[NMSEA-news] NMSEA News, Events & Announcements

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Thu Mar 17 15:04:48 MDT 2011

* Hello Solar Supporters!

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

*Please Check Our Event Calendar 
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*/* Memorial Service for William (Bill) Gross - /**/April 3rd /**/
/**/* /**/USGBC Responsible Materials Selection Ed Course - /**/Last Day 
to Register /**/3/18/*/*
*/*/* /*/*NMSEA Volunteers Needed*/
*/* /**/NMSEA SunPaper Archives - Now Available Online/**//**/
* NMSEA on Facebook


** **M**ARCH 19-20: International Green Ideas Show - /Albuquerque, NM/*
** ** MARCH 19: NMSEA Solar Social* *- /Albuquerque, NM
/*** **MARCH 22: NMSEA Albuquerque Chapter Meeting **- /Albuquerque, NM
/*** **MARCH 22: Green Jobs Forum** - /Las Cruces, NM
/*** **MARCH 23: USGBC Responsible Materials Selection Course **- 
/Albuquerque, NM/*
** **MARCH 28: Green Drinks at La Fonda on the Plaza ** **- /Santa Fe, NM/*

Memorial Service for William (Bill) Gross /**/- /**/April 3rd/*

Bill’s association with NMSEA – its purpose, programs and people – was 
very meaningful and important to him for the last 36 years.  I am 
thankful for all that the organization has achieved and for the 
relationships it has fostered.

I welcome seeing you at the Memorial Service on Sunday April 3 at 2pm at 
Monte Vista Christian Church, 3501 Campus Dr NE  [west of Carlisle, turn 
on Berkeley NE for parking]

Please contact the NMSEA office at (505) 246-0400 if you might wish to 
offer volunteer assistance to help us guide people to parking before the 
service.  For those of you not doing this, I encourage you to arrive at 
1:40 for music by a few NMSO musicians, and to gather in silence before 
the service.  Following the service there will be a reception at the church.

With heartfelt thanks to NMSEA and its people,
Sharon Gross

*/USGBC Responsible Materials Selection Ed Course - /**/Last Day to 
Register 3/18

/*Friday 3/18 is the final day to register for the *Responsible Material 
Selection** Workshop* scheduled for Wednesday, March 23^rd , at UNM 
Continuing Education!  For more information about this session, 
presented by Kent Beierle, EDI, click here 
To register, click here 


/*NMSEA Volunteers Needed*/

Our organization's mission to promote clean, renewable energy and 
sustainability in New Mexico relies on the efforts of our volunteer 
If you are able to help with the following current needs, please contact 
the individuals listed below:
•  NMSEA Booth set-up, staffing, and tear-down at the International 
Green Ideas Show, Mar. 18-19-20.  Contact Jim Barrera jimb at nmsolarfiesta.org
•  NMSEA mailing support – folding, stuffing, and sorting envelopes 
during the next month.  Contact Ragan Matteson info at nmsea.org
Thank you for your support!

*/NMSEA SunPaper Archives - Now Available Online

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


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!



_**MARCH 19-20:  International Green Ideas Show*

Come join NMSEA at the *International Green Ideas Show *at Expo New 
Mexico March 19th & 20th!

This year's show will be held in conjunction with the *Ultimate Home 
Showcase*, offering home builders and remodelers the latest in products 
and ideas for home improvement.  The show runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
each day.  Admission is $8 Adults (18-64), $5 Jrs. (13-17), $5 Srs. 
(65+), Free Kids (12 & under). 

Click here for a $3 discount coupon off adult admission. 
MARCH 19:  NMSEA Solar Social*

Please join us at the *International Green Ideas Show *on Saturday 
afternoon March 19th, then stay for *NMSEA's Spring Equinox Solar 
Social* from 4-6 pm. 

The social will be held at the "Green Street Oasis" next to NMSEA Booth 
#406.  There will be a no-host cash bar offering beer, wine and soft 
drinks while you mix with NMSEA business member exhibitors and board 

We look forward to seeing you there!

*MARCH 22: NMSEA Albuquerque Chapter Meeting *

6-8 pm: at REI Store - 1550 Mercantile Ave NE, Albuquerque, 87107

Calling all Albuquerque NMSEA members! You are invited to join us on the 
4^th Tuesday of every month for a couple hours of  “energy” and education.

NMSEA Albuquerque Chapter will host a mix of speakers and expert-led 
discussions with some gnoshes thrown in to ward off the stomach grumbles.
Come hang out with other concerned citizens to learn how you can do your 
part to help bring us all to a more sustainable lifestyle & share your 
Experts and novices are all encouraged to attend.

March topic: “Photovoltaic Basics,” plus community meet and greet.  
Chapter meetings are free ($3 donation encouraged) & open to the 
public.  Bring a friend & enter into a drawing to win a prize at every 
meeting!  For more information, please contact the NMSEA Office: (505) 
246-0400, info at nmsea.org

*MARCH 22: Green Jobs Forum

The New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions and the New Mexico 
State University Arrowhead Center, in collaboration with the New Mexico 
Departments of Higher Education and Public Education, the New Mexico 
State University College of Business, the New Mexico Green Chamber of 
Commerce, the Hispano Chamber of Commerce de Las Cruces, and the New 
Mexico Workforce Connection Southwestern Area, are hosting this E3 Green 
Jobs Forum.

Join community leaders, businesses, educational institutions, and 
workforce system representatives for this free event at the Farm and 
Ranch Heritage Museum in Las Cruces, New Mexico.  The goal of the event 
is to bring employers, educational institutions, and the workforce 
system together to network and candidly discuss their needs in employing 
and educating the green workforce and determining future collaborative 

If you have not registered for this conference, there is still time! 
Register for _free_ at: http://greenjobsforum-eorg.eventbrite.com 
For questions or additional information, please contact Vickie at (575) 
646-5265 or e3forum at nmsu.edu <mailto:e3forum at nmsu.edu>
*MARCH 23: USGBC Responsible Materials Selection Course

/*Please register 
by Friday, March 18th!/

1‐5pm at UNM Continuing Education, South Bldg, Room 222 - 1634 
University Blvd, NE, Albuquerque, NM

This course will provide attendees with the answer to the question, 
“What makes a material green?” All aspects of green material selection 
will be presented, including material content, embodied energy, 
toxicity, maintenance protocol, designing to reduce use, and planning to 
minimize waste. Attendees will be introduced to various green materials 
and walk away with the knowledge required to understand the components 
that make them green.

Instructor: Kent Beierle, Principal, Environmental Dynamics, Inc.

Kent is an award‐winning architect who has expertise in the areas of 
energy, water, and resource efficient design. His innovative design work 
includes custom commercial & residential projects, veterinary, medical, 
hospitality, and master planning projects. Kent specializes in 
sustainable design and sustainability consulting, which includes site 
assessments as well as creative and project specific recommendations for 
appropriate non‐toxic, rapidly renewable, recycled, regional, and 
re‐usable building materials.

$150 USGBC‐NM Members; $175 Non‐members - USGBC CE hrs: 4 (live 
presentation, project mtls category). Course Level: 200 (Awareness) 
Register at: www.usgbcnm.org or please contact Ryan Moore with questions 
at: ry_moore11 at yahoo.com

Sponsored by: Elevate, a 501c3 non‐profit organization whose mission is 
to develop evolving strategies for the reconciliation of community and 
the environment. Elevate is an approved USGBC and AIA education 
provider. www.elevateus.org

*MARCH 28: Green Drinks at La Fonda on the Plaza

6:30-8:30 pm* at **La Fonda on the Plaza, **New Mexico Room,**100 E. San 
Francisco St. in **Santa Fe***

For those of you in the film industry who want to "greenify" and for 
local business owners who want to work with the film industry... this 
Green Drinks is for you!  Casual networking around environmental issues.

Guest speaker Holly Roach is the owner of Green Production Resource, a 
business she created to supply knowledge, products and equipment to 
lessen the impact of film and event production on the planet and 
specifically in New Mexico.  

* *

Holly has been involved in greening numerous films including films shot 
locally such as /True Grit, Cowboys & Aliens, Paul/ and /Have You Heard 
About the Morgans?/ www.greenproductionresource.com 


Simultaneously, the Santa Fe Alliance will launch the Business to Film 
a series of networking opportunities and workshops with the goal of 
introducing the film industry to Santa Fe's local business owners that 
can help supply them with their film location needs.  


La Fonda on the Plaza will offer light appetizers and a cash bar for 
this special Green Drinks crowd. However, they invite you to come early 
or stay late to dine with them at La Plazuela. *Green Drinks guests will 
receive a 20% discount voucher at the sign-in table for food and 
non-alcoholic beverages at the restaurant for this night only! 
Restaurant hours are 5:30-10:00 PM. *


La Fonda on the Plaza is steeped in history, filled with art and its 
sustainability has lasted for almost a century. They have been making 
sustainable efforts by participating in the city's recycling program and 
Chef Lane Warner has been sourcing local food for their menus for some 
time now. No reservations required. Seating, first come, first serve.  
Free entrance, but please support the restaurant by purchasing food & 
drink.  Come to learn more about this program, or visit 
or greendrinks.org 
for more info!


1009 Bradbury Dr. SE, # 35, Albuquerque, NM 87106
505-246-0400, 888-886-6765, Fax: 505-246-2251
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