[NMSEA-news] NMSEA News, Events & Announcements

News from New Mexico Solar Energy Association nmsea-news at nmsea.org
Fri Jan 14 16:39:38 MST 2011

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*Here are the Latest News, Events & Announcements from NMSEA*

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*/* /**/NMSEA SunPaper Archives - NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE!
* /**/USGBC-NM Membership Directory/*
*/* Holiday Discounts on ASES Memberships - thru January 31, 2011//
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/*** **JANUARY 18: **NMSEA Long-Term Planning Meeting** - /Albuquerque, 
* JANUARY 22: **NMSEA Board of Directors Meeting** - /Albuquerque, NM/**
* FEBRUARY 2: Presentation by Green Fire Times Magazine Founder, Anna 
Hansen - /Los Alamos, NM/**
*** **FEBRUARY 3-APRIL 14: Climate Master**™ ** **Class **- /Santa Fe, NM/*



/*A selection of past SunPaper editions are now also available for 
reference online. For more details, please visit the NMSEA website 

*/USGBC-NM Membership Directory


As a service to their members and the general public, the USGBC-NM has 
launched a new Membership Directory 
<http://www.usgbcnm.org/Default.aspx?pageId=813298> to help members 
promote their services and products.  Members are encourage to log on 
and update their profile with more complete information…USGBC-NM will be 
sending out more information on that next week.

Sustainable Las Vegas will be holding their 3rd Annual Sustainable Homes 
Tour (formerly Solar Homes Tour) on Saturday, January 22, from 10 am to 
4 pm.  The self-paced of four sites features a variety of renewable 
energy techniques and conservation measures.  These examples range from 
very low- to higher-tech: drying clothes on clotheslines, rainwater 
catchment, passive solar water and space heating, photovoltaic 
installations, etc.

The tour will begin at 10 am with a free "weatherization" demonstration, 
at the Las Vegas Arts Council building at 140 Bridge Street.  The public 
is invited to come and learn simple ways to save energy dollars in their 
homes.  A map of the tour will be available there.

For further information, contact Emelie Olson at 454-3920.


*/Holiday Discounts on ASES Memberships - thru January 2011
Solar Nation Action Alert: A special deal for the holidays - ASES 
membership at a steep discount!

Join the American Solar Energy Society (ASES) before the end of January for less than two-thirds of the regular price!

ASES is the foremost nonprofit association of solar advocates, educators, legislators, and professionals in the United States.  
It's where people interested in solar go to learn more; where people looking to install solar go to find professionals in their area and where
those professionals go to stay informed, build connections and join technical groups.

Established in 1954, ASES has provided educational opportunities for professionals and advocates, helped shape policy both locally and nationally,
and produced the award-winning SOLAR TODAY magazine.  

As ASES Board member Nate Mitten says, "ASES was proclaiming the promise of renewable energy a long, long time before 'green' was mainstream."

SOLAR TODAY magazine connects you to the leading solar energy experts. FINDSOLAR locates solar installers and tells you about solar incentives.
The ASES NATIONAL SOLAR CONFERENCE is America's leading educational conference for solar energy professionals. The ASES NATIONAL 
SOLAR TOUR is the world's largest grassroots solar energy event.

You can join in one of two ways:

 	* As a Member for $25 (regularly $39/yr)

	* As a Professional for $60 (regularly $89/yr)

You can see what each level of membership gives you, and join ASES, right here <http://www.ases.org/join>. 

Make sure to use the promotional code *SN2010 *to get the discounted price. This offer expires on January 31, 2010 and is only good for Member & 
Professional memberships. If you have any questions, please call Carolyn Beach at 720-420-7935. 


/*NMSEA on Facebook*/

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


_**JANUARY 18: **NMSEA Long-Term Planning Meeting** - /Albuquerque, NM

Please bring your ideas & join other active NMSEA Members in developing 
a long-term plan for our organization!

This meeting will be held at the NMSEA office:1009 Bradbury SE, 
Albuquerque, NM 87106 (directly west of Isotopes Park).
Parking is at the front of the office; please ring the doorbell before 
entering & come a little early, so we can start on time & bring your 

For additional information, please call Robert Nelson: (505) 688-2899
/**JANUARY 22: **NMSEA Board of Directors Meeting** - /Albuquerque, NM/*
11:30 Potluck;
12 – 3 pm NMSEA Board Meeting

Please bring a dish and join us for our monthly NMSEA Board meeting, at 
the NMSEA Office Board Room: 1009 Bradbury Dr. SE, ABQ 87106
Board meetings are open to all members. Please contact the NMSEA office 
in advance if you wish to add an item to the agenda or speak during the 

For more information, please contact the NMSEA office: (505) 246-0400 or 
info at nmsea.org <mailto:info at nmsea.org>./
FEBRUARY 2: Presentation by Green Fire Times Magazine Founder, Anna 
Hansen - /Los Alamos, NM
/*7pm at Mesa Public Library (upstairs)


/Green Fire Times/ is an exciting monthly sustainability magazine coming 
out of Santa Fe and covering Northern New Mexico. We are excited to have 
Anna Hansen, the Art Director and one of the founding members speak in 
Los Alamos in February. After providing a brief history of the magazine, 
she will focus on building sustainable communities, educating the 
citizenry on the importance of sustainable living, and the role that she 
sees Green Fire Times playing in this.


/Green Fire Times/ provides useful information for anyone – community 
members, businesspeople, students, visitors – interested in discovering 
the wealth of opportunities and resources available in our region. 
Knowledgeable people provide articles on subjects ranging from green 
businesses, products, services, entrepreneurship, jobs, design, 
building, energy, and investing – to sustainable agriculture, arts & 
culture, ecotourism, education, food, the healing arts, local heroes, 
native perspectives, natural resources, recycling, transportation, and 


Recent issues of Green Fire Times have featured writing by many noted 
local authors, including Los Alamos’s own Gerald Ansell.


For those of you who have not seen the magazine, you can pick up a copy 
at the Coffee House Café and at the Mesa Public Library. You can also 
see it online at http://greenfiretimes.com/  .


This event is being sponsored by both the Sierra Club and the Los Alamos 
Sustainable Energy Network  (LASE Network).



*FEBRUARY 3-APRIL 14: Climate Master**™ ** **Class **- /Santa Fe, NM/*

/*Registration is required. The deadline to register is February 1, 2011*

/The New Mexico Environment Department will be offering the Climate 
Master™ program, an 11-week free series of classes focused on climate 
change and what you can do to reduce your greenhouse gas emissions in 
your daily life.

Class topics include Climate Change, Home Energy, Water, Transportation, 
Green Building, Renewable Energy, Yards, Consumption and Waste, Food, 
Sustainable Behavior, and Climate Change Communication. Local experts in 
these fields will discuss these topics, climate change, and how to 
reduce your greenhouse gas emissions.

Climate Master™ is modeled after the Master Gardener program. This 
program is a two-part educational effort, in which community members are 
provided 30 hours of training and in return they “pay back” the program 
through 30 hours of volunteer service in the year following the training.

On average, students who take the class can reduce their own personal 
emissions by approximately 2 tons per year. Individual action is 
critical because individuals are the end users of most energy production 
via home heating and cooling, appliances, food, travel, and disposable 
products. Climate Master™ will provide training, specific tools and 
methods that will enable you to join others in making a difference.

This class is limited to the first 25 participants to register. See the 
website for application and class details. Confirmation of successful 
registration will be sent by email or phone. 

Please help spread the word by forwarding this information to people on 
your contact lists, colleagues, friends, family, neighbors and others. 
If you are able to post a link to the New Mexico Climate Master™ website 
from another website, it would be very much appreciated.

For more information, please contact Emily Geery at 
emily.geery at state.nm.us <mailto:emily.geery at state.nm.us> or (505) 476-4315.


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