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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
According to U.N. data, the worldwide urban population over the next 40 years will increase by 3.1 billion people. Where will [...]
Archive for the 'Transportation' Category
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[ Friday, April 19, 2013; 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm. ] at The Loft Cinema, 3233 East Speedway Blvd, Tucson AZ
Join us for a special post-film panel discussion on opening night, featuring local experts in the field of environmental studies!
Maria Baier – Executive Director of the Sonoran Institute
Roger Clark – Grand Canyon Program Director for The Grand Canyon Trust
Paul Green – Executive Director of the Tucson [...]
Sustainable Tucson needs your support to continue to present timely, interesting and informative monthly programs. With minimal financial support from the larger community we have provided continuous monthly programs for nearly seven years, drawing particularly on local talent and sustainability leaders. As we increasingly bring in cutting-edge speakers from other cities and regions, Sustainable Tucson [...]
[ Saturday, January 26, 2013; 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. Monday, February 11, 2013; 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm. Saturday, March 30, 2013; 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Sunday, April 21, 2013; 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm. Sunday, May 19, 2013; 11:30 am to 1:30 pm. ] Please see timetraders.metasofa.org for more information on our Timebank orientation meetings and other events.
We’re also at Sustainable Tucson Monthly Meetings to give information about timebanking and Tucson Time Traders, and help you sign up online.
TUCSON TIME TRADERS
Helping Build Community 1 Hour at a Time
Tucson Time Traders is our local Timebank for the Tucson region. Check [...]
[ Monday, May 13, 2013; 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm. ] at Joel D. Valdez Main Library, 101 N Stone, Downtown Tucson (in the large lower-level meeting room, free lower-level parking off Alameda St)
Food Resilience in the Time of Global Climate Change
Almost all the food we eat in Tucson is not grown here. It isn’t even grown in Arizona.
Please join us for the May Sustainable Tucson [...]
[ Friday, April 12, 2013; 9:00 am; ] at Pascua Yaqui Justice Center – Albert V Garcia Auditorium, 7777 S Camino Huivism, Building C, Tucson AZ
ADOT hearing in Tucson – Fri, Apr 12th, 9 AM
Ask for Transportation Alternatives!
Come to a public hearing and speak in support of transportation options.
There will be a hearing in Tucson this Friday, April 12th at 9:00 am on [...]
[ Tuesday, April 2, 2013; 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. ] at the Rialto Theatre, 318 East Congress Street, Tucson AZ
Community Vision for the Ronstadt Transit Center
Music, food, information, and the opportunity to give YOUR input.
As downtown development proceeds, what will become of the Ronstadt Center? The City of Tucson has begun a public process aimed at “seeking a qualified development team to plan, design, [...]
The End of Growth: Rubin & Suzuki
From Ideas with Paul Kennedy
Economist Jeff Rubin and biologist David Suzuki might seem an unlikely pairing. But they’ve been touring Canada together, talking about the natural limits to growth from their very different perspectives. We listen in as they try to convince a Calgary audience that we’ve already exceeded [...]
For the past five years, Nicole (Stoneleigh) Foss and Raul Ilargi Meijer have been providing the world with keen analyses of critical sustainability subjects: finance and economics; energy; scale, society, and trust; and preparation. The Automatic Earth’s 2013 Primer is an excellent summary of their work including dozens of links to cutting-edge articles and clear [...]
[ Monday, January 14, 2013; 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm. ] at Joel D. Valdez Main Library, 101 N. Stone, Downtown (free lower level parking off Alameda St)
Sustainable Tucson 2013
How We Can Take Action in the New Year
Lots of powerful efforts are happening in Tucson and around the world to make a more sustainable and secure future. Join Sustainable Tucson on Monday, January 14 as [...]
[ Saturday, December 8, 2012; 10:00 am; Monday, December 10, 2012; 6:00 pm; ] at Catalina Magnet High School Auditorium, 3645 East Pima St (at Dodge Blvd)
Dear climate activists,
As you probably know, many Tucson schools are slated for possible closure, especially on the west and southwest sides of town. Some of these schools have shown great leadership in preparing our students for the real future: teaching ecology, climate science, [...]
Review: The Resilience Imperative: Cooperative Transitions to a Steady State Economy
by Jon Walker
What I love most about this book is the feeling you get that there is hope: solutions to environmental, social and financial crises do exist, they have been tried and tested all over the planet and all we have to do is get [...]
UK Tyndall Centre Interview: Rapid and deep emissions reductions may not be easy, but 4°C to 6°C will be much worseposted November 3, 2012
by Rob Hopkins
Published by Transition Culture on Fri, 11/02/2012 and republished by EnergyBulletin.Net on Sat, 11/3/2012
Kevin Anderson is the Deputy Director of the UK Tyndall Centre and is an expert on greenhouse-gas emissions trajectories. He will be giving the annual Cabot Institute lecture, ‘Real Clothes for the Emperor’ on 6th November in Bristol, which has [...]
[ Saturday, November 3, 2012; 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. ] 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, 1/4 mile east [...]
[ Thursday, October 11, 2012; 7:00 am to 12:00 pm. Saturday, October 13, 2012; 8:00 am to 1:00 pm. Sunday, October 14, 2012; 7:00 am to 12:00 pm. Sunday, October 21, 2012; 8:00 am to 1:00 pm. Saturday, October 27, 2012; 8:00 am to 1:00 pm. ] Click these links for more details:
Thursday October 11, 7am – 12pm
Saturday October 13, 8am – 1pm
Sunday, October 14, 7am – 12pm
Sunday, October 21, 8am – 1pm
Saturday, October 27, 8am – 1pm
Watershed Management Group – Residential Green Infrastructure Workshops
Join Watershed Management Group’s Tucson Green-living Co-op for a series of workshops this October that are [...]
[ Saturday, October 20, 2012; 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. ] Tucson, AZ
Second Annual Watershed Management Group Home-scape Tour
Saturday, October 20
Did the new City of Tucson rainwater-harvesting rebate rouse your interest in capturing the rain that falls on your own property?
Curious about implementing other backyard sustainability practices such as chicken coops, food production, greywater, composting systems, and even solar-heated outside showers?
Not really sure where to start [...]
[ Wednesday, September 26, 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 will be held on September 26, 2012 [...]
ST September Meeting – Sept 10 – Sustainability of Urban Mobility and Urban Form continued – Broadway Boulevard Projectposted August 28, 2012
[ Monday, September 10, 2012; 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm. ] at Joel D. Valdez Main Library, 101 N. Stone, Downtown (free lower level parking off Alameda St)
Broadway Boulevard Project:
Sustainable Urban Mobility and Form?
As a follow up to Sustainable Tucson’s July meeting, The Sustainability of Urban Mobility and Urban Form, the September 10th meeting will be convening a public conversation furthering the discussion, using the Broadway [...]
[ Sunday, August 12, 2012; 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Monday, August 13, 2012; 4:45 pm to 8:00 pm. ] at Joel D. Valdez Main Downtown Library, Large Lower Level Meeting Room, 101 N. Stone, (free lower level parking off Alameda St)
Sunday, August 12th 1:00 to 5:00pm, Sustainable Tucson will show three top-rated sustainability films covering critical sustainability topics:
• The U.S. financial crisis erupted in 2008 and still looms on the horizon.
• Resource depletion including non-renewable [...]
Documents: Industry Privately Skeptical of Shale Gas
Over the past six months, The New York Times reviewed thousands of pages of documents related to shale gas, including hundreds of industry e-mails, internal agency documents and reports by analysts. A selection of these documents is included here; names and identifying information have been redacted to protect the [...]
[ Monday, July 9, 2012; 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm. ] at Joel D. Valdez Main Downtown Library, 101 N. Stone, (free lower level parking off Alameda St)
The Sustainability of
Urban Mobility and Urban Form
The July ST General Meeting will feature panel presentations and conversation by special Tucson speakers who are addressing in their work “Sustainable mobility and urban form.” This is a very timely topic on [...]
[ Tuesday, June 26, 2012; 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm. ] Free, at Historic Y conference room, 738 North 5th Ave (at University)
OCCUPY ARCOLOGY LECTURE – June 26
Come be a part of a lecture and lively discussion on Occupy Arcology. In this part of the lecture series, hosted by Occupy Tucson’s Doctress Neutopia, we will focus on the question of ecology and economy within the [...]
[ Monday, April 30, 2012; 6:00 pm; ] at Assembly of God Church parking lot, NW corner of Broadway & Campbell
Neighborhood Support Network / Broadway Corridor
You and your neighbors are invited to a press conference on Monday, April 30 at Broadway and Campbell that will begin at 6pm – please send around. Speakers will include Council Members Kozachik and Fimbres, Pima County [...]
[ Saturday, April 14, 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, be it pure [...]
[ Friday, April 27, 2012; 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Saturday, April 28, 2012; 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Friday, May 4, 2012; 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Saturday, May 5, 2012; 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Friday, May 11, 2012; 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Saturday, May 12, 2012; 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm. ] 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 public events, Tucson residents can participate [...]
[ Saturday, March 17, 2012; 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm. 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm. Monday, March 19, 2012; 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Friday, March 23, 2012; 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. ] Now Showing at Your Library! – Revenge of the Electric Car
Pima County Public Library – free showings around Tucson in March…
Here’s your chance to watch and discuss the film Revenge of the Electric Car at a Community Cinema screening event.
Director Chris Paine on Revenge of the Electric Car: “Sometimes change, like a train in the [...]
[ Wednesday, February 29, 2012; 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm. ] Plan Tucson – Smart Growth Focus Area
Redevelopment and Revitalization Policy Working Group
Meeting Invitation for Wednesday February 29, 2012
Subject: Plan Tucson – Redevelopment and Revitalization Policy Working Group Meeting Invitation
We are sending you this invitation because you expressed an interest or were recommended to participate in the Urban Design Policy Working Group. The first meeting [...]
What Are We Planning For?
A Sustainable Tucson Issues Paper March 2012
Since Imagine Greater Tucson’s initiating phase began more than three years ago, Sustainable Tucson has been engaged with the IGT Project at many levels, participating in the steering, community values, outreach, and technical committees. Imagine Greater Tucson has consistently requested input and Sustainable Tucson has [...]
[ Thursday, February 16, 2012; 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm. ] Ride your bike to the Santa Cruz River Farmers’ Market and Menlo Bike Mechanics will provide FREE bike tune-ups!
You can also enjoy:
* Live Music
* A Cooking Demo
* Bike Accessories
* Advice on Bike Maintenance
When: Feb. 16th 3-6pm
Where: Mercado San Agustin, 100 S. Avenida Del Convento, West of 1-10 near Congress/Grande
For more information call: 822-3304
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 became the [...]
The 12 most hopeful trends to build on in 2012
Published by YES! Magazine on Sat, 12/31/2011
Original article: http://www.yesmagazine.org/blogs/sarah-van-gelder/12-most-hopeful-trends-to-build-on-in-2012
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 much?
The viral spread of [...]
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 September TEDx [...]
[ Wednesday, November 30, 2011; 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. ] 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; 6:05-6:30)
Break & Get [...]
The Dark Side of the ‘Green’ City
By Andrew Ross
The struggle to slow global warming will be won or lost in cities, which emit 80 percent of the world’s greenhouse gases. So “greening” the city is all the rage now. But if policy makers end up focusing only on those who can afford the low-carbon technologies [...]
How Germany became Europe’s green leader: A look at four decades of sustainable policymaking
by Ralph Buehler, Arne Jungjohann, Melissa Keeley, Michael Mehling
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 United States (and [...]
[ Sunday, October 16, 2011; 11:00 am; ] 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.
A few weeks [...]
[ Monday, October 10, 2011; 5:15 pm to 8:45 pm. ] 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 [...]
[ Saturday, September 24, 2011; 7:00 am to 11:00 am. ] 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 Av).
Ride starts [...]
ADOT (Arizona Department of Transportation) is putting together a 25 year Arizona
transportation plan and has a short 4-question online survey about how to spend its budget
on transportation (more highways/road expansion vs. rail and transit). If you have an opinion
about this please fill out the survey and pass on the invite.
Visit www.whatmovesyouarizona.gov and click on the [...]
Elly Blue has written a series of informative articles challenging mainstream assumptions about the economics of transportation.
“Imagine getting a $3,000 to $12,000 tax rebate this year. Now imagine it coming again and again. Every year it grows by around a thousand dollars. Imagine how this would change your daily life.”
Read the rest of this important [...]
Gas Prices Got You Down?
Bike Fest 2011 Begins Tomorrow!
Tucson, Arizona (March 10, 2011) – Let the fun begin as Bike Fest 2011 kicks off over 20 different events designed to inspire us to park the car and hop on the bike to experience the many benefits bicycling brings to our community. From March 11th through [...]
[ Sunday, March 20, 2011; 3:00 pm to 9:00 pm. ] 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 in the Tucson [...]
[ Monday, March 14, 2011; 5:45 pm to 8:00 pm. ] All are invited to attend the General Meeting of Sustainable Tucson. The focus will be on ways to participate in planning the region’s transportation systems.
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 [...]
The Pima County Hearing Administrator will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, November 10th at 10AM in the Public Works Building, 201 N. Stone Avenue, Basement, Conference Room C.
The hearing concerns a proposal to establish a solar power plant at 9000 N. Sanders Rd, on property owned by the City of Tucson. It is suggested [...]
[ Saturday, October 30, 2010; 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm. ] 2602 E. Grant Road
The Rally will be held locally while Jon Stewart’s Rally to Restore Sanity and
Stephen Colbert’s March to Keep Fear Alive occur in Washington, D.C. Our rally
highlights Tucson organizations that are providing sane solutions to intensifying
A solar-powered sound system will broadcast the tunes of local musicians,
a solar oven demonstration will be cooking [...]
[ Sunday, September 12, 2010; 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm. ] The Age of Stupid
September 12th, 5:00 pm. Film starts at 5:45
Sunday Night at the Movies at St. Francis in the Foothills Church, at Swan and River Roads. Bring a potluck dish to share in the main meeting space. Questions? Call Liz 299-9839
Pete Postlethwaite stars as the narrator of the film, an old man living alone [...]
[ Wednesday, September 15, 2010; 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. ] The Loft Cinema, 3233 E Speedway, Blvd., Tucson, Arizona
The Wild & Scenic Environmental Film Festival On Tour brings together a selection of films from the annual festival held each January in Nevada City, CA. The chosen films not only highlight environmental concerns but also provide solutions, reaching people through beautiful imagery, and inspiring local individuals [...]
By Steve Andrews, Sally Odland, John Theobald and Randy Udall. Andrews and Udall are retired co-founders of ASPO-USA. Odland is a former ASPO-USA board member. Theobald is a former ASPO-USA conference organizer.
Published by the Association for the Study of Peak Oil & Gas – USA (ASPO-USA) on Mon, [...]
Cheers Sustainable Tucson:
Lots of of Zero-Race.com serendipity is happening! The Electrics are coming to town! So now it’s time to tap into furthering the wellspring of EVnthusiastism with Sustainable Tucson. Many around the country are jumping in as “Indians” and just being players on the Zero Race Regional Coordinating Teams (RCTs). EVolunteers are needed for the RCT – Arizona, [...]