Archive for November, 2008


Water and Sustainability In a Time of Uncertainty: Lessons for Tucson by Colette Altaffer, Neighborhood Infill Coalition

posted November 11, 2008

“Water and Sustainability In a Time of Uncertainty: Lessons for Tucson” was presented by Colette Altaffer, Neighborhood Infill Coalition to the Joint City/County Water Study Committee on October 22nd. It’s a very clear summary of what we should be aware of as we move forward. What is at stake? What are the risks? Are there [...]

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David Suzuki: “One of the great speeches in history”

posted November 10, 2008

On October 30th, Dr. David Suzuki, reknowned Canadian scientist and educator, gave “one of the great speeches in history”  to the 20th Anniversary Roundtable on the Economy and the Environment.
Click on the following to watch a video of that speech:
http://www.cpac.ca/forms/index.asp?dsp=template&act=view3&pagetype=vod&lang=e&clipID=2099

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Addressing the Health Effects of Climate Change Workshop

posted November 9, 2008

[ Saturday, November 15, 2008; 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. ] DU VAL AUDITORIUM
University Medical Center, 1501 North Campbell Avenue
November 15, 2008; 8:00AM – 5:00 PM
Register online at: www.healthandclimatechange.eventbrite.com

Keynote Speakers:
Andrew Comrie, PhD, Professor of Geography & Climatology, University of Arizona
Jeremy Hess, MD, MPH, Consultant, National Center for Environmental Health,
Centers for Disease Control, Atlanta, Georgia

A Multidisciplinary Panel of Clinicians and Public Health Professionals and Elected Officials and
3 [...]

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Sustainability and environment leaders offer Obama their priorities

posted November 9, 2008

The Peak Oil Crisis: Memorandum for the President-Elect
by Tom Whipple, retired CIA analyst, columnist for the Falls Church (VA) News-Press, and editor of Peak Oil Review. Published November 6, 2008
The way things are shaping up, in less than three months you will be in charge of solving the direst set of crises since the ones [...]

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Sustainable Tucson’s December General Meeting

posted November 7, 2008

[ Tuesday, December 9, 2008; 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. ] Sustainable Tucson’s next General Meeting
“Sustainability and the Economy: Three new options”
Sustainable Tucson is beginning a six-month series of general meeting programs on the current economic crisis and how we can respond.

Date: Tuesday December 9th
Time: 6:00 – 8:00pm
Place: Downtown Library – lower level meeting room

Joel Valdez Main Downtown Library, 101 N Stone Ave
Free Basement Parking

December’s general [...]

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“Liquid Assets”

posted November 7, 2008

[ Thursday, November 13, 2008; 10:00 pm to 11:00 pm. ] On November 13, 2008 KUAT is airing “The American Southwest: Are We Running Dry” documentary from 8:30-9:30pm, followed by a half-hour special edition of “Arizona Illustrated” with panelists Chuck Huckelberry, Jeff Biggs, Sharon Megdal and Kathy Jacobs.

Then at 10pm, another documentary on water called “Liquid Assets” which looks at America’s water infrastructure.

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“The American Southwest: Are We Running Dry” and panel following

posted November 7, 2008

[ Thursday, November 13, 2008; 8:30 pm to 10:00 pm. ] On November 13, 2008 KUAT is airing “The American Southwest: Are We Running Dry” documentary from 8:30-9:30pm, followed by a half-hour special edition of “Arizona Illustrated” with panelists Chuck Huckelberry, Jeff Biggs, Sharon Megdal and Kathy Jacobs.

Then at 10pm, another documentary on water called “Liquid Assets” which looks at America’s water infrastructure.

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Tucson is ideal locale for a ‘Green New Deal’

posted November 6, 2008

Tucson is ideal locale for a ‘Green New Deal’
By David Schaller, published November 6, 2008
SPECIAL TO THE ARIZONA DAILY STAR
Tucson has not been immune to the great economic turmoil of the past year. In recent weeks, the crisis hit home as retail and home sales plunged, financial institutions were shaken, budgets cut and jobs lost.
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“Economic incentive mechanisms for ecosystems”

posted November 6, 2008

[ Tuesday, November 18, 2008; 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm. ]

Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2008
3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Harvill Bldg., Room 111, University of Arizona campus

THE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA Department of Geography & Regional Development is sponsoring a talk titled, “Economic incentive mechanisms for ecosystems: The emergence of market-based approaches for water-related ecosystem services” by Bruce Aylward, Ph.D.

The last decade has seen a profusion of interest [...]

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A Desire Named Streetcars: Alan Drake Interview

posted November 2, 2008

A Desire Named Streetcars: Alan Drake Interview
Click here for interview.
How should North Texas cities meet the public transportation needs of the near and distant future? This is an hour-long interview with engineer Alan Drake and Jay Kline, interim vice president of planning and development at Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART),. They both participated in a [...]

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Reversal of Fortune: The economic crisis from an economist’s perspective

posted November 2, 2008

By Joseph E. Stiglitz, Nobel Prize-winning economist, professor at Columbia University
Showing how ideology, special-interest pressure, and sheer incompetence have left the U.S. economy on life support, the author puts forth a clear, commonsense plan to reverse the Bush-era follies and regain America’s economic sanity.
published by Vanity Fair, November 2008
When the American economy enters [...]

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Addressing the Health Effects of Climate Change Presentation

posted October 6, 2008

[ Friday, November 14, 2008; 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. ] Friday, November 14, a free public presentation on “Addressing the Health Effects of Climate Change” will be offered at the DuVal Auditorium at the University Medical Center, 1501 N. Campbell Ave, from 7PM until 9PM.  This area related to climate change is under reported and inadequately addressed in our communities.

Jeremy Hess, MD, MPH representing the [...]

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