January 2014

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

 

Jan 2-24

Ghost Ranch Workshops

Abiquú, NM

Indigenous Pottery & Southwest Culture; An Inner Journey: Still the Mind, Open the Heart; Outdoor Adventure; Photography in the Desert; Southwest Weaving & Culture; Sustainability Practices in Action: Agriculture and the Earth. 505.685.4333, ext. 4196, caler@ghostranch.org, www.GhostRanch.org

 

January 10 Submission Deadline

Aldo Leopold Writing Contest

Eligibility: Students grades 6-12 in public, private and home schools in NM. Describe what “wilderness” means to you and your community. $500 prizes (total of $2,000 will be awarded). Info: 505.898.6388, Rebecca.belletto@bosqueschool.org

 

Jan. 13-May 11

Adobe in Action Online Classes

An approved Continuing Education Systems provider through the American Institute of Architects. 1/13-3/9: Passive Solar Adobe Design; 1/13-3/9: NM Adobe Building Permit Process; 3/17-5/11: History and Basics of Adobe Construction; 3/17-5-11: Foundations for Adobe Structures

Each class: $250. Instructor: Kurt Gardella. Also, on-site classes in northern New Mexico. Info: kurt@adobeinaction.org, www.adobeinaction.org/education

 

Jan. 30, 7 pm

Backcountry Film Festival

Reel Deal Theater, 2551 Central Ave., Los Alamos

Ten unique films will inspire you to embrace your spirit for outdoor adventure. The only showing in NM. $12 adv, $15 at the door. 505.662.0460, Programs@PajaritoEEC.org, www.PajaritoEEC.org

 

Feb. 10-11

Good Jobs, Green Jobs Conference

Washington, D.C.

Where Jobs and the Environment Meet” Informative workshops led by issue experts, state and local government officials, agency officials, business and industry representatives. Workshops include: Climate Resiliency and Adaptation; Creating Good, Green Jobs: Repairing Our Economy; Repairing and Transforming Our Energy Systems; Repairing Our Workplaces, Communities and the Environment; Repairing and Transforming Our Manufacturing Base; Repairing Our Democracy; Repairing Our Schools and Communities to Be Healthy and Safe; Water and Pipes: Repairing the Infrastructure Under Us. $225/$125. www.greenjobsconference.org/

 

Feb. 14 Application Deadline

Northern NM Conservation Opportunity

Rocky Mountain Youth Corps is hiring young women and men 18-25 for seasonal, full-time conservation programs. Applications and program descriptions: 575.751.1420, www.youthcorps.org

 

March 26-27

Sustainability Summit and Exhibition

Wisconsin Center, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Implementing sustainable business models, supply chain innovation, freshwater challenges – global and local, sustainability opportunities in global markets, sustainable food supply, the efficiency and nutrition revolution, sustainable energy, climate: the global challenge. www.sustainabilitysummit.us

 

March 26-28

GLOBE 2014

Vancouver, BC, Canada

13th biennial conference and trade fair on business and sustainability. Speakers include Amory Lovins, Chief Scientist, Rocky Mountain Institute; Peter Brabeck-Letmathe, chairman of the board, Nestle; Hans Engel, CFO, BASF. 400 exhibitors from North America, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. 604.637.6649, www.GLOBESeries.com

 

March 26-28

2014 National Food Hub Conference

Raleigh, North Carolina

Building capacity for healthy regional food systems” www.ngfn.org/

 

April 15-18

7th National Farm to Cafeteria Conference

Austin, Texas

Powering Up” Three days of inspiring field trips, workshops, speakers and networking. Farmtocafetereiaconference.org

 

Tuesday-Friday, 10 am-1 pm and Saturday

Pajarito Environmental Education Center

3540 Orange St., Los Alamos, NM

Exhibits of flora and fauna of the Pajarito Plateau; herbarium, live amphibians, butterfly and xeric gardens. Free. Pajaritoecc.org

 

Tree Seedlings Available

The NM State Forestry Division is selling sixty species of tree and shrub seedlings as part of the division’s Spring Conservation Seedling Program to promote healthy forests and watersheds around the state. The seedlings are available to landowners who own at least one acre in NM and agree to use the seedlings for conservation purposes such as erosion control or riparian restoration. 505.476.3325, www.emnrd.state.nm.us/SFD/treepublic/ConservationSeedlings.html

 

Río Grande Return

Gifts from the River

Locally produced salsas, jams, honey, chocolates, soaps, lotions, incense and more. Supports local farmers, producers and the conservation of the Río Grande. 505.466.1767, toll free: 866.466.1767, www.riograndereturn,com

 

Veterans Green Jobs Academy

Northern NM College, Española

Workforce training and specific degree programs to support military veterans in fully accredited academic certificate and degree programs in areas of environmental science related to renewable energy, hazardous materials response, forestry, sustainable agriculture, wildland fire science, construction trades and others. A partnership with the NM Dept. of Veterans Services. For more info, call Dr. Biggs at 505.747.5453 or visit www.nnmc.edu/vetacademy.htm

 

NM Green Chamber of Commerce

The NM Green Chamber of Commerce, with chapters around the state, has a business directory that is a great resource for conscious consumers looking for locally owned and environmentally friendly businesses in their area.  Contribute to a sustainable future by supporting businesses in your city/town that are striving to be leaders in green business practices. Info: 505.859.3433, info@nmgreenchamber.com, http://nmgreenchamber.com/members?page=2

 

 

 

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