[NMSEA-news] NMSEA News & Announcements: NM GREEN JOBS FAIR TONIGHT! & More

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Wed Feb 18 12:58:22 MST 2009



Hi Solar Enthusiasts!

*IMPORTANT NEWS & EVENTS REGARDING GREEN JOBS IN NM!*


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TONIGHT_!!   FEBRUARY 18:  ALBUQUERQUE**
**MARTIN HEINRICH'S GREEN JOBS FAIR
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Congressional Representative (NM) Martin Heinrich would like to invite 
you to an Economic Recovery and Jobs Resource Fair and Town Hall TONIGHT 
from     5:30pm to 8:00pm at the Alamosa Community Center, 6900 Gonzales 
SW (Coors and Bridge) Albuquerque, NM 87121.

*-Event Schedule-*

*5:30-6:30pm*  Economic Recovery and Jobs Resource Fair

Hiring companies, federal agencies and local economic resource 
organizations will be on-hand to provide New Mexico's First 
Congressional District constituents with guidance on accessing the 
support necessary to help our community weather the economic downturn. 
Invited organizations include local economic development specialists, 
chambers of commerce, small business administrators, job training 
officials, business incubators, and unemployment benefits representatives.

*6:30 to 8:00pm* Town Hall Meeting

Join U.S. Representative Martin Heinrich and local elected and business 
leaders for a round table town hall meeting focusing on the federal 
Economic Recovery and Jobs Package and how it will make a difference for 
New Mexico's First Congressional District.

*Panelists will include:
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Albuquerque Mayor Martin Chávez, Bernalillo County Commission Chair 
Deanna Archuleta, NM State Secretary of Economic Development Fred 
Mondragón,     Albuquerque Interfaith Leader Rev. Trey Hammond
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Come with your questions!
To RSVP, or for more information, please call the Albuquerque district 
office at 505-346-6781. We hope to see you there!    *
(Si desea esta información en español, por favor llame al (505) 346-6781)

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TONIGHT_!!  FEBRUARY 18:  SANTA FE
LOCAL FOOD FUELS LOCAL ECONOMIES- A COMMUNITY DISCUSSION  *

The Santa Fe Alliance and many partners are preparing a regional food 
and fuels project for the Santa Fe area.
They will share their perspectives on February 18 at the Santa Fe 
Complex, 624 Agua Fria St.

Regional food production creates benefits that stretch from local jobs 
to lowered greenhouse gas emissions. The Regional Food and Fuels Project 
will link rural and agricultural economic development to our urban 
economy in Santa Fe to localize our food system, increase food 
production by reducing costs through renewable energy projects, and 
connecting small rural areas to one another. This program also seeks to 
create green jobs which will address Santa Fe Alliance's workforce 
development initiative needs as well.

Steve (Bosserman & Associates, Columbus, OH) will describe a variety of 
projects, partnerships, and his studies on economic impacts from 
increased participation in local agriculture systems on regional food 
webs in Northeast Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Michigan. One of these is a 
three-year project funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture with 
multiple university and corporate partners. This project will explore 
networking, transportation, and other infrastructure to develop and 
promote local and regional economies.

Steve will open a conversation about how to reach 100% participation 
throughout the value chain (production, processing, preparation, 
distribution, retail, regulation, and consumption) in local agriculture 
(food, feed, fuel, fiber, forestry, floriculture) systems as an 
essential step in establishing and sustaining local and regional economies.

Vicki Pozzebon, Executive Director of the Santa Fe Alliance, will 
provide a specific example of this step with an overview of a regional 
food and fuels project being launched in Northern New Mexico as part of 
a partnership between the Santa Fe Alliance and the national Business 
Alliance for Local Living Economies.

Time will be left after both talks to continue the conversation and to 
discuss how these regional initiatives can share directions and results.

*For Directions Visit: www.sfcomplex.org 
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*FEBRUARY 25:  ALBUQUERQUE
U.S. GREEN BUILDING COUNCIL SALON SERIES

*The USGBC NM Chapter holds a series of programs called "Salons," to 
discuss topics on green building issues, materials and LEED strategies.  
Each topic will hosts an invited "expert." The role of the expert is to 
bring technical information to guide the talk and offer high level 
content.  After a brief presentation, a round table format (self 
introduction in a circle, group discussion) will begin. 
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Current Topic: *Green Jobs in New Mexico -- What Can the Future Hold?

***This Salon will Discuss*:
    *Definitions of green jobs and how they apply to NM
    *What "green jobs" training programs there are in NM
    *The statewide Green Jobs Initiative underway
    *Comments and notes from the "Good Jobs, Green Jobs"
    *Conference in Washington DC Feb 4 -- 7, 2009
    *U.S. Green Building Council New Mexico Chapter www.usgbcnm.org

*With Hosted Speaker: *
    Sandra McCardell, Green Jobs Coordinator for Regional Development 
Corporation

*For more information on all the USGBC NM Chapter's Events, visit: 
**www.usgbcnm.org*


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NEW MEXICO SOLAR ENERGY ASSOCIATION*

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