Archive for January, 2011


Bilingual Community Conversation

posted January 28, 2011

[ Wednesday, February 9, 2011; 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. ] Imagine Greater Tucson will hold a Bilingual Public Community Conversation in South Tucson.

Come help plan Tucson’s Future!
Sam Lena Library, 1607 S. 6th Avenue
For more information: contact online

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IGT Community Conversation

posted January 28, 2011

[ Tuesday, February 8, 2011; 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. ] Imagine Greater Tucson will hold a Public Community Conversation

Come help plan Tucson’s future.
Joel D. Valdez Main Library, 101 N. Stone Avenue
For more information: contact online

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Sustainable Tucson General Meeting

posted January 28, 2011

[ Monday, February 14, 2011; 5:45 pm to 8:00 pm. ] The February General Meeting of Sustainable Tucson is the second in a series of meetings devoted to our participation in the Imagine Greater Tucson (IGT) planning effort. After reviewing the staging that has been established for the IGT process and the results of the values discussions that were held in January, the meeting will be [...]

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Bad News on the GMO Front

posted January 28, 2011

The New York Times reported that “Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced on Thursday that he would authorize the unrestricted commercial cultivation of genetically modified alfalfa, setting aside a controversial compromise that had generated stiff opposition.” This pending decision has potentially devastating implications for the organic farming effort.
Read the entire article here.

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The Year of Living Dangerously

posted January 24, 2011

Michael T. Klare offers dire warnings for the year ahead as we see the impact of climate change at a global political level we’ll not soon forget”
“Get ready for a rocky year.  From now on, rising prices, powerful storms, severe droughts and floods, and other unexpected events are likely to play havoc with the fabric [...]

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Our IGT Conversation

posted January 21, 2011

On January 10th, as part of our General Meeting, Sustainable Tucson held its own version of the community conversations being held around the city by Imagine Greater Tucson. After completing a paper survey about what we liked and what we wanted to change about the Tucson region, four groups of people discussed their answers to [...]

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Tucson Young Professionals Community Conversation

posted January 19, 2011

[ Wednesday, January 19, 2011; 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm. ] Tucson Young Professionals

IGT Community Conversation

Tucson Association of Realtors, 2445 N Tucson Blvd., Tucson, AZ

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Community Conversations with Imagine Greater Tucson

posted January 19, 2011

Imagine Greater Tucson (IGT) is a grassroots effort to define a publicly supported vision and clear action plan to shape the region’s future. The collaborative effort will engage people from business, government, neighborhoods, nonprofits, education and others interested in joining the effort through additional Community Conversations.
Check the IGT website regularly for Community Conversations that you [...]

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Free Crisis Counseling Offered

posted January 10, 2011

OptumHealth announced Sunday that a free help line was established for people in Tucson , Ariz. , faced with the emotional consequences of the recent shooting. Staffed by experienced master’s-level behavioral health specialists, the free help line offers assistance to callers seeking help in dealing with stress, anxiety and the grieving process. Callers [...]

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Water Festival Brainstorming

posted January 7, 2011

[ Thursday, January 13, 2011; 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm. ] COMMUNITY BRAINSTORM GATHERING

Featuring an overview of the festival, highlights from last year, dance performance preview, gather and map new ideas, and hands-on arts activities.

Armory Park Community Center • 220 S. 5th Avenue
$5-$10 Suggested Donation

For more information visit the website.

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Stop Historic Home Demolition in Residential-Zoned Neighborhoods

posted January 7, 2011

Members of our community are urging Tucson’s Mayor and Council to immediately halt all demolitions of historic properties in Jefferson Park and other Residential-zoned neighborhoods and to strengthen and enforce existing SFR (single family residence) regulation. We are sick and tired of our historic properties being destroyed to put up mini-dorms! [...]

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TIME BANKS IN ACTION

posted January 6, 2011

[ Saturday, January 22, 2011; 9:00 am; ] Ward 6 Council Office, 3202 East 1st Street, Tucson, AZ 85716
Facilitated by Nan Carle

Time Banks take many shapes. They can be used in pursuit of such
wide-ranging goals as social justice, healthy lifestyles, and local
sustainability. At the most basic level, Time Banks involve earning Time
Dollars for hours you spend doing something for someone in your
neighborhood. Then [...]

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2011 Workshops at Bean Tree Farm

posted January 5, 2011

[ Saturday, January 15, 2011; ] Starting January 15th, Bean Tree Farm will have a series of workshops to help you explore native and local foods, herbs and earth crafts. To find out more, visit the website here.

All Sonoran Permaculture Guild classes and workshops can be viewed at:
http://www.sonoranpermaculture.org/courses-and-workshops/

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Green Retail!

posted January 3, 2011

[ Thursday, September 29, 2016; 11:40 am; Tuesday, January 25, 2011; 11:30 am to 1:30 pm. ] Learn about Green Retail. Download the notice here.

greenretail2011flyer

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Sustainable Tucson General Meeting

posted December 22, 2010

[ Monday, January 10, 2011; 5:45 pm to 8:00 pm. ] 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 the [...]

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