July 2016

What’s Going On? – Albuquerque – July 2016



July 9, 10 am–Noon

ABQ Citizens’ Climate Lobby

Learn about climate change solutions that bridge the partisan divide, such as a carbon fee/dividend that gives revenue back to households. Meets the 2nd Sat. of every month. Location: lisas.ccl@gmail.com,

citizensclimatelobby.org/chapters/NM_Albuquerque/, www.facebook.com/ccl.newmexico


July 13, 8–10 am

NM Incentive Programs for Small Businesses

Sandoval Economic Alliance, 1201 Río Rancho Blvd., Río Rancho

Educational workshop by Jami Grindatto, Bob Preble and Patrick Gannon for local business owners. Light breakfast and course materials provided. Fee: $39. Peer-oriented roundtables meet every 2nd Weds. through 11/9. Presented by the SEA and the Dynamic Growth Business Resource Center. 505.238.3004, http://dgbrc.com/locations/sandoval-economic-alliance/


July 13, 20, 27

Home Composting Workshops

Highland Senior Center

Improve desert garden soil. Learn different methods. Free and open to the public. Two-hour workshop starts at 9 or 10 am. Registration: 505.767.5216. Sponsored by nmcomposters.org


July 21, 9 am start

Santolina Master Plan Hearings

City/County Government Building, 1 Civic Plaza NW



July 26, 6–7:30 pm

NM Solar Energy Assn. Meeting

REI, 1550 Mercantile NE

Meets fourth Tuesday every other month. J.desjardin@hotmail.com


Aug. 30–Sept. 1

Wind Turbine Blade Workshop

Embassy Suites Hotel

Biannual workshop presented by Sandia National Laboratories Wind Energy Technologies Dept. sandia.eom@public.govdelivery.com


Daily, 10 am–6 pm

Wildlife West

87 N. Frontage Rd., Edgewood (east of ABQ)

122-acre park/attraction with educational programs dedicated to native wildlife and ecology. $7/$6/$4/children under 5 free. www.wildlifewest.org



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; Weekend Native dances. 866.855.7902, www.indianpueblo.org


Saturdays through August

Summer Family Fun Days

Bachechi Open Space, 9521 Río Grande NW

July: Arid Adaptation – Adopt a plant while learning survival strategies for life in the desert. View the wetlands along the bosque. August: Why is (n’t) it raining? – Explore Bachechi before and after monsoon storms and help predict the weather. Free. No registration required. 505.314.0398, bernco.gov


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


Through 2016

Las Huertas Farming Training Courses

Bernalillo County Ext. Office, 1510 Menaul NW

Intro to Horticulture in Aridlands covers basics of farming in NM’s varied climate and seasons. Other classes offered include Growing Techniques, Summer Growing Season (farm visits), Business management and planning. sean@riograndefarm.org, http://riograndefarm.org/farmer-training-farm-incubator/


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: albuquerque@2030districts.org


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