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Other Local Organizations

Local Businesses

  • re-HOME
    re-HOME provides various green building services including webinars, workshops, in-home energy assessments, decision support, etc. Patricia Ewanski
  • Solar Store
    "dedicated to providing renewable energy resources, products, and services while addressing the needs of our customers with the highest level of technical and professional competence."
  • Southern Arizona Raingutters & Rainwater Harvesting
    Suppliers for seamless rain gutters and rain water harvesting systems (licensed contractor)
  • Technicians For Sustainability
    "a locally owned, mission-driven company specializing in renewable energy and sustainable technologies for residential and commercial settings."

Other Resources

  • Green Drinks Tucson
    Every month people who work in the environmental field meet up for a drink at informal sessions around the world known as Green Drinks.
  • Handbook for Rooftop Water Harvesting
    This report by the International Water and Sanitation Centre (IRC) is a useful guide to rooftop water harvesting. It is intended for the developing world, but as a community that is transforming itself into a desert-adapted community, that is where we ar
  • Sonoran Desert Conservation Plan (Pima County)
    "What Pima County has now achieved is the integration of all natural resource protection and land use planning activities into one plan."
  • Sonoran Permaculture Guild
    An excellent resource for all people wanting to design systems guided by ecology, including building, food production and water harvesting. The site also features workshops taught by Tucson's experts in the field.
  • UofA Sustainability Centers
    Various Centers for Sustainability in conjunction with the University of Arizona.

Global Organizations

Local Discussion Groups

  • Green Drinks Tucson
    Every month people who work in the environmental field meet up for a drink at informal sessions around the world known as Green Drinks.
  • Tucson Permaculture discussion group
    Getting started with projects like growing food, harvesting rainwater, harnessing solar energy? This email discussion group is a good place to post questions, share knowledge, and make connections.

Government Relations

Articles

  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Not Up the Creek...Yet/ ST in Tucson Weekly
    http://www.tucsonweekly.com/tucson/not-up-the-creekyet/Content?oid=4135802 Not Up the Creek...Yet As Arizona faces potential water shortages, experts on divided on the solutions, though many remain optimistic. by Kyle Mittan Karl Flessa will tell you that it's not that hard to collect seashells....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Green Redevelopment & the Rise of 2030 Districts
    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 ...
  • 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...
  • A Radical Approach to the Climate Crisis
    A Radical Approach to the Climate Crisis by Christian Parenti, July 19, 2013 Several strands of green thinking maintain that capitalism is incapable of a sustainable relationship with non-human nature because, as an economic system, capitalism has a growth imperative while the earth is finite. One finds...
  • Our Coming Food Crisis by Gary Paul Nabhan
    Our Coming Food Crisis By Gary Paul Nabhan,  Published by the New York Times: July 21, 2013 TUCSON, Ariz. — THIS summer the tiny town of Furnace Creek, Calif., may once again grace the nation’s front pages. Situated in Death Valley, it last made news in 1913, when it set the record for the world’s...
  • 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 •...
  • 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...
  • Watershed Management Workshop at Avalon EcoVillage - May 25
    at Avalon Organic Gardens & EcoVillage in Tumacácori, AZ A Food Forest Enhancement Project within an EcoVillage Learn Stormwater Management Techniques Prevent Erosion • Reduce Runoff • Conserve Water Guest Speakers David Seibert (Conservation Director of Borderlands Habitat Restoration Initiative-BHRI,...
  • Local Food Summit at U of A - Gary Nabhan & Jeff Silvertooth - May 14
    at Student Union Memorial Center, South Ballroom, University of Arizona, Tucson AZ Local Food Summit with Gary Nabhan and Jeff Silvertooth At this working summit, participants will develop action plans for how University of Arizona entities and partners can support socially equitable, economically...
  • Pima County Food Alliance - April Meeting - April 29
    at the Sam Lena Library, 1607 S 6th Ave, Tucson AZ Join the Pima County Food Alliance for our monthly meeting on Monday, April 29 from 6:00 to 8:00pm at the Sam Lena Library (1607 S 6th Ave, Tucson). April is Native Foods Month at the Pima County Food Alliance! This month we'll be hearing from two...
  • A Fierce Green Fire - A Film and Panel on Green Activism - April 19
    at The Loft Cinema, 3233 East Speedway Blvd, Tucson AZ Join us for a special post-film panel discussion on opening night, featuring local experts in the field of environmental studies! Maria Baier - Executive Director of the Sonoran Institute Roger Clark - Grand Canyon Program Director for The Grand...
  • 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...
  • Sonoran Permaculture Guild - Spring Semester Workshops
    For full information, go to www.sonoranpermaculture.org/courses-and-workshops The Sonoran Permaculture Guild finishes out its Spring Semester of workshops... • The Art of Fermentation - Sunday, April 7th • Wild Foods Walkabout - Saturday, April 13th • Bee Keeping - Saturday and Sunday, April...
  • The End of Growth: David Suzuki & Jeff Rubin
    The End of Growth: Rubin & Suzuki From Ideas with Paul Kennedy Economist Jeff Rubin and biologist David Suzuki might seem an unlikely pairing. But they've been touring Canada together, talking about the natural limits to growth from their very different perspectives. We listen in as they try to convince...
  • ST April Meeting - Power to the People: Should TEP be municipalized? - April 8
    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) Power to the People: Should TEP be municipalized? with guest speaker Leslie Glustrom, Research Director for Clean Energy Action, Boulder Colorado also speaking...
  • 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?...
  • The 4th Annual Water Festival - Tucson Arts Brigade - Earth Day - April 21
    Earth Day at Reid Park, Tucson Arts Brigade presents THE WATER FESTIVAL Synergy of Art, Science, and Community The 4th Annual Water Festival, presented by Tucson Arts Brigade, raises awareness and promotes stewardship for water and water-related themes relating to sustainability, health, and community...
  • Sonoran Permaculture Guild - 18th Annual Permaculture Design Course - 5 weekends starting Feb 9
    5 weekends starting Feb 9 in Tucson AZ Sonoran Permaculture Guild 18th Annual Permaculture Design Course This Permaculture certification course covers all aspects of sustainable design with a Southwest dry lands flavor, including a balance of hands on experience, classroom time, and design practicum...
  • 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...
  • Stop TUSD closing eco-schools before Dec 20th ! - Public meetings Dec 8 & 10
    at Catalina Magnet High School Auditorium, 3645 East Pima St (at Dodge Blvd) Dear climate activists, As you probably know, many Tucson schools are slated for possible closure, especially on the west and southwest sides of town. Some of these schools have shown great leadership in preparing our students...
  • 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...
  • Water Resources Research Center - Brown Bag Seminars - Nov 29, Dec 6 & 11
    at Sol Resnick Conference Room, Water Resources Research Center, 350 N Campbell Ave, Tucson AZ See below for details on December 6 Water Resources Research Center - Brown Bag Seminars Thursday, November 29 Time: 12:00 - 1:30 pm Speakers: Sharon Megdal, Director, Water Resources Research Center, Specialist...
  • Collaborative Redesign of the Sonoran Desert Foodshed - Localizing Our Food Supply - Gary Nabhan and Michael Brownlee - December 10
    Free and open to the public at Pima Community College downtown, Amethyst Room, 1255 N Stone Ave, Tucson AZ (also see campus map for lots of free parking) Collaborative Redesign of the Sonoran Desert Foodshed and Localizing Our Food Supply with Gary Nabhan and Michael Brownlee Please note special time...
  • 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,...
  • Climate Change and Energy Decline: Building resilient communities in the SW United States - Guy McPherson - November 5
    at Pima Community College downtown, Amethyst Room, 1255 N Stone Ave Climate Change and Energy Decline: Building resilient communities in the southwestern United States with Guy McPherson Co-sponsored by Tucson Audubon Society and Sustainable Tucson Please note special time and location for this month's...
  • 5th Annual Free Green Living Fair - Nov 3
    at the HabiStore, 935 W. Grant Experts on "green" building, alternative modes of transportation, rainwater-harvesting, gardening, air quality, water and energy conservation, solar power and more will be available to discuss ways to save money with a more "green" home and lifestyle. The Green Living...
  • Eco-Health Relationship Browser - EPA Sustainable and Healthy Communities
    Eco-Health Relationship Browser EPA Sustainable and Healthy Communities (SHC) Research News Flash September 25, 2012 The EPA Sustainable and Healthy Communities Research Program is pleased to announce the launch of the Eco-Health Relationship Browser, an easy-to-use new online tool from the SHC program...
  • Rainwater Harvesting Rebate Class - WMG - Oct 11
    Rainwater Harvesting Rebate Class Spaces are still available in Watershed Management Group's upcoming session to fulfill the educational requirement for Tucson Water’s rainwater-harvesting rebate. The next class is scheduled for Thursday, October 11, from 2 to 5 p.m. Tucson Water is offering rebates...
  • Storm Water Harvesting - WMG Green Living Co-op Workshops - Oct 11,13,14,21,27
    Click these links for more details: Thursday October 11, 7am – 12pm Saturday October 13, 8am – 1pm Sunday, October 14, 7am – 12pm Sunday, October 21, 8am – 1pm Saturday, October 27, 8am – 1pm Watershed Management Group - Residential Green Infrastructure Workshops Join Watershed Management...
  • Earth Harmony Festival - Avalon Organic Gardens & EcoVillage - Oct 6-7
    at Avalon Organic Gardens & EcoVillage, Tumacácori, AZ (South of Tucson) Free admission, donations appreciated Earth Harmony Festival A weekend celebration devoted to creating a sustainable future now. EcoVillage tours on water harvesting, green building, organic gardening, solar energy, composting,...
  • Sam Hughes Neighborhood Garden Tour - Oct 21
    get tickets at Sam Hughes Elementary School, 700 N Wilson Sam Hughes Neighborhood Garden Tour on Sunday October 21 Sam Hughes Neighborhood is having a first-time garden tour featuring 8 residencheapest place to buy kamagra onlineces and 2 public properties, including demonstration site for the...
  • Second Annual Home-scape Tour - Watershed Management Group - Oct 20
    Tucson, AZ Second Annual Watershed Management Group Home-scape Tour Saturday, October 20 Did the new City of Tucson rainwater-harvesting rebate rouse your interest in capturing the rain that falls on your own property? Curious about implementing other backyard sustainability practices such as chicken...
  • Challenges in Vertical Farming - all-day workshop & live webcast - Sep 26
    live webcast from University of Maryland Conference Center Workshop on the “Challenges in Vertical Farming” September 26, 2012 The Marriott Inn & Conference Center, University of Maryland University College 3501 University Blvd, East Hyattsville, Maryland 20783 USA http://challengesinverticalfarming...
  • How Do We Grow Our Food? - Native Seeds/SEARCH Free Monthly Salon - Sep 17
    at Native Seeds/SEARCH Retail Store, 3061 N Campbell Ave, Tucson (please note new time) How Do We Grow Our Food? A panel discussion with growers from River Road Gardens, High Energy Farm, Sleeping Frog and the NS/S Conservation Farm. No till, cover crops, Effective Microorganisms, biodynamic and good...
  • 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...
  • Who Owns Our Food? - Native Seeds/SEARCH free monthly salon - Aug 20
    Free at NS/S Retail Store, 3061 N. Campbell Ave. "Who Owns Our Food?" with Bill McDorman Aug. 20th, 5-7 pm (Note new time) Ten companies own and control 75% of the worlds seeds. How does this affect local food security and the health of our region? More importantly what does this have to do with the...

Meetings and Events

  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Not Up the Creek...Yet/ ST in Tucson Weekly
    http://www.tucsonweekly.com/tucson/not-up-the-creekyet/Content?oid=4135802 Not Up the Creek...Yet As Arizona faces potential water shortages, experts on divided on the solutions, though many remain optimistic. by Kyle Mittan Karl Flessa will tell you that it's not that hard to collect seashells....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Green Redevelopment & the Rise of 2030 Districts
    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 ...
  • 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...
  • A Radical Approach to the Climate Crisis
    A Radical Approach to the Climate Crisis by Christian Parenti, July 19, 2013 Several strands of green thinking maintain that capitalism is incapable of a sustainable relationship with non-human nature because, as an economic system, capitalism has a growth imperative while the earth is finite. One finds...
  • Our Coming Food Crisis by Gary Paul Nabhan
    Our Coming Food Crisis By Gary Paul Nabhan,  Published by the New York Times: July 21, 2013 TUCSON, Ariz. — THIS summer the tiny town of Furnace Creek, Calif., may once again grace the nation’s front pages. Situated in Death Valley, it last made news in 1913, when it set the record for the world’s...
  • 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 •...
  • 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...
  • Watershed Management Workshop at Avalon EcoVillage - May 25
    at Avalon Organic Gardens & EcoVillage in Tumacácori, AZ A Food Forest Enhancement Project within an EcoVillage Learn Stormwater Management Techniques Prevent Erosion • Reduce Runoff • Conserve Water Guest Speakers David Seibert (Conservation Director of Borderlands Habitat Restoration Initiative-BHRI,...
  • Local Food Summit at U of A - Gary Nabhan & Jeff Silvertooth - May 14
    at Student Union Memorial Center, South Ballroom, University of Arizona, Tucson AZ Local Food Summit with Gary Nabhan and Jeff Silvertooth At this working summit, participants will develop action plans for how University of Arizona entities and partners can support socially equitable, economically...
  • Pima County Food Alliance - April Meeting - April 29
    at the Sam Lena Library, 1607 S 6th Ave, Tucson AZ Join the Pima County Food Alliance for our monthly meeting on Monday, April 29 from 6:00 to 8:00pm at the Sam Lena Library (1607 S 6th Ave, Tucson). April is Native Foods Month at the Pima County Food Alliance! This month we'll be hearing from two...
  • A Fierce Green Fire - A Film and Panel on Green Activism - April 19
    at The Loft Cinema, 3233 East Speedway Blvd, Tucson AZ Join us for a special post-film panel discussion on opening night, featuring local experts in the field of environmental studies! Maria Baier - Executive Director of the Sonoran Institute Roger Clark - Grand Canyon Program Director for The Grand...
  • 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...
  • Sonoran Permaculture Guild - Spring Semester Workshops
    For full information, go to www.sonoranpermaculture.org/courses-and-workshops The Sonoran Permaculture Guild finishes out its Spring Semester of workshops... • The Art of Fermentation - Sunday, April 7th • Wild Foods Walkabout - Saturday, April 13th • Bee Keeping - Saturday and Sunday, April...
  • The End of Growth: David Suzuki & Jeff Rubin
    The End of Growth: Rubin & Suzuki From Ideas with Paul Kennedy Economist Jeff Rubin and biologist David Suzuki might seem an unlikely pairing. But they've been touring Canada together, talking about the natural limits to growth from their very different perspectives. We listen in as they try to convince...
  • ST April Meeting - Power to the People: Should TEP be municipalized? - April 8
    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) Power to the People: Should TEP be municipalized? with guest speaker Leslie Glustrom, Research Director for Clean Energy Action, Boulder Colorado also speaking...
  • 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?...
  • The 4th Annual Water Festival - Tucson Arts Brigade - Earth Day - April 21
    Earth Day at Reid Park, Tucson Arts Brigade presents THE WATER FESTIVAL Synergy of Art, Science, and Community The 4th Annual Water Festival, presented by Tucson Arts Brigade, raises awareness and promotes stewardship for water and water-related themes relating to sustainability, health, and community...
  • Sonoran Permaculture Guild - 18th Annual Permaculture Design Course - 5 weekends starting Feb 9
    5 weekends starting Feb 9 in Tucson AZ Sonoran Permaculture Guild 18th Annual Permaculture Design Course This Permaculture certification course covers all aspects of sustainable design with a Southwest dry lands flavor, including a balance of hands on experience, classroom time, and design practicum...
  • 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...
  • Stop TUSD closing eco-schools before Dec 20th ! - Public meetings Dec 8 & 10
    at Catalina Magnet High School Auditorium, 3645 East Pima St (at Dodge Blvd) Dear climate activists, As you probably know, many Tucson schools are slated for possible closure, especially on the west and southwest sides of town. Some of these schools have shown great leadership in preparing our students...
  • 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
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  • How Do We Grow Our Food? - Native Seeds/SEARCH Free Monthly Salon - Sep 17
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