November 2013

What’s Going On? – Albuquerque – November 2013

Nov. 2, 8 am-2 pm

Doggie Dash & Dawdle

Balloon Fiesta Park

Pet festival to benefit Animal Humane NM. Have fun with your 4-legged friend. Registration:

Nov. 2

Walkin N Circles Trainers’ Challenge

NM State Fair Horse Arena

A horse trainers’ competition. Two classes with rescued horses. Prizes. Open to the public. Masked Cowboy Ball at the Youth Center at the NMSF grounds starting at 8:30 pm. Tickets: 505.286.0779,,


Nov. 6, 5:30-7:30 pm

Green Drinks

Hotel Andaluz, 125 2nd St. NW

Network with people interested in local business, clean energy and other green issues. Hosted by the Albuquerque & Río Rancho Green Chamber of Commerce. Info: 505.244.3700,


Nov. 6, 9:30 am-12:30 pm

Business Recycling Forum: Food Scrap Management

NMSU ABQ Campus, MEGA-Classroom

Forum aimed at businesses and facilities interested in saving money in trash expenses by source reduction, recycling and food scrap management. RSVP to,

Nov. 13-15

2013 Quivira Conference: Inspiring Adaptation

Embassy Suites Hotel

Scientists, ranchers, farmers, conservationists, urban planners and others who have bright ideas and important tools to share from their adaptation toolbox. 505.820.2544, Registration deadline: 11/5.


Nov. 13, 7:30 pm

Gary Snyder and Jack Loeffler

Embassy Suites Hotel

Pulitzer Prize winner in poetry and aural historian speaking on “Adaptation” at the Quivira conference. Open to the Public: $30. Tickets online: 505.820.2544

Nov. 23, 1:30-3:30

Vermiculture and Vermicomposting Class

Open Space Visitor Center, 6500 Coors Blvd. NW

Food scraps, junk mail and paper products make up about 30% of our garbage. Learn how to use red worms to turn organic waste into high quality compost and in the process, reduce the volume of waste that you send to the landfill. Registration: 505.897.8831,

Dec. 9, 4-8 pm

Engaged Citizen Awards

NM Museum of Natural History and Science

A statewide award program. Categories: “Visible Accomplishments” and “Behind the Scenes” efforts resulting in increased engagement with the outdoors. Reception, awards ceremony, music. Sponsored by the NM Outdoors Coalition, a collaboration among federal and regional public lands agencies, private and nonprofit organizations. Free. RSVP:, Info: 505.435.2356,,


January 16-17, 9:30 am-5:30 pm

Clean Economy Conference: Building Resiliency

ABQ Embassy Suites, 1000 Woodward Place

Pre-conference 1-day workshop on local food production with conference keynote Joel Salatin. Two-day Carbon Economy Summit with speakers, plenary sessions on wise water use, regenerative agriculture, zero-waste, organic food, soil food web and a Sustainability Tradeshow. Plus a Farm-to-Table celebrity chef Gourmet Steward’s Dinner. $125/day or 3 days/$275.




Degrees of Change: NM’s Climate Forecast

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

With a focus on NM and the SW, this exhibit reveals current and predicted impacts on humans, landscapes and ecosystems. Tickets: $7, $6, $4. Info: 505.841.2800,




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