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Rally for Science on Earth Day at El Presidio Park in Tucson

This March/Rally for Science has been posted on our Calendar for weeks, evolving from a march from Himmel Park to the UA, then De Anza Park to this current rally-only event at El Presidio Park, with a growing list of speakers (see above) and participants, including bands and entertainers.  Permitting problems (and expense) prevented the marches.

Celebrate Science and Earth Day tomorrow, April 22. El Presidio Park is at 175 W. Alameda by Tucson City Hall.

More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/249342168853909/

Earth Day moving to Himmel Park

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This year the Tucson Earth Day celebration will be on April 10,2016 and not at Reid Park, but at Himmel Park.

“Fun and Engaging Exhibits at the Himmel Park Activity Hub: Decorate your bike and engage in fun hands-on activities while getting smarter about renewable energy, land and water conservation, native plants, invasive species, air quality, climate resiliency, sustainability, and more. Discover how helping the planet helps you too!

 Earth Day Parade at 11:00 a.m.: Gather eco-minded clubs, scouts, schools, families, non-profit organizations, businesses, and agencies to march, bike, skate, dance, or create music in the parade. Line up at 10:45 a.m. on the west side of Himmel Park for an 11:00 a.m. start on this short non-motorized route along Tucson Boulevard and 3rd Street to the Sam Hughes Activity Hub. No registration required, and spectators are welcomed to join in the procession on the spot!”

Enjoy the festivities at Himmel Park, south of Speedway Blvd, along Tucson Blvd. This event coincides with the car free, bicycling event Cyclovia Tucson, which starts off at Himmel park (same area) and goes south on Tucson Blvd. then west to the E. 3rd Street bike route, all the way for 2.5 miles to the Lost Barrio shopping district.

Also for you plant & garden lovers, the Sam Hughes Neighborhood Assn. Garden tour is that same day (just west of Himmel Park) , from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. More info at www.samhughes.org. Tickets $10, children free with paid adult.

Sam Hughes Neighborhood Garden tour (and more!) on April 10

Busy busy busy weekend  with Spring Fling over at the UA Mall, the Sam Hughes neighbors to the east of Campbell Ave. are having their garden tour, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday April 10.

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Take the two mile round trip walk through 8 private residences, 2 public properties, a demonstration site for the “first in the nation” neighborhood phenology trail and the Children’s Gardens at Sam Hughes Elementary School.

Begin your Sunday afternoon stroll /GARDEN TOUR at Sam Hughes Elementary School, the heart of our vibrant community at 700 N. Wilson Ave. Buy your ticket ($10 per person) the day of the tour from 10 am to 2 pm. SHNA members pay only $5 (with certificate of membership), and children free with paid adult.

And to top it off, in the same neighborhood at Himmel Park will be Earth Day, and starting from there over to the Lost Barrio on Park Ave, will be car free Spring Cyclovia Tucson (both 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.). So drop by the neighborhood and enjoy all these festivities.  More at: www.samhughes.org.

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21st Annual Earth Day at Reid Park

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“To the Earth Be Kind; Leave Your Car Behind”

 

Earth Day is in its 21st year. Check out all the previous Earth Day posters on their website, www.tucsonearthday.org. Earth Day Tucson  will be again at Reid Park bandshell, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (NE corner of E. 22nd St. and Country Club Rd.)  This is a great festival aimed to teaching children and adults about appreciating all living things on Earth, and about future sustainability of our natural resources.  Celebrate Earth Day.

Peak at Earth Day brochure, with list of activities: http://www.tucsonearthday.org/pdf/2015%20Eday%20brochure_web_02_22_2015.pdf

Earth Day: Stop the TPP (video)

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Workers around the world have been protesting the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).

Saturday, April 18, 2015, is the day the City of Tucson has chosen to celebrate Earth Day. It is also the Global Day of Action against the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). This is a particularly fitting bit of serendipity since this year’s Tucson Earth Day has been co-opted by corporations trying to “green wash” their poor environmental records. Booo.

Seriously? Rosemont Mine and Tucson Electric Power (TEP) are two corporate sponsors of Earth Day? Rosemont Mine has been fighting tirelessly to destroy the Scenic Santa Rita Montains and suck our water supply dry. TEP still burns coal and is fighting to suppress solar power conversion.

So– Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) Tucson is combining its presence at the Tucson Earth Day festival with the TPP Global Day of Awareness. It’s a perfect fit. Don’t let dirty corporate donors co-opt an event that was created to honor the Mother Earth and remind us to care for her. Don’t let Raytheon, Rosemont Mine, Materion, Tucson Electric Power, and others “green wash” their poor environmental records with well-placed public relations. (For background, check out this great story in the Weekly by activist James Jordan.)

And, while you’re protesting corporate takeover on a community festival, don’t forget the TPP– the Grand Daddy of corporate takeovers.

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