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The Global Climate Convergence Taos, NM, Earth Day to May Day 2014 (April 22-May 1)

 

10 Days to Change Course ~ People, Planet, Peace Over Profit

Full details at http://www.globalclimateconvergencetaos.com

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The Global Climate Convergence is a nationwide initiative to bring the whole spectrum of movements for social, economic, and environmental justice together for 10 days of coordinated action and education from Earth Day to May Day 2014. Our shared message is “People, Planet and Peace Over Profit!”

 

Organized in over twenty major cities by a diverse national coalition of organizations and individuals, our local Taos convergence is organizing a series of public events, both educational and action-oriented, aimed at building a grassroots social movement to work towards the More >

Earth Day Celebration at the Genoveva Chavez Community Center

Free Event Sunday, April 27, 2014

Santa Fe NM – The city of Santa Fe Outdoor Recreation Section and Keep Santa Fe Beautiful are hosting the third annual celebration of Earth Day at the Genoveva Chavez Community Center. This free event will feature a variety of entertaining and educational activities for all ages.

The Earth Day event will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The schedule of events is as follows:

9:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. – Local, Green, and Sustainable Business Expo

9:30 a.m. – Keep Santa Fe Beautiful will distribute free saplings that were purchased from the New Mexico Forest More >

NMSU Extension to host fruit workshop in Abiquiú

 

The first sign of spring is fruit trees in bloom, reminding us that caring for trees and orchard is key to having a good fruit crop. To help commercial growers and home gardeners have the best yield possible, New Mexico State University Cooperative Extension Service and the New Mexico Department of Agriculture marketing division are hosting a fruit workshop Thursday, May 1, at the Río Arriba County Rural Event Center, State Road 554 House #122-A, Abiquiú. The free event will begin at 9 a.m.

“Growers will receive information on all aspects of orchard management,” said Donald Martinez, Río Arriba County Extension More >

Journey Santa Fe: Zélie Pollon, Happiness Initiative

JOURNEYSantaFe sponsors Sunday morning gatherings of progressive thinkers who explore 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 & Coffeehouse at 202 Galisteo Street, Santa Fe. This Sunday April 13, 11 am @Collected Works Bookstore __________________________

The Happiness Initiative, With Zélie Pollon, one of KSFR’s News Directors Moderator: KSFR Radio Host Xubi Wilson

Happiness Santa Fe once again holds a conversation on both local and national efforts to redefine measures on what really matters in our lives. Happiness Santa Fe will discuss More >

SFCC receives grant for sustainable technology

The Sustainable Technology Center at Santa Fe Community College has received a $50,000 grant from the Energize New Mexico 2013/14 EPSCoR Infrastructure Seed Grant Program. New Mexico’s Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (NM EPSCoR) is funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to build the state’s capacity to conduct scientific research. The grant award will be used to purchase state of the art sensor arrays for monitoring algal growth in industrial-scale bioreactors and to train students in their care and use as well as analyze collected data.

 

The Department of Science and the Sustainable Technology Center at Santa Fe Community More >

Public Meeting for Channel Improvements and Erosion Control on the Arroyo Chamiso

SANTA FE, NM – The city of Santa Fe will host a public information meeting regarding proposed work along the Arroyo de los Chamisos. The meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 15, at 5:30 p.m. in the Community Room at the Genoveva Chavez Community Center, located at 3221 Rodeo Road. The purpose of the meeting is to provide neighbors and other interested parties with information regarding work that is planned along the Arroyo de los Chamisos between St. Francis Drive and the Santa Fe Place Mall.

Seasonal high water flows in the arroyo have caused extensive erosion.  In particular, stream More >

Earth Day Community Conversation on Sustainability

April 22, 2014 Southside Library Community Room

SANTA FE, NM — Come learn about the Sustainable Santa Fe Plan and join a community conversation about your priorities in its implementation. Bring your ideas and share them with your neighbors. Tell your government how they can support you in improving the quality of life in the south side of Santa Fe.

What: Earth Day Community Conversation on Sustainability

When: April 22, 2014 at 5:30 p.m.

Where: The Southside Library Community Room; 6599 Jaguar Drive; Santa Fe, NM

Santa Fe has been selected by the Earth Day Network to become one of six spotlight Green Cities in More >

New state income tax donation program allows taxpayers to assist NM’s horse shelters

ALBUQUERQUE- A new statewide program gives New Mexico taxpayers a simple and direct way to help homeless and needy horses. The Horse Shelter Rescue Fund, located on the 2013 New Mexico income tax PIT-D form, provides an option for taxpayers to donate a portion or all of their state tax refund to assist the state’s licensed horse rescue shelters. The fund monies will be allocated to facilities through grants from the New Mexico Livestock Board for costs associated with feed, veterinary care, and rehabilitation of rescued horses, donkeys, and mules. “Horse shelters are a necessary but often overlooked component of More >

Santa Fe Joins Nationwide Challenge to Be Most ‘Water Wise’

Drought resiliency and energy savings through water conservation is focus of 4th Annual Mayor’s Challenge

SANTA FE, NM – Mayor Javier M. Gonzales is joining mayors across the country in asking residents to make a commitment to conserve water by taking part in a friendly national community service contest to see which can be the most water-wise through a series of informative, easy-to-use online pledges.  Residents can enter by making water conservation pledges at www.mywaterpledge.com.

“Santa Fe’s dedication to conserve water has been extraordinary.  I would like to personally thank the residents of Santa Fe for our continued success with water conservation, More >

Trees at Genoveva Chavez Community Center Being Relocated this Week In Preparation for Solar Project

SANTA FE, NM — Trees will be removed from the parking lot at Genoveva Chavez Community Center (GCCC) beginning Tuesday, April 8, 2014 through Wednesday, April 16, 2014 in preparation for a solar project. Affordable Solar was awarded a project to install solar panels on canopied structures in the front parking lot of the GCCC. The main construction of the solar panel structures will begin in August, 2014. The trees will be relocated to other parks in the City and the relocation is beginning this month to move the trees while they are still dormant.

The GCCC uses over four million More >

Journey Santa Fe: Better Living With Electric Vehicles

JOURNEYSantaFe sponsors Sunday morning gatherings of progressive thinkers who explore 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 & Coffeehouse at 202 Galisteo Street, Santa Fe. This Sunday April 6, 11 am @Collected Works Bookstore

Better Living With Electric Vehicles – All About EV’s  – With Santa Fe’s Own Dan Baker and James Keele Moderator: KSFR Radio Host Xubi Wilson

While being retired from working in the electrical engineering field, James Keele has pursued his interest in the technical area by writing More >

Memorial service pending for HomeGrown NM’s Amy Hetager

Home Grown New Mexico was originally founded by Lisa Styles and Don Young. They invited Amy Hetager to join along with Duskin Jasper after a year of their developing it. Together they founded and all breathed life into Home Grown New Mexico.

Thursday morning, Amy Hetager, co-founder of Home Grown New Mexico and friend to many, lost her battle with cancer after five years. She died peacefully with her family around her. She was 40 years old.

Amy was a remarkable person never giving in to her discomfort or pain—in fact many people didn’t even know she had cancer. She was always More >

Special Scholarships Granted to Growing Businesses

Awards Highlight Business Development Programs

 

SANTA FE, NM – Three special marketing sponsorships were announced for graduates of The Velocity Project, the business accelerator program supported by the City of Santa Fe. City Councilor Signe Lindell announced the awards on Wednesday evening at Demo Day, the graduation celebration for Velocity Project companies completing the business development boot-camp.

 

“The Economic Development Division will sponsor three special scholarships for businesses that participated in bizMIX, the start-up competition run by MIX Santa Fe, and then participated in The Velocity Project,” said Councilor Lindell. “These companies already have bragging rights for taking advantage of so many More >

Global Climate Convergence Taos, NM, Earth Day to May Day 2014 (April 22-May 1)

Updates and changes:

Changes: 1) April 27th Mora County Fracking Ban now is happening at 5:30pm Tues, April 29th in collaboration with the Green Chamber of Commerce Mixer. 2) Wed, April 30th Taos Time Bank event is now happening at 2pm Sun, April 27th at the Mural Room in the Old County Courthouse 3) Sat, April 26th People’s Mic Poetry Night is now happening at 7:30pm at the Mural Room in the Old County Courthouse

Additions: 1) Sat, April 26th 10am Pat McCabe speaks on “Sustainability: The Science of Right Relations” Parr Field, Enos Garcia Elementary School, Taos 2) Sat, April 26th More >

Register Now for Spring Hiking

SANTA FE, NM – The City of Santa Fe Recreation Division is offering early spring hikes that will highlight hiking opportunities around Santa Fe. Hikes, ranging from easy to moderate, will include local trails such as Dale Ball, Dorothy Stewart, Tesuque Creek, and Galisteo Basin Preserve.

Session I: Thursdays, April 3-24, 4:00 -6: 00 p.m. Session II: Saturdays, April 5-26, 10:00 a.m. -12:00 noon. The fee for each session is $20 or $6.50 for an individual hike.

Please pre-register in person at the Chavez Center at least 24-hours prior to the first hike. Hiking information will be provided at registration. Please contact More >

Cold Weather Protection for Vegetable Gardens

Home Grown New Mexico

Cold Weather Protection for Vegetable Gardens

Protecting your crops in spring Date: Saturday, April 5, 2014 Time: 10 am-12 pm Instructor: Jannine Cabossel Location: Whole Food’s Community Room (St. Francis location) Santa Fe Jannine Cabossel, a Master Gardener and ‘The Tomato Lady’ at the Santa Fe Farmers Market will teach a class about how to use row cover, cloches, hoop houses, wall of waters, and other items to get your garden in earlier with protection from our cold spring nights.

Jannine has extensive experience in growing vegetables on her 3000 square foot garden using all organic methods. Follow her More >

Training for “Smart” landscape professionals

As the climate in Santa Fe gets hotter and drier, the demand for “smart” irrigation technology is increasing. “Smart” landscape professionals understand these technologies, local soil and weather conditions, and trends in water-efficient irrigation systems.

Qualified Water Efficient Landscaper (QWEL) training and certification gives professional landscapers up-to-date knowledge in water efficient and sustainable landscape practices, including design, maintenance and operation of “smart” irrigation systems, which can reduce landscape water demand.

Training is geared toward the licensed landscape professional with prior experience in the field.

The Water Conservation Office will be offering Qualified Water Efficient Landscaper (QWEL) training to landscape professionals in April 2014.The More >

Journey Santa Fe: Melting Ice–The Fate of America’s Glaciers

This Sunday March 30, 11 am @Collected Works Bookstore

MELTING ICE: The Fate of America’s Alpine Glaciers - A Conversation and Book Signing with Author, Science Writer & Naturalist Christopher White Moderator: KSFR Radio Host Xubi Wilson

When author Christopher White hiked around Glacier National Park in 1976, no one had heard of global warming. The Park boasted nearly 40 pristine alpine glaciers. Since then, Chris spent five years (2008-2013) exploring the fate of mountain glaciers in the Rockies and around the world. In Glacier National Park, only 25 glaciers remain. Forecasts suggest these last icefields will vanish in ten year’s time, More >

Home Grown New Mexico Potluck Thursday

Home Grown New Mexico Potluck: THURSDAY, March 27 at 6-7:30ish pm Whole Foods Community Room (St. Francis and Cordova location)

The next potluck will have guest speaker Thomas Guthrie as well as great food and comradeire with other gardeners. Thomas Guthrie will discuss his research on efforts to revitalize local, small-scale agriculture in northern New Mexico and why he thinks strengthening home economies is important, the significance of disengaging from a capitalist economy at the home level, and his experience working with the Transition movement (an international movement that promotes re-localization in the face of climate change, resource depletion, and economic More >

City of Santa Fe Water Division Update: Releases Planned

SANTA FE, NM – The City of Santa Fe Water Division is currently managing the reservoir releases of surface water out of McClure Reservoir to keep the reservoir at acceptable storage levels, prepare for spring runoff, and avoid abnormally high elevations of stored water over extended periods of time. These reservoir management releases to the Santa Fe River will help improve the quality of the raw water supply for the Canyon Road Water Treatment Plant by mobilizing accumulated sediment and debris in the river channel above the water treatment plant intake; allow future snowmelt and spring runoff to be captured More >