Archive for the 'Transportation' Category

A Fierce Green Fire – A Film and Panel on Green Activism – April 19

posted April 15, 2013

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 […]

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Sustainable Tucson Community Fundraising Appeal

posted April 15, 2013

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 […]

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Tucson Time Traders – Tucson’s Local Timebank

posted April 14, 2013

Please see 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 […]

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ST May Meeting – Food Resilience in the Time of Global Climate Change – May 13

posted April 14, 2013

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 […]

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Ask for Transportation Alternatives! – ADOT hearing in Tucson – Apr 12

posted April 11, 2013

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 […]

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Community Vision for the Ronstadt Transit Center – Tucson Bus Riders Union – April 2

posted March 25, 2013

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 […]

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The End of Growth: David Suzuki & Jeff Rubin

posted March 18, 2013

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 […]

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The World According To The Automatic Earth: A 2013 Primer Guide

posted February 6, 2013

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 […]

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ST January 2013 Meeting – Jan 14

posted January 8, 2013

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 […]

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Stop TUSD closing eco-schools before Dec 20th ! – Public meetings Dec 8 & 10

posted December 8, 2012

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 […]

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Review: The Resilience Imperative: Cooperative Transitions to a Steady State Economy

posted November 28, 2012

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 […]

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UK Tyndall Centre Interview: Rapid and deep emissions reductions may not be easy, but 4°C to 6°C will be much worse

posted 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, […]

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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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Storm Water Harvesting – WMG Green Living Co-op Workshops – Oct 11,13,14,21,27

posted October 15, 2012

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 […]

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Second Annual Home-scape Tour – Watershed Management Group – Oct 20

posted September 17, 2012

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? […]

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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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ST September Meeting – Sept 10 – Sustainability of Urban Mobility and Urban Form continued – Broadway Boulevard Project

posted August 28, 2012

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, […]

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Sustainable Tucson August Film Festival – August 12th and 13th

posted July 29, 2012

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. • […]

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NYT Publishes Private Industry Documents: “Shale Gas Called a Ponzi Scheme”

posted June 27, 2012

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 […]

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Sustainable Tucson July Meeting – Urban Mobility and Urban Form – July 9

posted June 27, 2012

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 […]

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Occupy Arcology – ecological city design lecture & discussion – June 26

posted June 20, 2012

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 […]

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Reconsider RTA Broadway Project – Public press conference – April 30

posted April 27, 2012

at Assembly of God Church parking lot, NW corner of Broadway & Campbell   Neighborhood Support Network / Broadway Corridor Hi Neighbors, 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 […]

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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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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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Revenge of the Electric Car – Pima County Public Library – free showings in March

posted March 15, 2012

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 […]

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Plan Tucson – Urban Design Policy Working Group – Feb 29

posted February 20, 2012

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 Dear Colleague: We are sending you this invitation because you expressed an interest or were recommended to participate in the Urban Design Policy […]

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What Are We Planning For? – A New Advocacy Initiative

posted February 10, 2012

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 […]

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Free bike tuneups & more – Santa Cruz River Farmers’ Market – Feb 16

posted February 3, 2012

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 […]

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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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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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The Dark Side of the ‘Green’ City

posted November 7, 2011

The Dark Side of the ‘Green’ City By Andrew Ross PHOENIX 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 […]

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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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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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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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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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Arizona Transportation Planning Survey

posted April 18, 2011

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 […]

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Bicycle Economics

posted March 21, 2011

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 […]

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Bike Fest 2011

posted March 11, 2011

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 […]

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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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Sustainable Tucson General Meeting

posted February 23, 2011

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.

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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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Public Hearing on Solar Farm Proposal

posted November 2, 2010

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 […]

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Shockingly Sane Solutions Rally

posted October 28, 2010

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 global challenges. A solar-powered sound system will broadcast the tunes of local musicians, a […]

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Film and Discussion Night: The Age of Stupid

posted September 3, 2010

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 […]

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Wild & Scenic Film Festival

posted August 28, 2010

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 […]

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Remembering the remarkable Matthew R. Simmons

posted August 20, 2010

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, 08/16/2010 Original article: Matt Simmons […]

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Zero Emissions Race

posted August 14, 2010

Cheers Sustainable Tucson: Lots of of 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, which with “boots on the ground,” […]

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The Truth About Alcohol Fuel: Our Path Beyond Petroleum

posted June 26, 2010

ooo 000 The Truth About Alcohol Fuel: Our Path Beyond Petroleum, with David Blume Tuesday, July 13, 2010, 5:30 pm Tucson Public Library, 101 N. Stone Ave.  Lower Level Meeting Room: Co-Sponsored by the Community Information Resource Center and Sustainable Tucson Permaculturist David Blume will present the history of alcohol fuel, and outline how localized, […]

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