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Sustainable Tucson- Sustainable Tucson August Film Festival — August 12 and 13, 2012 & TUCSON TIME TRADERS

Sustainable Tucson August Film Festival — August 12 and 13, 2012

Joel D. Valdez Main Library,
Large Lower Level Meeting Room, 101 N. Stone, Downtown Tucson
(free lower level parking off Alameda St)

Sunday, August 12th 1:00 to 5 :00pm,
Sustainable Tucson will show three top-rated sustainability films covering critical sustainability topics:

* The U.S. financial crisis erupted in 2008 and still looms on the horizon.

* Resource depletion including non-renewable fossil fuels and clean water threatens further economic growth.

* Global warming and climate change threaten most life-forms including people and future food.

* Social disruption following economic dislocation and government contraction can threaten our capacity to solve-problems and build a more sustainable culture.

* Many solutions are being identified but most require abandoning “business as usual.”

The first film will be shown between 1:00 and 2:30pm and includes a comprehensive presentation of the sustainability crisis and a path way out of our predicament. Many sustainability leaders are interviewed including Wes Jackson, Paul Hawken, David Suzuki, Kenny Ausubel, David Orr, Janine Benyus,, Stuart Pimm, Richard Heinberg, Paolo Soleri, Thom Hartmann, Lester Brown, James Hillman, Joseph Tainter, James Woolsey, Stephen Schneider, Stephen Hawking, Sandra Postel, Bill McKibbon, James Hansen, Dr. Andy Weil, Ray Anderson, Andy Lipkis, Tom Linzey, Herman Daly, Peter Warshall, Jerry Mander, Mikhail Gorbachev, Bruce Mau, William McDonough, John Todd, and Gloria Flora among others.

The second film is an award-winning documentary describing the financial crisis which erupted in 2008 and continues to play out today as the global economy is beginning to contract. Financial experts help tell the story of how the largest financial bubble in history grew and finally burst. These include Simon Johnson, George Soros, Satyajit Das, Paul Volker, Nouriel Roubini, U. S. Rep. Barney Frank, Eliot Spitzer, Kenneth Rogoff, Raghuram Rajan, Martin Wolf, Christine Lagarde, and Martin Feldstein among others. This film will be shown from 2:30 and 4:15.

The final film to be shown between 4:15 and 5:00 is a special film which describes how the island nation of Cuba became more self- sufficient and resilient after the food and energy subsidies ended from the Soviet Union which collapsed in 1991.

Monday, August 13th, 5:00 to 8:00 pm,
Sustainable Tucson will present two excellent films.

The first is a documentary about how the many electric street car systems in U.S towns and cities were intentionally scrapped by a group of automobile-related corporations. The result is that the U.S. is the only industrial country in the world without electric rail systems within and between most cities. This film will be shown between 5:00 and 6:00pm.

The second film will be shown between 6:15 and 7:45pm and includes a comprehensive presentation of the sustainability crisis and the need to find a path way out of our predicament. Many sustainability leaders are interviewed including Richard Heinberg, Lester Brown, U. S. Rep. Roscoe Bartlett, Albert Bartlett, Joseph Tainter, David Pimental, Terry Taminen, Bill MeKibben, James Hansen, David Korten, Derrick Jensen, and William R. Catton, Jr. among others.

We believe that building a sustainable future will take the cooperation and partnering of residents, businesses, government, institutions and organizations. It is in this spirit that we are reaching out to our members, interested people, and community leaders, bringing them together to focus the wider public on these critical sustainability discussions. Our ultimate intent is to build partnerships and work together toward our common goals.
Join us for viewing five great sustainability films in August!

Please Note:
Doors open at 1:00 pm on Sunday, August 12th.
Doors open at 4:45 pm on Monday, August 13th

Building Tucson’s Empowerment Network 1 Hour at a Time

Tucson Time Traders is a local Timebank for the Tucson region and we will give short presentationson our new Tucson web-based system during Sustainable Tucson’s August Film Festival on Monday, August 13th. We are also hosting community potluck & orientation meetings on the 2nd Thursday every month at the Tucson Ward 3 Office, 1510 E Grant Road, (southeast corner of Grant & Vine)

What Is A Time Bank?

A TimeBank is a group of people who trade an hour of work for an hour of work. The time is banked so you can trade accumulated hours with anyone within the network.

TimeBanking is a rapidly growing movement that allows people to trade assistance, and helps build healthy communities.

Missions and Values
We are all assets.
Redefining work – to value whatever it takes to raise healthy children, build strong families, revitalize neighborhoods, make democracy work, advance social justice, make the planet sustainable.
Reciprocity – “How can I help you?” becomes “How can we help each other build the world we both will live in?”
We need each other – Networks are stronger than individuals. People help each other reweave communities of support, strength and trust.
Respect – Every human being matters.

Come to a monthly potluck & orientation meeting, and
open an account with the new member sign-up form

New members must attend an orientation meeting before using the online software and trading with our timebanking community. If you’re already a member, you can login to your Tucson Time Traders account at


Tucson Time Traders – Links and Contacts

Tucson Time Traders new website – login, news, calendar, sign-up
News and Calendar at sustainable tucson (you are here)
New Member Sign-up Form at sustainable tucson
TimeBanks USA website for Tucson – old website (do not use)

Coordinators for Tucson Time Traders
Kacie, Winona, Chris – (email) timetraders(at)sustainabletucson.org

Stay up to date – visit our website often!

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