April 3, 2012
I heard about Watershed Management Group (WMG) when they were in the formative stages in 2004. I had been involved with a group of people who were concerned about the future of Tucson in regard to peak oil, climate destabilization, and potential economic collapse. We were focusing on the sustainability of Tucson, located in an increasingly arid desert region. When I learned what WMG was about--a non-profit organization, aiming to work at the very basic grass-roots level to improve Tucson's water future through rainwater and greywater harvesting and doing the work cooperatively through volunteers--I was very excited to become involved. I have contributed to some of the hands-on projects and some of the fundraising projects and continue to follow their work and contribute in whatever way I can. Their accomplishments over the few years of their existence have been phenomenal and I believe their model of direct, cooperative, hands-on learning while doing is an amazingly effective example of the way to make change.
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