Archive for November, 2009


Micro-urban Farming Workshops

posted November 30, 2009

[ Sunday, December 6, 2009; 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm. ] Hello Food Enthusiasts, chicken revolutionist and organic gardeners!
Below are upcoming micro-urban farming workshops at Pachamama’s Garden.
Please call at 622-1917 for more information or to RSVP. All workshops $20.

CHICKEN REVOLUTIONIST WORKSHOP
Sunday – December 6th Noon- 2 pm
Sunday – December 13th Noon – 2 pm
Sunday – January 3rd Noon -2 pm
Sunday – January 24th Noon – 2 [...]

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ProNeighborhoods Workshop

posted November 26, 2009

[ Saturday, December 5, 2009; 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. ] What’s Working: A roundtable of resident experts
Many of the problems neighborhoods face have found a
successful solution somewhere in Tucson. This workshop will
touch on crime, the environment, streets and transportation
projects,development/redevelopment and infill, tracking
proposals before the Mayor & Council, and finding grant
opportunities or other funding sources.
Date: Saturday, December 5, 9AM – Noon
Place: Ward I Conference Rm, 940 [...]

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December 1st: Public Comment Deadline

posted November 26, 2009

Phase II of the City/County Water/Wastewater water study is coming to a close.  Due to budget constraints, the public comment period for the draft report was not publicized, so you only have until December 1st to comment.While we recognize the hard work and countless hours that the committee members and staff put into this effort, [...]

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Used Cooking Oil Collection

posted November 24, 2009

[ Friday, November 27, 2009; 7:00 am to 12:00 pm. ] Enjoy Dining Green (EDG) will collect used cooking oil the Day after Thanksgiving! EDG will start the first of their regular monthly collection sites in hope to reduce the amount of oil being dumped in our sewer system.

Enjoy Dining Green will have 2 collection sites, one at the EDG building located at 4551 S. Alvernon [...]

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Transition Town’s Local Currency

posted November 20, 2009

In what is surely one of the more interesting convergences of economics
and design in recent memory, the multiethnic, small-business-dominated
London neighborhood of Brixton recently started printing its own
currency. For more information see the NY Times blog.

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Sustainable Tucson General Meeting

posted November 17, 2009

[ Monday, February 8, 2010; 5:45 pm to 8:00 pm. ] The focus of the Sustainable Tucson General Meeting will be Food Sustainability. On February 8, your view of food sustainability in Tucson ’s future may change forever. The Sustainable Tucson Working Group on Food & Agriculture will engage your mind and your tastebuds in thinking about the sources of food in Tucson, Pima County and [...]

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Green Streets and Neighborhoods Festival

posted November 12, 2009

[ Saturday, April 10, 2010; 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm. ] Tucson-based nonprofit Watershed Management Group and the Rincon Heights Neighborhood Association are hosting a block party and cookout to celebrate and share their successful model program installing \”green infrastructure\” in the neighborhood. Green infrastructure is vegetated infrastructure that uses natural processes to provide services like flood and pollution reduction, traffic calming, wildlife habitat and [...]

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Sustainable Tucson General Meeting

posted November 11, 2009

[ Wednesday, December 9, 2009; 5:45 pm to 8:10 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 [...]

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The Water Project

posted November 9, 2009

[ Thursday, November 19, 2009; 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. ] A Community Brainstorming Gathering is scheduled for Thursday, November 19th, 6:30-8:30pm (doors open at 6pm) at the Armory Park Center, 220 S. 5th Avenue. The Brainstorming Gathering is being organized in support of the Water Project being planned for March 26-28, 2010. The Water Project is a participatory festival that celebrates, educates, and facilitates creative [...]

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City/County Water and Wastewater Study Committee

posted November 6, 2009

[ Monday, November 9, 2009; 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. ] >леглаe 2 of the City/County Water and Wastewater Study is nearing completion. Staff will present the draft Phase 2 Report recommendations, answer questions, and take public comment at a meeting on Monday, November 9th from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Randolph Golf Course Clubhouse, Copper Room, 600 S. Alvernon. A formal  presentation will be [...]

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Composting Workshop

posted November 4, 2009

[ Saturday, November 14, 2009; 8:00 am to 9:00 am. ] A free composting workshop will be held at the Tierra Anita Community Garden site, located in Barrio Anita at the corners of N. Anita Ave and W. Williams St. on Saturday, November 14th from 8:00-9:00am. The workshop will be taught by Kent Sorensen and Diane DePaul of Sonoran Desert Landscape.

Directions to Tierra Anita:
From the west-
Travel [...]

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Coats for Cubs

posted November 4, 2009

Give your furs back to the animals! Starting Saturday, November 14 through Earth Day on Thursday, April 22, bring your real fur apparel, including trims, accessories and shearling, to any Buffalo Exchange and let us know it’s a donation for Coats for Cubs.
Since you’re donating to The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), condition [...]

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SustainaBIL Unconference

posted November 4, 2009

[ Sunday, November 8, 2009; ] This November 8th in Phoenix, Arizona, an organization of BILders will be hosting their first ever SustainaBIL! This 1 day conference will focus on upcoming trends in sustainable emerging technology, recycling, green ideas, collaboration, activism, and most importantly an outlet for those who wish to implement their ideas for a better environment.

The conference is free, [...]

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Solar Power 101

posted November 3, 2009

[ Thursday, November 12, 2009; 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. ] This community service education series on solar energy will focus on the efforts by Tucson Electric Power in this area. Come hear about their new “Bright Tucson Community Solar Program” that allows customers to purchase solar power from a large system, their high school classroom program with Tucson Unified School District, and other solar projects [...]

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Native Foods and Herbs Workshop

posted November 2, 2009

[ Saturday, November 14, 2009; 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. ] Nov. 14th
Time: 10AM to 3PM
Cost: $65 – partial scholarships available as class registration allows. Includes all class materials.
Location: Bean Tree Farm at Dancing Rocks Community, 15 miles north of downtown Tucson. Directions and more info sent with registration.
Instructors: Barbara Rose and Bean Tree Farm staff  www.beantreefarm.com or www.sonoranpermaculture.org/members/barbara-rose

Foods and Herbs collected during their seasons will [...]

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A Perspective on Meat in Your Diet

posted November 1, 2009

Nicolette Niman, from a decidedly self-interested perspective on the matter, still has some interesting arguments to consider about what she refers to as “the real story of meat’s contribution to global warning.” You might want to read her op-ed in the New York Times.

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Tucson Community Crop Walk

posted October 23, 2009

[ Sunday, November 8, 2009; 2:00 pm; ] The Tucson community CROP WALK is Sunday, November 8, 2009, 2:00 pm
Reid Park, Ramada 5. Proceeds of this fundraiser benefit the Community Food Bank, Casa Maria and Church World Service in their programs to provide food for those in need.
For more information, contact Betty Lu Holland directly at hollandaz@yahoo.com.

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La Vida Verde Picnic

posted October 6, 2009

[ Saturday, November 7, 2009; 11:00 am to 7:00 pm. ] 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 [...]

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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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Coming: New film ‘In Transition’

posted June 11, 2009

[ Monday, November 9, 2009; ] These are the emerging plans for the release of the Transition Movement’s first major film, “In Transition.”  Some of you watched an online screening of the unfinished version June 12-14th.

Stage 2. Indie Screenings.

We’re planning then to make the film available via the Age of Stupid’s Indie Screenings website (although this is still being finalised).  The [...]

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