[NMSEA-news] NMSEA News, Events & Announcements

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Thu Mar 1 13:01:11 MST 2012


Greetings, Solar Supporters!
Here are the Latest News, Events & Announcements from NMSEA
Please Check Our Event Calendar 
<http://www.nmsea.org/Events/Event_Calendar.php> for Additional Event 
Listings

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*_ANNOUNCEMENTS
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* **- **2012 GreenBuilt Tour Registrations Due March 1*
*- **Volunteers Needed for Upcoming NMSEA Events
****- **NMSEA SunPaper Archives Online
*/-/ *New Mexico** Solar Energy Association on Facebook*/
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*_EVENTS_**
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*- *MAR 1-23: Free NABCEP Training Course ** ** - /Online/**//*
- *MAR 7: Free Webinar "Introduction to Green**-e** Energy" ** - /Online/*
- *MAR 10: **NMSEA Board of Directors Meeting - /Albuquerque, NM
/*- *March 17 :  NMSEA **Spring **Solar Social **- /Albuquerque, NM/*
- ***March 17-18 :  The Ultimate Home Showcase and International Green 
Ideas Show ****- /Albuquerque, NM/**//*
*//*- *APR 22: Madrid Earth Day Arts & Crafts Festival - /Madrid, NM/*
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*_ANNOUNCEMENTS
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*2012 GreenBuilt Tour Registrations Due March 1*

The GreenBuilt Tour is accepting applications for homes for the 2012 
GreenBuilt Tour - June 9 & 10.  Click here 
<http://www.usgbcnm.org/Default.aspx?pageId=452513> for application and 
instructions. 
Deadline for applications is March 1.

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*Volunteers Needed for Upcoming NMSEA Events*

NMSEA's mission to promote clean, renewable energy and sustainability in 
New Mexico relies on our volunteer member efforts! 
With one of NMSEA's busiest seasons, our office receives countless 
requests to offer a table presence at community Earth Day events. 

If you may be interested to attend local, community events as a general 
event volunteer, or assist NMSEA as our Event Coordinator, please 
contact: 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 
organization

Thank you for your support!
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*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 
<http://nmsea.org/Sunpaper/index.php>
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*New Mexico Solar Energy Association on Facebook

*NMSEA is also using Facebook to spread the word about our educational 
outreach, upcoming events & fundraising drives.
If you would like updates about solar energy innovations, events and 
sustainability related news, please visit NMSEA on Facebook 
<http://www.facebook.com/pages/New-Mexico-Solar-New-Mexico-Solar-Energy-Association/142681782410865?ref=ts> 
and press the "Like" button!
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EVENTS
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*MAR 1-23: Free NABCEP Training Course ** ** - /Online
/*

FREE NABCEP Exam Prep "Massive Open Online Course", or MOOC which is a 
more structured way of connecting people in a collaborative, guided 
course that covers all sections of the JTA and provides more specific 
practice problems and answers, reading assignments, just like an online 
course, but with more student feedback, sharing of resources they have 
found, and designed to foster long-lasting connections as participants 
get to know one another and get more involved in the solar industry.

One feature of the class is to have different industry experts as guest 
lecturers or as hosts to online webex or webinar sessions that are 
broadcast on Monday and Thursday nights during the formal course dates 
of March 1-23.  As part of the speaker line-up we have Jim Dunlop, 
author of the textbook Photovoltaic Systems.

This should be a major web event that will yield a wealth of study 
materials and industry best practices. 
Check out What is a MOOC? 
<http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=eW3gMGqcZQc>  or 
visit SolPower People online 
<http://info.solpowerpeople.com/solar-training/solarmooc?&t=62187&hsCtaTracking=54375ed5-a2a9-479d-8aef-3961b449e2de%7C793f3104-8ce5-4962-99fb-2a457b2a8b9e> 
for more info.
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*__****MAR 7: Free Webinar "Introduction to Green-e Energy" ** - /Online
/**10am PT-1 pm ET
*

A free webinar explaining the Green-e Energy certification program and 
how it works within the larger voluntary renewable energy market in 
North America. The webinar covers the basics of how renewable energy is 
generated, tracked, and sold; how Green-e Energy protects consumers by 
ensuring clear title to renewable energy purchases that are as 
advertised; and how consumers, businesses, and renewable energy sellers 
can become involved with Green-e Energy.

Click HERE <tps://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/518645600> to register, 
or visit Green-e Energy online for more information*/.
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*MAR 10: NMSEA Board of Directors Meeting - /Albuquerque, NM/**/
/*11:30 Potluck; 12–3 pm at NMSEA Office Board Room - 1009 Bradbury Dr. 
SE, ABQ 87106

Please bring a potluck dish & join us for our monthly NMSEA Board 
meeting at the NMSEA Office in Albuquerque!
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 
meeting.

For more information, please contact the NMSEA office: (505) 246-0400 or 
info at nmsea.org <mailto:info at nmsea.org>.
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**March 17 :  NMSEA **Spring **Solar Social **- /Albuquerque, NM/**//*
5:30 -7pm at the Cooperage, 7220 Lomas NE (just east of Louisiana)

Join NMSEA for our Spring Solar Social! There will be snacks, door 
prizes & two Earth Alert Equinox Awards. 
Hear about NMSEA's latest projects & initiatives.  Let NMSEA Board 
members know what's on your mind - and bring your friends.
All solar aficionados are welcome!
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*March 17-18 :  The Ultimate Home Showcase and International Green Ideas 
Show ****- /Albuquerque, NM
/*10am-4pm Saturday & 10am-5pm Sunday at Expo NM in Albuquerque

NMSEA is a sponsor of the IGIS, the International Green Ideas Show. Stop 
by the NMSEA booth & see educational displays in the rear Gold section 
of Manuel Lujan B. 
We also need some friendly volunteers to help staff the NMSEA area, plus 
"setting up" Friday from 4-6pm, and moving things out on Sunday after 4pm. 

If you can spare a couple of hours, please sign up by calling the NMSEA 
office at (505) 246-0400. 
Thanks, see you there!
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*APR 22: Madrid Earth Day Arts & Crafts Festival - Celebrating the 
Centennial - /Madrid, NM
/*11:30-5 at Oscar Huber Memorial Ballpark
*
Come for a day of family fun, history and art in celebration of both 
Earth Day and the 100th birthday of New Mexico at the historic Oscar 
Huber Memorial Ballpark, Madrid, NM! *

Earth Day 2012 will be a special day in Madrid. It will be an 
opportunity to celebrate New Mexico's unique natural wonders, our 
sustainable off-grid building styles, as well as 100 years of New Mexico 
history. As part of the celebration,* Pete McCloskey 
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pete_McCloskey> the co-founder of Earth 
Day and author of the Endangered Species act* will be the featured guest 
speaker.

In addition, civic leaders and celebrities will help us celebrate the 
day by participating as Judges in a very special Children's Mural Art 
competition.  Elementary and Middle schools will participate in the days 
activities by submitting Mural Art that depicts a New Mexico site or 
historic event with the opportunity for their school to win prize money 
to help fund their schools educational endeavors.

The day's events will include music, guest speakers and sustainable 
building demonstrations by local companies.  Arts and Crafts will be 
available for sale featuring artist from Madrid, Santa Fe and local 
Pueblos.The Madrid Arts and Crafts Festival will begin at 11:30 and end 
at approximately 5:00 PM. There is no fee for entry at the festival, 
although there will be a $5 per car parking fee.  Dogs on leash are welcome.

*/Get Your School Involved!/
*Celebrate the Centennial all Elementary and Middle Schools (grades 1-8) 
by entering "Mural" art into the children's Centennial Art competition. 
Schools are asked to submit a painting depicting an event or place in 
New Mexico history dating back to the first human occupancy. This years 
event will provide schools a way to celebrate both Earth Day and our 
incredible New Mexico history.  Prizes awarded to the schools will be 
$2,000 for First Prize, $1,500 for Second Prize, $1,000 for Third Prize, 
and two Honorable Mentions will be awarded $250 each. The prize money is 
being donated by Pete and Helen McCloskey as a method for school fund 
raising.* To enter your school into the competition, simply complete the 
online Entry Form for the Children's Art Competition.* 
<http://madridculturalprojects.info/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=108&Itemid=167>

*/Become an Earth Day Sponsor!/
*Get your company involved in this special Earth Day event.

    * *Platinum Sponsors* will have the opportunity to set-up
      demonstrations of their product or service in a premium location
      at the event, have a 15 minute presentation spot on stage during
      the event to announce their products and services,  have their
      logo displayed on all advertising including the festival T-Shirt. 
      A $500 donation to the MCP will qualify you for a Platinum
      Sponsorship.

    * *Gold Sponsors* will have their logo displayed on all advertising
      including the festival T-Shirt and be given a 10x10 space at the
      event to display their product and services. A $250 donation to
      the MCP will qualify you for a Gold Sponsorship.

    * Space for* Arts and Craft vendors *are be available for $100 which
      includes a tented 10x10 space or $50 which includes a non-tented
      space.

    * *Adopt a School Sponsor* - Get involved by Adopting a School. 
      Your $100 donation will provide art supplies to one of the
      competing schools.

/*Become a sponsor today!*/

    * *Download and mail-in our entry form
      <http://madridculturalprojects.info/doc/MadridEarthDayArtsandCraftsSponsorshipForm.pdf>*
    * *Register and pay on-line.
      <http://madridculturalprojects.info/index.php?option=com_rokquickcart&view=rokquickcart&Itemid=172>*

All proceeds will help cover the cost of the Earth Day event and go 
towards the purchase of solar security lighting for the Oscar Huber 
Memorial Ballpark.
For more information, please contact Tracy Ragan, Events Co-Chair, 
Madrid Cultural Projects at 505.424.6440 or email: 
info at madridculturalprojects.info <mailto:info at madridculturalprojects.info>

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