Archive for September, 2012


Earth Harmony Festival – Avalon Organic Gardens & EcoVillage – Oct 6-7

posted September 27, 2012

[ Saturday, October 6, 2012; Sunday, October 7, 2012; ] at Avalon Organic Gardens & EcoVillage, Tumacácori, AZ (South of Tucson)
Free admission, donations appreciated

Earth Harmony Festival

A weekend celebration devoted to creating a sustainable future now. EcoVillage tours on water harvesting, green building, organic gardening, solar energy, composting, and more. Live music, food, arts, children’s village, hay rides, pony rides, and other activities including [...]

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Sam Hughes Neighborhood Garden Tour – Oct 21

posted September 27, 2012

[ Sunday, October 21, 2012; 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm. ]
get tickets at Sam Hughes Elementary School, 700 N Wilson

 
Sam Hughes Neighborhood Garden Tour on Sunday October 21
Sam Hughes Neighborhood is having a first-time garden tour featuring 8 residencheapest place to buy kamagra onlineces and 2 public properties, including demonstration site for the “first in the nation” neighborhood phenology trail. Phenology is the [...]

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Envision Tucson Sustainable Festival – Oct 21

posted September 27, 2012

[ Sunday, October 21, 2012; 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. ] at Reid Park in Tucson AZ, free and open to the public

 
ENVISION TUCSON SUSTAINABLE FESTIVAL
A Community Event for a Bright Future

By Clinton MacKillop
September 26, 2012

Tucson, AZ – Envision Tucson Sustainable and Sustainable Tucson announce the 2nd annual “Envision Tucson Sustainable” festival. The festival will take place at Reid Park on Sunday, October 21st, 2012, from [...]

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AZ Corporation Commission candidates debate – Sep 27

posted September 25, 2012

[ Thursday, September 27, 2012; 5:00 pm; ] at the UniSource Building, 88 East Broadway, Tucson

 
On Thursday, September 27, 2012, at 5:00 pm, candidates for the AZ Corporation Commission will be holding an open meeting and debate at the UniSource Building, 88 East Broadway, Tucson, AZ

Please join us to engage the candidates on important energy efficiency and clean renewable energy issues.

The AZ Energy [...]

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Forum for Candidates for AZ Corporation Commission – League of Women Voters – Oct 4

posted September 21, 2012

[ Thursday, October 4, 2012; 6:15 pm; ] at Temple Emanu-El, 225 N Country Club Road, Tucson AZ

Sustainable Tucson October Meeting
Please note special time and location for this month’s
Sustainable Tucson meeting,

Temple Emanu-El, 225 N Country Club Road, Tucson AZ
Thursday, October 4, 2012, 6:30 PM
Doors open at 6:15 pm

Forum for Candidates
for AZ Corporation Commission

All Candidates Have Been Invited

Utility Regulation • Power Lines
Business Regulation • [...]

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Second Annual Home-scape Tour – Watershed Management Group – Oct 20

posted September 17, 2012

[ Saturday, October 20, 2012; 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. ] Tucson, AZ

 
Second Annual Watershed Management Group Home-scape Tour
Saturday, October 20

Did the new City of Tucson rainwater-harvesting rebate rouse your interest in capturing the rain that falls on your own property?

Curious about implementing other backyard sustainability practices such as chicken coops, food production, greywater, composting systems, and even solar-heated outside showers?

Not really sure where to start [...]

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Challenges in Vertical Farming – all-day workshop & live webcast – Sep 26

posted September 17, 2012

[ Wednesday, September 26, 2012; ] live webcast from University of Maryland Conference Center

 
Workshop on the “Challenges in Vertical Farming”
September 26, 2012
The Marriott Inn & Conference Center, University of Maryland University College
3501 University Blvd, East Hyattsville, Maryland 20783 USA
http://challengesinverticalfarming.org
We are pleased to announce an NSF funded workshop on the “Challenges in Vertical Farming”, which will be held on September 26, 2012 [...]

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How Do We Grow Our Food? – Native Seeds/SEARCH Free Monthly Salon – Sep 17

posted September 12, 2012

[ Monday, September 17, 2012; 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. ] at Native Seeds/SEARCH Retail Store, 3061 N Campbell Ave, Tucson (please note new time)

 
How Do We Grow Our Food?

A panel discussion with growers from River Road Gardens, High Energy Farm, Sleeping Frog and the NS/S Conservation Farm.

No till, cover crops, Effective Microorganisms, biodynamic and good ole elbow grease are some of the many strategies employed [...]

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Gardening for Wildlife and Sustainability – NS/S Green Bag Lunch – Sep 25

posted September 12, 2012

[ Tuesday, September 25, 2012; 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm. ] at Native Seeds/SEARCH Retail Store, 3061 N Campbell Ave, Tucson

 
Gardening for Wildlife and Sustainability
with Kendall Kroesen

Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Noon – 1 pm

As the summer swelter recedes, we are excited to bring back your favorite mid-day brainfood break! Join us for the return of our Green Bag Lunch series with an afternoon nosh featuring Kendall Kroesen [...]

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Harvest Festival – NS/S Conservation Farm – Sep 15 (changed from Sep 22)

posted September 10, 2012

[ Saturday, September 15, 2012; 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm. ] at NS/S Conservation Farm
(note: changed from Sep 22 to Sep 15 !)

 
Reap, Chomp, and Stomp
This Saturday, September 15, 2012 ▪ 3pm to dark
FARM TOURS ▪ CROP HARVESTING ▪ BEAN STOMPING ▪
POTLUCK DINNER ▪ MUSIC ▪ FRIENDS ▪ FUN!
Please bring:  Appropriate clothing incl. hat, water, a dish, silverware,
and a yummy locally grown organic dish to share
See [...]

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So. Az Green Chamber of Commerce (SAGCC) is hosting a Climate Change seminar

posted September 6, 2012

[ Tuesday, September 18, 2012; 11:45 am to 1:30 pm. 11:45 am to 1:30 pm. ]

The So. Az Green Chamber of Commerce (SAGCC) will be hosting a Climate Change seminar
presented by Elna Otter of the Sierra Club. Please come Sept. 18th 11:45-1:30 at the SAHBA building on Country Club just north of Glenn. Address: 2640 N. Country Club Rd. Tucson Az. 85716

This is a wonderful presentation that gives valuable information [...]

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Crucial ACC Election for Climate Activists – TUCAN Workshop Sep 8

posted September 5, 2012

[ Saturday, September 8, 2012; 1:00 pm; ] at Miller Golf Links Public Library, 9640 E Golf Links Rd, Tucson (see below about carpooling)

Crucial ACC Election for Climate Activists

Workshop on September 8 Saturday 1 p.m., free t-shirt

Dear Climate Activist,

In the 2012, three of five seats at the Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC) are up for election. This election will decide the future of [...]

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Fall 2012 One Day Workshops – Sonoran Permaculture Guild

posted September 4, 2012

[ Saturday, October 6, 2012; 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Saturday, October 13, 2012; 9:00 am to 4:30 pm. Tuesday, October 16, 2012; 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm. Saturday, October 20, 2012; 9:00 am to 4:30 pm. Sunday, October 21, 2012; 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Saturday, November 3, 2012; 9:00 am to 4:30 pm. Saturday, November 10, 2012; 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Sunday, November 18, 2012; 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. ] Fall 2012 One Day Workshops – Sonoran Permaculture Guild

For full class descriptions, registration information, and FAQs for these workshops, please go to http://www.sonoranpermaculture.org/courses-and-workshops/

 
Designing a Home Greywater System – September 22nd, 2012

This one-day class provides a basic understanding of residential greywater system design, function, application, and applicable building codes. Participants will work with an aerial photo [...]

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Designing a Home Greywater System – Sonoran Permaculture Guild – Sep 22

posted September 4, 2012

[ Saturday, September 22, 2012; 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. ] in Tucson AZ
 

Designing a Home Greywater System
Leona Davis, Sonoran Permaculture Guild

This one-day class provides a basic understanding of residential greywater system design, function, application, and applicable building codes.

Participants will work with an aerial photo of their own residence (provided by the instructor) to identify and evaluate the potential of their own greywater sources and design [...]

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Wild Foods of the Sonoran Desert – John Slattery – Sep 29

posted September 4, 2012

[ Saturday, September 29, 2012; 7:30 am to 3:30 pm. ] carpool from Tucson AZ to the Santa Rita Mountains
 

Wild Foods of the Sonoran Desert
John Slattery

Learn to eat from what you find in the forest!

Join local herbalist, John Slattery on a wild foraging journey in our local Santa Rita Mountains. We will be exploring the great diversity of native wild foods which exist in our local [...]

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ST September Meeting – Sept 10 – Sustainability of Urban Mobility and Urban Form continued – Broadway Boulevard Project

posted August 28, 2012

[ Monday, September 10, 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)
Broadway Boulevard Project:
Sustainable Urban Mobility and Form?

As a follow up to Sustainable Tucson’s July meeting, The Sustainability of Urban Mobility and Urban Form, the September 10th meeting will be convening a public conversation furthering the discussion, using the Broadway [...]

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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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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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