Personal Lifestyle

Affiliated Organizations

  • Beantree Farm
    consulting/design services, education, workshops, tours, permaculture, green building, earth/cob/straw/recycled materials building, integrated passive/active low energy/water community design, local/native foods, food security, educational staycations, na
  • Food Conspiracy Co-op
    Organic produce, award-winning bulk section, fair trade and local food and items, plus community programs.
  • Neighbors Care Alliance
    The NEIGHBORS CARE ALLIANCE (NCA) assists communities in helping elders remain independent and in their homes for as long as possible through the support of neighbors helping neighbors.
  • Sonoran Permaculture Guild
    An excellent resource for all people wanting to design systems guided by ecology, including building, food production and water harvesting. The site also features workshops taught by Tucson's experts in the field.
  • Tucson Time Traders
    Tucson's local TimeBank - we are a network of people who trade an hour of work for an hour of work. TimeBanking allows people to trade assistance, and helps build healthy communities.
  • TucsonRecycles.org
    Find out where to recycle anything, and more, in the Tucson region.
  • Volunteer Center of Southern Arizona
    The Youth Volunteer Corps (YVC) is a program for youth ages 11-18. We provide service learning and leadership opportunities in several different areas including the environment, animals, children, seniors, homelessness, hunger, social justice and more...

Other Local Organizations

  • Ecosa Institute
    "Unique sustainable design programs for architecture and design undergraduates, graduates, AND sustainable career explorers" (Prescott, AZ)
  • Neighbors Care Alliance
    The NEIGHBORS CARE ALLIANCE (NCA) assists communities in helping elders remain independent and in their homes for as long as possible through the support of neighbors helping neighbors.
  • Sustainable Seafood Program - Desert Museum
    Resources on sustainable seafood choices (including a downloadable wallet card), with a special focus on the Gulf of California (Sea of Cortez).
  • Tucson Time Traders
    Tucson's local TimeBank - we are a network of people who trade an hour of work for an hour of work. TimeBanking allows people to trade assistance, and helps build healthy communities.

Local Businesses

  • Greener Lives LLC
    A licensed, full-service interior design firm that specializes in healthy and sustainable interiors
  • Solar Store
    "dedicated to providing renewable energy resources, products, and services while addressing the needs of our customers with the highest level of technical and professional competence."
  • Sustainable Bags
    Reusable totes, bioplastic garbage bags, education kits...
  • Tucson Time Traders
    Tucson's local TimeBank - we are a network of people who trade an hour of work for an hour of work. TimeBanking allows people to trade assistance, and helps build healthy communities.

Other Resources

  • Beantree Farm
    consulting/design services, education, workshops, tours, permaculture, green building, earth/cob/straw/recycled materials building, integrated passive/active low energy/water community design, local/native foods, food security, educational staycations, na
  • Greener Lives LLC
    A licensed, full-service interior design firm that specializes in healthy and sustainable interiors
  • Handbook for Rooftop Water Harvesting
    This report by the International Water and Sanitation Centre (IRC) is a useful guide to rooftop water harvesting. It is intended for the developing world, but as a community that is transforming itself into a desert-adapted community, that is where we ar
  • Low Impact Living Calculator
  • Sonoran Permaculture Guild
    An excellent resource for all people wanting to design systems guided by ecology, including building, food production and water harvesting. The site also features workshops taught by Tucson's experts in the field.
  • The Cat Scan
    A University of Arizona, student-run publication on sustainability.
  • Tucson Green Magazine
    A monthly publication focusing on Sustainable Living, Community Spirit, Home and Garden, Natural Health, Good Food, Style and Arts, the Outdoors, Social Consciousness, and the Products, Services, Economics and Activities of
  • TucsonRecycles.org
    Find out where to recycle anything, and more, in the Tucson region.

Global Organizations

  • Handbook for Rooftop Water Harvesting
    This report by the International Water and Sanitation Centre (IRC) is a useful guide to rooftop water harvesting. It is intended for the developing world, but as a community that is transforming itself into a desert-adapted community, that is where we ar
  • Low Impact Living Calculator
  • Organic Consumers Association
    An online grassroots non-profit 501(c)3 public interest organization campaigning for health, justice, and sustainability, and on crucial issues of food safety, industrial agriculture, genetic engineering, children's health, corporate accountability, Fair
  • Shop IPL.org
    "This new online store for energy efficient products provides individuals and congregations with high quality, deeply discounted conservation options. A portion of all proceeds benefit your state Interfaith Power & Light campaign. "

Local Discussion Groups

  • Tucson Permaculture discussion group
    Getting started with projects like growing food, harvesting rainwater, harnessing solar energy? This email discussion group is a good place to post questions, share knowledge, and make connections.
  • Tucson Time Traders
    Tucson's local TimeBank - we are a network of people who trade an hour of work for an hour of work. TimeBanking allows people to trade assistance, and helps build healthy communities.

Publications/Media Resources

  • The Cat Scan
    A University of Arizona, student-run publication on sustainability.
  • Tucson Green Magazine
    A monthly publication focusing on Sustainable Living, Community Spirit, Home and Garden, Natural Health, Good Food, Style and Arts, the Outdoors, Social Consciousness, and the Products, Services, Economics and Activities of

Articles

  • Cyclovia Fall 2016 Fundraiser
    Donate now to the Cyclovia Fall Fundraiser! Cyclovia Tucson is a program of Living Streets Alliance, a non-profit organization working to make our streets safe, vibrant places for everyone. All donations are 100% tax-deductible and every dollar we raise goes directly towards making Cyclovia an incredible...
  • INTEGRATING SUSTAINABLE BUILDING AND LIVING WITH NATURE
    In the first part of his talk, Dr. Fitch will define sustainable and regenerative building and why the concept is so important to society, natural environments, and the Earth’s Biosphere. He will then outline the steps and technologies of sustainable, regenerative building, using the solar-powered...
  • October Meeting - Film and Panel Discussion
    On October 12th, the Sonoran Permaculture Guild and Sustainable Tucson host a special evening to view a new documentary, INHABIT: A Permaculture Perspective. Permaculture is a unique design system for human settlement that mimics natural ecosystems. This thought-provoking film shows how Permaculture...
  • ENVISION TUCSON SUSTAINABLE FESTIVAL
    Join us at this year’s 5th annual Envision Tucson Sustainable Festival, October 18, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the YWCA, 525 Bonita Avenue. The Festival will showcase the many features of sustainable living in Tucson and our desert Southwest. We’re very excited about the great variety of activities...
  • The Yes Men Are Revolting - Sunday Jan 4 at the Loft
    at The Loft Cinema, 3233 East Speedway Boulevard, Tucson AZ 85716 Start the New Year Right: Gear Up to Fight Climate Change! The Yes Men Are Revolting On Sunday, January 4 at 1:00 p.m., Sustainable Tucson will partner with the Loft for a special preview screening of The Yes Men Are Revolting, with the...
  • Climate: The Crisis and the Movement
    Climate: The Crisis and the Movement by Naomi Klein & Allen White Wherein lie the roots of the climate crisis? Allen White, Senior Fellow at the Tellus Institute, talks with writer and activist Naomi Klein, author of the new book This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs the Climate, about how our economic...
  • What climate change asks of us
    What climate change asks of us: moral obligation, mobilization and crisis communication by Margaret Klein "Humans contain a great capacity to help each other, to dutifully respond to the needs of others, and to improve the world around us... When it is clear there is an emergency, and we have a vital...
  • LET'S TALK TRASH (Rescheduled)
    From Garbage to Gold: Turning Organic "Waste" Into a Valuable Resource Meeting at Joel D. Valdez Main Library, Lower Level Meeting Room, 101 N. Stone (free lower level parking off Alameda St.) Compost is a good alternative to chemical fertilizers...It doesn't pollute groundwater, wells, or waterways...
  • Support the Broadway Coalition Petition Drive
    NOTE: This petition is an initiative of the Broadway Coalition which is solely responsible for processing and managing the results. Sustainable Tucson hosts this online petition drive as a community service. [gravityform id=8 name=Please sign petition here title=true description=true] We want a thriving,...
  • Tucson Talks Transit - with Jarrett Walker - July 11
    at Tucson Electric Power Company, 88 East Broadway, Downtown Tucson AZ (two blocks south of Ronstadt Transit Center) Tucson Talks Transit - with Jarrett Walker Friday, July 11, 2014 5:00 p.m. Sign-in and Reception 6:00 p.m. FREE Public Presentation Jarrett Walker, the preeminent transit planner and...
  • ST March Meeting: Preparedness for a World of Change
    Sustainable Tucson’s March Meeting: Preparedness for a World of Change Monday, March 10, 2014,    5:30 – 8:00 pm Joel D. Valdez Main Library, Lower Level Meeting Room, 101 N. Stone, (free lower level parking off Alameda St.) Join the Sustainable Tucson community and extended network to hear...
  • Who knew that Seoul was a leader in the sharing economy?
    Who knew that Seoul was a leader in the sharing economy? by Richard Heinberg xxxxxx Published by Post Carbon Institute on 2013-11-12 Original article: http://www.postcarbon.org/blog-post/1949822-who-knew-that-seoul-was-a xxxxxx Did you know that Seoul, South Korea is one of the world’s key sites for...
  • ST September Mtg: Working Together Toward a Sustainable Community Part IV - Sept 9th
    Monday, September 9, 2013 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm at Joel D. Valdez Main Library, Lower Level Meeting Room, 101 N. Stone, Downtown (free lower level parking off Alameda St) ST September Meeting Working Together Toward a Sustainable Community Part IV Sustainable Tucson’s “Conversations with our Public...
  • Desert Climate Composting Workshop - Aug 16/17
    Community garden at 901 East 12th Street, Tucson AZ Saturday - rain date or overflow second workshop Composting workshop specifically designed for dry deserts Specifically designed for dry deserts, this workshop focuses on • Low water use, conserving water for hot composting rather than dry slow •...
  • Climate Smart Southwest: Ready or Hot? - National climate change conference in Tucson - Sep 20-21
    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...
  • March Against Monsanto worldwide - and in Tucson at Reid Park - May 25
    Free movie at Murphy-Wilmot Public Library, 530 N Wilmot Road Tucson, AZ March begins May 25 at 12 noon at Reid Park, 900 Randolph Way, Tucson AZ May 19 Sunday 1:30 pm - free documentary movie showing and discussion of "The World According to Monsanto" at the Murphy-Wilmot Public Library, 530 N Wilmot...
  • Bisbee Solar Cook-Off and Festival - June 1
    Free, at the Bisbee Farmers Market in Vista Park, Warren District, Bisbee Arizona Bisbee Solar Cook-Off and Festival Join Baja Arizona Sustainable Agriculture and the Bisbee Farmers Market for the 11th Annual Solar Cook-Off & Festival on Saturday, June 1 from 9am to 1pm. Activities will include solar...
  • Bisbee Organic Garden Tour - May 26
    Free, starting at Ecoasis, 54 Brewery Avenue, Bisbee Arizona Join Baja Arizona Sustainable Agriculture (BASA) and Ecoasis on the first annual Bisbee Organic Garden Tour on Sunday, May 26 from 10am to 2pm. This year’s tour will showcase four successful vegetable gardens along Brewery Gulch in the...
  • Building Sustainable Cities - New York Times Conference April 25
    See the online video archive of the entire conference at nytenergyfortomorrow.com 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 THE CONCEPT According to U.N. data, the...
  • Awakening the Dreamer workshops - Circle Tree Ranch - June 10, Sep 9, Dec 9
    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...
  • Pima County Food Alliance - April Meeting - April 29
    at the Sam Lena Library, 1607 S 6th Ave, Tucson AZ Join the Pima County Food Alliance for our monthly meeting on Monday, April 29 from 6:00 to 8:00pm at the Sam Lena Library (1607 S 6th Ave, Tucson). April is Native Foods Month at the Pima County Food Alliance! This month we'll be hearing from two...
  • Sustainable Tucson Community Fundraising Appeal
    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...
  • Tucson Time Traders - Tucson's Local Timebank
    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...
  • ST May Meeting - Food Resilience in the Time of Global Climate Change - May 13
    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...
  • Sonoran Permaculture Guild - Spring Semester Workshops
    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...
  • Ask for Transportation Alternatives! - ADOT hearing in Tucson - Apr 12
    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...
  • Community Vision for the Ronstadt Transit Center - Tucson Bus Riders Union - April 2
    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...
  • Rethinking Money in Tucson - meetings with Bernard Lietaer & Jacqui Dunne - March 25 & 26
    Monday - Santa Rita Room, Student Union, University of Arizona, Tucson AZ Tuesday - City of Tucson Public Works Building, 201 N. Stone Avenue, Meeting Room C in the basement Both events are Free. Monday's will also be webcast (ask for address). Please RSVP for Tuesday. Rethinking Money: A Wildcat...
  • Money and Life / Rethinking Money - Tucson film premier - Fox Theater March 26
    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...
  • 31st Annual Solar Potluck - Catalina State Park - April 6
    at Catalina State Park near Tucson AZ Citizens for Solar - 31st Annual Solar Potluck Saturday, April 6 from 10 am to sunset at Catalina State Park The Solar Potluck is free and open to the public, although the park charges a $7/carload entry fee. Please go to Citizens for Solar website for more info...
  • Sprouting: The Art of Gardening in a Jar - April 11
    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...
  • Cholla and Nopal Harvesting Workshop - April 18
    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...
  • The 4th Annual Water Festival - Tucson Arts Brigade - Earth Day - April 21
    Earth Day at Reid Park, Tucson Arts Brigade presents THE WATER FESTIVAL Synergy of Art, Science, and Community The 4th Annual Water Festival, presented by Tucson Arts Brigade, raises awareness and promotes stewardship for water and water-related themes relating to sustainability, health, and community...
  • Edgar Cahn, TimeBanks USA - How President Obama Can Beat The Odds And Make Good On His Commitments
    How President Obama Can Beat The Odds And Make Good On His Commitments from Edgar S. Cahn, CEO TimeBanks USA, Distinguished Professor of Law, UDC David A. Clarke School of Law In his Inaugural Address, President Obama made some commitments that seem to defy fiscal reality: "A little girl born into...
  • ST February Meeting - Tucson's Economy - Feb 11
    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) Local Economy • Financial and Monetary Innovation Please join us for Sustainable Tucson's February Meeting where we'll hear leaders and experts from Tucson...
  • Sonoran Permaculture Guild - 18th Annual Permaculture Design Course - 5 weekends starting Feb 9
    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...
  • Worldwide GLOBE at Night 2013 Campaign
    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...
  • Sustainable Tucson joins Tucson Timebank
    Sustainable Tucson joins Tucson Timebank Sustainable Tucson is a co-sponsor of our local timebank Tucson Time Traders, and Sustainable Tucson is also a member of Tucson Time Traders. If you volunteer for Sustainable Tucson in the working groups, monthly meetings, or in other ways, you can get hours...
  • ST January 2013 Meeting - Jan 14
    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...
  • The Beginning of the World
    The Beginning of the World By  John Michael Greer, The Archdruid Report , December 27, 2012 Last Friday was, as I’m sure most of my readers noticed, an ordinary day. Here in the north central Appalachians, it was chilly but not unseasonably so, with high gray clouds overhead and a lively wind setting...
  • Stop TUSD closing eco-schools before Dec 20th ! - Public meetings Dec 8 & 10
    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...
  • Tucson’s visionary Graywater Ordinance is at risk - Mayor and Council meeting at City Hall - Dec 4
    Mayor and Council regular meeting at City Hall, 255 W Alameda, Tucson AZ ACTION ITEM: Urge Mayor and Council Not to Repeal Tucson’s Graywater Ordinance In 2008, the City of Tucson passed a Residential Graywater Ordinance, mandating inclusion of graywater plumbing stub outs on all new homes built...
  • Review: The Resilience Imperative: Cooperative Transitions to a Steady State Economy
    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...
  • Collaborative Redesign of the Sonoran Desert Foodshed - Localizing Our Food Supply - Gary Nabhan and Michael Brownlee - December 10
    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...
  • Bag It! Is your life to plastic? - free film showing - Nov 16
    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.
  • UK Tyndall Centre Interview: Rapid and deep emissions reductions may not be easy, but 4°C to 6°C will be much worse
     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,...
  • Climate Change and Energy Decline: Building resilient communities in the SW United States - Guy McPherson - November 5
    at Pima Community College downtown, Amethyst Room, 1255 N Stone Ave Climate Change and Energy Decline: Building resilient communities in the southwestern United States with Guy McPherson Co-sponsored by Tucson Audubon Society and Sustainable Tucson Please note special time and location for this month's...
  • 5th Annual Free Green Living Fair - Nov 3
    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...
  • 270 minutes of silence - Presidential debates avoiding Climate change - 350.org
    Date: Mon, 22 Oct 2012 22:32:25 +0000 From: Jamie Henn - 350.org Subject: 270 minutes of silence. Dear Friends, Not one word. After 270 minutes of Presidential and Vice Presidential debates, no one has mentioned climate change or global warming. If the candidates don't speak...
  • Natural Beekeeping - NS/S free salon - Oct 15
    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...

Meetings and Events

  • Cyclovia Fall 2016 Fundraiser
    Donate now to the Cyclovia Fall Fundraiser! Cyclovia Tucson is a program of Living Streets Alliance, a non-profit organization working to make our streets safe, vibrant places for everyone. All donations are 100% tax-deductible and every dollar we raise goes directly towards making Cyclovia an incredible...
  • INTEGRATING SUSTAINABLE BUILDING AND LIVING WITH NATURE
    In the first part of his talk, Dr. Fitch will define sustainable and regenerative building and why the concept is so important to society, natural environments, and the Earth’s Biosphere. He will then outline the steps and technologies of sustainable, regenerative building, using the solar-powered...
  • October Meeting - Film and Panel Discussion
    On October 12th, the Sonoran Permaculture Guild and Sustainable Tucson host a special evening to view a new documentary, INHABIT: A Permaculture Perspective. Permaculture is a unique design system for human settlement that mimics natural ecosystems. This thought-provoking film shows how Permaculture...
  • ENVISION TUCSON SUSTAINABLE FESTIVAL
    Join us at this year’s 5th annual Envision Tucson Sustainable Festival, October 18, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the YWCA, 525 Bonita Avenue. The Festival will showcase the many features of sustainable living in Tucson and our desert Southwest. We’re very excited about the great variety of activities...
  • The Yes Men Are Revolting - Sunday Jan 4 at the Loft
    at The Loft Cinema, 3233 East Speedway Boulevard, Tucson AZ 85716 Start the New Year Right: Gear Up to Fight Climate Change! The Yes Men Are Revolting On Sunday, January 4 at 1:00 p.m., Sustainable Tucson will partner with the Loft for a special preview screening of The Yes Men Are Revolting, with the...
  • Climate: The Crisis and the Movement
    Climate: The Crisis and the Movement by Naomi Klein & Allen White Wherein lie the roots of the climate crisis? Allen White, Senior Fellow at the Tellus Institute, talks with writer and activist Naomi Klein, author of the new book This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs the Climate, about how our economic...
  • What climate change asks of us
    What climate change asks of us: moral obligation, mobilization and crisis communication by Margaret Klein "Humans contain a great capacity to help each other, to dutifully respond to the needs of others, and to improve the world around us... When it is clear there is an emergency, and we have a vital...
  • LET'S TALK TRASH (Rescheduled)
    From Garbage to Gold: Turning Organic "Waste" Into a Valuable Resource Meeting at Joel D. Valdez Main Library, Lower Level Meeting Room, 101 N. Stone (free lower level parking off Alameda St.) Compost is a good alternative to chemical fertilizers...It doesn't pollute groundwater, wells, or waterways...
  • Support the Broadway Coalition Petition Drive
    NOTE: This petition is an initiative of the Broadway Coalition which is solely responsible for processing and managing the results. Sustainable Tucson hosts this online petition drive as a community service. [gravityform id=8 name=Please sign petition here title=true description=true] We want a thriving,...
  • Tucson Talks Transit - with Jarrett Walker - July 11
    at Tucson Electric Power Company, 88 East Broadway, Downtown Tucson AZ (two blocks south of Ronstadt Transit Center) Tucson Talks Transit - with Jarrett Walker Friday, July 11, 2014 5:00 p.m. Sign-in and Reception 6:00 p.m. FREE Public Presentation Jarrett Walker, the preeminent transit planner and...
  • ST March Meeting: Preparedness for a World of Change
    Sustainable Tucson’s March Meeting: Preparedness for a World of Change Monday, March 10, 2014,    5:30 – 8:00 pm Joel D. Valdez Main Library, Lower Level Meeting Room, 101 N. Stone, (free lower level parking off Alameda St.) Join the Sustainable Tucson community and extended network to hear...
  • Who knew that Seoul was a leader in the sharing economy?
    Who knew that Seoul was a leader in the sharing economy? by Richard Heinberg xxxxxx Published by Post Carbon Institute on 2013-11-12 Original article: http://www.postcarbon.org/blog-post/1949822-who-knew-that-seoul-was-a xxxxxx Did you know that Seoul, South Korea is one of the world’s key sites for...
  • ST September Mtg: Working Together Toward a Sustainable Community Part IV - Sept 9th
    Monday, September 9, 2013 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm at Joel D. Valdez Main Library, Lower Level Meeting Room, 101 N. Stone, Downtown (free lower level parking off Alameda St) ST September Meeting Working Together Toward a Sustainable Community Part IV Sustainable Tucson’s “Conversations with our Public...
  • Desert Climate Composting Workshop - Aug 16/17
    Community garden at 901 East 12th Street, Tucson AZ Saturday - rain date or overflow second workshop Composting workshop specifically designed for dry deserts Specifically designed for dry deserts, this workshop focuses on • Low water use, conserving water for hot composting rather than dry slow •...
  • Climate Smart Southwest: Ready or Hot? - National climate change conference in Tucson - Sep 20-21
    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...
  • March Against Monsanto worldwide - and in Tucson at Reid Park - May 25
    Free movie at Murphy-Wilmot Public Library, 530 N Wilmot Road Tucson, AZ March begins May 25 at 12 noon at Reid Park, 900 Randolph Way, Tucson AZ May 19 Sunday 1:30 pm - free documentary movie showing and discussion of "The World According to Monsanto" at the Murphy-Wilmot Public Library, 530 N Wilmot...
  • Bisbee Solar Cook-Off and Festival - June 1
    Free, at the Bisbee Farmers Market in Vista Park, Warren District, Bisbee Arizona Bisbee Solar Cook-Off and Festival Join Baja Arizona Sustainable Agriculture and the Bisbee Farmers Market for the 11th Annual Solar Cook-Off & Festival on Saturday, June 1 from 9am to 1pm. Activities will include solar...
  • Bisbee Organic Garden Tour - May 26
    Free, starting at Ecoasis, 54 Brewery Avenue, Bisbee Arizona Join Baja Arizona Sustainable Agriculture (BASA) and Ecoasis on the first annual Bisbee Organic Garden Tour on Sunday, May 26 from 10am to 2pm. This year’s tour will showcase four successful vegetable gardens along Brewery Gulch in the...
  • Building Sustainable Cities - New York Times Conference April 25
    See the online video archive of the entire conference at nytenergyfortomorrow.com 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 THE CONCEPT According to U.N. data, the...
  • Awakening the Dreamer workshops - Circle Tree Ranch - June 10, Sep 9, Dec 9
    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...
  • Pima County Food Alliance - April Meeting - April 29
    at the Sam Lena Library, 1607 S 6th Ave, Tucson AZ Join the Pima County Food Alliance for our monthly meeting on Monday, April 29 from 6:00 to 8:00pm at the Sam Lena Library (1607 S 6th Ave, Tucson). April is Native Foods Month at the Pima County Food Alliance! This month we'll be hearing from two...
  • Sustainable Tucson Community Fundraising Appeal
    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...
  • Tucson Time Traders - Tucson's Local Timebank
    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...
  • ST May Meeting - Food Resilience in the Time of Global Climate Change - May 13
    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...
  • Sonoran Permaculture Guild - Spring Semester Workshops
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  • Ask for Transportation Alternatives! - ADOT hearing in Tucson - Apr 12
    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...
  • Community Vision for the Ronstadt Transit Center - Tucson Bus Riders Union - April 2
    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...
  • Rethinking Money in Tucson - meetings with Bernard Lietaer & Jacqui Dunne - March 25 & 26
    Monday - Santa Rita Room, Student Union, University of Arizona, Tucson AZ Tuesday - City of Tucson Public Works Building, 201 N. Stone Avenue, Meeting Room C in the basement Both events are Free. Monday's will also be webcast (ask for address). Please RSVP for Tuesday. Rethinking Money: A Wildcat...
  • Money and Life / Rethinking Money - Tucson film premier - Fox Theater March 26
    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...
  • 31st Annual Solar Potluck - Catalina State Park - April 6
    at Catalina State Park near Tucson AZ Citizens for Solar - 31st Annual Solar Potluck Saturday, April 6 from 10 am to sunset at Catalina State Park The Solar Potluck is free and open to the public, although the park charges a $7/carload entry fee. Please go to Citizens for Solar website for more info...
  • Sprouting: The Art of Gardening in a Jar - April 11
    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...
  • Cholla and Nopal Harvesting Workshop - April 18
    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...
  • The 4th Annual Water Festival - Tucson Arts Brigade - Earth Day - April 21
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  • Edgar Cahn, TimeBanks USA - How President Obama Can Beat The Odds And Make Good On His Commitments
    How President Obama Can Beat The Odds And Make Good On His Commitments from Edgar S. Cahn, CEO TimeBanks USA, Distinguished Professor of Law, UDC David A. Clarke School of Law In his Inaugural Address, President Obama made some commitments that seem to defy fiscal reality: "A little girl born into...
  • ST February Meeting - Tucson's Economy - Feb 11
    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) Local Economy • Financial and Monetary Innovation Please join us for Sustainable Tucson's February Meeting where we'll hear leaders and experts from Tucson...
  • Sonoran Permaculture Guild - 18th Annual Permaculture Design Course - 5 weekends starting Feb 9
    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...
  • Worldwide GLOBE at Night 2013 Campaign
    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...
  • Sustainable Tucson joins Tucson Timebank
    Sustainable Tucson joins Tucson Timebank Sustainable Tucson is a co-sponsor of our local timebank Tucson Time Traders, and Sustainable Tucson is also a member of Tucson Time Traders. If you volunteer for Sustainable Tucson in the working groups, monthly meetings, or in other ways, you can get hours...
  • ST January 2013 Meeting - Jan 14
    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...
  • The Beginning of the World
    The Beginning of the World By  John Michael Greer, The Archdruid Report , December 27, 2012 Last Friday was, as I’m sure most of my readers noticed, an ordinary day. Here in the north central Appalachians, it was chilly but not unseasonably so, with high gray clouds overhead and a lively wind setting...
  • Stop TUSD closing eco-schools before Dec 20th ! - Public meetings Dec 8 & 10
    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...
  • Tucson’s visionary Graywater Ordinance is at risk - Mayor and Council meeting at City Hall - Dec 4
    Mayor and Council regular meeting at City Hall, 255 W Alameda, Tucson AZ ACTION ITEM: Urge Mayor and Council Not to Repeal Tucson’s Graywater Ordinance In 2008, the City of Tucson passed a Residential Graywater Ordinance, mandating inclusion of graywater plumbing stub outs on all new homes built...
  • Review: The Resilience Imperative: Cooperative Transitions to a Steady State Economy
    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...
  • Collaborative Redesign of the Sonoran Desert Foodshed - Localizing Our Food Supply - Gary Nabhan and Michael Brownlee - December 10
    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...
  • Bag It! Is your life to plastic? - free film showing - Nov 16
    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.
  • UK Tyndall Centre Interview: Rapid and deep emissions reductions may not be easy, but 4°C to 6°C will be much worse
     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,...
  • Climate Change and Energy Decline: Building resilient communities in the SW United States - Guy McPherson - November 5
    at Pima Community College downtown, Amethyst Room, 1255 N Stone Ave Climate Change and Energy Decline: Building resilient communities in the southwestern United States with Guy McPherson Co-sponsored by Tucson Audubon Society and Sustainable Tucson Please note special time and location for this month's...
  • 5th Annual Free Green Living Fair - Nov 3
    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...
  • 270 minutes of silence - Presidential debates avoiding Climate change - 350.org
    Date: Mon, 22 Oct 2012 22:32:25 +0000 From: Jamie Henn - 350.org Subject: 270 minutes of silence. Dear Friends, Not one word. After 270 minutes of Presidential and Vice Presidential debates, no one has mentioned climate change or global warming. If the candidates don't speak...
  • Natural Beekeeping - NS/S free salon - Oct 15
    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...