Archive for May, 2008

Green Building Seminars (w/Desert Green Builders)

posted May 30, 2008

[ Tuesday, June 24, 2008; 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. Wednesday, August 13, 2008; 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. ]
Free “Green building” seminars!
Currently two are scheduled:
June 24th, 6:30 PM, at Councilmember Nina Trasoff’s ward 6 office on East First Avenue.

???????? August 13th, 6:30 PM, at Councilmember Rodney Glassman’s ward 2 office on East Speedway.

The seminars are open to anyone, but seating is limited to about 20 people per [...]

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Tour Solar Thermal Facility

posted May 23, 2008

[ Wednesday, May 28, 2008; 8:00 am to 11:00 am. ] SOLAR THERMAL FACILITY TOUR

Tour the Arizona Public Service Solar Thermal facility at Red Rock (35 miles north of Tucson).
It is a one-megawatt plant.

Tour is being arranged with APS by John Kromko….
Carpool group to leave Tucson at 8AM, Wed., May 28.
Expected to return by 10:30/11 am.

RSVP to John via email: jkromko [at] dakotacom [...]

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Desert Ecology and Sustainable Community Development – course development presentation

posted May 23, 2008

[ Wednesday, June 4, 2008; 6:00 pm; ] Join Prescott College Tucson Center
Faculty and Alumni for this exciting presentation

DESERT Ecology and
Sustainable Community Development

Faculty member, Eric Dhruv and Ironwood Tree Experience co-creator and Prescott College alumna, Suzanne Dhruv, will discuss options for course development in desert ecology, sustainable community development, and Ironwood Tree Experience’s environmental, experiential, youth program.

Call Prescott College Tucson Center to RSVP
or [...]

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Green Building Seminar

posted May 22, 2008

[ Tuesday, June 24, 2008; 6:30 pm; Wednesday, August 13, 2008; 6:30 pm; ] Planning to remodel or build a new home?  Want to learn about building green, but not sure where or how to start?  Desert Green Builders ( free seminars are designed and offered for the homeowner (or future homeowner) who wants to learn what they can do to live healthier and more efficiently.

Each seminar will include [...]

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Economy Action Group Meeting

posted May 14, 2008

[ Wednesday, June 4, 2008; 10:00 am; ] 10 AM

Blue Willow Restaurant: 2626 N Campbell Ave

For more information, visit this online discussion group: 

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Sustainable Seafood Evening at the Desert Museum

posted May 14, 2008

[ Saturday, June 21, 2008; 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. ] A Sustainable Seafood Evening at the Desert Museum
Taste what Tucson has to offer during a sustainable seafood celebration. Local Tucson chefs will prepare delicious dishes using sustainable seafood. Learn more about how to be a part of the sustainable seafood movement from special speakers, food tasting and videos during this evening.
The Warden Oasis [...]

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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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Water for People Benefit Concert

posted May 13, 2008

[ Saturday, May 17, 2008; 7:30 pm; ]
Water for People benefit concert this Saturday, May 17th, 7:30pm at Old Town Artisans (201 N. Court Street). The show will be even better than the last one!! roth d’lux, belly dancers, flamenco Al Son del Alma, Combo Westside, all in one evening!!! The [...]

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Desert Horticulture Conference: “Is it easy being GREEN?”

posted May 12, 2008

[ Friday, May 16, 2008; 8:00 am to 3:30 pm. ] The seventh annual Desert Horticulture Conference, “Is It Easy Being GREEN?” will be held from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday at the Tucson Convention Center, 260 S. Church Ave. Registration begins at 7.

The event is for all members of the Southwest’s horticulture industry, including landscape architects, designers, growers, retailers, contractors, maintenance personnel, suppliers and [...]

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Sustainable Health Group Meeting

posted May 10, 2008

[ Tuesday, May 27, 2008; 7:00 pm; ] Sustainable Health Group meets next on May 27, Tuesday at 3653 N Prince Village
Place. 7 PM

Our activities are:
1. Creating a survey of like minded organizations to identify common goals and activities
2. Organizing a workshop on self care and resiliency among activists
3. Orgainizing a seminar with workshops on the Health Affects of Climate Change
4..Organizing a workshop [...]

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Tucson Regional Creek and Wash Cleanup Day

posted May 10, 2008

[ Saturday, May 24, 2008; ] A part of National River Cleanup

On May 24, 2008, the Tucson community will be conducting region-wide litter pickup in some of our most precious creeks and washes as part of <http://www.American> National River Cleanup.

More information and sign-up available at: RegionalBeautifi cationEfforts/NationalRiverCleanupDay/tabid/759/Default. aspx

Tucson cleanup events include:
* Cienega Creek hosted by PAG and the Cienega Watershed Partnership
*  Rincon Creek [...]

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Green Remodel Home LEED/Sustainable Education

posted May 8, 2008

[ Saturday, May 17, 2008; 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Sunday, May 18, 2008; 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. ] Green Remodel Home LEED/Sustainable Education. Saturday May 17 and Sunday May 18 1-4pm. 5626 Via Salerosa, 85750 – N on Craycroft, first left going east on Sunrise, right on Paseo Cimarron, home on corner of second left. Solar Hot Water, TEP home guarantee and Energy Star, paperstone counters, reclaimed lumber, NO VOC [...]

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Regional Water Oversight Committee Meeting

posted May 8, 2008

[ Monday, May 12, 2008; 6:00 pm; ]
Contribute to the Joint City County Water Study
The City of Tucson and Pima County invite your early input into the recently launched Joint City/County Water and Wastewater Infrastructure, Supply, and 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 [...]

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“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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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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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 or [...]

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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

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

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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:

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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Green Living Conference (Phoenix)

posted March 19, 2008

[ Saturday, May 3, 2008; ] YourGuideToGreen — presents…

The 2008 AZ Green Living Conference
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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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:
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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Sustainable Tucson General Meeting – May

posted January 3, 2008

[ Tuesday, May 13, 2008; 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. ]
Northwest Neighborhood Center
2160 N. 6th Ave.
6-8 PM (officially, with time before and after for more networking)
Please join us!  This month’s meeting is all about networking–if you’ve got a project that needs volunteers or you want to spread the word about, bring your display materials.  If you’re looking for a place to get involved or people [...]

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Solar Power Education Series

posted November 24, 2007

[ Wednesday, May 14, 2008; 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. ]

Solar Power 101- A Community Education Series
Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords in partnership with Pima County Public Library presents Solar Power 101: A Community Education Series on Solar Energy.

Space is limited for each session. PLEASE RSVP to or 881-3588.

Visit the Solar Energy page to listen to past presentations.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008 [...]

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