June 1-30

This Time, This Place Exhibition

Open Space Visitor Center, 6500 Coors NW

Photo exhibit by local photographers of Open Space lands: the West Mesa, the Río Grande Valley and bosque, foothills of the Sandias. Reception: 6/8, 3-5 pm

 

June 3-8, 10 am-4:30 pm

BeeSWeek 2013

UNM Science and Math Learning Center

Scientific and Community Panel Forums. Four panel discussion focus on the design and implementation of a solutions-based sustainable industrial pollination framework to protect the N. American food supply. 6/3: Organic beekeeper Tomas Urrea, author Dr. Valerie Solheim; 6/4 keynote: permaculturalist Dr. Paul Wheaton. Tickets: $18-$25. 510.213.4402, alishatheexplorer@gmail.com

 

June 3, 10-11 am

Wildlife Habitat Garden Tour

ABQ Garden Center, 10120 Lomas NE

Free guided tour presented by the Xeric Garden Club of ABQ. The garden’s native, xeric plants support indigenous wildlife as well as migratory birds. A master gardener will explain the importance of creating and preserving wildlife habitats. www.xericgardenclub.org

 

June 5, 8:30 am-4:30 pm

Recycling Professionals Training

The goal is to empower professionals in the recycling field to reach out to their communities to increase recycling rates and to provide tools to successfully manage recycling programs. $100. Scholarships and CEUs available. Presented by the NM Recycling Coalition. 505.603.0558, www.recyclenewmexico.com

 

June 5, 5:30-7:30 pm

Green Drinks

Hotel Andaluz, 125 2nd St. NW

Network with people interested in local business, clean energy and other green issues. Featured guest speaker: Matt Schmader, Supt. of ABQ Open Space. Hosted by the Albuquerque & Río Rancho Green Chamber of Commerce. Info: 505.244.3700, lindsay@nmgreenchamber.com

 

June 5, 7 pm

Native Plants Presentation

NM Museum of Natural History, 1801 Mountain NW

Ted Hodoba, project manager of the Whitfield Wildlife Conservation Area near Belen, will present a free program about native plants of the area. Sponsored by the ABQ chapter of the Native Plant Society of NM. Info: npsnm.org

 

June 7, 6-8 pm

Turning Water Scarcity into Water Abundance

George Pearl Hall, UNM School of Architecture and Planning, Central NE and UNM Cornell Mall

Author/permaculturalist Brad Lancaster will discuss Integrated Rainwater Harvesting. Followed by a reception with Lancaster and the event sponsors, Erda Gardens and Learning Center, Kalyx Studio, Querencia Green, and UNM Sustainability Studies Program. Free. 505.610.1538, info@kalyxstudio.com

 

June 8-9

New Mexico GreenBuilt Tour

From Albuquerque to Taos (See story, page 27). Green Leaf Awards ceremony June 7. 505.410.7703, http://www.usgbcnm.org

 

June 9, 10 am-4 pm

Hands-on Earthworks & Acequia Workshop

Kalyx Studio Learning Center (So. Valley)

Author/permaculturalist Brad Landcaster (www.harvestingrainwater.com) will lead this workshop on designing and building water harvesting earthworks. 505.452.9975, info@kalyxstudio.com

 

June 10-12

Developing Tribal Energy Resources and Economies

Sandia Resort and Casino

Tribal lands make up about 5 percent of the land in the US, but hold up to 15 percent of the nation’s energy resources. Conference topics: right-of-way negotiations with utility companies, self-generation of energy for tribal communities, and deep shale exploration and development. $495. 505.924.2820, www.regonline.com/builder/site/Default.aspx?EventID=1155048

 

June 20, 5:30-7:30 pm

TrekWest Public Event

S. Broadway Cultural Center, 1025 Broadway Blvd., SE

Say Yes to Wildlife Corridors” A presentation by Trekker John Davis. Other speakers: Dave Foreman, Kim Vacariu, Jan-Willem Jansens and local officials. Food, live music. Free. (See story, page 11) kim@wildlandsnetwork.org, www.TrekWest.org

 

June 21, 9-10 am

TrekWest Video Interview

Placitas Wildlife Mural, Placitas Recycling Center, half-mile east of I-25 exit 242 (Bernalillo 550 exit east)

Interview with John Davis about the mural, “Protect Our Wildlife Corridors.” Free. 4winged@gmail.com, www.pathwayswc.wordpress.com

 

June 22, 2 pm

Regional Acequia Workshop

Historic Hubble House, 6029 Isleta Blvd. SW

Topics: water management, policy issues, easements, irrigation. Presentations about services and benefits from USDA programs for small farmers. www.southvalleyacequias.org

 

June 23, 1 pm

Jack Loeffler Presentation

Albuquerque Museum, 200 Mountain Rd. NW

Loeffler, a writer, aural historian and radio producer, will give a talk on our changing relationship with the landscape. Museum admission fee. 505.242.4600,

 

June 29, 10 am-12 pm

Pollination Gardening Class

3435 Stanford Dr. NE

Led by Loretta McGrath. $10 suggested donation. Presented by Home Grown NM and Skarsgard Farms Urban Agriculture Education Center. 505.473.1403, homegrownnewmexico@gmail.com

 

July 3, 5:30-7:30 pm

Green Drinks

Hotel Andaluz, 125 2nd St. NW

Network with people interested in local business, clean energy and other green issues. Hosted by the Albuquerque & Rio Rancho Green Chamber of Commerce. Info: 505.244.3700, v

 

Last week of the month

Community Homesteaders Potluck

South Valley

505.473.1403 or homegrownnewmexico@gmail.com

 

Aug. 24

Gala Fundraiser

Indian Pueblo Cultural Center

Celebrating Pueblo Indian Culture. An evening of art, food, dance, history. Individual ticket: $100; table: $1,200. www.indianpueblo.org/gala

 

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

 

Through October, 9:30 am-2:30 pm

Xeriscape Garden Club

ABQ Garden Center, 10120 Lomas NE

Families are invited to visit the Wildlife Habitat Garden. Hands-on activities for children to learn about wildlife habitats and the importance of pollinators. Free. www.xericgardenclub.org