Solar & Sustainability Events


Sept 21: Abq CiQlovia Open Streets Event  - Albuquerque                                             

10-3pm Two miles of open streets in Downtown ABQ, Mountain Rd to 14th Street

The first open street event in Albuquerque will take place along two miles of streets closed to motor vehicles, replaced with space for walking, biking, playing & more!  Drawing attention to how dangerous our community's largest public place (streets) may be for non-drivers, cyclists & pedestrians, CiQlovia will close the roads to cars for the day & fill them with outdoor recreation. Food trucks, yoga, aerialists, dancing, live music & a parade are just a part of the programming for this event.  
Invite your friends & family to come & experience carless streets!  Bring chairs, tables, blankets, musical instruments & art supplies, volunteer, perform, do something active during the day's events, or just relax outdoors & watch all the people go by!
Check out CiQlovia online at: and/or on Facebook for more information about this first ever of its kind, FREE event in Albuquerque!

Sept 21: USGBC Sustainable Sunday Film Series
- Santa Fe
12:30pm at the Center for Contemporary Arts, 1050 Old Pecos Trail     
Join the USGBC in Santa Fe for "Pump," the fourth film in their Sustainable Sunday Film Series. This new documentary explains clearly & simply how to end the oil monopoly & finally win fuel freedom. Americans have been led to believe in only one fuel option & keep paying the price through increased pollution, incited wars & high prices. Come find out how to have cheaper & cleaner alternative fuels AND create a stronger, healthier economy. 
Includes follow up with the filmmaker, Joshua Tickell. $5 donation suggested. Call (505) 982-1338 for other info.                                       


Sept 23: NMSEA Alamogordo Chapter Meeting - Alamogordo

6-7:45pm at the Alamogordo Public Library, 10th & Oregon Ave

Alamogordo NMSEA will resume Fall meetings with Steven Hunyady discussing his work at Langmuir Laboratory (NM Tech) "Development of Solar-Powered Instruments at Langmuir Laboratory." Hunyady's presentation will touch on off-grid, solar-powered instruments for observing lightning. 

Amit Shukla, professor of renewables at NMSU-Alamogordo will also discuss general photovoltaics (PV) & his PV education program at NMSU-A.

Remaining 2014 Alamogordo Chapter dates: Thurs, Oct 16, Nov 13, Dec 9. For other details, please contact Ron Offley                                                                                                      

Sept 27: Fall 2014 Solar Fiesta! - Albuquerque

10am-5pm at the CNM Workforce Training Center 

NMSEA & Central New Mexico Community College are collaborating to bring you a full day of exhibits, tours & engaging presentations about renewable energy, energy conservation & sustainability. 

Get the latest info about Solar Fiesta! - the Southwest's premier renewable energy & sustainability trade show & educational solar-palooza - from the Solar Fiesta! website (Visit the Solar Fiesta! website

Title sponsor for Fall 2014 Solar Fiesta! is Sol Luna Solar, a successful home-grown family-owned solar biz headquartered in scenic Dixon, New Mexico. Visit Sol Luna Solar at: Thanks to Sol Luna Solar & NMSEA supporters CNM, Affordable Solar & Melloy Nissan for making Fall 2014 Solar Fiesta! a FREE, public event!



Sept 27: Solar Fiesta! at CNM Workforce Training Center - Albuquerque, NM

A full day of engaging presentations with Live Streaming online!

Get the latest info about NMSEA's Solar Fiesta, renewable energy & sustainability trade-show & educational Solar-Palooza at


 Oct 28: NMSEA Albuquerque Chapter Meeting - Albuquerque, NM

6pm at REI near Montano & the I-25.

Please join NMSEA for our next monthly Chapter Meeting in Albuquerque, October 28! Topic TBA.

Note: NMSEA ABQ Chapter will begin meeting regularly bi-monthly after our August meeting, the 4th Tuesday of every other month. Chapter Meetings are free & open to the public. Contact our office at with ideas for future presentations, or for more info.