[NMSEA-news] NMSEA News, Events & Announcements

News from New Mexico Solar Energy Association nmsea-news at nmsea.org
Thu Feb 11 16:03:21 MST 2010

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

*For a Complete Listing of Events, Please See our NMSEA Event Calendar 
Or Contact Us with Questions or Comment! We Value Your Input!*


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*** FYI:  Job Opening Director of Silver City/Grant County Office of 
* FEB 17: Deadline for SunPaper Ads & Articles***
* *FEB 26:*  *Deadline for Green New Mexico Homes for Green Built Tour 
in June*


** FEB 11:* *Las Vegas NMSEA Chapter Meeting -- Las Vegas, NM** 
                           * FEB 17: Santa Fe NMSEA Chapter Meeting -- 
Santa Fe, NM*
** FEB 19:* *SW Chapter of the NM Green Chamber of Commerce -- Silver 
City, NM        *** FEB 19-20:* *New Mexico** Organic Farming Conference 
-- Albuquerque, NM**


**FYI:  Job Opening Director of Silver City/Grant County Office of 

The Town of Silver City is accepting applications for Sustainability 
Director. This position will be responsible for supervising the 
coordination and implementation of the Town and County Energy Efficiency 
Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) awards. Responsible for recommending 
hiring, and for training and supervising Office of Sustainability staff; 
establishing and organizing the Office of Sustainability, which will 
address energy conservation needs at commercial, residential, municipal 
and county facility levels and will work with area nonprofits to 
coordinate and oversee public education activities. The Office will act 
as a catalyst, in coordination with the Mayor's Climate Protection 
Citizens Advisory Committee, in the development of green jobs, training 
with university, local government and economic development entities. 
Will coordinate local training and capacity building around energy 
efficiency/conservation and renewable energy. Will utilize consultation 
and collaborative team process to guide and assist the incorporation of 
sustainability principles and practices into municipal and county 

For complete job announcement and information on how to apply, go to 


*FEB 17: Deadline for SunPaper Ads & Articles

**Friday, Wednesday February 17th* is the deadline for new advertising 
and for any article or NMSEA Chapter news that you would like to submit 
for the March/April 2010 issue of the SunPaper. NMSEA gives priority to 
articles on solar energy, but any topic related to renewable energy 
systems and sustainability is welcome. 
Please forward files directly to the SunPaper editor at: 
*rhermansolar at aol.com <mailto:rhermansolar at aol.com>

*Note:*  All advertising is in black and white, and photos and graphics 
must have a resolution of at least 250 dpi in JPEG, TIF, or PDF format. 
Articles and text-only ads should be provided in MS Word (.doc) format 
(not .docx). Articles should be no longer than 1,100 words, and may be 
edited depending on space availability.
Size requirements and new prices for SunPaper ads are as follows:


       Full Page: 9½" H X 7" W              $115.00

       Half Page: 4¼" H X 7" W             $65.00

       Quarter Page: 4¼" H X 3½" W     $35.00

       Biz Card: 2"  H X 3½" W              $20.00


*FEB 26:  Deadline for Green New Mexico Homes for Green Built Tour in June**
**USGBC-New Mexico Chapter is now accepting application for homes 
certified under Build New Mexico or the LEED for Homes rating systems.  
The tour will feature new construction and renovations with exceptional 
green features or innovative materials and techniques.  Homes using 
passive and/or solar design and technology, sustainable design and 
construction, new and different alternative building envelopes and/or 
unique innovative and comprehensive green features are welcome.  
Application fees:  $15 for renovated/innovative home; $25 for new 
construction.  An additional $250 fee will be charged to industry 
professionals submitting homes.*

*_Nominate a home for the 2010 GreenBuilt Tour_** by obtaining an 
application form from Ken Beierle, 505-242-2851, or *Kent at edi-arch.com* 
<mailto:Kent at edi-arch.com>.*

*For more information on the GreenBuilt Tour, visit *www.USGBCNM.org* 



*FEB 11: Las Vegas NMSEA Chapter Meeting -- Las Vegas NM*
Today Thur. 5:15 pm: NMHU Donnelly Library Room 325

Topic: "Report on the Solar Power International Expo in Anaheim" & 
"Financial Incentives for Alternative Energy" with Cary Lane of Energy 

For additional information please contact: Emelie at 505-454-3920


*FEB 17: Santa Fe NMSEA Chapter Meeting -- Santa Fe, NM**
*Wed. 6:30 pm: Main Santa Fe Library -- Downtown

Topic: "Santa Fe Community College's Role in Training Renewable Energy 
Specialists" with Randy Grisson. Director of the Sustainable 
Technologies Center at SFCC

SFCC is becoming a major force in the training of renewable energy 
Also he will be talking about the new training center that has broken 
ground and is expected to be used first semester this fall.

The first part of the meeting is for a question--answer portion.  We all 
have questions so bring yours.  From simple how does passive solar work 
to how do we use phase change materials?  There should be someone there 
with at least a partial answer.

For additional information please contact: Gary Anderson Vice Chair SF-NMSEA
gla_5573 at yahoo.com <mailto:gla_5573 at yahoo.com> or cell 505.670.8246


*FEB 19:* *SW Chapter of the NM Green Chamber of Commerce -- Silver 
City, NM   *
Friday 5-6:30 pm

The Southwest Chapter of the NM Green Chamber of Commerce is holding its 
first membership-wide (and potential member-wide) event on Friday, 
February 19, from 5-6:30 p.m. at Isaac's on the corner of Broadway & 
Bullard in downtown Silver City. The group will meet in the back room of 
the restaurant. The Green Chamber will have a short presentation on the 
current projects it is initiating, as well as a wrap-up overview of 
accomplishments during the current legislative session. You'll have the 
opportunity to meet others interested and active in the Green Chamber, 
and chat with people about your own wonderful business!

Please feel free to spread the word and invite others that you think 
might be interested in learning more about the Green Chamber! For more 
information, contact Mattie Eagle at 575-534-4511 or 
mattie at materialgood.com <http://mattie@materialgood.com>.


*FEB 19-20:* *New Mexico** Organic Farming Conference -- Albuquerque, NM*
Friday & Saturday at the Marriott Pyramid North

It's time for New Mexico's premier organic farming conference! The event 

    * Welcome by Dr. Miley Gonzalez, Secretary of the NM Department of
    * Keynote by US Deputy Secretary of Agriculture, Kathleen Merrigan
    * Delicious organic meal and snacks with a focus on locally produced
    * Over 30 sessions on crops, livestock, weed and pest management,
      market gardening, and farm support. Sessions are taught by
      experienced organic producers and experts in the field.

The New Mexico Organic Farming Conference is organized by Farm to Table, 
the New Mexico Department of Agriculture, NMSU Cooperative Extension 
Service, and the New Mexico Organic Commodity Commission. Conference 
sponsors include: La Montanita Coop, Los Poblanos Organics, NMDA, the 
Silver City Food Co-op, Acres USA and Sparrow Hawk Farm.

For more information contact Le Adams at 505-473-1004 x 10 or Joanie 
Quinn at 505.841-9067. For conference registration, go to: 




*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 


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