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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






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.


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NM Recycling and Solid Waste Awards Announced



The New Mexico Recycling Coalition (NMRC at and the Solid Waste Association of North America NM Roadrunner Chapter (NMSWANA at are pleased to announce the 2014 NM Recycling and Solid Waste Awards winners.  Since 2002 NMRC has recognized individuals, businesses and communities that work to reduce waste and support recycling and composting in New Mexico. NMSWANA has recently launched their awards program.  2014 Award Winners include:


  • Lawrence Grijalva, Southwest Solid Waste Authority, Recycling/Composting Facility Employee of the Year
  • Southwest Solid Waste Authority, Recycling/Composting Facility of the Year
  • NASA Johnson Space Center White Stands Test Facility, Most Innovative Recycling/Composting Project of the Year
  • Anna Mayberry, Puerta More >

Journey Santa Fe: Composting with Sam McCarthy

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 21, Sunday, 11 am @Collected Works Bookstore

COMPOSTING, with Sam McCarthy, the “Worm Man,”manager of Payne’s  Organic Soil Yard, owner of  Creative Organic Recycling Enterprises, and part of the  Santa Fe Master Gardener Association. Moderator: Xubi Wilson, KSFR Radio Host

Compost is key to growing healthy gardens and reducing waste in Santa Fe. “Composting is More >

City announces 12th Annual Children’s Water Conservation Poster Contest

SANTA FE – The City of Santa Fe Water Conservation Office invites all students in grades 1 through 6 to participate in the 12th Annual Children’s Water Conservation Poster Contest. This year’s theme is How Water Connects Us and encourages students to explore how water connects humans, animals and plants, and why conserving water is important, as well as simple ways to reduce everyday water usage. Students are encouraged to creatively express one point of view about their connection to water.  The entry deadline is Friday, December 5, 2014. “Water conservation is a critical issue in Santa Fe and anyone More >

Homegrown NM hands-on tomato prep class

Sunday, September 21 Preserving Your Harvest Canning stewed tomatoes and pasta sauces or what to do with all those tomatoes! Time: 12 noon-2 pm Instructors: Duskin Jasper/Jannine Cabossel, The Tomato Lady Location: Milagro Community Garden (Rodeo Road and Legacy Ct. behind church-2481 Legacy Court) RSVP to 505-983-9706 or email: (CLASS SIZE IS LIMITED SO YOU MUST RSVP)

What to do with all your tomatoes at the end of the season? Come join ‘The Tomato Lady’, Jannine Cabossel from the Santa Fe Farmer’s Market and Duskin Jasper and learn how to can tomato pasta sauce for your pantry to enjoy in the More >

The People’s Climate March—Santa Fe

When:  Saturday, Sept. 20, Noon – 3pm

Where:  Begins at Santa Fe Plaza ends at the Rail Yard with a stop to deliver a giant Replacement Power Petition to the PRC included.

Raise your voice and stand with hundreds of thousands across the country calling upon U.S. and world leaders to take action on climate change. The march in New York City is expected to turn out hundreds of thousand of people ahead of the UN Summit on Climate Change. Marches scheduled throughout the country will call on local officials, President Obama and the governments of the United Nations to take more More >

Journey Santa Fe: Banking on New Mexico

September 14, Sunday, 11 am @Collected Works Bookstore

Banking On New Mexico, with Mary Schruben and Elaine Sullivan Moderator: KSFR Radio Host Xubi Wilson

Join us for a presentation about the upcoming Banking On New Mexico Symposium (Saturday, September 27, at the Santa Fe Community Convention Center). Hear about the benefits a public bank could bring to Santa Fe and other communities around New Mexico and our opportunity to serve as an inspiration to others part of the U.S.  The pain in communities without enough money to provide their residents with the capital for public projects, small business creation and expansion and More >

Solar PV Array Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Solar PV Array Ribbon Cutting Ceremony 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18

See how 5 acres and more than 2,000 solar panels generates 1.5 megawatts of energy to fuel SFCC. While the panels are busy converting the sunlight into electricity, they also serve as teaching tools for SFCC students.

Santa Fe Community College’s Solar Photovoltaic Installation Project will reduce the costs of energy consumption and provide hands-on learning opportunities for Solar Program students, faculty and staff. This year, the college will install solar photovoltaic panels at two locations.

  SFCC’s Main Campus

The installation at SFCC’s Richards Avenue campus will consist of two photovoltaic systems:

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Federal Judge Overturns Kaua’i Pesticide and GMO Law

U.S. Magistrate Judge Barry Kurren overturned Kaua’i County’s law regulating the use of pesticides and genetically modified organisms (GMOs) this week. He ruled that it was preempted by Hawai’i state law, although not by federal law.The four chemical companies operating on Kaua’i — DuPont Pioneer, Syngenta, Dow Chemical subsidiary Agrigenetics, and BASF Plant Science — challenged the law in court, arguing that it is invalid and unfairly targets their industry.

The county law, Ordinance 960, was passed in November 2013 and would have gone into effect this month. It requires buffer zones between fields spraying pesticides on GMO crops and sensitive areas like schools More >

NMSU Plant Clinics return to farmers markets

New Mexico State University’’s Cooperative Extension Service specialists will be answering questions and helping people determine the causes and possible solutions for their plant problems.

Everyone is invited to bring their plants, photos and questions to the listed local farmers markets. Experts will help determine problems caused by diseases, insects, nutritional deficiency or the environment, among others.

The Plant Clinic tour will begin Saturday, Sept. 6, at Los Ranchos Market in Albuquerque.

Carol Sutherland, entomologist, and Jason French, plant diagnostic clinician and pesticide program coordinator, along with Natalie Goldberg, plant pathologist, all from the Extension Plant Sciences department, will be answering questions.

On Sunday, More >

Zozobra 2014 Safest on Record

Successful Event Free of Major Incidents & Arrests

SANTA FE, NM – The city of Santa Fe is proud to announce the 2014 burning of Will Shuster’s Zozobra is one for the record books.

According to the Kiwanis Club, a record crowd of more than 40,300 people packed Ft. Marcy Ball Park Friday, August 29, 2014, and Santa Fe Police are pleased to announce they responded to a total of 14 calls for service at the park from 2 p.m. through midnight.

Along with onsite members of the County’s Regional Emergency Communications Center, officers handled four reports of missing people, all of which More >

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!

Find our September Program Calendar at

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 >