Celebrating Sustainability!

Guests enjoying the Sustainable Tucson potluck.

Celebrate the holidays with Sustainable Tucson! Our family-friendly end-of-year celebration will include a vegetarian potluck dinner, storytelling performance, games, and activities. Don’t forget to bring your own plate, silverware, and cup or mug – no single use flatware at this party!

St. Mark's Presbyterian
Geneva Room
Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Native Plants for the Sonoran Desert

Join Sustainable Tucson on Tuesday, November 12th from 6-8 pm to learn more about native trees and plants of the Southwest and Mexico from the owners of Spadefoot Nursery, Katy and Jared. This special evening promises to be very fun and informative.

Spadefoot Nursery, 2831b E Broadway Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85716


Hack Tucson!

Tucson is a great place to live…But that doesn’t mean we can’t make it better!

Join Code for Tucson and Sustainable Tucson for the opening weekend of the TENWEST Impact Festival. Using the Sustainable Development Goals ( as a guide, teams of 2-6 civic-minded participants will work together over two days to develop concepts to make Tucson more livable, more sustainable, and more equitable. Projects can take any form: a technological solution, a business idea, or a political action. The best ideas can be developed as projects of Code for Tucson or Sustainable Tucson over the next year.

So, bring your ideas and your enthusiasm. We’ll supply the space, support, and food.

Saturday and Sunday, October 12 & 13, 9am – 5pm

Imago Dei Middle School, 55 N 6th Ave, Tucson, AZ 85701


Growing Our Local Economy

Tucson is the fifth poorest city in the United States. How do we grow our economy in a sustainable manner? How do we make Tucson more prosperous while protecting our unique environment and resources? How do we ensure all Tucson residents share in the prosperity?

These are difficult questions. Join us for our next topical issues session at a special location: a local Tucson brewpub! We’ll have an informative and inspiring panel discussion with local leaders working to grow Tucson.

Bring your questions and your appetite for a unique Tucson experience.

Ten55 Brewing Company
110 E Congress St

Tuesday, September 10 from 6-8pm. Come early to order some locally-sourced food and some locally brewed beer!


No! (That isn’t recyclable)

The parody video about what NOT to recycle from our Zero Plastic Waste Team!



Alex Kosmider
Felicia Chew
Heather Holly Serano
Jana Segal
Katie Popiel
Laura Maree McCormick
Nicole Johnson
Robin Motzer


Bad Recycler – David Fitzsimmons
Hairy Leg – Manny Teran
Homeless Man – Timothy Foran
Recycling Fairy – Nicole Johnson
Worker – Timothy Foran
Zoolander – Mark Biery

Good Recyclers

Barbara Eiswerth from Iskashitaa Refugee Network
Mathurin Maohndonodji from Iskashitaa Refugee Network
Miguel Ortega
Tucson Firefighters from Fire Station 1
Vanessa Gallego from Recyco


Lyrics – Alex Kosmider
Choreography – Katie Popiel

Producer – Jana Segal
Director – Jana Segal
Assistant Director – Dan Stormont
Production Assistant – Aster Schaefer
Director of Photography – Hasan Taleb
First Assistant Camera – Bobby Francis
Second Unit Camera Operator – Bobby Francis
Sound Engineer – Dan Stormont
Editor – Nolan Grey Veneklasen

Costumes – Kasey Frey
Props – Kasey Frey and Rita Reich

A Sustainable Tucson Production


Music Video Premiere: No! (That Isn’t Recyclable)

Filming dancers for video.

Join Sustainable Tucson for a fun-filled “Movie Night” and the premiere of No! (That Isn’t Recyclable). Our hosts David Fitzsimmons and the Recycling Fairy Nicole Johnson will lead the Q & A with the filmmakers. We will also screen the powerful documentary Trashed with Jeremy Irons. Here’s the cool part! It will be shown at The Screening Room – where we shot some of the video! So you can enjoy popcorn and drinks in special compostable glasses!

Fun and games include:

  • A demonstration table by Zero Waste Tucson
  • A “Book Exchange.” Bring one or two books you don’t read anymore and take a book! (We especially love books on sustainability!) 
  • Game: Stump our resident recycling expert! Bring a piece of trash to see if it can be recycled.

What: Sustainable Tucson Movie Night
When: Tuesday, August 13, at 6 p.m. (Doors open at 5:30 p.m.)
Where: The Screening Room, 127 E Congress St, Downtown. (Near the Ronstadt bus station.)
Price: Free (like all of Sustainable Tucson’s monthly meetings) But feel free to show appreciation to our host – The Screening Room – by purchasing concessions or a drink at the bar.



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