Promoting Renewable Energy and Sustainability Since 1972
NMSEA presents the 9th Annual
DATE: September 20-21, 2008
LOCATION: Highland High School
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Welcome to the 2008 New Mexico Solar Fiesta
Join us at New Mexico's premier Renewable Energy and Environmental Educational Fair, with exhibits and workshops focusing on practical uses of renewable energy, energy efficiency, and many other sustainable living practices.
NMSEA's largest event, the Solar Fiesta, is growing and takes lots of folk to pull off. This year's Solar Fiesta Committee is fun, enthusiastic and creative! Major managers meet monthly on the 3rd Tuesday, from 6-9pm.
Volunteer Coordinator* and Committee
We have plenty of potential volunteers; just need someone to contact and schedule them and manage them at the Fiesta. This is a stipended position.
AV for Workshops
This person will coordinate equipment for workshop presentations and help speakers get set up at the Fiesta.
This is Mary McArthur's third and final year as Solar Fiesta Manager (a stipended position). We are looking for someone to take over for the 2009 Solar Fiesta. That person will benefit from involvement this year, either as Co-Manager or in another position.
Desired: Solar Cook-off Coordinator
On our wish list is a Solar Cook-off for Saturday, 9/20. We're looking for a coordinator, obviously. Some tasks would be to advertise the contest, arrange categories as desired, check-in the contestants, arrange judging, award prizes and send thank yous.
Desired: Docent Manager
We would love for a docent tour program to supplement the free workshops given each morning of the Fiesta. There would be a script to write and tour to design. Docents would be familiar with the script and show people around the Fiesta grounds to see exhibits that exemplify various renewable technologies. We expect Highland's pool to be solar thermally-heated by then. Great student project, but we'll take adults, too!
Solar Fiesta Volunteers
Here are most of the tasks that are required to put on the Fiesta. There are a number of miscellaneous ones as well.
Before the Fiesta
Exhibitor/speaker packet mailings
Pick up items from the office or storage unit
Set up tents and sandbags
Set up fencing and banners
Deliver chairs, tables and easels
Setup trash and recycling boxes and barrels
Distribute on-site signage, booth numbers and name signs