Archive for April, 2013


Tucson Time Traders – Tucson’s Local Timebank

posted April 14, 2013

[ Saturday, January 26, 2013; 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. Monday, February 11, 2013; 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm. Saturday, March 30, 2013; 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Sunday, April 21, 2013; 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm. Sunday, May 19, 2013; 11:30 am to 1:30 pm. Friday, June 28, 2013; 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. Sunday, July 28, 2013; 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. ] Please see timetraders.metasofa.org for more information on our Timebank orientation meetings and other events.

We’re also at Sustainable Tucson Monthly Meetings to give information about timebanking and Tucson Time Traders, and help you sign up online.

 

TUCSON TIME TRADERS
Helping Build Community 1 Hour at a Time

Tucson Time Traders is our local Timebank for the Tucson region.  Check [...]

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Community Vision for the Ronstadt Transit Center – Tucson Bus Riders Union – April 2

posted March 25, 2013

[ Tuesday, April 2, 2013; 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. ] at the Rialto Theatre, 318 East Congress Street, Tucson AZ

 
Community Vision for the Ronstadt Transit Center

Music, food, information, and the opportunity to give YOUR input.

As downtown development proceeds, what will become of the Ronstadt Center? The City of Tucson has begun a public process aimed at “seeking a qualified development team to plan, design, [...]

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Rethinking Money in Tucson – meetings with Bernard Lietaer & Jacqui Dunne – March 25 & 26

posted March 22, 2013

[ Monday, March 25, 2013; 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Tuesday, March 26, 2013; 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. ] Monday – Santa Rita Room, Student Union, University of Arizona, Tucson AZ
Tuesday – City of Tucson Public Works Building, 201 N. Stone Avenue, Meeting Room C in the basement

 
Both events are Free. Monday’s will also be webcast (ask for address). Please RSVP for Tuesday.

Rethinking Money: A Wildcat Currency?

Date: Monday, March 25, 5:00 – [...]

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Arctic Methane: Why The Sea Ice Matters

posted March 22, 2013

Arctic Methane: Why The Sea Ice Matters:
An interview with four top climate scientists: Peter Wadhams, Director, Polar Ocean Physics Group, Cambridge University: Natalia Shakhova, International Arctic Research Centre; David Wasdell, Director, Apollo-Gaia; James Hansen, NASA, Goddard Institute.
By Nick Breeze, Envisionation, Communicating Climate Change
If there is one short video you need to share with others unconvinced [...]

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The End of Growth: David Suzuki & Jeff Rubin

posted March 18, 2013

The End of Growth: Rubin & Suzuki
From Ideas with Paul Kennedy
Economist Jeff Rubin and biologist David Suzuki might seem an unlikely pairing. But they’ve been touring Canada together, talking about the natural limits to growth from their very different perspectives. We listen in as they try to convince a Calgary audience that we’ve already exceeded [...]

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Michael Shuman – Keynote Address on Local Investment

posted March 18, 2013

Bob Russell, Co-Director of the Neahtawanta Research and Education Center (nrec.org) organized a special economic development workshop with co-sponsorship of the Chamber of Commerce on local business investment. Champion and leading innovator of re-localization, Michael Shuman, gave the keynote presentation in Traverse City Michigan, October 2, 2012 at the Hagery Center, Northwestern Michigan College.
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Phoenix in the Climate Crosshairs

posted March 17, 2013

Phoenix in the Climate Crosshairs
by William deBuys
 
If cities were stocks, you’d want to short Phoenix.

Of course, it’s an easy city to pick on. The nation’s 13th largest metropolitan area (nudging out Detroit) crams 4.3 million people into a low bowl in a hot desert, where horrific heat waves and windstorms visit it regularly. It snuggles [...]

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Money and Life / Rethinking Money – Tucson film premier – Fox Theater March 26

posted March 15, 2013

[ Tuesday, March 26, 2013; 7:00 pm; ] at the Fox Theater, 17 West Congress Street, downtown Tucson AZ

 
Tucson film premier of Money & Life with filmmaker Katie Teague
and a presentation by Bernard Lietaer and Jacqui Dunne

Please join us for a very special event on March 26, 2013 at the Fox Theatre. The Tuscon Premiere of the documentary film Money & Life [...]

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Hungry for Change: Food, Ethics, & Sustainability – starting March 27

posted March 15, 2013

[ Wednesday, March 27, 2013; ] for 6 Wednesdays, near Congress & Grande, Tucson AZ

Hungry for Change: Food, Ethics, & Sustainability Discussion Course

Baja Arizona Sustainable Agriculture offers “Hungry for Change”, a 6-session discussion course that analyzes the connection between food, ethics, and sustainability. The goals of the course are to explore the interconnected nature of food systems & our relationship [...]

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31st Annual Solar Potluck – Catalina State Park – April 6

posted March 15, 2013

[ Saturday, April 6, 2013; ] at Catalina State Park near Tucson AZ

Citizens for Solar – 31st Annual Solar Potluck

Saturday, April 6 from 10 am to sunset at Catalina State Park

The Solar Potluck is free and open to the public, although the park charges a $7/carload entry fee.

Please go to Citizens for Solar website for more info – citizensforsolar.org

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ST April Meeting – Power to the People: Should TEP be municipalized? – April 8

posted March 15, 2013

[ Monday, April 8, 2013; 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm. ] at Joel D. Valdez Main Library, 101 N. Stone, Downtown Tucson (in the large lower-level meeting room, free lower-level parking off Alameda St)
Power to the People:
Should TEP be municipalized?
with guest speaker Leslie Glustrom, Research Director for Clean Energy Action, Boulder Colorado

also speaking – Dan Millis (Sierra Club)

The science is clear. We need to slow the [...]

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Sprouting: The Art of Gardening in a Jar – April 11

posted March 14, 2013

[ Thursday, April 11, 2013; 5:45 pm to 7:00 pm. ] at The Tasteful Kitchen, 722 North Stone Avenue, Tucson AZ

 
Sprouting: The Art of Gardening in a Jar

Join BASA and Wanda Poindexter on Thursday, April 11 to learn basic and intermediate tips for sprouting. Taste various types of sprouts, learn how economical it is to grow organic sprouts right in your own kitchen, and leave [...]

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Cholla and Nopal Harvesting Workshop – April 18

posted March 14, 2013

[ Thursday, April 18, 2013; 8:00 am to 11:00 am. ] West Side Tucson near Trails End and Camino de Oeste, Tucson AZ

 
Cholla Bud and Nopal Harvesting Workshop

Join Baja Arizona Sustainable Agriculture and Flor de Mayo to learn how to harvest, process, preserve, and cook with cholla buds and nopales, both traditional foods of the Native Peoples of the Sonoran desert. Cholla buds are a [...]

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The surprising conclusion to an important new book

posted March 12, 2013

The surprising conclusion to an important new book
by Herman Daly
Book Review: The Failure of Laissez Faire Capitalism and the Economic Dissolution of the West (Towards a New Economics for a Full World), by Paul Craig Roberts
About the author: Dr. Roberts was educated at Georgia Tech, University of Virginia, UC Berkeley, and Oxford University. He was [...]

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Citizens Climate Lobby monthly conference call & planning meeting – (usually) first Saturdays

posted February 28, 2013

[ Saturday, March 2, 2013; 10:45 am to 1:00 pm. Saturday, April 6, 2013; 9:45 am to 12:00 pm. Saturday, May 4, 2013; 9:45 am to 12:00 pm. Saturday, June 1, 2013; 9:45 am to 12:00 pm. Saturday, July 13, 2013; 9:45 am to 12:00 pm. Saturday, August 3, 2013; 9:45 am to 12:00 pm. ] at 255 W University Blvd, Tucson AZ

Groups meet at 9:45am PT / 12:45pm ET, the international conference call starts at 10:00 am PT / 1:00 pm ET. The conference call is about an hour long, and the groups meet for another hour after that to plan actions.

 

Citizens Climate Lobby – Monthly Conference Call
www.citizensclimatelobby.org

 

Saturday, July [...]

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ST March Meeting – Climate Change Activism – March 11

posted February 14, 2013

[ Monday, March 11, 2013; 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm. ] at Joel D. Valdez Main Library, 101 N. Stone, Downtown Tucson (in the large lower-level meeting room, free lower-level parking off Alameda St)
Climate Change Activism – Messaging and Solutions
with guest speaker Julie Robinson, Center for Climate Change Communication, George Mason University

In our future there will be no more important issue to the health of humans [...]

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Worldwide GLOBE at Night 2013 Campaign

posted January 9, 2013

[ Thursday, January 3, 2013; Thursday, January 31, 2013; Sunday, March 3, 2013; Sunday, March 31, 2013; Monday, April 29, 2013; ] Worldwide GLOBE at Night 2013 Campaign

What would it be like without stars at night? What is it we lose? Starry night skies have given us poetry, art, music and the wonder to explore. A bright night sky (aka light pollution) affects energy consumption, health and wildlife too. Spend a few minutes to help [...]

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TUCAN – Tucson Climate Action Network – (usually) 2nd Wednesdays

posted January 9, 2013

[ Wednesday, January 9, 2013; 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Wednesday, February 13, 2013; 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Wednesday, March 13, 2013; 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Wednesday, April 10, 2013; 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Wednesday, May 8, 2013; 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Wednesday, June 12, 2013; 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Wednesday, July 17, 2013; 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Wednesday, August 14, 2013; 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. ] at Pima Friends Meeting House, 931 N 5th Ave, Tucson AZ

Also see: monthly conference call with Citizens Climate Lobby, and the March 2013 Sustainable Tucson meeting on Climate Change Activism

 
March 16 thru 23 is the Stop Tar Sands Profiteers Week of Action – details at www.tarsandsblockade.org/actionweek

 
Jan 7, 2013

Dear friends of a sustainable future,

Happy 2013! [...]

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Watershed Management Group – Short Courses – Jan Feb March

posted January 8, 2013

[ Friday, January 18, 2013; Thursday, January 31, 2013; Friday, March 15, 2013; ] Tucson AZ

 

Watershed Management Group’s Watershed Technical Trainings (WTT) are hands-on design and implementation trainings to build the knowledge and skills of property-owners and practitioners alike.

As a non-profit organization, WMG’s goal is to offer green job trainings based in collaboration not competition; build applied skills of professionals; and teach universal principles and systems instead of product [...]

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