Celebrate International Walk to School Month in October!

Information courtesy of Walk to School.org Join kids and families around the globe to walk and bicycle to school in October. Communities are using the walk or bike to school as the first step to change community culture and create environments that are more inviting for everyone, young and old. Here are some reasons to… Continue reading »

EFAZ – Working Together For a Healthy Environment

Could you choose between restoring a river and preserving a park? What about caring for native wildlife or developing cleaner transportation?  With Environmental Fund for Arizona (EFAZ) you can support 29 environmental and conservation nonprofits, all working to make Arizona healthy, vibrant, and beautiful. EFAZ serves to connect Arizonans with the wide variety of green… Continue reading »

Clean Energy Foundation (CEF)

The Clean Energy Foundation (CEF), an international non-profit organization, is based in Phoenix. Its purpose is to develop renewable, clean energy solutions to help satisfy human needs for potable water, health, energy, education, and food. Current projects are related to biogas, solar lighting and water purification implementation. With operations currently in Nairobi, Kenya, the foundation… Continue reading »

Tucson Botanical Garden – Butterfly Exhibit

OCTOBER 12, 2009 – APRIL 30, 2010 About the butterflies All of the butterflies in the Gardens’ exhibit are hatched from eggs and live as caterpillars in butterfly farms in tropical parts of the world. When the caterpillars change into the pupae or resting stage, they are carefully counted, labeled, and packed. In the pupae… Continue reading »

Watershed Management Group

Watershed Management Group is a Tucson-based non-profit with the mission to improve people’s lives by integrating community development and conservation. We provide people with the knowledge and skills necessary to sustainably manage their natural resources. Our work includes: increasing vegetation in neighborhoods through stormwater harvesting, making conservation technologies affordable, using rainwater and greywater to irrigate… Continue reading »

Tucson Nature Conservancy Rainwater Harvesting Tours – weekly, various dates throughout the year

The Nature Conservancy’s Tucson office, at 1510 E. Fort Lowell Rd. is continuing its rainwater harvesting tours by popular demand, to help educate the public about a variety of active and passive water harvesting techniques that can be implemented at homes and businesses. Call 622-3861 x 3437 for more information and to sign up for… Continue reading »

Ironwood Tree Experience

Ironwood Tree Experience, a project of Prescott College, connects kids with their community through experiences in nature. Southern Arizona teens are exposed to their community through backcountry and urban activities that integrate ecological principles with physical and intellectual process that utilize a place-based education approach to learning. Learn more at  www.ironwoodtreeexperience.org Prescott College www.prescott.edu

Get Water Smart!

WaterSmart workshops teach landscape water-conservation techniques. Free sessions at the Pima County Cooperative Extension, 4210 N. Campbell Ave., on Sept. 27 and Oct. 25 cover Hands-On Drip Irrigation 9 a.m.-noon, plus Irrigation Timers 1-3 p.m., and on Oct. 8 explore Principles of Xeriscape noon-2 p.m., and Harvesting Rainwater 9-11 a.m. Reserve your spot by phoning… Continue reading »

HabiStore- Tucson

Habitat for Humanity Tucson’s HabiStore is a retail business that sells surplus new and used building and home improvement materials to the general public. By doing this, the HabiStore keeps more than 150 tons of material out of the landfill each year and supports the green building efforts of Habitat for Humanity Tucson. 3840 S…. Continue reading »

Tucson Clean and Beautiful

Tucson Clean & Beautiful strives to preserve and improve our environment, conserve natural resources, and enhance the metro Tucson-Pima County area quality of life. Non-profit programs include Adopt a Park litter cleanup, Recycling Education, Trees for Tucson, Children’s Memorial Park, Commemorative Tree Parks, and Hot Topics/Cool Solutions sustainability workshops. http://www.tucsoncleanandbeautiful.org

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