Archive for May, 2010


Green Business Workshops

posted May 27, 2010

[ Wednesday, June 23, 2010; 3:30 pm to 7:00 pm. ] 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 your bottom line through decreasing [...]

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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

[ Monday, August 9, 2010; 5:45 pm to 8:00 pm. ] 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 [...]

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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 on the proposed [...]

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Kim Fox Fund Raiser

posted May 13, 2010

[ Sunday, May 23, 2010; 4:00 pm to 6:30 pm. ] 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 Mano Y
Metate will make [...]

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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.
I’ve spent the [...]

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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 of drug-resistant [...]

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Green Business Workshop

posted May 3, 2010

[ Tuesday, May 18, 2010; 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. ] 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 reduction and recycling techniques
♦ Aspects of the City of [...]

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Green Business Workshop

posted May 3, 2010

[ Tuesday, May 11, 2010; 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. ] 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 about available rebates and other support programs

This workshop will [...]

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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 is below, following [...]

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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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Community Forum

posted April 28, 2010

[ Tuesday, May 4, 2010; 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. ] Joel Valdez Main Library, Downtown

According to the organizers: “This community forum will kick off a huge campaign to show Washington that we’re done letting our Democracy be ruled by the profits of giant
corporations. We’re going to gather together in towns and cities around the
country and come up with great ideas about how we organize millions [...]

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Outlier Views on Climate Change

posted April 26, 2010

[ Tuesday, May 4, 2010; 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm. ]
Max Boykoff, an expert in the cultural politics and media coverage of climate change, will speak at the University of Arizona about how climate change and outlier views of it are portrayed by the news and entertainment industries. Boykoff, assistant professor at the Center for Science and Technology Policy Research [...]

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Defining Our Region’s Future

posted April 2, 2010

[ Wednesday, May 26, 2010; 7:30 am to 11:00 am. ] Planning Meeting of the Urban Land Institute in Tucson at the Convention Center

Confirmed speakers:

Michael McKeever, Executive Director, Sacramento Area Council of Governments

Janice A. Cervelli, Dean of the College of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, University of Arizona

Luther Propst, Executive Director, Sonoran Institute, Tucson

Joseph [...]

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Sustainable Tucson General Meeting

posted February 9, 2010

[ Monday, May 10, 2010; 5:45 pm to 7:55 pm. ] Anticipating Tucson’s Future

Sustainable Tucson (ST) hosts a presentation by Keri Silvyn, a local attorney who heads up the Imagine Greater Tucson (IGT) visioning effort with participation from over 60 Tucson area organizations. The IGT mission is to create a shared vision and clear action for the Tucson region that will make our community a [...]

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