Archive for May, 2010


Green Business Workshops

posted May 27, 2010

Where: YWCA, 525 N. Bonita Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85745 FREE WORKSHOP This FREE workshop is your guide to straight forward sustainable business practices. Obtain Tucson Electric Power’s available incentives which can pay as much as 90% of the installed cost on select efficiency measures Become a Certified Green Business through the City of Tucson Increase […]

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Cyclovia Tucson’s Rave Reviews

posted May 25, 2010

Transition United States is passing on the word about the great success enjoyed by the first Cyclovia Tucson. You can follow these stories here.

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Who do you rely on?

posted May 23, 2010

Pima Connects is asking that you complete a survey to help identify the connectors in our community. Identifying Connectors and bringing them together is a powerful way to encourage different and dynamic voices to be part of community conversations about issues that affect us all. It’s also a great way to link people and resources […]

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Toilet Replacement Project

posted May 20, 2010

Find out about an exciting opportunity to work with your neighbors and save both money and water! Download the flyer here .

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Sustainable Tucson General Meeting

posted May 18, 2010

Common Struggle on Many Fronts: Taking Action on Sustainability Sustainable Tucson will be holding its next three general meetings (July, August and September) to raise awareness of the implications of fossil fuel dependency and climate change. We will be engaging a panel of speakers at each meeting to present information on the challenges of such […]

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Comments Due May 20th

posted May 14, 2010

TUCSON CITY COUNCIL REQUESTS PUBLIC COMMENT ON PROPOSED TUCSON WATER SERVICE AREA POLICY – COMMENTS DUE MAY 20th On June 15, 2010 the Tucson City Council will consider formalization of a Water Service Area Policy for Tucson Water which will define the geographic footprint where Tucson Water will extend water service. Public comments are requested […]

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Kim Fox Fund Raiser

posted May 13, 2010

Local chefs cook meals with produce from local gardens at a fundraiser for Kim Fox’s travels from 4 to 6:30 p.m., Sunday, May 23. $25 to $75. Mercado San Agustin 100 S. Avenida del Convento. Call 461-1106, or visit theoriginalhoe.blogspot.com for more information. Sara Jones of Tucson CSA will make dessert, and Amy Schwemm of […]

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Transitioning to a Sustainable Economy: Tucson’s Future?

posted May 6, 2010

Sustainable Tucson is republishing the following call to the community which we originally presented in February 2008. The message is not only more relevant today but portends some of the events which have already happened since then. As we prepare to participate in the upcoming Imagine Greater Tucson process this coming Fall, let’s focus on […]

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Industry leaders seem to be showing more openness to energy descent issues

posted May 4, 2010

Industry leaders seem to be showing more openness to energy descent issues Published on Energy Bulletin (http://www.energybulletin.net) Published Tue, 05/04/2010 – 07:00 by The Oil Drum This is a guest post by George Mobus, who is an Associate Professor of Computing and Software Systems at the University of Washington, Tacoma. His blog is Question Everything. […]

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Bad Weeds Rising

posted May 4, 2010

The New York Times reports on a truly scary “we told you so” story about the growth of “Roundup-resistant weeds” that threaten to dramatically raise the cost of food and the widespread use of even more deadly pesticides. This is how the article begins… “Just as the heavy use of antibiotics contributed to the rise […]

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Green Business Workshop

posted May 3, 2010

320 N. Commerce Park Loop, Sentinel Building Sabino/Rillito Rooms GO GREEN & SAVE MONEY Fiscally Sound Green Business Practices Learn how to reduce your use of resources and operate more sustainably in order to save money. You’ll also discuss: ♦ How to conduct resource consumption evaluations ♦ Energy efficiency opportunities ♦ Water efficiency ♦ Waste […]

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Green Business Workshop

posted May 3, 2010

WAYS TO MAKE YOUR BUSINESS GREEN 320 N. Commerce Park Loop, Sentinel Building Sabino/Rillito Rooms Experts will discuss: ♦ How to improve your bottom line through sustainable business practices. ♦ What it really means to be “green,” ♦ How your company can reduce material & energy waste, ♦ How going green cuts costs. ♦ Information […]

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Bill McKibben on “Eaarth: Making a Life on a Tough Planet” (video)

posted May 3, 2010

Bill McKibben on “Eaarth: Making a Life on a Tough Planet” (video) by Michael Brownlee Description: As part of his current book tour, author and climate activist Bill McKibben spoke at the First United Methodist Church in Boulder, CO on April 27, co-sponsored by Boulder Book Store and Transition Colorado. The video of his presentation […]

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A Teaching Moment

posted May 3, 2010

Paul Krugman suggests that the BP oil spill in the gulf may be just what the environmental movement needs to get back on the public agenda, given what he observes about public sentiment: For one thing, as visible pollution has diminished, so has public concern over environmental issues. According to a recent Gallup survey, “Americans […]

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