Archive for July, 2008


Sustainable Economy Group Meeting

posted July 24, 2008

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, […]

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“A Taste of Place” Event with the Desert Museum

posted July 23, 2008

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 […]

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Desert Museum Solar Odyssey

posted July 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.  […]

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Green Festival Planning Committee

posted July 21, 2008

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 […]

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National Park(ing) Day

posted July 15, 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 […]

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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

From the Food Conspiracy Co-op’s web site: http://www.foodconspiracy.org/eat-local-challenge/ 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 […]

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Economy Group Meeting

posted July 9, 2008

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 […]

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