[NMSEA-news] NMSEA - News, Events, and Announcements!

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Wed Mar 18 15:37:18 MDT 2009


Hi Solar Enthusiasts!

Here are the latest news, events, and announcements.

 See the NMSEA Event Calendar for a 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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    EVENTS CALENDAR -- HIGHLIGHTS (details below):

MARCH 24: ALBUQUERQUE CHAPTER MEETING, REI

MARCH 25-27: SOLAR FINANCE & INVESTMENT SUMMIT, SAN DIEGO

MARCH 31: LEED AP EXAM DEADLINE

APRIL 2: JOB FAIR, SANTA FE

APRIL 2: NEW BI-NATIONAL ENERGY FUTURE CONFERENCE, LAS CRUCES

APRIL 3: REBUILD NM PARTNER MEETING & PRC SPEAKER

APRIL 18-20: EARTH DAY CELEBRATION, SILVER CITY

APRIL 22-26: EARTH DAY EVENTS, LOS ALAMOS

APRIL 24: EARTH DAY CELEBRATION & GREENHOUSE DEDICATION, TAOS

APRIL 25: SYNERGYFEST, LAS VEGAS, NM

APRIL 25: EARTH DAY FAIR, ALAMOGORDO

APRIL 25-26: ALBUQUERQUE HOME AND GARDEN SHOW, EXPO NM

APRIL 26: CELEBRATE THE EARTH FESTIVAL, LA MONTANITA CO-OP, ABQ

APRIL 28: ALBUQUERQUE CHAPTER MEETING, LOCATION TO BE DETERMINED

MAY 1-3: FESTIVAL DAYS, TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES

MAY 2-3: GREEN ENERGY & KITE FESTIVAL, EDGEWOOD

MAY 8-17: US GREEN BUILDING COUNCIL NM SUSTAINABILITY WEEK

MAY 11-16: SOLAR 2009 ASES CONFERENCE, BUFFALO, NY

MAY 11-17: ADOBEUSA 2009 CONFERENCE, EL RITO

MAY 23: Q-JAM, ALBUQUERQUE

JUNE 12-14: THIRSTY EAR FESTIVAL, SOUTH OF SANTA FE

JUNE 26-28: VIVA VERDE GREEN LIVING IN SOUTHERN NM, SILVER CITY

JUNE TAOS MUSIC FESTIVAL -- CANCELED

SEPTEMBER 26-27: NMSEA SOLAR FIESTA -- SEE OUR WEBSITE!


    ANNOUNCEMENTS

*Volunteers **Needed, *NMSEA

*Reserve a booth at the NM WIRED Green Technology Job Fair *


  EVENTS CALENDAR - DETAILS

MARCH 24: ALBUQUERQUE CHAPTER MEETING, REI

The next Albuquerque chapter meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 24th 
at 6:30 PM at the REI Recreational Equipment store, I-25 and Montano, 
1500 Mercantile NE. However, we are outgrowing the meeting space at REI, 
so we may be moving future meetings to another site. Watch our website 
or call the NMSEA office to confirm locations. Michael David Lipkan of 
Linear City Concepts has been selected as the speaker for the March 
meeting. He will talk on "Rebuilding America With Global Warming In 
Mind." Lipkan will explain how imperative it is that we do not wait for 
disasters before we begin the transformations that make our cities 
sustainable. He will talk about how it is possible to transform our 
cities, so they can be sustained entirely by renewable energy. More 
information can be found at 
http://www.imagine-city.info/imagine-city.info/Renewable_Cities.html. 
This and all meetings are open to the public and free of charge.

MARCH 25-27: SOLAR FINANCE & INVESTMENT SUMMIT, SAN DIEGO

This Summit focuses on solar power company financing. It brings together 
solar companies, venture capitalists, private equity, investment 
bankers, lenders and other financial players to explore the 
opportunities for solar companies to fund their growth, research and 
development, and construction of projects. It will also explore such 
developments as going public and mergers and acquisitions. It will also 
bring together leading utility scale and commercial/industrial/ 
government project developers, investors, lenders, solar technology 
companies and other key industry players to share their perspectives on 
the latest innovations and developments in the solar power project 
finance and investment market and discuss what it takes to profit from 
the increasing flow of solar project deals. See 
http://www.infocastinc.com/index.php/conference/solar09 for details.

MARCH 31: LEED AP EXAM DEADLINE

The deadline for exam registration for New Construction v2.2 and 
Commercial Interiors v2.0 is March 31, 2009. The last day for candidates 
to test in these two tracks is June 30. For more information, go to the 
Green Building certification Institute at 
www.gbci.org/ShowFile.aspx?DocumentID=3613 
<http://www.gbci.org/ShowFile.aspx?DocumentID=3613>.

APRIL 2: JOB FAIR, SANTA FE

Santa Fe Alliance announces the Santa Fe Community College Job Fair 
sponsored by Career Services in collaboration with New Mexico Job 
Service Employer Connection (JSEC) and the Northern New Mexico 
Department of Workforce Connections. This will be held on Thursday, 
April 2, 2009, from 10am to 2pm. While many SFCC students and graduates 
will be looking for employment, the fair is for the entire Santa Fe 
community, and they expect a good turnout of job candidates. The cost 
for potential employers is $30 for a table, with a discount of $5 if you 
are a member of JSEC or wish to join the free employers' organization. 
You may not want to wait until April to recruit for your positions, or 
you may not have enough openings to warrant spending a day at a job 
fair.  In that case, you may wish to send your individual postings on 
the Job Posting form (http://www.sfccnm.edu/career/empservices 
<http://rs6.net/tn.jsp?et=1102484857361&e=001CCVKlQPVGN5VUquYmL-qbCyJMx463SPSRSJ-MUixoqoGI_I1WCg8I7JK8Hwczs_aQt1Wd5k4jWraMZfFxZZ6GF4xsOidLABmjb17Se7L8Lp33FtK5_sAf7YzwGa9IOWhbSS0WaRLHYo=>), 
a free service that is available year-round. For information and to 
register contact Patty Armstrong, www.sfccnm.edu/careerservices or 
505-428-1406 <http://www.sfccnm.edu/careerservices%20or%20505-428-1406>.

APRIL 2: NEW BI-NATIONAL ENERGY FUTURE CONFERENCE, LAS CRUCES

Biofuels & Solar Policy Summit. The Bi-National Sustainability 
Laboratory together with its principal  partners and sponsoring 
organizations will hold a one day conference. High level officials, 
experts and individuals, representing all levels of government, industry 
and academic/research communities from Mexico and the U.S. will be 
invited to consider critical issues relevant to creating a new 
bi-national energy future in the U.S. -Mexico border region. The summit 
will focus on the key issues of biofuels and solar electric energy as 
well as the importance of enabling technologies such as nano- and 
micro-technologies to advance these energy industries.  The Summit is 
being carried out as part of the New Mexico-Chihuahua Partnership for 
Innovation agreement signed by the governors of the two states earlier 
this year to stimulate economic development between the two states. Go 
to www.international.nmsu.edu/summit 
<http://www.international.nmsu.edu/summit> for more information.

APRIL 3: REBUILD NM PARTNER MEETING & PRC SPEAKER

Rebuild New Mexico announces that its annual partner meeting will take 
place on Friday, April 3^rd , 8AM at the Los Greigos Community center 
(1231 Candelaria Rd, NW). Please join us as early as 7:45 am for 
continental breakfast and coffee. The meeting is free and open to the 
public. Their guest speaker will be Jason Marks, who is a key member of 
the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission (PRC). Commissioner Marks 
believes that the PRC has an important role to play in the transition 
from fossil-fuel dependency to energy supplies that are environmentally 
and financially sustainable. In 2007, he sponsored and passed renewable 
energy rules at the Commission that created diversity targets for solar 
energy and distributed generation. In 2006, he brought an order to the 
Commission that requires utilities to use standardized prices for carbon 
dioxide emissions in their long range resource planning. He also joined 
with Commissioner Lujan in initiating a rulemaking that resulted in the 
highest net metering limit in the nation and in sponsoring the PRC's 
entry into the Western PUC Commissioner's Joint Action Framework to 
Address Climate Change. Rebuild New Mexico's mission is to help our 
state to be a leader in reducing New Mexico's impact on global warming 
through innovation and education. Join us in this important mission! For 
further information contact info at rebuildnewmexico.org 
<mailto:info at rebuildnewmexico.org> or (505) 768-5346.

APRIL 18-20: EARTH DAY CELEBRATION, SILVER CITY

Join us April 18 through April 20 at Silver City's annual Earth Day 
Celebration! As usual we'll have many community booths with information 
about earth-friendly, community oriented organizations, activities, and 
businesses. Booths will have kid-friendly information and activities. 
The Native Plant Society, one of our sponsors, will have plants from its 
annual sale available for pick-up, and other local growers will have 
plants available for purchase. The festivities start at 10 a.m. and will 
continue all day. Go to 
http://www.pennypark.org/silver-city-earth-day-at-penny-park.php for 
more information.

APRIL 22-26: EARTH DAY EVENTS, LOS ALAMOS

Earth Day will be celebrated at the Pajarito Environmental Education 
Center (PEEC) in Los Alamos Saturday, April 25, with events from April 
22-26. You can participate in this year's celebration and support the 
Education Center. Complete current information about Earth Day 2009 is 
available on PEEC's web site/ www.pajaritoeec.org 
<http://www.pajaritoeec.org/>. /You may also contact Peter O'Rourke, 
PEEC 2009 Earth Day Chair, at/ cfddor at swcp.com <mailto:cfddor at swcp.com>/

APRIL 24: EARTH DAY CELEBRATION & GREENHOUSE DEDICATION, TAOS

Taos Charter School and Rocky Mountain Youth Corps invite individuals, 
groups, businesses and students involved in environmental education to 
participate as vendors on Friday, April 24, from 2-6 p.m. at the Taos 
Charter School, 1303 Paseo del Canon in Taos, NM. Approximately 2000 
people will attend this community-wide event!  Exhibits will include 
eco-businesses and organizations, student science curriculum displays 
and projects, and informative art installations--plus great food and 
live music!  There will also be several work stations around the campus 
where participants can get earth-friendly by planting trees, mulching or 
building compost bins.  The newly constructed TCS Greenhouse and Plant 
Lab, funded and built by Taos County Economic Development Corporation, 
Rocky Mountain Youth Corps, Public Education Service Learning Grant 
Funds and Taos Charter School, will be officially opened with a ribbon 
cutting ceremony.  Everyone is invited. Deadline for vendor applications 
is April 10.  For more information, contact Debra Buxton, Earth Day 
Planning Committee Chairwoman, at (575) 751-7222 x226 or 
taosearthday at gmail.com <mailto:taosearthday at gmail.com>.

APRIL 25: SYNERGYFEST, LAS VEGAS, NM

The sixth annual SynergyFest in Las Vegas will be held at Memorial 
Middle School, 947 Old National Road. SynergyFest brings together people 
and organizations with a goal of increasing the use of solar and 
sustainable energy in New Mexico. The name derives from "synergy," which 
means energies working together to create a total outcome greater than 
the sum of its parts. This year's event will feature the school's solar 
powered greenhouse, the Sunshine Kids Village, local entertainment, 
workshops and a solar oven competition. The event will begin at 10:00 
a.m. and continue to 5:00 p.m. For more information contact Cheryl 
Zebrowski at 425-6008, or email her at czebrowski at desertgate.com.  

APRIL 25: EARTH DAY FAIR, ALAMOGORDO

The 15^th Annual Community Earth Day Fair in Alamogordo will take place 
on Saturday April 25, at 913 Bakers Place. This is the largest Earth Day 
event in the Southwest with hundreds of exhibitors. There will be live 
entertainment, alternative energy displays, a live butterfly release, a 
poster contest, children's activities, a science fair, and a Solar Car 
Kit Contest. Car parts can be found locally, or kits can be purchased at 
www.nmsea.org, www.sunwind.ca, or other sites on the web. The Earth Day 
Fair Committee also holds tree sales on Arbor Day (April 24) and at the 
fair. For information call fair chairman Chuck Galusha at 434-6296.

APRIL 25-26: ALBUQUERQUE HOME AND GARDEN SHOW, EXPO NM

Mark your calendar and join us Saturday and Sunday, April 25 & 26 for 
the 16th Annual Albuquerque Home and Garden Show. The 2009 show has 
something for everyone - professional contractors, do-it-yourselfers, 
and homeowners can see new products first hand and talk with 
knowledgeable vendors on a huge variety of topics. See 
www.abqhomeandgardenshow.com.

APRIL 26: CELEBRATE THE EARTH FESTIVAL, LA MONTANITA CO-OP, ABQ

La Montanita Co-op, 3500 Central Ave, SE holds its 17th Annual festival 
from 10:30am-6pm
outside behind the Nob Hill Co-op on Silver (near Carlisle and Central 
intersection). Live music, demos, food, and vendors.

APRIL 28: ALBUQUERQUE CHAPTER MEETING, LOCATION TO BE DETERMINED

The April meeting will be on the 28^th at 6:30 PM, probably at a new 
site. We are outgrowing the meeting space at REI, so we may be moving 
this and future meetings to another site. Watch our website or call the 
NMSEA office for the location. The topic in April will be "Renewables on 
the Road with Plug-in Electric Drive." Electric drive is the connection 
between renewable power and vehicle transportation. The speaker will be 
Skip Dunn of GreenWheels Sustainable Transportation of Los Alamos. He 
will examine how grid-connected cars will decrease the demand for energy 
by 80%, increase the role that renewable energy plays, and look at what 
the utility industry must do to prepare for and gain from a plug-in 
vehicle future. Dunn has a collection of 8 old mini and micro cars, 4 
all-electric cars, and a 75 mpg Honda Insight hybrid. He holds a Ph.D. 
from Stanford University and has recently turned his attention to the 
revamping of policies, procedures, and designs of transportation systems 
for a sustainable post-oil future. This and all meetings are open to the 
public and free of charge.

MAY 1-3: FESTIVAL DAYS, TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES

The annual Fiesta in TorC, New Mexico, is a three-day themed celebration 
that is held at various locations there. The planned schedule includes a 
parade, karaoke sing-off, tournaments, contests, live entertainment, 
arts and crafts booths, and a NMRA-sanctioned rodeo. Call 575-894-5555 
for more information.

MAY 2-3: GREEN ENERGY & KITE FESTIVAL, EDGEWOOD

Green energy and sustainable living displays, demonstrations, vendors. 
Water harvesting, windmills, solar ovens, solar cars, bio-diesel, hybrid 
and electric vehicles, disc golf, bagpipes, sun and moon viewing, and 
kite flying with contests and stunt demonstrations. 10am-6pm, May 2 and 
3 at the Edgewood Wildlife West Enhanced Zoo and Nature Park. That's 20 
minutes east of Albuquerque, Exit 187 off I-40. Sponsored by Edgewood 
Parks and Recreation, NM Tourism Department, and the Albuquerque 
Astronomical Society. Contact Roger Holden for more information at 
505-286-4518 or parksrec at edgewood-nm.gov <mailto:parksrec at edgewood-nm.gov>.

MAY 8-17: US GREEN BUILDING COUNCIL NM SUSTAINABILITY WEEK

The USGBCNM Sustainability Week events will commence with an opening 
ceremony on* **Friday, May 8, *6:30-9:30 PM, at the City of Albuquerque 
Aquarium*.* On *Saturday, May 9,* in Albuquerque a series of lectures 
and workshops will be held along with a vendor's show for people to 
learn more about green building and see products and materials that are 
environmentally friendly. During the week, there will also be a tour of 
green commercial buildings. Sustainability Week culminates with the U.S. 
Green Building Council New Mexico Chapter's tenth annual GreenBuilt Tour 
in New Mexico on *May 16 and 17. *Vendors registration deadline is April 
1, and space is limited. To volunteer to help or for more information, 
visit www.greenbuilttour.net or call 505-227-0474.

MAY 11-16: SOLAR 2009 ASES CONFERENCE, BUFFALO, NY

Thousands of solar leaders are getting ready to head to the 38th annual 
ASES National Solar Conference - SOLAR 2009, which is now less than two 
months away. Have you made your reservation yet?  We're entering a new 
era of solar energy. The federal Recovery Act invests billions into the 
solar sector to help get the economy back on track. Top businesses are 
investing billions more. The industry is changing at an unprecedented 
pace. Are you ready to lead in the new energy economy? ASES has 
assembled some of the world's leading experts to share their insights to 
help you take advantage of the unprecedented opportunities ahead. You 
can also register for SOLAR SUCCESS! training which includes more than 
30 interactive workshops to help entrepreneurs and installers get 
started in solar and ramp up fast. In addition, there are tours, special 
events, and a huge exhibit hall with top solar businesses to help you 
discover where the industry is headed. Go to www.ases.org for more 
information and registration.

MAY 11-17: ADOBEUSA 2009 CONFERENCE, EL RITO

The 5th Adobe Conference of the Adobe Association of the Southwest will 
take place in May in El Rito, on the campus of co-sponsor Northern New 
Mexico College in Cutting Hall Auditorium. Please browse their website 
for complete details: www.adobeasw.com. Earthbuilding workshops will be 
held Mon-Thurs, May 11-14, presentations and the Trade Fair will be on 
Friday and Saturday, May 15, 16, and the Adobe Tour will be Sunday, May 17.

MAY 23: Q-JAM, ALBUQUERQUE

Join the 2009 *Q Jam* celebration in Downtown Albuquerque on Saturday, 
May 23 on Harry E. Kinney Civic Plaza. 
<http://www.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&q=1+One+Civic+Plz+NW,+Albuquerque,+NM+87102&ie=UTF8&z=15&ll=35.088486,-106.652441&spn=0.017523,0.023904&om=1&iwloc=addr>* 
2:00 p.m. - 7:15 p.m. *Performing artists *Andy Davis*, *Carrie 
Rodriquez* and *Gin Blossoms* are the musical lineup on the Main Stage. 
*Q Jam* is a *FREE* music festival and environmental sustainability fair 
that is fun for the entire family. The event features music by top-notch 
entertainers, environmental education, and interactive green exhibits.

JUNE 12-14: THIRSTY EAR FESTIVAL, SOUTH OF SANTA FE

The Thirsty Ear Festival has moved to a new date - June 12-14! After 9 
years of Labor Day weekend festivities just south of Santa Fe, we're 
moving the date to mid-June for much milder weather. This makes Thirsty 
Ear the first major festival of the summer season rather than the last. 
Folk music, blues, Cajun, zydeco, roots rock, bluegrass & alt-country 
artists on multiple stages. Camping, kids' activities, arts & crafts, 
educational demonstrations, zydeco & Cajun dance lessons. Solar & 
sustainable energy exhibits. Reserve a 10X10 booth space for $60. Small 
business sponsorship - $500. Local food, microbrews & wine. See 
www.thirstyearfestival.com <http://www.thirstyearfestival.com/> or call 
505-473-5723 for lineup, tickets and schedule.  See you in June!

JUNE 26-28: VIVA VERDE GREEN LIVING IN SOUTHERN NM, SILVER CITY

Now accepting advertisers, sponsors, vendors, presenters & volunteers. 
Join us to create an inspiring educational guide, resource directory and 
conference to connect people with the ever-expanding world of green 
goods, information, resources& services found right here in southern New 
Mexico. Go to www.vivaverdenm.com <http://www.vivaverdenm.com/> for more 
information.

JUNE TAOS MUSIC FESTIVAL AND SOLAR VILLAGE  -- CANCELED

The Taos Solar Music Festival has been around for a decade, gathering 
people from around the country for great solar, great music and great 
memories. However, due to a slow economy the Taos Solar Music Festival 
(TSMF Inc.) has decided to sit out this year's show, originally 
scheduled for June 26, 27 & 28, 2009. We are already hard at work 
getting out refunds to those that purchased the early bird tickets, 
which could take a while, so please be patient with us. After 
rejuvenating and restructuring, we plan to return in June 2010 to start 
a whole new decade of creating wonderful memories by combining 
enlightening ideas with incredible music. The good news is that those of 
you that took advantage of the "early bird" specials for this year will 
be the ones eligible for the same offer in 2010.

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  ANNOUNCEMENTS


    *Volunteers** **Needed**, *NMSEA:

Are you looking to get involved and spread the word about 
sustainability, solar and renewable energies?  Do you want to bake 
cookies in the sun and share the magic of a solar fountain?  We could 
use your help!  If you would like to volunteer with NMSEA and help 
spread the word about sustainability and renewable energy we are happy 
to have you.  This is the time of year when events start to line up and 
we are looking for folks across the state. Earth Day is right around the 
corner and springtime is our busiest season.  With chapters and events 
all around the state we need you!  Technical or in depth knowledge is 
not necessary.  Enthusiasm and a willingness to talk with the public is 
all that's needed. We are also looking for a small group of people to be 
on an events committee to help evaluate invitations, keep track of 
accepted offers and volunteers, and monitor equipment and demos for 
different events.

Please contact Deena Klein at dleeclean at yahoo.com 
<mailto:dleeclean at yahoo.com> for more information. Please type VOLUNTEER 
FOR NMSEA in the subject line.  If you tell her in what part of the 
state you live, she will get you hooked up with the right people.


    Reserve a booth at the NM WIRED Green Technology Job Fair:

"Workforce of the Future" will feature industries targeted by the NM 
WIRED Project, including advanced manufacturing, aviation, green 
building construction, microelectronics, optics, and renewable energy. 
Reserve your booth now for the April 16 fair, 3:00 -- 6:00 PM at the UNM 
Continuing Ed Center, 1634 University NE. Booths are free, but space is 
limited, so please contact Ingrid Baker at ingrid.e.baker at LMCO.com 
<mailto:ingrid.e.baker at LMCO.com>

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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

info at nmsea.org <mailto:info at nmsea.org> www.nmsea.org <http://www.nmsea.org/>

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