Archive for October, 2010


Shockingly Sane Solutions Rally

posted October 28, 2010

2602 E. Grant Road The Rally will be held locally while Jon Stewart’s Rally to Restore Sanity and Stephen Colbert’s March to Keep Fear Alive occur in Washington, D.C. Our rally highlights Tucson organizations that are providing sane solutions to intensifying global challenges. A solar-powered sound system will broadcast the tunes of local musicians, a […]

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Imagine Greater Tucson Community Conversation

posted October 25, 2010

IMAGINE GREATER TUCSON TO HOST FIRST PUBLIC COMMUNITY CONVERSATION IN TUCSON, OTHERS SCHEDULED IN REGION TUCSON, Ariz. (Oct. 22, 2010) – Imagine Greater Tucson will host its first public Community Conversation on Wednesday, Oct. 27, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Resource Room  at the Sentinel Building at 310 N. Commerce Park Loop. Seating […]

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10-Mile Diet

posted October 22, 2010

Vicki Robin has shared some of her insights from her month of existing on a “hyperlocavore” diet: food from no further than ten miles away from her home. There are useful insights for all of us as we think about the links between energy, food, and our carbon footprints. Read the article in Yes magazine […]

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Critical Habitat Colloquium

posted October 21, 2010

David Eisenberg, Brad Lancaster and Kevin Koch will make presentations at the CALA Speakers’ Forum. Eisenberg from the Development Center for Appropriate Technology will talk about Regulation: The emerging realities of resource and land use regulations. Lancaster, an expert in rainwater harvesting, will talk about rainwater harvesting for drylands and beyond. Koch, from Technicians for […]

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Food-Film Festival

posted October 14, 2010

ъглови легла Taste Film, Talk Food – Film Festival Presented by: Slow Food Tucson , Food Conspiracy Co-op and The Screening Room The Screening Room will show 2 Films: What’s Organic about Organic? & Food Fight The festival will be followed by appetizers and drinks at 47 Scott. Tickets are $15 (includes one beer or glass […]

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Sonoran Permaculture Guild Workshops

posted October 14, 2010

Saturday, October 23rd, 2010- Natural Building and Passive Solar Design – This workshop includes hands on work with straw bales, adobe blocks, mud based plasters, cement based plasters, and cob. We’ll do hands on building of small structures like benches and walls – projects that you can easily do at your own place to create […]

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Green Building Expo and Green Home Tour

posted October 11, 2010

The U.S. Green Building Council, AZ Chapter, Southern Branch’s 3rd annual Expo featuring up to 60 exhibitors of green building products, businesses, and organizations; public and professional educational seminars; and a Green Home Tour. Jerry Yudelson, world-renowned author and sustainability expert is the keynote speaker. For more information, or to purchase tickets for the Green […]

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Dr. Majumdar to lecture on energy

posted October 8, 2010

Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona, 1030 North Olive Road, Tucson Dr. Arun Majumdar, director of ARPA-E, the U.S. government agency created to promote and fund research and development of advanced energy technologies, will deliver a public address at the University of Arizona on October 15. One of the most influential leaders in U.S. […]

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Dedication for Solar Generating Facility

posted October 7, 2010

 You are all invited to a dedication ceremony for Pima County’s Solar Electric Generating Facility. Be there when they flip the switch on the largest polycrystalline PV solar facility in Southern Arizona. Directions: Exit I-10 at Ruthrauff Road/W. El Camino del Cerro Turn west off the ramp at W. El Camino del Cerro The […]

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One step forward, two steps back…

posted October 6, 2010

Tomas Friedman’s New York Times column describes the well funded effort to reverse California’s pioneering effort to reduce the impact of green house gas emissions. “A.B. 32 was designed to put California on a path to reducing greenhouse gases in its air to 1990 levels by 2020. This would make the state a healthier place, […]

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10/10/10 Co-Op Workshop

posted October 2, 2010

Speedway and Grande Workshop instructors: Catlow Shipek & Chris Stenken 10/10/10 is set to be a global day of action on climate change in over 180 countries. Events are being planned that demonstrate real solutions, that anybody and everybody can be a part of to the threat of climate change. In Tucson, Watershed Management group […]

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10/10/10 Action Opportunity

posted October 1, 2010

St. Phillips in the Hills, NE Corner of River Rd. and Campbell Ave. Concerned about Global Warming? 10/10/10 Be a part of the WORLDWIDE ENVIRONMENTAL MOVEMENT initiated by 350.org. BE PROACTIVE: Show our leaders that we’re learning and taking action! So should they! Hear bells chime 350 times. LISTEN? What is 350? Learn Where are […]

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Sustainable Tucson General Meeting

posted October 1, 2010

Joel Valdez Main Library, Downtown, 101 N. Stone Ave Free Parking in the Basement after 5PM This month’s General Meeting will be focused on critical concerns about food security, food safety, and the steps that each of us can take to reduce our contribution to the region’s carbon footprint by changing our behavior toward food. […]

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