June 1

National River Clean-up Day

 

June 2-6

NM Trade Mission to Mexico City

Business opportunities for NM-Mexico trade facilitated by the NM Economic Development Dept’s Office of Intl. Trade. Info: 505.827.0315, Edward.herrera@state.nm.us

 

June 3, 21 Application Deadlines

Con Alma Health Foundation Grants

Grants to nonprofits that promote health equity in NM. 6/3: Grant cycle for Small Grants, 6/21: Northern NM Health Grant Group. Details: http://conalma.org

 

June 3-9

Pack Light, Be Light

Ghost Ranch Conference Center, Abiquiu, NM

Introductory backpacking seminar. Classroom sessions and 3-day backpack trip. $495 + lodging & meals. 877.804.4678, ext. 4152, www.ghostranch.org

 

June 8

Kit Carson Electric Co-op Annual Meeting

Taos High School Gymnasium, Taos, NM

 

June 15, 2:30-3:30 pm

Earth Sheltering for Sustainability

East Mountain Library, Tijeras, NM

Loretta Hall, author of Underground Buildings: More than Meets the Eye, will speak on “Top Ten Buildings Under the Southwest.” Free. dhayba@cabq.gov, www.subsurfacebuildings.com

 

June 17 Deadline

PNM Resources Foundation Grants

Grant program focused on community environmental projects. 30 nonprofit projects will be selected to receive $10,000 to complete a project; anything from water conservation to community gardens. Proposals must promote environmental benefits or community improvements. Info: PNM.com/foundation

 

June 17-23

Chama River Adventure

Abiquiú, NM

Writing Down the River workshop with guide Steve Harris. Info: 505.685.4333, ext.4106, lindas@ghostranch.org, www.ghostranch.org

 

June 18-20

LOHAS Business Conference

Boulder, CO.

Lifestyles of Health and Sustainability. www.lohas.com

 

June 21-24

Peak Performance Grazing

Sustainable Settings Ranch, Carbondale, CO

Planning and management for animals, land, profit with Jim Gerrish and Owen Hablutzel. 970.963.6107 or brook@sustainablesettings.org, http://www.sustainablesettings.org

 

June 22- Oct. 4 (Reception 6/21, 5-7 pm)

Adventures de Taos Photo Exhibition

Town Hall, 400 Cam. de las Placita, Taos, NM

20 photographers work available for purchase. Taos Arts Council: 575.758.0000

 

June 26-29

1st Savory Institute Intl. Conference

Boulder, CO

Imagine a world in which humans live in harmony with each other and our planet; rich soils sustain sound models of regenerative agriculture, sequestering carbon, producing abundant whole food, rekindling local traditions and reactivating regional economies.

http://www.savoryinstitute.com/Conference2013/

 

June 29, 9:30 am-4:30 pm

Women in Transition Retreat

Healing Through Horses, Abiquiu

1-day retreat for women experiencing challenges that accompany change. $175. 505.685.0596, Judy@healingthroughhorses.net, www.healingthroughhorses.net

 

June 30 Deadline

Scholarships for Northern NM Counties

Ten $1,000 scholarships will be awarded by MANA del Norte to assist Hispanic women from Los Alamos, Mora, Río Arriba, Santa Fe, San Miguel and Taos counties in continuing or completing their post-secondary education. Info and application materials: www.manadelnortenm.org or 505.795.4319

 

Oct. 25-26

8th Annual Traditional Agriculture & Sustainable Living Conference

Salazar Center for the Performing Arts, NNMC, Española, NM

Keynote speakers: Dr. Vandana Shiva, PhD, Dr. Greg Cajete, PhD. Panel discussions, workshops, demonstrations, entertainment and more. Presented by the Pueblo of Tesuque, Four Bridges Traveling Permaculture Institute and the Sostenga program of NNMC. www.4bridges.org/conference-information

 

The Home Farming Revolution for Drylands

New book by Zoe Wilcox and Melanie Rubin is now available. A step-by-step guide to help you convert any plot of land into a micro-farm. Email info@homefarmingrevolution.com or visit www.homefarmingrevolution.com to download the book’s introduction for free. Available at Bookworks in Albq. and online.

 

Río Grande Return

Gifts from the River

Locally produced salsas, jams, honey, chocolates, soaps, lotions, incense and more. Supports local farmers, producers and the conservation of the Río Grande. 505.466.1767, toll free: 866.466.1767, www.riograndereturn,com

 

Veterans Green Jobs Academy

Northern NM College, Española

Workforce training and specific degree programs to support military veterans in fully accredited academic certificate and degree programs in areas of environmental science related to renewable energy, hazardous materials response, forestry, sustainable agriculture, wildland fire science, construction trades and others. A partnership with the NM Dept. of Veterans Services. For more info, call Dr. Biggs at 505.747.5453 or visit www.nnmc.edu/vetacademy.htm.

 

NM Green Chamber of Commerce

The NM Green Chamber of Commerce, with chapters around the state, has a business directory that is a great resource for conscious consumers looking for locally owned and environmentally friendly businesses in their area.  Contribute to a sustainable future by supporting businesses in your city/town that are striving to be leaders in green business practices. Info: 505.859.3433, info@nmgreenchamber.com, http://nmgreenchamber.com/members?page=2