[NMSEA-news] NMSEA News, Events & Announcements

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Thu Nov 11 16:54:16 MST 2010

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

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

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** Festival of the Cranes - /NMSEA Volunteers Still Needed!/
*** **No November NMSEA ABQ Chapter Meeting /- /**/ABQ Chapter 
Coordinator Position Available
/*** NMSEA on Facebook*



** **NO**VEMBER 16-21: Bosque del Apache - Festival of the Cranes Event 
- /Socorro, NM/*
** **NO**VEMBER 18: DOE Advanced Biofuels Research Pathways Webinar - 
* **NOVEMBER 20**: "FLASH FLOOD for a Living River" Public Art 
Demonstration - /Santa Fe, NM
/*** **NOVEMBER 29-DECEMBER 3**: SEI's PV 101 Solar Electric 
Fundamentals & Grid-Direct Design - /Albuquerque, NM/*
** **DECEMBER 2-3**: GRI Certification in Sustainability Reporting 2-Day 
Training Course - /Albuquerque, NM/*


_**Festival of the Cranes - /NMSEA Volunteers Still Needed!/*/

/NMSEA will staff a table during The Festival of the Cranes event with 
literature, a solar oven for baking cookies, and solar fountains & we 
need your help!
The Festival begins on Tuesday, November 16th and lasts through Sunday, 
November 21nd (with presumably most traffic Friday evening through the 
weekend).  */We are particularly in need of volunteer efforts to help 
Friday-Sunday./ *For additional event details, visit the Festival of the 
Cranes <http://www.friendsofthebosque.org/crane/> online. 

Please call the NMSEA office right away if you are interested in helping 
host our table for any portion of time during this event. Thanks!
(505) 246-0400, info at nmsea.org 

*No November NMSEA ABQ Chapter Meeting/ - ABQ Chapter Coordinator 
Position Available
NMSEA is still looking for someone to serve as new ABQ Chapter 
Coordinator. If you may have interest in organizing speakers & 
presentations for NMSEA Chapter meetings held monthly in Albuquerque, 
please contact our office, at: (505) 246-0400, info at nmsea.org.

*NMSEA on Facebook*

/*Check out New Mexico Solar Energy Association on Facebook!  */
NMSEA will be using this site to spread the word about our educational 
outreach, upcoming events and fundraising drives.
If you like getting updates on Facebook, please visit the NMSEA page 
and press the "Like" button!


*NO**VEMBER 16-21: Bosque del Apache - Festival of the Cranes Event - 
/Socorro, NM/*****

**For the 23nd 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.

Over 100 lectures, workshops, tours, hikes and hands-on activities are 
planned, ranging from the popular Sandhill Crane Behavior to special 
photography tours to socializing with locals on the Plaza. 2010 promises 
to be one of the best years yet, and we look forward to seeing you there!

For more info about this event, please visit the Festival of the Cranes 
<http://www.friendsofthebosque.org/crane/> online./

  *NO**VEMBER 18: DOE Advanced Biofuels Research Pathways Webinar - /Online/

3 - 4:30 pm EST

The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) Biomass Program is hosting a 
Webinar entitled "Advanced Biofuels Research Pathways."

This Web conference is the second installment in the Biomass Program's 
Webinar series, which will cover many of the program's activities and 
feature "Hot Topics" discussions relevant to the development of 
renewable fuels, power, and products from biomass resources.

This Webinar will feature an overview of the program's ongoing advanced 
biofuels research and will include presentations on biochemical and 
thermochemical conversions. This session will also discuss the progress 
the National Advanced Biofuels Consortium (NABC) is making in research, 
development, and demonstration of process technology strategies to 
convert biomass feedstock into a form that can be used in a petroleum 
refinery. These new and innovative approaches can advance the 
commercialization and adoption of advanced biofuels.

Click here <https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/438349409> for 
additional information, or to register.

  *NOVEMBER 20**: "FLASH FLOOD for a Living River" Public Art
  Demonstration - /Santa Fe, NM/

Community institutions and activists are gearing up for a series of 
workshops and events in support of the upcoming “FLASH FLOOD for a 
Living River" action.

3,000+ community members will carry and flip blue-painted recycled 
cardboard to compose a simulated FLASH FLOOD in the dry bed of the Santa 
Fe River, which has been designated as one of America’s most endangered 

The Santa Fe Art Institute is coordinating the New Mexico project, one 
of five U.S. sites out of 20 global locations to conduct this art action 
and aerial design, which will be visible and documented from outer space 
via satellite.

The FLASH FLOOD demonstration will be broadcast worldwide, alongside19 
other global aerial designs as part of the Cancun Climate Change Summit, 
November 29 – December 10, 2010.

For more information on this action, or to get involved, please refer to 
details online 

*NOVEMBER 29-DECEMBER 3**: SEI's PV 101 Solar Electric Fundamentals & 
Grid-Direct Design - /Albuquerque, NM
/*/5-day course (9am-5pm each day) - $995/

Solar Energy International (SEI) is offering 5-day hands-on training 
workshops.  By completing a 5-day workshop through SEI, you fulfill 
education requirements for NABCEP, which enables you to sit for the 
Entry Level Exam wherever offered.  Please see here 
<http://www.solarenergy.org/files/PV%20course%20map_1_20_09.pdf> for a 
road map of solar training by SEI.
For more information on classes and many more industry-leading renewable 
energy trainings offered by SEI, please visit the SEI site 
<http://www.solarenergy.org/> or contact them directly:

*Solar Energy International*
PO Box 715
Carbondale, CO 81623
phone: (970) 963-8855
fax: (970) 963-8866
sei at solarenergy.org 
<mailto:sei at solarenergy.org?subject=SEI%20Hands-On%20Workshop>

  *DECEMBER 2-3**: GRI Certification in Sustainability Reporting 2-Day
  Training Course - /Albuquerque, NM/*

The GRI Certification Training Course, held at the Hotel Andaluz in 
Albuquerque, is designed to equip sustainability professionals with the 
certification and skills needed to evaluate and communicate the 
sustainability performance of organizations.

The course is co-hosted by ISOS Group, a Global Reporting Initiative 
Certified Training Partner in the US, and Concept Green, a local 
woman-owned sustainability services firm and Collaborating GRI Training 
Partner of ISOS Group, with outreach assistance from the University of 
New Mexico's Sustainability Studies Program.

The GRI Training Course includes two days of certification training, 
meals, instructional materials and bonus presentations by regional 
sustainability thought leaders. GRI sustainability reporting standards 
are the world’s generally accepted reporting principles used by 
organizations to disclose their economic, social and environmental 
performance. The GRI sustainability reporting framework ensures 
balanced, credible and transparent sustainability reporting and may be 
used by any sized organization. For additional information & course 
registration, visit the GRI Training Course 
<http://isosgroup.com/gri-certified/albuquerque/> online. 


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