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It’s a First: Sierra Club Endorses Civil Disobedience

“We will respond to the threat of climate change, knowing that failure to do so would betray our children and future generations,” President Obama stated in his second inaugural address on Monday. “Some may still deny the overwhelming judgment of science, but none can avoid the devastating impact of raging fires, and crippling drought, and more powerful storms.”

The very next day, Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman approved the passage of the controversial Keystone Pipeline through his state.

That was enough for Michael Brune, Sierra Club President, to announce that for the first time in its 120-year life, More >

Journey SF offers conversation on 2013 Legislature

This Sunday January 27, 2013 10 am @Collected Works Bookstore

A Conversation on the 2013 New Mexico State Legislature with Senator Peter Wirth and Unicopia Green Radio Host Faren Dancer

We will meet at Collected Works Bookstore at 10 am for a brief discussion and coffee with Faren Dancer, and then walk to the Round House at 10:45 am to meet Senator Peter Wirth for our regular 11am program, which will take place in the legislature at the state capital building, Room 311.

JOURNEYSantaFe sponsors Sunday morning gatherings of progressive thinkers who explore, through presentations, issues that influence our daily lives and the More >

ZERO Waste Training Feb. 20, 21

ZERO Waste Training with Gary Liss will be held in February.  Two events:  Thursday, Feb 20, 7-9 pm at Santa Fe Community College, Jémez room, and one day intensive Friday, February 21, 9:30-4:30 pm Jémez room. Cost is $10 for Thursday, $250 for Friday, 20% discount for buddy pass or multiple discount. For more information, or to register, visit: www.carboneconomyseries.com or call 505-819-3828 or 505-913-2877. Schedule subject to change.

 

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GE food labeling bill heads to Senate Public Affairs Committee

The first Senate Committee hearing on SB18, a bill to require labeling for genetically engineered foods, is scheduled for Thursday, January 24 at 2:30 pm in Room 321 of the State Capitol (300 Don Gaspar Ave., Santa Fe) with the Public Affairs Committee. Advocates for the bill are urging supporters to fill the Senate Hearing Room (321) to capacity to show senators widespread public support for the bill. Show up early to secure your seat and be prepared to wait for SB18 to come up on the agenda. The second Committee hearing will be Judiciary, date TBA. More information about More >

Army dedicates largest solar array at WSMR

The  Associated Press reports the U.S. Army dedicated its largest solar energy-producing system last week at White Sands Missile Range in southern New Mexico.

According a report excerpted from The Santa Fe New Mexican, The $16.8-million array includes nearly 15,500 sun-tracking solar panels spread across 42 acres, according to the report. It will be capable of producing 10 million kilowatt-hours of electricity each year — enough to meet about 10 percent of the need of the missile range.

Federal law currently requires at least 7.5 percent of an installation’s total electricity consumption to include energy produced by renewable resources. The Defense Department More >

Learn the Basics of Gardening in Santa Fe

Santa Fe Master Gardener Association again offers its popular Gardening 101: The Basics of Gardening in Santa Fe, a full day course in gardening essentials, on Saturday, March 16 from 9 am to 3:30 pm.

The course is designed to give new or new-to-Santa Fe gardeners a primer of gardening knowledge that will help them deal with the special challenges of gardening in the area. Teaching the class are long-time, local gardening experts Tracy Neal and Jannine Cabossel. Topics covered include:

Garden planning and plant selection  that take local soil types, regional climate patterns and microclimate  into consideration to improve chances of More >