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Awesome Foundation Santa Fe Accepting Grant Applications



Santa Fe, NM – The Santa Fe chapter of the Awesome Foundation is now accepting applications for a $1,000 micro-grant that will be awarded to invest in a local project that aims to make Santa Fe a better place to live, work, and play. Applications are due by Oct. 1, 2014, with the grant to be awarded in November.


The chapter is looking to fund creative local projects in the areas of science, technology, art, education, entertainment, or social good. Projects should demonstrate a clear community benefit with immediate impact by helping other people or creating a better environment for them.


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JSF: No program Aug. 31; Gaia Gardens Sept. 7

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)

August 31, Sunday, 11 am NO PROGRAM

Happy Labor Day Weekend!

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September 7, Sunday, 11 am @Collected Works Bookstore

Gaia Gardens’ Poki Piottin on Climate, Drought & Growing Food in Farm-Unfriendly Santa Fe With Xubi Wilson, KSFR Radio Host and JourneySantaFe Moderator

Gaia Gardens is an educational nonprofit certified organic farm dedicated More >

Annual SWEC bash to benefit wildlife and wild places

The Southwest Environmental Center invites everyone who loves the wildlife, open spaces and natural beauty of the Southwest to our annual gala fundraiser A Wild Night…for Wildlife on Saturday, September 27, 6-10 pm.

Join us as we close off Main Street in downtown Las Cruces for an evening under the stars, featuring delicious food from great local restaurants, excellent High Desert brews and St. Clair wines, and a silent auction featuring many unique items. Dance to the eclectic music of Albuquerque’s Felix y Los Gatos–considered by many to be New Mexico’s best party band, and Las Cruces’ own Mad Moe Zell, More >

City of Santa Fe Decriminalizes Marijuana

Possession of small amounts of marijuana no longer considered a criminal misdemeanor

Santa Fe, NM – After considering in-depth their legal options, the City Council tonight voted 5-4 to pass outright an ordinance to decriminalize the possession of small amounts of marijuana. After community groups collected the required amount of signatures to put the issue on the ballot, the City Council had three options at their meeting tonight. A) Put the initiative on the ballot, either in November or at a future city election; B) pass the language of the referendum directly into law, or C) delay a decision. The Councilors More >

WE ARE PEOPLE HERE! A Dramatic Reading

Friday, September 26, 2014, 7pm

El Museo Cultural

Join us to hear voices from history of those who, since ancient times, have stood outside the castle walls and who nevertheless claimed for themselves dignity and hope.  Neglected, unheard, even despised in their own times, peasants, women, people of color, and peacemakers have given to us a story of an indomitable human spirit that once again, today, rises in our midst.

We Are People Here! is a staged adaptation of Howard Zinn’s, A People’s History of the United States, to prepare delegates for the emotional and intellectual work of the Banking on New Mexico More >

Santa Fe Land Use Department Hosts Construction Inspection Forum Aug. 28

Series of Forums for Contractors will Discuss Green Building Code Construction Practices, Details & Issues

SANTA FE, NM – The city of Santa Fe’s Land Use Department, Inspection & Enforcement Division will host a breakfast-time forum on Thursday, August 28, 2014, from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. in City Council Chambers to discuss green building construction issues common in Santa Fe. Dalinda Bangert, president of EcoTerra Enterprises, will present along with city staff members.  This forum will be the second in a series of presentations and follow-up discussions designed to address common construction issues and to improve communication and coordination between More >

“Exploring Horizons in Carbon Energy: Divestment and Engagment”


SEPTEMBER 16 & 17, 6 TO 8 PM — JEAN COCTEAU CINEMA, SANTA FE Santa Fe, NM — August 22, 2014 — Horizons Sustainable Financial Services, a Santa Fe-based registered investment advisory firm, announced a two-evening event about carbon energy, climate change, and investment-driven solutions: “Exploring Horizons in Carbon Energy: Divestment and Engagement”. Both evenings’ events will be free and open to the public at the Jean Cocteau Cinema, at 418 Montezuma in Santa Fe. On Tuesday, September 16th, at 6 pm, the documentary A Climate of Change will be screened. A powerful new film by More >

Fall 2014 Lineup, Water & Energy in NM: Conversations on Our Common Future

WHEN: Most Wednesdays from Aug 27th to Nov 19th • noon-12:45pm (schedule below) WHERE: Pearl Hall (Stanford & Central, Albuquerque, across from Frontier) • Room P139, lower level This seminar series presents a wide range of research, issues, insights, and perspectives related to water and energy in New Mexico. It seeks to encourage a robust exchange of ideas and to expand the discussion and debate on local, state, and regional water and energy challenges. The series is free and open to the UNM community and the public. No registration or advance notice is required to attend. Contact: Dr. Caroline Scruggs More >

Journey Santa Fe: Quivira Coalition founder on carbon farming

August 24, Sunday, 11 am @Collected Works Bookstore

Carbon Farming – “Grass, Soil, Hope A Journey Through Carbon Country” – With Courtney White, Founder of the Quivira Coalition Moderator: Xubi Wilson, KSFR Radio Host

The exciting concept of ‘carbon farming’, which Courtney White clearly articulates both with theory and with practical examples, could revolutionize our entire approach to environmental restoration. If widely applied, these techniques would reverse climate change, and reestablish health to the land, to ourselves, and to our communities.

This book tackles an increasingly crucial question: What can we do about the seemingly intractable challenges confronting all of humanity today, including More >

Genoveva Chavez Community Center Photovoltaic Installation Begins

SANTA FE, NM – The City of Santa Fe has begun work to install parking structures with solar panels in the main parking lot located south of the GCCC building. The parking canopy structures will be erected in September, and in December the solar panels will be placed on the structures. Work will be completed by Jan. 31, 2015.

Solar panels will provide approximately 23% of the electrical needs for the GCCC. The power will be generated on-site rather than through PNM’s power plants. This will reduce CO2 production by 1,130 tons and water use by 410,000 gallons per year. The More >

Test Results Show UNM Hospital Patient Does Not Have Ebola

(Santa Fe) – Laboratory tests conducted at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) confirmed that a 30-year-old woman hospitalized at UNM Hospital does not have Ebola Virus Disease. The New Mexico Department of Health received the results today.

The Department of Health, in collaboration with the CDC, made the decision to conduct the laboratory tests out of an abundance of caution due to her travel history. The woman had been in Sierra Leone, Africa, and left there earlier this month. She had no history of contact with anyone who had been sick in Sierra Leone, including anyone with confirmed More >

Health Department Reports First Human West Nile Virus Case in NM in 2014

State Encourages New Mexicans to Protect Themselves from Mosquito Bites

(Santa Fe) – The New Mexico Department of Health reports a 45-year-old woman from San Juan County has been diagnosed with West Nile virus infection. She was not hospitalized and is at home recovering. This is the first human case of West Nile virus infection identified in New Mexico this year.

“In people, West Nile virus can cause flu-like symptoms such as fever, nausea, headache, and muscle aches,” said Department of Health Secretary Retta Ward, MPH. “If someone feels they have a flu-like illness and are feeling sick, they should see their More >

Climate change film at CCA Aug. 24

Citizens’ Climate Lobby present THE AGE OF STUPID

12:30p Sun, Aug 24, $5, w/ special guest Councilman Peter Ives (who will describe the city’s climate change task force that he’s heading) The year is 2055, and in a world devastated by mankind’s lack of foresight, one soul (Pete Postlewaite) seeks the answer to why we let our planet fall to ruin. Looking over archive footage from the year 2007, he sees everyone talking about the damaging effects of global warming, but no one bothering to take the action required to reverse the troubling trend.


505.982.1338 CONTACT@CCASANTAFE.ORG 1050 Old Pecos Trail Santa Fe, NM


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SF Buses to Operate for Free this Weekend


SANTA FE, NM – Residents and visitors will be able to get around the city for free this weekend. Everyone is invited to take advantage of free bus services Saturday, August 23rd and Sunday, August 24th. The services run in conjunction with SWAIA and IFAM Markets.


Customer service representatives with Santa Fe Trails will also offer guidance at the Santa Fe Place Mall Station and the Downtown Transit Center which will be temporarily relocated on West Alameda between Guadalupe St. and Sandoval St. during the SWAIA Market. These representatives will be able to help riders reach their destinations efficiently and with ease. They More >

Wage theft victims and labor groups to protest

Department Refuses to Enforce New Mexico Minimum Wage Act, Hundreds of Workers Turned Away

SANTA FE, NM–Wednesday at 12:15 pm, members of the United Worker Center of New Mexico (a project of Somos Un Pueblo Unido) will hold a protest in front of the Department of Workforce Solutions (DWS) to denounce several administrative policy changes that have made it nearly impossible for wage theft victims to recuperate their stolen wages.  In 2009, the New Mexico Legislature passed a law to provide additional wage and hour protections to workers and to crack down on unscrupulous employers who steal from their employees.   But More >

Journey Santa Fe: UNM prof on police protests in Albuquerque

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)

August 17, Sunday, 11 am @Collected Works Bookstore

UNM Professor David Correia On The Police Protests in Albuquerque With Xubi Wilson, KSFR Radio Host and JourneySantaFe Moderator

Prof. David Correia, director of the school’s undergraduate program in American Studies, recently led more than 20 protesters who stormed the office of Albuquerque Mayor Richard Berry over the More >

Belen Pecan Farm Installs Federally Funded Solar Power System


Funding Offsets Cost of Constructing Energy System


ALBUQUERQUE, NM, August 15, 2014 – USDA Rural Development State Director Terry Brunner was in Belen, New Mexico today to dedicate a solar power system which is providing electricity to run the Burris Pecan Farm. The Four Daughters Land and Cattle Company, which owns the farm, was awarded a $107,100 Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) grant administered by Rural Development’s business program. The grant was used to offset the cost of the construction of the $428,402 solar power system.


During the dedication ceremony Brunner said, “I commend the Four Daughters Land and Cattle for More >

Property Crimes Hit Record Low

SANTA FE, N.M. – Santa Fe Police are proud to announce the city’s property crimes have hit an all-time record low. July saw 78 total burglaries. This is the lowest number of combined residential, auto and commercial burglaries since the department began its current record keeping system in 2003.

Residential burglaries dropped by 43 percent compared to July of 2013. Auto burglaries are down 41 percent and commercial burglaries declined by 38 percent in the same time period.

This July the city saw 33 residential burglaries which is a stark contrast from October of 2011 when there were 96 burglarized homes or More >

SF Watershed Association seeks volunteers

The Santa Fe Watershed Association is looking for volunteers to help us mail our summer newsletter. We’ll be folding, sealing, stuffing, and stamping approximately 800 newsletters. Join us for a couple of hours and meet some of our other loyal volunteers. We’ll have good conversation and snacks! Here is the remaining date:

* Monday, August 11th from 1:30 – 3:30

If you are able to help us onMonday, please call Keely at 505-820-1696 or email

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Homegrown New Mexico Community Potluck

WEDNESDAY August 13, 2014 Time: 6-8 pm LOCATION: WHOLE FOODS COMMUNITY ROOM-(the small Whole Foods on Cordova and St. Francis) Topic: Discussion of what to plant for fall and review of the Garden Tour.


If you have questions, please contact: or call 505 660-4986

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