Archive for November, 2013


ST Dec. Mtg: The Economic Imperative of Energy Efficiency: Leading Tucson to More Jobs and a Robust Economy While Mitigating Climate Change

posted November 21, 2013

[ Monday, December 9, 2013; 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm. ] XXXX
At Joel D. Valdez Main Library, Lower Level Meeting Room,
101 N. Stone, Downtown (free lower level parking off Alameda St)
 
Sustainable Tucson December Meeting: The Economic Imperative of Energy Efficiency: Leading Tucson to More Jobs and a Robust Economy While Mitigating Climate Change
This month, Sustainable Tucson brings international expertise and vision to our community to understand [...]

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Will the real International Energy Agency please stand up?

posted November 17, 2013

Will the real International Energy Agency please stand up?
Published by Resource Insights on 2013-11-16
Original article: http://resourceinsights.blogspot.com/2013/11/will-real-international-energy-agency.html by Kurt Cobb
It was as if the International Energy Agency were appearing on the old American television game show To Tell the Truth last week as it offered a third contradictory forecast in the space of a year.
You may [...]

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Loss and Damage @Warsaw: Climate change Conference of Parties 19

posted November 17, 2013

Loss and Damage @Warsaw
Published by Daily Kos on 2013-11-15
Original article: http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/11/15/1255756/-Loss-and-Damage-Warsaw by Deborah Phelan
The issue of ‘loss and damage’, which at long last mainstreamed at last year’s COP18, is vying for center stage in Warsaw as COP19 participants wrestle with the problems of effectively addressing and financing the irreparable impacts of climate change, those impacts [...]

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Three things you shouldn’t miss this week: Energy Crunch: the global picture

posted November 17, 2013

Energy Crunch: the global picture
Published by New Economics Foundation on 2013-11-15
Original article: http://www.neweconomics.org/blog/entry/energy-round-up-the-global-picture by Energy Crunch staff
Three things you shouldn’t miss this week

The dwindling emissions budget if we are to limit global warming to no more than 2°C.

Graphic: International Energy Agency World Energy Outlook 2013
Article: Shale’s Effect on Oil Supply Is Not Expected to Last -  According to [...]

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Who knew that Seoul was a leader in the sharing economy?

posted November 17, 2013

Who knew that Seoul was a leader in the sharing economy?
by Richard Heinberg
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Published by Post Carbon Institute on 2013-11-12
Original article: http://www.postcarbon.org/blog-post/1949822-who-knew-that-seoul-was-a

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Did you know that Seoul, South Korea is one of the world’s key sites for post-growth economic re-development? No? Neither did I, until I saw for myself.
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I was pleased to be invited to give the [...]

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Triumph or Tragedy? A Brief History of Water Management in Israel

posted November 6, 2013

[ Wednesday, November 13, 2013; 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm. ] UA Center for Creative Photography Auditorium
Alon Tal, Israeli environmentalist and researcher, will discuss where Israel’s water management has been, where it needs to go and what it means for dryland states like Arizona.

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Seeking Water from the Sun: A Quest for Clean Water –A Solar Powered Solution – Where are We Now?”

posted November 6, 2013

[ Friday, November 8, 2013; 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm. ] Gallagher Theater, UA Student Union
This special film presentation during Homecoming Weekend will provide a snapshot of the film design, construction and current status of the solar-energy powered desalination prototype featured in the Arizona Public Media special documentary “Seeking Water From the Sun,” which aired on Earth Day, April 22, 2012. The documentary looks at the [...]

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Green Redevelopment & the Rise of 2030 Districts

posted October 20, 2013

[ Monday, November 11, 2013; 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm. ] at Tucson Association of Realtors conference room,  2445 N. Tucson Blvd   (one block north of Grant Rd)

 

But, could something like a 2030 District in Tucson help align many efforts to support economic re-generation in our community?    Come join us on:
Monday. November 11, 5:30 – 8:30 pm 
PLEASE NOTE: SPECIAL MEETING LOCATION
Tucson Association of Realtors
2445 N. [...]

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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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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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