Sept. 2, 5:30-7 pm

Green Drinks

Hotel Andaluz, 125 Second St. NW

Network with people interested in doing business locally, clean-energy alternatives and creating sustainable opportunities in our communities. Presented the first Wednesday of each month by the ABQ and Río Rancho Green Chamber. info@nmgreenchamber.com, www.greendrinks.org

Sept. 9, 9-10:30 am

Agriculture Collaborative

MRCOG, 809 Copper NW

Presentation/discussion about the future of food & agriculture in NM through the eyes of a UNM student initiative. Followed by a NM Food & Ag Policy Council committee meeting at 10:45 am. 505.247.1750, www.localfoodnm.org/

Sept. 10, 9 am-2 pm

UNM Health Sciences Job Fair

HSC North Campus Upper Plaza

Annual job fair hosted by UNM School of Medicine’s Resident and Graduate Assisted Placement Services. Open to health professionals and health profession students from all NM educational institutions. AClithero@salud.unm.edu

Sept. 12, 10 am-4:30 pm

TEDxABQ 2015

Popejoy Hall, UNM

Live talks, performances, interactive experiences. tedxabq.com

Sept. 12

Indian Pueblo Cultural Center Gala

2401 12th St. NW

Annual fundraising dinner/auction. Art, food, dance, history. $150. Sponsorship opportunities available. 505.724.3539, ccanfield@indianpueblo.org, indianpueblo.org/gala

Sept. 22, 6-7:30 pm

NM Solar Energy Assn. Chapter Mtg.

REI, 1550 Mercantile NE

Open to the public. 505.917.5074, jim.desjardins@affordablesolar.com

Sept. 26, 10 am-5 pm

ABQ International Festival

NM Veterans Memorial Park, 1100 Louisiana Blvd. SE

Free family-friendly multicultural event that celebrates the Int’l. District. Entertainment, food, arts & crafts, children’s activities. 505.265.2511. Sponsored by the city of ABQ, STEPS, Intl. District Neighborhood Assn.

Sept. 26

NM Solar Energy Assn. Solar Fiesta

CNM Workforce Training Center

505.246.0400, info@NMSolar.org    

Sept. 26, 2-5 pm

Water in the Desert

Sawmill Lofts, 1801 Bellamah NW

Rain chains and other artwork inspired by water scarcity will be part of a silent auction to benefit the NM Water Collaborative, a nonprofit that supports water conservation strategies for communities. 505.563.0615, www.nmwatercollaborative.org

Sept. 26-27

NM Approved Expo

State Fairgrounds

200 vendors. Organized to connect residents and tourists to local businesses. Local celebrities, musicians, fashion show, salsa cook-off. Proceeds benefit nonprofit entrepreneurial services. Presented by NM Community Capital. www.newmexicoapproved.com

Oct. 14-Nov. 10, evenings

Master Composter Training

Master composters are volunteers educated in the science, art, materials and methods of home composting techniques. They share this information in the community. nmcomposters.org

Oct. 29-31

NM Film & Media Industry Conference

Isleta Resort/Casino

Includes biannual education summit and state liaison network program. www.nmfilm.com/schedule-2015.aspx

Through Oct. 31

Habitat: Exploring Climate Change through the Arts

516 Central SW

Exhibitions, speakers, screenings, workshops. 505.242.1445, www.516arts.org

Nov. 11-13

Quivira Conference

Embassy Suites

The Next Wave: Cultivating Abundance” Hear from ranchers, farmers, scientists, activists and others. Speakers include Paul Hawkin, Christine Jones and many more. 505.820.2544, cbaca@quiviracoalition.org. Tickets: http://quiviracoalition.org/2015_Quivira_Conference

Daily, 10 am-6 pm

Wildlife West

87 N. Frontage Rd., Edgewood (east of ABQ)

122-acre park/attraction with educational programs dedicated to native wildlife and ecology. $7/$6/$4/children under 5 free. www.wildlifewest.org

Daily

Our Land, Our Culture, Our Story

Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, 2401 12th St. NW

Historical overview of the Pueblo world and contemporary artwork and craftsmanship of each of the 19 pueblos; Through Oct. 16: Visionary Concepts: Genres of Pueblo Art, spotlighting artists who depict pride in culture and tell a story of cultural perseverance. 866.855.7902, www.indianpueblo.org

First Sundays

NM Museum of Natural History

1801 Mountain Road

Museum admission is free to NM residents on the first Sunday of every month. 505.841.2800

ABQ 2030 District”

A voluntary collaboration of commercial property tenants, building managers, property owners and developers; real estate, energy, and building sector professionals, lenders, utility companies; and public stakeholders such as government agencies, nonprofits, community groups and grassroots organizers. Property partners share anonymous utility data and best practices. Professional partners provide expertise and services. Public partners support the initiative as it overlaps with their own missions. Info: albuquerque@2030districts.org