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Journey Santa Fe: Election Night Preview, with Political Commentator Joe Monahan

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)

November 2, Sunday, 11 am @Collected Works Bookstore

Election Night Preview, with Political Commentator Joe Monahan Moderator: KSFR Radio Host Xubi Wilson

Full program details at: www.JourneySantaFe.com Like us on Facebook!

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Community Bills of Rights citizens’ initiative banning heavy pesticide use on ballot in Oregon

The first-in-the-nation Community Bills of Rights citizens’ initiative banning heavy pesticide use is on the ballot in Josephine County, Ore. Nov. 4.

The Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund (CELDF) drafted the rights-based initiative for Josephine County residents when they requested CELDF’s assistance to protect themselves from the spraying of highly toxic chemicals.

For 40 years, residents and ecosystems across the region have been subjected to the use of pesticides in aerial spraying by the timber industry and roadside spraying for weed control by county and state government. Pesticides have been found permeating the soil, air, and water, impacting the health and well-being More >

New Mexico Sustainable Agriculture Conference set for Dec. 17 in Roswell

New Mexico growers will have a chance to learn the latest on topics ranging from soil conservation and alternative crops to the use of unmanned aircraft systems for rangeland monitoring during the annual New Mexico Sustainable Agriculture Conference Dec. 17 in Roswell.

“This yearly conference rotates around the state and addresses topics in sustainable agriculture of special interest to local agricultural professionals,” said Stephanie J. Walker, vegetable specialist for New Mexico State University’’s Cooperative Extension Service. Eight presentations are planned for the daylong event, which will run from 8:30 a.m. to about 4 p.m. at the Roswell Convention and Civic Center, More >

Journey Santa Fe: Mexico’s Tarahumara Land Struggle

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)

October 26, Sunday, 11 am @Collected Works Bookstore

Mexico’s Tarahumara Land Struggle With Randy Gingrich, Director of Tierra Nativa Moderator: KSFR Radio Host Xubi Wilson

A year and a half ago, Randy Gingrich presented a talk on the Tarahumara struggles for land and dignity against loggers, narcos, and mega-tourism development at Collected Works Bookstore. This fall, More >

ISC continues Gila River diversion deliberations Monday, Oct. 27 at 10:25 am

 

Albuquerque/Bernalillo Government Center

Vincent E. Griego Chambers, One Civic Plaza 

Albuquerque, NM

 

The Interstate Stream Commission (ISC) will continue to deliberate over a Gila River diversion at its next meeting scheduled for Monday, October 27.  The agenda includes ISC presentations on the Bohannon-Huston Phase II Preliminary Engineering Report, an economic analysis, value engineering study, and fish studies, among others.  Jim Brainard and Peter Coha will give presentations on the results of their analyses on the yield of a Gila River diversion project.

 

The Interstate Stream Commission’s decision on whether or not to divert the Gila River under Arizona Water Settlements Act is about six weeks away.  In a press More >

New Mexico solar businesses ready to roll with clean power

 

 

ALBUQUERQUE, NM – 41 New Mexico solar businesses issued a letter to the White House Oct. 16, endorsing limits on carbon pollution from power plants and advocating that solar energy become a focal point of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed Clean Power Plan.

 

“As solar power installers, manufacturers, designers, aggregators, product suppliers, and consultants, we welcome the EPA’s unveiling of the Clean Power Plan,” reads the letter, organized by the advocacy group Environment New Mexico. “This plan is a critical step toward transforming our energy system to one that protects our health and environment, and is affordable and reliable.”

 

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Public banking feasibility study goes before SF finance committee Monday

Banking on New Mexico  urges the public to attend and help move public banking forward in Santa Fe:

Monday, October 20, 5pm Santa Fe City Council Chambers The public banking feasibility study will go before the City of Santa Fe FINANCE COMMITTEE.

Please attend to lend a supportive presence to move public banking one step forward in Santa Fe. There’s no need to speak.

Wear GREEN if you’ve got it! See Agenda*: http://www.santafenm.gov/media/files/city_clerk/10-20-14_Finance_Committee.pdf

Wording of the Resolution Request for Approval of a Resolution Directing Staff to Analyze the Potential Opportunities of Establishing Public Banking Functions for the City of Santa Fe and Projecting Whether More >

Governor Martínez Directs Department of Health to Coordinate New Mexico’s Ebola Preparedness Plan

Santa Fe — Governor Susana Martínez has directed the New Mexico Department of Health (DOH) to coordinate the state’s Ebola preparedness plan to be ready in the event there is an Ebola case diagnosed in New Mexico. DOH will coordinate the state’s Ebola preparedness plan between state agencies like the Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (DHSEM), as well as local governments, hospitals, and healthcare providers throughout the state to ensure New Mexico is ready to handle any potential cases of Ebola.

“The risk of New Mexicans contracting Ebola is very, very low, but I want to assure everyone that More >

Journey Santa Fe: Land and Water Use

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)

October 19, Sunday, 11 am @Collected Works Bookstore

LAND and WATER USE A Conversation with KSFR station’s Living On The Edge Radio Hosts Xubi Wilson and David Bacon

Visit our website: www.JourneySantaFe.com

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EPA funds border projects, including wastewater

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced this month new funding for environmental projects in U.S. and Mexican border communities. Totaling more than $8.6 million, grants are being awarded in conjunction with the San Antonio-based North American Development Bank (NADB) and the Border Environmental Cooperation Commission as part of meeting the goals of the U.S.-Mexico Border 2020 Program.

The largest chunk of money ($5 million) will go the NADB’s Border Infrastructure Fund for wastewater projects in California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas. According to the EPA, specific projects will receive funding based on a selection process.

“Water, waste and environmental health More >

Inaugural Building Creative Communities Conference Nov.12-14 in Santa Fe

 

Santa Fe - New Mexico MainStreet, New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs Historic Preservation Division, New Mexico Arts and New Mexico Tourism Department invite community builders throughout the state to participate in the inaugural Building Creative Communities Conference Nov. 12-14. This training, educational and networking event will take place at the La Fonda Hotel. The conference will bring together practitioners representing the diverse fields of community building such as arts, culture and redevelopment to help promote commercial district revitalization, arts, cultural and heritage tourism and preservation.

 

Economic Development Secretary Jon Barela encourages stakeholders from across New Mexico to participate. “This pioneering More >

Author Gar Alperovitz in Santa Fe Oct. 17

Political economist, historian, activist & author of What Then Must We Do?,

Unjust Desserts and America Beyond Capitalism

Gar Alperovitz

will be in Santa Fe October 17th

to lead a public discussion on

“Creating a New Economy”

What can we do now to democratize wealth and live within ecological limits?

October 17, 2014, 6:30-8:30 PM.

Unitarian Universalist Church,

107 W. Barcelona Road, Santa Fe

Free admission. Refreshments served.

A New Economy Week event

Sponsored by La Montañita Coop, the UU Social Justice Team,

WeArePeopleHere! and the McCune Charitable Foundation.

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Journey Santa Fe: Former Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Alan Webber

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)

October 5, Sunday, 11 am @Collected Works Bookstore

Former Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Alan Webber on the state of the governor’s race, what he learned from the primary, and his view on how th eprogressive agenda is going forward

Moderator: KSFR Radio Host Xubi Wilson

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October 7: Big Day at the Clerk’s Office

Santa Fe County Clerk Geraldine Salazar wants all voters to take note of Oct. 7, 2014, a special day on the election calendar: it is ·        the last day to register to vote for the Nov. 4 General Election,

·        the first day to vote absentee in person at the County Building, and

·        the first day that the Bureau of Elections can send out Absentee Ballots.

If you like to multi-task, you can both register to vote and vote at the County Building on October 7th only. Or you can register to vote and complete an application for an absentee ballot at More >

Journey Santa Fe: The Real Deal in Organic Pastured Poultry

September 28, Sunday, 11 am @Collected Works Bookstore

THE REAL DEAL IN ORGANIC PASTURED POULTRY, With TOM DELEHANTY, OWNER OF POLLO REAL POULTRY FARMS KSFR and KSFR Radio Host Xubi Wilson: A sixth-generation farmer finds trial and error, observation and pig-headed persistence lead him to pasturing organic chickens in a moveable yurt system. Moderator: KSFR Radio Host Xubi Wilson

Pollo Real Ranch is the premier organic pastured poultry operation in the world. It lies in Socorro, New Mexico, between two desert mountain ranges in the green Rio Grande Valley, and encompasses 34 acres of irrigated land divided into several sections. On these More >

Join Keep Santa Fe Beautiful for “Toss No Mas” Clean-up Day

Join Keep Santa Fe Beautiful, the City of Santa Fe, Santa Fe County and New Mexico Clean and Beautiful in the communitywide ‘Toss No Mas’ Fall Clean-Up Day this Saturday, September 27, 2014.

 

On this day, citizens, businesses, schools, neighborhood, and civic groups can join

 

Keep Santa Fe Beautiful and the City of Santa Fe’s Environmental Services and Parks Divisions in picking up litter from city parks, school campuses, neighborhoods, right-of-ways and other visible public areas around the city. Students who need community service time to fulfill high school graduation requirements also are encouraged to participate.

 

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Hunter’s Moon Community River Clean-Up For the Santa Fe River

On Saturday, Oct. 11, , at DeVargas Park on West Alameda Street, the Santa Fe Watershed Association, the city of Santa Fe, and Santa Fe County are hosting a Hunter’s Moon Community River Clean-up from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. This is an event for removing the awful accumulation of litter from our beloved Santa Fe River.

Every autumn, we invite residents of all ages to join us for an hour or two to help pick up litter from the River bed. Meet us downtown at DeVargas Park off of West Alameda, between Sandoval and Guadalupe Streets. Registration is from 9:30 More >

NM Recycling Coalition Gets Federal Grant to Expand Services

Funding from USDA RD Allows Non-Profit to Extend Recycling Efforts

ALBUQUERQUE, NM, September 22, 2014 – USDA Rural Development State Director Terry Brunner will present a certificate of obligation to the New Mexico Recycling Coalition during ceremonies on Wednesday, Sept. 24.

The ceremony will take place during the annual New Mexico Recycling Coalition’s annual conference being held in Albuquerque.

The $30,000 Rural Business Enterprise Grant from USDA Rural Development will be used to develop and support the growth of recycling-related businesses that manage or utilize locally generated recyclable materials in targeted communities across New Mexico.

There will be 14 communities targeted for assistance with More >

Memorial Planned in Las Cruces for Famed Border Writer

Family and friends of Charles Bowden plan a memorial to celebrate the life and words of a noted writer this coming Sunday near Las Cruces, New Mexico. The 69-year-old journalist and author died at his Las Cruces late last month after suffering an illness.

A widely published chronicler of Mexico and the borderlands, Bowden’s works generated ample polemics and drew attention internationally to the drug-fueled violence that unhinged the Mexico-U.S. border region in recent years. Bowden’s classic 1998 book, “Juarez: The Laboratory of our Future,” was an early critique of the emerging free trade regime and its social consequences on not More >

Banking on New Mexico Symposium Saturday

 

September 27
10:30am to 9:00pm

Registration starts at 9:30am

Santa Fe Community Convention Center
201 W Marcy Ave
Santa Fe, New Mexico

 

 

 

WHY A SYMPOSIUM ON PUBLIC BANKING?

 

For a public bank to actually come into existence, it will require more than official support. It is going to require a groundswell of popular enthusiasm fueled by our urgent desire to re-create economic democracy at home. No mayor, city counselor, state legislator or other official can venture into this new territory without public understanding, support, and sufficient knowledge to be able to explain how this relates to the issues that we have been working on so long.

–Craig Barnes.

 

More Information and Facts:

http://www.bankingonnewmexico.org/405-2/

 

 

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