Green Events in Tucson May 2014

Here’s this months run-down on Tucson Green Events
May 2014
During a free workshop, learn about greywater harvesting and how to install a system to convert laundry water into a source for a low-water use garden.registration is required.
The Laundry2Landscape Workshop will be held @ Campo UrbanoTue., April 29, 7:15 a.m. Address – 2405 N. Summit Drive.
To register or for more info call-
743-0151
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May 1—4Santa Cruz Nature and Heritage Festival
a fun filled, educational, multi day event. There will be a variety of fully guided birding tours, nature walks, historical and cultural tours. Also, there will be a variety of on site classes.
For more info on the Santa Cruz Nature and Heritage Festival
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Friday 5/2/2014
11:00am
Mission Library
A representative from Tucson Electric Power will explain free and low-cost energy efficiency measures you can use at home to save energy and money. All workshop participants will receive a free kit, valued at $45, containing energy efficiency devices such as CFL light bulbs, a low-flow showerhead, weather stripping, and more. Light refreshments will be provided.
Space is limited. Registration is required. Call 520-594-5325 or stop by Mission Library to register.
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Sat May 3San Pedro River Festivalis a one-day festival celebrating the last free-flowing river of the southwest. The festival will feature bird watching, nature and history exhibits, and information on sustainable farming and ranching. There will also be special tours of private conservation areas that you can sign up for from 7am on. Most of the ecologically richest portions of the San pedro River are on private land and this is a rare opportunity to visit these habitats and see why this area has been designated “one of the last great places!”
For more info visit
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Food Biodiversity: Homogeneity and implications for food security
Tuesday, May 6, 2014 4-5:30 p.m.
Colin Khoury, of the Global Crop Diversity Trust will review evidence of dramatic changes in the genetic diversity of the world’s main food crops and it relevance for human health and food security.
He will offer solutions to the narrowing of the diversity of the world’s food supplies.
Talk is at UA Harvill Building, Rm 404.
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Downtown Science Café
Tue., May 6, 6-7:30 p.m.
Lectures
Robert Glennon of the UA’s James E. Rogers College of Law presents “Unquenchable: America’s Water Crisis and What to Do About It.” free
Magpies Gourmet Pizza on Fourth (map)
605 N. Fourth Ave.
CENTRAL
628-1661
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The Really, Really Free Market
will be Saturday May 17, 2014 9:00 am – 12:00 pmer
Cash-free community swap where lightly-used household items, books, clothes, tools, toys, etc. can be passed to others.
Himmel Park
More info call:
Mary (520) 445-4110
mdecamp@q.com, jtktsn@yahoo.com
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Installing Your Own Polyethylene Rainwater Harvesting Cisterns
Wed., May 21, 10:30 a.m.
UA Cooperative Extension Office
4210 N. Campbell Ave.
Rainwater harvesting expert Lincoln Perino discusses basics of system design & choosing the right materials for the job; tools; installation tips and techniques, and system maintenance. FREE 626-5161
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Tucson Water Rainwater Rebate Educational Session
When
Thu, May 22, 2pm – 5pm
Where
City of Tucson Ward 3 Council Office, 1510 East Grant Road
Description
WMG’s Tucson Water Rainwater Harvesting Rebate educational sessions will include a brief tour of water harvesting features on site, an introduction to rainwater harvesting, information about the rebates, and a design process. Please bring a map and / or drawings of your site, with measurements of any impervious surfaces (roof, patio, driveway, street, etc.) you wish to harvest from. The more information you can bring, the better, including where water flows on the property. WMG Instructors: James DeRoussel and Catlow Shipek.