Community Climate Picnic Kicking Off the Paris Climate Talks

    November 29, 2015 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    Catalina Park, Tucson
    941 N 4th Ave
    Tucson, AZ 85705

    Community Climate Picnic


    “Learn fun, affordable, sustainable practices you, your friends, yourfamilies, and everyone can take locally to cut carbon emissions.  Information booths, hands-on demonstrations, artwork, music, and more.  It’s free and everyone is welcome.  At the close of the picnic  we’ll join in sending loving thoughts to the power-brokers gathering in Paris to discuss our planet’s future. 

    Contact Mary DeCamp for more info at From Mary:  “We will set up solar cookers, demonstrate some energy saving practices, offer fun & games & information on what we can and should be doing in the face of our changing weather patterns.”

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    Carolyn Classen
    Carolyn Sugiyama Classen, a life long Democrat, was born & raised in the State of Hawaii, was a Legislative Aide for U.S. Senator Daniel K. Inouye on Capitol Hill, and practiced law for a while. In Tucson she worked as a tribal staff attorney for the Pascua Yaqui Tribe and later was the Interim Executive Director of the now defunct Domestic Violence Commission. In 2008 she became a “My Tucson” guest columnist for the Tucson Citizen newspaper, then continued blogging for for over four and a half years. Her blogsite was entitled “Carolyn’s Community” about community events and some political news, until Gannett Publishing shut down the site on January 31, 2014. She started with Blog for Arizona on Feb. 11, 2014. Part time she has been sitting as a Hearing Officer in Pima County Consolidated Justice Courts Small Claims Division since April, 2005. She is married to University of Arizona Distinguished Professor Albrecht Classen, a native of Germany. They have one son, who lives in Seattle, WA with his wife and daughter. She is also the Editor of the Southern Arizona Japanese Cultural Coalition website, (since Jan. 2013).


    1. Organizers Mary DeCamp and John Jorgensen (who both did the Great Climate March from LA to DC last year) welcomed the crowd of over 150 attendees. Mary said it was a “loving response to terror & war”, that people needed to send “good thoughts/wishes” to Paris & the conference. Solar ovens cooking food and a solar bike were on display, plus local groups such as PSR (Physicians for Social Responsibility), Alliance for Global Justice and a new chapter of Rising Tide Tucson, trying to bring the climate movie “This Changes Everything” back to Tucson for more showings. See Circles of Nonviolence convenor Moji Agha present today, and Dave Ewoldt, former Green party/Independent candidate for State Senator.


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