ALBUQUERQUE

 

Through Feb. 2013

100 Years of State & Federal Policy: Its Impact on Pueblo Nations

Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, 12th St. NW

Exhibition reflects on the human experience behind enacted policies and laws, adding to a well-documented history of Pueblo resilience since the time of Emergence. Indianpueblo.org/100years

 

Aug. 3, 7- 8:30 pm

Joanne Shenandoah – Live

Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, 2401 12th St. NW

The Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter in an intimate live performance. $15. 1.866.877.7902, www.indianpueblo.org

 

Aug. 4, 5, 10; 9 am-3 pm

Biofuels Training Class

CNM So. Valley Campus, 5816 Isleta Blvd. SW

SFCC Biofuels Center of Excellence offers free training to qualified applicants. Greentraining.sfcc.edu

 

Aug. 8, 9-10:30 am

Home Farming Revolution for Drylands Book Signing/Presentation

MRCOG, 809 Copper Ave. NW

Convert any plot of land into a micro-farm. Info: 505.724.3617, asimon@mrcog-nm.gov

 

Aug. 9, 21, 11:30 am

LEED and the Urban Heat Island Effect Webinar

Earn LEED & AIA hours. $10/$15. Info/location/registration: execdir@usgbcnm.org, www.usgbcnm.org

 

Aug. 9-11

Advanced PV System Design and Installation

CNM Workforce Training Center

This course will provide 21 CEU credits for electrical journeymen, and is eligible for NABCEP education credit for PV installers. The course is free to those who qualify for the Solar Center of Excellence grant. Info: 505.224.5271, sbritton@cnm.edu

 

Aug. 11-13, 17-19; 9 am-3 pm

Algae Production Class

CNM So. Valley Campus, 5816 Isleta Blvd. SW

SFCC Biofuels Center of Excellence offers free training to qualified applicants. Greentraining.sfcc.edu

 

Aug. 14-Oct. 2 (Tuesdays 2:30-5 pm)

Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Classes

Central NM Community College, 500 Eagle Rock Ave. NE

$599. Workforce Training Center: 505.224.5200, cnm.edu/wtc

 

Aug. 22 (call for time)

Mt. Taylor: Traditional Cultural Property on the NM Register of Cultural Properties

Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, 2401 12th St. NW

Panelists: Theresa Pasqual (Acoma Pueblo), Acoma Historic Preservation Office; Shelly Chimoni (Zuni Pueblo), Exec. Dir., the All Indian Pueblo Council. www.indianpueblo.org

 

Aug. 25, 8 am-5 pm

Offgrid Photovoltaic, Wind and Hybrid Electricity

Central NM Community College, 500 Eagle Rock Ave. NE

$169. Workforce Training Center: 505.224.5200, cnm.edu/wtc

 

Sept. 7, 9 am-4 pm

Intro to Sustainable Green Business Practices

Central NM Community College, 500 Eagle Rock Ave. NE

$129. Workforce Training Center: 505.224.5200, cnm.edu/wtc

 

 

Sept. 12 (call for time)

The Return of Blue Lake: Religious Freedom and Cultural Identity

Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, 2401 12th St. NW

Panelists: Gilbert Suazo, Sr. (Taos Pueblo), Linda Bernal Yardley (Taos Pueblo) www.indianpueblo.org

 

Sept. 13-17

Wisdom from the Origins Conference

Marriott Pyramid North

The Mayan calendar and other prophesies on the future of humanity. Bridging Indigenous ways of knowing and Western science. Elders and wisdom holders from around the world. 505.792.2900, www.seedinstituteabq.org

 

Sept. 15-18

National Indian Council on Aging Conference

Albuquerque Convention Center

Attendees will learn how to educate and organize American Indian and Alaska Native elders into an advocacy structure for the unique service needs they have at local, regional and national levels. Tribal enterprise and nonprofit exhibitions, presentations, cultural events, Indian arts & crafts. Info/registration: 505.292.2001, rbnluehouse@nicoa.org, www.nicoa.org

 

Daily

Degrees of Change: NM’s Climate Forecast

NM Museum of Natural History & Science, 1801 Mountain Rd. NW

With a focus on NM and the SW, this exhibit reveals current and predicted impacts on humans, landscapes and ecosystems. Tickets: $7, $6, $4. Info: 505.841.2800, www.nmnaturalhistory.org

 

Starting in September

Weekend Permaculture Design Course

3.5 months of practical learning leading to permaculture certificate. Full range of sustainable learning practices. Focus on sustainable living in drylands. 505.455.0514, www.permaculture.org

 

Xeriscape Guide Available

A comprehensive list of plants and trees best suited to the climate and soil of the Middle Rio Grande region including the East Mountains. Revised by landscape designer Judith Phillips. How-to info on garden planting, plant selection efficient irrigation, rainwater harvesting, xeriscape basics, etc. Available at local libraries, nurseries, home garden centers and community centers or by calling 505.245.3133. More info: 505.768.3655.

 

Rain Barrels Available

Bernalillo County

Barrels are offered to property owners in unincorporated areas who are not customers of the ABQ Bernalillo Water Authority. To qualify, residents must sign up for a home water conservation survey. $40 for a 100-gallon barrel. 505.848.1500, www.bernco.gov/water

 

Southwest Barter Club

Healthcare using Barter Bucks instead of cash or insurance. Access to acupuncture, chiropractic, eye care, fitness and more. 505.715.2889, www.southwestbarterclub.com

 

Beneficial Farms CSA

Weekly distribution at La Montanita Co-op Warehouse, 3361 Columbia Dr. NE. This CSA works with up to 40 regional farms each year, and offers abundant, affordable shares of fresh fruit and vegetables and other local and regionally produced foods year round. All produce is grown with sustainable chemical-free methods.