Archive for December, 2009

Earth Day Festival and Parade

posted December 29, 2009

[ Saturday, April 17, 2010; 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. ] Tucson\’s 16th Annual Earth Day Festival and Parade will be held on Saturday, April 17, 2010 at Reid Park. The theme for the 2010 Festival is “All Species Deserve a Place on Earth!”  All species great and small – insects, plants and animals – the Earth needs them all!

Exhibits related to the environment will include [...]

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Green Your Business Workshop and Expo

posted December 29, 2009

[ Thursday, February 18, 2010; 7:30 am to 3:00 pm. ] SAVE THE DATE  for the Green Your Business Workshop and Expo!

Doubletree Hotel at Reid Park, 445 S. Alvernon Way

Business owners; property managers; engineers; architects; designers;
maintenance, facilities and operations professionals

BECOME a Green Business with the City’s Green Business
Certification and WaterSmart Business Certification Programs at the
Green your BusinessWorkshop & Expo

$20 Registration, $50 Vendors / $25 Non-profit vendors

Attendees [...]

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A little inspiration for the new year

posted December 25, 2009

A palindrome reads the same backwards as forward. This video reads the exact opposite backwards as forward.  Not only does it read the opposite, the [...]

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Brainstorming Gathering

posted December 22, 2009

[ Thursday, January 14, 2010; 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. ] Come help plan the Water Festival! Come to the Brainstorming Gathering.

Doors open / Sign in: 6pm
Discussion / Activities: 6:30-8:30pm
Armory Park Center
220 S. 5th Avenue, Tucson AZ
(On 5th Avenue, South of 12th St)

At the Community Brainstorm Gathering you will have the opportunity to:

Learn more about the festival
Collaboratively map ideas about water issues
Sign up for preferred levels [...]

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Community Organization Survey

posted December 17, 2009

Sustainable Tucson Survey: Planning the Region’s Future
This survey is designed to help us understand how different organizations in our community have approached thinking about the future. We are especially interested in your use of scenarios, or other techniques for exploring the interactions between key drivers of change in our region. Scenarios are stories of the [...]

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Al Gore Speaks at Copenhagen

posted December 17, 2009

Al Gore issued a bold challenge from the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen, calling on Members of Congress to pass clean energy and climate legislation in the United States by next April 22, the 40th anniversary of Earth Day. In an inspiring speech that was interrupted often with outbursts of applause and that [...]

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Brown Bag Lecture

posted December 16, 2009

[ Wednesday, January 20, 2010; 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm. ] The Arizona Water Atlas
Linda Stitzer, ADWR, Resource Assessment Planning Manager

Kelly Mott Lacroix, ADWR, Community Water System Planning

The Arizona Water Atlas is a compilation of water resource information for the state composed of nine volumes. Initially released as drafts, the six volumes that cover the non-AMA portions of the state are now final and posted on [...]

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New Report on Religion and Spirituality

posted December 12, 2009

Many Americans Mix Multiple Faiths
The religious beliefs and practices of Americans do not fit neatly into conventional categories. A new poll by the Pew Forum finds that large numbers of Americans engage in multiple religious practices, mixing elements of diverse traditions. Download the new report here.

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Hear John Holdren on Climate Science

posted December 9, 2009

Via Clean Break, John Holdren, Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, offers some useful thoughts on the recent controversy surrounding the emails stolen from the Climatic Research Unit at the University of East Anglia. Holdren touches on the current state of climate science, the significance of the emails, and the [...]

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Water Festival Brainstorm Gathering

posted December 1, 2009

[ Thursday, December 10, 2009; 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm. ] It’s time for the 2nd Water Festival Community Brainstorm Gathering! There was
an amazing turnout for the first one — a vibrant conversation with a wonderful mix of artists, educators, conservationists, representatives from non-profits, city department employees, and business owners working on or are interested in water issues.  Don’t miss this next monthly gathering where we [...]

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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.

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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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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