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Hi Solar Enthusiasts!<br>
<br>
Here's the latest events, workshops, and announcements.<br>
<br>
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><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p>
<br>
<br>
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>
<br>
<br>
If you have questions or comments, please contact us!<span style="">&nbsp;&nbsp; </span>We
value your input!<o:p>&nbsp;</o:p>
<br>
<st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on"><br>
NEW MEXICO</st1:place></st1:State>
SOLAR ENERGY ASSOCIATION
<br>
<st1:Street w:st="on"><st1:address w:st="on">1009 Bradbury St SE, Ste.
35</st1:address></st1:Street>
<br>
<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>
<br>
505-246-0400, 888-886-6765
<br>
Fax: 505-246-2251
<br>
<a href="mailto:info@nmsea.org"><span
 style="color: windowtext; text-decoration: none;">info@nmsea.org</span></a>
<br>
<a href="http://www.nmsea.org/"><span
 style="color: windowtext; text-decoration: none;">www.nmsea.org</span></a>
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To SUBSCRIBE or UNSUBSCRIBE to this NMSEA-news e-mail list,
please <br>
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>.
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<b style="">CALENDAR SUMMARY<o:p></o:p></b>
<br>
<o:p>&nbsp;</o:p>
<br>
April 11,12,13,19, and 20 : Photovoltaic (PV) Design and
Installation Class/Albuquerque
<br>
<o:p>&nbsp;</o:p>
<br>
April 15 &#8211; New ideas for NMSEA Sunpaper articles &#8211; deadline April
15 for Ads and Articles
<br>
<o:p>&nbsp;</o:p>
<br>
April 22: NMSEA <st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Albuquerque</st1:place></st1:City>
Chapter Meeting
<br>
<span style="">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
</span><span style="">&nbsp;</span>Mark Chalom, Architect: Case
Studies forPassive Solar Home
<br>
<o:p>&nbsp;</o:p>
<br>
April 19 &#8211; Hydrogen Fuel Cell Competition - <st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place
 w:st="on">Albuquerque</st1:place></st1:City>
<br>
<o:p>&nbsp;</o:p>
<br>
April = Earth Day &#8211; Volunteer with NMSEA
<br>
<o:p>&nbsp;</o:p>
<br>
April &#8211; <st1:place w:st="on">Los Alamos</st1:place> Chapter
Events
<br>
<o:p>&nbsp;</o:p>
<br>
April 26 &#8211; <st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Las Vegas</st1:place></st1:City>:
NMSEA Synergy Fest
<br>
<br>
May,
June, July, August - <span style="">Crestone Solar School<u1:p></u1:p>,
Solar <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Heating</st1:PlaceName>
<st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Design &amp; Natural</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType
 w:st="on">Building</st1:PlaceType></st1:place></span>
<br>
<br>
May 3 &#8211; 8: American Solar Energy Association&#8217;s SOLAR 2008
<br>
<o:p>&nbsp;</o:p>
<br>
May 10 - 17th: Sustainability Week and The Green Built Tour
2008
<br>
<o:p>&nbsp;</o:p>
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<br>
<b style="">ANNOUNCMENTS SUMMARY <o:p></o:p></b>
<br>
<o:p>&nbsp;</o:p>
<br>
***Book Review &#8211; Careers in Renewable Energy***
<br>
<o:p>&nbsp;</o:p>
<br>
***Chapter Leader Opportunity for NMSEA <st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place
 w:st="on">Albuquerque</st1:place></st1:City> Chapter***
<br>
<o:p>&nbsp;</o:p>
<br>
*** Solar Incentives Set to Expire - Action Alert***
<br>
<o:p>&nbsp;</o:p>
<br>
***<b> </b><span style="">Second
Annual Rachel Carson Sense of Wonder<o:p></o:p></span>
<br>
<span style=""><span style="">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span>Intergenerational Poetry,
Essay and
Photography Contest</span>
<br>
<o:p>&nbsp;</o:p>
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<b style=""><span style="font-size: 18pt;">CALENDAR<o:p></o:p></span></b>
<br>
<span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;;">_____________________________________________________________________________________<o:p></o:p></span>
<br>
APRIL 11,12,13,19, 20 -HANDS-ON
PHOTOVOLTAIC (PV) DESIGN AND INSTALLATION CLASS
<br>
<span
 style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-weight: normal;"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span>
<br>
REGISTER SOON &#8211; STARTS IN 10 DAYS!!
<br>
<o:p>&nbsp;</o:p>
<br>
<span
 style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-weight: normal;">5-Day
Class (Fri-Sat-Sun-Sat-Sun)</span><br>
<span
 style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-weight: normal;">
Sponsored by New Mexico Solar Energy Association</span><br>
<span
 style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-weight: normal;">
Next class: April 11-13 &amp; 19-20, 2008, 8am-5pm </span><br>
<span
 style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-weight: normal;">
Cost: $500.00 per person; NMSEA members - $450 <o:p></o:p></span>
<br>
<o:p>&nbsp;</o:p>
<br>
For more information go to <a
 href="http://www.nmsea.org/Workshops/pv_workshop.php"><span
 style="color: windowtext; text-decoration: none;">http://www.nmsea.org/Workshops/pv_workshop.php</span></a>
<br>
<o:p>&nbsp;</o:p>
<br>
For registration details, please call our office at
505-246-0400 or 888-886-6765
<br>
<o:p>&nbsp;</o:p>
<br>
____________________________________________________________________________________
<br>
APRIL 15 &#8211; NEW IDEAS FOR NMSEA SUNPAPER ARTICLES &#8211; DEADLINE
APRIL 15 FOR ADS
<br>
<o:p>&nbsp;</o:p>
<br>
If you would like to place an advertisement in the Sunpaper,
please submit it by April 15.<span style="">&nbsp; </span>For specs
and rates go to <a href="http://www.nmsea.org/Sunpaper/advertising.php">http://www.nmsea.org/Sunpaper/advertising.php</a>.
<br>
<o:p>&nbsp;</o:p>
<br>
<b style=""><u>Request for
Articles<o:p></o:p></u></b>
<br>
<u1:p></u1:p>
<o:p>&nbsp;</o:p>
<br>
The NMSEA Sunpaper has brought exciting new and historical
information to solar enthusiasts since 1978.&nbsp; We have a lot of members
with stories to tell and innovative ideas to reveal.&nbsp; We want to bring
this information to the public, so here are some sections you may be
able to
help us with.<o:p></o:p>
<br>
<u1:p></u1:p>
<o:p><br>
</o:p>ELDERS SPEAK:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; If you&#8217;ve been
around for awhile and would like to write a retrospective on how things
have
changed &#8211; send it to us!<o:p></o:p>
<br>
<u1:p></u1:p><o:p></o:p><u1:p></u1:p><br>
TECHIE&#8217;S CORNER: Show us your smarts. If you aware of or are
developing a new product &#8211; let us know what it is!<u1:p></u1:p><span
 style="">&nbsp; </span>Keep us informed about the latest
developments in technology.<o:p></o:p>
<br>
<o:p>&nbsp;</o:p>
<br>
CRYSTAL BALL -&nbsp;Have you been mulling over the
possibilities of what is in our future?&nbsp; Share your thoughts.<o:p></o:p>
<br>
<u1:p></u1:p>
<br>
Remember all articles are subject to approval by the editor
and NMSEA.&nbsp; Because we are a non-profit, we need to avoid doing
anything
that would advocate a political party or individual.&nbsp; Articles are due
by
April 15<sup>th</sup> for the May/June Sunpaper.&nbsp; Please send them to <a
 href="mailto:j_beyss@yahoo.com"><span style="color: windowtext;">j_beyss@yahoo.com</span></a>
or <a href="mailto:info@nmsea.org"><span style="color: windowtext;">info@nmsea.org</span></a>.<o:p></o:p>
<br>
<o:p>&nbsp;</o:p>
<br>
___________________________________________________________________
<br>
APRIL 22 <span style="">&nbsp;</span>&#8211; <span style="">&nbsp;&nbsp; </span>NMSEA
<st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">ALBUQUERQUE</st1:place></st1:City>
CHAPTER MEETING
<br>
MARK
CHALOM : CASE STUDIES FOR PASSIVE SOLAR HOMES<o:p></o:p>
<br>
&nbsp;<o:p></o:p>
<br>
Mark Chalom, architect,
specializes in blending handcrafted Traditional and Contemporary styles
with
sustainable technologies.&nbsp; His experience spans both design and
construction of environmentally appropriate buildings.&nbsp; Mark will
present&nbsp;4 case studies of various passive solar homes he has recently
designed. He will explain how&nbsp;various passive systems combine to
produce a
year round climate responsive building. Passive solar is just part of
the
design criteria, Mark has taken into account&nbsp;budget, site, community,
esthetics, history and other needs that make up a good design. Mark
will also
show other integrated sustainable technologies&nbsp; to produce a holistic
home
of the future.
<br>
<span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;;"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span><br>
<span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;;">NMSEA
Albuquerque Chapter meetings are held on the 4th Tuesday of each <u1:p></u1:p><o:p></o:p></span><br>
<span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;;">Month,
6:30 PM, at REI in <st1:city u2:st="on"><st1:place u2:st="on"><st1:City
 w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Albuquerque</st1:place></st1:City></st1:place></st1:city>(northwest
of the intersection of I-25 and Montano)<u1:p></u1:p><o:p></o:p></span><br>
<span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;;"><u1:p>&nbsp;</u1:p><o:p></o:p></span><br>
<span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;;">We hope
you will join us! Contact information: 246-0400 or <a
 href="http://www.nmsea.org"><span
 style="color: windowtext; text-decoration: none;">888-886-6765,</span></a>
email <a href="mailto:info@nmsea.org"><span style="color: windowtext;">info@nmsea.org</span></a>.<o:p></o:p></span><br>
<span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;;"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span><br>
<span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;;">We are
always looking for more people and companies to speak at our monthly
meetings.<span style="">&nbsp; </span>If you would like to make a
presentation, please contact us with your idea.<o:p></o:p></span>
<br>
<o:p><br>
</o:p><o:p></o:p>_______________________________________________________________
<br>
APRIL 19 &#8211; HYDROGEN FUEL CELL COMPETITION &#8211; <st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place
 w:st="on">ALBUQUERQUE</st1:place></st1:City>
<br>
<o:p>&nbsp;</o:p>
<br>
The model hydrogen fuel cell car race provides students in
grades 6 through 8 with a "hands-on" science and engineering
experience where teams design, build, and race their model cars. Teams
are
comprised of up to six students plus a teacher/coach (required). <o:p></o:p>
<br>
<strong>Date</strong>: April 19, 2008 <br>
<strong>Time:</strong> 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
<br>
<strong>Location: </strong><st1:place w:st="on"><st1:PlaceName
 w:st="on">Albuquerque</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Public</st1:PlaceName>
<st1:PlaceType w:st="on">Schools</st1:PlaceType> <st1:PlaceType
 w:st="on">City</st1:PlaceType> <st1:PlaceType w:st="on">Center</st1:PlaceType></st1:place>
at 6400 Uptown NE <o:p></o:p>
<br>
For additional information, contact <a href="mailto:vigil-m@lanl.gov"><span
 style="color: windowtext;">Janelle Vigil
Maestas</span></a> at 665-4329 or <a href="mailto:anderman@lanl.gov"><span
 style="color: windowtext;">Linda Anderman</span></a> at 665-9196.
<br>
and <a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href="http://community.lanl.gov/08sciencecompetition.shtml">http://community.lanl.gov/08sciencecompetition.shtml</a>
<br>
<o:p>&nbsp;</o:p>
<br>
______________________________________________
<br>
APRIL = EARTH DAY - VOLUNTEER WITH
NMSEA
<br>
<o:p>&nbsp;</o:p>
<br>
If you would like to volunteer at an upcoming Earth Day or
other events in your city please email the NMSEA office at <a
 href="mailto:info@nmsea.org"><span
 style="color: windowtext; text-decoration: none;">info@nmsea.org</span></a>
and they will put you in
touch with the appropriate person.&nbsp; We need volunteers to help our
events
run smoothly.&nbsp; You can help bake solar cookies, explain how solar
electric, heat or hot water works, you can hand out literature or sell
merchandise.&nbsp; You can even do a little of everything if that&#8217;s what you
are interested in.&nbsp; Volunteers are need for&nbsp;full day or part
of&nbsp;a day.&nbsp; Please email with your contact info, including full name,
email address and phone number.&nbsp; <br>
<o:p>&nbsp;</o:p>
<br>
Here are the upcoming Earth Day events that NMSEA will take
part in:
<br>
<st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Alamogordo</st1:place></st1:City>
- Saturday, April 26
<br>
<st1:place w:st="on">Los Alamos</st1:place> - Saturday,
April 26
<br>
<st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Albuquerque</st1:place></st1:City>
- Sunday, April 27 (in Nob Hill, behind the Coop on Silver)
<br>
<st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Las Vegas</st1:place></st1:City>
- Saturday, April 26
<br>
<br>
If none of those dates work for you, but you are still interested in
volunteering there are many more opportunities in the spring as well as
summer.&nbsp; Please email us and we will help find a spot that will work
for
you.
<br>
<o:p>&nbsp;</o:p>
<br>
_______________________________________________________________________
<br>
APRIL &#8211; LOS ALAMOS CHAPTER EVENTS
<br>
<span style="">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span><span style="">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span>LASE
NETWORK (LOS ALAMOS SUSTAINABLE ENERGY
NETWORK)
<br>
<b><br>
Tues., April 22 -Geo-chemist Dr. James Conca in the
evening&nbsp; at Fuller Lodge</b><o:p></o:p>
<br>
Talk by by geo-chemist Dr. James Conca giving a global perspective
on achieving a sustainable energy distribution and lowered greenhouse
gas
emissions.&nbsp; The subject complements our Earth Day theme this year
"Hot Ideas for a <st1:PlaceName w:st="on"><st1:placename u1:st="on">Cool</st1:placename></st1:PlaceName>
<st1:PlaceType w:st="on"><st1:placetype u1:st="on">County</st1:placetype></st1:PlaceType>,"
an effort to have our County reduce its greenhouse gas emissions and be
designated
a "<st1:place w:st="on"><st1:PlaceName w:st="on"><st1:place u1:st="on"><st1:placename
 u1:st="on">Cool</st1:placename></st1:place> <st1:PlaceType w:st="on"><st1:placetype
 u1:st="on">County</st1:placetype></st1:PlaceType></st1:PlaceName></st1:place>."&nbsp;
The talk will take place in Fuller Lodge.<o:p></o:p>
<br>
Dr. Conca has recently co-authored,
with his wife Dr. Judith Wright, a book entitled "The GeoPolitics of
Energy: Achieving a Just and Sustainable Energy Distribution by
2040."&nbsp; Both Dr. Conca and his wife have taught earth system science
and environmental science and have published extensively in
peer-reviewed
journals.&nbsp; Currently, he is employed with LANL and lives in <st1:City
 w:st="on"><st1:city u1:st="on">Carlsbad</st1:city></st1:City>, <st1:State
 w:st="on"><st1:state u1:st="on">NM</st1:state></st1:State>, where he
is
director of the Carlsbad Environmental Monitoring and <st1:place
 w:st="on"><st1:PlaceName w:st="on"><st1:place u1:st="on"><st1:placename
 u1:st="on">Research</st1:placename></st1:place> <st1:PlaceType
 w:st="on"><st1:placetype u1:st="on">Center</st1:placetype></st1:PlaceType></st1:PlaceName></st1:place>,
a division of the NMSU College of Engineering.&nbsp; In his book, to achieve
sustainability Dr. Conca advocates a mix of energy obtained from
renewables,
nuclear reactors, and advanced-technology fossil-fuel burning plants.&nbsp;
He
recently gave a talk at the Lab on this subject.<o:p></o:p>
<br>
Note: This event is being
co-sponsored by LASE Network, PEEC, and the Sierra Club. This will take
the
place of LASE Network&#8217;s regularly scheduled monthly meeting.<o:p></o:p>
<br>
<u2:p>&nbsp;</u2:p><o:p></o:p>
<br>
<b>Sat., April 26 &#8211; Earth Day Festival at PEEC<u2:p></u2:p>
(Pajarito Environmental <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Education</st1:PlaceName>
<st1:PlaceType w:st="on">Center</st1:PlaceType></st1:place>)</b><o:p></o:p>
<br>
Exhibits, entertainment, food, hands-on activities, and
more!<o:p></o:p>
<br>
<b><u2:p>&nbsp;</u2:p></b><o:p></o:p>
<br>
<b>Sunday, April 27 - Party for PEEC</b><o:p></o:p>
<br>
<u2:p></u2:p>
<br>
The annual Earth Day benefit event for PEEC.<o:p></o:p>
<br>
<o:p>&nbsp;</o:p>
<br>
For more information:
<br>
David&nbsp;Griggs,&nbsp;<i>Chaosopher</i><br>
Phone:&nbsp;<st1:address w:st="on">(<st1:Street w:st="on">505)&nbsp;661-4572</st1:Street></st1:address><br>
<st1:address w:st="on"><st1:Street w:st="on"> PO&nbsp;Box&nbsp;221</st1:Street></st1:address>,&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<st1:place
 w:st="on">Los&nbsp;Alamos</st1:place>,&nbsp;NM&nbsp;87544
<br>
<o:p>&nbsp;</o:p>
<br>
_________________________________________________
<br>
APRIL 26 &#8211; <st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">LAS VEGAS</st1:place></st1:City>:
NMSEA SYNERGY FEST
<br>
<o:p>&nbsp;</o:p>
<br>
Join us at <st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Melody</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType
 w:st="on">Park</st1:PlaceType> on the NM Highlands University campus
in <st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Las Vegas</st1:place></st1:City>
for Synergy
Fest 2008! Sponsored by the New Mexico Solar Energy Association, this
fun and
informational weekend kicks off with a free rock concert, Friday, April
25 from
3pm to 7pm.&nbsp; The main event is on Saturday, April 26 from 11am to 6pm
and
offers something for everyone, with live music on two stages, great
food, arts,
activities, and presentations of renewable energies and sustainable
living.&nbsp; The popular <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Sunshine</st1:PlaceName>
<st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Kids</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType w:st="on">Village</st1:PlaceType></st1:place>
offers games and activities for kids of all ages.&nbsp; Entry is only $3 for
adults and free for kids.&nbsp; Bring a blanket and some sunscreen and spend
the day!&nbsp; For more info, go to <a href="http://www.synergyfest.com/"
 target="_blank"><span style="color: windowtext;">www.synergyfest.com</span></a>
or email us at <a href="mailto:synergyinfo@gmail.com" target="_blank"><span
 style="color: windowtext;">synergyfestinfo@gmail.com</span></a>.
<br>
<o:p>&nbsp;</o:p>
<br>
_________________________________________________________________________
<br>
<span style="">MAY, JUNE, JULY,
AUGUST</span>
<br>
<span style="">CRESTONE SOLAR SCHOOL<u1:p></u1:p>
-SOLAR <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:PlaceName w:st="on">HEATING</st1:PlaceName>
<st1:PlaceName w:st="on">DESIGN &amp; NATURAL</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType
 w:st="on">BUILDING</st1:PlaceType></st1:place></span>
<br>
<o:p>&nbsp;</o:p>
<br>
Solar Heating design and <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Natural</st1:PlaceName>
<st1:PlaceType w:st="on">Building</st1:PlaceType></st1:place>
&#8211; 4 day Workshop, taught by Paul Shippee
<br>
<u1:p></u1:p>
<br>
Crestone Solar School, <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on">Crestone</st1:City>,
<st1:State w:st="on">Colorado</st1:State></st1:place>. <br>
<u1:p></u1:p>
<br>
See details at: <a href="http://www.crestonesolarschool.com"><span
 style="color: windowtext;">http://www.crestonesolarschool.com</span></a><u1:p></u1:p>
<br>
<o:p>&nbsp;</o:p>
<br>
Choice of: May 15 &#8211; 18, June 5 &#8211; 8, July 10 &#8211; 13, August 14
&#8211; 17.
<br>
<u1:p></u1:p>
<br>
$650 fee also includes workshop materials, all meals, and
outdoor camping at the <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Crestone</st1:PlaceName>
<st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Solar</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType w:st="on">School</st1:PlaceType></st1:place>
home site.
<br>
<u1:p></u1:p>&nbsp;
<o:p></o:p><br>
Learn innovative 21st century Solar and <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:PlaceName
 w:st="on">Natural</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType w:st="on">Building</st1:PlaceType></st1:place>
technologies. This 4-day workshop combines the study of solar design
principles
with hands-on learning. Suitable for anyone who is serious about
learning how
to design solar homes and buildings, with proven alternative
technologies and
natural building techniques.&nbsp; A good foundation from which to grow your
own knowledge and apply your own interests and skills.
<br>
<o:p>&nbsp;</o:p>
<br>
_______________________________________________________________
<br>
MAY 3 &#8211; 8: AMERICAN SOLAR ENERGY ASSOCIATION&#8217;S SOLAR 2008
<br>
<br>
Dear
Solar Supporter,
<br>
<br>
Have you seen the latest lineup of presenters for <b>SOLAR 2008</b>?
<br>
<br>
<b>More than 150 of the world's leading experts on solar energy</b>,
energy
efficiency, and other sustainable energy technologies will be in <st1:City
 w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">San Diego</st1:place></st1:City>, May
3-8, 2008.
<br>
<br>
I invite you to <a
 href="http://rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001RJ7gAjnh2MRGXc3iJOTJuP1RtMiKgRoghSNZ7oHT8UvwArzFL2VbzTAN_6NMZawCYDRgX5BOngxjp_W8MC1FN5DktsWQSEJWBdWwUiR5iicd-KdVqOv8hjGzDvB5-04s"
 target="_blank"><span style="color: windowtext;">join them at SOLAR
2008</span></a>
(and be sure to register by March 16 to get the best rates).
<br>
<br>
With the energy industry changing at an unprecedented pace, SOLAR 2008
helps
you understand the changes and uncover the opportunities.
<br>
<br>
It examines <b>the topics you need to know</b>, including:
<ul type="disc">
  <li class="MsoNormal" style="">What's new with thin film photovoltaics</li>
  <li class="MsoNormal" style="">Best practices for solar installers</li>
  <li class="MsoNormal" style="">Renewable electricity 24/7</li>
  <li class="MsoNormal" style="">Improving PV performance</li>
  <li class="MsoNormal" style="">Emerging architecture and daylighting
design</li>
  <li class="MsoNormal" style="">Designing high performance homes</li>
  <li class="MsoNormal" style="">Selling and marketing strategies that
work</li>
  <li class="MsoNormal" style="">The new era of concentrating solar
power</li>
  <li class="MsoNormal" style="">Emerging transportation and solar's
new role</li>
  <li class="MsoNormal" style="">The new boom in green collar jobs</li>
  <li class="MsoNormal" style="">Launch and grow your solar business</li>
  <li class="MsoNormal" style="">Women in solar, changing an industry</li>
  <li class="MsoNormal" style="">How to install solar hot water systems</li>
  <li class="MsoNormal" style="">A hot way to cool climate change</li>
  <li class="MsoNormal" style="">New approaches in solar policy</li>
  <li class="MsoNormal" style="">Investing in renewable energy</li>
  <li class="MsoNormal" style="">PV payback and financial analysis</li>
  <li class="MsoNormal" style="">And dozens of other powerful topics...</li>
</ul>
These
sessions are taught by some of the world's leading experts - to give
you the
edge. <br>
<br>
<b>This industry-leading conference series, now in its 37th year</b>,
offers
you the emerging trends, technological breakthroughs, industry insight,
and
connections you need to stay ahead.
<br>
<br>
<b>Attend SOLAR 2008 and discover where the industry is headed</b>.
<br>
<br>
<a
 href="http://rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001RJ7gAjnh2MRGXc3iJOTJuP1RtMiKgRoghSNZ7oHT8UvwArzFL2VbzTAN_6NMZawCYDRgX5BOngxjp_W8MC1FN5DktsWQSEJWBdWwUiR5iicd-KdVqOv8hjGzDvB5-04s"
 target="_blank"><b><span style="color: windowtext;">Click here to
register for
SOLAR 2008</span></b></a>.
<br>
<br>
Sincerely,&nbsp;
<br>
<br>
Becky Campbell-Howe<br>
Conference Director, <br>
SOLAR 2008
<br>
<br>
PS. Don't forget to register by March 16 to get the best rates to
attend SOLAR
2008. See the full lineup of presenters and topics at <a
 href="http://rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001RJ7gAjnh2MR3Lg3NR-4WH5AJb9bJoZ2Shdq-OQ65y2OBVBOWNEPvXMI9O_vu-C7L39DJUPh7c9RZjqhipAK89FZlQF4-gRAUcTDAjIdm2CSwJJBUaN_Izw=="
 target="_blank"><span style="color: windowtext;">www.solar2008.org</span></a>.
I
look forward to seeing you in <st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">San
Diego</st1:place></st1:City> this May.
<br>
_____________________________________________________________________________
<br>
MAY 10 - MAY 17TH &#8211; SUSTAINABILITY WEEK AND THE GREEN BUILT
TOUR 2008
<br>
<o:p>&nbsp;</o:p>
<br>
The U.S. Green Building Council New
Mexico Chapter (USGBCNM) will hold its ninth annual GreenBuilt Tour in <st1:State
 w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">New Mexico</st1:place></st1:State> on
May 17 and
18, 2008.&nbsp; The Green Built Tour is part of a week long event called
Sustainability Week.
<br>
The GreenBuilt Tour is an excellent
opportunity for the public to learn about the features of a green home
and how
sustainable homes are built, and find inspiration to green your home. <br>
Homes will be selected by a committee to be represented on the Green
Built Tour
and will need to fulfill certain green building standards. <br>
The GreenBuilt Tour will culminate
Sustainability Week events being planned by USGBCNM. <br>
On Saturday, May 10, in <st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Albuquerque</st1:place></st1:City>,
a series of lectures and workshops will be held along with a vendor&#8217;s
show, for
people to learn more about green building and see products and
materials that
are environmentally friendly. During the week, there will be tours of
green
commercial buildings and workshops for building professionals.
<br>
For more information go to <a href="http://www.greenbuilttour.net/"><span
 style="color: windowtext; text-decoration: none;">http://www.greenbuilttour.net/</span></a>
<br>
<o:p>&nbsp;</o:p>
<br>
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<br>
<b style=""><span style="font-size: 18pt;">ANNOUNCEMENTS<o:p></o:p></span></b>
<br>
<o:p>&nbsp;</o:p>
<br>
___________________________________________________________________
<br>
BOOK REVIEW &#8211; CAREERS IN
RENEWABLE ENERGY by <span class="style16">Gregory McNamee</span><o:p></o:p>
<br>
In just a few years green energy has gone from
environmentally responsible niche to national imperative. Today
thousands of
employers in dozens of sectors are looking for employees. But even
though
opportunities abound, unearthing them has been a challenge. Now in his
latest
book, <i>Careers in Renewable Energy,</i><o:p></o:p><br>
author Gregory McNamee gives job
seekers an invaluable guide to where green energy jobs can be found. <br>
Governor Bill Richardson of <st1:State w:st="on">New Mexico</st1:State>
says, "The clean energy economy is booming across the <st1:country-region
 w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">United States</st1:place></st1:country-region>
and around the world. <i>Careers in Renewable Energy</i> is a
sophisticated-and
user-friendly-guide for finding meaningful job opportunities in the
renewable
energy sector."<o:p></o:p>
<br>
Green energy jobs range from research and engineering to
all manner of trades. There are also plenty of jobs to be found in
traditional
fields like sales and marketing, customer service and project
management. In
addition to solar and wind energy, several industries are included in
this new
book, such as bioenergy, hydrogen energy and fuel cells, geothermal
energy,
hydro power, green building, energy management, and green
transportation.
Numerous resources at the end of each chapter provide a wealth of
information
for job seekers.<o:p></o:p>
<br>
"<b>This book is a gem!</b>
For those who are searching for a rewarding career in renewable energy,
this is
the place to start. It is chock full of important information and
resources
that will guide you on your journey. I highly recommend it!" says Susan
T.
Schleith, Education Coordinator at the <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:PlaceName
 w:st="on">Florida</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Solar</st1:PlaceName>
<st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Energy</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType
 w:st="on">Center</st1:PlaceType></st1:place>.
<br>
<br>
To read more about this new book, <a
 href="http://rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001-IP9XSOs3VrfcYnsxYW5U0ZJv4ximZY8HIphG3RuQq94fsZlXRnGgWosYjKcweth7zvKnnjLu4Cc21fzlxylUtXghOtvFEpRlpk-0IaUfhH7QTgarbto4cUI0endcILAEt3rKIFHFG4TrzdSl8g0VA=="
 target="_blank" track="on" linktype="undefined"><span
 style="color: windowtext;">click
here for our web site</span></a>. <br>
<i>
</i><br>
<i>Careers in Renewable Energy: Get a Green Energy Job</i>, by Gregory
McNamee;
$20.00. Other renewable energy titles include <b><i>Got Sun? Go Solar</i></b>;
<b><i>HYDROGEN-Hot
Stuff Cool Science</i></b>; and <b><i>Power With Nature</i></b>.<span
 class="style16"><o:p></o:p></span>
<br>
<o:p>&nbsp;</o:p>
<br>
______________________________________________________________&shy;_
<br>
CHAPTER LEADER NEEDED FOR NMSEA <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City
 w:st="on">ALBUQUERQUE</st1:City></st1:place> CHAPTER
<br>
<o:p>&nbsp;</o:p>
<br>
The <st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Albuquerque</st1:place></st1:City>
chapter leader has resigned and we need someone to take over
immediately.&nbsp;
This opportunity involves setting up and running chapter presentations
meetings
(once a month) at a set time and location (6:30pm, 4th Tuesday each
month,
REI).&nbsp; You would be responsible for contacting prospective speakers,
coordinating
with the chapter media person to ensure she has the information for
advertising
the event, setting up the room at REI and breaking down the room after
the
event.&nbsp;&nbsp; If you are organized and detail-oriented, have good people
skills and are interested in sustainability, we are looking for you.&nbsp;
This
volunteer position may take you 5-10 hours a month (including the night
of the
meeting) depending on your connections and your skills.&nbsp; We will
provide
you with a template and speakers are already scheduled for March, May
and
June.&nbsp; Please contact Deena Klein at <a
 href="mailto:dleeclean@yahoo.com"><span
 style="color: windowtext; text-decoration: none;">dleeclean@yahoo.com</span></a>
and put Chapter Leader in the subject heading.
<br>
<o:p>&nbsp;</o:p>
<br>
__________________________________________________
<br>
SOLAR INCENTIVES SET TO EXPIRE - ACTION ALERT
<br>
<o:p>&nbsp;</o:p>
<br>
Dear Solar Supporter,
<br>
<br>
There's no sugarcoating the urgency of the situation. <b>Federal
incentives for
solar, wind, geothermal, and other sustainable technologies are set to
expire
this December.</b>
<br>
<br>
That means these sustainable energy sectors, some of the most promising
and
strategically important industries in <st1:country-region w:st="on"><st1:place
 w:st="on">America</st1:place></st1:country-region>, are at risk of
losing
Federal support - unless we act now.
<br>
<br>
The facts are clear. Solar energy, wind, geothermal, energy efficiency,
and
other sustainable energy technologies are <b>key components in
powering
green-collar jobs, promoting energy independence, and tackling climate
change</b>.
At a time when fossil fuel costs continue to rise, the costs for
renewable
energy continue to fall.
<br>
<br>
But legislation to extend these sustainable energy tax incentives (H.R.
5351)
is currently stalled in the Senate and time is running out.<br>
<b>
</b><br>
<b>
That's why we urgently need your help.</b>
<br>
<br>
The best way to break this stalemate is for grassroots supporters of
solar,
wind, geothermal, and others to stand together and take action.
<br>
<br>
Here's how you can help:<o:p></o:p>
<br>
<b>1)
Contact your Senators to urge them to extend the renewable energy and
energy
conservation tax incentives to help generate green collar jobs, promote
energy
independence, and strengthen national security.</b>
<br>
<br>
Click here to <a
 href="http://rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001uU_Py0vTGmr1_XEzjwCrUuV2x3temkfZyPYNpbGPAsthxszJbByixfuVjMIdm5yIdYEHk5Q3FWuusctH75jQxdHVTN9aT9YtV54c4BfsFPu7MRziOb51-A=="
 target="_blank" track="on" linktype="undefined"><span
 style="color: windowtext;">find
the contact information for your Senators</span></a> via Vote-Smart.org
(simply
enter your zip code on the left side and click 'go').
<br>
<br>
While the vote of each Senator is important, for your convenience, <b>the
list
below represents key Senators who could provide the swing votes needed
to break
the stalemate</b>. If you live in one of the states listed below, click
the
Senator's name to find the phone numbers of the District Senate
office(s) near
you so you can call them and add your voice.<o:p></o:p>
<ul type="disc">
  <li class="MsoNormal" style=""><st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place
 w:st="on"><b>Alaska</b></st1:place></st1:State>: <a
 href="http://rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001uU_Py0vTGmqHSGZ2jsoDhJ_MOb7a1JYFUdx15uNv5z384vdH9jryFsClBgNRjJaN7pfVTp-2Kc3BiS3TwcGJvB8AKWiktQdLjMdp4vKrPsHvdWIER5lAZHep--Nc3TGQiYSB-mdSNFzoJC8f7366Pw=="
 target="_blank" track="on" linktype="undefined"><span
 style="color: windowtext;">Senator Murkowski</span></a> &amp; <a
 href="http://rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001uU_Py0vTGmpJ0haBVDI8tCqWWmmJvMqOOfMeSJMw0fnBFQyqcPl5NOxU5pdRfUDWopX80vX9BEbvcZTv16uROcxDhV41azrdm3t3gFrmjPq3J95p_c5ttjHktj-Tdzg36JFBLX4Q3O4TKbWrGKu49A=="
 target="_blank" track="on" linktype="undefined"><span
 style="color: windowtext;">Senator Stevens</span></a><o:p></o:p></li>
  <li class="MsoNormal" style=""><st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place
 w:st="on"><b>Arizona</b></st1:place></st1:State>: <a
 href="http://rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001uU_Py0vTGmoFS2xIHexq2Lfgmt3KbFPTjOl9DUCGEwhYaBgtc4xWlTXCKRwl5cqqZB_uJAxLKq9KFtFjeR3G2F6fp_oQEvagP99OcvwjusKlSLoEh-wdQqIOTWA1IzO8Zt91v053BgVY92EiTZ14uA=="
 target="_blank" track="on" linktype="undefined"><span
 style="color: windowtext;">Senator Kyl</span></a> &amp; <a
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 style="color: windowtext;">Senator McCain</span></a><o:p></o:p></li>
  <li class="MsoNormal" style=""><st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place
 w:st="on"><b>Colorado</b></st1:place></st1:State>: <a
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 target="_blank" track="on" linktype="undefined"><span
 style="color: windowtext;">Senator Allard</span></a><o:p></o:p></li>
  <li class="MsoNormal" style=""><st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place
 w:st="on"><b>Florida</b></st1:place></st1:State>: <a
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 target="_blank" track="on" linktype="undefined"><span
 style="color: windowtext;">Senator Martinez</span></a><o:p></o:p></li>
  <li class="MsoNormal" style=""><st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place
 w:st="on"><b>Idaho</b></st1:place></st1:State>: <a
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 target="_blank" track="on" linktype="undefined"><span
 style="color: windowtext;">Senator Craig</span></a> &amp; <a
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 style="color: windowtext;">Senator Crapo</span></a><o:p></o:p></li>
  <li class="MsoNormal" style=""><st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place
 w:st="on"><b>Indiana</b></st1:place></st1:State>: <a
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 style="color: windowtext;">Senator Lugar</span></a><o:p></o:p></li>
  <li class="MsoNormal" style=""><st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place
 w:st="on"><b>Kansas</b></st1:place></st1:State>: <a
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 target="_blank" track="on" linktype="undefined"><span
 style="color: windowtext;">Senator Brownback</span></a> &amp; <a
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 target="_blank" track="on" linktype="undefined"><span
 style="color: windowtext;">Senator Roberts</span></a><o:p></o:p></li>
  <li class="MsoNormal" style=""><st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place
 w:st="on"><b>Kentucky</b></st1:place></st1:State>: <a
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 target="_blank" track="on" linktype="undefined"><span
 style="color: windowtext;">Senator Bunning</span></a> &amp; <a
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 target="_blank" track="on" linktype="undefined"><span
 style="color: windowtext;">Senator McConnell</span></a><o:p></o:p></li>
  <li class="MsoNormal" style=""><st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place
 w:st="on"><b>Nevada</b></st1:place></st1:State>: <a
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 target="_blank" track="on" linktype="undefined"><span
 style="color: windowtext;">Senator Ensign</span></a><o:p></o:p></li>
  <li class="MsoNormal" style=""><st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place
 w:st="on"><b>New Mexico</b></st1:place></st1:State>: <a
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 target="_blank" track="on" linktype="undefined"><span
 style="color: windowtext;">Senator Domenici</span></a><o:p></o:p></li>
  <li class="MsoNormal" style=""><st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place
 w:st="on"><b>New Hampshire</b></st1:place></st1:State>: <a
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 target="_blank" track="on" linktype="undefined"><span
 style="color: windowtext;">Senator Gregg</span></a> &amp; <a
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 target="_blank" track="on" linktype="undefined"><span
 style="color: windowtext;">Senator Sununu</span></a><o:p></o:p></li>
  <li class="MsoNormal" style=""><st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place
 w:st="on"><b>North Carolina</b></st1:place></st1:State>: <a
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 target="_blank" track="on" linktype="undefined"><span
 style="color: windowtext;">Senator Burr</span></a> &amp; <a
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 target="_blank" track="on" linktype="undefined"><span
 style="color: windowtext;">Senator Dole</span></a><o:p></o:p></li>
  <li class="MsoNormal" style=""><st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place
 w:st="on"><b>Pennsylvania</b></st1:place></st1:State>: <a
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 target="_blank" track="on" linktype="undefined"><span
 style="color: windowtext;">Senator Specter</span></a><o:p></o:p></li>
  <li class="MsoNormal" style=""><st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place
 w:st="on"><b>Tennessee</b></st1:place></st1:State>: <a
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 target="_blank" track="on" linktype="undefined"><span
 style="color: windowtext;">Senator Alexander</span></a> &amp; <a
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 target="_blank" track="on" linktype="undefined"><span
 style="color: windowtext;">Senator Corker</span></a><o:p></o:p></li>
  <li class="MsoNormal" style=""><st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place
 w:st="on"><b>Utah</b></st1:place></st1:State>: <a
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 target="_blank" track="on" linktype="undefined"><span
 style="color: windowtext;">Senator Bennett</span></a> &amp; <a
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 target="_blank" track="on" linktype="undefined"><span
 style="color: windowtext;">Senator Hatch</span></a><o:p></o:p></li>
  <li class="MsoNormal" style=""><st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place
 w:st="on"><b>Virginia</b></st1:place></st1:State>: <a
 href="http://rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001uU_Py0vTGmqQskOOKOUliR3yOGW6TMGVnR9qdXAS6WkWQ__BtyGNDUwj5Uek8NKXUHMLoc2W94ZMvxr_Rk0tEwNzamH91rb47haaScyKIvn58jUnZiOwBEFZpaE8TIhIjbE1AW6TiZm0ADpqPSR6RA=="
 target="_blank" track="on" linktype="undefined"><span
 style="color: windowtext;">Senator Warner</span></a><o:p></o:p></li>
</ul>
<br>
<b>2) Submit a brief letter to the editor</b> of your local newspaper
to
encourage others to urge their Senators to extend the renewable energy
and
energy efficiency tax incentives. One key point to highlight: failure
to
promptly extend renewable energy tax incentives puts 116,000 solar
&amp; wind
industry jobs and $19 billion in energy investment at risk.
<br>
<br>
<b>3) Encourage your friends to get involved </b>with the steps listed
above to
help end the stalemate in the Senate.
<br>
<br>
This is a critical time for supporters of solar energy. And your help
is needed
now more than ever. We can create a sustainable energy economy, but
only if we
work together.
<br>
<br>
Thank you for getting involved and adding your voice to the large and
growing
numbers of citizens in support of solar energy, energy efficiency, and
other sustainable
energy technologies.
<br>
<br>
Best regards,<br>
Neal Lurie<o:p></o:p>
<br>
Director
of Marketing &amp; Communications<br>
<b>
American Solar Energy Society</b><br>
303.443.3130 x105<a
 href="http://rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001uU_Py0vTGmqvS3TLYZUpKdXkdiyGtZ59Lu0aWDbdjbRyDxeDjNaqmNvrkrY6GfmgbhxwmrWW-TClIFzKkAN7ccMBnmkqGocdUnR8RHW6cDU="
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www.ases.org</span></a>
<br>
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__________________________________________________________________
<br>
<span style="">SECOND ANNUAL RACHEL
CARSON SENSE OF WONDER</span>
<br>
<span style="">INTERGENERATIONAL
POETRY, ESSAY AND PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST</span>
<br>
Contact:
Shakeba Carter-Jenkins, <u1:phone o_x003a_ls="trans"
 phonenumber="$6564$$$">(202)
<u1:phone o_x003a_ls="trans" phonenumber="$6564$$$">564-4355</u1:phone></u1:phone>
/ <a class="moz-txt-link-abbreviated" href="mailto:carter-jenkins.shakeba@epa.gov">carter-jenkins.shakeba@epa.gov</a> <br>
<br>
(<st1:place u2:st="on"><st1:city u2:st="on"><u1:place><u1:city>Washington</u1:city></u1:place>,
<st1:state u2:st="on"><u1:state>D.C.</u1:state></st1:state></st1:city></st1:place>
- <u1:date year="2008" day="18" month="3" ls="trans">March 18, 2008</u1:date>)
The U.S. EPA Aging Initiative, in partnership with Generations United
and the
Rachel Carson Council Inc., are inviting submissions for its Second
Annual
Rachel Carson Sense of Wonder Intergenerational Poetry, Essay and
Photography
Contest. <br>
<br>
<st1:city u2:st="on"><st1:place u2:st="on"><u1:city><u1:place><st1:City
 w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Carson</st1:place></st1:City></u1:place></u1:city></st1:place></st1:city>
is considered to be the founder of the contemporary environmental
movement
through her landmark book, Silent Spring. Its publication is credited
with
reversing the nation's pesticide policy. <br>
<br>
Using the title of another of Carson's books, "The Sense of Wonder,"
the contest is seeking submissions from intergenerational teams "that
best
express the "Sense of Wonder" that you feel when observing the sea,
the night sky, forests, birds, wildlife, and all that is beautiful to
your
eyes." <br>
<br>
"Through this contest, we are inspiring the youngest and oldest among
us
to appreciate wonders and beauty of the natural world," said EPA
Administrator Stephen L. Johnson. <br>
<br>
"We experience a sense of wonder at every point in our lives, whether
as
children or older adults. The contest's intergenerational message
exemplifies a
long history of environmental work bridging the generations which goes
back to
the first Earth Day," said Donna Butts, executive director of
Generations
United. "We are delighted to again co-sponsor this important
contest." <br>
<br>
The contest's intergenerational approach reflects <st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place
 w:st="on"><st1:city u2:st="on"><st1:place u2:st="on"><u1:city><u1:place>Carson</u1:place></u1:city></st1:place></st1:city></st1:place></st1:City>'s
desire to have adults share with children a sense of wonder about
nature and
help them discover its joys. Entries must be intergenerational
involving a team
of persons related or unrelated and describe the intergenerational
project and
how this project brought the team in touch with the natural world.&nbsp; <br>
<br>
The deadline for entries is <u1:date year="2008" day="16" month="6">Monday,
<u1:date year="2008" day="16" month="6" ls="trans">June
16, 2008</u1:date></u1:date>. A panel of expert judges will select
finalists.
The winners in each category will then be determined by the public, who
will
have an opportunity to vote on-line in July and August for their
favorite
submission in each category: photography, essay, and poetry.&nbsp; Winners
will
be announced on the EPA Aging Initiative Web site in October during
Children's
Health month. <br>
<br>
<st1:city u2:st="on"><st1:place u2:st="on"><u1:city><u1:place><st1:City
 w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Carson</st1:place></st1:City></u1:place></u1:city></st1:place></st1:city>
wrote that she would endow every child with "a sense of wonder so
indestructible that it would last throughout life." However, "if a
child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder, he needs the
companionship
of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy,
excitement, and mystery of the world we live in." <br>
<br>
The contest seeks to spur and instill that same sense of wonder among
all
generations.&nbsp; <br>
<br>
For more information, see: <a
 href="http://www.epa.gov/aging/resources/thesenseofwonder/index.htm"><span
 style="color: windowtext;">http://www.epa.gov/aging/resources/thesenseofwonder/index.htm</span></a>
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