Three Pillars of Sustainability (Social, Economic, Environment) talk



    “Join us for our monthly Sustainability Series, brought to you by Borderlands Brewing Company, Delectables Restaurant, Green Living Magazine, Laura Tanzer Designs, Local First Arizona and Mrs. Green’s World.

    This month’s topic: Three Pillars of Sustainability (Social, Economic, Environment)
    Learn from local experts, engage in Q&A and meet like-minded inviduals (sic) at this part-educational, part-networking event!
    Speakers to be determined!
    Enjoy beer tastings from Borderlands Brewing, appetizers and dessert from Delectables and local wine.”


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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. Gina Murphy-Darling aka “Mrs. Green” welcomed the 15 or so people at this event tonight, introducing her collaborators Donna from Delectables restaurant who provided the delicious, fresh appetizers (salads, ahi tuna with bread, cheese platter, chocolate cookies), Marshall from Borderlands Brewery w/ his samples, Laura Tanzer who then spoke about sustainable fashion, her business practices to use natural fibers, non toxic finishes. She said we were all stewards of our natural resources, needed for the long term. The3 pillars of society are interconnected: overall environment, with society as a circle within, and economy too, all working together for the good of the planet. How to balance sustainability and reality of running a business? Mrs. Green recommended a book entitled “Yin and Yang of Climate Crisis”, encouraged people to buy less, use public transport, eat less beef, drink less coffee (too much heating up). She said that Americans have a high rate of cancer due to a# of factors — food, fibers. toxins, etc. Next talk co-sponsored by Green Living Magazine and Local First Arizona in this sustainability series on Oct.26 – consult our calendar. Also another Green Living Magazine launch party on Nov. 15.

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