November 2015

What’s Going On? – Albuquerque – November 2015

Nov. 4, 5:30-7 pm
Green Drinks
Hotel Andaluz, 125 Second St. NW
Network with people interested in doing business locally, clean energy alternatives and creating sustainable opportunities in our communities. Presented the first Wednesday of each month by the ABQ and Rio Rancho Green Chamber.,


Nov. 6 Submission Deadline; Nov. 13 event
InnovateHer Challenge
Matanza Craft Beer Kitchen, 3225 Central NE
NM entrepreneurs with an idea or product to improve the lives of women and families can compete. Hosted by NM Community Capital and the Central NM Community College STEMulus Center. The top three finalists will show off their winning products or services and win cash prizes on Nov. 13, 3:30-6 pm. The top winner will go on to compete for one of the 10 slots nationwide.


Nov. 7, 9-11 am
Backyard Farming Series
Gutiérrez-Hubbell House, 6029 Isleta Blvd. SW
Holistic Garden and Gardener forum and discussion for thinking about our connections to nature and how gardens play a role in wildlife habitat and local environment. A panel of speakers will present.


Nov. 7, 9 am-12:30 pm
ABQ Public Banking Symposium
First Unitarian Church, 3701 Carlisle Blvd. NE
It’s our money: investing in public banking. Speakers: State Senator Jerry Ortiz y Pino, ABQ City Planning Director Vern Hagen, Sharon Henderson from Prosperity Works, Elaine Sullivan from Banking on NM, Public Banking Institute board member Nichoe Lichen, former chair of the So. Dakota Investment Council Curt Johnson, ABQ City Councilor Diane Gibson and CLNkids executive dir. Angela Merkert. No charge. Registration requested. 971.570.2922 or 505.603.8400


Nov. 7, 8, 1 pm
No Impact Man
The Guild Cinema, 3405 Central Ave. NE
Film documentary about a man who drastically tried to curb his environmental impact. 505.255.1848,


Nov. 8
The Story of Comanche Activist LaDonna Harris
151 Edmund Rd., Bernalillo, NM
Presented by the Sandoval Historical Society. 505.867.5872


Nov. 11, 7 pm
An Evening with Paul Hawken
Embassy Suites, 1000 Woodward Pl.
Internationally renowned author/sustainable agriculture advocate Hawken will discuss Project Drawdown, solutions that can forge a path toward carbon decline in the atmosphere. $30.


Nov. 11-13
Quivira Conference
Embassy Suites, 1000 Woodward Pl.
“The Next Wave: Cultivating Abundance” Hear from ranchers, farmers, scientists, activists and others. Speakers include Paul Hawkin, Christine Jones and many more. 505.820.2544, Tickets:


Nov. 12, 7:30-9:30 am
NM Energy Outlook Summit
Sandia Resort
Energy insights for business leaders. Panelists from Center for Energy Policy, ConocoPhilips, PNM Resources, Positive Energy. Presented by ABQ Business First. 505.348.8326,


Nov. 12, 6 pm
The Global Quest For Water: Cultural Perspectives
National Hispanic Cultural Center Wells Fargo Theater, 1701 4th St. SW
Talk by Ruben Arvizu on how climate change is affecting Hispanics. 505.242.1445,


Nov. 12-14
NM Agritourism Conference
MCM Hotel Elegante, 2020 Menaul
Hosted by the NMSU Small Farm and Ranch Task Force to provide ideas and options for agricultural producers. Registration: $150. 505.983.4615 or 505.852.2668,


Nov. 14, 9 am-5 pm
Desert Composting Workshop
ABQ Garden Center, 10120 Lomas NE
5 classes: Composting basics, soil amending, compost tea, composting with worms, bucket composting with Bokashi. $25. Registration required by Nov. 7.


Nov. 14, 2 pm
Climate Change in Theatre Action
Trilock Performance Laboratory, 110 Gold Ave. SW
Readings/performances intended to bring awareness and discussion around climate change in support of the upcoming UN Conference on Climate Change in Paris (COP 21). Free. 505.414.3728,


Nov. 21
Congreso de las Acequias
National Hispanic Cultural Center
Annual membership meeting. Co-hosted by the NM Acequia Association and the South Valley Regional Association of Acequias. Registration fee. 505.995.9644,


Dec. 9, 4-8 pm
Agnes Chávez: Projecting Climate Change
Explora, 1701 Mountain Rd. NW
Hands-on youth workshop offering students an opportunity to use projection and their imaginations to visualize and communicate climate change solutions. 505.224.8341,


Dec. 12, 6-10 pm
Peace Center Holiday Gala
First Unitarian Church, corner of Carlisle & Comanche
Reggae music by Native Roots and songs from the Raging Grannies. Posole, dancing, silent auction, information tables. 505.268.9557


Daily, 10 am-6 pm
Wildlife West
87 N. Frontage Rd., Edgewood (just east of ABQ)
122-acre park/attraction with educational programs dedicated to native wildlife and ecology. $7/$6/$4/children under 5 free.


Our Land, Our Culture, Our Story
Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, 2401 12th St. NW
Historical overview of the Pueblo world and contemporary artwork and craftsmanship of each of the 19 pueblos; Through Oct. 16: Visionary Concepts: Genres of Pueblo Art, spotlighting artists who depict pride in culture and tell a story of cultural perseverance. 866.855.7902,


First Sundays
NM Museum of Natural History
1801 Mountain Road
Museum admission is free to NM residents on the first Sunday of every month. 505.841.2800


“ABQ 2030 District”
A voluntary collaboration of commercial property tenants, building managers, property owners and developers; real estate, energy, and building sector professionals, lenders, utility companies; and public stakeholders such as government agencies, nonprofits, community groups and grassroots organizers. Property partners share anonymous utility data and best practices. Professional partners provide expertise and services. Public partners support the initiative as it overlaps with their own missions. Info:




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