September 2014

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

Sept. 1-7
68th Annual Navajo Nation Fair
Fairgrounds in Window Rock, Ariz.
Traditional songs and dances, parade, Miss Navajo Nation Pageant, rodeos, powwow. 928.871.6647,


Sept. 9-11
National Heirloom Exposition
Santa Rosa, Calif.
“The World’s Pure Food Fair” A nonprofit event centered around heirloom seeds, vegetables and anti-GMO activism. Speakers and vendors. 707.773.1336,,


Sept. 11-15
Americas Latino Eco Festival
Denver and Boulder, Colo.
2nd annual festival produced by Americas for Conservation & the Arts and the Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal Campaign. With environmental leader Jean-Michael Cousteau, actor/social activist Edward James Olmos, scientists, artists, community and policy leaders from across the Americas.


Sept. 19, 5 pm Application Deadline
PNM Reduce Your Use Grant
Communities throughout NM
Energy efficiency proposals from NM nonprofits up to $5,000.


Sept. 26-28
Ecological Restoration Volunteer Project
Río Mora National Wildlife Refuge near Las Vegas, NM
Join the ABQ Wildlife Federation to construct erosion control structures to improve riparian wildlife habitat.,


Sept. 27-28, 9 am-5 pm
Heart of NM Fiber Festival
Moriarty City Park, Moriarty, NM
East Mountain fiber artisans and suppliers. Natural fiber products, equipment, materials. Demos, competitions, hands-on booths. Music, food. Free admission. 505.384.2293,


Oct. 3-7
Shiprock Navajo Nation Fair
Shiprock Fairgrounds, Shiprock, NM
Dances, song & dance competition, arts & crafts, rodeo, parade.


Oct. 4-5
American Solar Energy Society Solar Tour
19th annual tour of homes and businesses in NM.


Oct. 23-24, 9 am-5 pm
4th Annual Renewable Energy and Clean Technology Conference
Las Cruces Convention Center, NM


Dec. 3 Application Deadline
Western SARE Farmer/Rancher Grants
$15,000-$25,000 grants from Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education for projects by agri-producers with technical advisor support. Often used to conduct on-site experiments the can improve farm operations and the environment.


Tuesday-Friday, 10 am-1 pm and Saturday
Pajarito Environmental Education Center
3540 Orange St., Los Alamos, NM
Nature center and outdoor education programs. Exhibits of flora and fauna of the Pajarito Plateau; herbarium, live amphibians, butterfly and xeric gardens. Free. 505.662.0460,,


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,


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,,


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