January 2016

What’s Going On? – Here & There – January 2016


Jan. 14, 5:30-7 pm
NM Solar Energy Ass’n. Chapter Meeting
Little Toad Pub backroom, 200 N. Bullard St., Silver City, NM
Every second Thursday. 575.538.1337, scgreenchamber@gmail.com


Jan. 6

King’s Day Celebrations

Honoring of new pueblo tribal officials. Most pueblos open to the public. Picuris Pueblo: various dances; Nambe Pueblo: Buffalo, Deer and Antelope dances; Sandia Pueblo: various dances; Taos Pueblo: Deer and Buffalo dances; Santo Domingo Pueblo (Kewa): various dances


January 7 – March 9

Resilience in NM Agriculture

Locations around NM

Farmers, ranchers, processors, distributors, market organizers, policymakers and advocates are invited to participate in a discussion about creating a strategic plan for NM’s food and agricultural system. Presented by NMSU County Extension Service and NM First. A free lunch will be served. Reservations required. Las Cruces (1/7), ABQ (1/13), Silver City (1/15), Taos (2/11), Farmington (3/2) and Tucumcari (3/9) nmfirst.org/events/resilience-in-new-mexico-agriculture


Jan. 8-9, 9 am – 5 pm


Española, NM

Become a tutor with the Río Arriba Adult Literacy Program. Training, study materials and on-going support provided. A volunteer commitment of two hours per week. Tutor-student pairs meet at public places at a mutually convenient time. 505.747.6162. raalp2@gmail.com, www.raalp.org


Jan. 9, 9 am – noon

Bald Eagle Watch

Abiquiú Lake, Abiquiú, NM

Annual midwinter event hosted by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which manages the lake. Assists local and national tracking of the numbers of eagles. Open to members of the public who want to assist. Volunteers with binoculars and notepads meet at lake project office on NM 96, 2 miles west of NM 84 junction. 505.685.4371


Jan. 20, 5:30-8 pm

Taos Entrepreneurial Network

Old County Courthouse, 121 N. Plaza, Taos, NM

Monthly meeting (every 3rd Weds.). Keynote and presentations by local speakers, exhibits of products and services. 575.921.8234, Melissa@taosten.org


Jan. 21, 7 pm

Backcountry Film Festival

Reel Deal Theater, Los Alamos, NM

Winter celebration at the 11th annual festival. Winter gear raffle. $12 adv./$15 day of show. peecnature.org


Feb. 21-28

NM Restaurant Week

7th annual event includes numerous local restaurants offering a prix-fixe dinner and specially priced 2-course lunch. Nmrestaurantweek.com


Jan. 25 Application deadline

Forest Projects Funding

New Mexico

The U.S. Forest Service is seeking applications for forest restoration projects on public and tribal lands in NM. About $3 million is available under the Collaborative Forest Restoration Program. Grants up to $360,000 will be given for projects implemented in four years or less. Tribes, conservation organizations, educational institutions, nonprofits and other public and private entities can apply and attend grant-writing workshops. www.fs.usda.gov/goto/r3/cfrp


Feb. 23-25


JW Marriott Camelback Resort, Phoenix, Ariz.

Get an in-depth look at the key challenges and opportunities facing sustainable business today, through more than 50 mainstage sessions, 30 workshops and lots of networking opportunities with professionals from around the country. Presented in partnership with Arizona State University’s Walton Sustainability Solutions. www.greenbiz.com/events/greenbiz-forum/phoenix/2016


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. Tuesday-Saturday. Free. 505.662.0460, Programs@PajaritoEEC.org, www.pajaritoeec.org


Wednesdays, 10 am

Green Hour Hike

Pajarito Environmental Education Center, 2600 Canyon Rd., Los Alamos, NM

Kid-centered hikes; as weather allows. 505.662.0460, Losalamosnature.org


Wednesdays in January, 6-8 pm

Gallup Solar Community Meetings

113 E. Logan Ave., Gallup, NM

The nonprofit Gallup Solar hosts educational presentations and potential solutions for all things solar. Questions, ideas and expertise are welcome. 505.728.9246, gallupsolar@gmail.com


Jan. 11, noon, Gallup, NM
Jan. 12, noon, Grants, NM

Clean Power Plan Meetings

The NM Environment Dept. is hosting public meetings to share information, answer questions and receive input on developing a State Plan in response to the EPA’s Clean Power Plan, which sets requirements for electric generators to lower CO2 emissions. Gallup meeting: Octavia Fellin Public Library, 115 W. Hill Ave. Grants meeting: NMSU Multipurpose room #007, 1500 N. Third St. Info: NMENV-NMCPP@state.nm.us, https://www.env.nm.gov/aqb/CPP.htm


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


Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Related Articles