February 2014

What’s Going On? – Albuquerque – February 2014


Jan. 31-Feb. 2, 9 am-5 pm

Clean Economy Conference

ABQ Embassy Suites, 1000 Woodward Place

Eight experts will discuss Building Resiliency through Sustainable Practices. Keynote speaker: Joel Salatin of Polyface Farms. Plenary sessions on wise water use, regenerative agriculture, zero-waste, organic food production, compost tea, strategies to shrink our carbon footprint, seed saving, creating an agricultural production center, community gardens, urban farming, sustainability tradeshow and more. $125/day. 505.819.3828, iginia@carboneconomyseries.com, www.carboneconomyseries.com


Feb. 1

Off-Grid Solar Electricity Design and Installation

CNM Workforce Training Center, 5600 Eagle Rock Avenue NE

8-hour class (ID: 25589) for PV professionals. Learn core principles of off-grid living, differences between grid-tied and off-grid PV systems, principal components used, resources available, etc. Info: 505.224.5200, workforce@cnm.edu, www.cnm.edu/depts/wtc/index.html/index.html


Feb. 5, 5:30-7:30 pm

Green Drinks

Hotel Andaluz, 125 2nd Street NW

Network and mingle with people interested in local business, clean energy and other green issues. 505.244.3700, Lindsay@nmgreenchamber


Feb. 5-6, 2 pm and 7 pm

Fossil-Free Film Festival

The Guild Cinema, 3405 Central Ave. NE

The best new films about climate change and what you can do about it. Sponsored by the ABQ Climate Coalition, 12 NM nonprofit groups including 350.org/NM. 505.350.3839, tstark1960@gmail.com, http://abqclimateaction.us/f4


Feb. 6, 5-7 pm

Contemporary Indigenous Discourse Series

Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, 2401 12th St. NW

Repatriation and cultural patrimony on local, national and international levels. A forum for Indigenous peoples to share knowledge and strategies for advancing tribal self-determination. Moderated by Americans for Indian Opportunity Executive Director Laura Harris. Panelists: LaDonna Harris, Jacquette Swift, Terry Snowball and John Beaver. 505.843.7270


Feb. 8, 8 am-5 pm

Advanced Photovoltaic System Design

CNM Workforce Training Center, 5600 Eagle Rock Ave. NE

Learn to apply National Electrical Code standards and industry best practices from one of ABQ’s most successful PV system design engineers. The course qualifies as advanced training for those preparing to take the NABCEP PV Installer exam. $169. Class ID: 25590. RSVP: 505.224.5200, workforce@cnm.edu, www.cnm.edu/depts/wtc/index.html/index.html


Feb. 8, 10:30 am-12:30 pm

Eating for Your Health

Highland Senior Activity Center, 131 Monroe

Community-based workshop by Susan Clair, MCRP/MPA, on elements of a healthy lifestyle, plant-based and animal proteins, organic vs. conventional, antioxidants and systemic alkalinity, health benefits of herbs & spices, fats and sweeteners. $5 suggested donation. Registration required. 505.321.8649, clair@nmia.com


Feb. 8, 1:30-3:30 pm

Home Composting Basics

Open Space Visitor Center, 6500 Coors Blvd. NW

Learn the science, materials and methods of drought-proofing your garden soil in order to grow vegetables, fruit and berries. Free. 505.897.8831, register@nmcomposters.org


Feb. 13, 7 pm

Thinking Like a Watershed

Kimo Theater, 423 Central NW

The first of five monthly panel discussions featuring three different humanities scholars, who will be introduced by Jack Loeffler. The intent is to contribute to a new Land Ethic for the preservation of our endangered ecosystems in the Southwest. Panelists William deBuys, Patty Limerick and John Nichols will provide an historic overview of human habitation and water use. Funded by the NM Humanities Council. Free admission. 505.768.3522


Feb. 14-15

New Mexico Organic Farming Conference

Marriott Albuquerque Pyramid North, 5151 San Francisco Road NE

The Southwest’s premier conference for organic agriculture. Producers and researchers share their experience and expertise to help agri-producers make decisions in running their farm and ranch operations or in starting a new one. Workshops and exhibitors. Presented by Farm to Table, NM Department of Agriculture, NMSU Cooperative Extension Service. Registration: $100/$60. Discounts for student groups if approved ahead of time. Info: 505.473.1004, ext. 10 (Santa Fe) or 505.889.9921 (ABQ).


Feb. 18, 7:15-8:30 pm

Improving Desert Garden Soil

Meadowlark Senior Center, 4330 Meadowlark Lane, SE, Rio Rancho, NM

Gardening with the Masters lecture series presented by Sandoval County Master Gardeners. Free. 505.929.0414, zarjoe@ymail.com


Feb. 25

Crawford Symposium: Green Trails for the Next Generation Conference

Bosque School

Info: 505.898.6388, Rebecca. belletto@bosqueschool.org


March 5-7, 8 am-5 pm

3rd International Meeting on Indigenous Women’s Health

Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town

Healthy Generations: Integrating Traditions and Science to promote well-being. An opportunity for physicians, midwives, nurses, community providers and others who work with indigenous women to share, support, network, learn and build partnerships to improve the health of indigenous women and their families. 505.272.3942, kbreckenridge@salud.unm.edu, http://som.unm.edu/cme


April 7-9

10th International Conference on Concentrator Photovoltaic Systems

Hyatt Regency Albuquerque

An opportunity for suppliers of components and services to the PV and CPV industry to connect with experts and potential customers from all over the world. 400 people from more than 25 countries, including many corporate executives from global companies are expected to participate. Host committee: CFV Solar Test Laboratory, Fraunhofer USA, Sandia National Laboratories. www.cpv-10.org


May 3 Opening

Acequia Research Project Exhibit

Maxwell Museum of Anthropology, UNM

Based on NSF-funded research by scientists and scholars across several disciplines and institutions, including UNM, NMSU, NM Tech and the NM Acequia Association, this exhibit will tell the story of how acequias operate as part of whole watershed systems, how and why they persist, as well as the challenges they face today. 505.995.9644, quita@lasacequias.org


May 4, 1-4 pm Opening

SW Herbalism & Curanderismo: Healing and Ritual Exhibition

Maxwell Museum of Anthropology, UNM

Traditional and contemporary Southwest herbalism will be explored at the 5th annual Food and Life series, featuring herbalist Dr. Tomas Enos, permaculturalist/chef Trish Cyman, Sophia Rose of La Abeja Herbs and curandera Tonita Gonzales. 505.277.1400, mhermans@unm.edu



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, www.nmnaturalhistory.org




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