Archive for the 'Focus Groups' Category


WHAT’S UP WITH THE PROPOSED ROSEMONT MINE?

posted September 27, 2018

Sustainable Tucson’s October meeting Sustainable Tucson’s October meeting   6:00 – 8:00 PM, Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018 (Doors open at 5:30 p.m.) Tucson City Council Ward 6 3202 East 1st Street · Tucson, AZ If you’ve been looking at the newspaper recently, you will have seen an op-ed from the Tucson Chamber of Commerce saying […]

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SHADE FOR TUCSON

posted September 3, 2018

September Sustainable Tucson Monthly Meeting Tuesday, September 11, 2018      One of the simplest and most pleasing ways we can adapt to climate change, while mitigating its effects, is to reforest our world. Globally, trees are dying off. But cities across the country are working to reverse this trend. Tucson is one of those cities. The […]

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What’s the future of energy for Tucson?

posted August 7, 2018

Solar power. Wind energy. Hydroelectric. Geothermal. Nuclear power. What are the alternatives to our fossil fuel addiction? How can we implement them? What are the advantages? What are the challenges? There are a lot of questions about transitioning to alternative energy. Join us at the next Sustainable Tucson meeting as we explore the options. We’ll […]

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Complete Streets, Connecting Complete Neighborhoods, Creating a Complete City

posted August 5, 2018

New construction is popping up all over Tucson: widening roads, new hotels and apartment complexes, and development of some of our most treasured architectural icons. At the same time, Tucson’s bicycle and pedestrian fatalities are on the rise. In recognition of the opportunities and problems, Ward 6 will be hosting a Complete Streets planning session […]

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Do you eat? – Tucson’s Local Food Systems

posted May 2, 2018

One of the reasons Tucson is recognized as a UN City of Gastronomy is that we have continuously grown and eaten local food for over 4000 years. We are also at the crossroads of many cultures and major climate zones, and have developed a unique culinary history. And we have dozens of local groups that […]

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Sustainable Tucson is supporting this. You can too.

posted May 1, 2018

This letter begins: “We ask Tucson Electric Power (TEP) for the following: Plan for seven generations of ecological recovery. Expedite the replacement of fossil fuels with clean renewable energy enriched by energy storage. Start in Tucson with the Irvington H. Wilson Sundt Generating Station (IGS).” If you want to find out more (And you really […]

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Sustainable Water – A mirage or our future?

posted April 2, 2018

At this month’s Sustainable Tucson meeting we will continue our investigation of water sustainability in Tucson. A five person panel of water experts from academia, government, and the community will present their viewpoints about what water sustainability means in Tucson and how we can achieve that goal. There will be a moderated question session and […]

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Start the year right – with Friends and Action

posted December 29, 2017

What delicious food would you like to share with other STers? We’re looking forward to sharing good food with you at a potluck dinner at the next Sustainable Tucson meeting on January 9. The January Sustainable Tucson meeting will be a working potluck dinner. Our goal is to get to know one another, and to […]

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Aug 11, 2017 Jonathan Overpeck Interview

posted October 1, 2017

Here’s the UA’s former Institute for the Environment  Director Jonathan Overpeck in his final interview with Metro Week. The August 11 program in which this interview was aired no longer appears on the UA’s podcast site for MetroWeek. Due to size limitations this 10 minute clip is presented in low resolution. LowResOverpeck    

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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 […]

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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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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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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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Rally for Science Tucson (presented by March for Science Tucson)

posted April 13, 2017

Saturday, April 22, 10 am-2 pm — El Presidio Park, 175 W. Alameda Street Speakers, booths, exhibits, entertainment https://www.facebook.com/events/249342168853909/ https://www.facebook.com/ScienceMarchTUCSON/ (see also details on this page about Pre-rally Speaker Series) www.marchforsciencetucson.org

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC) Candidate Forum

posted September 22, 2016

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 […]

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Cyclovia Fall 2016 Fundraiser

posted September 15, 2016

Donate now to the Cyclovia Fall Fundraiser! Cyclovia Tucson is a program of Living Streets Alliance, a non-profit organization working to make our streets safe, vibrant places for everyone. All donations are 100% tax-deductible and every dollar we raise goes directly towards making Cyclovia an incredible experience for all.

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Solidarity Rally – resisting the Dakota Access Pipeline

posted September 13, 2016

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 in […]

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

posted September 10, 2016

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 Bulechek’s […]

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

posted September 2, 2016

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? […]

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

posted May 14, 2016

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

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 […]

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LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS AND YWCA OFFER FREE WORKSHOPS

posted April 20, 2016

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. Both […]

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“Catching the Sun” New Film Screening

posted April 18, 2016

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 […]

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We Need to Electrify As Much Transportation As We Can – Heinberg

posted April 6, 2016

We Need to Electrify As Much Transportation As We Can by Richard Heinberg Transcript: JESSICA DESVARIEUX, PRODUCER, TRNN: Welcome to the Real News Network. I’m Jessica Desvarieux in Baltimore. Folks are lining up to reserve electric car automaker Tesla’s Model 3. It’s considered to be one of the first electric cars for the mass market […]

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ST April General Mtg – Tucson’s Energy-Economy-Climate Revolution

posted April 6, 2016

Sustainable Tucson’s April General Meeting will provide an up-to-the-minute update on efforts to pave the way for creating a positive energy-economy-climate future for our region. Tucson-based international economist Skip Laitner will report for the RENEW team on this important three-part community initiative. These include 1) intervening in the Arizona Corporation Commission’s current energy rate cases […]

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Historic Broadway widening links and articles

posted March 31, 2016

“Intro to Broadway Widening Project – Who What, When, Why: Why Are We Spending $74 Million and Destroying 30 Buildings in a Central Historic Area while Producing No Traffic Improvement?” Overview and background, an intro for people who are learning about the situation. By Dave Bilgray. http://www.sustainabletucson.org/2016/03/intro-to-broadway-project-who-what-when-why-why-why/   An excellent OpEd by Tucson architect Bob […]

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Intro to Broadway Project – Who, What, When, Why?

posted March 31, 2016

Why Are We Spending $74 Million and Destroying 30 Buildings in a Central Historic Area while Producing No Traffic Improvement?   The Broadway Improvement Project is not needed, and will provide no benefit to the residents of Tucson.  The City’s own data shows that widening Broadway will provide only a 6-second improvement in travel time. […]

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