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What climate change asks of us

posted December 21, 2014

 
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 role in responding to it, [...]

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ST June Meeting – BUILDING RESILIENT NEIGHBORHOODS: Eco-villages and Social Cohesion

posted June 3, 2014

[ Monday, June 9, 2014; 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm. ] 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 that may overwhelm first responders, and when “sheltering in place” becomes the default [...]

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Sustainable Tucson July Film Night!

posted July 3, 2013

[ Monday, July 8, 2013; 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm. ] 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, how the people of [...]

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Awakening the Dreamer workshops – Circle Tree Ranch – June 10, Sep 9, Dec 9

posted May 8, 2013

[ Monday, June 10, 2013; 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Monday, September 9, 2013; 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Monday, December 9, 2013; 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm. ]  
Free (RSVP) at Circle Tree Ranch, 10500 E Tanque Verde Road, Tucson AZ 85749

 

 

Awakening the Dreamer – Changing the Dream
“Cultural Wisdom: The Indigenous Worldview as a Model for Social and Environmental Justice”

The Awakening the Dreamer – Changing the Dream Symposium is a profound inquiry into a bold vision: to bring forth an environmentally sustainable spiritually [...]

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A Fierce Green Fire – A Film and Panel on Green Activism – April 19

posted April 15, 2013

[ Friday, April 19, 2013; 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm. ] 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 Canyon Trust

Paul Green – Executive Director of the Tucson [...]

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Sustainable Tucson Community Fundraising Appeal

posted April 15, 2013

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. As we increasingly bring in cutting-edge speakers from other cities and regions, Sustainable Tucson [...]

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Money and Life / Rethinking Money – Tucson film premier – Fox Theater March 26

posted March 15, 2013

[ Tuesday, March 26, 2013; 7:00 pm; ] at the Fox Theater, 17 West Congress Street, downtown Tucson AZ

 
Tucson film premier of Money & Life with filmmaker Katie Teague
and a presentation by Bernard Lietaer and Jacqui Dunne

Please join us for a very special event on March 26, 2013 at the Fox Theatre. The Tuscon Premiere of the documentary film Money & Life [...]

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Edgar Cahn, TimeBanks USA – How President Obama Can Beat The Odds And Make Good On His Commitments

posted January 23, 2013

How President Obama Can Beat The Odds And Make Good On His Commitments
from Edgar S. Cahn, CEO TimeBanks USA,
Distinguished Professor of Law, UDC David A. Clarke School of Law
In his Inaugural Address, President Obama made some commitments that seem to defy fiscal reality:
  “A little girl born into the bleakest poverty knows that she has [...]

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Worldwide GLOBE at Night 2013 Campaign

posted January 9, 2013

[ Thursday, January 3, 2013; Thursday, January 31, 2013; Sunday, March 3, 2013; Sunday, March 31, 2013; Monday, April 29, 2013; ] Worldwide GLOBE at Night 2013 Campaign

What would it be like without stars at night? What is it we lose? Starry night skies have given us poetry, art, music and the wonder to explore. A bright night sky (aka light pollution) affects energy consumption, health and wildlife too. Spend a few minutes to help [...]

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The Beginning of the World

posted December 27, 2012

The Beginning of the World
By  John Michael Greer,
The Archdruid Report ,
December 27, 2012
 
Last Friday was, as I’m sure most of my readers noticed, an ordinary day. Here in the north central Appalachians, it was chilly but not unseasonably so, with high gray clouds overhead and a lively wind setting the dead leaves aswirl; wrens and [...]

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Review: The Resilience Imperative: Cooperative Transitions to a Steady State Economy

posted November 28, 2012

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 we have to do is get [...]

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UK Tyndall Centre Interview: Rapid and deep emissions reductions may not be easy, but 4°C to 6°C will be much worse

posted November 3, 2012

 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, ‘Real Clothes for the Emperor’ on 6th November in Bristol, which has [...]

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Occupy Arcology – ecological city design lecture & discussion – June 26

posted June 20, 2012

[ Tuesday, June 26, 2012; 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm. ] 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 and economy within the [...]

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A Sweet Grass Braid of Connection – March 29

posted March 15, 2012

[ Thursday, March 29, 2012; 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm. ] at City of Tucson Northwest Community Center, 2160 N 6th Avenue, Tucson AZ 85705

“A Sweet Grass Braid of Connection” Gathering
March 29, 2012 from 6 to 8:30 p.m.

Gathering, Facilitator for Class, Martha Dominguez

It has been my observation in meeting people that community is something needed to have a sense of belonging and connection that is important [...]

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“Sustaining Earth, Sustaining Soul” – Southern Arizona Friends of Jung – Feb 10

posted February 6, 2012

[ Friday, February 10, 2012; 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. ] On Fri Feb 10 the Southern Arizona Friends of Jung are sponsoring a talk “Sustaining Earth, Sustaining Soul” by Jeff Kiehl PhD, a Senior scientist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research & a Jungian Analyst.

Visit our website SAFOJ.org for details.

Thanks, Sylvia Simpson

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ST December Meeting – The Politics of Sustainability

posted November 28, 2011

[ Monday, December 12, 2011; 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm. ] at Joel D. Valdez Main Library
101 N. Stone, Downtown (free lower level parking off Alameda St)

Activism, Advocacy, and Political Action are ramping up all over the world.  Tucson is no exception, and so Sustainable Tucson begins an exploration into the realm of political expression and action, and how we can use it to promote sustainability [...]

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Water blessing at Tucson Meet Yourself

posted October 10, 2011

[ Sunday, October 16, 2011; 2:00 pm to 2:40 pm. ] Water blessing at Tucson Meet Yourself, Sunday Oct 16, 2:00-2:40 pm

We’ll gather to talk about the roots of this ritual in the Jewish harvest festival of Sukkot, and how we bless / express gratitude for water and all that we are thankful in our lives. Then we’ll move outdoors to scoop up water in a [...]

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ST Sustainability Book Sale

posted October 1, 2011

[ Monday, October 10, 2011; 5:15 pm to 8:45 pm. ] 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 gifts in mind for particular friends, relatives, or colleagues [...]

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Medicine in Motion: the Shamans Awakening

posted April 13, 2011

[ Saturday, April 30, 2011; 6:00 pm; ] Location: Urban Tribe Collective
657 West St. Mary’s Rd., Unit C-12 Tucson, AZ 85701
Cost: Free – $10 suggested donation to Diamond Mountain, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization
To raise funds for Diamond Mountain University and Retreat Center, Tucson performance artist Christopher Stephen has planned a slate of entertainment to intrigue, awe and educate. Hosted by Urban Tribe Collective, [...]

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Common Ground Two

posted March 2, 2011

[ Sunday, March 20, 2011; 3:00 pm to 9:00 pm. ] Time again to invite you all to proclaim local community from the rooftops. One rooftop at least.

Join in on the action on the roof of the Pennington St Parking Garage, 110 E. Pennington St.

What is Common Ground?

What it is… is a CELEBRATION, where every group, organization, congregation, small business, performer, artist, EVERYBODY in the Tucson [...]

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December General Meeting

posted November 17, 2010

[ Monday, December 13, 2010; 5:45 pm to 8:00 pm. ] The General Meeting will focus on the place of spirituality in our plans for achieving sustainability. All are invited.

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Potluck Salad/Dessert Luncheon

posted November 3, 2010

[ Friday, November 5, 2010; 10:00 am to 12:30 pm. ] First United Methodist Church

Park Avenue at East 4th Street

Parking off 4th behind the church

The annual World Community Day celebration is one of four national Church Women United celebrations.  It is our opportunity to invite members of the wider community to engage in prayerful conversation about community issues that touch us deeply [...]

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Earth Day Festival and Parade

posted December 29, 2009

[ Saturday, April 17, 2010; 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. ] 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 will include [...]

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A little inspiration for the new year

posted December 25, 2009

A palindrome reads the same backwards as forward. This video reads the exact opposite backwards as forward.  Not only does it read the opposite, the [...]

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New Report on Religion and Spirituality

posted December 12, 2009

Many Americans Mix Multiple Faiths
The religious beliefs and practices of Americans do not fit neatly into conventional categories. A new poll by the Pew Forum finds that large numbers of Americans engage in multiple religious practices, mixing elements of diverse traditions. Download the new report here.

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Sustainable Tucson General Meeting

posted November 17, 2009

[ Monday, February 8, 2010; 5:45 pm to 8:00 pm. ] The focus of the Sustainable Tucson General Meeting will be Food Sustainability. On February 8, your view of food sustainability in Tucson ’s future may change forever. The Sustainable Tucson Working Group on Food & Agriculture will engage your mind and your tastebuds in thinking about the sources of food in Tucson, Pima County and [...]

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Annual Tucson Banquet

posted October 23, 2009

[ Friday, October 30, 2009; 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. ] The Arizona Ecumenical Council announces its 2009 Annual Tucson Banquet “Celebrating the Mission of Unity.” Friday, October 30, 2009, 6:00-9:00pm St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church. 602 North Wilmot Road, Tucson, AZ 85711.

6PM – Social Hour with appetizers, wine, and other beverages

7PM – Dinner catered by “Enjoy Cooking”

8PM – Program featuring Fr. Joe Rodrigues, [...]

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Greening our Faith Retreat

posted February 16, 2009

[ Saturday, February 28, 2009; 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. ] cochair of the Green Team at St. Philip’s-in-the-Hills. We are having a “Greening our Faith” retreat at the church canmpus on Feb. 28 from 9 am to 3 pm. We would like to extend an invitation to any churchs in our faith affinity group that might like to participate. For anyone connected to [...]

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Sustaining Faith: Stewardship at Peace with the Earth (A Multi-Faith Conversation)

posted April 17, 2008

[ Thursday, April 24, 2008; 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. ]
Community Conversations Presents

Sustaining Faith:
Stewardship at Peace with the Earth
A Multi-Faith Conversation

Thursday, April 24, 2008 6:30-8:30 PM

A vegetarian meal will be provided

Catalina United Methodist Church
2700 E. Speedway Blvd. Room H230
(Located at Treat and Speedway Blvd with ample parking available)

Non-perishable food donations for Community Food Bank welcomed!

Sponsor: [...]

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Green Audit: Congregation Initiative Workshop

posted April 8, 2008

Faith communities of the greater Tucson area are coming together to fight global warming. On this coming Earth Day, April 22, 2008, leaders from various faith groups will be offering a workshop for Tucson faith communities to reduce our carbon footprint.
This all-day workshop at St. Mark’s Presbyterian Church (3809 East 3rd Street) will focus [...]

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How Churches can “Go Green” – being good stewards to creation

posted March 14, 2008

The Arizona Ecumenical Council is compiling a list of churches who have “Gone Green” through various programs, hiking, camping and gardening clubs and more. One church we know of is Papago Buttes Church of the Brethren in Scottsdale who have even dedicated a special website for these issues. Check it out at http://creationcare.pbcob.org/
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Green Audit: Congregation Initiative Workshop

posted January 12, 2008

[ Tuesday, April 22, 2008; ] Faith communities of the greater Tucson area are coming together to fight global warming. On this coming Earth Day, April 22, 2008, leaders from various faith groups will be offering a workshop for Tucson faith communities to reduce our carbon footprint.

This all-day workshop at St. Mark’s Presbyterian Church (3809 East 3rd Street) will focus [...]

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