Archive for the 'Recycling & Waste Management' Category


Sustainability Forum: Recycling & Composting

posted April 13, 2017

Wednesday, April 26, 5:30-7:30 pm — Laura Tanzer Atelier, 410 N. Toole, #110 Free and open to the public For more information & to RSVP

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ENVISION TUCSON SUSTAINABLE FESTIVAL

posted October 9, 2015

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 year’s […]

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LET’S TALK TRASH (Rescheduled)

posted September 25, 2014

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 […]

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LET’S TALK TRASH

posted August 21, 2014

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 in the soil, providing micronutrients to plant roots and discouraging soil diseases. Compost improves […]

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ST July Mtg — Tucson CAN Have Abundant Urban Food Production

posted July 10, 2014

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 adopted a General Plan that […]

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ST May Meeting: CAN MUSHROOMS SAVE THE WORLD?

posted May 8, 2014

  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 and a great-tasting and healthy locally produced […]

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ST March Meeting: Preparedness for a World of Change

posted March 6, 2014

  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 […]

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ST September Mtg: Working Together Toward a Sustainable Community Part IV – Sept 9th

posted August 22, 2013

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 Officials” series provides Tucson community members the opportunity […]

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Desert Climate Composting Workshop – Aug 16/17

posted July 23, 2013

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 […]

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Sustainable Tucson July Film Night!

posted July 3, 2013

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 […]

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Building Sustainable Cities – New York Times Conference April 25

posted May 8, 2013

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 worldwide urban population over the next 40 years will […]

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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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ST May Meeting – Food Resilience in the Time of Global Climate Change – May 13

posted April 14, 2013

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 […]

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Navigating the Perfect Water Resources Storm – U of A – Feb 28

posted February 25, 2013

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? Las Vegas, for decades the fastest-growing metropolitan area in the […]

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Watershed Management Group – Short Courses – Jan Feb March

posted January 8, 2013

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 not competition; build applied skills of professionals; and teach universal principles and systems […]

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WMG Water Harvesting Certification Program – Feb & April

posted January 8, 2013

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 water harvesting knowledge to those who will utilize these […]

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ST January 2013 Meeting – Jan 14

posted January 8, 2013

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 […]

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Tucson’s visionary Graywater Ordinance is at risk – Mayor and Council meeting at City Hall – Dec 4

posted December 2, 2012

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 […]

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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 […]

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Bag It! Is your life to plastic? – free film showing – Nov 16

posted November 10, 2012

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.

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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, […]

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Fall 2012 One Day Workshops – Sonoran Permaculture Guild

posted September 4, 2012

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 a basic understanding of residential greywater system design, function, application, and applicable building codes. Participants will work […]

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Designing a Home Greywater System – Sonoran Permaculture Guild – Sep 22

posted September 4, 2012

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 (provided by the instructor) to identify and evaluate the potential of their […]

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

posted June 20, 2012

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 […]

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Soil is Life – Restoring the Soil Food Web – lecture and local foods potluck – May 31

posted May 6, 2012

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 local foods […]

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WMG Composting Toilet Program – Seeking Participants – Feb 9

posted January 16, 2012

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 in using alternative composting systems […]

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The 12 most hopeful trends to build on in 2012

posted January 5, 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 with cardboard signs, a few sharpies, some donated pizza, and a bunch of smart phones could change so […]

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ST January Meeting – Topics and Working Groups for 2012

posted December 31, 2011

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 […]

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Greywater Systems – Watershed Technical Training – Feb 6-8

posted December 23, 2011

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 number of municipalities, it’s actively encouraged by many authorities in efforts to preserve water, reduce […]

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Tucson: Support a City Resolution to Curb Global Warming – Dec 20

posted December 18, 2011

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 Clean Air Cities campaign; Tucson […]

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Dreaming New Mexico – Peter Warshall – TEDxABQ video

posted December 16, 2011

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 and wildlife specialist, research scientist, conservationist, and environmental activist. from 2011 […]

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Pima County Food Systems Alliance – Meeting & Potluck – Nov 30

posted November 28, 2011

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 by PCFSA Consultants (Bryn/Lewis) (25 min; […]

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Sustainable Tucson comments on proposed Rosemont Mine

posted November 16, 2011

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 the Sonoran bioregion. The proposal by the Augusta Resources Corporation to develop a copper mine in the Santa […]

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Eco-Sanitation Course with David Omick & Brad Lancaster – Dec 5-7

posted October 24, 2011

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 a hands-on setting – join WMG for a Watershed Technical Training […]

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ST Water – resource links

posted October 17, 2011

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 – hands-on work with gray water systems, rainwater harvesting systems, earthworks, etc.) http://communityfoodbank.com/2011/08/10/gardenworkshops/ (Food Bank garden workshops – gray water use; self-watering containers; and more) Websites […]

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URBAN CHICKS – Native Seeds/SEARCH

posted October 13, 2011

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 rodent control, as weed eaters, fertilizer […]

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Worm Composting Workshop with Linda Leigh

posted October 3, 2011

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 worm composting system; […]

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ST Sustainability Book Sale

posted October 1, 2011

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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Sustainable Tucson – General Meeting – October 2011

posted September 21, 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 Milagro […]

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RUMBA-Pro Show

posted May 11, 2011

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 join us: […]

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Cooking Oil Recycling

posted November 23, 2010

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 and Sixth Street.  The […]

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SAGCC November Mixer

posted November 5, 2010

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 case we have a cooler evening. Sign up at www.SAGCC.org.  (Just go […]

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Shockingly Sane Solutions Rally

posted October 28, 2010

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 system will broadcast the tunes of local musicians, a […]

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The Arizona’s Greenest Workplace Challenge

posted August 20, 2010

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 […]

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The Truth About Alcohol Fuel: Our Path Beyond Petroleum

posted June 26, 2010

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 the history of alcohol fuel, and outline how localized, […]

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Greater Tucson Indicators Report

posted June 1, 2010

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, Transportation and Energy, and Community and Economy, to represent the […]

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Put it on the map!

posted March 3, 2010

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 sustainable sites at www.greenpueblomap.org . Please also […]

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Update on the Tucson/Pima Water Study

posted January 15, 2010

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.The City Council voted to continue the item […]

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Really Really FREE Market!

posted January 12, 2010

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 courts at 1st Street and Tucson […]

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Earth Day Festival and Parade

posted December 29, 2009

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 […]

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