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Journey Santa Fe: Medical Journalist Kate Singer

JourneySantaFe sponsors Sunday morning gathering of progressive thinkers who explore, through presentations, issues that influence our daily lives and the lives of future generations. All conversations are FREE and OPEN to the public and take place at Collected Works Bookstore (202 Galisteo St. in Santa Fe, NM)

July 27, Sunday, 11 am at Collected Works Bookstore

Medical Journalist Kate Singer Will Present on Her New Book “The Electronic Silent Spring”

Moderator: Xubi Wilson, KSFR Radio Host

Katie Singer works on public policy with the Electromagnetic Radiation Policy Institute. A medical journalist, her books include The Garden of Fertility (Avery, 2004), Honoring Our Cycles (New Trends, 2006) More >

Recycling plant development expanding globally, according new AcuComm research

At one time, recycling was largely to be found in developed nations.  But the latest June 2014 research from Waste Industry Sales Monitor indicates that the environmental and cash benefits of materials recovery is taking root across the world.

AcuComm has identified 20 new or upgraded recycling plant developments in the June edition of Waste Industry Sales Monitor (www.acucomm.net/wism). The average value of the developments where cost was identified is US$36 million, giving the global recycling sector in June a notional value of US$720 million for the month for the projects listed.

In addition to established markets with high recycling levels in More >

Severely Neglected Dog Found in Las Vegas NM

Animal Protection of New Mexico Offers up to $5,000 Reward Las Vegas, New Mexico—A small dog that had been found suffering from extreme neglect on May 20, 2014 recently was humanely euthanized because of the numerous serious health issues that resulted from years of abuse and neglect. “Fonzi,” a 7-9 year old old male terrier mix, was found, a piece of chain around his neck, by a Good Samaritan near Armijo elementary School in Las Vegas. Chaining dogs has been prohibited in Las Vegas since 2012. Fonzi was emaciated, weighing only 9 pounds, but his new veterinarian noted he should have More >

Opponents of fracking in Mexico suffer setback

Mexican opponents of the controversial method of extracting natural gas known as fracking lost an important battle in the Mexican Senate late last week. As part of a 91-26 vote that approved secondary legislation implementing the Pena Nieto administration’s energy reform, most senators rejected a measure that would have prohibited fracking.

 

Prior to the July 18 vote, the Mexican Alliance against Fracking, a grouping of environmental organizations, presented senators with a petition signed by more than 10,000 people that supported a fracking ban.

Nonetheless, a majority of senators from President Pena Nieto’s PRI party joined with lawmakers from the PAN and PVEM More >

Outdoor of ‘ELEMENTAL’ at the Railyard

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Let’s get together! Join us this Saturday evening, July 26th, for an inspirational movie, “Elemental,” a critically acclaimed film about individuals who surmounted great challenges in the fight against climate disruption across three different continents.

Take part in New Mexico’s premiere screening of this moving and brilliantly filmed documentary, which received rave reviews from the NYTimes and Washington Post. Check out the trailer here, and don’t miss this awesome event for the whole family!

Let us know if you’ll be there: RSVP to our FB event, and if you haven’t Liked our page yet, send us some love! –New Energy Economy

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HomeGrown New Mexico:2014 Kitchen Garden & Coop Tour

 

IT’S HERE! The print version of the 2014 Kitchen Garden Tour addresses and map

Just print it out and come out and join us on the tour. Read on for more info on how to purchase tickets and the homes on the tour!

Our 4th Annual Kitchen Garden and Coop Tour is on Sunday, July 27  from 9 am – 2 pm.  Come get inspired for your own gardens! See five of Santa Fe’s most inspirational gardens.  Pick up ideas that you can use at your place or just enjoy these beautiful edible and functional landscapes.

‘The 5 properties on the tour this More >

Journey Santa Fe: A Conversation with Faculty from the Santa Fe High School Academy for Sustainable Education

JourneySantaFe sponsors Sunday morning gathering of progressive thinkers who explore, through presentations, issues that influence our daily lives and the lives of future generations. All conversations are FREE and OPEN to the public and take place at Collected Works Bookstore (202 Galisteo St. in Santa Fe, NM)

July 20, Sunday, 11 am at Collected Works Bookstore

A Conversation with Faculty from the Santa Fe High School Academy for Sustainable Education Moderator: Xubi Wilson, KSFR Radio host

The group will be coming off a two week planning session for experientially based education curricula for this new school. They should be full of ideas and More >

Journey Santa Fe: History of the French in NM

 

JourneySantaFe sponsors Sunday morning gathering of progressive thinkers who explore, through presentations, issues that influence our daily lives and the lives of future generations. All conversations are FREE and OPEN to the public and take place at Collected Works Bookstore (202 Galisteo St. in Santa Fe, NM).

July 13, Sunday, 11 am @Collected Works Bookstore

On the occasion of the French national day, “Bastille Day”, François-Marie Patorni will present a fast-paced illustrated overview of his great chase for the French in New Mexico since the 1500s, and about his personal adventures in discovering their history. Moderator: Zelie Pollon, one of KSFR news More >

NMSU to host free fruit tree grafting workshop at Alcalde July 24

New Mexico State University’s Cooperative Extension Service fruit specialist Shengrui Yao will host a fruit tree grafting/budding workshop from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 24, at NMSU’s Sustainable Agriculture Science Center at Alcalde.

Grafting is very useful in fruit tree production for both commercial growers and home gardeners. There are many reasons to graft.

“Commercial growers can use grafting to propagate their own trees especially unique cultivars,” Yao said. “Top-grafting can be used to switch cultivars to make the orchard more profitable.”

Home gardeners can graft multiple cultivars in the same tree to keep heirloom cultivars alive, or introduce pollenizer varieties to More >

State, Regional Health Departments Warn Residents about Tularemia

65-year-old Bernalillo County woman first human case of 2014

 

(Santa Fe) – The New Mexico Department of Health announced today a laboratory confirmed case of tularemia in a 65-year-old woman from Bernalillo County. The cause of the woman’s illness was confirmed at the Department’s Scientific Laboratory Division. The woman was hospitalized but has recovered and gone home.

 

“We will be following up with a case investigation later this week in an effort to prevent future infections,” says Dr.  Paul Smith, Urban Biology Division manager for the City of Albuquerque’s Environmental Health Department.

 

There have also been 7 pet cases of tularemia this year, More >

NMSU sustainability project receives regional and national recognition

A group of New Mexico State University researchers received regional and national recognition from Western and national land-grant university directors for a sustainability project that aims to conserve water.

“NMSU works in many aspects of sustainability,” said Steve Loring, administrative adviser representing the Western Agricultural Experiment Station directors. ” We have been part of this ongoing project for a very long time, and it is an honor to be selected and recognized for the work we’ve done.””

The project, called W-2128 Microirrigation for Sustainable Water Use was created in 1972. It is a multistate project in which NMSU, in collaboration with University More >

End Hunger in New Mexico Summit

SANTA FE, NM – The city of Santa Fe Division of Senior Services invites New Mexicans to participate in the “End Hunger in New Mexico Summit” on July 17 and 18 at the Isleta Resort and Conference Center in Albuquerque, NM. The End Hunger in New Mexico Summit focuses on a wide variety of topics dealing with hunger issues in the state of New Mexico. Presenters will include experts on the subject of hunger.

 

Workshops will include solutions, resources and connections to services throughout the state including: Solutions to Address and End Hunger; Services and Supports; Economic Security; USDA: Supplemental Nutrition More >

Water Harvesting Workshops July 12, Aug. 23

Intro to Water Harvesting and Green Infrastructure Workshop

Bachechi Open Space Environmental Classroom, Río Grande and Alameda, Albuquerque

Learn about rainwater harvesting and green infrastructure. Develop skills & expertise to transform your community. Free. RSVP: 505.433.8273, watershedmgnm@earthfutures.us

Clarification: The NM Watershed Resources Network water harvesting workshop at the Bachechi Open Space Environmental Classroom was published in the June Green Fire Times What’s Going On with a date of June 28. The correct date for this workshop should be July 12, as the June 28 workshop was actually in Río Rancho. The remaining water harvesting workshops will be held in Albuquerque on July 12 More >

Journey Santa Fe: David Groenfeldt on Water Ethics

JourneySantaFe sponsors Sunday morning gathering of progressive thinkers who explore, through presentations, issues that influence our daily lives and the lives of future generations. All conversations are FREE and OPEN to the public and take place at Collected Works Bookstore (202 Galisteo St. in Santa Fe, NM)

July 6, Sunday, 11 am @Collected Works Bookstore

A Conversation with David Groenfeldt, founder & director of the Water-Culture Institute, based on his book “Water Ethics: A Values Approach to Solving the Water Crisis” Moderator: Susan Gallaher, Retired Civil Engineer & Board Member of Journey

David Groenfeldt will be speaking about “water ethics”, based on his More >

EntreFlamenco beguns summer program at the Lodge at Santa Fe

 

 

EntreFlamenco has begun its summer program at the Lodge at Santa Fe (750 N. St. Francis Dr.) with 8 p.m. performances six nights a week (excluding Tuesday). The flamenco group, led by Antonio Granjero, of Jerez de la Frontera, Spain, and his wife, Estefania Ramirez, an American who has danced in Seville, Jerez, and other Spanish cities, will perform through August.

 

EntreFlamenco was launched in Madrid in 1998 by the two protégés of María Benítez and features five dancers and four musicians. Tickets are priced from $25 to $45 (discounts available), are available from Tickets Santa Fe at the Lensic (505-988-1234, www.ticketssantafe.org). More >

Albuquerque Wildlife Federation to hold centennial celebration at Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge

Albuquerque Wildlife Federation (AWF), a volunteer organization focused on preserving habitat and natural resources, will be holding a special outdoor event on July 19, 2014 to commemorate the centennial anniversary of its founding. The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held at Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge south of Albuquerque. The event will feature a special talk by noted writer and archivist Jack Loeffler, music, food, games, and guided hikes at the wildlife refuge.

Founded in July 1914 by sportsmen including famed conservationist Aldo Leopold, AWF (then known as the Albuquerque Game Protective Association) has More >

Water Harvesting Certification: September 15-21, Albuquerque, NM

Develop skills & expertise to transform your community

 

Water Harvesting Certification:  September 15-21, Albuquerque, NM

The most comprehensive course in passive and active water harvesting design and implementation. Watershed Management Group’s course combines hands-on and classroom instruction to provide participants with a thorough understanding of concepts.

Find certification course enrollment information and fees at:  www.watershedmg.org

email tech-trainings@watershedmg.org

or call 520-396-3266×1 Certification course taught  by respected instructors with field experience

Brad Lancaster, author & water harvesting expert

Catlow Shipek, WMG co-founder & natural resource manager

Jeff Adams, ecological design and education firm founder

 

Everyone, Every Drop! A partnership of the NM Watershed Resources Network and Watershed Management Group     To join the More >

Lotus, Revue in concert to restore historic Madrid ballpark

 

 

The Family Lotus String Band

With special guests

The Santa Fe Revue

Thursday Evening, July 3rd 2014, at Sol Santa Fe…Highway 14

Gates at 6:30…Show at 7:30

Heath concerts presents The Family Lotus, and guests The Santa Fe Revue in a dance concert in support of efforts to restore the historic Madrid ballpark. This will be only the second performance by this legendary Bluegrass/Jazz/Boogie /Rock band [and the only one with a flamenco guitarist] in the past 25 years. The Lotus: eight players, two full drum sets, original music, classic dance songs…and jammin’ will fill the summer night as it once did in the dancing More >

Award-winning documentary to show in El Rito

Río Arriba Concerned Citizens will offer a free showing of the award-winning documentary SPLIT ESTATE Sunday, July 20 at 2pm at the El Rito Public Library, Route 215, El Rito, NM, 575-581-4608.  Find out that what you don’t know CAN hurt you, your water, your land, your health.

The BLM has proposed use of public land in the Chama River Valley to oil and gas companies.  Over half of New Mexico citizens are downriver and thus rely on water from the Chama River Valley.  Comments from the public are being accepted from July 16 for one month.  A letter-writing session will More >

Journey Santa Fe: Ilan Shamir on “Living Your Dream”

JourneySantaFe sponsors Sunday morning gathering of progressive thinkers who explore, through presentations, issues that influence our daily lives and the lives of future generations. All conversations are FREE and OPEN to the public and take place at Collected Works Bookstore (202 Galisteo St. in Santa Fe, NM)

June 29, Sunday, 11 am @Collected Works Bookstore

Ilan Shamir on “Living Your Dream” and the Life Changing Experience of his 40-day Solo Walk Across Iceland Moderator: KSFR News Director Zelie Pollon

“I hadn’t planned on walking on foot across Iceland, but then I hadn’t planned not to! Step by step as I crossed the remote More >