Archive for April, 2013


Pima County Food Alliance – April Meeting – April 29

posted April 24, 2013

[ Monday, April 29, 2013; 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. ] at the Sam Lena Library, 1607 S 6th Ave, Tucson AZ

 
Join the Pima County Food Alliance for our monthly meeting on Monday, April 29 from 6:00 to 8:00pm at the Sam Lena Library (1607 S 6th Ave, Tucson).

April is Native Foods Month at the Pima County Food Alliance!

This month we’ll be hearing from two experts [...]

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Cooking the Books: The True Climate Impact of Keystone XL

posted April 17, 2013

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Cooking the Books: The True Climate Impact of Keystone XL
April 16, 2013
A new report out today from environmental groups shows that the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline would, if approved, be responsible for at least 181 million metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) each year, comparable [...]

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100% Renewable Energy – Earth Day Weekend Rally – April 20

posted April 17, 2013

[ Saturday, April 20, 2013; 10:00 am to 11:00 am. ] at Tucson Electric Power Headquarters, 88 E Broadway Blvd, Tucson AZ (corner of Broadway and Scott, just west of 6th Ave)

100% Renewable Energy: Earth Day Weekend Rally

This Saturday April 20 at 10:00 am, the Tucson Climate Action Network continues its campaign to stop TEP’s stockpiling and burning of coal and push ahead with a full [...]

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How Can Arizona Survive the Coming Dust Bowl? – Climate presentation at Milagro – May 4

posted April 17, 2013

[ Saturday, May 4, 2013; 5:00 pm; ] at Milagro Cohousing, 3057 N Gaia Place, Tucson, AZ
Come early for a tour of Milagro at 4 pm.

How Can Arizona Survive the Coming Dust Bowl?

Presentation by renowned climate scientist Dr. Steve Ghan, a Fellow of the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, and Editor-in-Chief of the Atmospheres Section of the Journal of Geophysical Research.

Refreshment will be available [...]

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A Fierce Green Fire – A Film and Panel on Green Activism – April 19

posted April 15, 2013

[ Friday, April 19, 2013; 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm. ] at The Loft Cinema, 3233 East Speedway Blvd, Tucson AZ
Join us for a special post-film panel discussion on opening night, featuring local experts in the field of environmental studies!
Maria Baier – Executive Director of the Sonoran Institute

Roger Clark – Grand Canyon Program Director for The Grand Canyon Trust

Paul Green – Executive Director of the Tucson [...]

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Sustainable Tucson Community Fundraising Appeal

posted April 15, 2013

Sustainable Tucson needs your support to continue to present timely, interesting and informative monthly programs. With minimal financial support from the larger community we have provided continuous monthly programs for nearly seven years, drawing particularly on local talent and sustainability leaders. As we increasingly bring in cutting-edge speakers from other cities and regions, Sustainable Tucson [...]

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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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ST May Meeting – Food Resilience in the Time of Global Climate Change – May 13

posted April 14, 2013

[ Monday, May 13, 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)
Food Resilience in the Time of Global Climate Change
Almost all the food we eat in Tucson is not grown here. It isn’t even grown in Arizona.

Please join us for the May Sustainable Tucson [...]

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Sonoran Permaculture Guild – Spring Semester Workshops

posted April 12, 2013

[ Sunday, April 7, 2013; Saturday, April 13, 2013; Saturday, April 20, 2013; Saturday, May 18, 2013; ] For full information, go to

www.sonoranpermaculture.org/courses-and-workshops

 
The Sonoran Permaculture Guild finishes out its Spring Semester of workshops…

• The Art of Fermentation – Sunday, April 7th

• Wild Foods Walkabout – Saturday, April 13th

• Bee Keeping – Saturday and Sunday, April 20th and 21st

• How to Raise Chickens the Natural Way – Saturday, May 18th

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Ask for Transportation Alternatives! – ADOT hearing in Tucson – Apr 12

posted April 11, 2013

[ Friday, April 12, 2013; 9:00 am; ] at Pascua Yaqui Justice Center – Albert V Garcia Auditorium, 7777 S Camino Huivism, Building C, Tucson AZ

ADOT hearing in Tucson – Fri, Apr 12th, 9 AM
Ask for Transportation Alternatives!

Come to a public hearing and speak in support of transportation options.

There will be a hearing in Tucson this Friday, April 12th at 9:00 am on [...]

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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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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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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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The 4th Annual Water Festival – Tucson Arts Brigade – Earth Day – April 21

posted February 14, 2013

[ Sunday, April 21, 2013; 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. ] Earth Day at Reid Park, Tucson Arts Brigade presents
 

THE WATER FESTIVAL
Synergy of Art, Science, and Community

The 4th Annual Water Festival, presented by Tucson Arts Brigade, raises awareness and promotes stewardship for water and water-related themes relating to sustainability, health, and community.

The Water Festival brings community together through creative and diverse activities for learning, networking, and [...]

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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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WMG Water Harvesting Certification Program – Feb & April

posted January 8, 2013

[ Friday, February 22, 2013; Friday, April 5, 2013; ] Feb 22 – March 2 in Phoenix, and April 5-13 in Tucson AZ

 
Water Harvesting Certification Program

The Watershed Management Group’s Water Harvesting Certification program is a hands-on training course that provides certification in water harvesting system design and implementation.

WMG’s goal is to transfer water harvesting knowledge to those who will utilize these practices in their professions [...]

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