Archive for the 'Calendar & News' Category


Sustainable Tucson December Meeting

posted November 13, 2017

No November meeting A Sustainable & Peaceful Holiday Season And almost the Solstice – Bringing more Light So…. Shake out the Old –Ring in the New Tuesday, December 12, 2017 6:00 pm (doors open at 5:30) Ward 6 Office 3202 E 1st Street Details in next newsletter

read more »  

 
 

Are you ready for some … Action?

posted October 5, 2017

Yes, we’re all active in our community. Yes, we’re all busy. But there’s always more that needs attention — sometimes, immediate attention. The October Sustainable Tucson meeting will highlight both ideas and opportunities for action. We will present a set of video clips featuring some exciting ways people are building sustainability in their communities, programs […]

read more »  

 
 

Sustainable Tucson General Meeting

posted September 9, 2017

Turning Principles into Action The challenge of creating a sustainable Tucson is daunting. In a de-carbonized world we will eventually have and do nothing that requires fossil fuels. And currently everything does. But the opportunities for a beautiful, safe, and equitable world are even greater than the difficulties. So … let’s get on with the […]

read more »  

 
 

September General Meeting – Moving Principles to Action

posted August 29, 2017

Over the summer, Sustainable Tucson developed the first set of principles for our sustainable future. These formed the basis for last month’s City Council Candidates Forum. We will add to them at future, to cover other important sustainability topics. Now it’s time to go to the next step. Over the coming months, Sustainable Tucson will […]

read more »  

 
 

August Candidates Forum

posted July 23, 2017

How do we Build Our Sustainable Future Together? See the Entire Forum Sustainable Tucson, in collaboration with Local First Arizona and others, is hosting a City Council Candidates Forum on Wednesday, August 9, titled “Building Our Sustainable Future – Together”. All candidates from the three City wards with elections have been invited. Five candidates are […]

read more »  

 
 

posted July 6, 2017

July Workshop What are our best opportunities for action? What’s next? How do we get governments, businesses, financial organizations, educational institutions, and just plan folk to work together to make Tucson more sustainable and resilient? One answer is to know what we want … and then talk “amongst ourselves” – every chance we get. Come […]

read more »  

 
 

Special June Workshop – Principles for Tucson’s Sustainability Agenda

posted June 7, 2017

“If you don’t know where you’re going, any direction will do.“ The June Sustainable Tucson meeting is the first of a three-part program to begin a community dialog on what we need to do to make Tucson more sustainable and resilient. The June meeting is a workshop to develop “Principles for Tucson’s Sustainability Agenda”. At […]

read more »  

 
 

Living with Urban Wildlife: Ready or Not!

posted May 4, 2017

May General Meeting When: May 9, 2017 Doors open 5:30 p.m. Program begins at 6:00 You don’t have to go far in Tucson for wildlife encounters. Right in the center of the city, we’ve all seen coyotes trotting down the street, watched hawks circling gracefully overhead, and heard that distinctive rattle that brings all motion […]

read more »  

 
 

“Chasing Ice” Outdoor Film Screening

posted April 20, 2017

James Balog’s “Chasing Ice” is the Emmy-winning story of one person’s mission to change the tide of history by gathering undeniable evidence of our changing planet. This documentary brings to light the global life force of glaciers and the alarming rate at which they’re disappearing. Prepare for the People’s Climate March by joining the journey […]

read more »  

 
 

April Is Earth Month: Is Climate Change A Moral Issue?

posted April 20, 2017

Citizens Climate Lobby/Tucson, Climate Reality/Tucson, and 350.org/Tucson present a “Climate Change Teach-in” April 26, 6:30-8:30 pm. Unitarian Universalist Church at 4831 E. 22nd. St.

read more »  

 
 

Food, Water, And Traditional Knowledge In Arid Lands

posted April 20, 2017

The College of Social and Behavioral Sciences and the Southwest Folklife Alliance are screening a 15-minute documentary — produced by the College of SBS and SFA — titled “Food, Water, and Traditional Knowledge in Arid Lands.” The film emerged from the Food and Water in Arid Lands conference held at the UA this spring. Following […]

read more »  

 
 

Decision Support for Uncertain Climate Futures: The Confidence Trap

posted April 17, 2017

For more than 200 years, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has had primary responsibility for water resource operations on most major U.S. river systems. Managing the impacts of climate variability and change is a significant challenge; projections of specific, possible threats and impacts to regional scale hydrology are still uncertain enough that explicit […]

read more »  

 
 

Great Tide Rising: Toward Clarity and Moral Courage in a Time of Planetary Change

posted April 17, 2017

Join us for this powerful talk with environmental advocate, philosopher, and award-winning author Kathleen Dean Moore, Ph.D as we examine our motivations and obligations to extend engaged compassionate action toward the environment. Climate change may be an economic and technological problem. But fundamentally, it is a moral problem, and it calls for a moral response. […]

read more »  

 
 

ACC Public Comment Meeting on Distributed Solar

posted April 13, 2017

June 26, 2017, 10:00 am — Arizona Corporation Commission office, 400 W. Congress Street, Room 222 This public meeting will deal with Phase 2 issues of TEP’s Rate Application. Phase 2 will address rate design for solar distributed generation and net metering tariff modifications. The Commissioners need to hear from all of us!

read more »  

 
 

Food & Farm Finance Forum

posted April 13, 2017

May 18-19 — UA ENR2 See Local First Arizona for more information

read more »  

 
 

Public Meetings About Proposed Interstate 11- May 2 & 3

posted April 13, 2017

Tuesday, May 2 — Arizona Riverpark Inn, 777 W. Cushing Street Wednesday, May 3 — Marana Middle School, Cafeteria, 11285 W. Grier Road, Marana The Arizona Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration are hosting public meetings to present corridor alternatives for the proposed interstate 11 between Nogales and Wickenburg. More information and talking […]

read more »  

 
 

Sign-making Workshops — People’s Climate March – Tucson 2017

posted April 13, 2017

Come one, come all. You don’t have to be artistic! We will have examples of slogans or bring your own! Bring art supplies or donate them. We will have some too. Workshop 1 Friday, April 14, 3 pm – 7 pm Raices Taller 222 Art Gallery and Workshop 218 E. 6th Street Workshop 2 Thursday, […]

read more »  

 
 

Tucson People’s Climate March

posted April 13, 2017

Saturday, April 29, 10 am-2 pm — El Presidio Park, 175 W. Alameda Street Stand together to protect our climate, our health, and our communities! https://www.facebook.com/events/384421951933357/ https://www.facebook.com/ClimateMarchTucson/

read more »  

 
 

Is Climate Change a Moral Issue?

posted April 13, 2017

Wednesday, April 26, 6:30-8:30 pm — Unitarian Universalist Church, Goddard Hall, 4831 E. 22nd Street Free and open to the public For more information

read more »  

 
 

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

read more »  

 
 

Native Seeds/SEARCH – Arid Abundance Community Potluck

posted April 13, 2017

Saturday, April 22, 4-6 pm — Native Seeds/SEARCH, 3584 E. River Road This month’s focus is Edible Desert Flowers. If you can, bring a dish that includes this featured item. For more information

read more »  

 
 

Tucson Earth Day Festival

posted April 13, 2017

Tucson Earth Day Festival Saturday, April 22, 10:00 am-2:00 pm — Tucson Children’s Museum, 200 S. 6th Avenue Free and open to the public, with free admission to the Museum all day Eco-friendly exhibits and hands-on activities — for kids of all ages! Interested exhibitors can register through April 7. www.tucsonearthday.org

read more »  

 
 

Students for Sustainability Earth Day Celebration

posted April 13, 2017

Friday, April 21, 11:00 am-2:00 pm — University of Arizona Mall

read more »  

 
 

Case Studies and Cocktails with Tucson Emerging 2030 District

posted April 13, 2017

Thursday, April 20, 5:30-7:00 pm — Hotel Congress, 311 E. Congress Street USGBC Arizona and the Tucson Emerging 2030 District invite you to celebrate Earth Month in Arizona with a tour and networking reception at the historic Hotel Congress. Learn how Hotel Congress is positioning itself as a leader in energy efficiency and sustainable design […]

read more »  

 
 

Tucson Organic Gardeners: Growing Perennial Herbs

posted April 13, 2017

Tucson Organic Gardeners: Growing Perennial Herbs, presented by Lorien Tersey Tuesday, April 18, 6:30 pm — St. Mark’s Presbyterian Church, Geneva Room, 3809 E. 3rd Street (enter through north side parking lot, off 2nd Street) Doors open 6:00 pm, TOG Board Elections 6:30, Q&A 7:00, Speaker 7:30. www.tucsonorganicgardeners.org

read more »  

 
 

Chasing Ice — Outdoor showing — film begins at dusk

posted April 13, 2017

Thursday, April 13, 6:00 pm — Unitarian Universalist Church, patio, 4831 E 22nd Street Free and open to the public Chasing Ice is the Emmy winning story of one man’s mission to change the tide of history by gathering undeniable evidence of our changing planet. Patio: film begins at dusk. www.tucsonsolidarity.org/calendar For more information, email […]

read more »  

 
 

Sign-making Party & Fundraiser for Tucson People’s Climate March

posted April 13, 2017

Thursday, April 13, 5:00-9:00 pm — Borderlands Brewing Company, 119 E. Toole Avenue Bring any extra art supplies, old bedsheets/blank t-shirts that you can share. 10% of sales that evening will be donated to expenses for the Climate March. This event also includes April’s Green Drinks Tucson.

read more »  

 
 

Initiatives for Climate-ready, Resilient Buildings – the Emerging Tucson 2030 District and More

posted April 5, 2017

2030 Districts are a national network of organizations in 15 cities in North America that are working to reduce building energy, water waste, and carbon transportation emissions by 50% by 2030. At Sustainable Tucson’s April General Meeting, come hear the update of the Tucson Emerging 2030 District, Tucson’s new Community Partnership to transform our commercial […]

read more »  

 
 

Food Resilience Project POTLUCK – Next step to resilience and delicious, local food

posted March 9, 2017

Join future friends from around Tucson who want to Learn to Grow, Eat and Share lots of delicious local food, at the kickoff Community Potluck of the Food Resilience Project of Feeding Tucson/Sustainable Tucson. The potluck is March 25 from 4:00 to 6:30 near County Club and 22nd. Find out more at the Food Resilience […]

read more »  

 
 

Building Resilience by Building Community

posted February 27, 2017

How can we build supportive relationships with our neighbors in a world that is fragmented by everything from automobiles to zoning to the internet to globalization? How do we remain secure in a world where we have almost no things stored here (like food) and nearly everything we have is made someplace else in the […]

read more »  

 
 

posted February 20, 2017

What will it be like to live in a sustainable Tucson? Part of our challenge, to making this transition before we have no choice, is to really imagine what it will mean. Sustainable Tucson took a small step toward understanding what that will mean with our Valentine’s Day Party and Creativity Workshop: “Love in the […]

read more »  

 
 

Human Origins Isn’t Biology: It’s Bio-politics

posted February 20, 2017

Thursday, February 23, 2017 – 2:00pm Jonathan Marks is a professor of anthropology at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. His research areas include primate/human evolution, race, molecular genetics and evolution. He is an outspoken critic of scientific racism and has prominently argued against the idea that “race” is a natural category. Marks is […]

read more »  

 
 

Public Dialogue: Intro and Practice Overview

posted February 16, 2017

Want to learn how to do a conversation where issue differences can be addressed, shared understanding and actions can be experienced? Come to this overview and potential practice (for any complex public policy issue) using the National Issues Forum Institute methods. Facilitated by NIFI trained and “well-seasoned” practitioner: Anita C. Fonte, Community Renaissance. Co-convened with […]

read more »  

 
 

Climate at the Core: Reconstructing Past Climate to Understand the Future Using Tree-Rings

posted February 6, 2017

Presenter: Jessie Pearl, PhD student, Department of Geosciences In this talk, Jessie will describe the science of dendrochronology— tree-ring dating — that was created at the world-renowned Laboratory of Tree Ring Research here at the University of Arizona. She will discuss the interpretation of tree-rings and show how this technique can provide especially valuable information […]

read more »  

 
 

Pima County and the Next Economy: How Energy Planning Can Recession-Proof Our Region

posted February 6, 2017

The Office of Sustainability and Conservation is very excited to announce that local resource economist guru, Skip Laitner, will be our featured speaker for February’s Sustainability Brown Bag! He’ll be discussing his experience as the co-creator of Luxembourg’s strategic economic plan and how Pima County can use features of this plan to create a more […]

read more »  

 
 

TUCAN – Tucson Climate Action Network monthly meeting

posted February 6, 2017

Organizing for the Scientists’ March in Tucson Meet at: 350Tucson clubhouse, 255 W. University Blvd. 3 blocks west of Stone Ave., 1 block east of Main, south side of the street. On the Third St / Univ. Blvd Bikeway. Stone/University bus stop serves Sun Tran routes 4, 10, 16, and 19, all running till 11:00pm […]

read more »  

 
 

“Transformational Solutions for Climate Change Adaptation and Water Sustainability in the Colorado River Basin”

posted February 6, 2017

Seminar by UA Center for Climate Adaptation Science & Solutions: “Transformational Solutions for Climate Change Adaptation and Water Sustainability in the Colorado River Basin” February 8 at 4:30 p.m. UA Campus, ENR2 Bldg. Room S0107, 1063 E. Ft. Lowell St. Speaker: Dave White, Professor, School of Community Resources and Development, Arizona State University Drawing from […]

read more »  

 
 

AZ Corporation Commission public hearing in Tucson

posted February 6, 2017

The Arizona Corporation Commission has scheduled a public meeting in Tucson on Wednesday 02/08/17 on the TEP and Trico rate cases. ACC press release states the Commission will be voting on rate cases involving Tucson Electric Power and TRICO Electric Cooperative. Read the full press release here. State office building, 400 W. Congress St., hearing […]

read more »  

 
 

It’s a Valentine’s Day party!

posted February 4, 2017

Love the Earth. Love your community. Love your neighbors. Love yourself and those close to you. The February Sustainable Tucson meeting will be a party to celebrate Tucson’s sustainable future and each other, and an evening to dream of how to create a better future for Tucson. This Valentine’s Day Party and Creativity Workshop is […]

read more »  

 
 

Spring 2017 Permaculture Design Course – Tucson

posted January 21, 2017

The 22nd Annual Permaculture Design Course – a Tucson tradition! This course happens over five weekends every February and March. Registration for the 2017 Spring course begins on August 10th. Dates for the the upcoming Spring 2017 course are the following five weekends -Feb. 4th and 5th, Feb. 11th and 12th, Feb 25th and 26th, […]

read more »  

 
 

posted January 21, 2017

read more »  

 
 

COMMUNITY VOLUNTEER FAIR

posted January 18, 2017

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 20, President’s Day, 4:30-6:30 THE HISTORIC Y, 300 E. University Blvd. This is an event: – for social and environmental activists to connect and engage and learn about the great work that others are doing with whom they may not be so familiar – for those with little or no experience in activism […]

read more »  

 
 

Tucson Citizens Climate Lobby

posted January 12, 2017

Saturday Jan. 14th 2017 at Grace St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 2331 E Adams St, Tucson, AZ 85719. Please join our greater Tucson CCL group for our monthly meeting that starts with welcome and coffee at 9:30, our chapter meeting from 10:00 to 11:00am, followed by our international call. Meeting adjourns at 11:45. This month’s guest […]

read more »  

 
 

SAz Solar Partnership – ACC and solar customers

posted January 11, 2017

Southern Arizona Solar Partnership will discuss what the recent ACC decisions mean for future solar customers. Get your solar questions answered!! The Southern Arizona Solar Partnership is a group of folks interested in solar: installers, government people, solar customers and those who just want to see more solar in Tucson!! We meet every other month […]

read more »  

 
 

“Get Back on Your Bike” Class

posted January 6, 2017

Join the County’s Bike and Pedestrian Program for an easy 2-hour ride where we get you set up and ready to ride, discuss basic bike topics, and ride local streets to familiarize yourself with how to operate your bike safely. Participants must be able to already ride a bike. Recommended for adults and youth ages […]

read more »  

 
 

12th Annual Grease Collection and Recycling Event!

posted January 6, 2017

Grease Pour The 12th Annual Grease Collection and Recycling Event will take place on January 7, 2017. This event will give you an opportunity to start the New Year off right by dropping off your used cooking oil and grease from all your holiday cooking and baking. Since the grease collection event began in November […]

read more »  

 
 

Board of Supervisors hearings on Monsanto

posted January 6, 2017

The Pima County Board of Supervisors has tasked County administration with holding public meetings in each supervisors’ district in order to provide the public more information about the Monsanto proposal and the county’s role in the proposal, and to receive feedback from the public. The scheduled meetings will be: District 1: January, 9, 2017; 5 […]

read more »  

 
 

Occupy Inauguration Day in Tucson

posted January 6, 2017

January 20, froom 12:00 to 4:00 p.m. Mercado San Agustin, 100 S Avenida del Convento Many speakers on topics including climate change and renewable energy.

read more »  

 
 

Rally to Protect Immigrants & Refugees

posted January 6, 2017

January 14, at 12:00 noon Tucson Federal Building, 300 W Congress St. Climate refugees are increasing. Climate activists have issued a call to prepare to provide sanctuary and to resist beginning Saturday, January 14th. A broad coalition that includes United We Dream, National Domestic Workers Alliance, Center for Community Change, FIRM, Standing on the Side […]

read more »  

 
 

Tucson Climate Action Network monthly meeting

posted January 6, 2017

January 11, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. 350Tucson clubhouse, 255 W. University Blvd. 3 blocks west of Stone Ave., 1 block east of Main, south side of the street On the Third St / Univ. Blvd Bikeway Stone/University bus stop serves Sun Tran routes 4, 10, 16, and 19, all running till 11:00pm or later

read more »