Archive for September, 2013


VegFest Tucson

posted September 28, 2013

[ Sunday, November 17, 2013; 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. ]  

VegFest will feature Milton Mills, M.D., and Robert Cheeke, as well as lectures, food demonstrations, and information provided by area healthcare providers. Milton Mills, M.D., is Associate Director of Preventive Medicine with the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine and Director of the Gilead Medical Group in the Washington, D.C. area. Robert Cheeke is a vegan [...]

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Tucson Village Farm Harvest Festival

posted September 28, 2013

[ Saturday, November 16, 2013; 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. ]  

Bring the whole family to the Farm for our bit Harvest Festival. The Festival is free and open to the public from 10am – 2pm.

 

• Games and activities for kids of all ages

 

• Farm fresh produce for purchase

 

• Ask a Master Gardener plant clinic

 

• Live Cooking Demos

 

• Family Fun!

 
 Location: 4210 N. Campbell Ave

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Innovative Home Tour & Solar Tour

posted September 28, 2013

[ Saturday, November 9, 2013; Sunday, November 10, 2013; ] Your best opportunity to see the latest and most important new advances in sustainability and green building – and learn how you can put them to good practical, cost-effective use yourself to have a much better home that costs you much less. Choose among around 20 exceptional, award-winning and nationally recognized homes and other special [...]

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Tucson Audubon Harvest Festival

posted September 28, 2013

[ Saturday, November 9, 2013; ]  

Harvest Festival and Mesquite Milling
The Harvest Festival and Mesquite Milling celebrates the diversity of Sonoran Desert foods—both wild foods and heritage crops. And in a larger sense it celebrates the diverse Sonoran Desert landscape that gave birth to this abundance! It is also a practical opportunity to mill your mesquite pods into flour. (Our shop, [...]

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UA Food Day

posted September 28, 2013

[ Wednesday, October 23, 2013; 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. ] The  Well University Partnership (Well U) has brought Food Day to the UA campus for the past 4 years. It is the work of Well U members is that make this deliciously fun event possible! Let’s find out what is happening in the Well U.

The Well U is proud to put on this event and to be [...]

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Santa Cruz Harvest Dinner

posted September 28, 2013

[ Sunday, October 20, 2013; 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm. ] Join us for a rustic evening at the Santa Cruz Harvest Dinner, Sunday, October 20, 2013 at the historic Steinfeld Warehouse. The dinner highlights the diversity of heritage resources in the Santa Cruz Valley, with an emphasis on agricultural heritage and food traditions, while also showcasing Tucson’s historic arts warehouse district. Take advantage of this unique opportunity to experience [...]

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Friends of Ironwood Forest – Meet the Monument

posted September 28, 2013

[ Saturday, October 19, 2013; 8:00 am to 2:00 pm. ] Learn from educational presentations during the annual Meet the Monument day.

Find out more and location 
About the Ironwood Forest National Monument
Taking its name from one of the longest living trees in the Sonoran Desert, the 129,000-acre Ironwood Forest National Monument safeguards an incredible landscape recognized for its rugged scenery and serving as a biological anchor point [...]

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Watershed Management Group Home-scape Tour

posted September 28, 2013

[ Saturday, October 19, 2013; 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. ] On Saturday, October 19, 2013, from 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m., explore more than a dozen yards, two municipal office landscapes, and last year’s tour favorite, Manzo Elementary, at your own pace.

Homeowners and site hosts will be on hand to guide you through the features. Check out rain gardens, cisterns, passive solar systems, compost toilets, abundant food gardens, wildlife [...]

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Tucson Organic Gardeners Fall Garden Fair

posted September 28, 2013

[ Saturday, October 12, 2013; 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. ] Come and buy your winter transplants and seeds for the cool season and learn all about planting times and schedules in the Old Pueblo. Plenty of information and supplies for both new and experienced gardeners. Food and a children’s table too! Bring the whole family down and learn all about Tucson’s premier organic gardening group. [...]

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March against Monsanto

posted September 28, 2013

[ Saturday, October 12, 2013; 10:00 am; ] March with your neighbors to protect our food supply.  Join us.

Loft Farmers’ Market, live music start at 10:00.  Speakers start and 11:00.  March starts at noon.

 

www.facebook.com/gmofreetucson
10/12/13
starting at The Loft

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ST Oct Mtg: Investing in Local Solar Energy Solutions

posted September 26, 2013

[ Monday, October 14, 2013; 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm. ] Sustainable Tucson October Meeting: Investing in Local Solar Energy Solutions
at Joel D. Valdez Main Library, Lower Level Meeting Room,
101 N. Stone, Downtown (free lower level parking off Alameda St)

Investing in Local Solar Energy Solutions
As Tucson begins planning to reduce its greenhouse gases 80% by 2050, the largest emissions sector (59%) arises from the generation [...]

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Season of Sustainability in Tucson & Southern Arizona

posted September 26, 2013

[ Wednesday, September 18, 2013 to Sunday, November 17, 2013. ] It sometimes feels as though life begins again in the fall in Tucson: We rouse ourselves from heat-induced hibernation, and our calendars fill up with the many events suddenly available.

This fall provides a particular wealth of events in Tucson and Southern Arizona — meetings, conferences, festivals, tours — all focused on issues that fall under [...]

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Avalon Earth Harmony Festival

posted September 26, 2013

[ Saturday, October 5, 2013 to Sunday, October 6, 2013. ]

2nd Annual Earth Harmony Festival, celebrating healthy food, organic gardening, & sustainability at Avalon Organic Gardens & EcoVillage

“If you really want to make a friend, go to someone’s house and eat with him… the people who give you their food give you their heart.”     ~ Cesar Chavez
The Earth Harmony Festival - an annual gathering atAvalon [...]

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Tucson Plugs In

posted September 26, 2013

[ Sunday, September 29, 2013; 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. ] Tucson Plugs In

TUCSON PLUGS IN 2013 is the southern Arizona element of NATIONAL PLUG IN DAY (NPID) 2013, the 3rd annual electric vehicle (EV) awareness celebration sponsored by Plug In America, the Sierra Club and the Electric Auto Association. Many cities and municipality across the United States will simultaneously host NPID events this year on or around September 29th and, as [...]

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DIY Day & Planter Project

posted September 26, 2013

[ Saturday, September 28, 2013; 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. ] Do It Yourself! Learn bike repair, couponing, origami and everything in between. Join community members for a day of DIY workshops.

SATURDAY  10:00am – 3:00pm

Location:Joel D Valdez Main

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Community Food Bank’s Hunger Walk

posted September 26, 2013

[ Saturday, September 28, 2013; 8:00 am to 11:00 am. ] Join us as we walk to make a difference in the fight against hunger in Southern Arizona.

WHEN:
Saturday, September 28th, 2013

WHERE:

Kino Sports Complex / North Grand Stand #5
2500 E Ajo Way, Tucson, AZ 85713

Event Schedule: Hunger Walk, September 28th, 2013
Registration: 8:00 AM
Walk Begins: 9:00 AM

Walk to the Community Food Bank, see our programs in
action & return to the [...]

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USGBC Green Apple Day of Service

posted September 26, 2013

[ Saturday, September 28, 2013; ] The Green Apple Day of Service, which will take place on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, gives parents, teachers, students, companies and local organizations the opportunity to transform all schools into healthy, safe and productive learning environments through local service projects.

Visit <www.mygreenapple.org> for details.

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3rd Annual Envision Tucson Sustainable Festival – Oct 20

posted September 17, 2013

[ Sunday, October 20, 2013; 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. ] Envision Tucson Sustainable Festival

Celebrate Tucson’s unique position of leadership in sustainability!

The third annual Envision Tucson Sustainable Festival will be on Sunday, October 20, 10 am-4 pm, in Reid Park at the DeMeester Outdoor Performance Center (the Bandshell), off Country Club near 22nd Street. Admission and parking are free.

At this family-friendly event, you’ll meet community organizations and companies that are creating a sustainable future in our desert Southwest. Enjoy exhibits that highlight their work and get involved through hands-on activities. Speakers will share earth-friendly messages, and local music groups will entertain throughout the day.
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ST September Mtg: Working Together Toward a Sustainable Community Part IV – Sept 9th

posted August 22, 2013

[ Monday, September 9, 2013; 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm. ] Monday, September 9, 2013

5:30 pm to 8:00 pm

at Joel D. Valdez Main Library, Lower Level Meeting Room, 101 N. Stone, Downtown (free lower level parking off Alameda St)

ST September Meeting
Working Together Toward a Sustainable Community
Part IV

Sustainable Tucson’s “Conversations with our Public Officials” series provides Tucson community members the opportunity to meet with local public officials [...]

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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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Awakening the Dreamer workshops – Circle Tree Ranch – June 10, Sep 9, Dec 9

posted May 8, 2013

[ Monday, June 10, 2013; 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Monday, September 9, 2013; 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Monday, December 9, 2013; 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm. ]  
Free (RSVP) at Circle Tree Ranch, 10500 E Tanque Verde Road, Tucson AZ 85749

 

 

Awakening the Dreamer – Changing the Dream
“Cultural Wisdom: The Indigenous Worldview as a Model for Social and Environmental Justice”

The Awakening the Dreamer – Changing the Dream Symposium is a profound inquiry into a bold vision: to bring forth an environmentally sustainable spiritually [...]

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