[NMSEA-news] NMSEA News, Events & Announcements

News from New Mexico Solar Energy Association nmsea-news at nmsea.org
Fri Oct 4 17:30:12 MDT 2013

Hello, 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 

Or contact us with questions & comments. We value your input!



*Annual NMSEA Board of Directors Election

*ASUNM Team Competes at DOE Solar Decathlon ***October 3-13**



**Oct 5: Fall Festival Sustainability Day**/-/*/*/Albuquerque//, NM/*//
/**Oct 8: "Commerce, Climate & Community" with Paul Hawken - /Santa 
Fe//, NM///**//*

*Oct 26: ****Annual NMSEA Membership Meeting**- /Albuquerque//, NM///*


*Annual NMSEA Board of Directors Election*

NMSEA members will be receiving Board of Directors election ballots via 
snail mail in early October.  Please take a few minutes to review the 
election material, mark your choices, and return your ballot to the 
NMSEA office by November 1.  Election results will be announced in early 
November and published in the Nov/Dec SunPaper.


*ASUNM Team Competes at DOE Solar Decathlon ***October 3-13**


The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon is an award-winning 
program that challenges collegiate teams to design, build, and operate 
solar-powered houses that are cost-effective, energy-efficient, and 
attractive. The winner of the competition is the team that best blends 
affordability, consumer appeal, and design excellence with optimal 
energy production and maximum efficiency. This competition aims to 
educate students and the public about the money-saving opportunities and 
environmental benefits presented by clean-energy products and design 
solutions, demonstrates to the public the comfort and affordability of 
homes that combine energy-efficient construction and appliances with 
renewable energy systems available today, and demonstrates to the public 
the comfort and affordability of homes that combine energy-efficient 
construction and appliances with renewable energy systems available today.

Team ASUNM (students from the University of New Mexico & Arizona State 
University) are 1 of just 20 teams chosen from hundreds of hopeful 
students by the DOE to collaborate & compete. Check out Team ASUNM's 
designs, as well as other details about the Solar Decathlon, meeting 
this week in Irvine, CA online here 



*Oct 5: Fall Festival Sustainability Day*/-*Albuquerque, NM
*/12-5pm atRio Grande Community Farm, 1701 Mountain Rd NW

Love local food, renewable energy, and other cool ways to take care of 
Mother Earth? Well, Sustainability Day is the day for you! Featuring a 
slew of demonstrators and vendors promoting their paths to a healthy 
planet, there will be plenty of ways to get your hands dirty-- 
literally-- with hands-on farm fun & environmental education. From 
backyard chickens and worm composting to solar ovens and bike blenders, 
the power of YOU has never been more clear than with this event's 
activities. Visit Rio Grande Community Farm 
<http://www.riograndefarm.org/events/maize-maze/sustainability-day-2013/> online 
for other details.


*Oct 8: "Commerce, Climate & Community" with Paul Hawken - /Santa Fe, NM
/*at the Lensic Performing Arts Center in Santa Fe 211 W San Francisco St

The Santa Fe Green Chamber of Commerce presents "Commerce, Climate & 
Community," an interactive lecture with visionary, environmentalist & 
entrepreneur, Paul Hawken.

Tickets $15-30 ($10-20 for SFGCC Members). Please contact the Lensic Box 
Office for tickets, (505) 988-1234, www.lensic.org 

<mailto:lindsay at nmgreenchamber.com>

*Oct 26: **Annual NMSEA Membership Meeting**- /Albuquerque//, NM///*
6-8pm at REI: 1550 Mercantile Ave NE, 87107

NMSEA's Annual Membership Meeting will be held on October 22 at REI in 
Albuquerque (1550 Mercantile NE -- just NW of I-25 & Montgomery.  Turn 
north across from McDonalds, then take the next right. Inside REI's 
Community Meeting Room).  This is the normal time & place for the 
monthly Albuquerque Chapter Meeting.

NMSEA Board members will update you on this year's activities & projects 
plus what's in the photon pipeline for the future.  We need your input 
on several important matters (such as the 2014 Solar Fiesta). Please 
bring along your questions & comments, and encourage potential new 
members to attend. We look forward to seeing you!

*New Mexico Solar Energy Association*
1009 Bradbury Dr. SE, # 35, Albuquerque, NM 87106
505-246-0400, 888-886-6765, Fax: 505-246-2251
info at nmsea.org <mailto:info at nmsea.org> www.nmsea.org 


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