Archive for July, 2013


Urban Food Forestry & Heritage Fruit Trees: From The Ark of Taste to Accessible Edible Landscapes

posted July 30, 2013

[ Monday, August 19, 2013; 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm. 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm. ] On this evening, Slow Food Southern Arizona will join with other local sponsors and Gary Paul Nabhan, local food pioneer and author, as Moderator for a unique event focused on the exploration of accessible edible landscapes and heritage fruit trees through the lens of experience.  The program also features a special focus and update on [...]

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A Radical Approach to the Climate Crisis

posted July 25, 2013

A Radical Approach to the Climate Crisis
by Christian Parenti, July 19, 2013
Several strands of green thinking maintain that capitalism is incapable of a sustainable relationship with non-human nature because, as an economic system, capitalism has a growth imperative while the earth is finite. One finds versions of this argument in the literature of eco-socialism, deep [...]

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Arctic Methane Release Due To Climate Change Could Cost Global Economy $60 Trillion, Study Reports

posted July 25, 2013

Arctic Methane Release Due To Climate Change Could Cost Global Economy $60 Trillion, Study Reports
By Nina Chestney
LONDON, July 24 (Reuters) – A release of methane in the Arctic could speed the melting of sea ice and climate change with a cost to the global economy of up to $60 trillion over coming decades, according to [...]

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Our Coming Food Crisis by Gary Paul Nabhan

posted July 25, 2013

Our Coming Food Crisis
By Gary Paul Nabhan,  Published by the New York Times: July 21, 2013
 
TUCSON, Ariz. — THIS summer the tiny town of Furnace Creek, Calif., may once again grace the nation’s front pages. Situated in Death Valley, it last made news in 1913, when it set the record for the world’s hottest recorded [...]

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Desert Climate Composting Workshop – Aug 16/17

posted July 23, 2013

[ Friday, August 16, 2013; 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. Saturday, August 17, 2013; 9:00 am to 11:00 am. ] Community garden at 901 East 12th Street, Tucson AZ

Saturday – rain date or overflow second workshop

 
Composting workshop specifically designed for dry deserts

Specifically designed for dry deserts, this workshop focuses on
• Low water use, conserving water for hot composting rather than dry slow
• Cold method
• Easy on your back
• Low maintenance saves you water and time.
• [...]

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Climate Smart Southwest: Ready or Hot? – National climate change conference in Tucson – Sep 20-21

posted July 23, 2013

[ Friday, September 20, 2013; 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Saturday, September 21, 2013; 7:30 am to 5:30 pm. ] Free lecture Friday evening at the TEP Unisource Building, 88 East Broadway, Tucson AZ

Saturday conference at the Tucson Convention Center (details below)

Tucson will be hosting a climate change conference focused on public health and climate adaptation in September, sponsored by Physicians for Social Responsibility and 35 other local and national organizations. The following guest [...]

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The One Thing You Need to Know about the President’s Plan to Address Climate Change

posted July 3, 2013

The One Thing You Need to Know about the President’s Plan to Address Climate Change
by Kurt Cobb,    June 30, 2013
 
The one thing you need to know about President Obama’s plan to address climate change is that the most it will accomplish is slowing very slightly the pace at which the world is currently hurtling toward [...]

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Sustainable Tucson July Film Night!

posted July 3, 2013

[ Monday, July 8, 2013; 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm. ] Monday, July 8th, 5:30 – 8:00, Joel D. Valdez Main Library, 101 N. Stone, Downtown (free lower level parking off Alameda St)

Sustainable Tucson will show a variety of films at our July general meeting. Included among the short and medium length topics are greening the desert, climate change in the arctic, how the people of [...]

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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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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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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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