[NMSEA-news] Chapter events, workshops, join up

News from New Mexico Solar Energy Association nmsea-news at nmsea.org
Mon Jan 14 14:36:12 MST 2008


Hi Solar Enthusiasts!

Here's the latest Chapter events, workshops, an organization to join.

Please see the NMSEA Event Calendar for a more complete list of events 
at http://www.nmsea.org/Events/Event_Calendar.php

Also, check out the Sustainable ABQ website for other events in and 
around Albuquerque.  Go to http://www.sustainableabq.com/news_events.htm

If you have questions or comments, please contact us!   We value your input!

NEW MEXICO SOLAR ENERGY ASSOCIATION
1009 Bradbury St SE, Ste. 35
Albuquerque, NM 87106
505-246-0400, 888-886-6765
Fax: 505-246-2251
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January 22nd: NMSEA Albuquerque Chapter speaker Marlene Brown

February 9-17: Sustainability's Economic Dimension Workshop

February and March: NMSEA Alamogordo Chapter-Community Education Program

March 10-11: Tribal energy solutions to climate change workshop

Join the SUN DAY CAMPAIGN – details below

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JANUARY 22 – NMSEA ALBUQUERQUE CHAPTER MEETING – MARLENE BROWN

"Solar in the Developing World and Hands-On Workshops"

This talk will discuss Marlene's work teaching and installing hundreds 
os systems in Vietnam.  She trained local technicians and worked with 
local vendors to manufacture and modify parts and pieces for PV systems 
in rural Vietnam.  She has continued to teach yearly and will talk about 
several of her other workshops and hands-on classes, and some of the 
lessons learned in the field.  She's still learning, by the way!

The meeting is held at 6:30pm at REI Northwest of I-25 and Montano

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FEBRUARY 9-17 SUSTAINABILITY'S ECONOMIC DIMENSION

Join us in Albuquerque, February 9-17 as we hold the vision of 
co-creating a world that works for everyone.  In an exciting 9 day 
exploration in design process, you will discover the fundamental pattern 
shifts that are beginning to happen in our economic and monetary systems 
necessary to make that world a reality. You will apply these design 
patterns, principles and practices in your personal life and projects so 
that you can begin bringing forth that world in your life immediately.

What a treat for us to have four great leaders of the new social and 
economic paradigm joining us for this exploration: Rich Ruster: Ph.D in 
holistic psychology and whole systems science; author of The Homing 
Process: A Unifying Theory of Evolving Systems & The Human Dream Blog at 
richardruster.com; Executive Steward of Hummingbird Community in 
Northern New Mexico, Vicki Robin: co-author of Your Money or Your Life, 
Transforming Your Relationship With Money and Achieving Financial 
Independence; President of The New Road Map Foundation; developer of 
Conversation Café, Maggie Seeley: Managing Partner of Green It! The 
Sustainability Team, City of Albuquerque consultant; International 
Business Consultant; UNM teacher in the Sustainability Studies 
Department and the Anderson Graduate School of Management, Laird Schaub: 
Canbridge Consulting and Facilitation, teacher, trainer, and facilitator 
in consensus decision making and conflict resolution,; Co-Founder and 
Executive Secretary for the Fellowship for Intentional Community (FIC); 
Co-Founder of Sandhill Farm, an egalitarian community modeling 
alternative economics.

Come explore with us such subjects as Shifting the Global Economy to 
Sustainability; Local Currencies; Right Livelihood; Social Enterprises; 
Ecovillage Principles; Natural Capitalism; Ecology of Commerce; Triple 
Bottom Line; Nurturing Local Economies; and more.

This course is the Economic Dimension of Ecovillage Design Education, an 
advanced sustainability certification curriculum endorsed by the United 
Nations.  For more information go to www.ecovillagedesignsouthwest.org 
and call Robert Griffin at 505-366-4700.

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FEBRUARY AND MARCH

New Mexico Solar Energy Association. – Alamogordo Chapter is scheduled 
to do 3 community education programs at NMSU-A this spring.

The Wednesday evening classes  are:

     Feb 6 &13            Basics of Alterative Energy
     Feb 27 & Mar 5    Passive Solar: Housewarming without mechanical 
systems
     Mar 12 & 19         Active Solar Energy & Living off the Grid

More information at http://alamo.nmsu.edu/community/springcourses.cgi
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MARCH 10-11 TRIBAL ENERGY SOLUTIONS TO CLIMATE CHANGE WORKSHOP

Tribal Energy Solutions to Climate Change Workshop
From: Garrit Voggesser <Voggesser at ...>
The National Wildlife Federation's Tribal Lands Conservation Program invites
you to join us at a workshop to discuss the most pressing issue of our time,
climate change. The workshop, TRIBAL ENERGY SOLUTIONS TO CLIMATE CHANGE, 
will be
held in Albuquerque, NM, at the Hilton Albuquerque, March 10-11.

Climate change is impacting Tribal communities and could have tremendous,
future impacts to Tribal cultural and environmental resources. We need
solutions. The workshop aims to provide the information that will make 
climate
change solutions, such as renewable energy and energy efficiency projects, a
reality.



Please pass this on to any of your Tribal contacts working on renewable 
energy
and related issues that will help Tribes tackle the climate change crisis.
Registration information will be sent soon.

We look forward to seeing you in Albuquerque.



Sincerely,
Garrit Voggesser

NWF's mission is to inspire Americans to protect wildlife for our children's
future.

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SUN DAY CAMPAIGN
(for Energy Efficient and Renewable Energy Technologies)
6930 Carroll Avenue, Suite #340; Takoma Park, MD 20912
301-270-6477, x.23; fax: 301-270-4291
SUN-DAY-Campaign at hotmail.com



INVITATION  TO  JOIN  THE  SUN DAY  CAMPAIGN
FOR  RENEWABLE  ENERGY  AND  ENERGY  EFFICIENCY


Dear Sustainable Energy Advocate:

We are writing to invite you or your organization to become a member of 
the SUN DAY Campaign.

Founded in 1992, the SUN DAY Campaign is a non-profit research and 
educational organization supporting the aggressive development of 
renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies.

The mission of the SUN DAY Campaign is to compile, and provide citizens 
with, information that demonstrates the near-term potential of 
sustainable energy technologies to:

* phase out the use of nuclear power;
* eliminate the need for oil, natural gas, and other energy imports;
* stabilize climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 
60-80%; and
* enhance national security, provide good-quality jobs, and improve 
environmental and public health

For more information, contact SUN DAY CAMPAIGN.



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