008 Conference – San Diego

posted April 11, 2008

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 […]

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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

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, […]

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Grant Road Corridor widening project hearing

posted April 9, 2008

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 […]

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Conference: Water Resources Research Center (June 24)

posted April 8, 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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Ironwood Ridge High School Earth Awareness Day

posted April 3, 2008

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 […]

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