Archive for June, 2012


NYT Publishes Private Industry Documents: “Shale Gas Called a Ponzi Scheme”

posted June 27, 2012

Documents: Industry Privately Skeptical of Shale Gas
Over the past six months, The New York Times reviewed thousands of pages of documents related to shale gas, including hundreds of industry e-mails, internal agency documents and reports by analysts. A selection of these documents is included here; names and identifying information have been redacted to protect the [...]

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Sustainable Tucson July Meeting – Urban Mobility and Urban Form – July 9

posted June 27, 2012

[ Monday, July 9, 2012; 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm. ] at Joel D. Valdez Main Downtown Library, 101 N. Stone, (free lower level parking off Alameda St)

The Sustainability of
Urban Mobility and Urban Form

The July ST General Meeting will feature panel presentations and conversation by special Tucson speakers who are addressing in their work “Sustainable mobility and urban form.” This is a very timely topic on [...]

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Rainwater Harvesting – Native Seeds/SEARCH free monthly salon – July 16

posted June 23, 2012

[ Monday, July 16, 2012; 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. ] Free, at Native Seeds/SEARCH Retail Store, 3061 N. Campbell Ave. (just south of Ft. Lowell)

Rainwater Harvesting
Leona Davis, Education and Advocacy Coordinator
Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona

Harvest those wonderful monsoon rains. Learn about the benefits of rainwater harvesting both in the soil and in storage tanks. Gain an understanding of the cost, system sizing, and materials [...]

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Occupy Arcology – ecological city design lecture & discussion – June 26

posted June 20, 2012

[ Tuesday, June 26, 2012; 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm. ] Free, at Historic Y conference room, 738 North 5th Ave (at University)

 
OCCUPY ARCOLOGY LECTURE – June 26
Come be a part of a lecture and lively discussion on Occupy Arcology. In this part of the lecture series, hosted by Occupy Tucson’s Doctress Neutopia, we will focus on the question of ecology and economy within the [...]

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GMO-Free “Meet & Eat” – June 21

posted June 18, 2012

[ Thursday, June 21, 2012; 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. ] at Khalsa Montessori School, 3701 River Road, Tucson

 
Start the Summer GMO-Free “Meet & Eat”
www.gmofreeprojectoftucson.org
A little bit meet up, a little bit happy hour, a little bit of learning new information, and a little bit of new and old volunteers getting to know each other and discussing exciting things that are coming up.

We had numerous people [...]

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Support Energy Efficiency Workshop – June 27

posted June 18, 2012

[ Wednesday, June 27, 2012; 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. ] at Historic Y conference room, 738 N 5th Ave in Tucson

 
TEP Customers — Help TEP Move Beyond Coal to Clean Energy!
Join us at a free workshop!

You can help move Tucson Electric Power from coal to clean energy! Come to this informative workshop and find out more.

Support Energy Efficiency Workshop
Wednesday, June 27, 6-8 p.m.
Historic [...]

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Join NS/S for a local training in seed stewardship

posted June 15, 2012

Sustainable agriculture begins with a sustainable supply chain. Seeds are still being purchased from thousands of miles away from “big boxes.” Even if you think you are buying local seeds, chances are the company sources them from afar (Native Seeds/SEARCH is an exception growing most of the seeds in their Collection in Patagonia.)
Join NS/S for [...]

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Tucson Climate Activists Network – 2nd Wednesdays

posted June 10, 2012

[ Wednesday, June 13, 2012; 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Wednesday, July 11, 2012; 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Wednesday, August 8, 2012; 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Wednesday, September 12, 2012; 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Wednesday, October 10, 2012; 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Wednesday, November 14, 2012; 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Wednesday, December 12, 2012; 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. ]  

Every second Wednesday 7-9pm at the Quaker Meetinghouse, 931 N. 5th Ave, Tucson AZ

 
TUCAN (Tucson Climate Activists Network)
TUCAN meets the 2nd Wednesday of each month, 7-9 pm at the Quaker Meetinghouse on 5th Ave, to connect the work of local Climate Change activists.

Contact: Jim Driscoll, Jimdriscoll(at)NIPSPeerSupport.org

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Native Seeds/SEARCH free monthly salon – June 18

posted June 10, 2012

[ Monday, June 18, 2012; ] at NSS Retail Store, 3061 N. Campbell [south of Ft. Lowell]

“Ancient and Traditional Water Harvesting in the Southwest”

Native Americans have successfully farmed the arid lands of this region for centuries and continue to produce abundant crops.

Join us for another thought-provoking Salon with Melissa Kruse-Peeples, Collections Manager at Native Seeds/SEARCH, for an exploration of the water [...]

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ST June Meeting – Working Together Toward a Sustainable Community – Part II – June 11

posted June 7, 2012

[ Monday, June 11, 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)
Working Together Toward a Sustainable Community
Part II
In March Sustainable Tucson hosted our first “Conversation with our Elected Officials.” One hundred Tucson community members met with Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild, Council Member Regina Romero, and Council Member Steve Kozachik to [...]

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Bisbee Solar Cookoff – June 2

posted May 25, 2012

[ Saturday, June 2, 2012; 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. ] Free, at Bisbee Farmers Market (in Vista Park in the Warren District)

 
Bisbee Solar Cookoff
June 2, 2012 – 10am to 1pm
Join Baja Arizona Sustainable Agriculture and the Bisbee Farmers Market for their annual Solar Cookoff.  Activities will include solar cooking demonstrations as well as solar ovens and accessories for sale.

At 11am, join local experts for [...]

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Tucson Time Traders – 2012 apr

posted April 24, 2012

[ Thursday, May 10, 2012; 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm. Thursday, June 14, 2012; 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm. Thursday, July 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 every month at the Tucson Ward 3 Office, 1510 E Grant Road (southeast corner of Grant & Vine)

 
We’re also at Sustainable Tucson Monthly Meetings (2nd Monday every month) to give information about [...]

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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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