Recycling & Waste Management

Affiliated Organizations

  • Beantree Farm
    consulting/design services, education, workshops, tours, permaculture, green building, earth/cob/straw/recycled materials building, integrated passive/active low energy/water community design, local/native foods, food security, educational staycations, na
  • Center for Sustainable Environments
    "CSE is a national leader in university-based sustainability science" (Northern Arizona University)
  • re-HOME
    re-HOME provides various green building services including webinars, workshops, in-home energy assessments, decision support, etc. Patricia Ewanski
  • TucsonRecycles.org
    Find out where to recycle anything, and more, in the Tucson region.

Other Local Organizations

  • Freecycle Tucson
    "...a grassroots and entirely nonprofit movement of people who are giving (and getting) stuff for free in their own towns and thus keeping good stuff out of landfills."
  • Grecycle
    An organization providing a collection service for used cooking oil to produce biodiesel fuel.
  • Pima Computer Recycling
    "Why buy new, when you can go green?"
  • UofA Sustainability Centers
    Various Centers for Sustainability in conjunction with the University of Arizona.

Local Businesses

  • re-HOME
    re-HOME provides various green building services including webinars, workshops, in-home energy assessments, decision support, etc. Patricia Ewanski
  • Sustainable Bags
    Reusable totes, bioplastic garbage bags, education kits...

Other Resources

  • Beantree Farm
    consulting/design services, education, workshops, tours, permaculture, green building, earth/cob/straw/recycled materials building, integrated passive/active low energy/water community design, local/native foods, food security, educational staycations, na
  • TucsonRecycles.org
    Find out where to recycle anything, and more, in the Tucson region.
  • UofA Sustainability Centers
    Various Centers for Sustainability in conjunction with the University of Arizona.

Government Relations

Articles

  • 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...
  • LET'S TALK TRASH (Rescheduled)
    From Garbage to Gold: Turning Organic "Waste" Into a Valuable Resource Meeting at Joel D. Valdez Main Library, Lower Level Meeting Room, 101 N. Stone (free lower level parking off Alameda St.) Compost is a good alternative to chemical fertilizers...It doesn't pollute groundwater, wells, or waterways...
  • LET’S TALK TRASH
    Garbage: Waste Or Resource? Compost is a good alternative to chemical fertilizers...It doesn’t pollute groundwater, wells, or waterways. Compost keeps organic materials out of landfills, reducing methane gas emissions. Compost sequesters carbon deep in the soil Compost promotes healthy microbial activity...
  • ST July Mtg -- Tucson CAN Have Abundant Urban Food Production
    Tucson CAN Have Abundant Urban Food Production Monday, July 14, 5:30-8:00 pm Joel D. Valdez Main Library, Lower Level Meeting Room, 101 N. Stone (free lower level parking off Alameda St.) Urban agriculture is becoming much more common -- in many forms, not just backyard gardens. Voters of Tucson recently...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • ST September Mtg: Working Together Toward a Sustainable Community Part IV - Sept 9th
    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...
  • Desert Climate Composting Workshop - Aug 16/17
    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 •...
  • Sustainable Tucson July Film Night!
    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,...
  • Building Sustainable Cities - New York Times Conference April 25
    See the online video archive of the entire conference at nytenergyfortomorrow.com ENERGY FOR TOMORROW - BUILDING SUSTAINABLE CITIES A NEW YORK TIMES CONFERENCE IN COLLABORATION WITH RICHARD ATTIAS AND ASSOCIATES APRIL 25, 2013 THE TIMESCENTER, NEW YORK CITY THE CONCEPT According to U.N. data, the...
  • Sustainable Tucson Community Fundraising Appeal
    Sustainable Tucson needs your support to continue to present timely, interesting and informative monthly programs. With minimal financial support from the larger community we have provided continuous monthly programs for nearly seven years, drawing particularly on local talent and sustainability leaders...
  • ST May Meeting - Food Resilience in the Time of Global Climate Change - May 13
    at Joel D. Valdez Main Library, 101 N Stone, Downtown Tucson (in the large lower-level meeting room, free lower-level parking off Alameda St) Food Resilience in the Time of Global Climate Change Almost all the food we eat in Tucson is not grown here. It isn't even grown in Arizona. Please join us for...
  • Navigating the Perfect Water Resources Storm - U of A - Feb 28
    at Integrated Learning Center, Room 140 (underground), 1500 E University Blvd, University of Arizona, Tucson AZ Las Vegas - Navigating the Perfect Water Resources Storm Speaker: Patricia Mulroy, General Manager, Southern Nevada Water Authority What does a water manager do when the perfect storm strikes?...
  • Watershed Management Group - Short Courses - Jan Feb March
    Tucson AZ Watershed Management Group's Watershed Technical Trainings (WTT) are hands-on design and implementation trainings to build the knowledge and skills of property-owners and practitioners alike. As a non-profit organization, WMG's goal is to offer green job trainings based in collaboration...
  • WMG Water Harvesting Certification Program - Feb & April
    Feb 22 - March 2 in Phoenix, and April 5-13 in Tucson AZ Water Harvesting Certification Program The Watershed Management Group's Water Harvesting Certification program is a hands-on training course that provides certification in water harvesting system design and implementation. WMG's goal is to transfer...
  • ST January 2013 Meeting - Jan 14
    at Joel D. Valdez Main Library, 101 N. Stone, Downtown (free lower level parking off Alameda St) Sustainable Tucson 2013 How We Can Take Action in the New Year Lots of powerful efforts are happening in Tucson and around the world to make a more sustainable and secure future. Join Sustainable Tucson...
  • Tucson’s visionary Graywater Ordinance is at risk - Mayor and Council meeting at City Hall - Dec 4
    Mayor and Council regular meeting at City Hall, 255 W Alameda, Tucson AZ ACTION ITEM: Urge Mayor and Council Not to Repeal Tucson’s Graywater Ordinance In 2008, the City of Tucson passed a Residential Graywater Ordinance, mandating inclusion of graywater plumbing stub outs on all new homes built...
  • Review: The Resilience Imperative: Cooperative Transitions to a Steady State Economy
    Review: The Resilience Imperative: Cooperative Transitions to a Steady State Economy by Jon Walker What I love most about this book is the feeling you get that there is hope: solutions to environmental, social and financial crises do exist, they have been tried and tested all over the planet and all...
  • Bag It! Is your life to plastic? - free film showing - Nov 16
    Free at Prescott College – Tucson, 2233 E Speedway Blvd, Tucson AZ Free Film showing of "Bag It! Is your life to plastic?" Friday November 16th 7:00 PM-9:00 PM Prescott College - Tucson 2233 E. Speedway Blvd. 319-9868 Free and open to the public. Limited seating available.
  • UK Tyndall Centre Interview: Rapid and deep emissions reductions may not be easy, but 4°C to 6°C will be much worse
     by Rob Hopkins Published by Transition Culture on Fri, 11/02/2012  and republished by EnergyBulletin.Net  on Sat, 11/3/2012 Kevin Anderson is the Deputy Director of the UK Tyndall Centre and is an expert on greenhouse-gas emissions trajectories. He will be giving the annual Cabot Institute lecture,...
  • Fall 2012 One Day Workshops - Sonoran Permaculture Guild
    Fall 2012 One Day Workshops - Sonoran Permaculture Guild For full class descriptions, registration information, and FAQs for these workshops, please go to http://www.sonoranpermaculture.org/courses-and-workshops/ Designing a Home Greywater System – September 22nd, 2012 This one-day class provides...
  • Designing a Home Greywater System - Sonoran Permaculture Guild - Sep 22
    in Tucson AZ Designing a Home Greywater System Leona Davis, Sonoran Permaculture Guild This one-day class provides a basic understanding of residential greywater system design, function, application, and applicable building codes. Participants will work with an aerial photo of their own residence...
  • Occupy Arcology - ecological city design lecture & discussion - June 26
    Free, at Historic Y conference room, 738 North 5th Ave (at University) OCCUPY ARCOLOGY LECTURE - June 26 Come be a part of a lecture and lively discussion on Occupy Arcology. In this part of the lecture series, hosted by Occupy Tucson's Doctress Neutopia, we will focus on the question of ecology...
  • Soil is Life - Restoring the Soil Food Web - lecture and local foods potluck - May 31
    at Saint Marks Church, Third and Alvernon, Tucson Soil is Life - Restoring the Soil Food Web A Lecture and Local Foods Potluck Join Watershed Management Group's Tucson Co-op to celebrate the end of our busiest season to date and to revel in anticipation of the coming monsoons, with our semi annual...
  • WMG Composting Toilet Program - Seeking Participants - Feb 9
    Soil Steward Composting Toilet Program - Seeking Participants Are you… An early adopter who likes to be part of a cutting-edge pilot program to influence city and state policy? Tired of flushing potable water down the toilet and interested in building a legal composting toilet for your home? Interested...
  • The 12 most hopeful trends to build on in 2012
    The 12 most hopeful trends to build on in 2012 Published by YES! Magazine on Sat, 12/31/2011 Original article: http://www.yesmagazine.org/blogs/sarah-van-gelder/12-most-hopeful-trends-to-build-on-in-2012 by Sarah van Gelder Who would have thought that some young people camped out in lower Manhattan...
  • ST January Meeting - Topics and Working Groups for 2012
    at Joel D. Valdez Main Library 101 N. Stone, Downtown (free lower level parking off Alameda St) How do we "green" our homes and neighborhoods? How do we work together and contribute to each other? How do we prepare for climate change? Join us on January 9th to learn of some exciting efforts now underway...
  • Greywater Systems - Watershed Technical Training - Feb 6-8
    Early registration ends January 6! Brad Lancaster, Senior Watershed Specialist with Watershed Management Group and author of Rainwater Harvesting for Drylands and Beyond, will lead this hands-on technical training covering advanced greywater systems. Greywater use is not only allowed by an increasing...
  • Tucson: Support a City Resolution to Curb Global Warming - Dec 20
    at Tucson City Hall, 255 W. Alameda, Tucson, AZ 85701 - downtown, just east of Granada in the Presidio Park Plaza From: Center for Biological Diversity Subject: Tucson: Support a City Resolution to Curb Global Warming Seattle has just become the latest city to join the Center for Biological Diversity's...
  • Dreaming New Mexico - Peter Warshall - TEDxABQ video
    Dreaming New Mexico has built a map of pragmatic and visionary solutions to create a more localized and green economy with greater local self-reliance and enhanced prosperity. Peter Warshall is Co-Director of the Bioneers' Dreaming New Mexico Project, and a world-renowned water steward, biodiversity...
  • Pima County Food Systems Alliance - Meeting & Potluck - Nov 30
    On November 30th (this Wednesday) from 6-8 pm, there will be a large group meeting of the Pima County Food Systems Alliance (PCFSA) with a potluck at the Sam Lena Library (1607 S. 6th Ave, Tucson; call 520.594.5265 for directions) The Agenda is as follows: Welcome & Introduction (Nick) (5 min; 6:00-6:05) Presentation...
  • Sustainable Tucson comments on proposed Rosemont Mine
    Sustainable Tucson comments on proposed Rosemont Mine Sustainable Tucson is a non-profit, grass-roots organization that builds regional resilience and sustainability through awareness raising, community engagement and public/private partnerships. We recognize the need to focus on sustainability within...
  • Eco-Sanitation Course with David Omick & Brad Lancaster - Dec 5-7
    Eco-Sanitation Course with David Omick & Brad Lancaster December 5 - 7 in Tucson Note: Dates have changed from those previously advertized. Early registration extended to Oct 30. Early registration cost is $250. Scholarships are available. Learn cutting-edge principles in simple living technology in...
  • ST Water - resource links
    RAINWATER & GREYWATER USE RESOURCE LIST Hands-On/Workshops http://www.sonoranpermaculture.org/courses-and-workshops/ (Sonoran Permaculture Guild workshops - gray water use; rainwater harvesting; and more) http://www.watershedmg.org/calendar-tucson (Watershed Management Group calendar of events & workshops...
  • URBAN CHICKS - Native Seeds/SEARCH
    December 19, 5:30-7:30 P.M. Native Seed/SEARCH Retail Store, 3061 N. Campbell Ave., Tucson Join us at our monthly SALON for a discussion with Pat Foreman, internationally renowned chicken expert and author of CITY CHICKS. Pat will talk about how to employ your family flock's skill sets for insect and...
  • Worm Composting Workshop with Linda Leigh
    Saturday, October 15, 10 a.m. – 12 noon; $65 per person, 3061 N. Campbell, Tucson Learn everything that you need to know to successfully compost your household waste using worms! Learn how to maintain the bin, feed the worms, and harvest and use the worm compost. You’ll go home with: A complete...
  • ST Sustainability Book Sale
    Sustainable Tucson is offering a very special Book Sale fundraising event at our October  General Meeting. We have more than 150 titles, including some hard-to-find classics. The winter reading season is coming, so come and browse this rich collection of sustainability literature. You can shop with...
  • Sustainable Tucson - General Meeting - October 2011
    Sustainable Tucson General Meeting - at Milagro Cohousing Community Monday, October 10th, 5:45 – 8:30 pm, and come early at 5:15 pm for a tour Note: this meeting will be at the Milagro Cohousing Community instead of the library (click here for map). If you can come earlier, there will be a tour of...
  • RUMBA-Pro Show
    Barrie Herr, Committee Chair, and the RUMBA Committee of Tucson Clean and Beautiful are pleased to invite you to the first annual RUMBA-Pro Show! These RUMBA-Pros* have been generous to show their work at our student RUMBA competitions over the years, and it is time for them to have their own Show! Please...
  • Cooking Oil Recycling
    domainOn November 26th, 2010, Enjoy Dining Green and Pima County Waste Water will be collecting used cooking oil from 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.  Enjoy Dining Green will have 2 collection sites, one at 446 North Campbell Ave. #150, Across from Sam Hughes Place, located at the northeast corner of Campbell...
  • SAGCC November Mixer
    Extended Time For November Mixer Friedman Recycling 1825 West Price Tucson, AZ  85705 Sponsored by Saguaro Environmental/Friedman Recycling The earlier start is to take advantage of daylight so we can tour the recycling plant. Nibbles and drinks will be served outside, so we recommend jackets in...
  • Shockingly Sane Solutions Rally
    2602 E. Grant Road The Rally will be held locally while Jon Stewart's Rally to Restore Sanity and Stephen Colbert's March to Keep Fear Alive occur in Washington, D.C. Our rally highlights Tucson organizations that are providing sane solutions to intensifying global challenges. A solar-powered sound...
  • The Arizona's Greenest Workplace Challenge
    It's one thing to have a workplace that has a recycling bin, but do you know of a company that could be named Arizona’s Greenest Workplace? Mrs. Green is on the hunt for companies and workplaces that are miles ahead of the pack when it comes to keeping it green and making conscious efforts to be more...
  • The Truth About Alcohol Fuel: Our Path Beyond Petroleum
    ooo 000 The Truth About Alcohol Fuel: Our Path Beyond Petroleum, with David Blume Tuesday, July 13, 2010, 5:30 pm Tucson Public Library, 101 N. Stone Ave.  Lower Level Meeting Room: Co-Sponsored by the Community Information Resource Center and Sustainable Tucson Permaculturist David Blume will present...
  • Greater Tucson Indicators Report
    The Pima Association of Governments just approved the Second Tucson Region Indicators Report. It provides a snapshot of the region with data on key measures that characterize its current health from an environmental and community perspective. Five theme areas are: Natural Resources, Air Quality, Water,...
  • Put it on the map!
    Dear Community Friends and Partners: The first print edition of the Green Pueblo Map showcasing our community’s favorite “green” places and spaces will be available later this year.  If you haven’t already done so, we encourage you to “make your mark” on the map by nominating your favorite...
  • Update on the Tucson/Pima Water Study
    On Tuesday, January 12, 2010, the Tucson City Council and Pima County Board of Supervisors met to discuss the final Phase II Report for the City/County Water and Wastewater Study.The Board of Supervisors adopted a resolution endorsing the report and directing staff to move forward with the recommendations...
  • Really Really FREE Market!
    A Community Celebration of Sharing, Reusing, and Recycling. Bring something to share: useful items, a vegetarian snack, music or poetry, skills (haircuts, painting, knitting, etc.), or just your smile. Take home what you need or want. 3rd Saturday of every month at Himmel Park. Meet east of the tennis...
  • Earth Day Festival and Parade
    Tucson\'s 16th Annual Earth Day Festival and Parade will be held on Saturday, April 17, 2010 at Reid Park. The theme for the 2010 Festival is “All Species Deserve a Place on Earth!”  All species great and small - insects, plants and animals - the Earth needs them all! Exhibits related to the environment...
  • Used Cooking Oil Collection
    Enjoy Dining Green (EDG) will collect used cooking oil the Day after Thanksgiving! EDG will start the first of their regular monthly collection sites in hope to reduce the amount of oil being dumped in our sewer system. Enjoy Dining Green will have 2 collection sites, one at the EDG building located...

Meetings and Events

  • 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...
  • LET'S TALK TRASH (Rescheduled)
    From Garbage to Gold: Turning Organic "Waste" Into a Valuable Resource Meeting at Joel D. Valdez Main Library, Lower Level Meeting Room, 101 N. Stone (free lower level parking off Alameda St.) Compost is a good alternative to chemical fertilizers...It doesn't pollute groundwater, wells, or waterways...
  • LET’S TALK TRASH
    Garbage: Waste Or Resource? Compost is a good alternative to chemical fertilizers...It doesn’t pollute groundwater, wells, or waterways. Compost keeps organic materials out of landfills, reducing methane gas emissions. Compost sequesters carbon deep in the soil Compost promotes healthy microbial activity...
  • ST July Mtg -- Tucson CAN Have Abundant Urban Food Production
    Tucson CAN Have Abundant Urban Food Production Monday, July 14, 5:30-8:00 pm Joel D. Valdez Main Library, Lower Level Meeting Room, 101 N. Stone (free lower level parking off Alameda St.) Urban agriculture is becoming much more common -- in many forms, not just backyard gardens. Voters of Tucson recently...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • ST September Mtg: Working Together Toward a Sustainable Community Part IV - Sept 9th
    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...
  • Desert Climate Composting Workshop - Aug 16/17
    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 •...
  • Sustainable Tucson July Film Night!
    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,...
  • Building Sustainable Cities - New York Times Conference April 25
    See the online video archive of the entire conference at nytenergyfortomorrow.com ENERGY FOR TOMORROW - BUILDING SUSTAINABLE CITIES A NEW YORK TIMES CONFERENCE IN COLLABORATION WITH RICHARD ATTIAS AND ASSOCIATES APRIL 25, 2013 THE TIMESCENTER, NEW YORK CITY THE CONCEPT According to U.N. data, the...
  • Sustainable Tucson Community Fundraising Appeal
    Sustainable Tucson needs your support to continue to present timely, interesting and informative monthly programs. With minimal financial support from the larger community we have provided continuous monthly programs for nearly seven years, drawing particularly on local talent and sustainability leaders...
  • ST May Meeting - Food Resilience in the Time of Global Climate Change - May 13
    at Joel D. Valdez Main Library, 101 N Stone, Downtown Tucson (in the large lower-level meeting room, free lower-level parking off Alameda St) Food Resilience in the Time of Global Climate Change Almost all the food we eat in Tucson is not grown here. It isn't even grown in Arizona. Please join us for...
  • Navigating the Perfect Water Resources Storm - U of A - Feb 28
    at Integrated Learning Center, Room 140 (underground), 1500 E University Blvd, University of Arizona, Tucson AZ Las Vegas - Navigating the Perfect Water Resources Storm Speaker: Patricia Mulroy, General Manager, Southern Nevada Water Authority What does a water manager do when the perfect storm strikes?...
  • Watershed Management Group - Short Courses - Jan Feb March
    Tucson AZ Watershed Management Group's Watershed Technical Trainings (WTT) are hands-on design and implementation trainings to build the knowledge and skills of property-owners and practitioners alike. As a non-profit organization, WMG's goal is to offer green job trainings based in collaboration...
  • WMG Water Harvesting Certification Program - Feb & April
    Feb 22 - March 2 in Phoenix, and April 5-13 in Tucson AZ Water Harvesting Certification Program The Watershed Management Group's Water Harvesting Certification program is a hands-on training course that provides certification in water harvesting system design and implementation. WMG's goal is to transfer...
  • ST January 2013 Meeting - Jan 14
    at Joel D. Valdez Main Library, 101 N. Stone, Downtown (free lower level parking off Alameda St) Sustainable Tucson 2013 How We Can Take Action in the New Year Lots of powerful efforts are happening in Tucson and around the world to make a more sustainable and secure future. Join Sustainable Tucson...
  • Tucson’s visionary Graywater Ordinance is at risk - Mayor and Council meeting at City Hall - Dec 4
    Mayor and Council regular meeting at City Hall, 255 W Alameda, Tucson AZ ACTION ITEM: Urge Mayor and Council Not to Repeal Tucson’s Graywater Ordinance In 2008, the City of Tucson passed a Residential Graywater Ordinance, mandating inclusion of graywater plumbing stub outs on all new homes built...
  • Review: The Resilience Imperative: Cooperative Transitions to a Steady State Economy
    Review: The Resilience Imperative: Cooperative Transitions to a Steady State Economy by Jon Walker What I love most about this book is the feeling you get that there is hope: solutions to environmental, social and financial crises do exist, they have been tried and tested all over the planet and all...
  • Bag It! Is your life to plastic? - free film showing - Nov 16
    Free at Prescott College – Tucson, 2233 E Speedway Blvd, Tucson AZ Free Film showing of "Bag It! Is your life to plastic?" Friday November 16th 7:00 PM-9:00 PM Prescott College - Tucson 2233 E. Speedway Blvd. 319-9868 Free and open to the public. Limited seating available.
  • UK Tyndall Centre Interview: Rapid and deep emissions reductions may not be easy, but 4°C to 6°C will be much worse
     by Rob Hopkins Published by Transition Culture on Fri, 11/02/2012  and republished by EnergyBulletin.Net  on Sat, 11/3/2012 Kevin Anderson is the Deputy Director of the UK Tyndall Centre and is an expert on greenhouse-gas emissions trajectories. He will be giving the annual Cabot Institute lecture,...
  • Fall 2012 One Day Workshops - Sonoran Permaculture Guild
    Fall 2012 One Day Workshops - Sonoran Permaculture Guild For full class descriptions, registration information, and FAQs for these workshops, please go to http://www.sonoranpermaculture.org/courses-and-workshops/ Designing a Home Greywater System – September 22nd, 2012 This one-day class provides...
  • Designing a Home Greywater System - Sonoran Permaculture Guild - Sep 22
    in Tucson AZ Designing a Home Greywater System Leona Davis, Sonoran Permaculture Guild This one-day class provides a basic understanding of residential greywater system design, function, application, and applicable building codes. Participants will work with an aerial photo of their own residence...
  • Occupy Arcology - ecological city design lecture & discussion - June 26
    Free, at Historic Y conference room, 738 North 5th Ave (at University) OCCUPY ARCOLOGY LECTURE - June 26 Come be a part of a lecture and lively discussion on Occupy Arcology. In this part of the lecture series, hosted by Occupy Tucson's Doctress Neutopia, we will focus on the question of ecology...
  • Soil is Life - Restoring the Soil Food Web - lecture and local foods potluck - May 31
    at Saint Marks Church, Third and Alvernon, Tucson Soil is Life - Restoring the Soil Food Web A Lecture and Local Foods Potluck Join Watershed Management Group's Tucson Co-op to celebrate the end of our busiest season to date and to revel in anticipation of the coming monsoons, with our semi annual...
  • WMG Composting Toilet Program - Seeking Participants - Feb 9
    Soil Steward Composting Toilet Program - Seeking Participants Are you… An early adopter who likes to be part of a cutting-edge pilot program to influence city and state policy? Tired of flushing potable water down the toilet and interested in building a legal composting toilet for your home? Interested...
  • The 12 most hopeful trends to build on in 2012
    The 12 most hopeful trends to build on in 2012 Published by YES! Magazine on Sat, 12/31/2011 Original article: http://www.yesmagazine.org/blogs/sarah-van-gelder/12-most-hopeful-trends-to-build-on-in-2012 by Sarah van Gelder Who would have thought that some young people camped out in lower Manhattan...
  • ST January Meeting - Topics and Working Groups for 2012
    at Joel D. Valdez Main Library 101 N. Stone, Downtown (free lower level parking off Alameda St) How do we "green" our homes and neighborhoods? How do we work together and contribute to each other? How do we prepare for climate change? Join us on January 9th to learn of some exciting efforts now underway...
  • Greywater Systems - Watershed Technical Training - Feb 6-8
    Early registration ends January 6! Brad Lancaster, Senior Watershed Specialist with Watershed Management Group and author of Rainwater Harvesting for Drylands and Beyond, will lead this hands-on technical training covering advanced greywater systems. Greywater use is not only allowed by an increasing...
  • Tucson: Support a City Resolution to Curb Global Warming - Dec 20
    at Tucson City Hall, 255 W. Alameda, Tucson, AZ 85701 - downtown, just east of Granada in the Presidio Park Plaza From: Center for Biological Diversity Subject: Tucson: Support a City Resolution to Curb Global Warming Seattle has just become the latest city to join the Center for Biological Diversity's...
  • Dreaming New Mexico - Peter Warshall - TEDxABQ video
    Dreaming New Mexico has built a map of pragmatic and visionary solutions to create a more localized and green economy with greater local self-reliance and enhanced prosperity. Peter Warshall is Co-Director of the Bioneers' Dreaming New Mexico Project, and a world-renowned water steward, biodiversity...
  • Pima County Food Systems Alliance - Meeting & Potluck - Nov 30
    On November 30th (this Wednesday) from 6-8 pm, there will be a large group meeting of the Pima County Food Systems Alliance (PCFSA) with a potluck at the Sam Lena Library (1607 S. 6th Ave, Tucson; call 520.594.5265 for directions) The Agenda is as follows: Welcome & Introduction (Nick) (5 min; 6:00-6:05) Presentation...
  • Sustainable Tucson comments on proposed Rosemont Mine
    Sustainable Tucson comments on proposed Rosemont Mine Sustainable Tucson is a non-profit, grass-roots organization that builds regional resilience and sustainability through awareness raising, community engagement and public/private partnerships. We recognize the need to focus on sustainability within...
  • Eco-Sanitation Course with David Omick & Brad Lancaster - Dec 5-7
    Eco-Sanitation Course with David Omick & Brad Lancaster December 5 - 7 in Tucson Note: Dates have changed from those previously advertized. Early registration extended to Oct 30. Early registration cost is $250. Scholarships are available. Learn cutting-edge principles in simple living technology in...
  • ST Water - resource links
    RAINWATER & GREYWATER USE RESOURCE LIST Hands-On/Workshops http://www.sonoranpermaculture.org/courses-and-workshops/ (Sonoran Permaculture Guild workshops - gray water use; rainwater harvesting; and more) http://www.watershedmg.org/calendar-tucson (Watershed Management Group calendar of events & workshops...
  • URBAN CHICKS - Native Seeds/SEARCH
    December 19, 5:30-7:30 P.M. Native Seed/SEARCH Retail Store, 3061 N. Campbell Ave., Tucson Join us at our monthly SALON for a discussion with Pat Foreman, internationally renowned chicken expert and author of CITY CHICKS. Pat will talk about how to employ your family flock's skill sets for insect and...
  • Worm Composting Workshop with Linda Leigh
    Saturday, October 15, 10 a.m. – 12 noon; $65 per person, 3061 N. Campbell, Tucson Learn everything that you need to know to successfully compost your household waste using worms! Learn how to maintain the bin, feed the worms, and harvest and use the worm compost. You’ll go home with: A complete...
  • ST Sustainability Book Sale
    Sustainable Tucson is offering a very special Book Sale fundraising event at our October  General Meeting. We have more than 150 titles, including some hard-to-find classics. The winter reading season is coming, so come and browse this rich collection of sustainability literature. You can shop with...
  • Sustainable Tucson - General Meeting - October 2011
    Sustainable Tucson General Meeting - at Milagro Cohousing Community Monday, October 10th, 5:45 – 8:30 pm, and come early at 5:15 pm for a tour Note: this meeting will be at the Milagro Cohousing Community instead of the library (click here for map). If you can come earlier, there will be a tour of...
  • RUMBA-Pro Show
    Barrie Herr, Committee Chair, and the RUMBA Committee of Tucson Clean and Beautiful are pleased to invite you to the first annual RUMBA-Pro Show! These RUMBA-Pros* have been generous to show their work at our student RUMBA competitions over the years, and it is time for them to have their own Show! Please...
  • Cooking Oil Recycling
    domainOn November 26th, 2010, Enjoy Dining Green and Pima County Waste Water will be collecting used cooking oil from 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.  Enjoy Dining Green will have 2 collection sites, one at 446 North Campbell Ave. #150, Across from Sam Hughes Place, located at the northeast corner of Campbell...
  • SAGCC November Mixer
    Extended Time For November Mixer Friedman Recycling 1825 West Price Tucson, AZ  85705 Sponsored by Saguaro Environmental/Friedman Recycling The earlier start is to take advantage of daylight so we can tour the recycling plant. Nibbles and drinks will be served outside, so we recommend jackets in...
  • Shockingly Sane Solutions Rally
    2602 E. Grant Road The Rally will be held locally while Jon Stewart's Rally to Restore Sanity and Stephen Colbert's March to Keep Fear Alive occur in Washington, D.C. Our rally highlights Tucson organizations that are providing sane solutions to intensifying global challenges. A solar-powered sound...
  • The Arizona's Greenest Workplace Challenge
    It's one thing to have a workplace that has a recycling bin, but do you know of a company that could be named Arizona’s Greenest Workplace? Mrs. Green is on the hunt for companies and workplaces that are miles ahead of the pack when it comes to keeping it green and making conscious efforts to be more...
  • The Truth About Alcohol Fuel: Our Path Beyond Petroleum
    ooo 000 The Truth About Alcohol Fuel: Our Path Beyond Petroleum, with David Blume Tuesday, July 13, 2010, 5:30 pm Tucson Public Library, 101 N. Stone Ave.  Lower Level Meeting Room: Co-Sponsored by the Community Information Resource Center and Sustainable Tucson Permaculturist David Blume will present...
  • Greater Tucson Indicators Report
    The Pima Association of Governments just approved the Second Tucson Region Indicators Report. It provides a snapshot of the region with data on key measures that characterize its current health from an environmental and community perspective. Five theme areas are: Natural Resources, Air Quality, Water,...
  • Put it on the map!
    Dear Community Friends and Partners: The first print edition of the Green Pueblo Map showcasing our community’s favorite “green” places and spaces will be available later this year.  If you haven’t already done so, we encourage you to “make your mark” on the map by nominating your favorite...
  • Update on the Tucson/Pima Water Study
    On Tuesday, January 12, 2010, the Tucson City Council and Pima County Board of Supervisors met to discuss the final Phase II Report for the City/County Water and Wastewater Study.The Board of Supervisors adopted a resolution endorsing the report and directing staff to move forward with the recommendations...
  • Really Really FREE Market!
    A Community Celebration of Sharing, Reusing, and Recycling. Bring something to share: useful items, a vegetarian snack, music or poetry, skills (haircuts, painting, knitting, etc.), or just your smile. Take home what you need or want. 3rd Saturday of every month at Himmel Park. Meet east of the tennis...
  • Earth Day Festival and Parade
    Tucson\'s 16th Annual Earth Day Festival and Parade will be held on Saturday, April 17, 2010 at Reid Park. The theme for the 2010 Festival is “All Species Deserve a Place on Earth!”  All species great and small - insects, plants and animals - the Earth needs them all! Exhibits related to the environment...
  • Used Cooking Oil Collection
    Enjoy Dining Green (EDG) will collect used cooking oil the Day after Thanksgiving! EDG will start the first of their regular monthly collection sites in hope to reduce the amount of oil being dumped in our sewer system. Enjoy Dining Green will have 2 collection sites, one at the EDG building located...