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‘Sustainability Sunday’ in Tucson: Cycling, solar-powered rock, and water harvesting (video)

Tucsonans enjoyed a gorgeous day and outdoor activities like Cyclovia and Solar Rock on Sunday. (Photo Credit: Pamela Powers)

Yesterday was another glorious sunny Sunday in Tucson, but what made it extra special was a series of  sustainable living events downtown– Cyclovia, Solar Rock, and The Water Project.

Participants in Cyclovia— a five-mile car-free community bike ride– were treated with a tour of Barrio Viejo and Armory Park, without those annoying cars.

Various stops– like the free bike check-up and Paint-Your-Own-Bike-Bell tent, both sponsored by BICAS; the annual Solar Rock concert in Armory Park; and The Water Project in Armory Park Center– were along the Cyclovia route.

Bicycles and riders of all shapes, sizes, and vintages took part in Cyclovia and relaxed at Armory Park afterward.  People danced on the lawn as Spirit Familia jammed. Others lay in the grass and played with their children or chatted with friends. It was a beautiful day all around.

I applaud these groups for coordinating this marvelous community event. Check out the video for a taste of the day.

[tnivideo caption=”Sustainability Sunday: Cyclovia in Tucson” credit=”Pamela Powers”]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kiCYi5kBXGo[/tnivideo]

4 comments on “‘Sustainability Sunday’ in Tucson: Cycling, solar-powered rock, and water harvesting (video)

  1. Carolyn Classen
    March 29, 2011

    Good video Pam of the 3 events on Sunday at Armory Park & into South Tucson — especially for folks who missed it all.  My husband and I got there early (before noon) and walked part of the Cyclovia Route as we didn’t have our bikes with us this year.  Thanks for filming this.


    • Pamela Powers
      March 30, 2011

      You were there at the beginning. We were there at the end. It was a gorgeous day to be outdoors. Glad you liked the video.


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The Tucson Progressive: Pamela J. Powers

I stand on the side of Love. I believe in kindness to all creatures on Earth and the inherent self-worth of all individuals–not just people who agree with me or look like me.

Widespread economic and social injustice prompted me to become a candidate for the Arizona House, representing Legislative District 9 in the 2016 election.

My platform focused on economic reforms to grow Arizona’s economy, establish a state-based public bank, fix our infrastructure, fully fund public education, grow local small businesses and community banks, and put people back to work at good-paying jobs.

In the Arizona House, I was a strong voice for fiscal responsibility a moratorium on corporate tax breaks until the schools were fully funded, increased cash assistance to the poor, expansion of maternal healthcare benefits, equal rights, choice, unions, education at all levels and protecting our water supply.

After three terms, I retired from the Arizona Legislature in January 2023 but will continue to blog and produce my podcast “A View from the Left Side.”

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