Archive for June, 2010

Arizona’s Future

posted June 28, 2010

All political parties including independents are accountable to the emerging challenges of sustainability. The G.O.P. in Arizona is particularly accountable for the state’s catastrophic condition both now and going forward.
Despite voters’ May approval of Prop 100 to tax ourselves to solve some of the current deficiencies, the G.O.P. and its Tea Party affiliates continue to [...]

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The Truth About Alcohol Fuel: Our Path Beyond Petroleum

posted June 26, 2010

[ Tuesday, July 13, 2010; 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm. ] ooo
The Truth About Alcohol Fuel: Our Path Beyond Petroleum,
with David Blume
Tuesday, July 13, 2010, 5:30 pm
Tucson Public Library, 101 N. Stone Ave.  Lower Level Meeting Room:
Co-Sponsored by the Community Information Resource Center and Sustainable Tucson

Permaculturist David Blume will present the history of alcohol fuel, and outline how localized, small-scale alcohol fuel production can contribute to [...]

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Sustainable Lifestyle

posted June 23, 2010

Here’s a nice little story about a truly “frugal” family writing a new chapter about living sustainably ( but unfortunately they live in Pasadena.) Perhaps some of you will figure out the secret for doing some of this here in Tucson.
Take a look here.

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Women’s Business Center Breakfast

posted June 14, 2010

[ Friday, June 25, 2010; 8:00 am to 11:00 am. ]

CLICK HERE to RSVP the WBC Orientation Breakfast

CLICK HERE for additional Information about the WBC Orientation Breakfast

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Comprehensive but sober analysis

posted June 11, 2010

The Information Technology & Innovation Foundation has just published a very comprehensive but sober analysis of various strategies for achieving a necessary reduction in carbon emissions by the much-discussed 2050 target deadline. In their view “numerous advocacy groups, scholars, think tanks and others have proposed a variety of steps to take based on a [...]

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The Oil Spill Scandal

posted June 10, 2010

Rolling Stone magazine will soon publish a scathing analysis of the administration’s failure to mange the high risk deep sea oil exploration effort, beginning with the Interior Department’s tepid response to mounting evidence of incompetence and malfeasance within its Minerals Management Service. Make sure you are prepared for an assault on your assumptions about how [...]

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Climate Opinion Recast

posted June 9, 2010

Public opinion researcher Jon Krosnick has just reported solid and impressive evidence that the public still understands the threat of climate change, our role in it, and some of what we need to do to address it. He provides a direct challenge to recent reports that have claimed that doubts have risen dramatically. Read his [...]

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Greater Tucson Indicators Report

posted June 1, 2010

The Pima Association of Governments just approved the Second Tucson Region Indicators Report. It provides a snapshot of the region with data on key measures that characterize its current health from an environmental and community perspective.
Five theme areas are: Natural Resources, Air Quality, Water, Transportation and Energy, and
Community and Economy, to represent the essence of [...]

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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


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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US Social Forum 2010

posted April 17, 2010

[ Tuesday, June 22, 2010; ] The US SOCIAL FORUM will take place in Detroit, Michigan.

The US Social Forum (USSF) is a movement building process. It is not a conference but it is a space to come up with the peoples’ solutions to the economic and ecological crisis. The USSF is the next most important step in our struggle to build [...]

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Water Resources Research Center Conference

posted February 26, 2010

[ Wednesday, June 9, 2010 to Thursday, June 10, 2010. ] The WRRC invites you to participate in the 2010 Annual Conference, Creating New Leadership for Arizona’s Water and Environment in a Time of Change, at the University of Arizona Memorial Student Union on June 9-10, 2010. The conference will provide a forum for youth leaders and young professionals to interact with established professionals and together [...]

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