April 2013

Gross National Happiness Comes to Santa Fe


Sustainable Happiness Week           April 13-21


Merle Lefkoff


Thousands of years ago, when we were still wandering around the African savannah, no one suffered from what writer Philip Louv terms “nature-deficit disorder.” Gallup wasn’t there to survey our ancestors to find out whether or not they were happy. After interviewing hundreds of British children, researchers found that “children are happiest when they play outside with other children.” Adults, as well, yearn to be in natural settings—whether it is a pick-up basketball game, a simple family picnic, a trip to one of our national parks, or hiking up a More >

What’s Going On? – Albuquerque

  April 2-30 (Tuesdays), 2:30-6:30 pm

LEED for Contractors

CNM Workforce Training Center

Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design operations and maintenance new construction and renovation course for developers, contractors, architects, builders and anyone interested in learning green building principles. Free for qualified applicants through a grant from the Dept. of Workforce Solutions. 505.224.5271, sbritton@cnm.edu


April 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. Topic: ABQ Academy’s Sustainability Program, which includes sustainability education, sustainable site management and energy use. Hosted by the Albuquerque & Rio Rancho Green Chamber of Commerce. Info: 505.244.3700, More >

What’s Going On? – Santa Fe


Through April 5

Hearings on Sandia Basin Water Transfer

Bataan Memorial Bldg., 407 Galisteo

Hearings on water rights application to pump 1,500 acre-ft. annually from Sandia Water Basin for a development east of ABQ. The NM Environmental Law Center, on behalf of East Mountain residents, is challenging the application. Open to the public. www.nnmelc.org


April 1-May 1, 5 pm

Buckaroo Ball Request for Proposals

Accepting applications from nonprofits in the fields of education and health & wellness. The fund supports services for children at risk in SF County. 505.988.9715, http://www.santafecf.org/page.aspx?pid=931


Through Jan. 5, 2014

New World Cuisine: Histories of Chocolate, Mate y Mas

Museum of International Folk Art

Exhibit focuses More >

What’s Going On? – Here & There


Through October

Diabetes Prevention Course

Río Arriba Health Commons, 2010 Industrial Park Rd., Española, NM

Lose 5 to 7 percent of your body weight and maintain at least 150 minutes of exercise per week. Classes limited to 15 participants. Sponsored by the NM Department of Health. Free. Info: 505.662.3100 or mchapman@laymca.org


April 1-9, 6-8 pm

Various Locations (see below)

Pojoaque Basin Regional Water System Meetings,

Comments sought for Environmental Impact Statement about the Aamodt settlement and the regional water system. Meetings hosted by the US Bureau of Reclamation. 4/1: Tesuque Valley Elementary School; 4/1: Pojoaque Valley School District; 4/3: Santa Fe Community College Jemez Rooms; 4/4: More >