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Solar Enthusiasts!</span></p>
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are the latest events, workshops, and announcements.</span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="">&nbsp;<br>
See the NMSEA Event Calendar for a more complete list of events: <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>.&nbsp;&nbsp;
<br>
If you have questions or comments, please contact us!&nbsp;&nbsp; We value your
input!<br>
&nbsp;</p>
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<p class="MsoNormal" style=""><b><span style="font-size: 18pt;">EVENT
CALENDAR</span></b></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="">________________________________________________________________________
</p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="">TUESDAY,
AUGUST 26: <st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">ALBUQUERQUE</st1:place></st1:City>
CHAPTER MEETING, REI</p>
<p class="MsoNormal">6:30 PM, REI Recreational Equipment store, I-25
and Montano,
1500 <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on">Mercantile</st1:City> <st1:State
 w:st="on">NE</st1:State></st1:place>, phone: 246-0400.</p>
<p class="MsoNormal">NMSEA presents a talk by Dr. Olga Lavrova, new <st1:City
 w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Albuquerque</st1:place></st1:City>
chapter
leader. Dr. Lavrova is currently Assistant Adjunct Professor at UNM,
and she
will talk about renewable energy classes and projects she is working on
at UNM
and SIPI (SouthWestern Indian Polytechnic Institute), as well as other
work
within the community. Also, more details on the upcoming Solar Fiesta
will be
presented.</p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="">________________________________________________________________________</p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style=""><st1:country-region w:st="on"><b><span
 style="font-size: 16pt; font-family: GillSansMT-Bold; color: rgb(0, 155, 0);">U.S.</span></b></st1:country-region><b><span
 style="font-size: 16pt; font-family: GillSansMT-Bold; color: rgb(0, 155, 0);">
<st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Green</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType w:st="on">Building</st1:PlaceType>
<st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on">Council</st1:City> <st1:State
 w:st="on">NM</st1:State></st1:place> <o:p></o:p></span></b></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style=""><b><span
 style="font-size: 16pt; font-family: GillSansMT-Bold; color: rgb(0, 155, 0);">Chapter
Events &amp; Committee Meetings:<o:p></o:p></span></b></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style=""><b><span
 style="font-family: Perpetua-Bold; color: rgb(0, 155, 0);">If
you&#8217;d like to get involved with the chapter attend an upcoming
Committee
Meeting for </span></b><st1:place w:st="on"><st1:PlaceName w:st="on"><b><span
 style="font-family: GillSansMT-Bold; color: rgb(0, 155, 0);">Green</span></b></st1:PlaceName><b><span
 style="font-family: GillSansMT-Bold; color: rgb(0, 155, 0);"> <st1:PlaceType
 w:st="on">Building</st1:PlaceType></span></b></st1:place><b><span
 style="font-family: GillSansMT-Bold; color: rgb(0, 155, 0);"> the LEED
Approach:<o:p></o:p></span></b></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style=""><span
 style="font-size: 13pt; font-family: Perpetua-Bold; color: black;"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style=""><span
 style="font-family: Perpetua-Bold; color: black;">AUGUST 28: Education
Committee Meeting, 7:30 AM<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style=""><span
 style="font-family: Perpetua-Bold; color: black;">Location: Real
Estate Advisors <st1:address w:st="on"><st1:Street w:st="on">2001
Mountain Rd NW # F7</st1:Street> <st1:City w:st="on">Albuquerque</st1:City>,
<st1:State w:st="on">NM</st1:State> <st1:PostalCode w:st="on">87104</st1:PostalCode></st1:address><o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style=""><span
 style="font-family: Perpetua-Bold; color: black;">Contact Tony Sparks,
</span><span style="font-family: Perpetua-Bold; color: rgb(129, 0, 0);"><a class="moz-txt-link-abbreviated" href="mailto:tsparks@testmarc.com">tsparks@testmarc.com</a>
</span><span style="font-family: Perpetua-Bold; color: black;">for
more information.<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style=""><span
 style="font-family: Perpetua-Bold; color: black;"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style=""><span
 style="font-family: Perpetua-Bold; color: black;">AUGUST 28: Marketing
&amp; Publicity Committee
Meeting, 5:30 PM<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style=""><span
 style="font-family: Perpetua-Bold; color: black;">Location: Wilson
&amp; Company <st1:address w:st="on"><st1:Street w:st="on">4900 Lang
Avenue, NE</st1:Street>, <st1:City w:st="on">Albuquerque</st1:City>, <st1:State
 w:st="on">NM</st1:State> <st1:PostalCode w:st="on">87109</st1:PostalCode></st1:address><o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style=""><span
 style="font-family: Perpetua-Bold; color: black;">Contact Christina
Brown, </span><span
 style="font-family: Perpetua-Bold; color: rgb(129, 0, 0);"><a class="moz-txt-link-abbreviated" href="mailto:cbrown@igishows.org">cbrown@igishows.org</a>
</span><span style="font-family: Perpetua-Bold; color: black;">for more
information.<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style=""><span
 style="font-family: Perpetua-Bold; color: black;"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style=""><span
 style="font-family: Perpetua-Bold; color: black;">SEPTEMBER 3:
Residential Committee Meeting, 3:30 PM<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style=""><span
 style="font-family: Perpetua-Bold; color: black;">Location:
Environmental Dynamics, Inc. <st1:address w:st="on"><st1:Street
 w:st="on">142 Truman St</st1:Street>, <st1:City w:st="on">NE
Albuquerque</st1:City>, <st1:State w:st="on">NM</st1:State> <st1:PostalCode
 w:st="on">87108</st1:PostalCode></st1:address><o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span
 style="font-family: Perpetua-Bold; color: black;">Contact Armando Cobo
</span><span style="font-family: Perpetua-Bold; color: rgb(129, 0, 0);"><a class="moz-txt-link-abbreviated" href="mailto:acobo1@comcast.net">acobo1@comcast.net</a>
</span><span style="font-family: Perpetua-Bold; color: black;">for more
information.</span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="">________________________________________________________________________</p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style=""><span class="apple-style-span"><span
 style="font-family: Arial;">AUGUST 29-31: THIRSTY
EAR FESTIVAL, <st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">SANTA FE</st1:place></st1:City><o:p></o:p></span></span></p>
<p>Eaves Movie Ranch, Santa Fe, NM<br>
New Mexico's premier roots music event features : Richard Thompson,
Patty
Griffin, Buckwheat Zydeco, Shemekia Copeland, Junior Brown, Rosie Ledet
&amp;
The Zydeco Playboys, Little Freddie King, Samuel James, Alex Maryol
Band, Santa
Fe Allstars, Hundred Year Flood, Bill Hearne's Roadhouse Revue, Roger
Landes,
Pleasure Pilots, Round Mountain, Random Family, Joe West, Traditional
Irish
Session &amp; dozens more folk, blues, bluegrass, Cajun, zydeco,
alt-country
&amp; roots rock artists on three stages all weekend long. &#8230; Plus
camping,
kids' activities, arts &amp; crafts, healthy local food, NM small-batch
beers
&amp; wines, educational demonstrations, Cajun &amp; zydeco dance
lessons, <b style=""><span
 style="background: yellow none repeat scroll 0%; -moz-background-clip: -moz-initial; -moz-background-origin: -moz-initial; -moz-background-inline-policy: -moz-initial;">solar
&amp; sustainable energy exhibits</span></b>. <a
 href="http://www.thirstyearfestival.com" target="_blank"
 title="http://www.thirstyearfestival.com/">www.thirstyearfestival.com</a></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="">________________________________________________________________________
</p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="">AUGUST
30: NMSEA BIODIESEL WORKSHOP </p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="">James
Burgess and Eric Chrisp will once again present a hands-on Biodiesel
Workshop
on Saturday, August 30, 9:00am to 5pm, in <st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place
 w:st="on">Albuquerque</st1:place></st1:City>.&nbsp;
<br>
Biodiesel 101 covers sourcing oil, economic and ecologic pros and cons,
preferred vehicles, how to make your own biodiesel processor (for under
$400!),
how to brew on a small to medium scale, how to test oil quality, safety
issues,
"washing" fuel, politics, and much, much more! <br>
Course fees: NMSEA Members - $99; Non-Members - $110 <br>
Provisions: Lunch is included (please inform us about any dietary
restrictions).&nbsp; Class size: Minimum- 6 students;&nbsp; Maximum-15
students.<br>
Pre-registration and pre-payment required.&nbsp; <br>
For further information or registration, see:&nbsp; <a
 href="http://www.nmsea.org/Workshops/biodiesel_workshop.php">http://www.nmsea.org/Workshops/biodiesel_workshop.php</a>
or contact the NMSEA office.</p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="">________________________________________________________________________</p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="">SEPTEMBER
18: NEW MEXICO TEC EXPO LUNCHEON<br>
Albuquerque Grand Hotel, Airport &nbsp;&nbsp; 11:30 &#8211; 1:30 PM</p>
<p class="MsoNormal">Join us for an exciting story!<br>
Tom Chavez, CEO of Rapt Inc. will speak on &#8220;Technology
Entrepreneurship: Making
It Through the Obstacle Course&#8221;.&nbsp;Tom realized every entrepreneur&#8217;s
dream
when his company, Rapt, Inc, was recently acquired by Microsoft &#8211; talk
about
success!&nbsp; But the real story is how he got there, from a self-described
lower-middle-class family in <st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Albuquerque</st1:place></st1:City>,
to Harvard graduate (all 5 siblings) to successful tech entrepreneur.</p>
<p class="MsoNormal">Rapt, Inc., the leading provider of advertising
yield
management solutions was recently acquired by Microsoft to be offered
as a key
component of their Atlas Publisher Suite.&nbsp; Tom says &#8220;The opportunity to
join forces with Microsoft and see our technology flourish inside a
much larger
platform was too compelling to pass up.&nbsp; What makes it even more
compelling is that Tom is an <st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Albuquerque</st1:place></st1:City>
native.</p>
<p class="MsoNormal">Also representatives from our technology
associations, New
Mexico Bio, New Mexico IT &amp; Software Association, New Mexico Optics
Industry Association, New Mexico Solar Energy Association and the Nano
Network
of <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">New Mexico</st1:place></st1:State>
will give an overview of the latest greatest tech developments in the
State.&nbsp; These groups represent the industry clusters that are a
significant part of <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:State w:st="on">New
Mexico</st1:State></st1:place>&#8217;s
economic success.</p>
<p class="MsoNormal">Register online at Acteva: <u><span
 style="font-family: Verdana; color: blue;"><a
 href="http://www.acteva.com/booking.cfm?bevaid=164396">http://www.acteva.com/booking.cfm?bevaid=164396</a></span></u></p>
<p class="MsoNormal">$25 for members of one of the professional
societies or
TEC.&nbsp; $40 for non-members</p>
<p class="MsoNormal">More information on techventures.org &#8211; click on
events.</p>
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<p style="margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt;"><b><span style="font-size: 18pt;">ANNOUNCEMENTS</span></b></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="">VOLUNTEERS
FOR THE NMSEA SOLAR FIESTA, SEPT. 20 &amp; 21</p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="">Volunteers
are still needed for the annual Solar Fiesta at <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:PlaceType
 w:st="on">Highland</st1:PlaceType> <st1:PlaceType w:st="on">High
School</st1:PlaceType></st1:place>.
Reply to this mail or contact the NMSEA office (505-246-0400) if you
can help
with preparations - or activities on Saturday or Sunday onsite. Do your
share
to support this fun educational event!!</p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="">________________________________________________________________________FOR
<st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on">SALE</st1:City></st1:place>!<br>
SOLAR, SUSTAINABLE HOMES</p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="">The
NMSEA Office now has a list of real estate agents who have advertised
with us
who have homes or other property for sale with special solar and/or
efficiency
features. We cannot provide detailed information, since that depends on
current
availability, but we can offer agent phone numbers and e-mail
addresses. <br>
Call or write the office if you are looking for a solar/sustainable
property.<br>
________________________________________________________________________<br>
<br>
<b>VOLUNTEERS NEEDED NOW!&nbsp; <br>
for State Fair Green Expo Exhibit (We Need YOU!)</b></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal" style="border: medium none ; padding: 0in;">&nbsp;Sandia
National Laboratories (SNL) and
the New Mexico Solar Energy Association (NMSEA <a
 href="http://www.nmsea.org"><span
 style="color: windowtext; text-decoration: none;">www.nmsea.org</span></a>)
have been invited by the New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) to
present
solar home information at a booth in the Green Expo Exhibit at the 2008
EXPO
New Mexico - formerly the State Fair - to be held September 5-21.&nbsp; The
solar booth will be shared by both organizations and is based in part
upon a
booth that solar home owners recently presented at the Earth, Wind, and
Sun
(EWS) event at SNL.&nbsp; For that event, each owner assembled a notebook
with
pictures, data, and observations based on living in solar homes to
share with
the public and answered questions at the booth. NMSEA will have
literature and
demonstration items while the booth is staffed. At least 15 more
volunteers are
needed to make this Green Expo effort successful, each volunteer
manning the
display a few hours. Please help. Interested volunteers are asked to
contact
Carl Axness at 505-844-0084 (<a href="mailto:claxnes@sandia.gov">claxnes@sandia.gov</a>).</p>
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<p class="MsoNormal" style="">"GREEN
EXPO" - STATE FAIR MARKETING OPPORTUNITY, 9/5-9/21<br>
<br>
New <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:country-region w:st="on">Mexico</st1:country-region></st1:place>'s
Environmental Health Department (EHD) and Energy, Minerals and Natural
Resources Department (EMNRD) are collaborating on a Green Expo at the
State
Fair, Sept 5-21.&nbsp; They are looking for dynamic exhibits showcasing the
issues and tools of sustainability in the areas of green building,
energy,
water, waste, recycling and local and organic foods.&nbsp; (Attendance
throughout the Fair is not necessary.)&nbsp;Use this opportunity to educate
the
public as well as promote your business. If you have a display to offer
and for
more information, please contact New Mexico Environment Department,
505-827-2855, <a href="mailto:jill.turner@state.nm.us">jill.turner@state.nm.us</a>
</p>
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<p class="MsoNormal" style=""><st1:place w:st="on"><st1:State w:st="on">NEW
MEXICO</st1:State></st1:place> SOLAR ENERGY
ASSOCIATION</p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><st1:address w:st="on"><st1:Street w:st="on">1009
Bradbury Dr. SE, # 35</st1:Street>, <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:address></p>
<p class="MsoNormal">505-246-0400, 888-886-6765, 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>
<a href="http://www.nmsea.org/"><span
 style="color: windowtext; text-decoration: none;">www.nmsea.org</span></a><br>
<br>
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