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

posted March 9, 2017

[ Saturday, March 25, 2017; 4:00 pm to 6:30 pm. ] 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.

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Building Resilience by Building Community

posted February 27, 2017

[ Tuesday, March 14, 2017; 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. ] 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 [...]

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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 Time [...]

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

posted February 20, 2017

[ Thursday, February 23, 2017; 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm. ]

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 the [...]

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Public Dialogue: Intro and Practice Overview

posted February 16, 2017

[ Monday, March 27, 2017; 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm. ] 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 [...]

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

posted February 6, 2017

[ Thursday, February 9, 2017; 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm. ] 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 to [...]

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

posted February 6, 2017

[ Wednesday, February 8, 2017; 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm. ] 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 [...]

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TUCAN – Tucson Climate Action Network monthly meeting

posted February 6, 2017

[ Wednesday, February 8, 2017; 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. ] 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 or [...]

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

posted February 6, 2017

[ Wednesday, February 8, 2017; 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm. ] 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, [...]

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AZ Corporation Commission public hearing in Tucson

posted February 6, 2017

[ Wednesday, February 8, 2017; 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. ] 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 room [...]

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It’s a Valentine’s Day party!

posted February 4, 2017

[ Tuesday, February 14, 2017; 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. ]

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 [...]

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Spring 2017 Permaculture Design Course – Tucson

posted January 21, 2017

[ Saturday, February 4, 2017; Sunday, February 5, 2017; Saturday, February 11, 2017; Sunday, February 12, 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, Mar. [...]

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posted January 21, 2017

[ Thursday, February 11, 2016; 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm. ]

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COMMUNITY VOLUNTEER FAIR

posted January 18, 2017

[ Monday, February 20, 2017; 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm. ] 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 who are frustrated by [...]

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Tucson Citizens Climate Lobby

posted January 12, 2017

[ Saturday, January 14, 2017; 9:30 am to 10:45 am. ] 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 [...]

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SAz Solar Partnership – ACC and solar customers

posted January 11, 2017

[ Thursday, January 19, 2017; 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm. ] 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 at [...]

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“Get Back on Your Bike” Class

posted January 6, 2017

[ Saturday, January 7, 2017; 8:00 am to 10:00 am. ] 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 [...]

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12th Annual Grease Collection and Recycling Event!

posted January 6, 2017

[ Saturday, January 7, 2017; 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. ] 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 2005, we [...]

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Board of Supervisors hearings on Monsanto

posted January 6, 2017

[ Monday, January 9, 2017; 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Friday, January 13, 2017; 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. Tuesday, January 17, 2017; 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Wednesday, January 18, 2017; 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Thursday, January 19, 2017; 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. ] 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 [...]

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Occupy Inauguration Day in Tucson

posted January 6, 2017

[ Friday, January 20, 2017; 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm. ] 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.

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Rally to Protect Immigrants & Refugees

posted January 6, 2017

[ Friday, January 6, 2017; 12:00 pm; ] 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 of Love, [...]

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Tucson Climate Action Network monthly meeting

posted January 6, 2017

[ Wednesday, January 11, 2017; 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. ] 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

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Day Against Denial national day of climate action & resistance

posted January 6, 2017

[ Monday, January 9, 2017; 4:20 pm to 5:30 pm. ] January 9, from 4:20 to 5:30 PM
Sen. John McCain’s Tucson office, 407 W. Congress St.
(Just west of Granada & Congress, where there are stops for the Sun Link streetcar and Sun Tran routes 21 & 22. Routes 7 & 12 stop one block to the east, at Church Ave.)

Call on your Senators and ALL Senators [...]

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Tucson Solidarity Rally

posted January 6, 2017

[ Saturday, January 21, 2017; 12:00 pm; ] Saturday, January 21, Noon
Joel Valdez Main Library, 101 N. Stone Tucson

Tucson Solidarity invites and welcomes our whole community to respond to the election of Trump in a way that acknowledges and celebrates our solidarity with each other.

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Women’s March on Washington – Tucson March

posted January 6, 2017

[ Saturday, January 21, 2017; 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. ] Saturday, January 21
10:00 a.m. to noon
Marching from Armory Park to Joel Valdez Main Library

From the event page: “This event is open to all in Tucson who ‘stand together in solidarity with our partners and children for the protection of our rights, our safety, our health, and our families — recognizing that our vibrant and diverse [...]

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Teach-in and March for Unity and Solidarity

posted January 6, 2017

[ Friday, January 20, 2017; 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. ] Old Main, University of Arizona
March from UA to El Presidio Park following the Teach-in
For details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1194073983974459/

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Earth2Trump Resistance Roadshow Coming to Tucson

posted January 6, 2017

[ Saturday, January 7, 2017; 2:00 pm to 4:30 pm. ] The #Earth2Trump Resistance Roadshow, organized by Center for Biological Diversity with other national and local groups, is crossing the country, stopping in 16 cities on its way to Washington, D.C. on its way to protesting at the presidential inauguration.

“The roadshow is rallying and empowering defenders of civil rights and the environment to resist the dangerous [...]

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Communicating Climate Change

posted December 24, 2016

[ Tuesday, January 10, 2017; 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm. ] Our January General Meeting focuses on issues of how we communicate on Climate Change. To stimulate our discussion, we will view selections from a lecture titled “Climate Change in the American Mind,” by Anthony Leiserowitz, the Director of the Yale Project on Climate Change Communication.

The program includes a reading by Susan Feathers (one of the [...]

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December Meeting – Celebrating Community and Sustainability

posted December 4, 2016

[ Monday, December 12, 2016; 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. ] At our December meeting, we will show how you can celebrate the holidays sustainably. Our first guest, Local First Arizona, will talk about the benefits of shopping “locally” and provide a local guide. Next, we’ve invited Upcycle Tucson to demonstrate how to use recycled materials to make art, gifts, and gift-wraps. We’ll close the evening [...]

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COP22: A Multimedia Presentation and Discussion about the UN Climate Talks in Marrakech

posted November 28, 2016

[ Tuesday, December 6, 2016; 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm. ] Speaker(s):
Remy Franklin, Masters Candidate, School of Geography and Development
Location:
ENR2, Rm S230

School of Geography and Development MA Candidate Remy Franklin tells the story of COP22 from his perspective as an activist and observer with the youth advocacy organization, SustainUS.

Sponsored by the Agnese Nelms Haury Program in Environment and Social Justice.

Light refreshments will [...]

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Localizing Our Economy

posted November 11, 2016

[ Monday, November 14, 2016; 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. ] Please join Sustainable Tucson for the November General Meeting, “Localizing Our Economy.” We’re excited to present speakers on two innovative tools for financing local entrepreneurs and stimulating the local economy.

• Jim and Pamela Powers Hannley, from Arizonans for a New Economy, will speak on the benefits and possibility of creating an Arizona State Bank, a [...]

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Localizing Our Economy

posted October 31, 2016

[ Monday, November 14, 2016; 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. ] Please join Sustainable Tucson for the November General Meeting, “Localizing Our Economy.” We’re excited to present speakers on two innovative tools for financing local entrepreneurs and stimulating the local economy.

Jim and Pamela Powers Hannley, from Arizonans for a New Economy, will speak on the benefits and possibility of creating an Arizona State Bank, a system [...]

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Religious response to environmental issues

posted October 25, 2016

[ Saturday, October 29, 2016; 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. ] Saint Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church, 602 N. Wilmot Road, will discuss global climate change and the impact to the environment with five speakers, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29. An optional Mass begins at 8:30 a.m.

According to press materials, speakers include:

Katie Hirschboeck, associate professor of climatology for [...]

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UN Conference in Tucson on Food & Water in Arid Lands

posted October 24, 2016

[ Friday, November 4, 2016; 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Saturday, November 5, 2016; 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. ] A Food and Water Conference, and a Celebration of Place

WHAT: The 2016 ITKI ● UNESCO ● City of Gastronomy Conference in Tucson, Arizona, USA: Food and Water in Arid Lands: Dialogues across Contemporary and Traditional Knowledge

WHEN: Opens on Friday, November 4, 2016 and concludes on Saturday, November 5 at 5pm, followed by a closing celebration [...]

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6th Annual Envision Tucson Sustainable Festival

posted October 12, 2016

[ Sunday, October 16, 2016; 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. ]
We’re very excited about this year’s Envision Tucson Sustainable Festival, this Sunday, October 16, 11am-4pm, at the YWCA, 525 N. Bonita Ave., with an amazing variety of exhibitors and vendors, speakers, food, music, and lots of fun for all. Check out the Festival website for details.

The Festival is taking place close to Tucson’s origins, [...]

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Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC) Candidate Forum

posted September 22, 2016

[ Thursday, September 29, 2016; 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. ] You’re invited to our next Tucson Energy Group (TEG) Talk which will be an Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC) Candidate Forum on Thur (9/29), 5:00 – 7:00 PM in the meeting room at Ermanos (http://www.ermanosbrew.com/). (Interested people under 21 years old can attend!)

Candidates Attending:
Robert “Bob” Burns (www.BobBurns.gop),
Tom Chabin (www.TomChapin.com),
Boyd Dunn (www.BoydDunn.com),
Bill Mundell (www.BillMundell.org ), &
Not yet [...]

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Institute of the Environment – Fall Fest 2016

posted September 19, 2016

[ Tuesday, September 20, 2016; 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm. ] The Institute of the Environment’s annual Fall Fest is back and better than ever, with a graduate student poster competition, amazing door prizes, good food and drink, and remarks from this year’s featured speaker, Rebecca Tsosie, on “Climate Justice, Indigenous Sustainability, and an Ethic of Place.” Come catch up with colleagues and enjoy the festivities [...]

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Solidarity Rally – resisting the Dakota Access Pipeline

posted September 13, 2016

[ Wednesday, September 14, 2016; 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm. ] Join Rising Tide Tucson and others for a Solidarity Rally with the water protectors of Standing Rock resisting the Dakota Access Pipeline. We will be gathering on Wednesday September 14th at 4:30 at Bank of America downtown (33 N. Stone, between Congress and Pennington). Bank of America is one of many financial institutions investing [...]

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INTEGRATING SUSTAINABLE BUILDING AND LIVING WITH NATURE

posted September 13, 2016

[ 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. [...]

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Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC) Candidate Forum

posted September 13, 2016

[ Thursday, September 29, 2016; 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. ] You’re invited to our next Tucson Energy Group (TEG) Talk which will be an Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC) Candidate Forum on Thur (9/29), 5:00 – 7:00 PM in the meeting room at Ermanos (http://www.ermanosbrew.com/). We all know that this 2016 ACC election is critical to Arizona’s future, so I hope that you can join [...]

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Tucson Energy Group (TEG) – Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC) Candidate Forum

posted September 10, 2016

[ Thursday, September 29, 2016; 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. ] You’re invited to our next Tucson Energy Group (TEG) Talk which will be an Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC) Candidate Forum on Thur (9/29), 5:00 – 7:00 PM in the meeting room at Ermanos (http://www.ermanosbrew.com/).

Three of the five candidates (Tom Chabin, Boyd Dunn & Bill Mundell) have already committed to attend, thanks to Robert [...]

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The ABCs of the ACC: A Full Run-down of the Arizona Corporation Commission

posted September 2, 2016

[ Monday, September 12, 2016; 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. ] We’re all familiar with the role of the ACC in setting our electricity rates. Many of you were probably at the ACC public hearing in Tucson on August 31 and may even have given testimony about TEP’s rate case now before the Commission. But do you know the full range of what the ACC does?

The [...]

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Speak Up for Solar! With a Change of Date, Change of Location

posted July 25, 2016

[ Monday, August 22, 2016; 5:45 pm to 8:15 pm. ] Join Sustainable Tucson for our monthly August meeting, focusing on rooftop solar and getting the community ready for the upcoming Aug 31 ACC hearing in Tucson on TEP’s rate request. The meeting will start with the movie “Catching the Sun”, followed by current information on TEP’s request, with background on rate requests by other utilities, [...]

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Minimalism

posted July 17, 2016

[ Tuesday, July 19, 2016; 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm. ] Some of the themes from A Simpler Way will be explored in Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things in Life, for which Sustainable Tucson will be a Community Partner with The Loft Cinema, on July 19th at 7:30pm. This film looks at living minimally in all aspects of life, from our interaction with the [...]

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A Simpler Way: Crisis as Opportunity

posted July 8, 2016

[ Monday, July 11, 2016; 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. ] July Monthly Meeting – Movie night
This month’s Sustainable Tucson meeting be a showing of A Simpler Way: Crisis as Opportunity, a recently released feature-length documentary that follows an intentional community in Australia who came together to explore and demonstrate a simpler way to live in response to global crises. Throughout the year presented in the [...]

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A Time to Choose

posted June 13, 2016

Along with The Loft Cinema and the UA Institute of the Environment, Sustainable Tucson will be co-presenting the film “A Time to Choose,” which will be shown June 15, at 7:30 pm, at The Loft Cinema, 3233 E. Speedway Blvd. Come early and visit with us at the Sustainable Tucson table on the patio. [...]

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Food Resilience — Learning to Adapt, Survive & Thrive in the 21st Century

posted May 14, 2016

[ Monday, June 13, 2016; 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. ] Of all the things that we could do to make Tucson more resilient — better able to survive and thrive, no matter what the world throws at us — the “lowest hanging fruit” is probably — FOOD. Who woulda thunk it?

Come to the joint meeting of Sustainable Tucson and Ward 3 Neighbors Alliance this [...]

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Sustainability and Architecture: USGBC ADVANCE and Tucson’s Prospective 2030 District®

posted April 28, 2016

[ Monday, May 9, 2016; 5:30 pm to 6:00 pm. ] For our May General Meeting, Sustainable Tucson is very pleased to present “Sustainability and Architecture: USGBC ADVANCE and Tucson’s Prospective 2030 District®.” This program will present the innovative partnership between the 2030 Districts and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC)-Arizona Sonoran Branch, with the goal of developing a 2030 District® here in Tucson.

First established in [...]

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LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS AND YWCA OFFER FREE WORKSHOPS

posted April 20, 2016

[ Thursday, April 21, 2016; 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. 12:30 pm to 4:00 pm. ] Is your organization planning to hold a candidate or issue forum this year? If so, you’ll want to attend the free workshops being offered on Saturday, April 30th.

The morning will be devoted to a presentation on how to plan forums, and the afternoon will be on how to moderate forums, with hands-on practice. [...]

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“Catching the Sun” New Film Screening

posted April 18, 2016

[ Friday, April 22, 2016; 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. ] You are invited to a screening of the new film “Catching the Sun” on Friday, April 22nd at 7pm at Casa Video Film Bar at 2905 E Speedway Blvd.

Catching The Sun is a feature length documentary that explores the global race to a clean energy future. The event will be done by donation, as Tucson [...]

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