Sustainable Tucson monthly meeting on climate change

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    When:
    March 14, 2016 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
    2016-03-14T18:00:00-07:00
    2016-03-14T19:30:00-07:00
    Where:
    Joel D. Valdez Main library
    101 N Stone Ave
    Tucson, AZ 85701
    USA
    Cost:
    Free

    Climate Change and Pima County Operations: 
    Mitigation and Adaptation through Energy Efficiency, Water Efficiency, and Renewable Energy 
     

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    In Pima County, residents, businesses and public services primarily rely on energy generated by natural gas and coal-fired thermoelectric plants and on water supplied by the Colorado River and transported by the Central Arizona Project (CAP).
     
    The production and transmission of energy and water supplies are linked and the costs of these resources are rising as a result of scarcity issues, growing demands and regulatory uncertainty around renewables. Furthermore, energy and water supplies are vulnerable to the effects of climate variability, such as prolonged drought, which further influence costs. Electricity and water costs for Pima County are projected to rise to 10-30% in the coming years. While existing County policies and tools have thus far kept rising costs at bay, new strategies and infrastructure need to be considered in the context of these increasing and compounded risks.
      
    Speakers will include:
     
    Dr. Julie Robinson, Pima County Sustainability Program Manager
     
    Others to be announced.
     
    Presentations will be followed by audience Q&A.
     
    The event will take place in the downstairs conference room of the Joel Valdez Main Library in downtown Tucson. Meet & greet begins at 5:30; the program will begin at 6:00. Doors open at 5:30 pm.
    Joel D. Valdez Main Library, 101 N. Stone, Lower Level Meeting Room,
    (Free lower level parking off Alameda St.)

    www.sustainabletucson.org.

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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 Tucsoncitizen.com 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, www.southernazjapan.org (since Jan. 2013).

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