Climate Crisis

Affiliated Organizations

  • Tucson Audubon Society
    A leading environmental non-profit organization celebrating and protecting flora, fauna, and ecosystems.

Other Local Organizations

Other Resources

Global Organizations

  • Climate Code Red.net
    There is an urgent need to understand global warming and the tipping points for dangerous impacts that we have already crossed as a sustainability emergency, that takes us beyond the politics of failure-inducing compromise. We are now in a race between c
  • Climate Crisis
  • RealClimate
  • Regeneration Project (Interfaith Power & Light)
    "mobilizing a national religious response to global warming while promoting renewable energy, energy efficiency and conservation."
  • RisingTide NorthAmerica.org
  • We Campaign
    "The We Campaign is a project of The Alliance for Climate Protection -- a nonprofit, nonpartisan effort founded by Nobel laureate and former Vice President Al Gore. Our ultimate aim is to halt global warming. Specifically we are educating people in the US

Government Relations

Articles

  • Institute of the Environment - Fall Fest 2016
    The Institute of the Environment's annual Fall Fest is back and better than ever, with a graduate student poster competition, amazing door prizes, good food and drink, and remarks from this year's featured speaker, Rebecca Tsosie, on "Climate Justice, Indigenous Sustainability, and an Ethic of Place...
  • "Catching the Sun" New Film Screening
    You are invited to a screening of the new film "Catching the Sun" on Friday, April 22nd at 7pm at Casa Video Film Bar at 2905 E Speedway Blvd. Catching The Sun is a feature length documentary that explores the global race to a clean energy future. The event will be done by donation, as Tucson Solar...
  • We Need to Electrify As Much Transportation As We Can - Heinberg
    We Need to Electrify As Much Transportation As We Can by Richard Heinberg Transcript: JESSICA DESVARIEUX, PRODUCER, TRNN: Welcome to the Real News Network. I'm Jessica Desvarieux in Baltimore. Folks are lining up to reserve electric car automaker Tesla's Model 3. It's considered to be one of the first...
  • Historic Broadway widening links and articles
    “Intro to Broadway Widening Project – Who What, When, Why: Why Are We Spending $74 Million and Destroying 30 Buildings in a Central Historic Area while Producing No Traffic Improvement?" Overview and background, an intro for people who are learning about the situation. By Dave Bilgray. http://www...
  • Intro to Broadway Project - Who, What, When, Why?
    Why Are We Spending $74 Million and Destroying 30 Buildings in a Central Historic Area while Producing No Traffic Improvement? The Broadway Improvement Project is not needed, and will provide no benefit to the residents of Tucson.  The City's own data shows that widening Broadway will provide only...
  • Has HDR Engineers done what they were hired to do?
    Has HDR Engineers done what they were hired to do? Here is the scope of work The phrases below are excerpted from the 2011 Scope of Work issued by COT Dept. of Procurement for the Broadway Project used to issue the contract to HDR Engineering. The consultant is to establish “an innovative and context...
  • City’s April 2016 Plan differs from Previous Recommendations and Adoptions
    There are large differences from the base alignment that the Citizen Task Force (CTF) recommended and the Mayor and Council adopted in May 2015. They are: 1.     Many more buildings, historic and businesses, will be acquired and demolished. It appears to be at a minimum around 30, not the 10 to...
  • Sustainability on the Chopping Block - Tucson City Council Decision April 19th
    XXX This is an urgent appeal to the Sustainability Community to show up and speak out for sustainability and reject an unnecessary road widening plan which will cost millions and do nothing for sustainable mobility and economic vitality. XXXXX We have limited opportunities to help shape decisions...
  • Sign online petition for a sustainable Broadway
    Petition by iPetitions
  • Data crunched: Broadway widening WILL NOT speed cars...or buses...or pedestrians...or even bicycles!
    Analysis of RTA and COT's own numbers shows widening Broadway will not cut travel times for cars or anyone else. So why are we spending tens of millions of taxpayer dollars amidst a budget crisis? (A)  The proposed work will have almost zero (~1.4%) benefit, as the Design Concept Report (DCR) data...
  • CALL TO ACTION!
    XXX Why would we spend $75 million for no appreciable improvement in traffic? XXX The City of Tucson is proposing to: XXX 1)   Widen Historic Broadway even though traffic hasn't increased for 20 years, 2)  Demolish 30+ buildings and businesses, and 3)  Ignore the community's plea to design for...
  • Climate Change and Pima County Operations
    Climate Change and Pima County Operations: Mitigation and Adaptation through Energy Efficiency, Water Efficiency, and Renewable Energy The Sustainable Tucson general meeting for March continues this year’s focus on climate change and local impacts and actions. In Pima County, residents, businesses,...
  • Urban Farm Tour
    Tucson currently grows millions of pounds of food right in the urban area, but we don’t see it because it comes from many, many places in small quantities. Now you can join the Feeding Tucson Urban Farm Tour on March 5 to see examples of the future of Tucson’s secure food system. During this 5-hour...
  • Local Climate Change Actions: Policy and Progress
    Continuing Sustainable Tucson’s theme of “Climate Change and Actions for Our Sustainable Future”, please join us at the February General Meeting to hear about the progress being made locally on the policy and actions front. Find out what is happening within Tucson City government, Tucson’s...
  • UA Earth Transformed Lecture Series
    UA Earth Transformed Lecture Series A Series of Six Lectures Exploring Our World and Ourselves Mondays, January 25 - March 7 7:00-8:00 PM UA Centennial Hall Climate change and its impacts are no longer merely abstract projections for the future. Instead, they are on-going and growing challenges for...
  • Free screening - This Changes Everything
    Join Rising Tide Tucson, the Bus Riders Union, and other local groups for a community conversation on climate justice globally and here in Southern AZ. We will be showing Naomi Klein's new documentary about climate change and grassroots resistance, This Changes Everything. The film presents seven...
  • What does the Paris Climate Agreement mean for solar in Arizona?
    Southern Arizona Regional Solar Partnership Meeting: January 21 The public is invited to this important, free event. Agenda: Vince Pawlowski, a recent delegate to COP21, the United Nations Climate Conference in Paris in 2015, will be a guest speaker. Vince, a recent graduate in climate policy from the...
  • From the Pope to Paris: Climate Change Action Updates
    Greetings and wishes to you all for a very Happy & Sustainable New Year! 2016 marks Sustainable Tucson’s 10th Anniversary. To mark that milestone, we will be planning this year’s meetings around the theme of “Climate Change and Actions for Our Sustainable Future.” Join us at the next Sustainable...
  • Duality in Climate Science
    Duality in Climate Science Published by Kevin Anderson blog on 2015-10-15 Original article: http://kevinanderson.info/blog/duality-in-climate-science/ by Kevin Anderson The value of science is undermined when we adopt questionable assumptions and fine-tune our analysis to conform to dominant political...
  • Special event for November
    Sustainable Tucson is co-sponsoring a special movie at the Loft Theater - "This Changes Everything" by Naomi Klein. The presentation also features a post-film panel discussion with Luis Alberto Perales of Tierra y Libertad, Bob Cook of Sustainable Tucson, and Diana Liverman of UA Institute of the Environment...
  • ENVISION TUCSON SUSTAINABLE FESTIVAL
    Join us at this year’s 5th annual Envision Tucson Sustainable Festival, October 18, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the YWCA, 525 Bonita Avenue. The Festival will showcase the many features of sustainable living in Tucson and our desert Southwest. We’re very excited about the great variety of activities...
  • Broadway Coalition Vision: Let's Make the Broadway Project Sustainable Now!
    Please ACT NOW: Email your objections to the City's Broadway Plan. Here is a model letter with email addresses by Broadway Coalition member Laura Tabili to help list the community's concerns. "Broadway Corridor Plan Aims to Demolish 37 Tucson Buildings" reads the Arizona Daily Star lead headline from...
  • February 18th ST Meeting Flyer
  • Response to assertions made about energy's costs, systems
    Response to assertions made about energy's costs, systems By Carmine Tilghman Special to the Arizona Daily Star, January 29, 2015 Evidence of Tucson Electric Power’s commitment to renewable energy isn’t hard to find. Visit the Solar Zone at the University of Arizona Tech Park, where solar projects...
  • An Energy Partnership / Climate Solution for Tucson?
    OOOOOOOOOO (Note Special LOCATION, DATE, & TIME) February 18th     
6:30pm to 8:30pm University of Arizona, Center for English as a Second Language (CESL), Room 103 OOOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOOO Do you know that the production of electricity in Tucson accounts for over 60% of Tucson’s climate-changing...
  • Economic development: Start with a Tucson metropolitan microgrid
    Economic development: Start with a Tucson metropolitan microgrid By Terry Finefrock Special to the Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star January 23, 2015 There is great potential that electricity costs could be reduced, increases avoided, system reliability improved and recurring economic benefits provided...
  • The Yes Men Are Revolting - Sunday Jan 4 at the Loft
    at The Loft Cinema, 3233 East Speedway Boulevard, Tucson AZ 85716 Start the New Year Right: Gear Up to Fight Climate Change! The Yes Men Are Revolting On Sunday, January 4 at 1:00 p.m., Sustainable Tucson will partner with the Loft for a special preview screening of The Yes Men Are Revolting, with the...
  • Climate: The Crisis and the Movement
    Climate: The Crisis and the Movement by Naomi Klein & Allen White Wherein lie the roots of the climate crisis? Allen White, Senior Fellow at the Tellus Institute, talks with writer and activist Naomi Klein, author of the new book This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs the Climate, about how our economic...
  • What climate change asks of us
    What climate change asks of us: moral obligation, mobilization and crisis communication by Margaret Klein "Humans contain a great capacity to help each other, to dutifully respond to the needs of others, and to improve the world around us... When it is clear there is an emergency, and we have a vital...
  • The Oil Price Crash of 2014
    The Oil Price Crash of 2014  by Richard Heinberg Oil prices have fallen by half since late June. This is a significant development for the oil industry and for the global economy, though no one knows exactly how either the industry or the economy will respond in the long run. Since it’s almost...
  • Last chance for meaningful climate change mitigation? - City-Utility Partnerships
    The most recent Greenhouse Gas Inventory (2012) for our region has recently been released, showing a slight decrease since its peak in 2010. Nationally, this same trend is attributed to reduced emissions from electricity generation, improvements in energy efficiencies, reduction in travel and yearly...
  • Tucson Talks Transit - with Jarrett Walker - July 11
    at Tucson Electric Power Company, 88 East Broadway, Downtown Tucson AZ (two blocks south of Ronstadt Transit Center) Tucson Talks Transit - with Jarrett Walker Friday, July 11, 2014 5:00 p.m. Sign-in and Reception 6:00 p.m. FREE Public Presentation Jarrett Walker, the preeminent transit planner and...
  • What climate activists should learn from the Monterey Shale downgrade
    What climate activists should learn from the Monterey Shale downgrade by Kurt Cobb Published by Resource Insights on 2014-06-01 Original article: http://resourceinsights.blogspot.com/2014/06/what-climate-activists-should-learn.html There is an important hidden lesson for climate activists in the vast...
  • The great imaginary California oil boom: Over before it started
    The great imaginary California oil boom: Over before it started by Kurt Cobb, originally published by Resource Insights  | May 25, 2014 It turns out that the oil industry has been pulling our collective leg. The pending 96 percent reduction in estimated deep shale oil resources in California revealed...
  • Request to RTA Board -- April 25, 2013
    Request to RTA Board April 25, 2013 Honorable RTA Board:     Thank you for my reappointment to the CART as an original member. I continue to be honored to serve the RTA and larger regional community in this role. Having closely followed the Broadway Blvd Project at public meetings and interviews,...
  • BROADWAY COALITION: Design Criteria for the Improvement of Broadway
    BROADWAY COALITION:  Design Criteria for the Improvement of Broadway Based on all the facts we have examined and studies available to us, from the RTA as well as from national studies [See our website: https://sites.google.com/site/broadwaycoalition], we have arrived at a set of criteria that should...
  • 100-Foot Max WIDTH Resource Page
    Broadway Coalition Design Criteria for the Improvement of Broadway Arizona Daily Star June 8th OpEd : Pro 100' width Broadway by Robert Cook Arizona Daily Star June 8th OpEd: RTA viewpoint by Douglas Mance Follow-up lobby letter to public officials June 9th by Robert Cook It is the width, not the number...
  • RTA and County Should Heed Community's Vision for Broadway Project
    RTA and County Should Heed Community's Vision for Broadway Project  By Robert Cook , June 8, 2014 This is the June 8th Sunday Arizona Daily Star Guest Opinion without the Star's edits. Note the Star's edited headline is: "8-Lane Roadway No Longer Makes Sense."   The two-year design phase of the Broadway...
  • Options available for Broadway project that meet RTA's 'functionality' test
    Options available for Broadway project that meet RTA's 'functionality' test by Douglas Mance,  Special to the Arizona Daily Star,  June 08, 2014 The last time I addressed the Broadway Corridor Citizens Task Force, I let them know I wanted those dedicated volunteers to succeed in their efforts...
  • ST June Meeting - BUILDING RESILIENT NEIGHBORHOODS: Eco-villages and Social Cohesion
    BUILDING RESILIENT NEIGHBORHOODS: Eco-villages and Social Cohesion Monday, June 9, 2014, 5:30 - 8:00 pm Joel D. Valdez Main Library, Lower Level Meeting Room, 101 N. Stone, (free lower level parking off Alameda St.) With climate change increasing the likelihood of heat waves, flooding and other emergencies...
  • ST May Meeting: CAN MUSHROOMS SAVE THE WORLD?
    Sustainable Tucson’s May Meeting: CAN MUSHROOMS SAVE THE WORLD?   Monday, May 12, 2014,    5:30 - 8:00 pm Joel D. Valdez Main Library, Lower Level Meeting Room, 101 N. Stone, (free lower level parking off Alameda St.) What do human health, environmental detoxification, consumer waste recycling...
  • April 20th: "Welcome the Third Economic Revolution"
    Welcome the Third Economic Revolution A talk on converting from a Consumer Killer Economy to a Sustainable Green Economy by John 'Skip' Laitner, featured speaker at Sustainable Tucson's December 2013 General Meeting. Skip is a Resource and Energy Economist, International Economic Conversion Consultant,...
  • ST’s April Meeting: Local Water - Localized Food?
    Sustainable Tucson’s April Meeting: Local Water - Localized Food?   Monday, April 14, 2014,    5:30 - 8:00 pm Joel D. Valdez Main Library, Lower Level Meeting Room, 101 N. Stone, (free lower level parking off Alameda St.) How much local food can Tucson produce? And how much local water is available...
  • ST March Meeting: Preparedness for a World of Change
    Sustainable Tucson’s March Meeting: Preparedness for a World of Change Monday, March 10, 2014,    5:30 – 8:00 pm Joel D. Valdez Main Library, Lower Level Meeting Room, 101 N. Stone, (free lower level parking off Alameda St.) Join the Sustainable Tucson community and extended network to hear...
  • February General Mtg: IS YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD READY FOR CLIMATE CHANGE?
    Sustainable Tucson’s February Meeting: IS YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD READY FOR CLIMATE CHANGE? Monday, February 10, 2014,    5:30 - 8:00 pm Joel D. Valdez Main Library, Lower Level Meeting Room, 101 N. Stone, (free lower level parking off Alameda St.) Last November 14th, the State of Arizona ran a simulation...
  • ST Dec. Mtg: The Economic Imperative of Energy Efficiency: Leading Tucson to More Jobs and a Robust Economy While Mitigating Climate Change
    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,...
  • Will the real International Energy Agency please stand up?
    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...
  • Loss and Damage @Warsaw: Climate change Conference of Parties 19
    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...
  • Three things you shouldn't miss this week: Energy Crunch: the global picture
    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...
  • Who knew that Seoul was a leader in the sharing economy?
    Who knew that Seoul was a leader in the sharing economy? by Richard Heinberg xxxxxx Published by Post Carbon Institute on 2013-11-12 Original article: http://www.postcarbon.org/blog-post/1949822-who-knew-that-seoul-was-a xxxxxx Did you know that Seoul, South Korea is one of the world’s key sites for...