Archive for February, 2013
Petition Background In Sierra County, NM, we are watching a mining company reopen Copper Flat Mine. It wants to take 1/3 of the total groundwater used in the More >
The potluck design workshop on March 24 from 10:30 am to 2:30 pm will More >
INNOVATING SANTA FE’S WATER FUTURE (Part 2 of a series on Water Democracy), with JAN-WILLEM JANSENS and host David Bacon in Bacon’s continuing Who Controls Water in the Bio Region Series
Jan-Willem Jansens will continue to explore what solutions may be found for the More >
“We will have presentations on pruning basics, common training systems and some new development for each species,” said Shengrui Yao, Cooperative Extension Service fruit specialist. “After that, there will be a hands-on session in the field.”
The tree species will include apples, peaches, cherries and apricots. Also to be discussed will be grapes, blackberries and raspberries.
“Home gardeners, small farmers and commercial fruit growers are all More >
Wells Fargo has granted the college $70,000 to a program that aims to assist agriculturalists in transitioning to sustainable practices through advanced technological systems.
“It is really exciting to see something like sustainable agriculture moving toward what can benefit our farmers more in this community,” said Terra Van Winter, director of development for the College of ACES. “We are looking for different ways to promote research and More >
“We are excited to have the Sierra Club support and grateful for their help and interest in recycling in Santa Fe” said More >
DECLARATION OF INTERDEPENDENCE WITH MOTHER EARTH – with Institute of American Indian Arts Director of Student Sustainability Leadership Annie Haven McDonnell and student leaders Bonita Rickers and Monica Gutierrez, in conversation with Unicopia radio host Faren Dancer
When, in the course of human events, it becomes More >
This decision is in direct alignment with its mission – to present and support art as a positive social force. Community-based and international in scope, the Institute believes that art plays a central role in civic life and that artists’ voices are essential to understanding our complex world. Focusing on issues of social justice, cultural freedom and environmental responsibility, SFAI has, for the past 12 years, been a leader in empowering the community More >
Topics to be covered in the seminar include status and future projection of groundwater, water conservation techniques, design of wells and pumps, More >
USDA Rural Development State Director Terry Brunner has announced his agency is now accepting applications for the Rural Business Enterprise Grant (RBEG) program.
In making the announcement Brunner said, “The RBEG program is one of the most flexible economic development opportunities offered by USDA Rural Development to create jobs, something the Obama administration has worked hard to do.” He added, “In the past the RBEG has been used to fund business incubators, feasibility studies, business plans, and it has financed technical assistance programs for business development.”
The RBEG funding is made available to public bodies, nonprofit More >
PRESIDENT’S DAY RALLY IN SOLIDARITY WITH 350.0RG, THE SIERRA CLUB AND THE HIP HOP CAUCUS
Bring your bikes, your skateboards, your skates, walk, run, take the bus or carpool but join us in solidarity with this historic DC action calling for President Obama to reject the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline.
Meet your friends and allies, make new friends and allies, in the struggle to end the climate emergency we face.
This Sunday February 10, 2013 , 11 am @Collected Works Bookstore, 202 Galisteo St., Santa Fe:
Local Author Paul Bauer Will Discuss His Book “The Rio Grande – A River Guide To The Geology and Landscapes of Northern New Mexico” and What Is Happening to the Rio Grande Today. Bauer will be in conversation with KSFR Radio Host David Bacon, part of Bacon’s continuing series “Who Controls Warter in the Bio Region.”
Bauer is a principal geologist and associate director at the New Mexico Bureau of Geology & Mineral Resources at New Mexico Tech. He received a Ph.D. in geology from New More >
NMSU has been a leader in RecycleMania in recent years, placing fifth in both 2011 and 2012, and second in 2010 in the competition division of the tournament. More than 525 schools from 47 states, the District of Columbia and Canada are participating this year. Schools compete in 11 categories to see who recycles the most on a per capita basis, which produces the More >
Bloomberg reports El Paso Electric Co., a southwestern utility, has agreed to purchase electricity from a New Mexico solar project owned by the solar panel manufacturer First Solar, for a price lower than the going rate for coal:
First Solar bought the 50-megawatt Macho Springs project from Element Power Solar, according to a statement yesterday. El Paso Electric Co. (EE) agreed to buy the power for 5.79 cents a kilowatt-hour, according to a Jan. 22 procedural order from the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission.
That’s less than half the 12.8 cents per kilowatt-hour average price for new coal plants, according to More >
To navigate the health and wellness marketplace for our families and our selves is an exercise in nearly endless choice making. Among the many challenges accompanying us is reconciling the conventional assumptions and external messages about healthcare in our culture with the natural, inner guidance system operating deep within us.
I believe that when we can get quiet enough and listen within, we know what is good for us and what it not. Unfortunately, there are many barriers in our society to cultivating that inner quietude and access to self-derived knowing. Staying alert and increasing consciousness in our personal More >