ALBUQUERQUE

 

Through Feb. 2013

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

Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, 2401 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

 

Nov. and Dec.

Retrofitting for Energy Efficiency Classes

UNM Continuing Ed. Div., 1615 University Blvd. NE

Daytime and evening courses cover building analysis, resources, measuring costs, savings and how to write a retrofit plan. $99-$149. Some scholarships available. For schedule, email jkare@unm.edu or 505.842.1462.

 

Nov. 4, 1-4 pm

Citizens Climate Lobby Training

The Source Albuquerque, 3538 Anderson Ave. SE

With CCL Exec. Dir. Mark Reynolds. RSVP: 505.570.7586, maria@myearthprints.com, www.CitizensClimateLobby.org

 

Nov. 4, 2-6 pm

Muertos y Marigold Parade

Bernalillo Sheriff’s Sub Station, Centro Familiar and Isleta SW

South Valley community Dia de los Muertos commemoration. 505.363.1326, muertosmarigolds.org

 

Nov. 7 11:30 am-1 pm

USGBC Luncheon: New Urbanism

Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, 2401 12th St. NW

Presenter Rob Dickson, with a visual comparison, will show why urbanism is more important than architecture to the green building movement. Open to the public. $18-$35. Info: 505.821.6259. Registration: www.usgbcnm.org

 

Nov. 8, 6-9 pm

Treehugger’s Bash

Grove Café & Market, 600 Central Ave.

6th annual fundraiser for WildEarth Guardians. Gourmet food, silent auction. Learn what Guardians and partners are doing to put an end to trapping on public lands. $35. Info: aespinoza@wildearthguardians.org or 505.988.9126, ext. 0.

Nov. 9, 8 am-10 am

How to Achieve Building Efficiency

UNM Mechanical Engineering Bldg., Rm. 218

Presentations by Kevin Yearout of Yearout Mechanical, Assoc. UNM Professor Andrea Mammoli, Assoc. Dir. for Engineering & Energy Services Bob Notary, P.E., and UNM Mechanical Engineering Research Asst. Birk Jones. RSVP and info: 505.277.0111, http://iseslab.unm.edu/bert_presentation.html

Nov. 14, 5-7 pm

Southwest Grassfed Alliance

Embassy Suites Hotel

Annual meeting, dinner and auction. Guest speaker: Holistic Management pioneer Allan Savory. Registration required. $25. Info: 970.390.5597, info@grassfedlivestock.org

Nov. 14-16

11th Annual Quivira Coalition Conference

Embassy Suites Hotel

How to Feed 9 Billion People from the Ground Up: Soil, Seeds, Water, Plants, Livestock, Forests, Organics and People.” This conference will explore innovative practices that are successfully intensifying food production while preserving, maintaining and restoring the natural world. Register online at www.quiviracoalition.org or call 505.820.2544.

Nov. 15, 6:30-8 pm

New Agrarian Career Connection

Embassy Suites Hotel – Sierra Room

Interested in a career in sustainable agriculture? This informal gathering will connect aspiring agrarians with established ranchers, farmers and land management professional to discuss internship or apprenticeship opportunities, explore potential partnerships, learn about land transfer programs, network and more. Bring your resume. Free. For info, call 505.820.2544, ext. 5. www.quiviracoalition.org

 

Nov. 30, 9:30 am-3:30 pm

Health Care Reform Convening

Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, 2401 12th St. NW

Open to nonprofits, govt. agencies and businesses. An Opportunity to learn about the current status of healthcare reform and a forum for networking, info sharing and discussion on needs and gaps in healthcare reform implementation in NM. Free. Hosted by Con Alma Health Foundation: www.conalma.org

Dec. 5, 5:30-8 pm

Green Tie Party

Location: TBD

US Green Building Council-NM annual event brings together chapter members and others for socializing, networking and recognition of the year’s accomplishments. $15-$20. Open to the public. 505.277.0474

Dec. 8, 9 am-4 pm

NM Pueblo Fiber Arts Guild Show & Sale

Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, 2401 12th St. NW

Celebrate the revival of Pueblo textiles. Meet Louie Garcia, his students and other Pueblo fiber artists. Demonstrations of weaving, embroidery, spinning, basketry and more. Info: 505.363.1294 or 4akatl@gmail.com

Dec. 9, noon

NMSEA 40th Anniversary Celebration

So. B’way Cultural Center, 1025 B’way Blvd. SE

The NM Solar Energy Association’s new television series Renewable NM will be premiered. Reservations: info@nmsea.org or 505.246.0400, www.nmsea.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

 

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.

 

 

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