Archive for December, 2011


ST January Meeting – Topics and Working Groups for 2012

posted December 31, 2011

at Joel D. Valdez Main Library 101 N. Stone, Downtown (free lower level parking off Alameda St) How do we “green” our homes and neighborhoods? How do we work together and contribute to each other? How do we prepare for climate change? Join us on January 9th to learn of some exciting efforts now underway […]

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Greywater Systems – Watershed Technical Training – Feb 6-8

posted December 23, 2011

Early registration ends January 6! Brad Lancaster, Senior Watershed Specialist with Watershed Management Group and author of Rainwater Harvesting for Drylands and Beyond, will lead this hands-on technical training covering advanced greywater systems. Greywater use is not only allowed by an increasing number of municipalities, it’s actively encouraged by many authorities in efforts to preserve water, reduce […]

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Community-based Green Infrastructure – Watershed Technical Training – March 29-31

posted December 23, 2011

Introductory webinar: March 20th, 3-5pm (PDT). Hands-on training: March 29-31, 2012, Tucson, Arizona.   Watershed Management Group has been working with community members to install neighborhood level Green Infrastructure (GI) projects in Tucson since 2008. Now WMG is offering an in-depth professional training covering the “how to” of organization and design for community led GI […]

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Tucson Time Traders – 2011 dec

posted December 19, 2011

Tucson Time Traders is a local Timebank for the Tucson region, and we’re hosting community potluck & orientation meetings on the 2nd Thursday evening every month at the Tucson Ward 3 Office, 1510 E Grant Road (southeast corner of Grant & Vine) We’ll also be at Sustainable Tucson General Meetings (2nd Monday every month) to […]

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Tucson: Support a City Resolution to Curb Global Warming – Dec 20

posted December 18, 2011

at Tucson City Hall, 255 W. Alameda, Tucson, AZ 85701 – downtown, just east of Granada in the Presidio Park Plaza From: Center for Biological Diversity Subject: Tucson: Support a City Resolution to Curb Global Warming Seattle has just become the latest city to join the Center for Biological Diversity’s Clean Air Cities campaign; Tucson […]

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Dreaming New Mexico – Peter Warshall – TEDxABQ video

posted December 16, 2011

Dreaming New Mexico has built a map of pragmatic and visionary solutions to create a more localized and green economy with greater local self-reliance and enhanced prosperity. Peter Warshall is Co-Director of the Bioneers’ Dreaming New Mexico Project, and a world-renowned water steward, biodiversity and wildlife specialist, research scientist, conservationist, and environmental activist. from 2011 […]

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Rapid rise in Arctic methane shocks scientists

posted December 15, 2011

Rapid rise in Arctic methane shocks scientists By Steve Connor Wednesday Dec 14, 2011, New Zealand Herald Dramatic and unprecedented plumes of methane – a greenhouse gas 20 times more potent than carbon dioxide – have been seen bubbling to the surface of the Arctic Ocean by scientists undertaking an extensive survey of the region. The […]

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Empty Southwest – Where Did All the People Go?

posted December 11, 2011

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Monthly Salon – Native Seeds / SEARCH

posted December 9, 2011

FREE at the Native Seeds/SEARCH Store, 3061 N. Campbell Ave. 85719 Bring your juiciest ideas and appetite for mind-watering conversations. The Salons are held every third Monday of the month, and have a little something for anyone who has ever wielded a fork or pitchfork. Our Salon on January 16, 2012 will feature Carolyn Niethammer, […]

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The Great Bean Tasting – Native Seeds / SEARCH

posted December 9, 2011

THE GREAT BEAN TASTING – Bean Appétit! Feel that rumbling? It’s your stomach reminding you that Native Seeds/SEARCH’s annual Great Bean Tasting is around the corner! Come out on Saturday, December 10 to the NS/S Retail Store for your holiday shopping and sample a smorgasbord of our delectable beans, prepared by Tucson’s finest chefs. So […]

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$4B Public-private Program for Energy-efficiency planned

posted December 2, 2011

The following national plan for investing in the energy-efficiency of our buildings is a further evolution of  Ed Mazria’s 2009 Plan which Sustainable Tucson is suggesting as a model to develop a local green retrofit  stimulus program. See the Mazria Plan here:   $4B public-private program for energy efficiency planned Jim Kuhnhenn The Associated Press […]

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