[NMSEA-news] NMSEA News, Events & Announcements

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Fri Nov 13 17:34:22 MST 2009


*Here are the Latest News, Events, and Announcements from NMSEA!*

*Check Our Event Calendar for a Complete Listing of Events: 
http://www.nmsea.org/Events/Event_Calendar.php
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EVENTS:*

*11/15: FREE E-WASTE RECYCLING EVENT
11/18: NMSEA SANTA FE CHAPTER MEETING
11/21: NMSEA BOARD MEETING
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*ANNOUNCEMENTS:
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**NMSEA BOARD ELECTION RESULTS
*FESTIVAL OF THE CRANES - VOLUNTEER REQUEST!!!
****SUPPORT NEEDED FOR CLIMATE AND ENERGY LEGISLATION**

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*-EVENTS-
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*NOVEMBER 15: FREE E-WASTE RECYCLING EVENT- ABQ*

Bring your unwanted computers and electronics to Re505 on Sunday 
November 15th for America Recycles Day! Re505 will be open from 9am-5pm, 
so pull that old computer out of your closet and bring it to be 
recycled. Everyone who brings something to recycle will receive a raffle 
ticket for a chance to win gift certificates from Two Fools Tavern 
<http://www.2foolstavern.com/>, Farina Pizza 
<http://www.farinapizzeria.com/> and Gold Rush Cupcakes 
<http://maps.google.com/maps/place?oe=utf-8&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a&um=1&ie=UTF-8&q=gold+rush+cupcakes&fb=1&gl=us&hq=gold+rush+cupcakes&hnear=Albuquerque,+NM&cid=16823021312884145065>. 


Re505 is located on Lead ave SE, two blocks west of I-25 in between Elm 
and High St. (on the South side of Lead)

The following items will be accepted for recycling, free of charge:
Desktop Computers, Laptop Computers, CRT Monitors, Printers,Scanners, 
Fax machines, Keyboards, Mice, Plasmas, LCDs, Servers, Network 
Equipment, Stereo equipment, Cell Phones, Televisions, Telecom 
equipment, DVD players, Copy machines, Medical equipment with NO 
biohazards, Rechargeable Batteries of any type.

For more information on this national environmental celebration, visit 
AmericaRecyclesDay.org <http://americarecyclesday.org>

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*NOVEMBER 18: **NMSEA SANTA FE CHAPTER MEETING** - SANTA FE**
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6:30pm - Santa Fe Community College Main Building, 6401 Richards Ave. 
Room 223.
This meeting, Duncan Sill will discuss Santa Fe County's new financing 
program for solar installations.
For more information, please call 505.670.8246, or visit the NMSEA 
website: http://www.nmsea.org/Chapters/index.php for other details.

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*NOVEMBER 21: **NMSEA BOARD MEETING ** *PLEASE NOTE: LOCATION CHANGE* - ABQ
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The NMSEA Board of Directors will meet this Saturday, from Noon to 
2:00pm at *St. Charles Borromeo, 1801 Hazeldine Ave SE, ABQ 87106.*
St. Charles is located on the SE corner of University Blvd and Coal Pl 
(one block N of Coal Ave). Please park in the parking lot, ring doorbell 
and await entry at the main entrance of the school in the middle of the 
south building.

NMSEA Board meetings are open to all members, but please call the office 
if you plan to attend, so we can set a place for you. The usual potluck 
lunch will begin at 11:30am. Please contact the office if you wish to 
add an item to the agenda or if you would like a minute to speak during 
the meeting. 246-0400 (888-886-6765) or info at nmsea.org 
<mailto:info at nmsea.org>.
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_-ANNOUNCEMENTS-
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*NMSEA BOARD ELECTION RESULTS:

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Congratulations to new NMSEA Board Members RP Bohannan and Lisa Silva!!! 
This year's NMSEA Board will include Carl Axness, Jim Barrera, Jenny 
Beyss, RP Bohannan, Janet Bridgers, Mars DeLapp, Barbara Menicucci, 
Monte Ogdahl, Randy Sadewic, Lisa Silva, & Gary Vaughn. Best wishes to 
the new Board and thank you for your service!

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*FESTIVAL OF THE CRANES - VOLUNTEER REQUEST!!!

*For the 22nd year, the City of Socorro, NM and the Bosque del Apache 
NWR will celebrate the return of the cranes with this popular and 
acclaimed Festival. Registration for the November 17-22. for more info 
about the festival, visit http://www.friendsofthebosque.org/crane/.

As in the past, NMSEA will staff a table during this event, with 
literature, a solar oven for baking cookies, and solar fountains and is 
seeking volunteers. The Festival begins on Tuesday, November 17th and 
lasts through Sunday, November 22nd (with presumably most traffic Friday 
evening and during the weekend).

Please contact NMSEA's event coordinator, Ray Shortridge, to schedule 
volunteer contributions:  rshortridge at gmail.com

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*SUPPORT NEEDED FOR CLIMATE AND ENERGY LEGISLATION:*

NMSEA recently endorsed a letter (below) addressed to Senators Udall and Bingaman asking for strong climate and energy legislation to be passed this year. This effort was spearheaded by a local renewable energy business entrepreneur in Santa Fe in response to a request by Senator Udall's office that it would help his efforts in Washington, D.C. to have a strong show of support from New Mexico's business community.  We need as much support as possible to push for legislation that will spearhead investments in renewable energy and green job creation, putting New Mexico on the path to a long-term, sustainable energy and economic future.

Please read the letter below and respond by November 18th if you would like to include yourself or your business in this letter. Contact Climate Change Outreach Coordinator, Staci Stevens, Audubon New Mexico, Santa Fe, NM 87504.  
202-294-3101
sstevens at audubon.org <mailto:sstevens at audubon.org>
http://nm.audubon.org

LETTER:
To Senators Bingaman and Udall,

As the Senate is faced with the challenge of passing a comprehensive 
Clean Energy and Climate Change bill to be signed into law, the New 
Mexico business and labor communities offer this letter of support, in 
order to fortify your position in favor of a strong Clean Energy Jobs 
and American Power Act.

We sincerely hope that the Senate, with your leadership, will pass a 
strong climate and energy bill this year.  This action will allow the US 
to reassert its leadership role in international climate talks while 
building a strong and lasting clean energy economy for the world and to 
the benefit of our New Mexico economy.

In an effort to strengthen the final bill that comes to the full Senate 
for a floor vote, we strongly support the following provisions and urge 
you to work for their inclusion:

·       Aggressive national targets for renewable energy generation to 
hasten our transition to clean energy sources, including long-term 
incentives that provide stability to clean tech businesses and help 
advance the widespread deployment of distributed and roof-top renewable 
energy systems.

·       Emissions reduction targets and timetables that meet scientific 
demands for effectively curbing global warming to prevent its most 
dangerous impacts -- rising sea levels, increased resource depletion and 
competition, drought and the spread of disease. This will require 
reducing total greenhouse gas emissions by at least 20% by 2020 from 
1990 levels and at least 80% by 2050 from 1990 levels. The U.S. should 
establish a firm and enforceable declining cap consistent with meeting 
these targets.

·       A market based emissions trading scheme which auctions the 
majority of emissions permits, setting the stage for a successful carbon 
market.

·       Provisions to minimize the economic impact of increased energy 
costs to consumers.

·       Provisions for improved energy efficiency standards and 
incentives in the building sector to achieve 100% net zero energy 
buildings by the year 2030.

·       Revenue raised by auctioning emissions permits should be 
invested in the highest-value (cleanest, safest, fastest, and cheapest) 
solutions for emissions reductions first, such as increasing energy 
efficiency in homes, commercial buildings and vehicles.

·       Trade policies should eliminate advantages for companies that 
move production to countries without comparable global warming policies 
and induce companies to start reducing emissions wherever they are in 
the world.

 The diverse and extensive coalition represented by the signatories of 
this letter displays the sentiment of New Mexico businesses that Climate 
Change is a real threat to our continued prosperity, and that assertive 
measures by the federal government to reduce greenhouse gas pollution 
and support clean energy provide numerous win-win opportunities for our 
economy.

Sincerely, 

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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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