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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.

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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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UN Conference in Tucson on Food & Water in Arid Lands

posted October 24, 2016

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 […]

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posted October 9, 2015

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 year’s […]

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Arizona Higher Education Sustainability Conference (AHESC)

posted March 3, 2014

The Arizona Higher Education Sustainability Conference (AHESC) is the first conference designed to inspire, inform, and create engagement opportunities for students, faculty, staff and administrators working or studying in higher education institutions across Arizona to advance sustainability solutions on campuses and in the regional community. Through a statewide model, a variety of perspectives are brought […]

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3rd Annual Envision Tucson Sustainable Festival – Oct 20

posted September 17, 2013

Envision Tucson Sustainable Festival

Celebrate Tucson’s unique position of leadership in sustainability!

The third annual Envision Tucson Sustainable Festival will be on Sunday, October 20, 10 am-4 pm, in Reid Park at the DeMeester Outdoor Performance Center (the Bandshell), off Country Club near 22nd Street. Admission and parking are free.

At this family-friendly event, you’ll meet community organizations and companies that are creating a sustainable future in our desert Southwest. Enjoy exhibits that highlight their work and get involved through hands-on activities. Speakers will share earth-friendly messages, and local music groups will entertain throughout the day.
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Climate Smart Southwest: Ready or Hot? – National climate change conference in Tucson – Sep 20-21

posted July 23, 2013

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 […]

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March Against Monsanto worldwide – and in Tucson at Reid Park – May 25

posted May 21, 2013

Free movie at Murphy-Wilmot Public Library, 530 N Wilmot Road Tucson, AZ March begins May 25 at 12 noon at Reid Park, 900 Randolph Way, Tucson AZ   May 19 Sunday 1:30 pm – free documentary movie showing and discussion of “The World According to Monsanto” at the Murphy-Wilmot Public Library, 530 N Wilmot Road […]

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Bisbee Solar Cook-Off and Festival – June 1

posted May 20, 2013

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 […]

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Building Sustainable Cities – New York Times Conference April 25

posted May 8, 2013

See the online video archive of the entire conference at 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   THE CONCEPT According to U.N. data, the worldwide urban population over the next 40 years will […]

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Rethinking Money in Tucson – meetings with Bernard Lietaer & Jacqui Dunne – March 25 & 26

posted March 22, 2013

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 […]

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31st Annual Solar Potluck – Catalina State Park – April 6

posted March 15, 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 […]

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

posted February 14, 2013

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 […]

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5th Annual Free Green Living Fair – Nov 3

posted October 25, 2012

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, […]

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

posted September 27, 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 […]

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Envision Tucson Sustainable Festival – Oct 21

posted September 27, 2012

at Reid Park in Tucson AZ, free and open to the public   ENVISION TUCSON SUSTAINABLE FESTIVAL 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 […]

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Challenges in Vertical Farming – all-day workshop & live webcast – Sep 26

posted September 17, 2012

live webcast from University of Maryland Conference Center   Workshop on the “Challenges in Vertical Farming” September 26, 2012 The Marriott Inn & Conference Center, University of Maryland University College 3501 University Blvd, East Hyattsville, Maryland 20783 USA We are pleased to announce an NSF funded workshop on the “Challenges in Vertical Farming”, which […]

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National Electric Drag Racing Association EVent – Tucson April 14

posted April 12, 2012

at Southwest International Raceway in Tucson Bookmans 1st Annual Spring Thaw – a NEDRA EVent Bookmans is hosting the 1st Annual Spring Thaw – a National Electric Drag Racing Association (NEDRA) EVent at the Southwest International Raceway on Saturday, 14 April 2012. Also, done in conjunction with the Green Pavilion, displaying a number of Plug-ins, […]

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UA Earth Day 2012 – University of Arizona – April 20

posted April 8, 2012

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 […]

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

posted April 8, 2012

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 […]

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Solar Potluck And Exhibition – April 28

posted April 8, 2012

at Catalina State Park, 11570 N Oracle Road   Solar Potluck And Exhibition Citizens for Solar invites you to our 30th Annual Solar Potluck And Exhibition. Saturday, April 28, 2012 at Catalina State Park 11570 N. Oracle Road, 10 am til Sunset. Solar cooker food, solar displays, speakers, and solar powered musicians. Dinner at 5pm […]

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

posted March 27, 2012

Bookmans, Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona and Tucson Village Farm Gear Up for Green Fest: A Celebration of Green Living GREENFEST 2012 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 […]

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Annual Flavors of the Desert – April 28

posted January 26, 2012

at the University of Arizona and Tohono Chul Park ANNUAL FLAVORS OF THE DESERT This year we are celebrating the 1981 landmark gathering of the folks who would become the luminaries of the seed world, with a day of workshops at the University of Arizona, and then in the evening at Tohono Chul Park, we […]

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Tucson Electric Car Parade

posted October 12, 2011

Tucson Prepares for National Plug-In Day on October 16 By Benjamin Nead · October 07, 2011 Bob Oldfather, owner of Bookmans Books and a longtime supporter of electric cars, at a Tucson event for the rollout of the Nissan LEAF.  Tucson’s parade for National Plug In Day will begin at Bookmans’s Campbell and Grant location. […]

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Water blessing at Tucson Meet Yourself

posted October 10, 2011

Water blessing at Tucson Meet Yourself, Sunday Oct 16, 2:00-2:40 pm We’ll gather to talk about the roots of this ritual in the Jewish harvest festival of Sukkot, and how we bless / express gratitude for water and all that we are thankful in our lives. Then we’ll move outdoors to scoop up water in […]

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Occupy Wall Street & the Climate Movement

posted October 10, 2011

Subject: #OccupyWallStreet and the #Climate Movement From: organizers(at) Date: Fri, 7 Oct 2011 19:49:56 +0000 Dear friends, I’m writing from New York City, where the Occupy Wall Street movement is taking off. What started as a small group of young people with a vague call to action is evolving into something truly inspiring — and […]

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Moving Planet – Connect 2 Tucson – A Day to Move Beyond Fossil Fuels

posted September 7, 2011

Moving Planet – September 24th, 2011: A Day to Move Beyond Fossil Fuels JOIN THE RIDE: Connect 2 river paths on 2 wheels! Celebrate the linkup of the Santa Cruz and Rillito river paths and ride beyond fossil fuels. Meet on the plaza south of Drachman Hall on the UMC Campus (Helen St and Martin […]

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posted September 6, 2011

GoGreen ’11 Phoenix is a one-day sustainability conference for business that will inspire, educate and motivate professionals to deepen the commitment to green practices at their organizations. Spend a value-packed day connecting with business leaders, eco-visionaries, sustainability experts and like-minded individuals who will provide you with the knowledge and tools you need to make your […]

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Tucson Fall Harvest Festival & Farmers Market

posted September 6, 2011

We are doing a festival October 22 and 23 – for more info see

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Common Ground Six!

posted June 28, 2011

Don’t miss the next great coming together at The next Common Ground event. See you at Armory Park.  

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Common Ground Rocks the Heart

posted May 6, 2011

HEY healers, musicians, environmentalists, gardeners, artists, students, business owners, kids, dogs…. any body, EVERYBODY who wants to see REAL LOCAL COMMUNITY created in Tucson…… You’re INVITED to participate in Common Ground Tucson’s collaboration with the ROCK THE HEART JAM FEST, Sunday May 22nd 2011 at Armory Park, 4pm – 8pm. Host a table for your organization – […]

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Earth Day Events at UA

posted April 14, 2011

Find out about the events at the University of Arizona around Earth Day. Great speakers, free movies, e-waste recycling drop-off, restaurant deals, arboretum tours, Earth Day mall event, community garden groundbreaking, Biosphere 2, and much more. More info at:

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Medicine in Motion: the Shamans Awakening

posted April 13, 2011

Location: Urban Tribe Collective 657 West St. Mary’s Rd., Unit C-12 Tucson, AZ 85701 Cost: Free – $10 suggested donation to Diamond Mountain, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization To raise funds for Diamond Mountain University and Retreat Center, Tucson performance artist Christopher Stephen has planned a slate of entertainment to intrigue, awe and educate. Hosted by […]

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Solar Potluck

posted March 19, 2011

Catalina State Park 11570 N. Oracle Rd. Learn about solar energy at the 29th Annual Solar Potluck and Exhibition. Discover how to use solar energy to power your home, cook your food, heat your water and live more responsibly. Experience the flavors of solar-cooked food and enjoy solar-powered music, children’s activities, solar appliances and exhibitions. […]

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Resilience 2011: An upcoming conference

posted March 3, 2011

March 11-16, 2011, Arizona State University Welcome to the Conference Website for Resilience 2011; Resilience 2011 website A conference that will bring together scientists from a broad spectrum of disciplinary backgrounds who are interested in the major science and policy challenges that face us all as a result of global change. The conference is organized […]

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Peace Fair & Music Festival

posted February 1, 2011

Reid Park Bandshell, 900 South Randolph Way Tucson The 29th Annual Tucson Peace Fair & Music Festival is Arizona’s largest gathering of peace, social  justice and environmental groups. Featuring live music, food, children’s activities and an awesome raffle to support the Tucson Peace Center. For further information: 319-0352

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Green Building Expo and Green Home Tour

posted October 11, 2010

The U.S. Green Building Council, AZ Chapter, Southern Branch’s 3rd annual Expo featuring up to 60 exhibitors of green building products, businesses, and organizations; public and professional educational seminars; and a Green Home Tour. Jerry Yudelson, world-renowned author and sustainability expert is the keynote speaker. For more information, or to purchase tickets for the Green […]

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Gila River Festival

posted August 13, 2010

The sixth annual Gila River Festival – planned in and around Silver City, September 16-19, 2010 – will celebrate the role of the Gila River in supporting southwest New Mexico’s rich biological diversity.  One of the Southwest’s premier nature festivals, the Gila River Festival attracts an audience of nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts eager to […]

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Cyclovia Tucson’s Rave Reviews

posted May 25, 2010

Transition United States is passing on the word about the great success enjoyed by the first Cyclovia Tucson. You can follow these stories here.

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US Social Forum 2010

posted April 17, 2010

The US SOCIAL FORUM will take place in Detroit, Michigan. The US Social Forum (USSF) is a movement building process. It is not a conference but it is a space to come up with the peoples’ solutions to the economic and ecological crisis. The USSF is the next most important step in our struggle to […]

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Solar Potluck and Exhibition

posted April 4, 2010

Catalina State Park, 11570 N. Oracle Road. Citizens for Solar invites everyone to come and join in the fun of the 28th Annual Tucson Solar Potluck and Exhibition. This is the longest continuously running solar potluck in the world. See practical, innovative solar energy in useful action. People will be cooking food in dozens of […]

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Earth Month Events

posted March 25, 2010

Join The Watershed Management Group in celebrating the 40th anniversary of Earth Day.  Earth Month events include: April 10th: Green Streets Block Party, 4pm to 7pm April 10th: Street Painting Event, 10am to 1pm April 17th: Samos Neighborhood Green Streets Workshop, 8am to 1pm April 18th: Green Streets Bike Tour, 10am to 2pm April 24th:  […]

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Cyclovia Tucson

posted March 4, 2010

Cyclovia will give Tucson folks the chance to enjoy our great weather, see neighbors, friends and people from throughout Tucson, and get a little exercise – all on city streets that will be closed to car traffic and open to walkers, joggers, cyclists, skaters and all other forms of natural movement. Motor vehicles are detoured […]

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Peace Fair and Music Festival

posted February 23, 2010

The Peace Center will celebrate its 28th annual Peace Fair this year. This day-long event in Reid Park brings people together to celebrate the peace movement in our region. Sustainable Tucson recognizes that a unifying consciousness, based on peaceful practice, is foundational to manifesting sustainability. As one of many organizations affiliated with the Peace Fair, […]

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The Water Project Wave Rave

posted February 16, 2010

Come to the Water-themed FUNdraiser in support of The Water Project, Tucson’s Synergistic Water Festival at the Rhythm Industry Performance Factory, 1013 S. Tyndall Avenue (1 block West of Park Avenue, just South of 20th Street). $10 suggested donation. For more information, visit the Water Project Website at:

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Solar Rock Festival

posted February 12, 2010

The 4th Annual Solar Rock Festival will be held on March 27th from noon to 6pm at Himmel Park, south east of Speedway and Tucson Blvd. This Free solar powered festival includes an outstanding lineup of local talent including Spirit Familia, Run Boy Run, Kevin Pakulis, Bruce Phillips, Drama Club, Leila Lopez, the winner of […]

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The Water Project

posted January 19, 2010

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! […]

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Earth Day Festival and Parade

posted December 29, 2009

Tucson\’s 16th Annual Earth Day Festival and Parade will be held on Saturday, April 17, 2010 at Reid Park. The theme for the 2010 Festival is “All Species Deserve a Place on Earth!”  All species great and small – insects, plants and animals – the Earth needs them all! Exhibits related to the environment will […]

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Brainstorming Gathering

posted December 22, 2009

Come help plan the Water Festival! Come to the Brainstorming Gathering. Doors open / Sign in: 6pm Discussion / Activities: 6:30-8:30pm Armory Park Center 220 S. 5th Avenue, Tucson AZ (On 5th Avenue, South of 12th St) At the Community Brainstorm Gathering you will have the opportunity to: Learn more about the festival Collaboratively map […]

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Green Streets and Neighborhoods Festival

posted November 12, 2009

Tucson-based nonprofit Watershed Management Group and the Rincon Heights Neighborhood Association are hosting a block party and cookout to celebrate and share their successful model program installing \”green infrastructure\” in the neighborhood. Green infrastructure is vegetated infrastructure that uses natural processes to provide services like flood and pollution reduction, traffic calming, wildlife habitat and neighborhood […]

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