Archive for July, 2008

Sustainable Economy Group Meeting

posted July 24, 2008

[ Thursday, July 31, 2008; 6:30 pm; ] At the last Economy group meeting, we focused discussion on ways that the Econ group,
and Sustainable Tucson in general, might be able to utilize the database and GIS
mapping project that Tucson United Way is currently involved in, in order to map
and provide access to information about local sustainable resources, including local/green
businesses, community activities, skills that [...]

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“A Taste of Place” Event with the Desert Museum

posted July 23, 2008

[ Saturday, September 20, 2008; 2:00 pm; ] A Taste of Place
September 20
We’ll provide you with food for the belly and some food for thought on this day tour of local farms. Learn how the San Xavier Cooperative Farm’s return to traditional foods is reaping cultural as well as health benefits. Travel farther south to Arivaca and harvest fall crops at the Agua [...]

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Desert Museum Solar Odyssey

posted July 23, 2008

[ Saturday, August 23, 2008; ] Solar Odyssey
August 23
Tucson is the sun capital, right? Find out how you can reduce your utility bills by tuning into the sun’s seasonal path. This tour will take you to residences where the owners do just this. Visit Armory Park del Sol, Civano, the Solar Store and hear about local utilities’ solar incentives.  Includes a [...]

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Green Festival Planning Committee

posted July 21, 2008

[ Monday, July 28, 2008; 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. ] Green Festival Planning Committee kicks off!!

July 28, 2008

6 – 8 p.m.

Himmel Library

Okay everyone! Livin’ “la Vida Verde”–Tucson’ s 2nd Annual Green Festival is growing by leaps and bounds. Victoria and I have been building bridges and making some great contacts. I am also lining up some really great hands-on fun activities and workshops that will really [...]

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National Park(ing) Day

posted July 15, 2008

[ Friday, September 19, 2008; ] Hello, we are organizing an event called National Park(ing) Day.

Park(ing) Day is an international celebration of open spaces in urban environments.  Originally started by REBAR, a San Francisco-based art collective, this event takes place annually in over 50 cities worldwide but has not yet come to Tucson until this year.  Sponsored by the Trust for [...]

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Greening the Desert (video)

posted July 11, 2008

“You can solve all your pollution problems and supply-line needs through a garden.”
Permaculture turns Middle East salt flat into sustaining harvest.

[Longer version: Making of interview before and after]

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Eat Local Challenge Sept. 15-30

posted July 9, 2008

[ Sunday, September 14, 2008; ] From the Food Conspiracy Co-op’s web site:

Eat Local Challenge
Want to eat more local foods but not sure where to begin, when to begin, or how to stick to it? Look no further, aspiring locavore! Here’s a fun, healthy and easy way to go local.

This September, you can kick-start your quest to eat more local by [...]

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Economy Group Meeting

posted July 9, 2008

[ Monday, July 14, 2008; 6:30 pm; ] The Economy group will be meeting again, next Monday, July 14, at 6:30 p.m., at Lotus Massage and Wellness Center, 2850 E. Grant.

At least one topic of discussion will be the proposed GIS project, which has been discussed in various e-mails on this list.

Please bring thoughts on that and any ideas for other projects/activities that [...]

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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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