Archive for March, 2011


The Big Reveal

posted March 24, 2011

[ Thursday, April 7, 2011; 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm. ] University Marriott (880 E. Second St., Tucson)

Imagine Greater Tucson will reveal: “Our Shared Values and the Future of the Greater Tucson Region”
Come see how closely our Historic Trends Scenario aligns with our Shared Regional
Values. Featured speakers include Robert Grow (Envision Utah), Dr. Lattie Coor (Center for
the Future of Arizona), and Michael McDonald (Habitat for Humanity).

Open [...]

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Bicycle Economics

posted March 21, 2011

Elly Blue has written a series of informative articles challenging mainstream assumptions about the economics of transportation.
“Imagine getting a $3,000 to $12,000 tax rebate this year. Now imagine it coming again and again. Every year it grows by around a thousand dollars. Imagine how this would change your daily life.”
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Community Paint Day

posted March 21, 2011

[ Saturday, April 2, 2011; 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. ] Join TAB and the Barrio Centro Association for our Community Paint Day

Lucky Wishbone 2712 E. 22nd Street.

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Antigone Books has gone SOLAR!

posted March 21, 2011

[ Sunday, March 27, 2011; 11:00 am to 5:00 pm. ] Come celebrate the emergence of Antigone Books as the first 100% solar powered bookstore in the country!

Come celebrate with us at our Solar Party and Sale, Discounts, Giveaways and Drawings! Solar treats to eat!

We’re one of just three 100% solar businesses in Southern Arizona. The other two (Brooklyn Pizza and Sky Bar) are also [...]

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Solar Potluck

posted March 19, 2011

[ Saturday, April 16, 2011; 10:00 am to 8:00 pm. ] Catalina State Park 11570 N. Oracle Rd.

Learn about solar energy at the 29th Annual Solar Potluck and Exhibition. Discover how to use solar energy to power your home, cook your food, heat your water and live more responsibly. Experience the flavors of solar-cooked food and enjoy solar-powered music, children’s activities, solar appliances and exhibitions. In [...]

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Frankenfish Phobia?

posted March 18, 2011

Timothy Egan, writing in the New York Times, has offered a few words of concern about what seem to be quite serious risks from GMO salmon; his message rings brightly in the wake of recent events in Japan….
Read this well written piece here.

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Bike Fest 2011

posted March 11, 2011

Gas Prices Got You Down?
Bike Fest 2011 Begins Tomorrow!
Tucson, Arizona (March 10, 2011) – Let the fun begin as Bike Fest 2011 kicks off over 20 different events designed to inspire us to park the car and hop on the bike to experience the many benefits bicycling brings to our community. From March 11th through [...]

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Neighborhood Grant Opportunity

posted March 11, 2011

Upcoming Grant Round
Do you want to make your neighborhood a better place to live? Do you have an idea for a neighborhood project? Turn your idea into action with a PRO Neighborhoods grant!  Throughout Pima County, PRO Neighborhoods helps grassroots neighborhood or community groups get their projects done.
The grant [...]

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Climate Change and Ideology

posted March 11, 2011

Naomi Klein, who has written a new book on climate change examined the ideological basis of the rising opposition to the science and the public policies needed to address this global threat in an interview with  Amy Goodman:
“NAOMI KLEIN: Well, some people believe in climate change, but the main thing is they don’t believe that [...]

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Cob Hot Tub Workshop

posted March 10, 2011

[ Saturday, March 26, 2011; 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. ] A wood-fired cob-insulated hot tub is a low-tech, healthful and beautiful thing. Used like a Japanese bath, one scrubs and showers before entering the heated tub, steaming with desert lavender or chaparral, and soaks away one’s cares. If your shower and bath greywater help to irrigate native and heritage trees, which provide food, shade and [...]

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March Mixer

posted March 8, 2011

[ Thursday, March 10, 2011; 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. ] The Rhythm Industry Performance Factory, 1013 S. Tyndall Ave.

Besides the usual networking focus of the Mixer, SAGCC members and guests will enjoy a performance preview, food, music and a dance party provided by the Tucson Arts Brigade at the upcoming March Mixer on March 10. The feature presentation is scheduled for 6:30.

Tucson Arts Brigade specializes [...]

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Resilience 2011: An upcoming conference

posted March 3, 2011

[ Friday, March 11, 2011 12:30 pm to Wednesday, March 16, 2011 11:30 am. ]
March 11-16, 2011, Arizona State University
Welcome to the Conference Website for Resilience 2011;

Resilience 2011 website

A conference that will bring together scientists from a broad spectrum of disciplinary backgrounds who are interested in the major science and policy challenges that face us all as a result of global change. The conference is organized [...]

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The Myth of Electric Vehicles

posted March 2, 2011

The Sierra Club’s new “Go Electric” campaign aims to make a rapid expansion in electric vehicles in the US a reality by advocating for policies that make EVs both affordable and accessible — and by debunking some common misconceptions.
You can read the complete article here.

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Common Ground Two

posted March 2, 2011

[ Sunday, March 20, 2011; 3:00 pm to 9:00 pm. ] Time again to invite you all to proclaim local community from the rooftops. One rooftop at least.

Join in on the action on the roof of the Pennington St Parking Garage, 110 E. Pennington St.

What is Common Ground?

What it is… is a CELEBRATION, where every group, organization, congregation, small business, performer, artist, EVERYBODY in the Tucson [...]

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Cultivating Food Justice

posted March 1, 2011

[ Sunday, March 6, 2011; 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. ] What is the future of our food? A community conversation.
Featuring special guest Robert Gottlieb, co-author of Food Justice.

All are welcome to attend this free event!

Click to View Printable Flyer in English and Spanish
• Bilingual event
• Childcare and food provided

Pima Community College
Downtown Campus
1255 North Stone Avenue
NW Corner of Speedway & Stone Avenue
Enter through main doors and [...]

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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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