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Santa Fe Boasts Nation’s Largest & Oldest Recycled Art Market

 

 

2015 Santa Fe Recycling Festival

Friday, November 20 – 5 PM to 9 PM

Saturday, November 21 – 9 AM to 5 PM

Sunday, November 22 – 10 AM to 5 PM

Santa Fe Community Convention Center

201 W. Marcy Street (Downtown Santa Fe)

 

The country’s largest and oldest recycled art market, Recycle Santa Fe Art Festival, is dedicated to showcasing art created from discarded materials. This exciting weekend-long event is celebrating its 17th year in 2015 and kicks off next month with Friday night’s famous Trash Fashion and Costume Contest, then continues with an inspiring art market, adult and student juried art exhibits, and make More >

Picuris Pueblo Dedicates First Tribal Net Zero Energy Fire Station

Picuris Pueblo will dedicate the first fully solar-powered fire station in New Mexico Indian Country on October 14, 2015. The Net Zero Energy Building (NZEB) fire station features a 2,640 square foot space with an additional 683 square feet storage loft space. The solar panels and equipment supply the green electricity and radiant heat for the Pueblo’s fire engine, power equipment, and fire team offices.

 

The dedication will take place from 10am to 2pm at Picuris Pueblo and also include dedication of a new gymnasium, presentations on various economic development initiatives including plans to develop a $3M dollar travel center, a More >

Somos Kicks Off 20th Anniversary Event Series with Pulitzer Prize Winning Author of ‘Enrique’s Journey,’ Sonia Nazario

SANTA FE, NM- On Thursday, Somos Un Pueblo Unido will be kicking off a series of events celebrating its 20 years of organizing for worker and civil rights in New Mexico. Pulitzer Prize- winning author of the best selling book Enrique’s Journey, Sonia Nazario will be speaking at the New Mexico History Museum.

Nazario is an award-winning author and journalist whose work focuses on issues of immigration and human rights. Her book, Enrique’s Journey, follows a Honduran teenager on an odyssey that takes him far away from his home country in search of his mother, and a better life in the More >

Albuquerque City Council votes 6-3 to Recognize Indigenous Peoples’ Day

ALBUQUERQUE, NM – In a 6-3 vote Wednesday, the Albuquerque City Council passed a resolution declaring the celebration of Indigenous Peoples Day on the second Monday of October, a day nationally recognized as “Columbus Day,” following the lead of other cities that have made this change.

City Council President Rey Garduño, with guidance and input from The Red Nation and the October 12 Coalition, wrote, sponsored, and proposed the initiative. Six councilors endorsed and three refused to sign the proclamation. Those who endorsed included Garduño, Ken Sanchez, Klarissa Peña, Isaac Benton, Brad Winter and Diane Gibson. Those against were Dan Lewis, More >

Charity Event Seeks Volunteers for Dental Clinic

 

Opportunity for Free Dental Care Expected to Draw Thousands to Santa Fe in April 2016

 

The New Mexico Mission of Mercy (NM MOM) in Santa Fe is looking for more than a thousand volunteers to help staff New Mexico’s largest charity event April 8-9, 2016. The Santa Fe Convention Center will be converted into a dental clinic treating thousands who seek free, first-come-first-serve basic care.

 

Interested individuals or organizations should visit www.nmdentalfoundation.org to register now. Volunteer duties include: hospitality/food, parking/security, patient greeter, entertainment, registration, data entry, patient escorts, runners, translators, volunteer check-in, massage therapists, set-up/tear down and willing hands.

 

The goal for this year’s More >

¡EmiArte Flamenco! Oct. 16

Friday October 16 at 8pm…Skylight Santa Fe presents EmiArteFlamenco! Featuring Vicente Griego and La Emi. Skylight—139 W. San Francisco St. Doors open at 7 pm. Dinner reservations available.505.982.0775. Special appearance by Maria Benitez Institute for Spanish Arts Students. Get tickets at skylightsantafe.com $15 general admission. $20 at door.

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Legislators join APV and SWEC in calling for a ban on killing contests

Next coyote killing-contest to be held Oct. 9-11, 2015

LAS CRUCES, N.M. – Animal Protection Voters (APV) and Southwest Environmental Center (SWEC) have renewed calls for a statewide ban on the cruel and dangerous practice of animal-killing contests. Contests began last month and will continue throughout the fall of 2015 and into winter of 2016. The next killing contest, which promotes and rewards indiscriminate killing of native wildlife, is set for the weekend of October 9, 2015 . Hundreds of lives are on the line if these mass killings are allowed to continue. Sen. Moores and Rep. Steinborn have joined APV More >

October 15 talk on health effects of exposure to electronics

Katie Singer, author, most recently, of An Electronic Silent Spring, will speak about how exposure to common electronics such as cell phones, Wi-Fi, metal detectors, hybrid and electric cars, transmitting utility meters, electro-cautery surgical tools, wireless chargers and much more can cause electronic interference with medical implants such as deep brain stimulators (for Parkinson’s), cardiac pacemakers and insulin pumps. Exposure to these common devices can reprogram or shut off an implant. What can people with implants do? Getting informed is the first step!

The talk will be held October 15, Thursday, 1:30 pm, at the Santa Fe Parkinson’s Group, Christus St. More >

New Mexico Recycling Coalition Awarded USDA Solid Waste Management Grant to Assist Eligible Tribes

Santa Fe, NM – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development program awarded $40,000 to the New Mexico Recycling Coalition (NMRC) as part of the Solid Waste Management grant program. The “Tribal Recycling Program Assistance and Training” project will launch a one-year grant program in October 2015 to provide technical assistance and trainings to 20 eligible New Mexico tribes.

New Mexico Rural Development Director Terry Brunner said,  “The Rural Utilities Solid Waste Management program is designed to support rural communities with populations of 10,000 or fewer. We are pleased to support the NM Recycling Coalition as it endeavors to support More >

Medicine Water Wheel Ceremony and Potluck Sunday

There will be a Medicine Water Wheel Ceremony at 6:30 Sunday Sept. 27th in Frenchy’s Park, Santa Fe, beside the footbridge over the Santa Fe River, followed by a potluck at 7:30 and then watching the moon reach its full eclipse for the Harvest Blood Moon and Lunar Eclipse. Potluck will be at the Commons beside the Water Wheel. Bring something to share.

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JourneySantaFe: The Methane Plume in the Four Corners

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)September 27, Sunday, 11 am

On The Methane Plume in the Four Corners and the Related Rules To Try to Control This Natural Gas With Camilla Feibelman, Rio Grande Sierra Club Chapter director Introduction by David Coss, former Mayor of Santa Fe, NM and new chair of the local Sierra Club Chapter

The Sierra Club’s Rio More >

NMSU offers free food safety workshops for gardens and small farms

Recent headlines about deadly salmonella contamination in cucumbers highlight the growing national concern about food safety, and organic producers are among those who will be affected by new legislation aimed at making our food supply safer.

A pair of free workshops at New Mexico State University next week will explore food safety issues and procedures from the farm to the table as part of NMSU’s Organic Transition Project.

Mark Uchanski, an associate professor of horticulture and vegetable physiology in the Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, said the workshops will help food producers get familiar with the federal Food Safety Modernization Act, More >

JourneySantaFe: Dusty Water: Public Lands Ranching and the Ruin of the American West

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)     Sept. 20, Sunday, 11 am

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Dusty Water: Public Lands Ranching and the Ruin of the American West

With Madeleine Carey, WildEarth Guardians’ Gila Campaign Fellow

Moderator: Attorney Denise Fort

Host: Xubi Wilson, Co-Host of KSFR’s “Living On the Edge”

 

WildEarth Guardians protects and restores the wildlife, wild places, wild rivers, and health of the American West. We have four programs More >

A Parallel World launch event set for Oct. 3 in Santa Fe

Santa Fe-based “AParallelWorld.com,” an exciting new web platform offering information, resources and vendors to help Americans make an easier transition to a sustainable (or Parallel) life, is holding its Official Launch Party at the Center for Peace and Justice, 1420 Cerrillos Road in Santa Fe Oct. 3, from 3 to 7 pm.

 

This unique launch event offers guests a chance to test drive the latest electric cars from Ford, BMW and Nissan, sample fabulous organic and local foods, and enjoy one-on-one information on the latest transitional technologies—solar energy systems, plug-in cars, hydroponics, organic gardening, local banking, local newspapers, independent broadcasting and More >

Two groups renew call for ban on cruel and dangerous killing contests

LAS CRUCES, N.M. – Animal Protection Voters (APV) and Southwest Environmental Center (SWEC) are renewing calls for a statewide ban on the cruel and dangerous practice of animal-killing contests in response to the announcement of contests for the Fall of 2015 and the Winter of 2016. These events, which promote and reward indiscriminate killing of native wildlife, are set to start as soon as Sept. 18-20,  in southern New Mexico.

New Mexico Desert Dogs, a Las Cruces-based club that regularly holds killing contests of coyotes and other wild animals, announced the 2015 and 2016 events on its public Facebook page in More >

Quivira Conference announces Paul Hawken as featured speaker

An Evening with Paul Hawken Date: November 11th @ 7 PM Where: Embassy Suites, 1000 Woodward Pl, Albuquerque, NM 87102

Description: As a staunch advocate for sustainable agriculture, the Quivira Conference is proud to announce Paul Hawken, as our featured speaker. Internationally renowned for his for New York Times Bestsellers, Paul Hawken’s books have been published in over 50 countries and 28 languages. His talk will focus on Project Drawdown. Drawdown describes how one hundred solutions deployed at scale can alter the composition of our atmosphere and forge a path toward carbon decline.

The annual even is  a fundraiser for the Quivira More >

Doug Fine Returns to Keynote Carbon Economy Series Hemp Workshops in Santa Fe Nov. 13-14

 

 

Hemp is back in the soil in 26 U.S. states, including Colorado. It almost returned to New Mexico last season. It must in 2016, bringing new, lucrative and last markets to farmers and soil healing and independence to everyone. Join us for the second and third Carbon Economy Series Workshops featuring renowned Southwest author and hemp researcher Doug Fine.

Hemp’s comeback is real. The industry is growing 24% annually, and will cross the billon dollar mark this year in North America. Our farmers need this crop and the resulting industry. In Colorado, the industry, now in its third modern season is More >

“The Road to Ayotzinapa” on KUNM Radio Sept. 20

KUNM 89.9 FM in Albuquerque, New Mexico, will air a half-hour radio documentary Sunday, Sept. 20 on the disappearance of the 43 Ayotzinapa college students and the overall issue of forced disappearance in Mexico.

Produced by Frontera Norte-Sur Editor Kent Paterson, with the assistance of Mercedes Mejia,  “The Road to Ayotzinapa” features interviews with students’ relatives and human rights advocates like Lucha Castro, founder of the Women’s Human Rights Center in Chihuahua City, and NMSU professor Camilo Pérez Bustillo. Poetry by Rafael Jesus González, internationally recognized bilingual poet.

Listeners outside the north-central New Mexico broadcast radius can tune in live on KUNM’s website, More >

!OYE! Celebrating Visions for the Future, Oct. 10-11, Las Cruces

 

             A Free-to-the-Public, Waste-Free Festival

                  Main Street, Downtown Las Cruces, New Mexico 1 p.m. October 10—8 p.m. October 11, 2015

 

 

!OYE! Celebrating Visions for the Future invites you to a free 30-hour  ECO FESTIVAL, Saturday, Oct. 10, 1 pm to Sunday, Oct. 11, 8 pm, on Main Street iin Downtown Las Cruces.  The extended hours are designed to leave no one out, no matter work or personal schedule!

 

This first ever science and artistic collaboration is a community festival of public awareness designed to bring together in one place, seven blocks on the Downtown Mall, ways to promote rewarding and sustainable living on the earth.

Installations, exhibits and performances More >

JourneySantaFe: Raising Awareness About Uranium Mining on the Navajo Nation

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)

September 13, Sunday, 11 am

Raising Awareness: The Story of Uranium Mining on the Navajo Nation and the Film, Yellow Fever, as told by Iraq Veteran and Navajo activist, Tina Garnanez Moderator: Xubi Wilson, Co-Host of KSFR’s “Living On the Edge”

Tina Garnanez will tell the story of uranium mining on the Navajo Nation (and coal More >