Archive for May, 2009


To plan for emergency, or not? Heinberg and Hopkins debate

posted May 29, 2009

by Rob Hopkins
Published on Energy Bulletin (http://energybulletin.net), 05/28/2009
At the Transition Network conference, Richard Heinberg gave an online presentation looking at the concept of Emergency Planning for Communities, something he initially unveiled at Findhorn last year. You can see his presentation here. For a while now, Richard and I have been discussing the tension between longer [...]

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Richard Heinberg on Resilient Communities

posted May 29, 2009

View Richard Heinberg’s Presentation on Resilient Communities here.

Richard Heinberg on Resilient Communities: Day 7 of the Findhorn Positive Energy Conference
The final day of the recent Findhorn Positive Energy Conference began with rain driving on the bedroom window. This extraordinary week at Findhorn had offered us a year’s worth of weather in one week. Snow, sleet, [...]

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Working-group initial format and posts – from Sustainable Tucson’s 2009 Sustainability Planning Initiative

posted May 26, 2009

Working-group initial format and posts – from Sustainable Tucson’s 2009 Sustainability Planning Initiative.
The Report Format for each group to contribute toward the “sketch plan” can be viewed here.
Initial Framing Questions:
1. What do I see that needs to be done to create a sustainable Tucson.
2. What question am I motivated [...]

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Film Night: “City Repair” & “What a Way to Go”

posted May 18, 2009

[ Thursday, May 21, 2009; 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm. ] Lee Stanley presents:
Thursday, May 21, 7:30 pm

1327 N. 4th Avenue

At 7:30, May 21st I will show a fifteen minute short called : City Repair.
City Repair is the story of a quintessential grassroots startup in
Portland, OR who transform space into place.

After that I will show ‘What a way to Go.,,Life after the end of
Empire, a [...]

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Organic Initiative Funds Now Available! Sign up through May 29

posted May 18, 2009

Organic Initiative Funds Now Available!
First Sign up Period: May 11 – May 29

The Natural Resources Conservation Services (NRCS) has created a special $50 million pool of funding for a new Organic Initiative under the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP). The Initiative will provide payments and technical assistance to transitioning and existing organic farmers who adopt [...]

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Graywater and Rainwater Harvesting Brownbag Lunch

posted May 1, 2009

[ Thursday, May 7, 2009; 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm. ] The Tucson Association of REALTORS Green Task Force is proud to host a Brown Bag Luncheon Featuring Guest Speakers Brad Lancaster and Katie Bolger.  The Brown Bag Luncheon is a free event with 100 spaces available. Please remember to bring your lunch, drinks and desserts will be provided.  This event is open to the public [...]

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Book Talk: Unquenchable: America’s Water Crisis and What To Do About It

posted April 30, 2009

[ Friday, May 1, 2009; 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm. ] Robert Glennon, UA Professor of Law and Public Policy, will give a talk on his new book – Unquenchable: America’s Water Crisis and What To Do About It – hosted by the U of A’s Water Sustainability Program (WSP) and Water Resources Research Center (WRRC).
The talk, part of the “Brown Bag Series” will be [...]

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Non-GMO’s & Organics

posted April 29, 2009

[ Saturday, May 2, 2009; 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. ] Expand your knowledge of Non-Genetically Modified Organism-based foods.
Where:  the New Life Health Center,  4841 East Speedway, 520 795-7862
When: Saturday, May 2nd,  11am to 3pm

Health Fair featuring information, free food, and prizes

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