Invitation: Meet me at the Wall

The Wall is a place where literally thousands and thousands of people committed to a revolutionary new energy future for our nation and the world are coming together — to express our hopes, share our resolve, and step up to a leadership role in building a grassroots movement for change like nothing America has ever seen. It’s an opportunity for you to be part of the climate movement in a new way, in a way that takes us beyond ourselves.

By asking people from all over the country to share their thoughts and images on the Wall, we are fueling a campaign that brings together the power of national media with the strength and connection of on-the-ground organizing in a way that no one has ever done before. Your voice, and the voices of your friends, neighbors and colleagues, will become the language of our campaign on TV, in print, on billboards, online, and in brand new ways that you will help us invent as we create the Wall.

We know that the political will to transition America to a clean energy economy already exists. You are part of it. But now we must make sure our leaders know it too. The Wall will become our collective voice and thus transform the debate into action.

It’s an ambitious strategy — and it has to be.

Nothing short of every one of us joined together is needed to overcome the resistance of the powerful special interests blocking our path to a clean energy future, settling for the dangerous status quo.

But the time for politics is over. We have the power to force change in America .

Share your voice on The Repower America Wall right now.

Annual Tucson Banquet

The Arizona Ecumenical Council announces its 2009 Annual Tucson Banquet “Celebrating the Mission of Unity.” Friday, October 30, 2009, 6:00-9:00pm St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church. 602 North Wilmot Road, Tucson, AZ 85711.

6PM – Social Hour with appetizers, wine, and other beverages

7PM – Dinner catered by “Enjoy Cooking”

8PM – Program featuring Fr. Joe Rodrigues, SDS, renowned for his music and inspiring presentation.

$30 per person

Register by phone 602-468-3818, fax 602-314-7950, or email aec@aecunity.net for registration form.

New Flex Car Program at UA

Just a heads up that Hertz is the 1st to launch the Flex car program and it’s up and running at the U of A. You do not need to be a student to rent the vehicle. You can rent it for an hour, a few hours or even a day or more. It’s really a great program. You do have to sign up as a member but the benefits are great.

Take a look for yourself.

Important New Reports about Climate Change

You may be interested in the following new reports:

1. Climate Solutions2: Low-Carbon Re-Industrialization. A Report to WWF International based on the Climate Industry Sector Technology Allocation (CRISTAL) Model (Executive Summary). This report models the ability of low-carbon industries to grow and transform within a market economy. It finds that runaway climate change is almost inevitable without specific action to implement low-carbon re-industrialisation over the next five years. The point of no return is estimated to be 2014.

2. Tucson Spotlight Conversation on Climate Action. National Conversation on Climate Action, April 22, 2009 (Summary Report).

3. Unfortunately, at least according to a recent Pew Survey,  “There has been a sharp decline over the past year in the percentage of Americans who say there is solid evidence that global temperatures are rising. And fewer also see global warming as a very serious problem – 35% say that today, down from 44% in April 2008.”

Repower Arizona event

Repower Arizona, a campaign of the Alliance for Climate Protection in support of clean energy is coming to town! The office grand opening will feature Tucson City council member Rodney Glassman. Join us for education, activities, and networking.

Repower Arizona is educating Arizona on the benefits of transitioning to a clean energy economy, including providing a greener future for our children, bringing thousands of new jobs to Arizona, and helping to end our deep dependence on foreign oil.

WHAT: Repower Arizona Grand Opening Celebration
WHEN: 5:30 p.m. Thursday October 22nd
WHERE: Repower Arizona Tucson Office, Prescott College building, 2233 E Speedway, Tucson, AZ 85719

Contact/More info/Rsvp
Julie Burguiere, Field Organizer for Southern Arizona
520 850 7427
julie.burguiere@climateprotect.org
http://www.repoweramerica.org/page/event/detail/4jv2h

Tucson’s 2nd Annual Bicycle Count

Tucson’s 2nd annual bicycle count needs volunteers. The count is important
to the region to better understand the trends in cycling, the behavior of
cyclists, and to identify locations needing improvements. The more cyclists
we can get on the roads safely, the better our community and our
environment. Last year we counted over 50 locations and this year we are
hoping for over 60. Please consider volunteering for this effort.

The count takes place over 3 days, Oct. 27-29th.

Anyone interested in volunteering needs to attend a very short training
session where you’ll learn more about the count. Volunteers sign up for one location and do 1 morning (7-9 a.m. ) and 1 evening count (4-6 p.m.) – the a.m. and p.m. counts do not have to be on the same day. You can pair up with a friend to split your counts.

We collect different attributes with the count (gender, approximate age,
helmet use, etc.)

Please contact Ann Chanecka, Transportation Planner at: achanecka@pagnet.org, or 792-1093 if you have any questions on the count.

Pima Association of Governments
177 N. Church Ave., Suite 405
Tucson, AZ 85701

520-792-1093 [tel]
520-620-6981 [fax]
www.PAGnet.org

La Vida Verde Picnic

Hello peace and sustainability advocate:

You and your affiliated organizations are invited to the La Vida Verde, potluck picnic and open space event, Saturday, November 7th at Reid Park, ramadas 14 and 15, from 11am to sunset. Passive tabling is encouraged.

This event will focus on uniting our Tucson community and organizations in pursuit of our common vision and goals.

It has been said that 100 concerned and informed people, especially if they represent a diverse cross section of our community, can effect significant changes in our culture and our laws.

It has also been said that a concerted effort by a broad base of organizations can transform project initiatives into the actuality of existing programs in our culture.

We, today, have that capability.

Come and participate at the picnic and be a part of this process.

For more information contact Tom Mendola at 400-4489.

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