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Neema Namadamu Returns to Journey Santa Fe

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. This Sunday

October 20, 11 am @Collected Works Bookstore

Neema Namadamu Returns to Journey Santa Fe: “How Access to Technology is Changing the World for the Women of Congo”

She will be introduced by Santa Fe activist Carmen Stone, who traveled to the Congo to work with Neema’s organization, Maman Shujaa, which gives a voice to women in Congo More >

Global Frackdown 2 in Las Vegas, Albuquerque and Taos

Movement to Ban Fracking in New Mexico: Events among 200 uniting concerned citizens across six continents

ALBUQUERQUE, NM—From Friday, October 18, to Sunday, October 20, Food & Water Watch, Environment NM, Sierra Club and Wild Earth Guardians will convene a series of events in Las Vegas, Albuquerque and Taos to call for a ban on hydraulic fracturing, or fracking. The events are in conjunction with the second annual Global Frackdown, an international day of action on Oct. 19.

Who: Food & Water Watch, Environment NM, Sierra Club and Wild Earth Guardians are local sponsors of the events. National partners for the Global More >

Recycling Containers for the Plaza

SANTA FE, NM – The City of Santa Fe Parks Division staff began cement slab prep work today, and will continue working through October 30, 2013 (weather permitting) in preparation for the installation of 11 trash/recycle receptacles that will be placed around the Plaza perimeter. The receptacles were purchased by the Environmental Services Division through a grant to Keep Santa Fe Beautiful from New Mexico Clean and Beautiful. The new containers are equipped with separate receptacles for paper, plastic and trash and will provide a convenient way for locals and visitors to dispose of trash and recyclables properly as well More >

NMSU to host Northern Pueblo Agricultural Day in Española

New Mexico State University agricultural specialists will provide the latest information in their fields to farmers and ranchers during the free Northern Pueblos Agricultural Day, which will be from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, at the Santa Claran Hotel and Casino Events Center, 460 N. Riverside Drive, Española.

“This event is to bring agricultural professionals and specialists to provide Northern New Mexico producers with the latest information to benefit their agricultural operation,” said Charlene Carr, NMSU’s Eight Northern Pueblos agricultural agent.

“The event is hosted by the Pueblo of Santa Clara, NMSU Cooperative Extension Service’s Northern New Mexico Outreach More >

NMGCC renewable energy conference Oct. 25-26 in LC

The New Mexico Green Chamber announces its Third Annual Renewable Energy and Clean Technology Conference and Renewable Energy Fair will take place on Friday and Saturday, October 25th-26th in Las Cruces.

Registration began October 4th.

This year, the event has expanded to include a public fair on Saturday, October 26th. The focus of the fair will be renewable energy advances for the residential and business consumers. Find out more about vendor opportunities below!

October 25th and 26th at the Ramada Palms de Las Cruces 201 E. University Avenue

Tentative Conference Schedule

Friday, October 25th

Morning Registration begins: 7:30am Morning Session/Panels: 8:00am-11:30am Lunch: 11:45am-1:00pm Afternoon Working Groups: More >

Fracking by the Numbers: New Report from Environment New Mexico Research and Policy Center First to Quantify Damage Done by Gas Drilling

Albuquerque, N.M. — Two-thirds of New Mexico is still in moderate to extreme drought, despite the recent rains and floods. At the same time, a new report calculates the toll of this dirty drilling on our environment, including 1.3 billion gallons of freshwater used since 2005. The Environment New Mexico Research & Policy Center report “Fracking by the Numbers” is the first of its kind to measure the footprint of fracking in New Mexico to date.

“The numbers don’t lie—fracking has taken a dirty and destructive toll on our environment. If fracking continues unchecked, these numbers will only get more dire,” More >

Community rights movement talks in SF, Taos, Las Vegas

“In the Name of Sustainability: A New Community Rights Movement” Speaker: Thomas Alan Linzey, Esq.

Open to the public , suggested donation, open to all

•  Santa Fe Evening Presentation with Thomas Linzey Co-sponsored by We Are People Here !  WAPH! New Mexico Coalition for Community Rights, NMCCR

Date:  Saturday, November 2nd, 2013 Time:  7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Where:  Unitarian Universalist Congregational Church UUCSF Sanctuary 107 West Barcelona, Santa Fe (intersection of Galisteo and Barcelona)

•  Taos Evening Presentation with Thomas Linzey Sponsored by Renewable Taos, PPC Solar, New Mexico Coalition for Community Rights, NMCCR

Date:  Sunday, November 3rd, 2013 Time:  6:00 pm – More >

Journey Santa Fe: Conversation on Solace Crisis Treatment Center

Oct. 6, 11 am @Collected Works Bookstore, 202 Galisteo St. Santa Fe

Conversation with Maria Jose Rodriguez Cadiz, Executive Director of Solace Crisis Treatment Center

Many long-time Santa Fe residents have reason to gratefully remember the Santa Fe Rape Crisis Center, which changed its name to Solace Crisis Treatment Center in 2010. The change of name reflects a change of vision and a broadening of purpose in the local nonprofit, which turns 40 years old this year. Maria Jose will convey the history and vision of this essential local resource.


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Unique Corrales Art Show Will Raise Money for Two Animal Rescue Groups



Corrales, New Mexico, September 22, 2013. – On Oct. 5,  a unique and collaborative art show will be held in Corrales, NM called “Bowled and Beautiful.” Featured will be 25 vintage wooden bowling pins transformed by talented New Mexico artists into beautiful sculptural pieces. These works of art will be showcased at the St. Gabriel’s Episcopal Church, 4908B Corrales Road, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Each art piece will be sold by silent auction, as will products and services generously donated by local businesses. All proceeds of the event will go to two animal rescue non-profits; Second Chance Animal More >

Two composting classes offered in Albuquerque

Backyard Composting Class:     Date: 10/10/2013 Time:  1:30 – 3:30 pm Location: Open Space Visitor Center 6500 Coors Blvd. NW, Albuquerque NM Controlling evaporation in order to keep composting material damp is the biggest challenge in the desert and  requires a unique approach.  Come learn the basics of successful composting in the dry climate of the high desert. The class is free: to register or for more information call 505-897-8831 or email

Basic Composting Class:                Date: 10/19/2013 Time:  10:00 – 11:00 am Location: Osuna Nursery, 501 Osuna Road NE, Albuquerque NM Keeping composting material damp in the dry climate of New More >

Climate Whacks Mexico’s Economy

The twin blows of Hurricane Ingrid and Tropical Storm Manuel are jolting the Mexican economy. According to the federal Budget and Taxation Secretariat (SHCP), the storms will shave Mexico’s estimated 2013 growth rate from 1.8 percent to 1.7 percent. Federal officials expect growth to pick up pace during the fourth quarter of the year, but the latest downward indicators followed a series of previously announced reductions in the year’s projected economic growth rate, which plunged from 3.5 percent to 3.1 percent even before reaching a new low in the aftermath of September’s storms.

Damage to crops, infrastructure, schools and housing is More >

Journey Santa Fe: Zuleikha: INDIA, RUMI, and DANCE

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. This Sunday September 29, 11 am @Collected Works Bookstore __________________________

Zuleikha: INDIA, RUMI, and DANCE

Zuleikha is a storydancer, performer, social activist and teacher working in Santa Fe,and internationally. She will speak about how her revolutionary “Take a Minute™” Core Wellness Exercises & Movement Arts make a difference. Zuleikha is the Founder and Director of the nonprofit humanitarian More >

Senate Budget Bill to Exclude “Monsanto Protection Act”

In a victory for food safety advocates, the Senate’s bill to avert a government shutdown will reportedly exclude a provision critics dubbed the “Monsanto Protection Act.” The measure allows companies such as Monsanto to continue selling or planting genetically modified seeds even if courts rule they pose health or environmental risks. It is set to expire at the end of the month after its quiet addition to an earlier spending bill signed by President Obama in March. The bill galvanized the food justice movement, sparking protests and an online petition. Last week the House passed a spending bill that would More >

For the Next Two Weeks, Water Will Run in the Santa Fe River

SANTA FE, NM – The Santa Fe River is currently flowing through the City Different. The recent rainfall and the upgrade of the Nichols Dam have enabled the city of Santa Fe to send approximately 1.25 million gallons per day into the river. Some of the flow is to support a living Santa Fe River and some is to drain the Nichols Reservoir for the intake structure construction project.

River water is flowing because Nichols Dam has been taken out of service and water levels must be drawn down for the removal of the existing intake tower. The intake tower is More >



Join Querencia Green and HomeGrown New Mexico for a free community garden tour in Albuquerque:

Saturday, Sept 28 9am – 12pm


OPEN FOR THE TOUR 9 am – 11 am:

Growing Awareness Urban Farm

Neighborhood residents come to the Urban Farm to spend some time learning and working on the greenhouses, seasonal plant starters, honey and more.   They’re developing a model for a DIY (do it yourself) chicken coop for local neighbors with UNM Architecture students. As a social enterprise, the urban farm supports community based programs with East Central Ministries.

Location: 123 Vermont NE, 3 blocks west of Wyoming, just north of Central. Map More >

Las Vegas Rally to Ban Fracking

As the San Miguel County moratorium on fracking nears its end, citizens are making every effort to ban natural gas fracking. Two Las Vegas groups, Casa de Cultura and the Committee for Clean Water, Air and Earth are bringing people together for an 11th-hour rally in the Las Vegas Old Town Plaza, Friday, Oct. 19 at 4:30 p.m. The rally will feature speakers such as John Olivas, chair of the Mora County Commissioners, who successfully banned oil and gas exploration in their county with a Community Rights Ordinance. The rally will include live music and an open mike, said one More >

Green Building Council seeks LEED advocates for State Board of Finance Hearing

From the USGBC: This week’s State Board of Finance meeting resulted in a wonderful opportunity for major public input on Tuesday,  Oct. 15, 4th floor, Roundhouse, in the Governor’s Conference Room (time not scheduled).  This is our chance to make a HUGE impression on the Board.  We all know that removing the LEED Silver standard and substituting “a cost effective, energy efficient, green building practice to the maximum extent possible” will lead to all kinds of confusion.  We need your help!

The recent findings by the GSA committee that for the last two years reviewed over 160 different “environmental” building platforms More >

Santa Fe Municipal Airport and Civil Air Patrol Squadron Host Search and Rescue Expo Sept. 28

SANTA FE, NM – The Santa Fe Municipal Airport and the Santa Fe Civil Air Patrol Squadron (CAP) are hosting their first ever Search and Rescue (SAR) Expo at the airport on Saturday, Sept.28. The Expo will showcase ground and air search and rescue organizations that are ready to serve the Santa Fe community 24/7 in the event of a lost hiker, downed aircraft, or other emergency.

The event is free and will be from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Displays include a National Guard helicopter, CAP aircraft and mobile operations center, the airport’s aircraft firefighting vehicle, and urban and mountain More >

‘Move to Amend’ hosts forum at Warehouse 21 Wednesday

Santa Fe will be one of four NM cities to host a community forum on “Creating Democracy and Challenging Corporate Rule” with guest speaker Kaitlin Sopoci-Belknap of the Move to Amend campaign. Part history lesson and part heartfelt call to action, the event will be at Warehouse 21 from 6 pm to 8 pm on Wednesday, September 18. The recent U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Citizens United v. FEC opened the floodgates to unlimited corporate spending on elections. Sopoci-Belknap, Executive Director of Democracy Unlimited and National Director of Move to Amend, will help local residents understand the history behind the More >

The Food Depot Announces Souper Bowl XX


Mark your calendars for Souper Bowl XX!  This annual fundraiser to benefit The Food Depot will be held on Saturday, February 1, 2014 from Noon to 2:30 PM at the Santa Fe Community Convention Center.  There are many ways to get involved in this community event…


1)    Restaurants can sign up for participation in the 20th annual Souper Bowl by calling Sherry Hooper at 471-1633, extension 10 or emailing her at  Space is limited to 28 restaurants so sign up soon!


2)    At the 2014 event, The Food Depot will continue a delectable tradition by selling cookbooks featuring soup recipes from More >