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Climate Smart Southwest: Ready or Hot? – National climate change conference in Tucson – Sep 20-21

posted July 23, 2013

[ Friday, September 20, 2013; 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Saturday, September 21, 2013; 7:30 am to 5:30 pm. ] 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 guest [...]

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

posted May 8, 2013

[ Monday, June 10, 2013; 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Monday, September 9, 2013; 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Monday, December 9, 2013; 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm. ]  
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 bring forth an environmentally sustainable spiritually [...]

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Watershed Management Workshop at Avalon EcoVillage – May 25

posted May 8, 2013

[ Saturday, May 25, 2013; 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. ] 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) will share their expertise in [...]

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

posted May 8, 2013

[ Tuesday, May 14, 2013; 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. ] 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 our disciplinary silos, this [...]

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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) each year, comparable [...]

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

posted April 17, 2013

[ Saturday, May 4, 2013; 5:00 pm; ] 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.

Refreshment will be available [...]

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

posted April 15, 2013

[ 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 [...]

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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

[ 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. Friday, June 28, 2013; 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. Sunday, July 28, 2013; 6:30 pm to 8:30 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 [...]

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Sonoran Permaculture Guild – Spring Semester Workshops

posted April 12, 2013

[ Sunday, April 7, 2013; Saturday, April 13, 2013; Saturday, April 20, 2013; Saturday, May 18, 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 – Saturday, May 18th

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

posted March 15, 2013

[ Tuesday, March 26, 2013; 7:00 pm; ] 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 Money & Life [...]

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

posted March 15, 2013

[ Wednesday, March 27, 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 relationship [...]

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

posted March 14, 2013

[ Thursday, April 11, 2013; 5:45 pm to 7:00 pm. ] 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, and leave [...]

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Cholla and Nopal Harvesting Workshop – April 18

posted March 14, 2013

[ Thursday, April 18, 2013; 8:00 am to 11:00 am. ] 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 are a [...]

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

posted February 25, 2013

[ Thursday, February 28, 2013; 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm. ] 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 United States, serves [...]

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

posted January 18, 2013

[ Saturday, February 9, 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 animals, climate, and [...]

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Worldwide GLOBE at Night 2013 Campaign

posted January 9, 2013

[ Thursday, January 3, 2013; Thursday, January 31, 2013; Sunday, March 3, 2013; Sunday, March 31, 2013; Monday, April 29, 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 [...]

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Watershed Management Group – Short Courses – Jan Feb March

posted January 8, 2013

[ Friday, January 18, 2013; Thursday, January 31, 2013; Friday, March 15, 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 instead of product [...]

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WMG Water Harvesting Certification Program – Feb & April

posted January 8, 2013

[ Friday, February 22, 2013; Friday, April 5, 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 practices in their professions [...]

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

posted December 11, 2012

[ Friday, December 14, 2012; 7:30 pm; ] 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 after the screening as [...]

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

posted December 8, 2012

[ 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, [...]

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

posted November 25, 2012

[ Thursday, November 29, 2012; 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm. Thursday, December 6, 2012; Tuesday, December 11, 2012; 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm. ] 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 Environmental Science, The University of [...]

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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

[ Monday, December 10, 2012; 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. ] 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 Sustainable Tucson meeting,
Monday, December 10, from [...]

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

posted November 10, 2012

[ Friday, November 16, 2012; 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. ] 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

[ Thursday, November 15, 2012; 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. ] 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 services—benefits supplied by nature. [...]

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Natural Beekeeping – NS/S free salon – Oct 15

posted October 15, 2012

[ Monday, October 15, 2012; 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. ] 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 understanding [...]

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Rainwater Harvesting Rebate Class – WMG – Oct 11

posted October 15, 2012

[ Thursday, October 11, 2012; 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm. ] 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 rebates cover [...]

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

posted October 15, 2012

[ 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 [...]

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Challenges in Vertical Farming – all-day workshop & live webcast – Sep 26

posted September 17, 2012

[ 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
http://challengesinverticalfarming.org
We are pleased to announce an NSF funded workshop on the “Challenges in Vertical Farming”, which will be held on September 26, 2012 [...]

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

posted September 12, 2012

[ Monday, September 17, 2012; 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. ] 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 the many strategies employed [...]

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Fall 2012 One Day Workshops – Sonoran Permaculture Guild

posted September 4, 2012

[ Saturday, October 6, 2012; 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Saturday, October 13, 2012; 9:00 am to 4:30 pm. Tuesday, October 16, 2012; 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm. Saturday, October 20, 2012; 9:00 am to 4:30 pm. Sunday, October 21, 2012; 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Saturday, November 3, 2012; 9:00 am to 4:30 pm. Saturday, November 10, 2012; 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Sunday, November 18, 2012; 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. ] 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 with an aerial photo [...]

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

posted September 4, 2012

[ Saturday, September 22, 2012; 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. ] 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 own greywater sources and design [...]

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

posted September 4, 2012

[ Saturday, September 29, 2012; 7:30 am to 3:30 pm. ] 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 which exist in our local [...]

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

posted August 16, 2012

[ Monday, August 20, 2012; 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. ] 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 with the nationwide [...]

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

posted July 29, 2012

[ Sunday, October 28, 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. Space is limited – sign [...]

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

posted May 9, 2012

[ Monday, May 14, 2012; 8:00 am to 1:00 pm. Saturday, May 19, 2012; 8:00 am to 1:00 pm. Sunday, May 20, 2012; 7:00 am to 12:00 pm. Tuesday, May 22, 2012; 7:00 am to 12:00 pm. Thursday, May 24, 2012; 7:00 am to 12:00 pm. Friday, May 25, 2012; 7:00 am to 12:00 pm. Saturday, May 26, 2012; 7:00 am to 12:00 pm. ] 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 how [...]

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

posted May 6, 2012

[ Thursday, May 31, 2012; 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. ] 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 potluck and lecture.

This event [...]

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Water Harvesting Lecture Series – May 4-7

posted April 21, 2012

[ Friday, May 4, 2012; 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. Saturday, May 5, 2012; 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Monday, May 7, 2012; 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm. ]  

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 Tucson Certification course in May to the [...]

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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

[ Saturday, April 14, 2012; 9:00 am; 10:00 am; Sunday, April 15, 2012; 1:30 pm; ] 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 up to the people who [...]

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Menu for the Future discussion course – Thursdays starting May 3

posted March 25, 2012

[ Thursday, May 3, 2012; 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm. ] 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 on culture, society, and [...]

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Introduction to Sprouting – Wanda Poindexter – April 18

posted March 25, 2012

[ Wednesday, April 18, 2012; 5:45 pm to 7:00 pm. ] 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 kitchen, and leave [...]

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

posted March 15, 2012

[ Wednesday, March 21, 2012; 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm. Tuesday, April 10, 2012; 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm. Thursday, April 19, 2012; 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm. ] 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 Candidate, Department of Soil, Water and Environmental [...]

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

posted February 20, 2012

[ Wednesday, February 29, 2012; 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. ] 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 recognized institution for its [...]

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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

[ Monday, February 20, 2012; Monday, March 12, 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 criteria, [...]

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WMG Composting Toilet Program – Seeking Participants – Feb 9

posted January 16, 2012

[ Thursday, February 9, 2012; 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. ] 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 to improve your soil and [...]

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

posted January 4, 2012

[ Monday, February 13, 2012; 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. ] 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?

Last year’s increase [...]

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Greywater Systems – Watershed Technical Training – Feb 6-8

posted December 23, 2011

[ Monday, February 6, 2012 to Wednesday, February 8, 2012. ] 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 energy and [...]

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

posted December 23, 2011

[ Tuesday, March 20, 2012; 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Thursday, March 29, 2012 to Saturday, March 31, 2012. ] 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 installations.

James MacAdam, Green [...]

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