[NMSEA-news] NMSEA News, Events & Announcements
News from New Mexico Solar Energy Association
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Thu Mar 17 15:04:48 MDT 2011
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*Here are the Latest News, Events & Announcements from NMSEA*
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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 **-
** **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,
*/USGBC Responsible Materials Selection Ed Course - /**/Last Day to
/*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
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
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
*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
for more info!
*NEW MEXICO SOLAR ENERGY ASSOCIATION*
1009 Bradbury Dr. SE, # 35, Albuquerque, NM 87106
505-246-0400, 888-886-6765, Fax: 505-246-2251
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