Archive for April, 2011

Jefferson Park Historic Home Tour and Festival

posted April 23, 2011

[ Saturday, May 7, 2011; 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm. 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm. ] The Jefferson Park Neighborhood, three blocks north of the University of Arizona, will open one of Tucson’s historic homes to the public for four hours. The $10.00 ticket will include the tour, live music, a silent auction,antique cars, refreshments, raffles and more.


Friends of Jefferson Park, Inc ,
P.O. Box 41243, T/A (17)
Joan Daniels,, 323-2165

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Farmer/Gardener Alert

posted April 22, 2011

Native Seeds/SEARCH would like suggestions from local farmers and gardeners who grow for local markets.  We want to know what we can trial or grow for seed at our farm this summer that will help the local food movement.  We want to know what crops and what varieties you need to be successful. Contact Bill [...]

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Tucson Walk Scores

posted April 21, 2011

Tucson’s overall “Walkscore” is barely passable grade. You might be interested in how various neighborhoods in our community fare. Visit the site here:

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Good News on the Energy Front

posted April 19, 2011

Russel Lowes recommends the following articles for some much needed good news on the energy front.
1. Global power generation by renewable energy sources outpaced that by nuclear energy for the first time in 2010, a recent report published by a U.S. think tank showed. Read the details here:
2. Germany will drop nuclear power as [...]

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Arizona Transportation Planning Survey

posted April 18, 2011

ADOT (Arizona Department of Transportation) is putting together a 25 year Arizona
transportation plan and has a short 4-question online survey about how to spend its budget
on transportation (more highways/road expansion vs. rail and transit). If you have an opinion
about this please fill out the survey and pass on the invite.
Visit and click on the [...]

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Gary Nabhan, “Chasing Chiles”

posted April 17, 2011

[ Friday, April 29, 2011; 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. ] Antigone Books, 411 N. 4th Ave.

Gary Nabhan, author of “Chasing Chiles: Hot Spots Along the Pepper Trail”, will discuss his book.

This event is free to the public.


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Earth Day Events at UA

posted April 14, 2011

[ Saturday, April 16, 2011 to Saturday, April 23, 2011. ] Find out about the events at the University of Arizona around Earth Day. Great speakers, free movies, e-waste recycling drop-off, restaurant deals, arboretum tours, Earth Day mall event, community garden groundbreaking, Biosphere 2, and much more. More info at:

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Medicine in Motion: the Shamans Awakening

posted April 13, 2011

[ Saturday, April 30, 2011; 6:00 pm; ] Location: Urban Tribe Collective
657 West St. Mary’s Rd., Unit C-12 Tucson, AZ 85701
Cost: Free – $10 suggested donation to Diamond Mountain, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization
To raise funds for Diamond Mountain University and Retreat Center, Tucson performance artist Christopher Stephen has planned a slate of entertainment to intrigue, awe and educate. Hosted by Urban Tribe Collective, [...]

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Opportunity for Artists, Architects, Designers and Builders

posted April 12, 2011

Request for Proposals: Design of “Arizona Heritage Food Wagon”
The “Arizona Heritage Food Wagon” will be built by local artists, carpenters, or metalworkers and simultaneously serve as 1) a piece of art with iconic images of Arizona heritage foods; 2) an information kiosk about the history of those foods and the Arizona based producers and restaurants [...]

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Building Resilience and Sustainability

posted April 10, 2011

So what is the sustainable path forward?
The most often-adopted definition of sustainability is “meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.”  What is important about this definition is that we have to consider the needs of future generations. What is most productive though is that [...]

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June Sustainable Tucson General Meeting

posted April 10, 2011

[ Monday, June 13, 2011; 5:45 pm to 8:00 pm. ] On Becoming One Desert Community
A Desert Community is a group of people that have the culture, the tools and knowledge, and the commitment to thrive here in the normal times, and survive here, in the worst time.  Becoming a desert community is our future, or we don’t have one.

What will it take…  What can we [...]

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Local Foods Potluck

posted April 9, 2011

[ Tuesday, April 26, 2011; 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. ] Watershed Management Groups Co-op presents a Spring Local Foods Potluck and Free Public Lecture.

Location: Calvin Room, St Mark\’s Presbyterian Church. 3809 East 3rd Street.


This is a semi annual get together for members of Watershed Management Groups Green Living Co-op
and anyone interested in the Co-op.

Please bring:
*A dish to share that includes ingredients grown in [...]

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Green Chamber’s Grand Opening Celebration!

posted April 7, 2011

[ Tuesday, April 12, 2011; 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. ] 44 East Broadway, Tucson.

Come enjoy the results of SAGCC’s incredible first year!  They also hope you will join them at their regularly scheduled mixer that starts at 5:30 p.m.

This event establishes the presence of the Southern Arizona Green Chamber of Commerce and of its Green Resource Center. They will be giving away 500 reusable “Green Goodie Bags” [...]

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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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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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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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