June 2014

Newsbites – June 2014


Habitat for Humanity Offers ‘VolunTourism’ Opportunity in Taos, Aug. 10–20

Habitat for Humanity of Taos is giving volunteers from across the country an opportunity to experience Taos while making a difference in the lives of those in need with “VolunTourism” opportunities through November, including Aug. 10–20. “VolunTourism” is a rapidly growing trend that combines vacation travel with volunteering, which tends to be most attractive among 35- to 54-year-olds.

Habitat for Humanity of Taos is currently working on its 29th home built with adobe bricks handcrafted by volunteers. Unlike those in many New Mexico cities, the Habitat branch in Taos relies almost completely More >

What’s Going On? – Albuquerque – June 2014


June 3, 6-8 pm

Río Grande Bosque Educational Forum

NM Museum of Natural History & Science, 1801 Mountain Rd. NW

A public dialogue on the future of the Bosque/Río Grande Valley State Park. Panel presentations, discussion and Q&A. Invited Panelists: Dave Simon, Former director of NM State Parks; Scott Verhines, NM state engineer; Richard Barish, Sierra Club; Mathew Schmader, city of ABQ, Open Space. Free.


June 4, 9 am-12 pm

Bucket Composting – The Bokashi Method

Bear Canyon Senior Center, 4645 Pitt NE

Turn food scraps into plant-ready nutrients. An ideal way to compost indoors: quick, simple, relatively odor-free. Registration: 505.767.5959 or register@nmcomposters.org


June 4, 5:30-7:30 pm

Green Drinks

Hotel More >

What’s Going On? – Santa Fe – June 2014


June 3, 8 am-1 pm

Tuesday Market Kick-off Party

SF Farmers’ Market

Live KBAC broadcast, live music. SF Culinary Academy cooking demo, plus entertainment for children. 505.983.4098, ceci@santafefarmersmarket.com


June 3 and 17, 8:30 am-12 pm

Measuring Nonprofit Success & Impact

SF Community Foundation

Nonprofit technical assistance workshop with Michele Lis. $25, $50, $65 sliding scale. Registration: 505.988.9715, www.santafecf.org


June 3 or 6, 11 am-3 pm and 5-8 pm

Dine to Donate for a Solar Santa Fe

Osteria Restaurant

12% of proceeds go to solarizing three community buildings in Santa Fe. 505.989.7262, newenergyeconomy@gmail.com, indiegogo.com/projects/sol-not-coal


June 4, 5:30 pm

NewMexicoWomen.Org Fundraiser/Reception

First Citizens Bank, 700 Paseo de Peralta

Come learn about pressing issues facing NM’s women and More >

What’s Going On? – Here & There – June 2014


June 6-7

Horses and Land Health Workshop

Near Las Vegas, NM

Free workshop sponsored by the Quivira Coalition and Hermit’s Peak Watershed Alliance. Day 1 classroom: Trout Springs Ranch. Day 2 Field Day: Gallinas Canyon. 505.820.2544, mwalton@quiviracoalition.org. Registration: http://quiviracoalition.org


June 7, 8 am-12 pm

Taos River and Land Cleanup

Community effort to clean the watershed, hiking trails and landscapes.

Taos volunteers meet rain or shine, 8 am St. James Episcopal Church parking lot, corner of Gustorf Rd. and Cam. de Santiago, behind Quality Inn; Questa volunteers 8:15 am at Centinel Bank in Questa. Info: 575.751.1420 or 575.758.6768. Organized by Rocky Mtn. Youth Corps, Amigos Bravos, U.S. Forest More >