Archive for September, 2011


Sustainable Tucson – General Meeting – October 2011

posted September 21, 2011

[ Monday, October 10, 2011; 5:45 pm to 8:30 pm. ] Sustainable Tucson General Meeting – at Milagro Cohousing Community
Monday, October 10th, 5:45 – 8:30 pm, and come early at 5:15 pm for a tour

Note: this meeting will be at the Milagro Cohousing Community instead of the library (click here for map). If you can come earlier, there will be a tour of Milagro from 5:15 [...]

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Regional Water Assessment Task Force ThinkTank Report

posted September 18, 2011

[ Monday, September 26, 2011; 5:15 pm to 7:30 pm. ] иконописJoin an interactive community meeting to help shape the greater Tucson region’s efforts to achieve a sustainable water future. This meetings will present the results of the <Regional Water Assessment Task Force ThinkTank Report>. The meeting will be held at the Tucson Association of Realtors building, 2445 N. Tucson Blvd., Tucson.

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Tucson Time Traders – at Connect 2 Tucson – Sept 24

posted September 17, 2011

[ Saturday, September 24, 2011; 9:00 am to 11:00 am. ] We’re starting a local Tucson Timebank soon.  If you’re interested in joining, please pre-register below, and/or contact us by email – timetraders(at)sustainabletucson.org

We will also be at the Connect 2 Tucson – Moving Planet event on September 24 to meet people and give information about time banking.

[ For current information on Tucson Time Traders, please go [...]

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Massive default is best way to fix the economy

posted September 14, 2011

Massive default is best way to fix the economy
by Brett Arends – MarketWatch
Clearing away the debt is the only way forward
You want to fix this economic crisis? You want to put people back to work? You want to light a fire under the economy?
There’s a way to do it. Fast. And relatively simple. But [...]

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Updated Primer on Ongoing Financial Crisis

posted September 10, 2011

The Automatic Earth is a unique, one-stop website which presents the world’s best current writing on the ongoing financial and economic crises. The following Primer lists key articles and analyses written by the Automatic Earth team.
Nicole Foss (aka Stoneleigh) writes:
It is time to undertake the yearly review and update of our primer guide, with a [...]

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What is building Resilience and Sustainability?

posted September 9, 2011

Sustainability is the capacity to continue a desired condition or process either social, ecological or both. Resiliency is the ability of a system to adjust its configuration and function under disturbance. Both concepts are important as we seek to ensure a sustainable built-environment and economy which can function under changing conditions in the emerging future…  read [...]

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The peak oil crisis: reality on hold

posted September 9, 2011

The peak oil crisis: reality on hold
by Tom Whipple
 
As much of America bakes in some of the highest temperatures ever recorded and while Washington argues interminably over taxes, budget cuts and debt caps, one is struck by the unreality of it all. When the House of Representatives votes to preserve the incandescent light bulb for [...]

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Welcome to the Post-Growth Economy

posted September 9, 2011

Welcome to the Post-Growth Economy
by Richard Heinberg
 
During recent weeks, evidence has piled up that U.S. and European economies, far from recovering, are swirling back into recession. Failure of American politicians to address the federal debt crisis, the U.S. credit rating downgrade, and increasing fragility of European economies have investors running for the hills.
 
Concern is being [...]

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Moving Planet – Connect 2 Tucson – A Day to Move Beyond Fossil Fuels

posted September 7, 2011

[ Saturday, September 24, 2011; 7:00 am to 11:00 am. ] Moving Planet – September 24th, 2011: A Day to Move Beyond Fossil Fuels

JOIN THE RIDE: Connect 2 river paths on 2 wheels!

Celebrate the linkup of the Santa Cruz and Rillito river paths and ride beyond fossil fuels. Meet on the plaza south of Drachman Hall on the UMC Campus (Helen St and Martin Av).

Ride starts [...]

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Creating a clean energy future for Arizona

posted September 6, 2011

Barbara Warren’s – My Comments – Creating a clean energy future for Arizona
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ep3iKOVn0RY
 
 

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GOGREEN ’11 PHOENIX | COMMUNITY PARTNER OVERVIEW

posted September 6, 2011

[ Tuesday, November 15, 2011; ] GoGreen ’11 Phoenix is a one-day sustainability conference for business that will inspire, educate and motivate professionals to deepen the commitment to green practices at their organizations. Spend a value-packed day connecting with business leaders, eco-visionaries, sustainability experts and like-minded individuals who will provide you with the knowledge and tools you need to make your [...]

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Watershed Management Group Residential Site Tour

posted September 6, 2011

[ Saturday, September 17, 2011; 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. ] Sept 17, 2011

10 am – 4pm

Looking for inspiration and ideas as to how to green and beautify your home landscape without increasing your water bill? Watershed Management Group (WMG) is offering a self guided tour of residential rainwater harvesting systems. The tour will include examples of earthworks, greywater systems, and various types of cisterns and [...]

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Cob Workshop (natural building with clay and straw)

posted September 6, 2011

[ Saturday, September 17, 2011; 8:00 am to 12:00 pm. ] Stimulated by the positive response at Sustainable Tucson’s August general meeting on alternative building.
Javier Lopez and Tom Mendola are organizing an opportunity to play in the mud (tell your friends!)

You are invited to come participate in a cob/adobe bench building and green tea party.

We will make a few adobes and put together mud and straw [...]

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Vegan Potluck / talk about Ecocide

posted September 6, 2011

[ Saturday, September 17, 2011; 5:30 pm; ] Hello,

My name is Kaylee Farnolli, I’m a senior in the School of Art at the University of Arizona. I’ve just returned from 6 months living and studying abroad in Mexico City. The people I met there have inspired me to call a community vegan potluck in an effort to spread the word about Polly Higgen’s [...]

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Tucson Fall Harvest Festival & Farmers Market

posted September 6, 2011

[ Saturday, October 22, 2011; Sunday, October 23, 2011; ] We are doing a festival October 22 and 23 – for more info see http://www.ttev.org/TusconFallFestivalAndFarmersMarket.html

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Permaculture Course with Toby Hemenway – 6 weekends starting Nov 12-13

posted September 6, 2011

[ Saturday, November 12, 2011 to Sunday, November 13, 2011. ] Permaculture Course with Toby Hemenway author of Gaia’s Garden, the best-selling permaculture book in the world at Native Seeds/SEARCH (NS/S) Conservation Center.

One weekend a month for six months beginning November 12 13. $1,000 tuition, $850 early bird if paid by October 21. Proceeds benefit NS/S. For more information: www.nativeseeds.org

 

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Seed School – Native Seeds/SEARCH

posted September 6, 2011

[ Sunday, October 30, 2011 to Friday, November 4, 2011. ]  

October 30th – November 4, 2011 at the NS/S Conservation Center – 3584 E. River Road, Tucson, AZ

Join NS/S Executive Director Bill McDorman and special guests for a 6-day immersion into a new regional and sustainable seed production and distribution system. Bill is a 30 year veteran of the seed industry who has recently joined [...]

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What does a food cooperative do and why is it important?

posted September 6, 2011

[ Monday, September 19, 2011; 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. ] Monthly Community Series – Ideas, Conversation, Food – 3rd Monday of every Month

Sep. 19, 2011, 5:30-7:30p, Native Seeds/SEARCH Retail Store, 3061 N. Campbell Ave.

Guest Speaker, Coley Ward, Marketing Mgr., Food Conspiracy Cooperative, “What does a food cooperative do and why is it important?”

Door Prizes! See our new Seed Room Library!

For more information: www.nativeseeds.org

 

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Forum on flat income tax

posted September 6, 2011

[ Monday, September 12, 2011; 6:30 pm; ] If you think the idea of a flat tax on income is a good idea because it sounds simple and fair, come to this forum and learn what it will really mean to Arizona taxpayers if it passes in 2012.  For example, the taxes on 8 out of 9 Arizonans will increase! This free event [...]

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ST September General Meeting

posted August 23, 2011

[ Monday, September 12, 2011; 5:45 pm to 8:00 pm. ] Sustainable Tucson General Meeting
Monday, September 12th,  5:45 – 8:00 pm
Joel D. Valdez Main Library 101 N. Stone
(free lower level parking – off Alameda St

September’s General Meeting will include presentations by members of GMO Free Project of Tucson <http://gmofreeprojectoftucson.org/>  and a film, “Deconstructing Supper”, on GMOs and how genetically modified organisms are threatening our food systems [...]

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