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Hi Solar Enthusiasts!<br>
<p class="MsoNormal">Here's the latest Chapter events, workshops, and
announcements.</p>
<p class="MsoNormal">Please see the NMSEA Event Calendar for a more
complete list
of events, including all the Earth Day events, at <a
 href="http://www.nmsea.org/Events/Event_Calendar.php"><span
 style="color: windowtext; text-decoration: none;">http://www.nmsea.org/Events/Event_Calendar.php</span></a></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p>Also, check out the Sustainable ABQ
website for other events
in and around <st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Albuquerque</st1:place></st1:City>.<span
 style="">&nbsp; </span>Go to <a
 href="http://www.sustainableabq.com/news_events.htm"><span
 style="color: windowtext; text-decoration: none;">http://www.sustainableabq.com/news_events.htm</span></a></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p>If you have questions or comments,
please contact us!<span style="">&nbsp;&nbsp; </span>We value your input!</p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p><st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place
 w:st="on">NEW MEXICO</st1:place></st1:State>
SOLAR ENERGY ASSOCIATION</p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><st1:Street w:st="on"><st1:address w:st="on">1009
Bradbury St SE, Ste. 35</st1:address></st1:Street></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on">Albuquerque</st1:City>,
<st1:State w:st="on">NM</st1:State> <st1:PostalCode w:st="on">87106</st1:PostalCode></st1:place></p>
<p class="MsoNormal">505-246-0400, 888-886-6765</p>
<p class="MsoNormal">Fax: 505-246-2251</p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><a href="mailto:info@nmsea.org"><span
 style="color: windowtext; text-decoration: none;">info@nmsea.org</span></a></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><a href="http://www.nmsea.org/"><span
 style="color: windowtext; text-decoration: none;">www.nmsea.org</span></a></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p>To SUBSCRIBE or UNSUBSCRIBE to this
NMSEA-news e-mail list,
please </p>
<p class="MsoNormal">visit: <a
 href="http://nmsea.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/nmsea-news"><span
 style="color: windowtext; text-decoration: none;">http://nmsea.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/nmsea-news</span></a>.</p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p>************************************************************************</p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="color: black;">February
14: <st1:place w:st="on">Los Alamos</st1:place> Sustainable Energy
Network (LASE)</span><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">February
23, <st1:place u2:st="on"><st1:placename u2:st="on"><u3:place><u3:placename>Solar
for Home and Business Seminar<u1:p></u1:p>, <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:PlaceName
 w:st="on">Farmington</st1:PlaceName></st1:place></u3:placename> <st1:placetype
 u2:st="on"><u3:placetype><st1:PlaceType w:st="on">Museum</st1:PlaceType></u3:placetype></st1:placetype></u3:place></st1:placename></st1:place></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal">February 26: NMSEA <st1:City w:st="on">Albuquerque</st1:City>
Chapter Meeting &#8211; <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Duke</st1:PlaceName>
<st1:PlaceType w:st="on">Castle</st1:PlaceType></st1:place> &#8211; The
Natural Step</p>
<p class="MsoNormal">February 27 and 28 &#8211;The Natural Step workshop in <st1:City
 w:st="on">Albuquerque</st1:City> and <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City
 w:st="on">Santa Fe</st1:City></st1:place></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="">March
25<sup>th</sup> and 26<sup>th</sup> - <span style="color: black;">2nd
Annual Solar Industry Seminar &amp; COSEIA conference</span><span
 style="font-size: 16pt; font-family: Garamond; color: black;"><o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal">February and March - NMSEA <st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place
 w:st="on">Alamogordo</st1:place></st1:City> Chapter-Community
Education
Program</p>
<p class="MsoNormal">April 11,12,13,19, and 20 &#8211; Photovoltaic (PV)
Design and
Installation Class/Albuquerque</p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p>ANNOUNCMENTS (at the bottom)</p>
<p style="margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt;"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p>*** Fellowship for
Intentional Community
Conference may 30-june 1</p>
<p class="MsoNormal">Call for conference contributions! deadline march
15</p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p>***Rebuild <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place
 w:st="on">New Mexico</st1:place></st1:State> looking for a few good
Board Members</p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p>*** City of <st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place
 w:st="on">Albuquerque Energy Council</st1:place></st1:City> position
notification<o:p></o:p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p>***********************************************************************<br
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<!--[endif]--><span
 style="font-size: 12pt; color: black; font-weight: normal;">FEBRUARY
14: LOS ALAMOS SUSTAINABLE
ENERGY NETWORK </span><span style="font-size: 12pt;"><u1:p></u1:p><o:p></o:p></span></p>
<h1 style="margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt;"><span
 style="font-size: 12pt; color: black; font-weight: normal;"><u1:p><o:p></o:p></u1:p>DOUG
STEWART: NM INTERFAITH POWER &amp; LIGHT</span><span
 style="font-size: 12pt;"><o:p></o:p></span></h1>
<u1:p></u1:p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="color: black;"><u1:p>&nbsp;</u1:p></span><o:p></o:p><span
 style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; color: black; font-weight: normal;">LASE
Network
October Meeting</span><span
 style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;;"><o:p></o:p></span></p>
<u1:p></u1:p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="color: black;"><u1:p>&nbsp;</u1:p></span><o:p></o:p><tt><span
 style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; color: black;">Date:
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
Thurs., Feb. 14 </span></tt><o:p></o:p></p>
<u1:p></u1:p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><tt><span
 style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; color: black;">Time:
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
Socializing begins at 6:30 PM, Meeting is from 7-8 PM</span></tt><o:p></o:p></p>
<u1:p></u1:p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><tt><span
 style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; color: black;">Location: &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
at PEEC, the
Pajarito Environmental Education Center on <st1:Street w:st="on"><st1:address
 w:st="on"><st1:street u2:st="on"><st1:address u2:st="on">Orange Street</st1:address></st1:street></st1:address></st1:Street>
in <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:place u2:st="on">Los Alamos</st1:place></st1:place></span></tt><o:p></o:p></p>
<u1:p></u1:p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><tt><span
 style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; color: black;">Speaker: &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
Doug Stewart: &#8220;NM
Interfaith Power &amp; Light&#8221;</span></tt><o:p></o:p></p>
<u1:p></u1:p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><tt><span
 style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; color: black;"><u1:p>&nbsp;</u1:p></span></tt><o:p></o:p><tt><span
 style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; color: black;">Doug Stewart
will talk about NM Interfaith Power &amp; Light, a
state group that helps congregations put their faith into action by
improving
energy efficiency in their houses of worship, providing energy
stewardship
education to members, and advocating for energy policies that reduce
the threat
of global warming. Mr. Stewart is a playwright and retired psychologist
who
lives in <st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on"><st1:city u2:st="on"><st1:place
 u2:st="on">Santa Fe</st1:place></st1:city></st1:place></st1:City>. He
is the project director
of the just-opened (Nov.) <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:PlaceName w:st="on"><st1:place
 u2:st="on"><st1:placename u2:st="on">Environment</st1:placename></st1:place>
<st1:PlaceName w:st="on"><st1:placename u2:st="on">Education</st1:placename></st1:PlaceName>
<st1:PlaceName w:st="on"><st1:placename u2:st="on">Resource</st1:placename></st1:PlaceName>
<st1:PlaceType w:st="on"><st1:placetype u2:st="on">Center</st1:placetype></st1:PlaceType></st1:PlaceName></st1:place>,
housed at the Santa Fe Southside Branch Library.&nbsp; He will also speak
briefly about Activist Burnout Syndrome, and the importance of
supporting the
people who do the work as well as the work itself.</span></tt><o:p></o:p></p>
<u1:p></u1:p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><tt><span
 style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; color: black;"><u1:p>&nbsp;</u1:p></span></tt><o:p></o:p><br>
<tt><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; color: black;">Also at
this meeting, you will have the opportunity to meet
Matthew Dickens, the first <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:PlaceType
 w:st="on"><st1:place u2:st="on"><st1:placetype u2:st="on">county</st1:placetype></st1:place>
<st1:PlaceName w:st="on"><st1:placename u2:st="on">Water</st1:placename></st1:PlaceName></st1:PlaceType></st1:place>
and Energy Conservation Officer.&nbsp; This is a new position with the
Department of Public Utilities, and is a positive step towards
promoting
conservation in <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:PlaceName w:st="on"><st1:place
 u2:st="on"><st1:placename u2:st="on">Los Alamos</st1:placename></st1:place>
<st1:PlaceType w:st="on"><st1:placetype u2:st="on">County</st1:placetype></st1:PlaceType></st1:PlaceName></st1:place>.</span></tt><o:p></o:p></p>
<u1:p></u1:p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="color: black;"><u1:p>&nbsp;</u1:p></span><o:p></o:p><span
 style="color: black;"><u1:p>The meeting location for
LASE Network is at the <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:PlaceName w:st="on"><st1:place
 u2:st="on"><st1:placename u2:st="on">Pajarito</st1:placename></st1:place>
<st1:PlaceName w:st="on"><st1:placename u2:st="on">Environmental</st1:placename></st1:PlaceName>
<st1:PlaceName w:st="on"><st1:placename u2:st="on">Education</st1:placename></st1:PlaceName>
<st1:PlaceType w:st="on"><st1:placetype u2:st="on">Center</st1:placetype></st1:PlaceType></st1:PlaceName></st1:place></u1:p></span><o:p></o:p></p>
<u1:p></u1:p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="color: black;">At the old <st1:place
 w:st="on"><st1:PlaceName w:st="on"><st1:place u2:st="on"><st1:placename
 u2:st="on">High</st1:placename></st1:place> <st1:PlaceType w:st="on"><st1:placetype
 u2:st="on">School</st1:placetype></st1:PlaceType> <st1:PlaceName
 w:st="on"><st1:placename u2:st="on">&#8220;L&#8221;</st1:placename></st1:PlaceName>
<st1:PlaceType w:st="on"><st1:placetype u2:st="on">Building</st1:placetype></st1:PlaceType></st1:PlaceName></st1:place>
at <st1:Street w:st="on"><st1:address w:st="on"><st1:street u2:st="on"><st1:address
 u2:st="on">3540 Orange Street</st1:address></st1:street></st1:address></st1:Street>.</span><o:p></o:p></p>
<u1:p></u1:p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="color: black;">(Directions: from
Trinity, go on
Diamond past the high school, and turn right on <st1:Street w:st="on"><st1:address
 w:st="on"><st1:street u2:st="on"><st1:address u2:st="on">Orange St</st1:address></st1:street></st1:address></st1:Street>.
Go about 2 1/2&nbsp; blocks...PEEC will be on the left.)</span><o:p></o:p></p>
<u1:p></u1:p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="color: black;"><u1:p>&nbsp;</u1:p></span><o:p></o:p><br>
<span style="color: black;">LASE Network &middot; <st1:address w:st="on"><st1:Street
 w:st="on"><st1:address u2:st="on"><st1:street u2:st="on">P.O. Box</st1:street></st1:address>
221</st1:Street></st1:address> &middot; <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City
 w:st="on"><st1:place u2:st="on"><st1:city u2:st="on">Los Alamos</st1:city></st1:place>,
<st1:State w:st="on"><st1:state u2:st="on">NM</st1:state></st1:State> <st1:PostalCode
 w:st="on"><st1:postalcode u2:st="on">87544</st1:postalcode></st1:PostalCode></st1:City></st1:place>
&middot; Website:&nbsp; <a class="moz-txt-link-freetext"
 href="http://www.lasenergy.net/">http://www.lasenergy.net/</a></span><o:p></o:p></p>
<u1:p></u1:p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="color: black;">For more info, call
David Griggs
at 661-4572.</span><o:p></o:p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p>************************************************************************</p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">FEBRUARY
23, SOLAR FOR HOME AND BUSINESS SEMINAR<u1:p></u1:p><o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p>FREE !<o:p></o:p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><st1:place w:st="on"><st1:PlaceName w:st="on"><span
 style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">Farmington</span></st1:PlaceName></st1:place><span
 style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"> <st1:placetype u2:st="on"><u3:placetype><st1:PlaceType
 w:st="on">Museum</st1:PlaceType></u3:placetype></st1:placetype></span><span
 style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">, 10-4:30<u1:p></u1:p></span><o:p></o:p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="line-height: 14.4pt;"><span
 style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><u4:time
 minute="0" hour="10"></u4:time>10:00-10:30
Paul Pavlik, a homeowners experience with solar <u1:p></u1:p></span><o:p></o:p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="line-height: 14.4pt;"><span
 style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><u4:time
 minute="30" hour="10"></u4:time>10:30-11:00
Dan Laribee, Contractor who builds with solar <u1:p></u1:p></span><o:p></o:p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="line-height: 14.4pt;"><span
 style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><u4:time
 minute="0" hour="11"></u4:time>11:00-11:45
Norm Larivee, heating with solar panels.<u1:p></u1:p></span><o:p></o:p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="line-height: 14.4pt;"><span
 style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><u4:time
 minute="0" hour="12"></u4:time>12:00-12:45
J.R. Sykes, Cost effective Solar Uses.- Thermal<u1:p></u1:p></span><o:p></o:p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="line-height: 14.4pt;"><span
 style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><u4:time
 minute="45" hour="12"></u4:time>12:45-1:15
Lunch break<u1:p></u1:p></span><o:p></o:p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="line-height: 14.4pt;"><span
 style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">1:15
-2:00 Daniel
Peterson, solar electric grid tie systems, the net metering agreement,
and
federal and state tax rebates for systems such as these.<u1:p></u1:p></span><o:p></o:p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="line-height: 14.4pt;"><span
 style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">2:00-
2:45&nbsp;
Solar for electricity.<u1:p></u1:p></span><o:p></o:p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="line-height: 14.4pt;"><span
 style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><u4:time
 minute="0" hour="15"></u4:time>3:00-
<u4:time minute="30" hour="16">4:30</u4:time>&nbsp; Dave Porter, power point
presentation on passive solar<u1:p></u1:p></span><o:p></o:p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="line-height: 14.4pt;"><span
 style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><u1:p>Tables
with
info on solar will be out in the hallway<u1:p></u1:p></u1:p></span><o:p></o:p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="line-height: 14.4pt;"><span
 style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><u1:p>Snacks
will be
provided, for lunch break there are near by fast food restaurants and
sitdown
restaurants to grab a to go meal and you are welcomed to bring it back
to the
Museum and eat.<u1:p></u1:p></u1:p></span><o:p></o:p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="line-height: 14.4pt;"><span
 style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><u1:p>For
more info
Elisa Bird &#8211; Sustainable <st1:city u2:st="on"><st1:place u2:st="on">San
Juan</st1:place></st1:city>
<u1:p></u1:p></u1:p></span><o:p></o:p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="line-height: 14.4pt;"><span
 style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">334-1840</span><o:p></o:p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p>**********************************************************************<br
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<!--[if !supportLineBreakNewLine]--><br style="">
<!--[endif]-->FEBRUARY 26, 2008 NMSEA <st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place
 w:st="on">ALBUQUERQUE</st1:place></st1:City> CHAPTER MEETING</p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p>Speaker: <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:PlaceName
 w:st="on">Duke</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType w:st="on">Castle</st1:PlaceType></st1:place></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p>Title: "The Natural Step
Sustainability Framework"</p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p>The Natural Step is an international
network of educational
organizations that use a </p>
<p class="MsoNormal">science-based systems framework to help companies,
communities, and organizations </p>
<p class="MsoNormal">understand and take the next steps towards
sustainability.
&nbsp;This workshop is an </p>
<p class="MsoNormal">introduction to this framework that provides a
guide to
thinking and acting in harmony </p>
<p class="MsoNormal">with the earth&#8217;s cyclical processes.<br>
<br>
NMSEA Albuquerque Chapter meetings are held on the 4th
Tuesday of each month </p>
<p class="MsoNormal">(Except December), 6:30 PM, at REI (northwest of
the
intersection of I-25 and Montano) in <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City
 w:st="on">Albuquerque</st1:City></st1:place>.<br>
<br>
We hope you will join us!</p>
<p class="MsoNormal">Ed Heller</p>
<p class="MsoNormal">NMSEA <st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Albuquerque</st1:place></st1:City>
Chapter President</p>
<pre><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;;">***********************************************************************<o:p></o:p></span></pre>
<pre><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;;"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p>FEBRUARY 27<sup>TH</sup> AND 28<sup>TH</sup> &#8211; TWO NATURAL STEP WORKSHOPS<o:p></o:p></span></pre>
<pre><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;;"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span><span
 style="font-size: 12pt; font-weight: normal;">Sustainability
Using The Natural Step Framework<o:p></o:p></span></pre>
<p>Most businesses see environmental issues as a necessary cost of
doing
business but one that yields little, if any, benefit to the bottom
line. Now a
growing number of companies are turning that reasoning on its head and
finding
significant economic return and competitive advantage by pursuing a
very
aggressive environmental strategy.<o:p></o:p></p>
<p>The catalyst for this change has been a process developed in <st1:country-region
 w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Sweden</st1:place></st1:country-region>
called
The Natural Step. The Natural Step introduces a new way of thinking
about
sustainability. At the heart of The Natural Step are four guidelines
for
operating any organization. Like a compass, they provide a framework of
scientifically-based principles to guide businesses, institutions and
communities through the 21st century. Within this framework, the
ingenuity of
an organization is unleashed to develop sustainable practices that are
good for
business and the earth. Environmental progress is made through
innovation, not
regulation.<o:p></o:p></p>
<p>The Natural Step presentation will be given by <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:PlaceName
 w:st="on">Duke</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType w:st="on">Castle</st1:PlaceType></st1:place>,
one of the original organizers of the Oregon Natural Step Network.</p>
<p>For more information go to
<a class="moz-txt-link-freetext"
 href="http://www.nmsea.org/Events/natural_step.php">http://www.nmsea.org/Events/natural_step.php</a></p>
<pre><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;;"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p>************************************************************************<o:p></o:p></span></pre>
<pre><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;;">FEBRUARY AND MARCH &#8211; NMSEA <st1:City
 w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">ALAMOGORDO</st1:place></st1:City> CHAPTER EVENTS<o:p></o:p></span></pre>
<pre><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;;"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span><st1:place
 w:st="on"><st1:State w:st="on"><span
 style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;;">New Mexico</span></st1:State></st1:place><span
 style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;;"> Solar Energy Association. &#8211; Alamogordo Chapter is scheduled <o:p></o:p></span></pre>
<pre><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;;">to do 3 community education programs at NMSU-A this spring.<o:p></o:p></span></pre>
<pre><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;;"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p>The Wednesday evening classes<span
 style="">&nbsp; </span>are:<o:p></o:p></span></pre>
<pre><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;;"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p>Feb 6 &amp;13<span
 style="">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span>Basics of Alterative Energy<o:p></o:p></span></pre>
<pre><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;;">Feb 27 &amp; Mar 5<span
 style="">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span>Passive Solar: Housewarming without mechanical systems<o:p></o:p></span></pre>
<pre><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;;">Mar 12 &amp; 19<span
 style="">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span>Active Solar Energy &amp; Living off the Grid<o:p></o:p></span></pre>
<pre><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;;"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p>More information at <a
 href="http://alamo.nmsu.edu/community/springcourses.cgi"><span
 style="color: windowtext; text-decoration: none;">http://alamo.nmsu.edu/community/springcourses.cgi</span></a><o:p></o:p></span></pre>
<pre><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;;"><o:p></o:p>************************************************************************<o:p></o:p></span></pre>
<p class="MsoNormal" style=""><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p>MARCH
25<sup>TH</sup> AND 26<sup>TH</sup> </p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style=""><span style="color: black;">2ND ANNUAL
SOLAR INDUSTRY SEMINAR
&amp; COSEIA CONFERENCE</span><span
 style="font-size: 16pt; font-family: Garamond; color: black;"><o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style=""><span style="color: black;"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span><st1:City
 w:st="on"><span style="color: black;">Fort Collins</span></st1:City><span
 style="color: black;">, <st1:State w:st="on">Colorado</st1:State>:
</span><span style="color: black;">Solar Energy International (SEI) is
proud to
announce the <span style="">Solar Industry Seminar
&amp; CoSEIA Conference </span>taking place at the Mariott in <st1:place
 w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on">Fort Collins</st1:City>, <st1:State
 w:st="on">CO</st1:State></st1:place><span style="">, March 25-29, 2008</span>.<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style=""><span style="color: black;"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p>SEI
will be partnering with CoSEIA again this year to Maximize
industry networking. CoSEIA will kick off the event with their two day
Conference
March 25-26. Registration is separate for these two events.<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style=""><span style="color: black;"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span><st1:State
 w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on"><span style="color: black;">Colorado</span></st1:place></st1:State><span
 style="color: black;"> </span><span style="color: black;">has become
a hot
bed for renewable energy with strong support from the Governor and an
expanding
Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard. Whether you are an experienced
installer
wanting to learn more about the latest products on the market or new to
the
industry, you do not want to miss our Solar Industry Seminar. This
seminar
offers an exhibition hall filled with the latest gear and three days of
workshops from the industry's best.<span style="">&nbsp; </span>There
will be vendor booths, product displays and technical equipment
trainings. In
addition, SEI will offer introductory training sessions for novices to
the
industry. Topics include PV, Solar Thermal, and Sustainable Home Design.<span
 style="">&nbsp; </span><o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style=""><span style="color: black;"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p>Stay
current with PV design and
installation practices by attending 2008 NEC Training with Bill Brooks!
EARN
NABCEP &amp; CoSEIA Continuing Education Credits!!<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style=""><span style="color: black;"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p>As
part of this event, manufacturers, distributors, and
installers will provide technical training on their specific products
and
services. Participants can earn NABCEP &amp; CoSEIA Continuing
Education
Credits from many of these trainings. There will be adequate time
encouraging
questions and networking.<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style=""><span style="color: black;">________________________________________________________________________<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style=""><span style="color: black;"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p>CoSEIA
CONFERENCE:<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style=""><span style="color: black;"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p>March
25-26 For more details and registration please visit </span><span
 style="color: blue;"><a class="moz-txt-link-abbreviated"
 href="http://www.coseia.org">www.coseia.org</a><o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style=""><span style="color: black;">The
Conference begins with a full day of training workshops
on Tuesday, March 25, followed by their Annual Members&#8217; Meeting and
full-day
Conference on Wednesday, March 26. Attendance for this exciting event
is expected
to reach nearly 200 this year, and the keynote speaker will be CO
Senator Ken
Salazar. In order to maximize exhibitor/attendee networking exposure
during the
conference, CoSEIA will provide an extended lunch and afternoon break,
as well
as host a two-hour Exhibitor Networking Reception from 5-7 pm. In
addition to
these opportunities, CoSEIA will be organizing optional, informal
after-hours
events in downtown Ft Collins both Tuesday and Wednesday nights, which
will not
only be great additional networking opportunities &#8220;outside the booth&#8221;,
but will
also be great FUN!<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style=""><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p>REGISTER
NOW! for this landmark event at <span style="color: blue;"><a
 class="moz-txt-link-abbreviated" href="http://www.solarenergy.org">www.solarenergy.org</a>
</span>or
contact SEI at 970.963.8855</p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style=""><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p><span style="color: black;">Contact:
</span><span style="color: black;">Solar Energy International (SEI)<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style=""><st1:address w:st="on"><st1:Street
 w:st="on"><span style="color: black;">P.O. Box 715</span></st1:Street><span
 style="color: black;">, <st1:City w:st="on">Carbondale</st1:City>, <st1:State
 w:st="on">CO</st1:State> <st1:PostalCode w:st="on">81623</st1:PostalCode></span></st1:address><span
 style="color: black;"><o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style=""><span style="color: black;">970.963.8855,
fax: 970.963.8866<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style=""><span style="color: black;">email: </span><span
 style="color: blue;"><a class="moz-txt-link-abbreviated"
 href="mailto:matthew@solarenergy.org">matthew@solarenergy.org</a><o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style=""><span style="color: blue;"><a
 class="moz-txt-link-abbreviated" href="http://www.solarenergy.org">www.solarenergy.org</a><o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p style="margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt;"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p>************************************************************************</p>
<p style="margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt;">APRIL 11,12,13,19, AND 20</p>
<h2><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;;">HANDS-ON
PHOTOVOLTAIC (PV) DESIGN AND INSTALLATION CLASS<o:p></o:p></span></h2>
<h3><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;;">5-Day
Class
(Fri-Sat-Sun-Sat-Sun)<br>
Sponsored by <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:State w:st="on">New Mexico</st1:State></st1:place>
Solar Energy Association<br>
Next class: April 11-13 &amp; 19-20, 2008, 8am-5pm <br>
Cost: $500.00 per person; NMSEA members - $450 <o:p></o:p></span></h3>
<p class="MsoNormal"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p>For more information go to
<a class="moz-txt-link-freetext"
 href="http://www.nmsea.org/Workshops/pv_workshop.php">http://www.nmsea.org/Workshops/pv_workshop.php</a></p>
<p style="margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt;"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p>************************************************************************</p>
<p style="margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt;"><u><o:p><span
 style="text-decoration: none;">&nbsp;</span></o:p></u></p>
<p style="margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt;"><u>ANNOUNCEMENTS<o:p></o:p></u></p>
<p style="margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt;"><u><o:p><span
 style="text-decoration: none;">&nbsp;</span></o:p></u></p>
<p style="margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt;">FELLOWSHIP FOR INTENTIONAL</p>
<p style="margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt;">COMMUNITY CONFERENCE MAY 30-JUNE 1</p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p>CALL FOR CONFERENCE CONTRIBUTIONS!
DEADLINE MARCH 15</p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p>The Fellowship for Intentional
Community (<a href="http://www.ic.org/">www.ic.org</a>) invites you to
submit a proposal for
an inspiring activity or workshop you are willing to lead, teach or
perform at
our upcoming Art of Community Southwest Conference, at the <st1:PlaceType
 w:st="on">University</st1:PlaceType> of <st1:PlaceName w:st="on">New
Mexico</st1:PlaceName>
in <st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Albuquerque</st1:place></st1:City>,
May 30-June 1. </p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p>The theme for this year&#8217;s conference
is: Cooperative
Culture: Synergy at the Edges. We are interested in offerings that
relate to
all varieties of <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Community</st1:PlaceName>
<st1:PlaceType w:st="on">Building</st1:PlaceType></st1:place> and
Sustainability. This year we will be playing off the Permaculture
concept of
&#8220;Edges&#8221;, emphasizing the richness that occurs when two systems meet,
blend and
cross-fertilize each other. Cooperative culture is a natural place for
this
blending to occur as we create the new within the context of the larger
culture. We want practical tools, inspiring stories and energizing
activities&#8212;practical synergy!&#8212;and we are excited to co-create this
weekend with
you.</p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p>We will contact you within two weeks
of receiving your
application with an acknowledgment or initial response; applying
doesn&#8217;t
guarantee a place on the program. We are offering free registration to
those
who are accepted as presenters on the program, but will not be able to
cover
expenses.</p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p>Most of our sessions will be in these
two formats:</p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left: 0.25in; text-indent: -0.25in;"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p>~
Workshops of
1 &frac12; or 3 hours in length. We will prioritize those offerings that are
participatory and interactive over &#8220;lecture&#8221; style workshops, and will
have a
small number of 3-hour slots available.</p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left: 0.25in; text-indent: -0.25in;">~
1 &frac12; hour <b style="">panels of 3-4 people</b> with complementary
experience or expertise on a topic of relevance.</p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left: 0.25in; text-indent: -0.25in;"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p>We
will also
have a smaller number of sessions of the following:</p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left: 0.25in; text-indent: -0.25in;"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p><b
 style="">~ </b>Larger scale interactive sessions
(100+ people) which may include things like singing, dancing,
cooperative
games, ceremony and collective art projects</p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left: 0.25in; text-indent: -0.25in;">~
Multimedia
presentations which again, could work for a large number of
participants </p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left: 0.25in; text-indent: -0.25in;">~
Opening and
closing ceremony activities (appropriate for up to 300 people) </p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left: 0.25in; text-indent: -0.25in;">~
Plenary
speakers (with particular emphasis on people from the Southwest who are
&#8220;headliner-types&#8221; in the areas of sustainability and/or
community-building)</p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left: 0.25in; text-indent: -0.25in;">~
Talks by
people with unique, personal stories pushing the envelope on
community-building
in some way. This may include things like income sharing, the interface
between
an IC and the government, neighborhood organizing, adoption within
community,
etc. We are not looking for analysis so much as personal voices here.</p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p>We may also have a kid&#8217;s program
running simultaneous with
the more adult-oriented sessions, so we are looking for a few
children&#8217;s
workshops and/or activities. These proposals should specify what ages
you can
work with, and the length of time (minimum 90 minutes) that you would
be
available for the kids.</p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p>To submit a proposal, please send the
following information
to: Ma&#8217;ikwe Schaub Ludwig, Conference Coordinator, Art of Community,
3520
Anderson SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106<span style="">&nbsp;&nbsp; </span>or
via email: <a class="moz-txt-link-abbreviated"
 href="mailto:maikwe@solspace.net">maikwe@solspace.net</a><span style="">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
</span>For
questions, email or call (505) 514-8180.</p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p>If you&#8217;d like to do more than one
session, please fill out a
separate form for each offering you are proposing. <i style="">Proposals
are due by March 15<sup>th</sup>; anything mailed after this
will be handled on a space-left-over basis and may not be considered,
even if
it&#8217;s great.<o:p></o:p></i></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p>Name ___________________________<span
 style="">&nbsp; </span>Affiliation (if any) ______________________</p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><o:p></o:p>Email and
Phone_________________________________________________________</p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><o:p></o:p>Title of offering:
_________________________________________________________</p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><o:p></o:p>Category of offering:</p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><o:p></o:p>_____1 1/2 hr Workshop<span style="">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
</span><u><span style="">OR</span></u><span style="">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span>_____
3 Hour Workshop<span style="">&nbsp; </span>_____
Panel*</p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><o:p></o:p>_____<span style="">&nbsp; </span>Large
Interactive Session<span style="">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span>_____<span style="">&nbsp; </span>Opening
Activity<span style="">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><o:p></o:p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><o:p></o:p>_____ Closing Activity<o:p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </o:p>_____<span
 style="">&nbsp; </span>Plenary Speaker<span style="">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span><o:p></o:p>_____
Multimedia Presentation<span style=""></span><o:p></o:p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; _____<span
 style="">&nbsp; </span>Personal Story</p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p>_____ Children&#8217;s program. Specify
age-range: _______________________________________</p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p>*For panel offering, please list other
suggested
participants, and contact information: </p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p>Please give a brief description of
your offering (we may
edit for space):</p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p>Do you anticipate needing any special
equipment for your
offering? (i.e. internet access, overhead projector, white screen or
wall,
etc.) </p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p>Do you have a particular deadline by
which you need to know
if you&#8217;ll be on the program or not?</p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p>Finally, we will have several room
sizes available. Please
indicate what size you&#8217;d prefer: </p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p>_____<span style="">&nbsp; </span>20-35
people <span style="">&nbsp; </span><span style="">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>_____<span
 style="">&nbsp;
</span>40-60 people <span style="">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span>_____<span
 style="">&nbsp; </span>75-100 people</p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p><i style="">To suggest another
person for the program,</i> please share their name, contact info and a
brief
description of what they do: </p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p>Is it OK to share your name as the
person who recommended
them? Yes<span style="">&nbsp;&nbsp; </span>_____ No _____</p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p><i style="">Thanks so much for
your willingness to participate in co-creating this conference!<o:p></o:p></i></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style=""><i style=""><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></i>Ma&#8217;ikwe
Schaub Ludwig,
Conference Coordinator</p>
<p style="margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt;"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p>
<p style="margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt;"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p>
<p style="margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt;">************************************************************************</p>
<p style="margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt;">REBUILD NM: LOOKING FOR A FEW GOOD
BOARD MEMBERS</p>
<p style="margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt;">Rebuild <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place
 w:st="on">New Mexico</st1:place></st1:State> is seeking members to
fill a
few&nbsp;positions&nbsp;on our Board of </p>
<p style="margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt;">Directors.&nbsp;&nbsp;This is a
great opportunity to use your expertise in Energy Efficiency to make </p>
<p style="margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt;"><st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place
 w:st="on">New Mexico</st1:place></st1:State> a better place.&nbsp; These
positions are volunteer and require either a monthly </p>
<p style="margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt;">call in or physical attendance at
the board meeting on the second Wednesday of the </p>
<p style="margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt;">month at 8 am in our office in <st1:City
 w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Albuquerque</st1:place></st1:City>.&nbsp;
The
meetings&nbsp;are fun, interesting and very </p>
<p style="margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt;">informative.&nbsp; The monthly
meetings generally last for an hour to an hour and a half.&nbsp; We </p>
<p style="margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt;">are calling for folks from all
parts of the State to submit their resume and be considered </p>
<p style="margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt;">as a&nbsp;Board&nbsp;Member
committed to&nbsp;advancing Energy Efficiency through Education and </p>
<p style="margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt;">Innovation.&nbsp; Members will
vote&nbsp;for the new Board of Directors at the Annual Partner </p>
<p style="margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt;">meeting&nbsp;on March 4th.&nbsp;
For more information please check out our web site&nbsp;at </p>
<p style="margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt;"><a
 href="http://www.Rebuildnewmexico.org"><span
 style="color: windowtext; text-decoration: none;">www.Rebuildnewmexico.org</span></a>&nbsp;or
call 768-5346.&nbsp;&nbsp; Please, by the end of Feb, submit your </p>
<p style="margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt;">resume to&nbsp;<a
 href="mailto:Info@rebuildnewmexico.org"><span
 style="color: windowtext; text-decoration: none;">Info@rebuildnewmexico.org</span></a></p>
<p style="margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt;"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal">************************************************************************<o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal">CITY OF <st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">ALBUQUERQUE</st1:place></st1:City>
ENERGY COUNCIL POSITION NOTIFICATION<o:p></o:p></p>
<p><span style="font-family: Arial;">This is an official notification
that the
City of <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on">Albuquerque Energy
Council</st1:City></st1:place>
is accepting resumes for a voting member position on the Council.&nbsp; </span><o:p></o:p></p>
<p><span style="font-family: Arial;">Resumes will be accepted from
Advisory Board
members and all other interested individuals as well.&nbsp; Please send
resumes
to the&nbsp; Facilities and Energy Management Office, <st1:address w:st="on"><st1:Street
 w:st="on">1801 Fourth Street NW</st1:Street>, <st1:City w:st="on">Albuquerque</st1:City>
<st1:State w:st="on">New Mexico</st1:State> <st1:PostalCode w:st="on">87102</st1:PostalCode></st1:address>,
or you may email (<a href="mailto:ctachias@cabq.gov">ctachias@cabq.gov</a>),
resumes will be accepted until February 19, 2008.&nbsp; Once all resumes are
received they will be reviewed by the Council members which will have
an
official vote of recommendation and then all resumes will be presented
to the
Mayors office for final approval.</span><o:p></o:p></p>
<p><span style="font-family: Arial;">For any questions you may contact
the
Facilities and Energy Management Office at 768-5345.</span> <o:p></o:p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p>
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