[ 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. [...]
Archive for the 'Sustainability Tools' Category
[ Monday, January 25, 2016; 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Monday, February 8, 2016; 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Monday, February 22, 2016; 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Monday, February 29, 2016; 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Monday, March 7, 2016; 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm. ] UA Earth Transformed Lecture Series
A Series of Six Lectures
Exploring Our World and Ourselves
Mondays, January 25 – March 7
UA Centennial Hall
Climate change and its impacts are no longer merely abstract projections for the future. Instead, they are on-going and growing challenges for both humans and many of the natural systems upon which we depend. Globally, [...]
[ 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 [...]
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.
[ Monday, July 14, 2014; 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm. ] 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 endorses urban food production, [...]
[ 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 [...]
[ Sunday, April 20, 2014; 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm. ] 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, and Visiting Fellow to the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy.
Hear how he is advising [...]
[ Wednesday, August 7, 2013; 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm. 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm. Wednesday, August 14, 2013; 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm. 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm. Wednesday, August 21, 2013; 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm. 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm. ] This is a series of short courses for people who want to engage in effective City planning.
August 7: Land Use Planning 101
The fundamentals of planning in Arizona cities and counties including subdivisions, lot-splits, master development plans, public input, comprehensive and general plans. Presented by Mark Apel, Area Extension Agent, Pima County Cooperative Extension.
August 14: Incorporating [...]
[ 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 [...]
[ 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 [...]
[ Saturday, May 25, 2013; 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. ] 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, Seibert Ecological Restoration, LLC) and Caleb Weaver (BHRI-Ecologist, Environmental Educator, and Sustainable Landscape Designer) will share their expertise in [...]
[ Tuesday, May 14, 2013; 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. ] 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 viable, and environmentally sound local food systems. To break out of our disciplinary silos, this [...]
[ 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 [...]
[ 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 [...]
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 [...]
[ 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 – [...]
Bob Russell, Co-Director of the Neahtawanta Research and Education Center (nrec.org) organized a special economic development workshop with co-sponsorship of the Chamber of Commerce on local business investment. Champion and leading innovator of re-localization, Michael Shuman, gave the keynote presentation in Traverse City Michigan, October 2, 2012 at the Hagery Center, Northwestern Michigan College.
Click here [...]
[ 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 [...]
[ Wednesday, March 27, 2013; ] for 6 Wednesdays, near Congress & Grande, Tucson AZ
Hungry for Change: Food, Ethics, & Sustainability Discussion Course
Baja Arizona Sustainable Agriculture offers “Hungry for Change”, a 6-session discussion course that analyzes the connection between food, ethics, and sustainability. The goals of the course are to explore the interconnected nature of food systems & our relationship [...]
[ 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
[ Monday, April 8, 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)
Power to the People:
Should TEP be municipalized?
with guest speaker Leslie Glustrom, Research Director for Clean Energy Action, Boulder Colorado
also speaking – Dan Millis (Sierra Club)
The science is clear. We need to slow the [...]
[ 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, February 28, 2013; 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm. ] 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 United States, serves [...]
[ Monday, March 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)
Climate Change Activism – Messaging and Solutions
with guest speaker Julie Robinson, Center for Climate Change Communication, George Mason University
In our future there will be no more important issue to the health of humans [...]
[ 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 [...]
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 [...]
[ Friday, January 18, 2013; Thursday, January 31, 2013; Friday, March 15, 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 instead of product [...]
[ Friday, February 22, 2013; Friday, April 5, 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 practices in their professions [...]
[ 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 [...]
[ 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 [...]
[ Thursday, November 29, 2012; 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm. Thursday, December 6, 2012; Tuesday, December 11, 2012; 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm. ] 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 and Professor, Department of Soil, Water and Environmental Science, The University of [...]
Food Policy links & resources on the internet (ST Food working group, November 2012)
http://www.foodsecurity.org/FPC/council.html * (List of Food Policy Councils in North America)
http://www.foodfirst.org/sites/www.foodfirst.org/files/pdf/PB_19_Cutting_Through_the_Red_Tape.pdf (Food First/Institute for Food and Development policy brief)
http://www.socialenterprise.net/assets/files/REDI_Summary_May_2011.pdf (4 food initiatives case studies)
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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 [...]
[ Thursday, November 15, 2012; 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. ] Free at Prescott College – Tucson, 2233 E Speedway Blvd, Tucson AZ
Terril Shorb, Ph.D., Prescott College Faculty will present: Healing the Whole Community: Conversations on Sustainability and Environmental Studies At Prescott College-Tucson.
Thursday November 15th 5:30-7:30 PM
Prescott College – Tucson
2233 E. Speedway Blvd
Free to the public
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 [...]
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.
The Eco-Health Relationship Browser illustrates the linkages between human health and ecosystem services—benefits supplied by nature. [...]