Journey Santa Fe: ‘The New World Disorder’

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)

November 9, Sunday, 11 am @Collected Works Bookstore

“The New World Disorder,” With the University of Chicago Professor and Author David Ranney, Discussing His New Book, “New World Disorder” and the Ever-Increasing Interest in Taking Charge of Our Financial Future. Book signing after program. Moderator: Bill Dupuy, former award-winning KSFR News Director

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EPA funds border projects, including wastewater

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced this month new funding for environmental projects in U.S. and Mexican border communities. Totaling more than $8.6 million, grants are being awarded in conjunction with the San Antonio-based North American Development Bank (NADB) and the Border Environmental Cooperation Commission as part of meeting the goals of the U.S.-Mexico Border 2020 Program.

The largest chunk of money ($5 million) will go the NADB’s Border Infrastructure Fund for wastewater projects in California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas. According to the EPA, specific projects will receive funding based on a selection process.

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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 >

Santa Fe Time Bank September Potluck and New Member Orientation

MONTHLY POTLUCK LOCATION: The Natural Grocer 3328 Cerrillos Road DATE: Mon. September 15th TIME: 5:30 to 7:30 PM

Monthly Potlucks are a great way for current time bank members to get to know each other in person. It is also a great way for folks to learn more about what the Santa Fe Time Bank is all about. • Earn Time Dollars for attending • Earn Time Dollars for bringing a dish (Log the time it takes to make a dish to share or the time it takes to purchase it.)

BRING YOUR OWN EATING SUPPLIES: plate, cup, fork/spoon/knife, napkin…


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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Outdoor of ‘ELEMENTAL’ at the Railyard


Let’s get together! Join us this Saturday evening, July 26th, for an inspirational movie, “Elemental,” a critically acclaimed film about individuals who surmounted great challenges in the fight against climate disruption across three different continents.

Take part in New Mexico’s premiere screening of this moving and brilliantly filmed documentary, which received rave reviews from the NYTimes and Washington Post. Check out the trailer here, and don’t miss this awesome event for the whole family!

Let us know if you’ll be there: RSVP to our FB event, and if you haven’t Liked our page yet, send us some love! –New Energy Economy

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HomeGrown New Mexico:2014 Kitchen Garden & Coop Tour


IT’S HERE! The print version of the 2014 Kitchen Garden Tour addresses and map

Just print it out and come out and join us on the tour. Read on for more info on how to purchase tickets and the homes on the tour!

Our 4th Annual Kitchen Garden and Coop Tour is on Sunday, July 27  from 9 am – 2 pm.  Come get inspired for your own gardens! See five of Santa Fe’s most inspirational gardens.  Pick up ideas that you can use at your place or just enjoy these beautiful edible and functional landscapes.

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Awesome Foundation Santa Fe Awards Grant to Reading is Magic


The Awesome Foundation Santa Fe today awarded the chapter’s inaugural $1,000 grant to Reading is Magic, a specialized summer reading camp for students who have serious reading challenges and are at least one year behind in their reading skills. The grant will provide free, additional tutoring for those students attending camp that need more support. Tutoring will be offered during the camp session, throughout the rest of the summer and into the fall as needed.


Sponsored by the Santa Fe School for the Arts & Sciences, the camp is a free, two-week summer reading camp that will serve 36 low-income Santa More >

Ampersand Sustainable Learning Center in Cerrillos schedules June events

June 8   High Desert Gardening

10:00 am to 4:00 pm

$60 Discounts available Want to learn how to grow food successfully in our harsh climate?  This class covers methods to help your seedlings survive the spring winds, summer pests, and blazing sun.

Rainwater harvesting and greywater use should be the foundation of desert gardens whenever possible, so we will observe these techniques in practice at Ampersand and discuss how to get the most out of small growing areas through staged plantings, inter-cropping, and perennial plants.  We will observe appropriate Permaculture strategies and discuss details from how to prepare your soil to extending your More >

Water Crisis in the West: Thinking Like a Watershed

March 27, 2014 (Thu) 7:00pm

KiMo Theatre


Thursday Night at 7pm Five panel discussions led by Jack Loeffler Author of Thinking like a Watershed Producer of Watersheds as Commons Project Director – Lore of the Land, Inc. March 27th, 2014 Indigenous Perspectives: Native Americans Featuring panelists: Rina Swentzell, Lyle Balenquah, Estevan Arellano Panelists will present multi-cultural land/water…

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Farming in the new age of drought

“Record rainfall in September brought most us nearly up to ‘normal’ annual precipitation levels, greened up the rangeland, but the rain came so hard and fast that much of it ran off,” reads part of the introduction to the upcoming New Mexico Organic Farming Conference.

“Acequias were damaged and fields were buried in sediment.  And we’re still desperately short of water in the rivers and dams.  Without good snowpack this winter, we face exceptional irrigation shortages in 2014.”

The above words set the tone for the 2014 conference,  which is scheduled for the weekend of February 14-15 at the Marriott Pyramid North More >

Array Technologies Commissions Ramona and Valley Center Solar Sites


ATI completes two sites for a total of 19.5 MWdc in Southern California

Albuquerque, NM – December 19, 2013/ — Array Technologies has completed the DuraTrack™ HZ single-axis solar tracker supply for the Ramona and Valley Center, Calif. Solar Sites. Developed by GCL, the projects were constructed by engineering, procurement and construction company Blattner Energy. Both sites, located just east of Escondido, will provide renewable power for San Diego Gas & Electric under a power purchase agreement (PPA).


The DuraTrack HZ was chosen for both of these projects based on its unmatched flexibility, ability to squeeze into tight spots and maximize ground More >

International Festival To Help Feed New Mexico’s Hungry

The St. Felix Pantry in Río Rancho announces its “Annual International Festival” in honor of Mother Angela’s ministry for people of all cultures.  Mother Angela is the Foundress of the Felician Sisters in Río Rancho, NM as well as the Felician Sisters worldwide.  The event is in support of its mission, to provide food, clothing, and household items in times of need to New Mexico families.

The highly anticipated fundraiser will take place on October 6, 2013 at the Albuquerque Sheraton Uptown from 1 pm-4 pm.  “Inspired by an International Community, we have some exciting dishes planned,” said Manuel Casias, Vice More >

Comments Sought on NAFTA and the Environment

Nearing the 20th anniversary of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA),  the trinational commission in charge of the trade pact’s environmental side agreement is  seeking public input on 20 years of expanded trade and its ecological impacts.

In a call for comments, the Montreal-based Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) is seeking written information and commentary on pertinent issues leading up to an October 17-18 meeting in Washington, D.C., where government officials, activists and academics will gather to “reflect on the successes and shortcomings of (NAFTA), and how or whether trade liberalization can continue to co-exist with strong environmental protection.”

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Home Grown New Mexico June Calendar

ABQ Saturday, June 29 from 10am-12pm Home Grown New Mexico and Skarsgard Farms Pollination Gardening Class by Loretta McGrath from Pollinator Partnert Project Skarsgard Farms Urban Agriculture Education Center – 3435 Stanford Drive NE Contact or 473-1403

June Potluck for Community Homesteaders Home Grown New Mexico South Valley in ABQ Last week of the month Call 473-1403 or with questions

Santa Fe Saturday, June 1 at 9am-11am Pollinator Gardening Class- FREE Home Grown New Mexico and Farm to Table Earth Care Community Garden (Country Club and Jaguar) or 473-1403

Saturday, June 8 from 10am-4pm and Saturday, June 22 from 10am-1pm All-Grain Brewing Class

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An Interview with Santa Fe City Councilor Rebecca Wurzburger

GFT: What is needed for fresh, new approaches to revitalize Santa Fe’s tourism?

RW: “Visitors want to experience a city, a culture, in an authentic way. The key distinction we’ve made in terms of creative tourism is that you can experience it hands-on. Since the International Creative Cities Conference in 2008 where we presented 50 different creative tourism experiences, we’ve focused, in Santa Fe, on building the infrastructure. By that I mean identifying additional artists who are willing to interact with tourists. We’re now up to over 300 on our website. We have offered training so they’re better able to sit More >

Southwestern College “Transforming Consciousness Through Education”

Southwestern College in Santa Fe is a 30-year old progressive training institution and graduate school which draws upon ancient world wisdom, modern social science, and current developments in the fields of counseling, psychology, art therapy, neurobiology, quantum physics and conscious leadership. Their approach is influenced by the likes of Carl Jung, Carl Rogers, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Abraham Maslow, Rudolf Steiner, Phineas Quimby, Ancient and Indigenous Wisdom Traditions, Neurobiology, cognitive behavioral approaches, and the great wisdom schools throughout the centuries.

Southwestern offers Masters’ Degrees in Counseling and Art Therapy/Counseling, as well as a Community Education Program and Counseling Center, which offers sliding-scale More >

The New Mexico Academy of Healing Arts

NMAHA is celebrating its 30th Anniversary. The nonprofit school’s integrated massage and bodywork certification programs provide cutting-edge holistic bodywork training in multiple modalities. In addition to the Dual Massage and Polarity Program, students may gain certification in Ortho-Bionomy, Craniosacral, Reflexology, and Equine Positional Release. These programs are also offered as Continuing Education classes. A curriculum has been developed for a Holistic Medical Massage that NMAHA intends to initiate within the next year.

Students provide bodywork treatments to all populations in Santa Fe at low-cost in the student clinic and at externships within the community. NMAHA’s Harmony Integrated Bodywork Center, located just More >

Herbal Medicine Manifesto

A proposal to start community building around traditional medicine and herbalism

Tomas Enos

Whereas, our ability to utilize herbal medicines has been carried on for generations, and the knowledge to use plants for healing has been passed on successfully from our ancestors so may we pass it on to the next generation;

Whereas, our ancestors through the millennia formed a relationship with plants for the purposes of healing our families and communities, thereby insuring our survival;

Whereas, the development of distinct traditions of herbal medicine practices throughout the world has resulted in the most widespread medical system accessible to all people regardless of culture, More >

Recall to Basic Consciousness

A Traditional Elders’ Tribute – June 2011

In the 1990s, Thomas Banyacya, a Hopi Indian elder, issued a “call for native peoples in the West to come together to share their original spiritual instructions, teachings and prophecies.” Banyacya, whose life was devoted to a spiritual mission of saving the planet by spreading Hopi prophecy, died in 1999 at the age of 89.

According to a Hopi religious tradition, the Great Spirit Maasau’u, Guardian of the Earth, assigned them the duty of preserving the natural balance of the world and entrusted them with a series of prophecies warning of specific threats and providing More >