Archive for January, 2012


Solar Cooking and Sustainability Event in Taylor AZ – Feb 18

posted January 26, 2012

[ Saturday, February 18, 2012; 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. ] at Northland Pioneer College, Snowflake, Arizona
Saturday, February 18, 2012 – 1 to 4 pm – Free admission

We are having a tribute to Barbara Kerr and Sherry Cole who invigorated a solar cooking movement when they lived in Tempe in the 1970′s. We’ve got some great speakers and everyone will have a chance to say [...]

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PV101 Solar Electric Design and Installation (Grid-Direct) – two 6-day workshops starting Feb 20 and March 12

posted January 26, 2012

[ Monday, February 20, 2012; Monday, March 12, 2012; ] PV101 Solar Electric Design and Installation (Grid-Direct) Workshop

This course will provide an overview of the three basic PV system applications, primarily focusing on grid-direct systems. The goal of the course is to create a fundamental understanding of the core concepts necessary to work with all PV systems, including: system components, site analysis, PV module criteria, [...]

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Hot Chile Recipes – Native Seeds / SEARCH – Free Monthly Salon – Feb 20

posted January 26, 2012

[ Monday, February 20, 2012; 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. ] at Native Seeds/SEARCH Retail Store, 3061 N. Campbell Road
February 20, Monday 5:30 – 7:30 pm, Free

Native Seeds / SEARCH Monthly Salons – A little something for anyone who has ever wielded a fork or pitchfork. Bring your juiciest ideas and appetite for mind-watering conversations.

Celia Riddle, owner & creator of Hot Flash Chile Products

Celia will demonstrate [...]

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Mole Recipes – Native Seeds / SEARCH – Free Monthly Salon – March 19

posted January 26, 2012

[ Monday, March 19, 2012; 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. ] at Native Seeds/SEARCH Retail Store, 3061 N. Campbell Road
March 19, Monday 5:30 – 7:30 pm, Free

Amy Schwemm, owner of the Mano y Metate line of tasty and versatile moles

Amy will talk about how she created her moles and ways to use them in your cooking, and of course will provide samples. The varieties include Mole [...]

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Annual Flavors of the Desert – April 28

posted January 26, 2012

[ Saturday, April 28, 2012; ] at the University of Arizona and Tohono Chul Park

ANNUAL FLAVORS OF THE DESERT

This year we are celebrating the 1981 landmark gathering of the folks who would become the luminaries of the seed world, with a day of workshops at the University of Arizona, and then in the evening at Tohono Chul Park, we will enjoy [...]

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Seed School – Native Seeds / SEARCH – 6-day classes in 2012

posted January 26, 2012

[ Sunday, March 4, 2012; Thursday, April 12, 2012; Saturday, June 16, 2012; ] March 4 – 9 in Tucson
April 12 – 14 Seed Library School
Summer Saturdays: June 16, 23, 30, July 7, 14
Oct 28 – Nov 2 in Phoenix

Seed School – Native Seeds / SEARCH

Six-day trainings in Tucson, Arizona, facilitated by NS/S Executive Director Bill McDorman, author of Basic Seed Saving.

Bill is a 30-year veteran of the bioregional [...]

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ST committee on Food/Water

posted January 24, 2012

[ Friday, January 27, 2012; 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm. ] The ad hoc committee on Food & Water, we begin to develop a Sustainable Tucson General Meeting for later in the year.  The goal of that meeting will be to initiate some sort of action in the area of food and water.  It is up to the ad hoc committee, working with the Core Team, to determine [...]

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WMG Composting Toilet Program – Seeking Participants – Feb 9

posted January 16, 2012

[ Thursday, February 9, 2012; 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. ] Soil Steward Composting Toilet Program – Seeking Participants

 

Are you…

An early adopter who likes to be part of a cutting-edge pilot program to influence city and state policy?
Tired of flushing potable water down the toilet and interested in building a legal composting toilet for your home?
Interested in using alternative composting systems to improve your soil and [...]

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Pima County Food Systems Alliance – Meeting & Potluck – January 31

posted January 16, 2012

[ Tuesday, January 31, 2012; 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. ] On January 31st, there will be a meeting of the Pima County Food Systems Alliance, at Tucson Village Farm, 4210 N Campbell Ave

The Pima County Food Systems Alliance (PCFSA) is an open membership network comprised of a variety of groups and individuals—including but not limited to farmers, chefs, restaurants, schools, educators, youth, gardeners, researchers, food [...]

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Seed Library of Pima County Public Library – Grand Opening January 28

posted January 16, 2012

[ Saturday, January 28, 2012; ] 10am-5pm at Joel D Valdez Main Library, 101 N Stone Ave, Downtown Tucson

Pima County Public Library invites you to the grand opening of its Seed Library and introducing the new Pima County Public Library Bookbike!

The Seed Library is a collection of edible, decorative, and herb seed varieties that community members will borrow, use to grow [...]

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Learn to Save Money in the Kitchen and Home! – January 26

posted January 16, 2012

[ Thursday, January 26, 2012; 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm. ] On January 26th, Santa Cruz River Farmers’ Market will host 2 DIY workshops to help Tucsonans stretch their dollars with homemade soaps and food preservation techniques.

From 3 to 4pm, Joyce Speirs from Dragnass Soaps will lead a workshop on homemade laundry detergent.

From 4 to 5pm, Tiffany Rose Wood, a local integrative nutritionist, will demonstrate how [...]

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Southern Arizona Green for All Coalition – January 24

posted January 16, 2012

[ Tuesday, January 24, 2012; 9:00 am to 10:30 am. ] Green for All and The Southern Arizona Green for All Coalition (SAGAC) invite you to our first Tucson Meet and Greet information session.

Join us on January 24th from 9:00 A.M. to 10:30 A.M. to learn more about how Tucson is engaging in a new initiative to build a broad-based coalition to address our local issues [...]

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stand up tucson, a call to action

posted January 9, 2012

[ Saturday, January 14, 2012; ] all groups and individuals invited,

armory park, this saturday,all free, music ,dinner,speakers, interactive events……

all day…10am to 9pm….an opportunity to connect and collaborate toward our common goals..

represent your group or ck out groups that you might like to be a part of……

info on facebook at stand up tucson…or call 400-4489

 

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Citizens’ Climate Lobby Tucson Meeting – January 7th

posted January 5, 2012

[ Saturday, January 7, 2012; 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. ] The Citizens’ Climate Lobby, Tucson Chapter is meeting at 11 am on Saturday at 255 W. University Blvd to join the national chapters’ conference call and discuss local climate lobby plans. If you have any comments before the meeting, please forward them to Vince Pawlowski:  pawlowski (at) ultrasw.com
Reminders for our call on Saturday:

Please call  review [...]

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Ten Good Things About a (Not So) Bad Year

posted January 5, 2012

Ten Good Things About a (Not So) Bad Year
Medea Benjamin, CommonDreams
I had the privilege of starting out the year witnessing, firsthand, the unfolding of the Egyptian revolution in Tahrir Square. I saw people who had been muzzled their entire lives, especially women, suddenly discovering their collective voice. Singing, chanting, demanding, creating. And that became the [...]

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The 12 most hopeful trends to build on in 2012

posted January 5, 2012

The 12 most hopeful trends to build on in 2012
Published by YES! Magazine on Sat, 12/31/2011
Original article: http://www.yesmagazine.org/blogs/sarah-van-gelder/12-most-hopeful-trends-to-build-on-in-2012
by Sarah van Gelder
Who would have thought that some young people camped out in lower Manhattan with cardboard signs, a few sharpies, some donated pizza, and a bunch of smart phones could change so much?
The viral spread of [...]

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ST February Meeting – Climate Change in Tucson and the Southwest – Dr Jonathan Overpeck

posted January 4, 2012

[ Monday, February 13, 2012; 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. ] at DuVal Auditorium, University Medical Center, 1501 N Campbell Avenue

Sustainable Tucson’s February Meeting will be a special public lecture event in collaboration with the Tucson Audubon Society and the Community Water Coalition.

University of Arizona climate scientist Dr. Jonathan Overpeck will speak on Climate Change: What does it mean for Tucson and the Southwest?

Last year’s increase [...]

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ST statement of support for Occupy Wall Street and Occupy Tucson

posted January 1, 2012

Sustainable Tucson’s statement of support for the Occupy Wall Street movement and Occupy Tucson
The mission of Sustainable Tucson is to create a community-wide network of people and organizations facilitating and accelerating Tucson’s transition to sustainability through education and collaborative action.
A sustainable community embodies social justice and economic justice as well as environmental justice. Our vision [...]

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ST January Meeting – Topics and Working Groups for 2012

posted December 31, 2011

[ Monday, January 9, 2012; 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm. ] 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 in your home town to [...]

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Tucson Time Traders – 2011 dec

posted December 19, 2011

[ Thursday, January 12, 2012; 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm. Thursday, February 9, 2012; 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm. Thursday, March 8, 2012; 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm. Thursday, April 12, 2012; 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm. ] 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 give [...]

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Monthly Salon – Native Seeds / SEARCH

posted December 9, 2011

[ Monday, January 16, 2012; 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. ] 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, author [...]

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