January and February

Retrofitting Commercial Buildings for Water and Energy Efficiency

Certificate course offered by UNM’s Division of Continuing Education in partnership with Global Energy. Designed for building and facility managers, building owners, contractors, engineers, architects and the trades that support them. How to analyze a building and its systems, how to identify the best savings opportunities, how to write a retrofit plan. Free to most trainees. For eligibility and enrollment, contact Julie Kare: 505.277.2382 or jkare@unm.edu

 

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

Jan. 2, 11:30 am-1 pm

US Green Building Council-NM

IPCC, 2401 12th St. NW

Monthly luncheon meeting. LEED strategies and Initiatives by Nicole Seguin of Nrs-Ting Consulting LLC. $25 USGBC members, $18 emerging green builders, $30 others. Info/Registration: www.usgbcnm.org

Jan. 7, 6 pm

Shifting Baselines Exhibition Opening

SF Art Institute

Gallery talk and exhibition opening for residency project curated by Patricia Watts. Portrays the shift over time in the expectation of what a healthy ecosystem looks like. Opening $10. Exhibition through Jan. 25 (M-F): free. www.sfai.org/index2.html

Jan. 9, 9-10:30 am

Agriculture Collaborative Meeting

Mid-Region Council of Governments of NM, 809 Copper NW

Topic: Marketing for Local Growers. 505.724.3617, asimon@mrcog-nm.gov

Jan. 9, 5:30-7:30 pm

Green Drinks

Hotel Andaluz, 125 Second St. NW

Networking event for people interested in local business, clean energy and other green issues. 505.244.3700, stacy@nmgreenchamber.com, http:/www.greendrinks.org/NM/ABQ

Jan. 15, 7-11:30 am

8th Annual Economic Outlook Conference

Crowne Plaza Hotel, 1901 University Blvd. NE

A morning devoted to the latest information concerning the US and NM economies. Recent history, current state and future paths of each of these economies will provide the business owner or executive with relevant information for the coming year. Cost: starting at $55. Info/Registration: 505.348.8326, www.bizjournals.com/albuquerque/special/2013/EconomicOutlook

Jan. 31-March 14, Every Th. from 3:30-5 pm

La Montanita Co-op Veteran Farmer Project 2013

NMSU ABQ Campus, 4501 Indian School Rd. NE, Rm. G106

These courses provide technical and business planning resources to new and experienced farmers growing diverse produce at a small scale. All veterans, active service and National Guard are welcome to come to these free farming and gardening classes. Rides available. Contact Robin Seydel at 505.217.2027, toll free: 877.775.2667 or email robins@lamontanita.coop or contact John Shields at the VA at 505.256.6499, ext. 5638 or email John.Shields2@va.gov

February 15-16

NM Organic Farming Conference

Mariott Albquerque Pyramid North

A gathering of organic producers, researchers and those who move help move food from farm to fork. Presented by Farm-to-Table (www.farmtotablenm.org), NM Dept. of Agriculture (www.nmda.nmsu.edu), NMSU Cooperative Extension Service (www.aces.nmsu.edu). Registration: $100 (2-days) or $65 (one-day). Info: 505.473.1004, ext. 10 (Santa Fe); 505.889.9921 (Albuquerque)

 

Feb. 28, March 1

Land Ethic Leaders Workshop

Bachechi Environmental Education Center, 9521 Rio Grande Blvd. NW

Building leaders, connecting to nature and each other, recognizing common values across divides. Presented by the Aldo Leopold Foundation and the McCune Foundation. Registration: $200. Info/Registration: www.aldoleopold.org/Programs/lel.shtml or 608.355.0279, ext. 28, anna@aldoleopold.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.

 

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.