Living a low impact lifestyle with a small carbon footprint is a good idea for many reasons other than the headline-making issues. Low impact living helps to unify communities and creates good will between neighbors. Low impact living is good for your Tucson Real Estate also. There are many ways to have a low impact lifestyle. One way is to organize a community garden. I recently posted about the historic Iron Horse neighborhood in central Tucson. Located adjacent to Iron Horse Park is the Iron Horse Community Garden. The land for this garden is provided by the city and this small community space brings a pleasant oasis of green where a barren sandy lot could add to blowing dust.
Some community gardens rely on a property owner setting aside a portion of their land where neighbors can share resources like tools, water, information, expertise, and above all fresh organically grown vegetables.
You can explore http://www.communitygardensoftucson.org to learn more about community gardening.
Remember to consider low impact living when considering your Tucson Real Estate choices.