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 a reduction and current planning efforts in the areas of Electric Power, Transportation, and Water supply and use. The panels will also educate us on actions individuals can take to help.
On Monday, July 12th, a panel of three speakers representing the Arizona Corporation Commission, Tucson Electric Power, and Technicians For Sustainability discussed how we might meet the goal to reduce carbon emissions by at least 80% by 2050.
On Monday, August 9th, the General Meeting will focus on the options for reducing carbon emissions through improvements in the transportation system. Presentations will include The Pima Association of Governments’ 2040 Regional Transportation Plan, Nissan’s plan to test personal electric cars in the Tucson market, and an examination of how land use plans might actually reduce carbon emissions.
On Monday, September 13th, the General Meeting will focus on the carbon burden associated with supplying Greater Tucson’s vital water supply, and we plan to explore the kinds of activities that individuals can do within their own communities to use that water wisely and sustainably.
On Sunday, October 10th, Sustainable Tucson will be encouraging individuals and organizations to participate in a 350.org Global Work Party to raise awareness and empower ourselves through local climate action projects.
On Tuesday, October 12th, The General Meeting will focus on the Arizona Corporation Commission and its importance for sustainability.