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[ Friday, November 4, 2016; 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm. ] In the first part of his talk, Dr. Fitch will define sustainable and regenerative building and why the concept is so important to society, natural environments, and the Earth’s Biosphere. He will then outline the steps and technologies of sustainable, regenerative building, using the solar-powered home he built in Redstone Canyon, Colorado, as an example. [...]
[ Monday, October 12, 2015; 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm. ] On October 12th, the Sonoran Permaculture Guild and Sustainable Tucson host a special evening to view a new documentary,
INHABIT: A Permaculture Perspective.
Permaculture is a unique design [...]
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 and exhibits at this [...]
[ Sunday, January 4, 2015; 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. ] 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 duo of pranksters tackling [...]
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 system has driven us to [...]
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, [...]
[ Monday, October 13, 2014; 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm. ] 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.
Compost keeps organic materials out of landfills, reducing methane gas emissions.
Compost sequesters [...]
NOTE: This petition is an initiative of the Broadway Coalition which is solely responsible for processing and managing the results. Sustainable Tucson hosts this online petition drive as a community service.
[ Friday, July 11, 2014; 5:00 pm; ] 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 transit thinker, will visit Tucson for a town hall the evening of Friday, July [...]
[ Monday, March 10, 2014; 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm. ]
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 Nicole Foss, world-renown lecturer and co-creator of TheAutomaticEarth.Com speak from their DVD on [...]
Who knew that Seoul was a leader in the sharing economy?
by Richard Heinberg
Published by Post Carbon Institute on 2013-11-12
Original article: http://www.postcarbon.org/blog-post/1949822-who-knew-that-seoul-was-a
Did you know that Seoul, South Korea is one of the world’s key sites for post-growth economic re-development? No? Neither did I, until I saw for myself.
I was pleased to be invited to give the [...]
[ Monday, September 9, 2013; 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm. ] 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
Sustainable Tucson’s “Conversations with our Public Officials” series provides Tucson community members the opportunity to meet with local public officials [...]
[ Friday, August 16, 2013; 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. Saturday, August 17, 2013; 9:00 am to 11:00 am. ] 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
• Cold method
• Easy on your back
• Low maintenance saves you water and time.
[ Friday, September 20, 2013; 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Saturday, September 21, 2013; 7:30 am to 5:30 pm. ] Free lecture Friday evening at the TEP Unisource Building, 88 East Broadway, Tucson AZ
Saturday conference at the Tucson Convention Center (details below)
Tucson will be hosting a climate change conference focused on public health and climate adaptation in September, sponsored by Physicians for Social Responsibility and 35 other local and national organizations. The following guest [...]
[ Sunday, May 19, 2013; 1:30 pm; Saturday, May 25, 2013; 11:30 am; ] Free movie at Murphy-Wilmot Public Library, 530 N Wilmot Road Tucson, AZ
March begins May 25 at 12 noon at Reid Park, 900 Randolph Way, Tucson AZ
May 19 Sunday 1:30 pm – free documentary movie showing and discussion of “The World According to Monsanto” at the Murphy-Wilmot Public Library, 530 N Wilmot Road Tucson, AZ. [...]
[ Saturday, June 1, 2013; 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. ] Free, at the Bisbee Farmers Market in Vista Park, Warren District, Bisbee Arizona
Bisbee Solar Cook-Off and Festival
Join Baja Arizona Sustainable Agriculture and the Bisbee Farmers Market for the 11th Annual Solar Cook-Off & Festival on Saturday, June 1 from 9am to 1pm.
Activities will include solar cooking demonstrations as well as solar ovens and accessories for [...]
[ Sunday, May 26, 2013; 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. ] Free, starting at Ecoasis, 54 Brewery Avenue, Bisbee Arizona
Join Baja Arizona Sustainable Agriculture (BASA) and Ecoasis on the first annual Bisbee Organic Garden Tour on Sunday, May 26 from 10am to 2pm.
This year’s tour will showcase four successful vegetable gardens along Brewery Gulch in the heart of Old Bisbee. Come out to view artistic, inventive [...]
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
According to U.N. data, the worldwide urban population over the next 40 years will increase by 3.1 billion people. Where will [...]
[ 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 [...]
[ Monday, April 29, 2013; 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. ] 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 experts [...]
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 [...]
[ Saturday, January 26, 2013; 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. Monday, February 11, 2013; 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm. Saturday, March 30, 2013; 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Sunday, April 21, 2013; 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm. Sunday, May 19, 2013; 11:30 am to 1:30 pm. Friday, June 28, 2013; 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. Sunday, July 28, 2013; 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. ] Please see timetraders.metasofa.org for more information on our Timebank orientation meetings and other events.
We’re also at Sustainable Tucson Monthly Meetings to give information about timebanking and Tucson Time Traders, and help you sign up online.
TUCSON TIME TRADERS
Helping Build Community 1 Hour at a Time
Tucson Time Traders is our local Timebank for the Tucson region. Check [...]
[ Monday, May 13, 2013; 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm. ] 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 the May Sustainable Tucson [...]
[ Sunday, April 7, 2013; Saturday, April 13, 2013; Saturday, April 20, 2013; Saturday, May 18, 2013; ] For full information, go to
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 20th and 21st
• How to Raise Chickens the Natural Way – Saturday, May 18th
[ Friday, April 12, 2013; 9:00 am; ] at Pascua Yaqui Justice Center – Albert V Garcia Auditorium, 7777 S Camino Huivism, Building C, Tucson AZ
ADOT hearing in Tucson – Fri, Apr 12th, 9 AM
Ask for Transportation Alternatives!
Come to a public hearing and speak in support of transportation options.
There will be a hearing in Tucson this Friday, April 12th at 9:00 am on [...]
[ Tuesday, April 2, 2013; 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. ] at the Rialto Theatre, 318 East Congress Street, Tucson AZ
Community Vision for the Ronstadt Transit Center
Music, food, information, and the opportunity to give YOUR input.
As downtown development proceeds, what will become of the Ronstadt Center? The City of Tucson has begun a public process aimed at “seeking a qualified development team to plan, design, [...]
[ Monday, March 25, 2013; 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Tuesday, March 26, 2013; 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. ] Monday – Santa Rita Room, Student Union, University of Arizona, Tucson AZ
Tuesday – City of Tucson Public Works Building, 201 N. Stone Avenue, Meeting Room C in the basement
Both events are Free. Monday’s will also be webcast (ask for address). Please RSVP for Tuesday.
Rethinking Money: A Wildcat Currency?
Date: Monday, March 25, 5:00 – [...]
[ 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 [...]
[ Saturday, April 6, 2013; ] at Catalina State Park near Tucson AZ
Citizens for Solar – 31st Annual Solar Potluck
Saturday, April 6 from 10 am to sunset at Catalina State Park
The Solar Potluck is free and open to the public, although the park charges a $7/carload entry fee.
Please go to Citizens for Solar website for more info – citizensforsolar.org
[ Thursday, April 11, 2013; 5:45 pm to 7:00 pm. ] at The Tasteful Kitchen, 722 North Stone Avenue, Tucson AZ
Sprouting: The Art of Gardening in a Jar
Join BASA and Wanda Poindexter on Thursday, April 11 to learn basic and intermediate tips for sprouting. Taste various types of sprouts, learn how economical it is to grow organic sprouts right in your own kitchen, and leave [...]
[ Thursday, April 18, 2013; 8:00 am to 11:00 am. ] West Side Tucson near Trails End and Camino de Oeste, Tucson AZ
Cholla Bud and Nopal Harvesting Workshop
Join Baja Arizona Sustainable Agriculture and Flor de Mayo to learn how to harvest, process, preserve, and cook with cholla buds and nopales, both traditional foods of the Native Peoples of the Sonoran desert. Cholla buds are a [...]
[ Sunday, April 21, 2013; 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. ] 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.
The Water Festival brings community together through creative and diverse activities for learning, networking, and [...]
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 [...]
[ Monday, February 11, 2013; 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm. ] 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)
Local Economy • Financial and Monetary Innovation
Please join us for Sustainable Tucson’s February Meeting where we’ll hear leaders and experts from Tucson and Phoenix, and engage everyone in discussion on the subject of [...]
[ Saturday, February 9, 2013; ] 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. Dynamic exercises encourage pattern recognition, noticing the links between plants and animals, climate, and [...]
[ 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 [...]
Sustainable Tucson joins Tucson Timebank
Sustainable Tucson is a co-sponsor of our local timebank Tucson Time Traders, and Sustainable Tucson is also a member of Tucson Time Traders.
If you volunteer for Sustainable Tucson in the working groups, monthly meetings, or in other ways, you can get hours of credit in the timebank from Sustainable Tucson for [...]
[ Monday, January 14, 2013; 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm. ] 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 on Monday, January 14 as [...]
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 [...]
[ Saturday, December 8, 2012; 10:00 am; Monday, December 10, 2012; 6:00 pm; ] 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 for the real future: teaching ecology, climate science, [...]
[ Tuesday, December 4, 2012; 5:30 pm; ] 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 in Tucson. This ordinance is among the first of [...]
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 [...]
Collaborative Redesign of the Sonoran Desert Foodshed – Localizing Our Food Supply – Gary Nabhan and Michael Brownlee – December 10posted November 18, 2012
[ Monday, December 10, 2012; 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. ] 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 and location
for this month’s Sustainable Tucson meeting,
Monday, December 10, from [...]
[ Friday, November 16, 2012; 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. ] 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.
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 worseposted 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 [...]
Climate Change and Energy Decline: Building resilient communities in the SW United States – Guy McPherson – November 5posted October 31, 2012
[ Monday, November 5, 2012; 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. ] 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 Sustainable Tucson meeting,
When: Monday, November 5, 2012, 7:00 pm
Where: Pima Community College’s downtown campus, Amethyst Room on 1255 N. [...]
[ Saturday, November 3, 2012; 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. ] 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 Fair will be at the HabiStore, 935 W. Grant, 1/4 mile east [...]
Date: Mon, 22 Oct 2012 22:32:25 +0000
From: Jamie Henn – 350.org <organizers(at)350.org>
Subject: 270 minutes of silence.
Not one word.
After 270 minutes of Presidential and Vice Presidential debates, no one has mentioned climate change or global warming. If the candidates don’t speak up tonight, this will be the first time since 1988 that climate change hasn’t been [...]
[ Monday, October 15, 2012; 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. ] at Native Seeds/SEARCH Retail Store, 3061 N Campbell Ave, Tucson AZ
(note new time 5 to 7 pm)
Natural Beekeeping with Jaime de Zubeldia from ReZoNation Farm
Why is beekeeping so popular? What do we need to know about beekeeping specific to our region? Local beekeeper Jaime will share natural beekeeping methods and provide an understanding [...]