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 the broad category of “sustainability.” Many of the organizations involved with these events got together and affirmed our common focus and shared goal — building a strong, viable, and resilient future in our beautiful desert southwest. We move forward now to celebrate these events as the Season of Sustainability.
The Season of Sustainability has already kicked off with a very strong start: From September 18 through 22, we learned from Community Food Bank’s national conference, “Closing the Hunger Gap;” Aquaponics Association’s national conference, “Aquaponics for All;” Physicians for Social Responsibility’s regionally focused conference, “Climate-Smart Southwest;” and Healthy You Network’s symposium, “Your Health, Your Planet.”
From now through November, we continue to have multiple opportunities where we can share ideas, explore issues, find solutions — and celebrate our commitment to a sustainable future for our city and our region. A quick summary of coming events is listed below. For more information on these events, visit the Season of Sustainability website: www.seasonofsustainability.org. Go to the event-specific websites. And by all means — attend, participate, and enjoy!