Canyon Echoes - April Actions and Activities!

By Newsroom America Feeds at 2 Apr 2018

Check out actions and events!

Act Now: Speak Up for Clean Energy!

Last week, the Arizona State Senate added a new strike-everything amendment to HCR2017 . The strike-everything amendment replaces the existing bill with a brand new bill. This striker refers to the ballot a measure to compete with the citizen initiative -- Clean Energy for a Healthy Arizona. It is clear that this is a cynical move by the Arizona Legislature and Arizona Public Service (APS) to create confusion and stop the clean energy ballot measure in its tracks. Read more about this effort to impede clean energy here.

Ask your state senator to oppose HCR2017 and stop this attack on clean energy!

For more information, contact Sandy Bahr at (602) 253-8633 or . --------------------------------

Desert Streams: Arizona Water Series

Join HD SOUTH Home of the Gilbert Historical Museum and local experts on Arizona's water for an inspiring series on the history and science of water in Arizona.

Located at 10 South Gilbert Road. To register go to: For more information contact Thom Hulen at (480) 926-1577 or

Science Cafe: Keeping Our Desert Streams Flowing Tuesday, April 3, 7-8:30 P.M. Grant Loomis, hydrologist for Tonto National Forest discusses the importance of our forests' watersheds.

History Cafe: Water in the Desert Tuesday, April 10, 7-8:30 P.M. Join noted journalist and historian Earl Zarbin sharing his knowledge about how water shaped the Phoenix area's identity and continues to shape its future. --------------------------------

Join us for Spill Stories Tucson

Spill Stories Public Reading Wednesday, April 4 6:30-8 P.M. Borderlands Brewing Company

Spill Stories brings U.S. oil and gas pipeline spill data to life through creative writing. Join us to hear eight students and professors from the University of Arizona's Creative Writing Program read short poetry and prose. These original creative writing pieces respond to publicly available data detailing over 8,000 significant oil and gas pipeline spills since 1986.

Spill Stories is a collaboration between the Climate Alliance Mapping Project (CAMP) and students and professors from the University of Arizona's Creative Writing program. --------------------------------

This Weekend: Human Rights Film Festival

We are excited to announce that Sierra Club Grand Canyon Chapter will participate in the 8th Annual ASU Human Rights Film Festival . The festival is open to the public. Conversations with filmmakers, activities, and scholars following most films.

Friday-Sunday, April 6-8 College Avenue Commons (CAVC) Auditorium 660 S College Ave, Tempe

For more information, contact Sandy Bahr at (602) 253-8633 or --------------------------------

Wild & Scenic Film Festival: Support the Grand Canyon Wolf Recovery Project!

The Grand Canyon Wolf Recovery Project is excited to host its 9th Annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival , featuring wildlife and environmental films, information tables by local conservation organizations, drinks, music by Ed Kabotie, a raffle and silent auction. This year's event will include several short films selected from the Wild & Scenic Film Festival On Tour program. The featured film will be The Right To Be Wild. It is being shown at this event with special permission by the filmmaker, Katja Torneman. A question & answer session will follow the film screening with the filmmaker and several other wolf advocates featured in the film.

Wild & Scenic Film Festival Saturday, April 14 (Doors) 6 P.M., (Films) 7 P.M. Coconino Center for the Arts Flagstaff


Special Screening: Before the Snow

Before the Snow Wednesday, April 18, 7 P.M. Harkins Valley Art Theatre 509 S Mill Ave, Tempe RSVP here

Across the country, people who depend on winter for their livelihoods are feeling the heat. On the sidelines of ski and snowboard slopes, an epic struggle to reverse rising temperatures is unfolding. Ski towns and the snow sports industry are paving the way towards a clean energy future.

The post-film Q&A will include Joe Karas, an ASU PhD Student at the School of Sustainability and the Group Leader for Citizens' Climate Lobby ASU chapter. Although the film is free, please consider bringing donations of clothing and/or feminine hygiene products for local nonprofit Women4Women Tempe. --------------------------------

Please Support Our Work!

Our work depends on the support of people like you. Watch for our March Appeal in your inbox or your mailbox. Please consider making a donation to further our efforts to protect Arizona's wild lands, wildlife, people, and places. Thank you so much! --------------------------------


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