Archive for September, 2008

Right-of-Way Water Harvesting Workshop

posted September 17, 2008

[ Saturday, December 13, 2008; 8:00 am to 12:00 pm. ] Watershed Management Group is hosting a workshop Saturday, December 13, from 8am to 12pm,
in the Rincon Heights neighborhood (Broadway/Park area). As part of
WMG’s and Rincon Heights’ model program to improve water quality in
urban neighborhoods, we’ll be shaping basins and swales, laying
rockwork and gravel, and planting native vegetation. This workshop
will be of particular interest to those [...]

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How to Improve Your Neighborhood Watershed: Pollutants and Practices

posted September 17, 2008

[ Wednesday, October 29, 2008; 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm. ] Location: Ha:San School, 1333 E. 10th Street

Interested in improving water quality in your local wash?  At this presentation, experts from the University of Arizona, City of Tucson, Pima County Flood Control, Arizona Master Watershed Stewards, and WMG will present on issues of non-point source pollution as they relate to neighborhood water quality, urban washes, and [...]

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Farmers Market at UA

posted September 11, 2008

[ Friday, September 19, 2008; 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. ] The Farmers Market at UA begins September 19, 10AM-2PM at a new location, Main Gate Square between Euclid and Park at Geronimo Plaza. Over 20 vendors are participating by selling locally or organically grown, raised, or produced goods and by offering information on sustainable agriculture; healthy whole foods; and local foods. Please join us on [...]

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Ward 6 Go Green Festival

posted September 2, 2008

[ Wednesday, September 10, 2008; 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm. ] GO GREEN III
Sustainability Resource Fair

Wednesday September 10, 2008
Ward VI Council Office
3202 E. 1st Street
4:30-6:30 PM

Dozens of participating organizations!
Topics include:

∑ Tucson Sustainability
∑ Resource and Water Conservation
∑ Alternative Travel Options
∑ Green Building Techniques

Learn how you can be part of the solution!

I hope you’ll join us!
-Councilmember Nina Trasoff

Contact Laura Burge or Monique Martin at 791-4601

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Central AZ Project Candidate Forum (Sustainable Tucson September General Meeting)

posted August 31, 2008

[ Tuesday, September 9, 2008; 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. ]
Location: Northwest Community Center 2160 N 6th Ave

For our next general meeting on September 9th, Sustainable Tucson will be hosting presentations by the candidates running for Central Arizona Project Board (officially, the Central Arizona Water Conservation District Board of Directors).
The CAP Board positions greatly affect our state – especially at this moment of diminishing [...]

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Pop-Cycle recycled goods grand opening

posted August 18, 2008

[ Friday, September 19, 2008; 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. ] Three native Tucsonans, all women artists, will be embarking on an exciting new venture beginning Sept. 20, 2008 at 422 N. 4th Ave. Pop-Cycle will be the latest addition to Fourth Avenue’s recent influx of new shops, featuring fun, unique, accessible art and apparel. Our special twist is that all items will be made from [...]

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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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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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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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