Sustainable Tucson is a non-profit, grass-roots organization that builds regional resilience and sustainability through awareness raising, community engagement, and public/private partnerships. Our mission is to create a community-wide network of people and organizations facilitating and accelerating Tucson’s transition to sustainability through education and collaborative action.
We believe that building a sustainable future will take the cooperation and partnering of residents, businesses, government, institutions, and organizations, working together toward common goals. Working with UA Food Day supports the first item on our list of specific visions: Food is safe, healthy, and regionally produced.
At our monthly meetings on sustainability-related topics, we address issues of local food and food security, water use, energy, transportation, housing, soil, economics, and building a resilient community in the face of climate challenges. Our September meeting, “Talking Trash! Garbage: Waste or Resource,” features UA’s Compost Cats and Chet Phillips, along with Linda Leigh of Vermillion Wormery and Joy Holdread of Joy’s Happy Garden.
We also partner with community organizations in advocacy and actions that promote policies to support greater resilience in Tucson and Southern Arizona. Information from our partner groups addressing climate change and energy policies will be available at our Food Day table.
Sustainable Tucson supports two projects that will be featured at our Food Day table:
- Feeding Tucson addresses ways we can create a secure, local food supply, and promotes actions that bring people together to work on that goal. (See feedingtucson.org).
- Envision Tucson Sustainable Festival, a community-wide celebration of sustainability, will take place October 26, 11-4, at the YWCA, 525 N. Bonita Ave. Plan on attending! And volunteers are welcome!
Please join us! Visit us at UA Food Day to learn more, share your ideas, and get involved. We meet monthly on the second Monday of the month, at the downtown library, in the downstairs meeting room, from 5:45 to 8 p.m. For more information, see our website: http://www.sustainabletucson.org