[NMSEA-news] NMSEA Events and Announcements - Abq meeting tomorrow!

News from New Mexico Solar Energy Association nmsea-news at nmsea.org
Mon Aug 25 16:34:19 MDT 2008


Hi Solar Enthusiasts!

Here are the latest events, workshops, and announcements.

 
See the NMSEA Event Calendar for a more complete list of events: 
http://www.nmsea.org/Events/Event_Calendar.php.  
If you have questions or comments, please contact us!   We value your input!
 

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*EVENT CALENDAR*

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TUESDAY, AUGUST 26: ALBUQUERQUE CHAPTER MEETING, REI

6:30 PM, REI Recreational Equipment store, I-25 and Montano, 1500 
Mercantile NE, phone: 246-0400.

NMSEA presents a talk by Dr. Olga Lavrova, new Albuquerque chapter 
leader. Dr. Lavrova is currently Assistant Adjunct Professor at UNM, and 
she will talk about renewable energy classes and projects she is working 
on at UNM and SIPI (SouthWestern Indian Polytechnic Institute), as well 
as other work within the community. Also, more details on the upcoming 
Solar Fiesta will be presented.

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*U.S.** Green Building Council NM *

*Chapter Events & Committee Meetings:*

*If you'd like to get involved with the chapter attend an upcoming 
Committee Meeting for **Green** Building** the LEED Approach:*

 

AUGUST 28: Education Committee Meeting, 7:30 AM

Location: Real Estate Advisors 2001 Mountain Rd NW # F7 Albuquerque, NM 
87104

Contact Tony Sparks, tsparks at testmarc.com for more information.

 

AUGUST 28: Marketing & Publicity Committee Meeting, 5:30 PM

Location: Wilson & Company 4900 Lang Avenue, NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109

Contact Christina Brown, cbrown at igishows.org for more information.

 

SEPTEMBER 3: Residential Committee Meeting, 3:30 PM

Location: Environmental Dynamics, Inc. 142 Truman St, NE Albuquerque, NM 
87108

Contact Armando Cobo acobo1 at comcast.net for more information.

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AUGUST 29-31: THIRSTY EAR FESTIVAL, SANTA FE

Eaves Movie Ranch, Santa Fe, NM
New Mexico's premier roots music event features : Richard Thompson, 
Patty Griffin, Buckwheat Zydeco, Shemekia Copeland, Junior Brown, Rosie 
Ledet & The Zydeco Playboys, Little Freddie King, Samuel James, Alex 
Maryol Band, Santa Fe Allstars, Hundred Year Flood, Bill Hearne's 
Roadhouse Revue, Roger Landes, Pleasure Pilots, Round Mountain, Random 
Family, Joe West, Traditional Irish Session & dozens more folk, blues, 
bluegrass, Cajun, zydeco, alt-country & roots rock artists on three 
stages all weekend long. ... Plus camping, kids' activities, arts & 
crafts, healthy local food, NM small-batch beers & wines, educational 
demonstrations, Cajun & zydeco dance lessons, *solar & sustainable 
energy exhibits*. www.thirstyearfestival.com 
<http://www.thirstyearfestival.com>

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AUGUST 30: NMSEA BIODIESEL WORKSHOP

James Burgess and Eric Chrisp will once again present a hands-on 
Biodiesel Workshop on Saturday, August 30, 9:00am to 5pm, in Albuquerque. 
Biodiesel 101 covers sourcing oil, economic and ecologic pros and cons, 
preferred vehicles, how to make your own biodiesel processor (for under 
$400!), how to brew on a small to medium scale, how to test oil quality, 
safety issues, "washing" fuel, politics, and much, much more!
Course fees: NMSEA Members - $99; Non-Members - $110
Provisions: Lunch is included (please inform us about any dietary 
restrictions).  Class size: Minimum- 6 students;  Maximum-15 students.
Pre-registration and pre-payment required. 
For further information or registration, see:  
http://www.nmsea.org/Workshops/biodiesel_workshop.php or contact the 
NMSEA office.

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SEPTEMBER 18: NEW MEXICO TEC EXPO LUNCHEON
Albuquerque Grand Hotel, Airport    11:30 -- 1:30 PM

Join us for an exciting story!
Tom Chavez, CEO of Rapt Inc. will speak on "Technology Entrepreneurship: 
Making It Through the Obstacle Course". Tom realized every 
entrepreneur's dream when his company, Rapt, Inc, was recently acquired 
by Microsoft -- talk about success!  But the real story is how he got 
there, from a self-described lower-middle-class family in Albuquerque, 
to Harvard graduate (all 5 siblings) to successful tech entrepreneur.

Rapt, Inc., the leading provider of advertising yield management 
solutions was recently acquired by Microsoft to be offered as a key 
component of their Atlas Publisher Suite.  Tom says "The opportunity to 
join forces with Microsoft and see our technology flourish inside a much 
larger platform was too compelling to pass up.  What makes it even more 
compelling is that Tom is an Albuquerque native.

Also representatives from our technology associations, New Mexico Bio, 
New Mexico IT & Software Association, New Mexico Optics Industry 
Association, New Mexico Solar Energy Association and the Nano Network of 
New Mexico will give an overview of the latest greatest tech 
developments in the State.  These groups represent the industry clusters 
that are a significant part of New Mexico's economic success.

Register online at Acteva: _http://www.acteva.com/booking.cfm?bevaid=164396_

$25 for members of one of the professional societies or TEC.  $40 for 
non-members

More information on techventures.org -- click on events.

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*ANNOUNCEMENTS*

VOLUNTEERS FOR THE NMSEA SOLAR FIESTA, SEPT. 20 & 21

Volunteers are still needed for the annual Solar Fiesta at Highland High 
School. Reply to this mail or contact the NMSEA office (505-246-0400) if 
you can help with preparations - or activities on Saturday or Sunday 
onsite. Do your share to support this fun educational event!!

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SALE!
SOLAR, SUSTAINABLE HOMES

The NMSEA Office now has a list of real estate agents who have 
advertised with us who have homes or other property for sale with 
special solar and/or efficiency features. We cannot provide detailed 
information, since that depends on current availability, but we can 
offer agent phone numbers and e-mail addresses.
Call or write the office if you are looking for a solar/sustainable 
property.
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*VOLUNTEERS NEEDED NOW! 
for State Fair Green Expo Exhibit (We Need YOU!)*

 Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) and the New Mexico Solar Energy 
Association (NMSEA www.nmsea.org <http://www.nmsea.org>) have been 
invited by the New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) to present solar 
home information at a booth in the Green Expo Exhibit at the 2008 EXPO 
New Mexico - formerly the State Fair - to be held September 5-21.  The 
solar booth will be shared by both organizations and is based in part 
upon a booth that solar home owners recently presented at the Earth, 
Wind, and Sun (EWS) event at SNL.  For that event, each owner assembled 
a notebook with pictures, data, and observations based on living in 
solar homes to share with the public and answered questions at the 
booth. NMSEA will have literature and demonstration items while the 
booth is staffed. At least 15 more volunteers are needed to make this 
Green Expo effort successful, each volunteer manning the display a few 
hours. Please help. Interested volunteers are asked to contact Carl 
Axness at 505-844-0084 (claxnes at sandia.gov <mailto:claxnes at sandia.gov>).

"GREEN EXPO" - STATE FAIR MARKETING OPPORTUNITY, 9/5-9/21

New Mexico's Environmental Health Department (EHD) and Energy, Minerals 
and Natural Resources Department (EMNRD) are collaborating on a Green 
Expo at the State Fair, Sept 5-21.  They are looking for dynamic 
exhibits showcasing the issues and tools of sustainability in the areas 
of green building, energy, water, waste, recycling and local and organic 
foods.  (Attendance throughout the Fair is not necessary.) Use this 
opportunity to educate the public as well as promote your business. If 
you have a display to offer and for more information, please contact New 
Mexico Environment Department, 505-827-2855, jill.turner at state.nm.us 
<mailto:jill.turner at state.nm.us>

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NEW MEXICO SOLAR ENERGY ASSOCIATION

1009 Bradbury Dr. SE, # 35, Albuquerque, NM 87106

505-246-0400, 888-886-6765, Fax: 505-246-2251

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