Archive for October, 2012


Climate Change and Energy Decline: Building resilient communities in the SW United States – Guy McPherson – November 5

posted October 31, 2012

[ Monday, November 5, 2012; 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. ] at Pima Community College downtown, Amethyst Room, 1255 N Stone Ave

 
Climate Change and Energy Decline:
Building resilient communities
in the southwestern United States
with Guy McPherson
Co-sponsored by Tucson Audubon Society
and Sustainable Tucson
Please note special time and location for this month’s Sustainable Tucson meeting,

When:  Monday, November 5, 2012, 7:00 pm
Where:  Pima Community College’s downtown campus, Amethyst Room on 1255 N. [...]

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5th Annual Free Green Living Fair – Nov 3

posted October 25, 2012

[ Saturday, November 3, 2012; 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. ] at the HabiStore, 935 W. Grant

 
Experts on “green” building, alternative modes of transportation, rainwater-harvesting, gardening, air quality, water and energy conservation, solar power and more will be available to discuss ways to save money with a more “green” home and lifestyle.

The Green Living Fair will be at the HabiStore, 935 W. Grant, 1/4 mile east [...]

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Eco-Health Relationship Browser – EPA Sustainable and Healthy Communities

posted October 23, 2012

Eco-Health Relationship Browser
EPA Sustainable and Healthy Communities (SHC) Research News Flash
September 25, 2012
The EPA Sustainable and Healthy Communities Research Program is pleased to announce the launch of the Eco-Health Relationship Browser, an easy-to-use new online tool from the SHC program.
The Eco-Health Relationship Browser illustrates the linkages between human health and ecosystem services—benefits supplied by nature. [...]

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270 minutes of silence – Presidential debates avoiding Climate change – 350.org

posted October 23, 2012

Date: Mon, 22 Oct 2012 22:32:25 +0000
From: Jamie Henn – 350.org <organizers(at)350.org>
Subject: 270 minutes of silence.
Dear Friends,
Not one word.
After 270 minutes of Presidential and Vice Presidential debates, no one has mentioned climate change or global warming. If the candidates don’t speak up tonight, this will be the first time since 1988 that climate change hasn’t been [...]

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Natural Beekeeping – NS/S free salon – Oct 15

posted October 15, 2012

[ Monday, October 15, 2012; 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. ] at Native Seeds/SEARCH Retail Store, 3061 N Campbell Ave, Tucson AZ
(note new time 5 to 7 pm)

Natural Beekeeping with Jaime de Zubeldia from ReZoNation Farm

Why is beekeeping so popular? What do we need to know about beekeeping specific to our region? Local beekeeper Jaime will share natural beekeeping methods and provide an understanding [...]

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Seeds of Freedom – Tucson Film Premiere – Oct 16

posted October 15, 2012

[ Tuesday, October 16, 2012; 7:00 pm; ] at Native Seeds / SEARCH Conservation Center, 3584 E River Road, Tucson AZ

 
Seeds of Freedom – Tucson film premiere

In conjunction with World Food Day and part of the Act for Seed Freedom Fortnight, we will screen a short documentary exploring the importance of seed saving and the current threats to the practice.

A discussion led by [...]

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Fermentation Talk and Workshop with Sandor Katz – NS/S – Oct 22

posted October 15, 2012

[ Monday, October 22, 2012; 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. ] Free, at Native Seeds/SEARCH Retail Store, 3061 N Campbell Ave, Tucson AZ

Can’t get enough kombucha, kimchi, or sauerkraut? Join us for a special evening with fermentation revivalist Sandor Katz, author of the bestselling Wild Fermentation. Sandor will answer your questions and share tips from his latest book The Art of Fermentation, which offers the most [...]

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Rainwater Harvesting Rebate Class – WMG – Oct 11

posted October 15, 2012

[ Thursday, October 11, 2012; 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm. ] Rainwater Harvesting Rebate Class

Spaces are still available in Watershed Management Group’s upcoming session to fulfill the educational requirement for Tucson Water’s rainwater-harvesting rebate. The next class is scheduled for Thursday, October 11, from 2 to 5 p.m.

Tucson Water is offering rebates on qualifying rainwater harvesting projects, including tanks and earthworks. Two tiers of rebates cover [...]

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Storm Water Harvesting – WMG Green Living Co-op Workshops – Oct 11,13,14,21,27

posted October 15, 2012

[ Thursday, October 11, 2012; 7:00 am to 12:00 pm. Saturday, October 13, 2012; 8:00 am to 1:00 pm. Sunday, October 14, 2012; 7:00 am to 12:00 pm. Sunday, October 21, 2012; 8:00 am to 1:00 pm. Saturday, October 27, 2012; 8:00 am to 1:00 pm. ] Click these links for more details:

Thursday October 11, 7am – 12pm
Saturday October 13, 8am – 1pm
Sunday, October 14, 7am – 12pm

Sunday, October 21, 8am – 1pm

Saturday, October 27, 8am – 1pm

 

Watershed Management Group – Residential Green Infrastructure Workshops

Join Watershed Management Group’s Tucson Green-living Co-op for a series of workshops this October that are [...]

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Special Food Day Screening of Genetic Roulette – Oct 24

posted October 4, 2012

[ Wednesday, October 24, 2012; 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. ] at The Loft Cinema, 3233 E Speedway Blvd, Tucson AZ

Special Food-Oriented Presentation for Food Day, a day to celebrate healthy, sustainable food production: Movie Screening at 7 p.m. of the new groundbreaking definitive documentary on the health risks of genetically modified foods, Genetic Roulette: The Gamble of Our Lives, followed by a panel discussion of [...]

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Genetic Roulette – Free Movie Showing – Oct 11

posted October 4, 2012

[ Thursday, October 11, 2012; 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. ] Free, at the Crossroads Theater, 4811 E Grant Road, Tucson AZ

 
A FREE movie screening  of the new groundbreaking definitive documentary on the health risks of genetically modified foods, Genetic Roulette: The Gamble of Our Lives, followed by a Q & A by Melissa Diane Smith, GMO Free Project of Tucson Director of Education.

Please register for [...]

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Tucson AquaPonic Systems Tour

posted October 2, 2012

[ Saturday, October 6, 2012; 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. ] The Tucson AquaPonic Systems Tour (TAPST) is a self-guided tour of AP systems all around Tucson, organized and sponsored by Local Roots Aquaponics.

The TAPST is a self-guided tour of more than 10 aquaponic systems around Tucson. Come see the different ways your neighbors are growing plants and fish together. No gardening technique is more efficient and productive [...]

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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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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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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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Tucson Time Traders – 2012 aug

posted August 5, 2012

[ Thursday, October 11, 2012; 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Saturday, October 20, 2012; 12:01 pm to 2:00 pm. Saturday, November 3, 2012; 12:01 pm to 2:00 pm. Thursday, November 8, 2012; 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Sunday, November 18, 2012; 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. Saturday, December 1, 2012; 11:30 am to 1:30 pm. Thursday, December 13, 2012; 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Saturday, December 22, 2012; 12:01 pm to 2:00 pm. ] Community Picnic/Potluck & Orientation Meetings

at Tucson Ward 3 Office, 1510 E Grant Road (southeast corner of Grant & Vine)
2nd Thursdays, 6 to 8 pm – Aug 9 – Sep 13 – Oct 11 – Nov 8 – Nov 18 (sunday 6:30-8:30pm) – Dec 13

at Himmel Park Library, 1035 N Treat Avenue (1 block south of [...]

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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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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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