Sustainable Tucson- REVENGE OF THE ELECTRIC CAR Film & Envision Tucson Sustainable Festival 2015

Sustainable Tucson – Still on Hiatus in September
For September, please join us for the film


2:00PM to 5:30PM


For Tucson’s 5th annual National Drive Electric Week (NDEW) event, TEVA is proud to present the film “Revenge of the Electric Car” at the Joel D. Valdez Main Library in the lower level meeting room on Saturday, September 12, 2015, at 3:00PM. The movie is free and open to the public.

In the hour leading up to and following the movie’s 3:00PM screening, several electric cars owned by TEVA members will be parked on the Jacome Plaza in front of the library entrance, with the owners on hand to provide information on their vehicles and electric cars in general.

There will also be a short talk just prior to the movie, with information regarding the purpose and scope of NDEW events, TEVA’s mission in the Tucson community, and a preview of the numerous events TEVA will be attending or hosting in the coming months.

Following the end of the film (approximately 4:30PM), TEVA vehicle owners will return to the plaza for another hour to interact with those interested electric cars.

The film “Revenge of the Electric Car” is the 2nd production from documentary filmmaker Chris Paine. A follow-up to the influential 2006 “Who Killed the Electric Car?” the movie’s backdrop is set against the precarious Great Recession financial period of 2007 to 2010, when several industry leaders were about to introduce the first production electric cars available for general sale to the public in over a century. Whereas the filmmaker’s freshman film ended in uncertainty for the electric car’s future, with a handful of vehicles being crushed in the desert, “Revenge of the Electric Car” caps off on a triumphant note, with the foreshadowing of what is now close to a million production electric vehicles being driven every day in countries all over the world.

Please visit the NDEW-Tucson web page  for additional information.

Save the Date! And Volunteer!
Envision Tucson Sustainable Festival 2015

OCTOBER 18, 11 am TO 4 pm

Check out the Festival website and �ike’ us on Facebook at Envision Tucson Sustainable.

Get Involved!
There’s still plenty of opportunity to get involved and be part of the Festival Team:
�nbsp; Volunteers are needed to help on the day of the Festival to make sure things run smoothly:
o  At the Welcome Table
o  Helping exhibitors with set-up before the Festival
o  Managing and assisting the Local Food Preparation demonstrators
o  Encouraging & guiding attendees to share ideas and plans on the Pledge Wall
o  Giving general assistance to exhibitors and answering questions from attendees.
�nbsp; Volunteers are welcome to help with the new garden project on the Garden Workday, October 10, 8 a.m. to noon.
�nbsp; We would like to collect plenty of pictures for Festival follow-up on the website and for next year’s promotional materials. So if you are handy with a camera, let us know.
If you’re interested in volunteering, go to the Volunteer page on the Festival website to fill out and submit the form there. Or contact Paula Schlusberg,

Sustainable Tucson October Meeting:
Permaculture film and discussion coming in October

Monday, October 12, Sustainable Tucson joins Sonoran Permaculture Guild in presenting the Inhabit film. A panel discussion by Permaculture Design professionals working in the Tucson area will follow the film, so come prepared with your questions. Plan to come early as the film will begin at 5:45 to allow time for discussion. Meet and greet will begin at 5:30, Joel Valdez Library downstairs meeting room.

Your chance to support urban food production in Tucson

The Planning Commission is holding a Public Hearing on proposed Urban Agriculture zoning rules. The new zoning laws will make legal a lot of things that are currently done but are actually illegal (just overlooked). The Planning Commission set a new hearing date: SEPTEMBER 16, 6 PM, at the Mayor and Council Chambers, 255 W Alameda.
Two years ago, the voters adopted Plan Tucson, the General Plan to guide the City government for the next 10 years. It calls for the City to promote urban agriculture. You can find out more about the new rules in an excellent summary of one of the key issues (small animals) by Merrill Eisenberg. You can see this summary at:

Get involved:
* Please attend the meeting, and tell the Mayor and Council what you think.
* Tell the Mayor and Council you support urban agriculture.  Sign this online petition

Come Out to Support New Urban Agriculture Rules for Tucson


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