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“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 [...]

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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.

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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. [...]

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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!

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Food & Farm Finance Forum

posted April 13, 2017

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

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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 [...]

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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, [...]

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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/

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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

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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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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

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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

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Students for Sustainability Earth Day Celebration

posted April 13, 2017

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

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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 [...]

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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

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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 [...]

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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.

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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“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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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, [...]

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posted January 21, 2017

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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“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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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.

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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 [...]

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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

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Day Against Denial national day of climate action & resistance

posted January 6, 2017

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 [...]

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Tucson Solidarity Rally

posted January 6, 2017

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 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 [...]

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Teach-in and March for Unity and Solidarity

posted January 6, 2017

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

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 [...]

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Communicating Climate Change

posted December 24, 2016

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 [...]

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December Meeting – Celebrating Community and Sustainability

posted December 4, 2016

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

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 [...]

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