Archive for the 'Health & Healthcare' Category

Learn to Save Money in the Kitchen and Home! – January 26

posted January 16, 2012

On January 26th, Santa Cruz River Farmers’ Market will host 2 DIY workshops to help Tucsonans stretch their dollars with homemade soaps and food preservation techniques. From 3 to 4pm, Joyce Speirs from Dragnass Soaps will lead a workshop on homemade laundry detergent. From 4 to 5pm, Tiffany Rose Wood, a local integrative nutritionist, will […]

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Ten Good Things About a (Not So) Bad Year

posted January 5, 2012

Ten Good Things About a (Not So) Bad Year Medea Benjamin, CommonDreams I had the privilege of starting out the year witnessing, firsthand, the unfolding of the Egyptian revolution in Tahrir Square. I saw people who had been muzzled their entire lives, especially women, suddenly discovering their collective voice. Singing, chanting, demanding, creating. And that […]

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The 12 most hopeful trends to build on in 2012

posted January 5, 2012

The 12 most hopeful trends to build on in 2012 Published by YES! Magazine on Sat, 12/31/2011 Original article: by Sarah van Gelder Who would have thought that some young people camped out in lower Manhattan with cardboard signs, a few sharpies, some donated pizza, and a bunch of smart phones could change so […]

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Dreaming New Mexico – Peter Warshall – TEDxABQ video

posted December 16, 2011

Dreaming New Mexico has built a map of pragmatic and visionary solutions to create a more localized and green economy with greater local self-reliance and enhanced prosperity. Peter Warshall is Co-Director of the Bioneers’ Dreaming New Mexico Project, and a world-renowned water steward, biodiversity and wildlife specialist, research scientist, conservationist, and environmental activist. from 2011 […]

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Monthly Salon – Native Seeds / SEARCH

posted December 9, 2011

FREE at the Native Seeds/SEARCH Store, 3061 N. Campbell Ave. 85719 Bring your juiciest ideas and appetite for mind-watering conversations. The Salons are held every third Monday of the month, and have a little something for anyone who has ever wielded a fork or pitchfork. Our Salon on January 16, 2012 will feature Carolyn Niethammer, […]

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Pima County Food Systems Alliance – Meeting & Potluck – Nov 30

posted November 28, 2011

On November 30th (this Wednesday) from 6-8 pm, there will be a large group meeting of the Pima County Food Systems Alliance (PCFSA) with a potluck at the Sam Lena Library (1607 S. 6th Ave, Tucson; call 520.594.5265 for directions) The Agenda is as follows: Welcome & Introduction (Nick) (5 min; 6:00-6:05) Presentation by PCFSA Consultants (Bryn/Lewis) (25 min; […]

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Sustainable Tucson comments on proposed Rosemont Mine

posted November 16, 2011

Sustainable Tucson comments on proposed Rosemont Mine Sustainable Tucson is a non-profit, grass-roots organization that builds regional resilience and sustainability through awareness raising, community engagement and public/private partnerships. We recognize the need to focus on sustainability within the Sonoran bioregion. The proposal by the Augusta Resources Corporation to develop a copper mine in the Santa […]

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GMO Free Project Pure Food Happy Hour 11.11.11

posted November 7, 2011

GMO Free Project of Tucson presents Pure Food Happy Hour 11.11.11 Tasty Gluten-Free/Non-GMO/Organic Food that’s good for you – at happy hour prices. Gluten-free/non-GMO info, prizes, mixing & meeting like-minded people. Learn about your gluten free and non-GMO choices in Tucson. Friday, November 11, 2011 3:00 to 6:00 pm Picazzo’s Organic Italian Kitchen 7850 N. […]

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Eco-Sanitation Course with David Omick & Brad Lancaster – Dec 5-7

posted October 24, 2011

Eco-Sanitation Course with David Omick & Brad Lancaster December 5 – 7 in Tucson Note: Dates have changed from those previously advertized. Early registration extended to Oct 30. Early registration cost is $250. Scholarships are available. Learn cutting-edge principles in simple living technology in a hands-on setting – join WMG for a Watershed Technical Training […]

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Sustainability Lessons for the United States

posted October 18, 2011

How Germany became Europe’s green leader: A look at four decades of sustainable policymaking by Ralph Buehler, Arne Jungjohann, Melissa Keeley, Michael Mehling In Brief Over the last 40 years, all levels of government in Germany have retooled policies to promote growth that is more environmentally sustainable. Germany’s experiences can provide useful lessons for the […]

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Sprouting: The Art of Gardening in a Jar

posted October 17, 2011

Sprouting: The Art of Gardening in a Jar We are all trying to eat healthier, right? Growing organic sprouts in our own kitchen is an easy, cheap way to improve nutrition. You can quickly grow organic food in your own home by sprouting seeds, beans, grains, or nuts. Easy to learn—In one hour, you will be […]

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Bean Tree Farm Workshops – Fall 2011

posted October 13, 2011

Here are Bean Tree Farm’s workshop listings for fall, 2011, plus a special solar energy class we’re excited to be hosting.  For more info and any questions, check out, or email beantreefarm(at) — October 8 ~ Earth Plasters, Paints and Pigments ~ 8am-12noon: Art, mudslinging and a feast of harvested native foods and garden bounty The morning will include: […]

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ST Sustainability Book Sale

posted October 1, 2011

Sustainable Tucson is offering a very special Book Sale fundraising event at our October  General Meeting. We have more than 150 titles, including some hard-to-find classics. The winter reading season is coming, so come and browse this rich collection of sustainability literature. You can shop with gifts in mind for particular friends, relatives, or colleagues […]

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Sustainable Tucson – General Meeting – October 2011

posted September 21, 2011

Sustainable Tucson General Meeting – at Milagro Cohousing Community Monday, October 10th, 5:45 – 8:30 pm, and come early at 5:15 pm for a tour Note: this meeting will be at the Milagro Cohousing Community instead of the library (click here for map). If you can come earlier, there will be a tour of Milagro […]

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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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Vegan Potluck / talk about Ecocide

posted September 6, 2011

Hello, My name is Kaylee Farnolli, I’m a senior in the School of Art at the University of Arizona. I’ve just returned from 6 months living and studying abroad in Mexico City. The people I met there have inspired me to call a community vegan potluck in an effort to spread the word about Polly […]

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ST September General Meeting

posted August 23, 2011

Sustainable Tucson General Meeting Monday, September 12th,  5:45 – 8:00 pm Joel D. Valdez Main Library 101 N. Stone (free lower level parking – off Alameda St September’s General Meeting will include presentations by members of GMO Free Project of Tucson <>  and a film, “Deconstructing Supper”, on GMOs and how genetically modified organisms are […]

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SEKEM: A visionary Egyptian desert project

posted August 8, 2011

Learn about an important example of sustainable development in Egypt. SEKEM, founded by Ibrahim Abouleish, winner of the Right Livelihood Award — the “Alternative Nobel”   Sekem: Born of the sun  5:17   Ibrahim Abouleish – Founder Sekem Group   9:58   SEKEM English Part 1   9:51   SEKEM English Part 2   2:47 […]

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Frankenfish Phobia?

posted March 18, 2011

Timothy Egan, writing in the New York Times, has offered a few words of concern about what seem to be quite serious risks from GMO salmon; his message rings brightly in the wake of recent events in Japan…. Read this well written piece here.

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Cob Hot Tub Workshop

posted March 10, 2011

A wood-fired cob-insulated hot tub is a low-tech, healthful and beautiful thing. Used like a Japanese bath, one scrubs and showers before entering the heated tub, steaming with desert lavender or chaparral, and soaks away one’s cares. If your shower and bath greywater help to irrigate native and heritage trees, which provide food, shade and […]

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Common Ground Two

posted March 2, 2011

Time again to invite you all to proclaim local community from the rooftops. One rooftop at least. Join in on the action on the roof of the Pennington St Parking Garage, 110 E. Pennington St. What is Common Ground? What it is… is a CELEBRATION, where every group, organization, congregation, small business, performer, artist, EVERYBODY […]

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Labelling GMO in Foods? Why Not?

posted February 16, 2011

Mark Bittman, writing in the New York Times explores this issue. “If you want to avoid sugar, aspartame, trans-fats, MSG, or just about anything else, you read the label. If you want to avoid G.M.O.’s — genetically modified organisms — you’re out of luck. They’re not listed. You could, until now, simply buy organic foods, […]

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Our IGT Conversation

posted January 21, 2011

On January 10th, as part of our General Meeting, Sustainable Tucson held its own version of the community conversations being held around the city by Imagine Greater Tucson. After completing a paper survey about what we liked and what we wanted to change about the Tucson region, four groups of people discussed their answers to […]

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Permaculture workshop

posted September 28, 2010

Introduction to Permaculture – In this one day overview of Permaculture design, ethics, and principles you will have the opportunity to put together a long term plan for your sustainable home and landscape – one that takes care of people and takes care of our environment at the same time. Location: Mesquite Tree Permaculture Site, […]

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Local Climate Change Symposium

posted September 9, 2010

A symposium examining recent evidence that climate change may be affecting desert ecology in Saguaro National Park will beheld from 9 am to 4:30 pm, October 2nd at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum’s Warden Oasis Theater. Jonathon Overpeck, co-director of the Institute of the Environment and leader on the  Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, and Travis […]

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Greater Tucson Indicators Report

posted June 1, 2010

The Pima Association of Governments just approved the Second Tucson Region Indicators Report. It provides a snapshot of the region with data on key measures that characterize its current health from an environmental and community perspective. Five theme areas are: Natural Resources, Air Quality, Water, Transportation and Energy, and Community and Economy, to represent the […]

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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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Kim Fox Fund Raiser

posted May 13, 2010

Local chefs cook meals with produce from local gardens at a fundraiser for Kim Fox’s travels from 4 to 6:30 p.m., Sunday, May 23. $25 to $75. Mercado San Agustin 100 S. Avenida del Convento. Call 461-1106, or visit for more information. Sara Jones of Tucson CSA will make dessert, and Amy Schwemm of […]

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Transitioning to a Sustainable Economy: Tucson’s Future?

posted May 6, 2010

Sustainable Tucson is republishing the following call to the community which we originally presented in February 2008. The message is not only more relevant today but portends some of the events which have already happened since then. As we prepare to participate in the upcoming Imagine Greater Tucson process this coming Fall, let’s focus on […]

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posted April 16, 2010

You‚re Invited to a FREE Public Showing THE WORLD ACCORDING TO MONSANTO GREEN VALLEY LIBRARY 601 N. LA CANADA GREEN VALLEY, AZ 85614 Saturday, APRIL 24, 2010—-TIME: 9:30 a.m. The World According to Monsanto, a film by Marie-Monique Robin, documents the devastating cost of Monsanto‚s race over the last decade to genetically engineer and patent […]

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See Where Your Food Is Grown

posted March 18, 2010

Double Check Ranch at the Walking J Farm Amado, Arizona Here’s one to add to your shopping list on March 27 – fresh, natural, locally grown and grass fed beef.  See where your food is grown!  Go directly to the source!  The Walking J Farm (a member of Arizona ’s Double Check Ranch family) is […]

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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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Put it on the map!

posted March 3, 2010

Dear Community Friends and Partners: The first print edition of the Green Pueblo Map showcasing our community’s favorite “green” places and spaces will be available later this year.  If you haven’t already done so, we encourage you to “make your mark” on the map by nominating your favorite sustainable sites at . Please also […]

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On the measurement of happiness

posted January 7, 2010

This editorial by Nicholas Kristof for the New York Times at first seems to be a plug for living in Costa Rica. In fact, it is filled with numerous links to measures of happiness and well-being, many of which incorporate assessments of sustainability. You can review this article here:

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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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Sustainable Tucson General Meeting

posted November 17, 2009

The focus of the Sustainable Tucson General Meeting will be Food Sustainability. On February 8, your view of food sustainability in Tucson ’s future may change forever. The Sustainable Tucson Working Group on Food & Agriculture will engage your mind and your tastebuds in thinking about the sources of food in Tucson, Pima County and […]

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The Story of Stuff, and more!

posted June 21, 2009

Q: Why should I care about the Citizens united v. FEC ruling? A: In this landmark case, the U.S. Supreme Court decided that it is unconstitutional to limit how much money corporations can spend to influence elections. Why? They said limits would violate the First Amendment guarantee of free speech. Since the 2010 ruling, corporations […]

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“The World According to Monsanto” film showing

posted June 10, 2009

WHAT:  FREE public showing of The World According to Monsanto Monsanto’s controversial past combines some of the most toxic products (e.g. PCBs and Agent Orange) ever sold with misleading reports, pressure tactics, collusion, and attempted corruption.  They now race to genetically engineer (and patent) the world‚s food supply, which profoundly threatens our health, environment, and […]

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International IONS Conference ( Larry Dossey)

posted April 29, 2009

13th International IONS Conference June 17 – 21, 2009 Marriott Star Pass Resort Join mind-body pioneer Larry Dossey, MD; Bruce Lipton, author of Biology of Belief, and other inspiring, thoughtful, and visionary people to explore insights in science, social innovation, and the world’s wisdom traditions. Early Registration Discount extended: $369 for members, seniors and students […]

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Non-GMO’s & Organics

posted April 29, 2009

Expand your knowledge of Non-Genetically Modified Organism-based foods. Where:  the New Life Health Center,  4841 East Speedway, 520 795-7862 When: Saturday, May 2nd,  11am to 3pm Health Fair featuring information, free food, and prizes

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EarthDay Conversation on Climate Action

posted April 14, 2009

Spotlight Conversation on Climate Action Be a part of the Conversation! Wednesday, April 22, 2009      8 a.m.-12 p.m. The University of Arizona Student Union Grand Ballroom 1303 E. University Blvd.     FREE Registration Contact Nicole Urban-Lopez for more information about this event. 520-837-6934 Tucson will host a “Spotlight Conversation on Climate Action” as part […]

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Nabhan: ”Flavors Without Borders: Desert Foods, Regional Food Security and Health”

posted March 12, 2009

Widely acclaimed author, sustainable food advocate, ethnobiologist and co-founder of Native Seeds/SEARCH, Gary Paul Nabhan speaks on ”Flavors Without Borders: Desert Foods, Regional Food Security and Health” as part of the Well University Partnership’s (Well U) Provost Lecture Series, on March 25th. Gary Paul Nabhan, PhD ”Flavors Without Borders: Desert Foods, Regional Food Security and […]

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David Suzuki: “One of the great speeches in history”

posted November 10, 2008

On October 30th, Dr. David Suzuki, reknowned Canadian scientist and educator, gave “one of the great speeches in history”  to the 20th Anniversary Roundtable on the Economy and the Environment. Click on the following to watch a video of that speech:

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Public Forum: Tackling the Toxic Table: Foraging for healthy food

posted March 13, 2008

Public Forum: Tackling the Toxic Table: Foraging for healthy food in a global economy Sunday April 13th 2-4pm Arizona Grand Resort (formerly the Pointe South Mountain Resort) Phoenix Join nitrition and health experts for discussion, presentations, Q&A. Andrew Weil, MD, “The Optimum Diet” David Wallinga, MD, “Healthy Food in Healthcare: making change happen” To register […]

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Health Sustainability Meeting

posted February 16, 2008

For anyone interested in Health issues related to sustainability. Tues. March 4, 6:30 pm 1641 N Silverbell

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Health affinity meeting

posted January 14, 2008

Monday, January 21st, 6:30 pm. House-meeting near 6th Ave and Speedway. Please call (520) 390-0674 for directions.

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Ten Ways to Prepare for a Post-Oil Society

posted February 14, 2007

Ten Ways to Prepare for a Post-Oil Society By James Howard Kunstler, Posted February 10, 2007. The best way to feel hopeful about our looming energy crisis is to get active now and prepare for living arrangements in a post-oil society. EnviroHealth RSS Feed Editor’s Note: James Howard Kunstler is a leading writer on […]

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