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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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Awakening the Dreamer workshops – Circle Tree Ranch – June 10, Sep 9, Dec 9

posted May 8, 2013

  Free (RSVP) at Circle Tree Ranch, 10500 E Tanque Verde Road, Tucson AZ 85749     Awakening the Dreamer – Changing the Dream “Cultural Wisdom: The Indigenous Worldview as a Model for Social and Environmental Justice” The Awakening the Dreamer – Changing the Dream Symposium is a profound inquiry into a bold vision: to [...]

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Watershed Management Workshop at Avalon EcoVillage – May 25

posted May 8, 2013

at Avalon Organic Gardens & EcoVillage in Tumacácori, AZ   A Food Forest Enhancement Project within an EcoVillage Learn Stormwater Management Techniques Prevent Erosion • Reduce Runoff • Conserve Water Guest Speakers David Seibert (Conservation Director of Borderlands Habitat Restoration Initiative-BHRI, Seibert Ecological Restoration, LLC) and Caleb Weaver (BHRI-Ecologist, Environmental Educator, and Sustainable Landscape Designer) [...]

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Local Food Summit at U of A – Gary Nabhan & Jeff Silvertooth – May 14

posted May 8, 2013

at Student Union Memorial Center, South Ballroom, University of Arizona, Tucson AZ   Local Food Summit with Gary Nabhan and Jeff Silvertooth At this working summit, participants will develop action plans for how University of Arizona entities and partners can support socially equitable, economically viable, and environmentally sound local food systems. To break out of [...]

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Cooking the Books: The True Climate Impact of Keystone XL

posted April 17, 2013

Click to view/download a pdf of the full report Cooking the Books: The True Climate Impact of Keystone XL April 16, 2013 A new report out today from environmental groups shows that the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline would, if approved, be responsible for at least 181 million metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) [...]

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How Can Arizona Survive the Coming Dust Bowl? – Climate presentation at Milagro – May 4

posted April 17, 2013

at Milagro Cohousing, 3057 N Gaia Place, Tucson, AZ Come early for a tour of Milagro at 4 pm. How Can Arizona Survive the Coming Dust Bowl? Presentation by renowned climate scientist Dr. Steve Ghan, a Fellow of the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, and Editor-in-Chief of the Atmospheres Section of the Journal of Geophysical Research. [...]

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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 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 [...]

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Sonoran Permaculture Guild – Spring Semester Workshops

posted April 12, 2013

For full information, go to www.sonoranpermaculture.org/courses-and-workshops   The Sonoran Permaculture Guild finishes out its Spring Semester of workshops… • The Art of Fermentation – Sunday, April 7th • Wild Foods Walkabout – Saturday, April 13th • Bee Keeping – Saturday and Sunday, April 20th and 21st • How to Raise Chickens the Natural Way – [...]

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Money and Life / Rethinking Money – Tucson film premier – Fox Theater March 26

posted March 15, 2013

at the Fox Theater, 17 West Congress Street, downtown Tucson AZ   Tucson film premier of Money & Life with filmmaker Katie Teague and a presentation by Bernard Lietaer and Jacqui Dunne Please join us for a very special event on March 26, 2013 at the Fox Theatre. The Tuscon Premiere of the documentary film [...]

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Hungry for Change: Food, Ethics, & Sustainability – starting March 27

posted March 15, 2013

for 6 Wednesdays, near Congress & Grande, Tucson AZ Hungry for Change: Food, Ethics, & Sustainability Discussion Course Baja Arizona Sustainable Agriculture offers “Hungry for Change”, a 6-session discussion course that analyzes the connection between food, ethics, and sustainability. The goals of the course are to explore the interconnected nature of food systems & our [...]

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Sprouting: The Art of Gardening in a Jar – April 11

posted March 14, 2013

at The Tasteful Kitchen, 722 North Stone Avenue, Tucson AZ   Sprouting: The Art of Gardening in a Jar Join BASA and Wanda Poindexter on Thursday, April 11 to learn basic and intermediate tips for sprouting. Taste various types of sprouts, learn how economical it is to grow organic sprouts right in your own kitchen, [...]

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Cholla and Nopal Harvesting Workshop – April 18

posted March 14, 2013

West Side Tucson near Trails End and Camino de Oeste, Tucson AZ   Cholla Bud and Nopal Harvesting Workshop Join Baja Arizona Sustainable Agriculture and Flor de Mayo to learn how to harvest, process, preserve, and cook with cholla buds and nopales, both traditional foods of the Native Peoples of the Sonoran desert. Cholla buds [...]

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Navigating the Perfect Water Resources Storm – U of A – Feb 28

posted February 25, 2013

at Integrated Learning Center, Room 140 (underground), 1500 E University Blvd, University of Arizona, Tucson AZ Las Vegas – Navigating the Perfect Water Resources Storm Speaker: Patricia Mulroy, General Manager, Southern Nevada Water Authority What does a water manager do when the perfect storm strikes? Las Vegas, for decades the fastest-growing metropolitan area in the [...]

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Sonoran Permaculture Guild – 18th Annual Permaculture Design Course – 5 weekends starting Feb 9

posted January 18, 2013

5 weekends starting Feb 9 in Tucson AZ Sonoran Permaculture Guild 18th Annual Permaculture Design Course This Permaculture certification course covers all aspects of sustainable design with a Southwest dry lands flavor, including a balance of hands on experience, classroom time, and design practicum. Dynamic exercises encourage pattern recognition, noticing the links between plants and [...]

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Worldwide GLOBE at Night 2013 Campaign

posted January 9, 2013

Worldwide GLOBE at Night 2013 Campaign What would it be like without stars at night? What is it we lose? Starry night skies have given us poetry, art, music and the wonder to explore. A bright night sky (aka light pollution) affects energy consumption, health and wildlife too. Spend a few minutes to help scientists [...]

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Watershed Management Group – Short Courses – Jan Feb March

posted January 8, 2013

Tucson AZ   Watershed Management Group’s Watershed Technical Trainings (WTT) are hands-on design and implementation trainings to build the knowledge and skills of property-owners and practitioners alike. As a non-profit organization, WMG’s goal is to offer green job trainings based in collaboration not competition; build applied skills of professionals; and teach universal principles and systems [...]

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WMG Water Harvesting Certification Program – Feb & April

posted January 8, 2013

Feb 22 – March 2 in Phoenix, and April 5-13 in Tucson AZ   Water Harvesting Certification Program The Watershed Management Group’s Water Harvesting Certification program is a hands-on training course that provides certification in water harvesting system design and implementation. WMG’s goal is to transfer water harvesting knowledge to those who will utilize these [...]

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Chasing Ice – special film opening at The Loft – Dec 14

posted December 11, 2012

at The Loft, 3233 E Speedway, Tucson AZ Tucson Climate Action Networking starting at 7pm Chasing Ice Co-presented by the University of Arizona’s Institute of the Environment, featuring a special introduction by the Institute of the Environment on opening night, Friday, December 14th at 7:30 pm Tucson Climate Action Network will be tabling before and [...]

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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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Water Resources Research Center – Brown Bag Seminars – Nov 29, Dec 6 & 11

posted November 25, 2012

at Sol Resnick Conference Room, Water Resources Research Center, 350 N Campbell Ave, Tucson AZ See below for details on December 6   Water Resources Research Center – Brown Bag Seminars Thursday, November 29 Time: 12:00 – 1:30 pm Speakers: Sharon Megdal, Director, Water Resources Research Center, Specialist and Professor, Department of Soil, Water and [...]

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Collaborative Redesign of the Sonoran Desert Foodshed – Localizing Our Food Supply – Gary Nabhan and Michael Brownlee – December 10

posted November 18, 2012

Free and open to the public at Pima Community College downtown, Amethyst Room, 1255 N Stone Ave, Tucson AZ (also see campus map for lots of free parking) Collaborative Redesign of the Sonoran Desert Foodshed and Localizing Our Food Supply with Gary Nabhan and Michael Brownlee Please note special time and location for this month’s [...]

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Bag It! Is your life to plastic? – free film showing – Nov 16

posted November 10, 2012

Free at Prescott College – Tucson, 2233 E Speedway Blvd, Tucson AZ Free Film showing of “Bag It! Is your life to plastic?” Friday November 16th 7:00 PM-9:00 PM Prescott College – Tucson 2233 E. Speedway Blvd. 319-9868 Free and open to the public. Limited seating available.

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Healing the Whole Community: Conversations on Sustainability – Nov 15

posted November 10, 2012

Free at Prescott College – Tucson, 2233 E Speedway Blvd, Tucson AZ Terril Shorb, Ph.D., Prescott College Faculty will present: Healing the Whole Community: Conversations on Sustainability and Environmental Studies At Prescott College-Tucson. Thursday November 15th 5:30-7:30 PM Prescott College – Tucson 2233 E. Speedway Blvd 319.9868 Free to the public

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Eco-Health Relationship Browser – EPA Sustainable and Healthy Communities

posted October 23, 2012

Eco-Health Relationship Browser EPA Sustainable and Healthy Communities (SHC) Research News Flash September 25, 2012 The EPA Sustainable and Healthy Communities Research Program is pleased to announce the launch of the Eco-Health Relationship Browser, an easy-to-use new online tool from the SHC program. The Eco-Health Relationship Browser illustrates the linkages between human health and ecosystem [...]

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Natural Beekeeping – NS/S free salon – Oct 15

posted October 15, 2012

at Native Seeds/SEARCH Retail Store, 3061 N Campbell Ave, Tucson AZ (note new time 5 to 7 pm) Natural Beekeeping with Jaime de Zubeldia from ReZoNation Farm Why is beekeeping so popular? What do we need to know about beekeeping specific to our region? Local beekeeper Jaime will share natural beekeeping methods and provide an [...]

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Rainwater Harvesting Rebate Class – WMG – Oct 11

posted October 15, 2012

Rainwater Harvesting Rebate Class Spaces are still available in Watershed Management Group’s upcoming session to fulfill the educational requirement for Tucson Water’s rainwater-harvesting rebate. The next class is scheduled for Thursday, October 11, from 2 to 5 p.m. Tucson Water is offering rebates on qualifying rainwater harvesting projects, including tanks and earthworks. Two tiers of [...]

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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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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 http://challengesinverticalfarming.org We are pleased to announce an NSF funded workshop on the “Challenges in Vertical Farming”, which [...]

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How Do We Grow Our Food? – Native Seeds/SEARCH Free Monthly Salon – Sep 17

posted September 12, 2012

at Native Seeds/SEARCH Retail Store, 3061 N Campbell Ave, Tucson (please note new time)   How Do We Grow Our Food? A panel discussion with growers from River Road Gardens, High Energy Farm, Sleeping Frog and the NS/S Conservation Farm. No till, cover crops, Effective Microorganisms, biodynamic and good ole elbow grease are some of [...]

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Fall 2012 One Day Workshops – Sonoran Permaculture Guild

posted September 4, 2012

Fall 2012 One Day Workshops – Sonoran Permaculture Guild For full class descriptions, registration information, and FAQs for these workshops, please go to http://www.sonoranpermaculture.org/courses-and-workshops/   Designing a Home Greywater System – September 22nd, 2012 This one-day class provides a basic understanding of residential greywater system design, function, application, and applicable building codes. Participants will work [...]

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Designing a Home Greywater System – Sonoran Permaculture Guild – Sep 22

posted September 4, 2012

in Tucson AZ   Designing a Home Greywater System Leona Davis, Sonoran Permaculture Guild This one-day class provides a basic understanding of residential greywater system design, function, application, and applicable building codes. Participants will work with an aerial photo of their own residence (provided by the instructor) to identify and evaluate the potential of their [...]

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Wild Foods of the Sonoran Desert – John Slattery – Sep 29

posted September 4, 2012

carpool from Tucson AZ to the Santa Rita Mountains   Wild Foods of the Sonoran Desert John Slattery Learn to eat from what you find in the forest! Join local herbalist, John Slattery on a wild foraging journey in our local Santa Rita Mountains. We will be exploring the great diversity of native wild foods [...]

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Who Owns Our Food? – Native Seeds/SEARCH free monthly salon – Aug 20

posted August 16, 2012

Free at NS/S Retail Store, 3061 N. Campbell Ave.   “Who Owns Our Food?” with Bill McDorman Aug. 20th, 5-7 pm (Note new time) Ten companies own and control 75% of the worlds seeds. How does this affect local food security and the health of our region? More importantly what does this have to do [...]

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NS/S Last Seed School of 2012 – Oct 28 thru Nov 2

posted July 29, 2012

Phoenix, Arizona October 28 – November 2, 2012 Location: Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix In cooperation with The Urban Farm, Phoenix Early bird special: Register before October 5th for only $600! Deposit to reserve a spot: $200. Lunch is not included. Proceeds benefit Native Seeds/SEARCH. Full payment is due two weeks prior to the starting date. [...]

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A pre-monsoon storm of water harvesting activity – Free workshops May 14 thru 26

posted May 9, 2012

Watershed Management Group’s Sweat Equity Co-op is ending its 2012 pre monsoon season with a storm of rain water implementation workshops that are free and open to the public. Snacks and liquid refreshments are always provided. Come on out and learn how to get the most out of your home’s natural resources, and find out [...]

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Soil is Life – Restoring the Soil Food Web – lecture and local foods potluck – May 31

posted May 6, 2012

at Saint Marks Church, Third and Alvernon, Tucson   Soil is Life – Restoring the Soil Food Web A Lecture and Local Foods Potluck Join Watershed Management Group’s Tucson Co-op to celebrate the end of our busiest season to date and to revel in anticipation of the coming monsoons, with our semi annual local foods [...]

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Water Harvesting Lecture Series – May 4-7

posted April 21, 2012

  at St. Mark’s Church, 3809 E. 3rd Street   Open to the public, $25 per session   Water Harvesting Lecture Series Watershed Management Group’s Water Harvesting Certification program provides the highest quality and greatest depth of training in integrative water harvesting offered in the nation. We’re opening four of the lectures from our upcoming [...]

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Overpeck lecture – audio recording online here

posted April 8, 2012

An audio recording of Dr. Jonathan Overpeck’s presentation at DuVal Auditorium in Tucson February 13th 2012 is now available here on the Sustainable Tucson website. To listen or download, please go to the first comment on ST February Meeting – Climate Change in Tucson and the Southwest – Dr Jonathan Overpeck.

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The 99% Spring – Non-violent Direct Action Trainings – Tucson April 14 & 15

posted April 8, 2012

Three training events & locations in Tucson   see below for details & links   The 99% Spring – Non-violent Direct Action Trainings We’re at a crossroads as a country. In recent years, millions have lost their jobs, homes have been foreclosed, and an unconscionable number of children live in poverty. We have to stand [...]

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Menu for the Future discussion course – Thursdays starting May 3

posted March 25, 2012

Six Thursdays, May 3 to June 7, in Tucson AZ   Menu for the Future Baja Arizona Sustainable Agriculture offers Menu for the Future, a 6-session discussion course prepared by the Northwest Earth Institute that analyzes the connection between food and sustainability. The goals of the course are to explore food systems and their impact [...]

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Introduction to Sprouting – Wanda Poindexter – April 18

posted March 25, 2012

at The Tasteful Kitchen, 722 North Stone Avenue (south of University Avenue and just north of Economy Restaurant Supply) Join Baja Arizona Sustainable Agriculture and Wanda Poindexter to learn… Sprouting: The Art of Gardening in a Jar Taste various types of sprouts, learn how economical it is to grow organic sprouts right in your own [...]

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Brown Bag Lunch Seminars – Water Resources Research Center – March & April

posted March 15, 2012

Unless otherwise noted, all seminars are held at the Sol Resnick Conference Room, Water Resources Research Center, 350 N Campbell Ave, Tucson AZ 85721 Contact: Jane Cripps jcripps(at)cals.arizona.edu or 520-621-2526 http://cals.arizona.edu/azwater   WRRC Brown Bag Lunch Seminars   Wednesday, March 21, 12:00 – 1:30 pm Gardenroots: The Dewey-Humboldt, Arizona Garden Project Speaker: Monica Ramirez-Andreotta, PhD [...]

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Nine Elements of a Sustainable Culture – Mitchell Thomashow – free lecture at UA – Feb 29

posted February 20, 2012

WHEN: Wednesday, Feb. 29, 5 to 7 pm WHERE: Center for Creative Photography Auditorium, University of Arizona (near Speedway and Park) ADMISSION: Free At its core, sustainability addresses how people live, think and behave. We are all change agents. – Mitchell Thomashow Meet Mitchell Thomashow and hear how he transformed Unity College into a nationally [...]

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PV101 Solar Electric Design and Installation (Grid-Direct) – two 6-day workshops starting Feb 20 and March 12

posted January 26, 2012

PV101 Solar Electric Design and Installation (Grid-Direct) Workshop This course will provide an overview of the three basic PV system applications, primarily focusing on grid-direct systems. The goal of the course is to create a fundamental understanding of the core concepts necessary to work with all PV systems, including: system components, site analysis, PV module [...]

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WMG Composting Toilet Program – Seeking Participants – Feb 9

posted January 16, 2012

Soil Steward Composting Toilet Program – Seeking Participants   Are you… An early adopter who likes to be part of a cutting-edge pilot program to influence city and state policy? Tired of flushing potable water down the toilet and interested in building a legal composting toilet for your home? Interested in using alternative composting systems [...]

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ST February Meeting – Climate Change in Tucson and the Southwest – Dr Jonathan Overpeck

posted January 4, 2012

at DuVal Auditorium, University Medical Center, 1501 N Campbell Avenue Sustainable Tucson’s February Meeting will be a special public lecture event in collaboration with the Tucson Audubon Society and the Community Water Coalition. University of Arizona climate scientist Dr. Jonathan Overpeck will speak on Climate Change: What does it mean for Tucson and the Southwest? [...]

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Greywater Systems – Watershed Technical Training – Feb 6-8

posted December 23, 2011

Early registration ends January 6! Brad Lancaster, Senior Watershed Specialist with Watershed Management Group and author of Rainwater Harvesting for Drylands and Beyond, will lead this hands-on technical training covering advanced greywater systems. Greywater use is not only allowed by an increasing number of municipalities, it’s actively encouraged by many authorities in efforts to preserve water, reduce [...]

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Community-based Green Infrastructure – Watershed Technical Training – March 29-31

posted December 23, 2011

Introductory webinar: March 20th, 3-5pm (PDT). Hands-on training: March 29-31, 2012, Tucson, Arizona.   Watershed Management Group has been working with community members to install neighborhood level Green Infrastructure (GI) projects in Tucson since 2008. Now WMG is offering an in-depth professional training covering the “how to” of organization and design for community led GI [...]

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