Green Building Seminars (w/Desert Green Builders)

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 session.
    For more information or to sign up, interested attendees can visit our web site at

    Desert Green Builders is a local building company that encourages clients to use green and sustainable building practices. We are licensed for both residential and commercial, but our primary focus is remodels and custom residential homes (of any size), plus some light commercial and tenant improvement projects.

    We have teamed up with a LEED certified architect, natural building supply vendors and solar and water harvesting experts to host these seminars.

    More seminars are planned for every 6-8 weeks or so.
    Seminar announcements will be made as soon as those dates are available, check their web site.

  • Tour Solar Thermal Facility


    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 [dot] net

    Desert Ecology and Sustainable Community Development – course development presentation

    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 for additional information 520-319-9868
    Location: 2233 East Speedway Blvd

    Green Building Seminar

    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 brief presentations from a LEED certified builder, a LEED certified architect, solar and water harvesting experts, natural building material vendors and more.

    Our seminars are held at the Tucson City Councilmembers’ Ward offices, space is limited to 20 people per session.  The reason space is limited is to keep the sessions casual and promote audience participation.

    For more information or to reserve your free seat at one of the following seminars, please contact David Blair at or 520-891-9043.

    Tuesday, June 24, 2008 at 6:30 PM
    Ward 6 office – 3202 E. 1st St.
    Wednesday, August 13, 2008 at 6:30 PM  Ward 2 office – 7575 E. Speedway

    More dates will be announced soon

    PLEASE send an email to your friends and invite them to attend!

    Sustainable Seafood Evening at the Desert Museum

    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 Theater and the Baldwin Education Building: 6:00-9:00 p.m.

    More information: 

    Desert Museum Sustainable Seafood Program:

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

    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 6, 2009
    10 a.m. to 7 p.m., March 7, 2009
    Tucson Convention Center, Exhibit Hall A
    260 S. Church Ave., Tucson, AZ

    Admission: $5 for adults
    Includes access to speakers, films and exhibit hall
    Free for children 18 and under
    Free for students and military with ID

    • More than 15 alt fuel vehicles

    • Over 90 exhibits

    March 7 Program* Schedule Click here.

    Film Festival Click here.

    Great Raffle Prizes Click here.

    *A special Residential Solar Workshop will be held Saturday, March 7 from 8:45 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. in the Maricopa and Mohave Meeting Rooms.

    Join the more than 4,000 participants expected to attend March 6 and 7!

    Alternatively fueled vehicles
    Alternative fuels
    Solar power technologies
    Sustainable living
    Green building
    Rainwater harvesting

    Water for People Benefit Concert

    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 admission price is $12 general and $6 for students. There will be a small mexican buffet for $5 and happy hour drinks. Hope to see you there!

    Just a little more about Water for people….

    Our vision. Our vision is a world where all people have access to safe drinking water and sanitation; a world where no one suffers or dies from a water- or sanitation-related disease.

    We keep it local. We believe that drinking water, sanitation and hygiene problems are most effectively solved using local resources. Local communities must be the driving force in all of our programs to make sure solutions are sustainable.

    for more info about Water for People, visit www.waterforpeople. org

    for more Info about roth d’lux, visit www.rothdlux. com

    for more info about Combo Westside, visit www.myspace. com/combowestsid e

    for more info about Al Son del Alma, visit http://ismaelbaraja htm

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

    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 educators.

    Four concurrent sessions planned are “Arboriculture,” “Hot Topics/Green,” “Design” and “Maintenance.” Attendees can earn continuing education units for professional groups.

    The cost is $70.

    For more information, call the Pima County Cooperative Extension SmartScape Program at 626-5161.

    Sustainable Health Group Meeting

    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 on the Health Affects of Environmental Toxins

    Tucson Regional Creek and Wash Cleanup Day

    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 hosted by the Rincon Institute
    * Atterbury Wash & Lakeside Park hosted by Tucson Clean and Beautiful

    Plus each event will receive assistance from the Master Watershed Stewards at the University of Arizona.

    Green Remodel Home LEED/Sustainable Education

    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 paints, sealers & grouts, bamboo cabinets, natural stone, water harvesting…

    Please RSVP to:

    Diana Will

    skygoddess.diana *at*


    Regional Water Oversight Committee Meeting

    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 us in writing or by attending the upcoming meetings. Also let them know your views on water.

    ST Core Team member Bob Cook is a member of the Oversight Committee. Contact him for any questions, comments, or suggestions: Bob’s email —

    ST members have been actively participating at all previous meetings. This is an important community conversation which could shape how sustainability is incorporated into future community plans and investments.

    The next meeting is:

    Monday, May 12, 2008, 6:00 P.M.
    Randolph Golf Course Club House
    Copper Room
    600 S. Alvernon Way