Archive for January, 2012


Solar Cooking and Sustainability Event in Taylor AZ – Feb 18

posted January 26, 2012

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 […]

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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

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 […]

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

posted January 26, 2012

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 […]

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

posted January 26, 2012

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 […]

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Annual Flavors of the Desert – April 28

posted January 26, 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 […]

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

posted January 26, 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 […]

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ST committee on Food/Water

posted January 24, 2012

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

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 […]

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

posted January 16, 2012

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, […]

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

posted January 16, 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 […]

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

posted January 16, 2012

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 […]

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Southern Arizona Green for All Coalition – January 24

posted January 16, 2012

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 […]

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stand up tucson, a call to action

posted January 9, 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

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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

posted January 4, 2012

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? […]

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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. […]

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