[NMSEA-news] NMSEA News, Events & Announcements
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Fri Mar 25 19:41:52 MDT 2011
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*/* /**/April 3rd /**/Memorial Service for William (Bill) Gross -
/**/Volunteers Needed /*/*
*/*/* /*/*Earth Day 2011 Approaching - NMSEA Volunteer Request*/
/** Vendors & Sponsors Wanted for *//*SynergyFest *//*- Las Vegas, NM
*/*/* /**/NMSEA SunPaper Archives - Now Available Online/**//**/
* NMSEA on Facebook
** APRIL 1: Running Dry Film Presentation/ - Las Vegas, NM
/* APRIL 11: USGBC Luncheon Program "LEED Requirements and
Specifications" - /Albuquerque, NM/
***** APRIL 30: NMSEA Basic Electric Vehicle Conversion Class (Register
before 3/27) - /Albuquerque, NM
/* MAY 14: Ampersand Farm Passive Solar Design and Solar Cooking
Workshop - **/Albuquerque, NM/
*/ /MAY 21, 22, 28: NMSEA Advanced Electric Vehicles Conversion Class
(Register before 5/18) - /Albuquerque, NM/*
/**/April 3rd/**/ Memorial Service for William (Bill) Gross /**/-
/**/Volunteers Needed /*
Seeking Volunteers to Help at William Gross' Memorial Service: Sunday,
April 3rd at 2pm
The service will be held at Monte Vista Christian Church, 3501 Campus Dr
NE (West of Carlisle, turn on Berkeley NE for parking)
Lisa Silva is in charge of coordinating volunteers to help with parking.
We are requesting 7 volunteers arrive at 1pm to help direct and park
Please be assured that we will save seats in the Church for the
volunteers and they will be able to return from their assigned "posts"
in time to attend the service.
Please contact Lisa at renu.nrg at gmail.com <mailto:renu.nrg at gmail.com>
ASAP to help NMSEA provide this service for the Memorial. Thank you for
/*Earth Day 2011 Approaching - NMSEA Volunteer Request
Our organization's mission to promote clean, renewable energy and
sustainability in New Mexico relies on the efforts of our volunteer
members! With Earth Day quickly approaching as one of NMSEA's busiest
seasons, our office receives countless requests to offer a table
presence at community events. If you may be interested to assist us by
attending events, as Event Coordinator, or as a general event volunteer,
please contact our office: info at nmsea.org, (505) 246-0400
• NMSEA General Event Volunteer - volunteer at community events to host
an NMSEA table offering literature and displaying sales merchandise
• NMSEA Event Coordinator - respond to NMSEA event requests, attend
events, and organize volunteers to assist during events on behalf of the
Thank you for your support!
/*Vendors & Sponsors Wanted for *//*SynergyFest *//*- Las Vegas, NM
The eighth annual SynergyFest will be taking place on Saturday, April
30th at New Mexico Highlands University's Melody Park in historic Las
Vegas. SynergyFest celebrates the potential of a sustainable future for
the community surrounding Las Vegas, New Mexico. We promote local
businesses, local artisans, and sustainable products. Entertainment
powered by a solar stage and children's activities are all part of this
event. Last year we had close to 1000 people attending.
We welcome local or sustainable businesses ($50), artisans ($25), and
non-profits (donation welcome) to participate at this year's event.
Please go to www.synergyfest.co <http://www.synergyfest.com>m
<http://www.synergyfest.com> for more information and to register online
or to print out a form; or contact Cheryl Zebrowski, SynergyFest Chair:
czebrowski at desertgate.com, (505)718-6932
*/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.
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_**APRIL 1**: Running Dry Film Presentation/ - Las Vegas, NM/*
7pm on the NMHU Campus in historic Las Vegas - Leveo V. Sanchez Lecture
Hall (G-35), located adjacent to the entrance to the Donnelly Library
Free and open to the public.
The New Mexico Highlands University Sustainability Club, Sustainable Las
Vegas, and the Las Vegas Community Water Board will host filmmaker Jim
Thebaut and present a special screening of his Running Dry "call to
action" film trilogy on Friday, April 1^st . The global humanitarian
water and sanitation crisis is among the most profoundly disturbing
issues facing the planet. Thebaut, an accomplished environmental
planner, public policy expert, and film producer, is leading a campaign
to educate the public and policy makers on the direct effect water
scarcity in connection to climate change and drought has on energy,
public health, agriculture, food supply and ultimately international
For more information about the Running Dry Project please check out
www.runningdry.org <http://www.runningdry.org/>. For more information
this program, contact Joe Zebrowski, 505-425-6008 or
jzebrowski at desertgate.com
*APRIL 11: USGBC Speakers Luncheon Program "LEED Requirements and
Specifications" - **/Albuquerque, NM/*
11:30-1pm at the Marriott Courtyard 5151 Journal CenterBlvd, NE
Cost: $25 USGBC-NM Members, $30 Non-members, $18 Emerging Builders
This session will address the why and how of documenting LEED
requirements inspecifications.Working on a LEED registered project and
wondering what is important to document specifications and why? Learn
how to effectively integrate sustainable building practices into
specifications and the different method of specifying to document
sustainable project requirements. Or click here to register
For speaker bios or other information, please visit USGBC online.
*APRIL 30: NMSEA Basic Electric Vehicle Conversion Class (Register
9am -12:30 at the NMSEA office, 1009 Bradbury Dr. SE, Albuquerque 87106
NMSEA is again offering Electric Vehicles (EV) Basics and Safety
Classes! This basics class is a prerequisite for NMSEA advanced EV classes.
Locate professionals to assist you, and learn how you to convert your
favorite truck or car body to an EV!
Members cost: $75
Non-Member cost: $85
Please register with payment by March 27
For class registration and payment, please email: info at nmsea.org, or
call (505) 246-0400 M or W-F, 8am-12 noon.
*MAY 14: Ampersand Farm Passive Solar Design and Solar Cooking Workshop
- **/Albuquerque, NM/*
10am - 4pm Instructor: Amanda Bramble $40-$60 Sliding Scale
Spend the day cooking with the sun and learning to make best use of this
amazing resource for heating and cooling. The fundamentals of passive
solar design for new structures and retrofit possibilities will be
explained. You will learn how much window you want, where to place them,
and how to locate insulative materials so that they will make the most
difference in reducing heat loss. Thermal mass, Greenhouses and Trombe
walls will also be discussed. Observe these different building
techniques at work in different stages of completion at Ampersand.
Amanda will also share about the range of solar cookers available,
cooking techniques, appropriate cookware, canning in the solar oven,
safe temperature ranges, and how to integrate solar cooking easily into
your current lifestyle. At the end of the day we will taste our solar
To register for a class, please send a check to: Ampersand PO Box 773
Cerrillos, NM 87010, email ampersandproject at yahoo.com
<mailto:ampersandproject at yahoo.com> or call 505 780-0535
*MAY 21, 22, 28: NMSEA Advanced Electric Vehicles Conversion Class
(Register before 5/18)*
EV Advanced Conversion Class for Small Trucks & Cars:
3 full days May 21, 22, & 28 - Registration and payment must be received
by 5/18 - Members cost: *$300 - Non-Member cost: $325
Highlights of the class will include;
· The sequence of procedures to ensure a safe efficient conversion.
· Different combinations that best suit the needs of the customer
and there particular conversion.
· Demonstrations on high & low voltage wiring techniques and
proper connector applications for large power cable and small instrument
& analog wiring.
· The students will be divided into small teams that will rotate
through workstations where they will have hands on experience on wiring
techniques and the application to motors, controllers, etc.(None of the
students doing the hands on work will be in contact with
· At the field/shop presentations the students will _observe_ the
actual installation of the motor, controller, charger, and batteries.
· The final day will include a preliminary test drive and
evaluation of the vehicle.
*The discount cost on the standard parts you will need for your
conversion will about offset the cost of the classes, effectively making
*Apply as a candidate to have your vehicle converted. Email Monte
at solpwr at plateautel.net <mailto:solpwr at plateautel.net> for details on
this or questions about the classes.
*For class sign up and payment email info at nmsea.org
<mailto:info at nmsea.org> or call (505) 246-0400 M or W-F: 9am – 12 noon
*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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