Archive for September, 2009


Land Institute President Wes Jackson announced as new Post Carbon Institute Fellow

posted September 28, 2009

Land Institute President Wes Jackson announced as new Post Carbon Institute Fellow
Published Mon, 09/28/2009 – 07:00
by Energy Bulletin (http://www.energybulletin.net)

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From the Post Carton Institute website:
Wes Jackson is one of the foremost figures in the international sustainable agriculture movement.
Founder [...]

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Climate Crisis Cassandras?

posted September 28, 2009

Paul Krugman offers a timely analysis of some of the reasons for our inadequate response to the crisis of climate change.

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International Day of Climate Action

posted September 27, 2009

[ Saturday, October 24, 2009; 10:00 am to 11:45 am. ] Join us October 24th, Tucson Chinese Cultural Center, 1288 West River Road, 10 am to 11:45 am.
350.0rg
Connect with others in our community and thousands of communities across the planet
who are building a movement to lift public awareness about Global Warming. Let’s show
the world what Tucson is doing to make policymakers aware of the scientific evidence [...]

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A Child Speaks to Power

posted September 27, 2009

Please listen to this powerful appeal to the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development by a young woman of 13, wise beyond her years: http://media.causes.com/510213

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Sustainable Tucson General Meeting

posted September 26, 2009

[ Tuesday, November 10, 2009; 5:45 pm to 8:00 pm. ] Sustainable Tucson’s General Meeting will be held on Tuesday, November 10th at the Joel Valdez Main Library Downtown, 101 N. Stone Avenue. Doors will open at 5:30 pm.

Under the direction of the Sustainable Tucson Data & Analysis Working Group (DAG), we’ll take a look at the use of scenarios, GIS and mapping resources. Dr. Mohammed [...]

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Made in America Jobs Event

posted September 21, 2009

[ Tuesday, September 22, 2009; 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm. 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm. ] Meeting to develop support for green jobs and clean energy being organized by Repower America. Ward 3 Office, 1510 E. Grant Road. For more information about the national campaign visit http://www.repowera merica.org/ page/event/ detail/4jvb2

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Critical Perspective on Climate Activism

posted September 17, 2009

Here’s a rather impressive bit of reflection by Adam Sacks on “the fallacy of climate activism“  http://www.grist.org/article/2009-08-23-the-fallacy-of-climate-activism.
He says: “in the 20 years since we climate activists began our work in earnest, the state of the climate has become dramatically worse, and the change is accelerating–this despite all of our best efforts. Clearly something is deeply [...]

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FREE Film Showings of The World According to Monsanto

posted September 16, 2009

[ Thursday, September 24, 2009; 6:30 pm to 11:00 pm. ] The GMO Free Project of Tucson, www.gmofreeprojectoftucson.org, presents another
Two FREE film showings of: The World According to Monsanto

Thursday, September 24, 2009 at the Crossroads Theatre, Grant and Swan
6:30pm and 9:00pm

Please bring a can of organic or non-GMO food to donate to the Community Food Bank.

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Sustainable Tucson General Meeting

posted September 16, 2009

[ Tuesday, October 13, 2009; 5:45 pm to 8:00 pm. ] The General Meeting of Sustainable Tucson will be held in the Joel Valdez Main Library, Downtown, 101 N. Stone Ave.

The meeting will profile three local and sustainable cooperatives, with a theme of “Co-operating for Sustainability.”  The Watershed Management Group, the Green Retrofit Co-op and the Gardening Co-op at the Food Bank’s Community Food Resource Center [...]

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Premiere of WaveLengths:Sustainability

posted September 12, 2009

[ Thursday, September 24, 2009; 8:30 pm; Sunday, September 27, 2009; 6:30 pm; ] What kind of innovative approaches are scientists taking to help mankind protect the planet and live more sustainably? WaveLengths: Sustainability — the season premiere of the science program from Arizona Public Media – explores some of the cutting edge research scientists are using to look for solutions for more responsible use of the planet’s natural [...]

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Fall Tucson Area Farm & Ranch Tours

posted September 12, 2009

[ Sunday, September 20, 2009; 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. Sunday, September 27, 2009; 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Saturday, October 3, 2009; 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm. ]
Join us for a true local food producer experience!

Did you see the films Fresh or Food Inc. this summer?

It’s time to know where your food comes from. This is an opportunity to see our local food at the source.

Are you ready for a great tour of three locations led by the [...]

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Food & Agriculture Work Group meeting

posted September 8, 2009

[ Wednesday, September 16, 2009; 5:45 pm to 8:00 pm. ]
The Sustainable Tucson Working Group on Food & Agriculture will meet for our regular monthly meeting on September 16, from 5:45 – 8 pm at the Woods Memorial Library on 1st Ave, south of Prince.

Special presentation by Vanessa Bechtol, Executive Director, Santa Cruz Valley Heritage Alliance, on local and heritage foods. Followed [...]

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Van Jones’s Ousting: A Wake-Up Call for Green Economy Advocates

posted September 8, 2009

Van Jones’s Ousting: A Wake-Up Call for Green Economy Advocates
Published 09/07/2009 on Energy Bulletin (http://www.energybulletin.net)
by Aaron G. Lehmer
A dear friend of the earth, a staunch defender of justice, and a bold champion for a solar-powered America has just been forced out of the Obama Administration through a clever campaign of deceit, malice, and fear. [...]

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Communications Workshop

posted September 7, 2009

Learn about Building Relationships:
New Communication Tools to Transform Your Group, Organization, and Community
Learn about powerful new processes for:
* Non-hierarchical organization
* Effective coalitions
* Inclusive communications
* Group decision making
* Productive meetings
Effective communication — the key to success. In stressful, swiftly changing times, it is more challenging and vital than ever.
Become familiar with a dozen powerful, non-hierarchical techniques [...]

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Artisans’ Farm

posted September 3, 2009

[ Saturday, September 26, 2009; 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm. ] Everyone is welcome to come enjoy the ever-growing display of Artisans! Taking place in the outer-space surrounding \’4th & 4th\’- right
in the Heart of Tucson. Hosting Musical/Performance Acts on our main-shaded porch. A variety of local arts and crafts vendors will be present, as well with their works up for purchase- a great place to [...]

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General Meeting

posted August 22, 2009

[ Wednesday, September 9, 2009; 5:45 pm to 8:00 pm. ] This special meeting will focus on efforts being made at the city and county level to move our region toward sustainability. We will hear from Tedra Fox, Pima County Sustainability Manager, and David Schaller, Administrator of Tucson’s Office of Conservation and Sustainable Development. This is sure to be a timely and informative discussion. Please come [...]

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Lords of Nature film screening

posted August 21, 2009

[ Wednesday, September 2, 2009; 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. ] What: Lords of Nature film screening
When: September 2, 2009
7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Where: The Loft Cinema
3233 E Speedway Blvd
Tucson, AZ 85716-3933
Free for the whole family!

Lords of Nature reveals the critical role top predators play in healthy ecosystems and how their return after a long absence can restore ailing ecosystems. Six Arizona environmental organizations are sponsors of [...]

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HocoFest 2009 Solar, Music & Audio @ Hotel Congress

posted August 13, 2009

[ Thursday, September 3, 2009 to Sunday, September 6, 2009. ]

Hocofest Music & Audio Con 2009 is a celebration of all things music, solar & sustainable during Labor Day Weekend in sunny Tucson, AZ- home to one of the best indie music scenes in the States.
Hocofest will take over the East quarter of downtown Tucson September 4-6, 2009, enjoy over [...]

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Local Sustainability for Eastern Santa Cruz County

posted July 26, 2009

[ Saturday, September 26, 2009; 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm. ] Local Sustainability for Eastern Santa Cruz County
1:30 PM 09/26/09
FOCUS on Public Health / Community & Social Services / Housing
Cady Hall
342 Duquesne Ave
Patagonia

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Sustainable Santa Cruz Meeting

posted July 26, 2009

[ Thursday, September 17, 2009; 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. ] Sustainable Santa Cruz Meeting
5:30 PM 09/17/09
Develop a comprehensive plan for transitioning to a re-localized economy. Help establish the partnerships that will be the basis for this critical effort. Identify and implement sustainable living practices.
Participation in citizen based advocacy for regional planning by our local government.
Tubac Community Center
50 Bridge Road, Tubac

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Sustainable Santa Cruz Meeting

posted July 26, 2009

[ Thursday, September 3, 2009; 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. ] Sustainable Santa Cruz Meeting
5:30 PM 09/03/09
Attend and help establish the partnerships that will be the basis for this critical effort, to bring a unified and comprehensive transition to our communities.  Be part of the planning of educational events to support sustainable living practices, and to hear from environmental groups that study the I-19 corridor and [...]

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