Archive for July, 2012


NS/S Last Seed School of 2012 – Oct 28 thru Nov 2

posted July 29, 2012

[ Sunday, October 28, 2012; ] Phoenix, Arizona October 28 – November 2, 2012
Location: Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix
In cooperation with The Urban Farm, Phoenix

Early bird special: Register before October 5th for only $600!
Deposit to reserve a spot: $200. Lunch is not included.
Proceeds benefit Native Seeds/SEARCH.
Full payment is due two weeks prior to the starting date. Space is limited – sign [...]

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Native Seeds/SEARCH Farm & Conservation Center Tour – 2nd & 4th Fridays

posted July 29, 2012

[ Friday, July 27, 2012; Friday, August 10, 2012; Friday, August 24, 2012; Friday, September 14, 2012; Friday, September 28, 2012; ] 2nd and 4th Fridays

10 – 11 am at the Conservation Center

5 – 6 pm at the Conservation Farm

 

Native Seeds/SEARCH Farm & Conservation Center Tours

Ever wanted a behind-the-scenes look into Native Seeds/SEARCH? Starting Friday July 27th, we are excited to begin offering public tours of our Conservation Center and Conservation Farm!

Tours take place on the 2nd [...]

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Cookbook Author Janet Taylor – NS/S Retail Store – Aug 12

posted July 29, 2012

[ Sunday, August 12, 2012; 2:00 pm; ] Native Seeds/SEARCH Retail Store, 3061 N. Campbell Ave. 2 p.m. FREE

SAMPLE THE SOUTHWEST! Hungry for local food inspirations?  Join us for a special engagement with Southwestern chef and cookbook author Janet Taylor.  Ms. Taylor will have delectable samplings on hand from recipes in her latest publication, The Green Southwest Cookbook.  Spend your Sunday afternoon [...]

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Sustainable Tucson August Film Festival – August 12th and 13th

posted July 29, 2012

[ Sunday, August 12, 2012; 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Monday, August 13, 2012; 4:45 pm to 8:00 pm. ] at Joel D. Valdez Main Downtown Library, Large Lower Level Meeting Room, 101 N. Stone, (free lower level parking off Alameda St)

 
Sunday, August 12th 1:00 to 5:00pm, Sustainable Tucson will show three top-rated sustainability films covering critical sustainability topics:
• The U.S. financial crisis erupted in 2008 and still looms on the horizon.

• Resource depletion including non-renewable [...]

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Global Warming’s Terrifying New Math – by Bill McKibben in Rolling Stone

posted July 21, 2012

Global Warming’s Terrifying New Math
Three simple numbers that add up to global catastrophe – and that make clear who the real enemy is
by Bill McKibben (350.org)
This story is from the August 2nd, 2012 issue of Rolling Stone.
http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/global-warmings-terrifying-new-math-20120719
If the pictures of those towering wildfires in Colorado haven’t convinced you, or the size of your AC bill [...]

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What do we do about climate change?

posted July 10, 2012

What do we do about climate change?
by Brian Davey
After Copenhagen it was by no means obvious that simply calling upon governments to act would achieve very much. Yet the situation is urgent – so what do we do? The aim of this chapter is to look at options for getting from where we are now [...]

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Speak Up for Energy Efficiency – AZ Corp Commission open meeting – July 11

posted July 4, 2012

[ Wednesday, July 11, 2012; 10:00 am; ] at Arizona Corporation Commission Tucson Offices, Room 222
400 W Congress St, Tucson AZ

TEP Customers – Speak Up for Energy Efficiency
Please come to a public comment session and tell the AZ Corporation Commission that you support TEP’s Energy Efficiency Plan

Energy efficiency programs help conserve energy, reduce water use, reduce air pollution, and keep energy costs lower [...]

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Menu for the Future – Discussion Course – Thursdays July 12 thru Aug 16

posted July 2, 2012

[ Thursday, July 12, 2012; 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm. Thursday, July 19, 2012; 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm. Thursday, July 26, 2012; 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm. Thursday, August 2, 2012; 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm. Thursday, August 9, 2012; 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm. Thursday, August 16, 2012; 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm. ] six Thursdays from July 12 thru August 16
in Central Tucson
Menu for the Future Discussion Course
Thursdays, July 12 to August 16, 2012 – 6:30 to 8:00pm

Baja Arizona Sustainable Agriculture offers the Northwest Earth Institute’s Menu for the Future Class, a 6-session discussion course that analyzes the connection between food and sustainability.  The goals of the course [...]

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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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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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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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