I'm not big on comparing generations. It's never made much sense to me that those before us like to tell younger generations that they don't know what sacrifice is like or younger generations who think their era's problems are the greatest any generation has faced.
Unless we're talking WWII, I think we need to stop that nonsense and recognize that each generation seems to be given a task, and even if the Baby Boomers didn't fix our country's problems as they set out to do, I'll take ownership over what's set out before me and mine. And despite the stereotypes, I do see Millennials doing the same. But life in Tucson revolves around one resource that I'm certain every generation can claim responsibility and the need to address—water.
In this week's City Week we give an early nod to a meeting coming up on Thursday, March 5. It's a public conversation on water organized by the Community Water Coalition. From 9 to 11 a.m. at the Watershed Management Group's Living Lab, 1137 N. Dodge Blvd., policy experts, community organizers and activists, youth and others (perhaps you) will come together to talk about if Tucson is doing everything possible to conserve water and work on a sustainable future (the event is free, but registration is needed at communitywatercoalition.org). So here's a heads up to a task worth addressing, no matter what generation.
—Mari Herreras, Managing Editor
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