Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Earth Day Programming, 5:00 am- 6:00 pm Wednesday April 22

91.3 KXCI Community Radio is pleased to provide special programming devoted to Earth Day. Sure, we know every day is Earth Day, but we also think it is a good time to focus our energies and renew our commitment to walking a little lighter on the Earth.

From 5:00 am to 6:00 pm, all of our Wednesday programmers will be contributing some tunes which connect with the Earth in some way. Thanks to Early Morning Mixer Jeff Millsap, Your Morning Brew host Jim Blackwood, Music Mixers Bevan Bluemer and Scott Denton, and Home Stretch host Cathy Rivers for rising to the challenge.

We got a chance to talk with people from our local government, nonprofits, the University of Arizona and other Tucsonans.

Colleen Crowninshield is from Pima Association of Governments which manages Clean Cities, a voluntary program of the U.S. Department of Energy to expand the use of alternatives to gasoline and diesel fuel, accelerate the use of alternative fuel vehicles and build a local refueling infrastructure for these vehicles.

Tres English is from the Teaching and Helping program, funded by Pima County, which trains people in skills for the repair and remodeling industry. They organize small teams of trainees and experienced mentors to do projects on the homes of low-income Tucson families.

Reserve your spot on the Green Team, NOW. Call Tres English, Teaching & Helping program, 795-3413 or email to

Dan Millis- Sierra Club Borderlands Campaign

Brendan Nuruddin- ASUA Sustainablity Committee

Nicole Urban-Lopez- City of Tucson Office of Conservation and Sustainable Development

Keely Sinclair- Tucson Green Festival

Natasha Winnik- Green Drinks Tucson

Melanie Emerson & Jessica Lamberton- Sky Island Alliance

Bob Cook- Sierra Club Cool Cities Committee

Tim Janes- Center For Biological Diversity

Lisa Shipek- Watershed Management Group

Colette Altaffer- Neighborhood Infill Coalition- 520-323-9827

Bob Cook- Sustainable Tucson

Brad Lancaster- Desert Harvesters. Special thanks to the Desert Duke for recording Brad Lancaster at Solar Rock in 2008.

The University of Arizona has Earth Day events throughout the day today.

The Associated Students at the University of Arizona Committee on Sustainability are hosting a “Carbon Down Arizona” Block Party on University Boulevard between Euclid and Park today from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. Highlights include eco-friendly art classes, performances by local bands, educational activities hosted by campus clubs and organizations, and free yoga classes at the UA Visitor Center. There will also be a "clean car show," showcasing fuel-efficient or hybrid vehicles. The UA Farmers' Market, which normally takes place on Fridays, will instead coincide with the block party.

The "Carbon Down Arizona" block party is just one of several events planned to celebrate Earth Day at the UA. Others include:
Spotlight Conversation on Climate Action, 8 a.m.-12 p.m. in the Student Union Memorial Center Grand Ballroom
Campus Sustainability Walking Tour, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
UA Environmental Summit, 1 p.m.-5 p.m. in the Student Union Memorial Center's Gallagher Theater
Screenings of "Planet Earth," 7 p.m. at Gallagher Theatre 

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At 8:40 PM, Anonymous Cliff said...

Thanks to KXCI for the Earth Day 2009 programming. It made today's harvest at SAGE FARM more enjoyable, inspirational and meaningful, KXCI is always on at the farm.


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