Archive for October, 2010

Shockingly Sane Solutions Rally

posted October 28, 2010

[ Saturday, October 30, 2010; 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm. ] 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 solar oven demonstration will be cooking [...]

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Imagine Greater Tucson Community Conversation

posted October 25, 2010


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

[ Friday, November 5, 2010; 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm. ] 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

[ Sunday, November 14, 2010; 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm. ] 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 of wine [...]

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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 [...]

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Green Building Expo and Green Home Tour

posted October 11, 2010

[ Saturday, October 23, 2010; 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. ] 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

[ Friday, October 15, 2010; 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm. ] 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. energy research, he will [...]

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Dedication for Solar Generating Facility

posted October 7, 2010

[ Monday, October 18, 2010; 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. ] 

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.


Exit I-10 at Ruthrauff Road/W. El Camino del Cerro

Turn west off the ramp at W. El Camino del Cerro

The road to the solar site [...]

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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 [...]

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10/10/10 Co-Op Workshop

posted October 2, 2010

[ Sunday, October 10, 2010; 8:00 am to 12:00 pm. ] 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 will be installing [...]

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10/10/10 Action Opportunity

posted October 1, 2010

[ Sunday, October 10, 2010; 12:30 pm to 6:30 pm. ] St. Phillips in the Hills, NE Corner of River Rd. and Campbell Ave.

Concerned about Global Warming?
Be a part of the
initiated by
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 we [...]

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Sustainable Tucson General Meeting

posted October 1, 2010

[ Monday, November 8, 2010; 5:45 pm to 8:00 pm. ] 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. We will [...]

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Arts and Crafts Fair

posted September 29, 2010

[ Saturday, October 16, 2010; 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. ] Local Artists, Solar Powered Music, and Refreshments [Fair benefits the Lend A Hand Senior Outreach program]

St. Francis in the Foothills
United Methodist Church
4625 E. River Road
(Northwest corner of Swan and River Roads)

For more information contact:

Alan Adler, or 909-5204

Junie Hostetler, or 360-7613

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Colloquium on Critical Habitat

posted September 29, 2010

[ Friday, October 1, 2010; 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm. ] This is a Seven Event Series which traces the origins and current status of our landscape and cultural evolution, transitions into a focused conversation on local resources, scarcity and the regulations which address our use of these resources within the environmental design community, next moves into a specific discussion of our contemporary perspective on developing [...]

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Green Infrastructure Showcase

posted September 29, 2010

[ Thursday, October 21, 2010; 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. ] Salpointe Catholic High School

Join Watershed Management Group (WMG) for a Green Infrastructure Showcase & Open House celebration with Samos Neighborhood, Salpointe High, WMG, and the City of Tucson, all leaders in green infrastructure for Southwest neighborhoods. This event will include an introduction to WMG\’s Green Streets – Green Neighborhoods program, an outdoor tour of [...]

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Permaculture workshop

posted September 28, 2010

[ Saturday, October 2, 2010; 9:00 am to 4:30 pm. ] Introduction to Permaculture – In this one day overview of Permaculture design, ethics, and principles you will have the opportunity to put together a long term plan for your sustainable home and landscape – one that takes care of people and takes care of our environment at the same time.

Location: Mesquite Tree [...]

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Local Food Workshop & Tour

posted September 27, 2010

[ Saturday, October 16, 2010; ] You are welcome to visit the San Xavier Cooperative Association’s unique and productive farm in the fields adjacent to the famous Mission. Here they grow both traditional and contemporary crops in the heart of the Santa Cruz Valley, where the land has been cultivated for over 4,000 years. Local aficionados wait patiently each year for [...]

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ACC Candidates Debate

posted September 22, 2010

[ Wednesday, October 6, 2010; 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm. ] Sustainable Tucson, The American Association of University Women, and the League of Women Voters of Greater Tucson will co-sponsor a Forum for available candidates for the Arizona Corporation Commission at the Temple Emanu-El, 225 N. Country Club.

The five elected members of this Commission play an important role in the governance of firms providing major utilities [...]

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See “A Sense of Wonder” at the Fox

posted September 22, 2010

[ Friday, October 29, 2010; 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm. ] Historic Fox Theatre, 17 West Congress, Tucson

A Sense of Wonder: a celebration of children and nature, a film about Rachel Carson will be shown at the historic Fox Theater. This gala evening event for adults and youth 12 and above will include appearances by Pete Mesquitey and Eb Eberlein. The event will be catered by [...]

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Green Infrastructure Tour

posted September 16, 2010

[ Saturday, October 16, 2010; 8:00 am to 12:30 pm. ] Tucson is emerging as a regional and national leader in the implementation of green infrastructure strategies. Green infrastructure uses natural processes to provide environmental services. Many local examples use small basins to capture, clean, and infiltrate stormwater from streets and parking lots, while providing passive irrigation to gardens of native plants.

Join Watershed Management Group’s Green [...]

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Local Climate Change Symposium

posted September 9, 2010

[ Saturday, October 2, 2010; 9:00 am to 4:30 pm. ] A symposium examining recent evidence that climate change may be affecting desert ecology in Saguaro National Park will beheld from 9 am to 4:30 pm, October 2nd at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum’s Warden Oasis Theater.

Jonathon Overpeck, co-director of the Institute of the Environment and leader on the  Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, and Travis Huxman, [...]

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The Green Living Fair

posted August 20, 2010

[ Saturday, October 16, 2010; 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. ] At the HabiStore
3840 S. Palo Verde at Ajo (SW corner of Ajo and Palo Verde)

Learn from the gurus of green, as local experts share tips, info, and ways to go green and save greenbacks at the Green Living Fair in Partnership with AFV Day Odyssey. Discover steps for energy savings, resource conservation, organic gardening, composting, [...]

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Cool Water, presented by Jerry Yudelson

posted August 11, 2010

[ Tuesday, October 26, 2010; 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm. ]
Tucson Association of REALTORS
2445 N. Tucson Blvd.
Event Phone number: 520-382-8775

The Tucson Association of REALTORS Green Committee presents, this one of a kind event! In this presentation, Jerry Yudelson, author of Dry Run: Preventing the Next Urban Water Crisis (2010), will describe how future water availability will affect the quality of [...]

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