March 2013

Newsbites for March 2013


ABQ-area Green Jobs for Hispanos Looks Bright

A press release from the National Council of La Raza (NCLR), one of the largest national Hispanic civil rights advocacy organizations, says that the future looks bright for Latinos in relation to filling roles in the burgeoning sustainable economy. “Green jobs are more than a passing fad; they are a reality with the potential to shape the 21st-century job market,” the release says.


The NCLR’s new report, “Bright Green: Five Metropolitan Areas Where the Latino Workforce and the Green Economy Overlap,” looks at the Hispanic workforce in communities with “rapidly growing green economies.” Albuquerque More >

What’s Going On? – Albuquerque


Through March

Retrofitting Buildings for Energy and Water Efficiency

Certificate course offered by the Assoc. of General Contractors, UNM’s Div. of Continuing Education and Global Energy. Designed for building and facility managers, building owners, contractors, engineers, architects and the trades that support them. Learn how to analyze a building and its systems, how to identify the best savings opportunities, how to write a retrofit plan. Free to most trainees. For eligibility and enrollment, contact Margo Maher: 505.842.1462 or mmaher@agc-nm


March 1

Water Conservation Conference

ABQ Marriott Pyramid North

18th annual water conservation conference, “Our Water, Our Future: Communication and Cooperation Across Disciplines” Presented by the Xeriscape More >

What’s Going On? – Santa Fe


Through March

DIY: A Creative Tourism Journey

A creative way to discover Santa Fe. Artist workshops, classes and experiences. Participants are offered savings on lodging during March.


Through Jan. 5, 2014

New World Cuisine: Histories of Chocolate, Mate y Mas

Museum of Intl. Folk Art

Exhibit focuses on the mixing of food cultures in the Americas. 505.476.1200,


March 1, 9 am-3 pm

Renewable Energy Day at the Roundhouse

West Hall, State Capitol Building

A variety of organizations, from nonprofits to colleges to industry groups will share information and activities on solar, wind and other renewable energy technologies in NM. Press conference at 1 pm. Info: 505.820.1696 or


March More >

What’s Going On? – Here & There


Through October

Diabetes Prevention Course

Rio Arriba Health Commons, 2010 Industrial Park Rd., Espanola, NM

Lose 5 to 7 percent of your body weight and maintain at least 150 minutes of exercise per week. Classes limited to 15 participants. Sponsored by the NM Department of Health. Free. Info: 505.662.3100 or


March 2, 9 am-1 pm

How to Start a Small Business

NNMC Sostenga Center, 1027 N. Railyard Ave., Espanola

Workshop overview of the necessary steps. Learn about resources available at NNMC’s SBDC.


March 2-3

Global Acequia Symposium

Convention Center, Las Cruces, NM

Acequias and the Future of Resilience in Global Perspective” Project partners include NMSU, UNM, Sandia Laboratories and More >