A lot of residents like seeing monsoon rain, but not inside their houses. However, with flash floods and hail storms, it can and does happen here in southern Arizona.
With some simple gardening and landscape changes residents can make to... Read more
Jan Schwartz feels she and partner, Judith McDaniel, are all set for retirement.
The 1999 house they bought in 2002 has been insulated with cork walls and roof. The solar panels save on the electrical bills.
The water-harvesting... Read more
The summer is now approaching its later months and Arizona is preparing for the monsoon season. Everyone living in the desert knows how beautiful it can be, but they also know how precious water is. Now that the monsoon season is upon us, why not... Read more
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TUCSON - In some places, like California, immediate changes are being made amid a severe drought. However, here in a desert region that is lucky to get 12 inches of rain in a year, our water demand has... Read more
Tucson Green Magazine
It took a wanderer's existence to help Lisa Shipek realize she wanted roots, and now she's putting them down deep in Tucson and soaking them with harvested rain water.
The 29-year-old executive director of the local nonprofit Watershed... Read more
TUCSON, Ariz. — Schoolteacher Terry Anderson took a break in the shade of a mesquite tree in her front yard as a team of volunteers from a local nonprofit put the finishing touches on a morning's work to help her capture water from the desert... Read more
This April, the Living Streets Alliance partnered with the City of Tucson to host their annual bike-centric event, The Bike Fest. This year marked the largest Fest yet, with 75 events taking place all April and 20 plus businesses showing support... Read more
Desert dwellers love a good rain, but cities long considered stormwater runoff a nuisance. Cities built massive infrastructures to drain it away quickly before it could flood streets and yards. In the Phoenix Metro Area most storm drain systems... Read more
Today at City Hall in downtown Tucson, the Mayor and City Council will hold a public hearing on the potential water rate increases for Tucson Water customers. (...)
Tucson Water says water conservation can save a homeowner ten percent on... Read more
Sun Rideshare is offering up incentives to use alternate modes of transportation.
The Environmental Protection Agency is scheduled to release new pollution standards in October, which could potentially put Tucson in non-attainment if it... Read more
This week’s interview on The Weekly Green, is with the ever so hilarious Kieran Sikdar, Program Manager, from Watershed Management Group. Listen to Kieran tell us all about WMG’s Consulting Services.
From WMG’s site: “Get expert advice... Read more
There are plenty of books that say so.
But not everybody composts their waste to fertilize their trees.
That’s why Watershed Management Group has written a children’s book for preschool and elementary-age... Read more
A coalition of state environmental, community and business groups, including the Sierra Club, Tierra Y Libertad Organization, Robert Bulechek Energy Management, Borderlands Brewing Co., Solar Possibilities Consulting, Sustainable Tucson, Casa... Read more
This week on The Weekly Green, Gretchen interviews Kieran Sikdar, Program Manager at Watershed Management Group, here in Tucson. They discuss WMG’s Co-op program.
The Co-op program utilizes a “barn raising” model. Volunteers participate... Read more
Heavy rain floods the midtown street where Ronni and Roland Kotwica live, causing water to lap close to the front door.
“We get inundated with water,” Ronni Kotwica explains. Two years ago they laid sandbags in front of their house... Read more
Randy Young, a Tucson general contractor and master auto mechanic, is working on a rainwater-harvesting modular system of concrete walls that could be built throughout the landscape.
Young calls his idea Walls 2.0, which could turn “... Read more
The City of Glendale’s Water Services Department, Conservation and Sustainability Division known for its award-winning programs took home another honor. Glendale received top ranking in the 2014 Water Resource Center’s “Catch the Rain”... Read more
Small businesses and people who carve curb cuts in front of their homes can likely start getting rebates for water harvesting sometime before July 2015, a Tucson Water spokesman says.
By unanimous vote, the Tucson City Council agreed... Read more
Tucsonans on the cutting edge of desert-lands conservation opened their yards and businesses last weekend to show off their water harvesting systems, solar energy features, outdoor showers and even their composting toilets.
Watershed... Read more
The chile peppers, lettuce and kale growing in a wire mesh pen in Scott Mencke’s backyard garden show rainwater harvesting at its best.
All were nourished with rainwater stored in a 3,000-gallon, 8-foot-tall, 8-foot diameter steel cistern... Read more