Archive for December, 2010


Solar off the grid

posted December 26, 2010

The New York Times ran a heart warming story about the spread of renewable energy technology (primarily) solar, that is transforming the lives of the rural poor in Africa (and around the globe). There may be some lessons for us here. Read (and look at the pictures) here.

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Sustainable Tucson General Meeting

posted December 22, 2010

Joel Valdez Main Library, Basement Meeting Room This month’s General Meeting will be devoted to Imagine Greater Tucson’s community planning effort. Your participation in this community conversation will help to identify a “preferred scenario or regional vision” that is expected to inform local and regional leaders about the path we would prefer to take to […]

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Update on Climate Change

posted December 22, 2010

In the final sentence, a New York Times article on measuring atmospheric carbon dioxide ends this way “At midnight Mauna Loa time, the carbon dioxide level hit 390 — and rising.” This fascinating article tells the story of our current path to the future. Read it here.

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Water Study Comments Invited

posted December 17, 2010

Jim Barry, who served as Chair of the citizen’s Oversight Committee for the City/County Water Study, has prepared a Public Comment Report documenting the major issues and themes that emerged during the public process for the two year study. Mr. Barry invites your feedback on the report by way of the Comment Form on this […]

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The Evolution of Transition in the U.S.

posted December 12, 2010

Michael Brownlee from Transition Colorado has written an critical and timely challenge to all who are identified in some way the Transition Movement in the U.S. We owe it to ourselves and our communities to take his challenge to heart. Please download his message here.

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