January 2012

What’s Going On? January 2012-Santa Fe, Española and Here & There



Jan. 4-Feb. 8, 12:30-1:45 pm

Alexander Technique Class

Genoveva Chavez Center, 3221 Rodeo Rd.

The Alexander Technique is a natural method of movement re-education. Marta Curbelo

teaches the ability to improve physical postural habits. Series cost: $30. Pre-registration at the Chavez Center required. 505.955.4009, lfgulotta@santafenm.gov


Jan. 4, 6 pm

Forks Over Knives Screening

Natural Grocers, 3328 Cerrillos Rd.

Documentary examines the possibility of controlling and even reversing degenerative diseases by making healthy plant-based food choices. Discussion and snacks will follow. Meetup.com/Santa-Fe-Veg


Jan. 7, 1 pm

Thrive” Screening

Performance Exchange, Eldorado

See page 5 in this issue of GFT. Free screening. http://www.thrivemovement.com/the_movie


Jan. 14, 9 am-4 pm

Unicopia Alliance Conference

Community leaders; city, county and state officials; Presentations on climate and the movement toward a green economy, the municipal grid, sustainability and social justice on the Navajo Nation, fracking regulations, Sen. Wirth’s bill on corporations paying their fair share in NM, more. Bring your ideas, energy, support and $45 suggested donation, previous attendees: $20. faren@unicopia.org, 505.670.9299


Jan. 14, 10 am

Macrobiotic Cooking Class

Presented by Slow Food-SF. Taught by Jane Steinberg. Hand-on class, discussion of seasonal food selections and preparation for spring. $25. Reservations: 505.983.0062, slowfoodsantafe@gmail.com


Jan. 16, 6:30 pm

Slow Food Dinner and Book Discussion

January’s book: Food Rebels, Guerrilla Gardeners, and Smart-Cookin’ Mamas – Fighting Back in an Age of Industrial Agriculture by Mark Winne. Potluck dinner. Email ellenlampert@q.com


Jan. 17, 6:30-9 pm

Drawing from Experience: Accessing Our Creative Impulses for Change

Academy for the Love of Learning, Seton Village

Interactive art making taught by Chrissie Orr and Jessica Lawless. Through dialogue, explore how learning can lead to personal transformation and expression of our innate gifts. Free. Space limited. RSVP to Marissa Roybal at marissa@aloveoflearning.org or 505.995.1860, www.aloveoflearning.org


Jan. 21, 12:30 pm

Lunch and a Lecture

Il Piatto, Marcy St.

Author Mark Winne will discuss community food systems. He is the author of Food Rebels, Guerrilla Gardeners, and Smart-Cookin’ Mamas – Fighting Back in an Age of Industrial Agriculture. $25. Reservations: 505.984.1091, slowfoodsantafe@gmail.com


Jan. 21-22, 2:30 pm

Songs for the Earth

United Church of Santa Fe, 1804 Arroyo Chamiso

Zia Singers women’s choir under new director Karen Marrolli. Winter concert of seasonal choral music. $20, students free. 225.571.6352


Jan. 25, 5:30-7:30
LANL Storm Water Permit Compliance Public Meeting

Cities of Gold Conference Center, Pojoaque

Contaminated storm water occurs when rain or snow on the ground picks up pollutants as it flows through canyons toward the Rio Grande. In addition to Los Alamos National Laboratory presentations, engineers from Natural Systems Intl. will make a presentation about “green” water infrastructure. Open to the public.


Jan. 28, 1-3 pm

Workshop: The Winter Garden

Railyard Community Room

Seasonal chores in the Landscape and Garden with Michael Clark. Free to Santa Fe Botanical Garden and Railyard Steward members. $15 for non-members. Reservations required. info@santafebotanicalgarden.org, 505.471.9103


Jan. 30, 6-7:30 pm

Leading by Being® Intro Evening

Academy for the Love of Learning, Seton Village

The Academy’s foundation course in transformational learning. Cultivate capacity to respond and act in these changing times. Taught by faculty and graduates. Free. Space limited. RSVP to Marissa Roybal at marissa@aloveoflearning.org or 505.995.1860, www.aloveoflearning.org


Ongoing through Jan. 27

NM Centennial Exhibit and Sale

Community Gallery, SF Convention Center, M-F 10 am-5 pm, Sat. 9:30 am-4 pm

Features a variety of Centennial artists from Museum of NM shops. Info: 505.955.6705


Sat. & Sun. 9 am-3 pm

The Flea market at El Museo

555 Cam. de las Familia, SF Railyard

93 local vendors, artisans and crafts people. Free. Parking in railyard underground garage: $1 on weekends. Info: 505.982.2671


Saturdays, 4 pm

Green Talk Radio

KTRC – 1260 am

A weekly show with Faren Dancer. Our culture is requiring a major shift in how we relate to the Earth. Our fossil fuel-based economy is poised for transition to a renewable future. Each show explores the issues, politics, science, and the evolution of consciousness impacting the balancing of life on our planet.


Tai Chi and Kung Fu Classes

Ft. Marcy Sports Complex

Classes with International Champion Sigung Mark Thorson begin Jan. 10. Tai Chi: Tues, Th., 7-8 am; Kung Fu: Wed., 6:30-8:30 pm, Fri., 7-8:30 pm, Sat., 12-1:30 pm. Info: grfernandez@santafenm.gov, 505.955.2501


Unwanted Mail and Phone Books

Opt-out of unwanted phone books, catalogs, credit card solicitations. Free service will help SF shed thousands of pounds of waste and dollars in costs. http://santafe/catalogchoice.org


Borrow a Kill-A-Watt Device

Main Library and Southside Branch

Electricity Measuring Devices may be checked out for 28 days www.santafelibrary.org or call any reference desk.


Santa Fe Creative Tourism Initiatives

Artists and craftsmen who offer workshops and classes within SF County are invited to list their offerings with Santa Fe Creative Tourism at www.SantaFeCreativeTourism.org. See “Get Involved” tab to list. This service is free and provided by the city of SF Arts Commission.


Save A Ton Recycling Campaign

The city of Santa Fe and the SF New Mexican have launched a campaign to double recycling in Santa Fe in one year. Santa Feans score way below state and national averages. For a city with its own recycling facility that envisions becoming a Zero Waste community, we can do better! Find info on the Save A Ton campaign at www.sfnewmexican.com and click on Green Line or on Facebook. Contact SF Solid Waste Director: 505.955.2209


Sustainable Growth Management Plan for SF County

Hard copies $20, CDs $2. Contact Melissa Holmes, 505.995.2717 or msholmes@santafecounty.org. The SGMP is also available on the county website: www.santafecounty.org/growth_management/sgmp and can be reviewed at SF Public libraries and the County Administrative Building, 102 Grant Ave.


Worm Castings in Santa Fe

Beneficial attributes: They are the best natural fertilizer known. They release nitrogen and aeration to the soil for long periods. They never burn regardless of the amount of amount applied. They improve soil structure. Pellets in the castings hold moisture in the root zone. Contact Lawrence Lujan: 505.982.2339, llujan.1@q.com


EcoVillage Project

45 minutes from Santa Fe

Create a thriving Center where people come to learn about a new kind of future. 30-40 core members needed to begin in spring. Rotating teams will camp out and implement a collaborative vision for long-term sustainability, mostly based on traditional hand-tended agriculture and permaculture techniques. chale@theCNTK.org, 505.382.5275





Jan. 10, 6-8 pm

Asian Cooking Lesson

Los Alamos Cooperative Market, 95 Entrada Dr., (next to Holiday Inn Express) Los Alamos, NM

Part of the “Shop with the Chef” program. Cooking teacher and catering chef Ara Whetten will share her knowledge of Asian cuisine including how to shop for ingredients and prepare the dish. $15 members/$20 non-members Reservations required: 505.695.1579, www.losalamos.coop


Jan. 14, 9 am-12:30 pm and 1-4 pm

4th Annual Sustainable Homes Tour

Las Vegas Arts Council, 140 Bridge St., Las Vegas, NM

Learn how to save money and conserve precious natural resources by improving your home. Tour includes van-pooling to homes outside of the city. Donation requested. Space limited. Co-sponsored by the NMHU Conservation Club and Community First Bank. Reservations: eolson@desertgate.com, 575.454.3920


Jan. 15 Drawing

Llama Rescue Raffle

5 day/4 night Taos Adventure; 3 day llama wilderness trekking, 1 night stay at the historic Taos Inn and dinner at Doc Martin’s Restaurant, 1 night stage at Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs Resort & Spa. All proceeds help provide homes and care for rescued llamas. $100/ticket. Only 100 tickets sold. www.LlamaAdventures.com, 1.800.758.LAMA (5262).

Jan. 16-19, 2012

World Future Energy Summit

Abu Dhabi, UAE

An annual meeting committed to advancing future energy, energy efficiency and clean technologies by engaging political business, finance, academic and industry leaders to drive innovation, business and investment opportunities in response to the growing need for sustainable energy. It includes the World Future Environment Exhibition. www.worldfutureenergysummit.com


Jan. 19, 6-7:30 pm

Simple Baking Substitutions

Los Alamos Cooperative Market, 95 Entrada Dr. (next to Holiday Inn Express), Los Alamos, NM

First of Co-op Conservation Series. The secrets of baking for a healthy life presented by Dr. Bobbie Hall, naturopathic doctor and herbalist. Dr. Hall will discuss ways to balance blood sugars, ease starch utilization and lower LDL consumption by substituting healthier oils, flours and sugars while baking. 505.695.1579, www.losalamos.coop


Jan. 19-21

Organic Seed Growers Conference

Port Townsend, WA

Strengthening Community Seed Systems” Working sessions, keynote, pre-conference field tour of the Skagit Valley seed region. The only event of its kind in North America, bringing together hundreds of farmers, seed production and distribution companies, researchers, plant breeders, pathologists and university extension. Two days of informative presentations, panel discussions and networking events. Trade show, Poster Session. Presented by the Organic Seed Alliance. 360.385.7192, info@seedalliance.org, www.seedalliance.org


Feb. 1-4

2012 EcoFarm Conference

Asilomar Conference Center, Pacific Grove, CA

EcoFarm’s flagship event brings food system stakeholders together for education, networking and celebration. www.eco-farm.org/programs/efc


Feb. 6-9

2012 Wind Power Finance and Investment Summit

Rancho Bernardo Inn, San Diego, CA

Wind industry deal-making and networking event brings together leading project developers, lenders, investors and others to discuss the latest developments. Provides a valuable forum about upcoming projects and opportunities. www.infocastinc.com/index.php/conference/527


Feb. 8-9

Southern Plains Conference

Muleshoe National Wildlife Refuge, Muleshoe, TX,

Dwelling in the Natural World. 23rd annual conference presented by Ogallala Commons. Landscapes, plants, animals and soils of the Southern Plains. Tours, workshops, presentations, discussions, music, locally produced food. 806.945.2255


Feb. 9-11

Integrative Healthcare Symposium
Hilton Hotel, NY,  NY
Join 1,200 practitioners in the integrative healthcare community to hear from nationally recognized practitioners and experts in the fields of women’s health, environmental health, ayurveda & traditional Chinese medicine, functional medicine, homeopathy and more. www.ihsymposium.com



Feb. 14-16

Renewable Energy World Conference & Expo

Convention Center, Long Beach, CA

North America’s leading all renewable event” Also there: Solar Power Generation Conference. www.renewableenergyworldevents.com/index.html


Feb. 15-18

BioFach 2012 – The World Organic Trade Fair

Nuremberg, Germany



March 7-10,  2012

Green Energy Summit

Milwaukee, WI.

Theme: The New Economic Wave: Clean, Green and Blue. Green Business, energy, careers, sustainability. www.greenenergysummit.us


Incubating NM Rural Food Producers

Free one-year project aimed at helping small food producers looking to expand. USDA and South Valley Economic Development Center have partnered to help small food producers in NM gain access to larger markets, received business training and assistance. Benefits of the program include: Access to SVEDC partners in areas such as marketing, distribution, micro-lending and business assistance; Access to SVEDC retail buyers such as Whole Foods, John Brooks and more. For info, contact Brandom@svedc.org, 505.301.3689. www.svedc.org


Rio Grande Return

Gifts from the River

Locally produced salsas, jams, honey, chocolates, soaps, lotions, incense and more. Supports local farmers, producers and the conservation of the Rio Grande. 505.466.1767, toll free: 866.466.1767, www.riograndereturn,com


Veterans Green Jobs Academy

Northern NM College, Espanola

Workforce training and specific degree programs to support military veterans in fully accredited academic certificate and degree programs in areas of environmental science related to renewable energy, hazardous materials response, forestry, sustainable agriculture, wildland fire science, construction trades and others. A partnership with the NM Dept. of Veterans Services. For more info, call Dr. Biggs at 505.747.5453 or visit www.nnmc.edu/vetacademy.htm.


NM Green Chamber of Commerce

The NM Green Chamber of Commerce, with chapters around the state, has a business directory that is a great resource for conscious consumers looking for locally owned and environmentally friendly businesses in their area.  Contribute to a sustainable future by supporting businesses in your city/town that are striving to be leaders in green business practices. Info: 505.859.3433, info@nmgreenchamber.com, http://nmgreenchamber.com/members?page=2

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