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Climate: The Crisis and the Movement

posted December 21, 2014

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 [...]

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ST’s April Meeting: Local Water – Localized Food?

posted April 7, 2014

[ Monday, April 14, 2014; 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm. ] 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 to produce it?

For several thousand years the Tucson region has [...]

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ST March Meeting: Preparedness for a World of Change

posted March 6, 2014

[ 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 [...]

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posted January 28, 2014

[ Monday, February 10, 2014; 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm. ] Sustainable Tucson’s February Meeting:
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 of an emergency event that included a 72-hour power outage – the [...]

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Who knew that Seoul was a leader in the sharing economy?

posted November 17, 2013

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:

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 [...]

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Tucson Time Traders – Tucson’s Local Timebank

posted April 14, 2013

[ 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 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.


Helping Build Community 1 Hour at a Time

Tucson Time Traders is our local Timebank for the Tucson region.  Check [...]

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The 4th Annual Water Festival – Tucson Arts Brigade – Earth Day – April 21

posted February 14, 2013

[ Sunday, April 21, 2013; 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. ] Earth Day at Reid Park, Tucson Arts Brigade presents

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 [...]

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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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Stop TUSD closing eco-schools before Dec 20th ! – Public meetings Dec 8 & 10

posted December 8, 2012

[ 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, [...]

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Earth Harmony Festival – Avalon Organic Gardens & EcoVillage – Oct 6-7

posted September 27, 2012

[ Saturday, October 6, 2012; Sunday, October 7, 2012; ] 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, and more. Live music, food, arts, children’s village, hay rides, pony rides, and other activities including [...]

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Envision Tucson Sustainable Festival – Oct 21

posted September 27, 2012

[ Sunday, October 21, 2012; 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. ] at Reid Park in Tucson AZ, free and open to the public

A Community Event for a Bright Future

By Clinton MacKillop
September 26, 2012

Tucson, AZ – Envision Tucson Sustainable and Sustainable Tucson announce the 2nd annual “Envision Tucson Sustainable” festival. The festival will take place at Reid Park on Sunday, October 21st, 2012, from [...]

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Second Annual Home-scape Tour – Watershed Management Group – Oct 20

posted September 17, 2012

[ Saturday, October 20, 2012; 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. ] 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 coops, food production, greywater, composting systems, and even solar-heated outside showers?

Not really sure where to start [...]

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Harvest Festival – NS/S Conservation Farm – Sep 15 (changed from Sep 22)

posted September 10, 2012

[ Saturday, September 15, 2012; 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm. ] at NS/S Conservation Farm
(note: changed from Sep 22 to Sep 15 !)

Reap, Chomp, and Stomp
This Saturday, September 15, 2012 ▪ 3pm to dark
Please bring:  Appropriate clothing incl. hat, water, a dish, silverware,
and a yummy locally grown organic dish to share
See [...]

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Tucson Time Traders – 2012 aug

posted August 5, 2012

[ Thursday, October 11, 2012; 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Saturday, October 20, 2012; 12:01 pm to 2:00 pm. Saturday, November 3, 2012; 12:01 pm to 2:00 pm. Thursday, November 8, 2012; 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Sunday, November 18, 2012; 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. Saturday, December 1, 2012; 11:30 am to 1:30 pm. Thursday, December 13, 2012; 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Saturday, December 22, 2012; 12:01 pm to 2:00 pm. ] Community Picnic/Potluck & Orientation Meetings

at Tucson Ward 3 Office, 1510 E Grant Road (southeast corner of Grant & Vine)
2nd Thursdays, 6 to 8 pm – Aug 9 – Sep 13 – Oct 11 – Nov 8 – Nov 18 (sunday 6:30-8:30pm) – Dec 13

at Himmel Park Library, 1035 N Treat Avenue (1 block south of [...]

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Sustainable Tucson July Meeting – Urban Mobility and Urban Form – July 9

posted June 27, 2012

[ Monday, July 9, 2012; 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm. ] at Joel D. Valdez Main Downtown Library, 101 N. Stone, (free lower level parking off Alameda St)

The Sustainability of
Urban Mobility and Urban Form

The July ST General Meeting will feature panel presentations and conversation by special Tucson speakers who are addressing in their work “Sustainable mobility and urban form.” This is a very timely topic on [...]

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Dad’s Farm Tour – Huachuca City – May 6

posted April 10, 2012

[ Sunday, May 6, 2012; 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. ] May 6 from 10am to 3pm – Free!
at 30 W. Ivey Road in Huachuca City, just one mile north of Mustang Corners on Hwy 90

Baja Arizona Sustainable Agriculture, the Sierra Vista Farmers’ Market, and Dad’s Farm sponsor the opportunity to spend a day on a working farm.

Learn viable food production methods for the Sierra Vista [...]

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UA Earth Day 2012 – University of Arizona – April 20

posted April 8, 2012

[ Friday, April 20, 2012; 4:00 pm to 7:30 pm. ] at Main Gate Square on University Boulevard

UA Earth Day 2012
Come celebrate UA Earth Day on Friday, April 20th from 4-7:30 p.m. at Main Gate Square on University Boulevard.

The event will feature live entertainment, activities for kids and families, and interactive demonstrations. As many as 60 UA programs and local businesses and organizations will be on [...]

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How do you move through the city? – Worker Transit Authority

posted April 8, 2012

[ Friday, April 27, 2012; 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Saturday, April 28, 2012; 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Friday, May 4, 2012; 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Saturday, May 5, 2012; 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Friday, May 11, 2012; 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Saturday, May 12, 2012; 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm. ] Free – April 27 & 28, May 4 & 5, May 11 & 12 – 5 pm to 8 pm
210 East Broadway, Downtown Tucson Arizona
The Worker Transit Authority asks the community

“How do you move through the city?”
A Convergence of Art and Planning
For three weekends in a series of free public events, Tucson residents can participate [...]

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Engaging a New Generation with the Transition Movement

posted April 8, 2012

Engaging a New Generation with the Transition Movement
One of the best things about the Transition movement is our ability to learn from each other’s efforts. When we take time to document our challenges, successes, or discoveries, we create opportunities for others to learn from them. Similarly, we benefit when we can adapt the [...]

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Green Fest: A Celebration of Green Living – Tucson Village Farm – April 7

posted March 27, 2012

[ Saturday, April 7, 2012; 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. ] Bookmans, Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona and Tucson Village Farm Gear Up for Green Fest: A Celebration of Green Living

Date: Saturday, April 7, 2012
Time: 10:00am – 3:00pm
Location: Tucson Village Farm, 4210 N. Campbell Ave (Across from Trader Joe’s at Campbell and River)
Cost: FREE

Are you interested in “greening” your life? Well Tucson, get ready for [...]

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Holiday Farmers’ Market

posted November 29, 2011

[ Thursday, December 15, 2011; 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm. ] December 15th, 3-6 pm, at 100 S. Avenida del Convento, near the corner of Congress and Grande

This holiday season, Santa Cruz River Farmers’ Market shoppers will find a variety of distinctively southwest gifts to choose from at our weekly Thursday market.

Our healthy and locally made gifts include raw mesquite honey, prickly pear jams, mesquite flour [...]

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

posted November 28, 2011

[ Wednesday, November 30, 2011; 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. ] 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; 6:05-6:30)
Break & Get [...]

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Fall Harvest Fest at Santa Cruz River Farmers’ Market

posted October 19, 2011

[ Thursday, October 27, 2011; 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm. ] Join us on Thursday Oct. 27th (3pm- 6pm) for family fun at Santa Cruz River Farmers’ Market with a veggie scavenger hunt and pumpkin decorating!

When you come to the market you can also expect to find a colorful variety of locally grown organic foods including fresh fruits and veggies, eggs, honey and baked goods.

We are [...]

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Tucson Time Traders – at Connect 2 Tucson – Sept 24

posted September 17, 2011

[ Saturday, September 24, 2011; 9:00 am to 11:00 am. ] We’re starting a local Tucson Timebank soon.  If you’re interested in joining, please pre-register below, and/or contact us by email – timetraders(at)

We will also be at the Connect 2 Tucson – Moving Planet event on September 24 to meet people and give information about time banking.

[ For current information on Tucson Time Traders, please go [...]

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RUMBA-Pro Show

posted May 11, 2011

[ Saturday, May 21, 2011; 10:00 am to 7:00 pm. ] 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: Saturday [...]

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Community Paint Day

posted March 21, 2011

[ Saturday, April 2, 2011; 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. ] Join TAB and the Barrio Centro Association for our Community Paint Day

Lucky Wishbone 2712 E. 22nd Street.

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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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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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Shockingly Sane Solutions Rally

posted October 28, 2010

[ Saturday, October 30, 2010; 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm. ] 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 solar oven demonstration will be cooking [...]

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See “A Sense of Wonder” at the Fox

posted September 22, 2010

[ Friday, October 29, 2010; 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm. ] Historic Fox Theatre, 17 West Congress, Tucson

A Sense of Wonder: a celebration of children and nature, a film about Rachel Carson will be shown at the historic Fox Theater. This gala evening event for adults and youth 12 and above will include appearances by Pete Mesquitey and Eb Eberlein. The event will be catered by [...]

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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 [...]

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Water Resources Research Center Conference

posted February 26, 2010

[ Wednesday, June 9, 2010 to Thursday, June 10, 2010. ] The WRRC invites you to participate in the 2010 Annual Conference, Creating New Leadership for Arizona’s Water and Environment in a Time of Change, at the University of Arizona Memorial Student Union on June 9-10, 2010. The conference will provide a forum for youth leaders and young professionals to interact with established professionals and together [...]

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The Water Project

posted January 19, 2010

[ Friday, March 26, 2010 12:00 pm to Sunday, March 28, 2010 9:00 pm. ] Celebrate our most precious and endangered resource -WATER -with the The Water Project: Tucson’s Synergistic Water Festival on March 26-28, 2010. This event combines the energy of Tucson’s sustainability community with the vibrant arts community to provide an opportunity for the public to experience a festive collaboration, learn about water issues and have some fun!

This [...]

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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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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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A Child Speaks to Power

posted September 27, 2009

Please listen to this powerful appeal to the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development by a young woman of 13, wise beyond her years:

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Ironwood Ridge High School Earth Awareness Day

posted April 3, 2008

[ Friday, April 11, 2008; 11:00 am to 8:00 pm. ] On behalf of Club Green, we would like you to participate in our 2nd Annual Earth Awareness day on April 11th 2008. This will be a day in celebration of and education about Earth Awareness and the environmental problems and solutions that we face everyday.

Last year was our first Earth Awareness and it was a [...]

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