[NMSEA-news] NMSEA News, Events & Announcements

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Fri Mar 25 19:41:52 MDT 2011

* Hello Solar Supporters!

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

*Please Check Our Event Calendar 
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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 
your support.

/*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.
If you like getting updates on Facebook, please visit the NMSEA page 
and press the "Like" button!



_**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 
security._ <http://www.facebook.com/album.php?profile=1&id=123831585601>_

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 
<javascript:top.opencompose('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 
Albuquerque, NM
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. 
click here 
to register**.****er.**

*APRIL 30: NMSEA Basic Electric Vehicle Conversion Class (Register 
before 3/27)*

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 
them free.
    *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


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