Archive for February, 2011


Water and Natural Gas

posted February 27, 2011

The New York Times reminds us that getting to the natural gas that many see as an alternative source of “cleaner energy” may have equally serious threats to our water supply.
In the words of one expert:
“We’re burning the furniture to heat the house,” said John H. Quigley, who left last month as secretary of Pennsylvania’s [...]

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Cyclovia Tucson

posted February 23, 2011

[ Sunday, March 27, 2011; 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. ] Cyclovia Tucson is a annual car-free event that opens selected streets to people so that they can walk, skate, run, bicycle, and socialize with their neighbors. It’s a free event, open to the public and fun for people of all ages.

Bring your family and friends to explore the route and enjoy a beautiful spring day [...]

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Water Festival

posted February 23, 2011

[ Sunday, March 27, 2011; ] Tucson’s Synergistic Water Festival at the Armory Park Community Center

Art show by local and national artists, dance / theater performance, water expert speakers, Enviro-Exhibitor Fair, round table discussions, workshops, hands-on participation, kid’s activities, music and more!

More information at www.WaterFestivalTucson.org

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Sustainable Tucson General Meeting

posted February 23, 2011

[ Monday, March 14, 2011; 5:45 pm to 8:00 pm. ] All are invited to attend the General Meeting of Sustainable Tucson. The focus will be on ways to participate in planning the region’s transportation systems.

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Labelling GMO in Foods? Why Not?

posted February 16, 2011

Mark Bittman, writing in the New York Times explores this issue.
“If you want to avoid sugar, aspartame, trans-fats, MSG, or just about anything else, you read the label. If you want to avoid G.M.O.’s — genetically modified organisms — you’re out of luck. They’re not listed. You could, until now, simply buy [...]

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Monsanto Insiders and Food Safety

posted February 8, 2011

Dr. Mercola (www.Mercola.com) offers a critical look at the background and orientations of several Monsanto insiders who have been assigned responsibility for protecting the public food supply. You may wish to pursue this story further.

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Moving to Common Ground

posted February 8, 2011

[ Sunday, February 20, 2011; 3:00 pm to 9:00 pm. ] Be a part of the premier of Tucson’s Common Ground. Come be a part of the 1st monthly celebration of local community discovering and inventing Itself.

Be a part of a 100% Interactive Exploration in Education, Entertainment, Networking, Creativity, Dialogue, Music, Dance, Collaboration and FUN!

Where?: On top of the Pennington Street Garage (SE Corner of E. [...]

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Peace Fair & Music Festival

posted February 1, 2011

[ Saturday, February 26, 2011; 11:00 am to 5:00 pm. ] Reid Park Bandshell, 900 South Randolph Way Tucson

The 29th Annual Tucson Peace Fair & Music Festival is Arizona’s largest gathering of peace, social  justice and environmental groups. Featuring live music, food, children’s activities and an awesome raffle to support the Tucson Peace Center.

For further information: 319-0352

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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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