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NMSEA Event Calendar for a complete list of
events: <a href="http://www.nmsea.org/Events/Event_Calendar.php">http://www.nmsea.org/Events/Event_Calendar.php</a>.&nbsp;&nbsp;
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<h2><span style="font-size: 20pt;">EVENT CALENDAR &#8211; HIGHLIGHTS:
(details below)<o:p></o:p></span></h2>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="">APRIL
14: NM CENTER FOR ENERGY POLICY CONFERENCE, <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City
 w:st="on">HOBBS</st1:City></st1:place></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="">APRIL
15: STATE WATER PLAN PUBLIC MEETING, DEMING<em><span
 style="font-family: Tahoma;"><o:p></o:p></span></em></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="">APRIL
18: <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:PlaceName w:st="on">APS</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType
 w:st="on">MIDDLE SCHOOL</st1:PlaceType></st1:place> HYDROGEN MODEL CAR
RACE</p>
<p class="MsoNormal">APRIL 18: <span class="title">YELLOW BIKE
COMMUNITY PROJECT
LAUNCH</span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="">APRIL
19:<b style=""> </b>FREE PUBLIC PV WORKSHOP, <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City
 w:st="on">LAS CRUCES</st1:City></st1:place></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="">APRIL
21: 2009 &#8220;WHISTLE STOP&#8221; SUSTAINABILITY TOUR, <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City
 w:st="on">SANTA FE</st1:City></st1:place></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="">APRIL
22-26: EARTH DAY EVENTS, LOS ALAMOS</p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="">APRIL
24: EARTH DAY CELEBRATION &amp; GREENHOUSE DEDICATION, <st1:place
 w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on">TAOS</st1:City></st1:place></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="">APRIL
25: SYNERGYFEST, <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on">LAS VEGAS</st1:City>,
<st1:State w:st="on">NM</st1:State></st1:place></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="">APRIL
25: EARTH DAY FAIR, <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on">ALAMOGORDO</st1:City></st1:place></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="">APRIL
25: EARTH DAY, <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:PlaceName w:st="on">SILVER</st1:PlaceName>
<st1:PlaceType w:st="on">CITY-</st1:PlaceType></st1:place> *DATE CHANGE*</p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="">APRIL
26: BIKEWORKS GRAND OPENING AND BIKE RAFFLE, <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:PlaceName
 w:st="on">SILVER</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType w:st="on">CITY</st1:PlaceType></st1:place></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="">APRIL
25: ARCA GREENHOUSE FUNDRAISER, CORRALES</p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="">APRIL
25-26: ALBUQUERQUE HOME AND GARDEN SHOW, EXPO NM</p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="">APRIL
26: CELEBRATE THE EARTH FESTIVAL, LA MONTANITA CO-OP, ABQ</p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="">APRIL
26: BIKEWORKS GRAND OPENING AND BIKE RAFFLE, <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:PlaceName
 w:st="on">SILVER</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType w:st="on">CITY</st1:PlaceType></st1:place></p>
<p class="before5after5">APRIL 28: <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City
 w:st="on">ALBUQUERQUE</st1:City></st1:place>
CHAPTER MEETING, *NEW MEETING LOCATION*</p>
<p class="before5after5">APRIL 29: ANNUAL EARTH DAY CELEBRATION, <st1:City
 w:st="on">SANTO DOMINGO</st1:City> <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City
 w:st="on">PUEBLO</st1:City></st1:place></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="">MAY
1-3: FESTIVAL DAYS, TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES</p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="">MAY
2-3: GREEN ENERGY &amp; KITE FESTIVAL, <st1:place w:st="on">EDGEWOOD</st1:place></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="">MAY
8-17: US GREEN BUILDING COUNCIL NM SUSTAINABILITY WEEK</p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="">MAY
11-16: SOLAR 2009 ASES CONFERENCE, <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City
 w:st="on">BUFFALO</st1:City>, <st1:State w:st="on">NY</st1:State></st1:place></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="">MAY
11-17: ADOBEUSA 2009 CONFERENCE, EL RITO</p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="">MAY
23: Q-JAM, <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on">ALBUQUERQUE</st1:City></st1:place></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="">JUNE
12-14: THIRSTY EAR FESTIVAL, SOUTH OF SANTA FE- *NEW DATE*</p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="">JUNE
26-28: VIVA VERDE GREEN LIVING IN SOUTHERN NM, <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:PlaceName
 w:st="on">SILVER</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType w:st="on">CITY</st1:PlaceType></st1:place></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="">JUNE
<st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on">TAOS</st1:City></st1:place>
MUSIC
FESTIVAL &#8211; *CANCELLED!*</p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="">SEPTEMBER
26-27: NMSEA SOLAR FIESTA &#8211; SEE OUR WEBSITE !</p>
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<h2><span style="font-size: 20pt;">ANNOUNCEMENTS:<o:p></o:p></span></h2>
<ul type="disc">
  <li class="MsoNormal" style=""><strong><span
 style="font-weight: normal;">NMSEA VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!<o:p></o:p></span></strong></li>
  <li class="MsoNormal" style=""><strong><span
 style="font-weight: normal;">MAY/JUNE SUNPAPER ISSUE BLAST DEADLINE!<o:p></o:p></span></strong></li>
  <li class="MsoNormal" style=""><strong><span
 style="font-weight: normal;">RESERVE A BOOTH: GREEN TECHNOLOGY JOB
FAIR! <o:p></o:p></span></strong></li>
  <li class="MsoNormal" style=""><strong><span
 style="font-weight: normal;">USGBC SUSTAINABLITY WEEK VENDOR &amp;
VOLUNTEER DEADLINE!<o:p></o:p></span></strong></li>
</ul>
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<h1><span style="font-size: 20pt;">EVENT CALENDAR DETAILS:<o:p></o:p></span></h1>
<p class="MsoNormal" style=""><b style="">APRIL 14:</b> NM CENTER FOR
ENERGY POLICY
CONFERENCE, <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on">HOBBS</st1:City></st1:place></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="">The
NM Center for Energy Policy will he hosting an energy conference
titled,
"The Making of Energy Policy: Part II," in <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City
 w:st="on">Hobbs</st1:City>, <st1:State w:st="on">NM-</st1:State></st1:place>
Tuesday, April 14<sup>th</sup>, from 9am-4pm.&nbsp; <span style="">&nbsp;</span>This
event is FREE and open to the public.</p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style=""><span style="">Keynote speaker Senator
Jeff Bingaman will
be joined by Lt. Govenor Diane Denish, Congressman Harry Teague,
industry front
men, academic leaders, and energy experts to discuss the future of
renewable
energy. </span><b style=""><o:p></o:p></b></p>
<p class="MsoPlainText"><span style="">The conference
will consist of four panel discussions: &#8220;Renewable Energy and the
Resources:
Solar, Wind and Geothermal,&#8221; &#8220;Renewable Energy and Crisis, Cost and
Carbon,&#8221;
&#8220;Renewable Energy and the Next Generation Technologies,&#8221; and "Renewable
Energy and Transmission (The Grid)." The keynote address from Senator
Bingaman will happen during lunch.</span></p>
<p class="MsoPlainText"><span style="">To
register, call the center at 575-492-4715 or visit <a
 href="http://www.nmcep.nmt.edu">http://www.nmcep.nmt.edu</a>.<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style=""><b style="">APRIL 15:</b> STATE WATER
PLAN PUBLIC MEETING, DEMING<br>
</p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style=""><span class="event-description">The
Interstate Stream Commission invites you to provide
input for the State Water Plan Update on the following water resource
management issues: population growth / water demand, conservation,
climate
variability, water projects needed in your region. </span><span
 class="event-description">The public is invited to attend this State
Water
Plan Update Public Meeting: Wednesday, April 15 6:30-8:30 pm <o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style=""><em><span style="font-style: normal;">For
details, visit: <a
 href="http://www.vivaverdenm.com/vivaverdecalendar.html"><span style="">http://www.vivaverdenm.com/vivaverdecalendar.html</span></a>
<o:p></o:p></span></em></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style=""><b style="">APRIL 18:</b> <st1:place
 w:st="on"><st1:PlaceName w:st="on">APS</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType
 w:st="on">MIDDLE SCHOOL</st1:PlaceType></st1:place>
HYDROGEN MODEL CAR RACE</p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="color: black;">Middle school students
from around
<st1:place w:st="on"><st1:State w:st="on">New Mexico</st1:State></st1:place>
will rev up their engines at the 2009 Albuquerque Public Schools Energy
STARS </span>Alternative
Fuel Car Challenge.<span style="">&nbsp; </span>This event will
showcase 45 student teams&#8217; model hydrogen car designs, presentations, a
model
car race, displays of information provided by the City, Explora, Sacred
Power,
NMSEA, and more!<span style="color: black;">&nbsp; <br>
</span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal">April 18th, 9am-2pm<span style="color: black;">&nbsp;
APS
Building north parking lot, 6400 Uptown Blvd. NE</span> <br>
</p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="color: red;"><o:p></o:p></span><b
 style="">APRIL 18:</b> <span class="event-description">YELLOW BIKE
COMMUNITY PROJECT LAUNCH<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span class="event-description"><o:p></o:p>The
Yellow Bike Project
launches with the release of the first 36 free-roaming community bikes!
Meet at
noon at The Hub at <st1:Street w:st="on"><st1:address w:st="on">601 N.
Bullard St.</st1:address></st1:Street> </span><span class="event-when">Sat,
April 18,
12-5pm.</span><span style=""> </span><o:p></o:p><span
 class="event-description">For more info, contact The
Bikeworks: 575- 388-1444 or check the Viva Verde calendar:
<a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href="http://www.vivaverdenm.com/vivaverdecalendar.html">http://www.vivaverdenm.com/vivaverdecalendar.html</a><o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><b style="">APRIL 19: </b>FREE PUBLIC PV
WORKSHOP, <st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">LAS CRUCES</st1:place></st1:City><br>
<span class="event-description">Energy Concepts Presents: The
Basics of Solar Power for Home or Business by renewable energy
specialist &amp;
educator, Daniel Jencka.<span style="">&nbsp; </span>April 19<sup>th</sup>,
</span><span class="event-when">1pm &#8211; 4pm</span><span style="">&nbsp;
</span><span class="event-description">4100 Dripping Springs Rd.<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span class="event-description"><o:p></o:p>Daniel
Jencka has over ten
years working experience with renewable energy technologies, including
solar
electric, solar thermal, wind power and ground-source heat pumps, and
shares
his knowledge through workshops for building professionals and home and
business owners throughout the state. <o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span class="event-description">This workshop will
explore:
Background and Benefits of Renewable Energy, Location, Location,
Location!, The
Bottom Line, and Questions and Answers.<span style="">&nbsp; </span>We
will be joined by representatives from El Paso Electric Co. to answer
technical
and other questions about connecting solar power to the utility&#8217;s grid.<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span class="event-description"><o:p></o:p>For
more information about
this free public event, contact Daniel Jencka at
<a class="moz-txt-link-abbreviated" href="mailto:daniel@energyconcepts.net">daniel@energyconcepts.net</a>, or
call 877-765-2713 or see the Viva Verde online calendar:
<a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href="http://www.vivaverdenm.com/vivaverdecalendar.html">http://www.vivaverdenm.com/vivaverdecalendar.html</a>
</span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style=""><b style="">APRIL 21:</b> 2009 &#8220;WHISTLE
STOP&#8221;
SUSTAINABILITY TOUR, <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on">SANTA FE</st1:City></st1:place></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="">Cedar
Mountain Solar, a provider of solar domestic hot water and heating
systems in
Santa Fe, is teaming up with local businesses and organizations to
provide
workshops, classes, and presentations that provide information on
creating
energy efficiency and cost reductions in the home, sustainable
alternative
energy solutions, and the potential positive impact these creative
solutions
can have on our communities and the environment.</p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="">On
April 21<sup>st</sup>, <st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Cedar</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType
 w:st="on">Mountain</st1:PlaceType> will partner with the Sierra Club
of
Northern New Mexico to host guest speakers for a presentation event
held at REI
in <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on">Santa Fe</st1:City></st1:place>
from 6:30 pm until 7:45 pm.<span style="">&nbsp; </span>This event
is free and open to the public.</p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="">Please<span class="moz-txt-tag"><span
 style=""> </span></span><span style="">join this </span>educational
partnership
effort to increase public awareness in our communities. Subscribe to <st1:place
 w:st="on"><st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Cedar</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType
 w:st="on">Mountain</st1:PlaceType></st1:place>&#8217;s
free monthly e-Newsletter as a way to stay informed, participate in up
coming
"Whistle Stop" events and get the latest news, information, and
current events. <br>
<br>
If you or someone you know would like to become involved in the 2009
"Whistle Stop Tour" by sponsoring or hosting a presentation event
please contact <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Cedar</st1:PlaceName>
<st1:PlaceType w:st="on">Mountain</st1:PlaceType></st1:place> directly
at
505-474-5445 or email <a href="mailto:info@cedarmountainsolar.com">info@cedarmountainsolar.com</a>
</p>
<p class="before5after5"><b style="">APRIL 22-26:</b>
EARTH DAY EVENTS, LOS ALAMOS</p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="">Earth
Day will be celebrated at the Pajarito Environmental Education Center
(PEEC) in
<st1:place w:st="on">Los Alamos</st1:place> Saturday, April 25, with
events
from April 22-26. You can participate in this year's celebration and
support
the <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Education</st1:PlaceName>
<st1:PlaceType w:st="on">Center</st1:PlaceType></st1:place>. Complete
current information
about Earth Day 2009 is available on PEEC's web site<i><span
 style="font-family: Tahoma;"> <a href="http://www.pajaritoeec.org/"><span
 style="font-size: 10pt;">www.pajaritoeec.org</span></a>.
</span></i>You may also contact Peter O'Rourke, PEEC 2009 Earth Day
Chair, at<i><span
 style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Tahoma; color: rgb(68, 68, 68);">
<a href="mailto:cfddor@swcp.com"><span style="color: windowtext;">cfddor@swcp.com</span></a></span></i></p>
<p class="ecmsonormal"
 style="margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt; background: white none repeat scroll 0%; -moz-background-clip: -moz-initial; -moz-background-origin: -moz-initial; -moz-background-inline-policy: -moz-initial;"><b
 style="">APRIL 24:</b> EARTH DAY CELEBRATION &amp;
GREENHOUSE DEDICATION, <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on">TAOS</st1:City></st1:place></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style=""><st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Taos</st1:PlaceName>
<st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Charter</st1:PlaceName>
<st1:PlaceType w:st="on">School</st1:PlaceType> and Rocky Mountain
Youth Corps
invite individuals, groups, businesses and students involved in
environmental
education to participate as vendors on Friday, April 24, from 2-6 p.m.
at the <st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Taos</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceName
 w:st="on">Charter</st1:PlaceName>
<st1:PlaceType w:st="on">School</st1:PlaceType>, 1303 Paseo del Canon
in <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on">Taos</st1:City>, <st1:State
 w:st="on">NM</st1:State></st1:place>.
Approximately 2000 people will attend this community-wide event!&nbsp; </p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="">Exhibits
will include eco-businesses and organizations, student science
curriculum
displays and projects, and informative art installations--plus great
food and
live music!&nbsp; There will also be several work stations around the campus
where participants can get earth-friendly by planting trees, mulching
or
building compost bins.&nbsp; The newly constructed TCS Greenhouse and Plant
Lab, funded and built by Taos County Economic Development Corporation,
Rocky
Mountain Youth Corps, Public Education Service Learning Grant Funds and
<st1:place w:st="on"><st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Taos</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceName
 w:st="on">Charter</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType w:st="on">School</st1:PlaceType></st1:place>,
will be
officially opened with a ribbon cutting ceremony.&nbsp; </p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="">Everyone
is invited. Deadline for vendor applications is April 10.&nbsp; For more
information, contact Debra Buxton, Earth Day Planning Committee
Chairwoman, at
(575) 751-7222 x226 or <a href="mailto:taosearthday@gmail.com">taosearthday@gmail.com</a>.</p>
<p class="before5after5"><b style="">APRIL 25:</b>
SYNERGYFEST, <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on">LAS VEGAS</st1:City>,
<st1:State w:st="on">NM</st1:State></st1:place></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="">The
sixth annual SynergyFest in <st1:City w:st="on">Las Vegas</st1:City>
will be
held at <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Memorial</st1:PlaceName>
<st1:PlaceType w:st="on">Middle School</st1:PlaceType></st1:place>, <st1:Street
 w:st="on"><st1:address w:st="on">947 Old National Road</st1:address></st1:Street>.
SynergyFest brings
together people and organizations with a goal of increasing the use of
solar
and sustainable energy in <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">New
Mexico</st1:place></st1:State>.
The name derives from &#8220;synergy,&#8221; which means energies working together
to
create a total outcome greater than the sum of its parts. This year's
event
will feature the school&#8217;s solar powered greenhouse, the <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>,
local
entertainment, workshops and a solar oven competition. </p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="">The
event will begin at 10:00 a.m. and continue to 5:00 p.m. For more
information
contact Cheryl Zebrowski at 425-6008, or email her at <a
 href="mailto:czebrowski@desertgate.com">czebrowski@desertgate.com</a>.
&nbsp; </p>
<p class="before5after5"><b style="">APRIL 25:</b>
EARTH DAY FAIR, <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on">ALAMOGORDO</st1:City></st1:place></p>
<p class="normalfullyjustified11pt"><span style="" lang="EN">The
15<sup>th</sup> Annual Community Earth Day Fair in <st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place
 w:st="on">Alamogordo</st1:place></st1:City> will take place on
Saturday April
25, at <st1:Street w:st="on"><st1:address w:st="on">913 Bakers Place</st1:address></st1:Street>.
This is the largest Earth Day event in the Southwest with hundreds of
exhibitors.
There will be live entertainment, alternative energy displays, a live
butterfly
release, a poster contest, children&#8217;s activities, a science fair, and a
Solar
Car Kit Contest. <o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="normalfullyjustified11pt"><span style="" lang="EN">Car
parts can be found locally, or kits can be purchased at <a
 href="http://www.nmsea.org">www.nmsea.org</a>, <a
 href="http://www.sunwind.ca">www.sunwind.ca</a>,
or other sites on the web. The Earth Day Fair Committee also holds tree
sales
on Arbor Day (April 24) and at the fair. For information call fair
chairman
Chuck Galusha at 434-6296.<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="before5after5"><b style="">APRIL 25:</b>
EARTH DAY CELEBRATION, <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:PlaceName w:st="on">SILVER</st1:PlaceName>
<st1:PlaceType w:st="on">CITY-</st1:PlaceType></st1:place> *DATE CHANGE*</p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="">Join
us April 25<sup>th</sup> at <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:PlaceName
 w:st="on">Silver</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType w:st="on">City</st1:PlaceType></st1:place>'s
annual Earth Day
Celebration at Penny Park! As usual we&#8217;ll have many community booths
with
information about earth-friendly, community oriented organizations,
activities,
and businesses. Booths will have kid-friendly information and
activities. The
Native Plant Society, one of our sponsors, will have plants from its
annual
sale available for pick-up, and other local growers will have plants
available
for purchase. The festivities start at 10 a.m. and will continue all
day.
Please email: <span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;"><a class="moz-txt-link-abbreviated" href="mailto:tylan@q.com">tylan@q.com</a></span>
for more information.</p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style=""><b style="">APRIL 25:</b> ARCA GREENHOUSE
FUNDRAISER,
CORRALES</p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="">ARCA
will be celebrating the 25th Anniversary of its Corrales greenhouses <br>
April 25th, from 1-3pm. <span style="">&nbsp;</span>Please join the
celebration at <st1:Street w:st="on"><st1:address w:st="on">181 E. La
Entrada Lane</st1:address></st1:Street>, <br>
Corrales for camaraderie, food, exciting announcements and 12,000 <br>
blooming geraniums!&nbsp; </p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="">This
fundraiser will generate money for a 3kW PV system to be installed
during an
upcoming NMSEA design and installation workshop class. <span style="">&nbsp;</span>Please
contact Sue <st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Sterling</st1:place></st1:City>
332-6855 or <a href="mailto:ssterling@arc-a.org">ssterling@arc-a.org</a>
for more info.</p>
<p class="before5after5"><b style="">APRIL 25-26:</b>
ALBUQUERQUE HOME AND GARDEN SHOW, EXPO NM</p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="">Mark
your calendar and join us Saturday and Sunday, April 25 &amp; 26 for
the 16th
Annual Albuquerque Home and Garden Show. The 2009 show has something
for
everyone - professional contractors, do-it-yourselfers, and homeowners
can see
new products first hand and talk with knowledgeable vendors on a huge
variety
of topics. See <a href="http://www.abqhomeandgardenshow.com">www.abqhomeandgardenshow.com</a>.</p>
<p class="before5after5"><b style="">APRIL 26:</b>
CELEBRATE THE EARTH FESTIVAL, LA MONTANITA CO-OP, ABQ</p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style=""><span class="fnorg">La Montanita Co-op, </span><st1:Street
 w:st="on"><st1:address w:st="on"><span class="street-address">3500
Central Ave, SE</span></st1:address></st1:Street>
holds its 17th Annual festival from 10:30am-6pm outside behind the Nob
Hill
Co-op on Silver (near <st1:place w:st="on">Carlisle</st1:place> and
Central
intersection). Live music, demos, food, and vendors.</p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style=""><b style="">APRIL 26:</b> BIKEWORKS GRAND
OPENING AND
BIKE RAFFLE, <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:PlaceName w:st="on">SILVER</st1:PlaceName>
<st1:PlaceType w:st="on">CITY</st1:PlaceType></st1:place></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span class="event-when">Sunday, April 26, 12pm &#8211;
6pm</span><span class="event-where">, 815 East 10th. St, <st1:place
 w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on">Silver City</st1:City>, <st1:State
 w:st="on">NM</st1:State> <st1:PostalCode w:st="on">88061</st1:PostalCode></st1:place></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span class="event-description"><o:p></o:p>Grand
opening celebration of
The Bikeworks shop facility! Food, bike games, and a free bike raffle
at
5pm.<span style="">&nbsp;&nbsp; </span>For more info, contact The
Bikeworks: 575- 388-1444 or check out the Viva Verde online calendar:
<a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href="http://www.vivaverdenm.com/vivaverdecalendar.html">http://www.vivaverdenm.com/vivaverdecalendar.html</a></span></p>
<p class="before5after5"><b style="">APRIL 28:</b> <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City
 w:st="on">ALBUQUERQUE</st1:City></st1:place> CHAPTER
MEETING, *NEW MEETING LOCATION*</p>
<p class="before5after5">The ABQ Chapter has outgrown our monthly
meeting
location at REI!<span style="">&nbsp; </span>So- starting this April,
we will be at the UNM Continuing Education building, <st1:Street
 w:st="on"><st1:address w:st="on">1634 University Blvd.</st1:address></st1:Street>
<br>
Link to here to Map: <a href="http://dce.unm.edu/location-maps.htm">http://dce.unm.edu/location-maps.htm</a>
</p>
<p class="before5after5">Parking at UNM CE is free but, due to the fact
that we
now have to pay "hourly rent", NMSEA will be asking for $1-$3
contribution for Chapter Meeting attendance. <br>
<br>
<span style="" lang="EN">April&#8217;s topic: &#8220;Renewables on the
Road with Plug-in <st1:Street w:st="on"><st1:address w:st="on">Electric
Drive</st1:address></st1:Street>.&#8221;
Electric drive is the connection between renewable power and vehicle
transportation, with speaker Skip Dunn of GreenWheels Sustainable
Transportation of Los Alamos. <o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="before5after5"><span style="" lang="EN">Skip Dunn
holds a Ph.D. from <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Stanford</st1:PlaceName>
<st1:PlaceType w:st="on">University</st1:PlaceType></st1:place> and
recently
turned his attention to the revamping of policies, procedures, and
designs of
transportation systems for a sustainable post-oil future. Dunn will
examine how
grid-connected cars will decrease the demand for energy by 80%,
increase the
role that renewable energy plays, and look at what the utility industry
must do
to prepare for and gain from a plug-in vehicle future. <o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="before5after5"><b style=""><span style="" lang="EN">APRIL 29:</span></b><span
 style="" lang="EN"> </span>ANNUAL EARTH DAY CELEBRATION, <st1:City
 w:st="on">SANTO DOMINGO</st1:City> <st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place
 w:st="on">PUEBLO</st1:place></st1:City></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><st1:City w:st="on">Santo Domingo</st1:City>&#8217;s
annual
outdoor Earth Day event highlights education, environmental awareness
and
protection, and takes place from 10am-3:30pm at the <st1:place
 w:st="on"><st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Santo Domingo</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType
 w:st="on">Community Center</st1:PlaceType></st1:place>.<span style="">&nbsp;
</span>This event welcomes the entire community of all ages.<br>
<br>
Please email Laticia at llovato@sdutilities or call (505)
465-0055 for more information.</p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><b style="">MAY 1-3:</b> FESTIVAL
DAYS, TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES</p>
<p class="MsoNormal">The annual Fiesta in <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City
 w:st="on">TorC</st1:City>, <st1:State w:st="on">New Mexico</st1:State></st1:place>,
is a three-day themed
celebration that is held at various locations there. The planned
schedule
includes a parade, karaoke sing-off, tournaments, contests, live
entertainment,
arts and crafts booths, and a NMRA-sanctioned rodeo. Call 575-894-5555
for more
information. </p>
<p class="before5after5"><b style="">MAY 2-3:</b>
GREEN ENERGY &amp; KITE FESTIVAL, <st1:place w:st="on">EDGEWOOD</st1:place></p>
<p>Green energy and sustainable living displays, demonstrations,
vendors. Water
harvesting, windmills, solar ovens, solar cars, bio-diesel, hybrid and
electric
vehicles, disc golf, bagpipes, sun and moon viewing, and kite flying
with
contests and stunt demonstrations. 10am-6pm, May 2 and 3 at the
Edgewood
Wildlife West Enhanced Zoo and <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:PlaceName
 w:st="on">Nature</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType w:st="on">Park</st1:PlaceType></st1:place>.
That&#8217;s 20 minutes
east of Albuquerque, Exit 187 off I-40. Sponsored by <st1:PlaceName
 w:st="on">Edgewood</st1:PlaceName>
<st1:PlaceType w:st="on">Parks</st1:PlaceType> and Recreation, NM
Tourism
Department, and the <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on">Albuquerque</st1:City></st1:place>
Astronomical Society. Contact Roger Holden for more information at
505-286-4518
or <a href="mailto:parksrec@edgewood-nm.gov">parksrec@edgewood-nm.gov</a>.</p>
<p class="before5after5"><b style="">MAY 8-17:</b> US
GREEN BUILDING COUNCIL NM SUSTAINABILITY WEEK</p>
<p>The USGBCNM Sustainability Week events will commence with an opening
ceremony on<strong> </strong><strong><span style="font-weight: normal;">Friday,
May 8, </span></strong>6:30-9:30 PM, at the City of <st1:City
 w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Albuquerque Aquarium</st1:place></st1:City><b>.</b>
On <strong><span style="font-weight: normal;">Saturday, May 9,</span></strong>
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's show for people to learn
more
about green building and see products and materials that are
environmentally
friendly. During the week, there will also be a tour of green
commercial
buildings. Sustainability Week culminates with the U.S. Green Building
Council
New Mexico Chapter's tenth annual GreenBuilt Tour in <st1:State
 w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">New Mexico</st1:place></st1:State> on <strong><span
 style="font-weight: normal;">May 16 and 17. </span></strong>Vendors
registration
deadline is April 1, and space is limited. To volunteer to help or for
more
information, visit <a href="http://www.greenbuilttour.net">www.greenbuilttour.net</a>
or call 505-227-0474.</p>
<p class="before5after5"><b style="">MAY 11-16:</b>
SOLAR 2009 ASES CONFERENCE, <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on">BUFFALO</st1:City>,
<st1:State w:st="on">NY</st1:State></st1:place></p>
<p class="before5after5">Thousands of solar leaders are getting ready
to head to
the 38th annual ASES National Solar Conference - SOLAR 2009, which is
now less
than two months away. Have you made your reservation yet? &nbsp;We're
entering
a new era of solar energy. The federal Recovery Act invests billions
into the
solar sector to help get the economy back on track. Top businesses are
investing billions more. The industry is changing at an unprecedented
pace. Are
you ready to lead in the new energy economy? ASES has assembled some of
the
world's leading experts to share their insights to help you take
advantage of
the unprecedented opportunities ahead. You can also register for SOLAR
SUCCESS!
training which includes more than 30 interactive workshops to help
entrepreneurs and installers get started in solar and ramp up fast. In
addition,
there are tours, special events, and a huge exhibit hall with top solar
businesses to help you discover where the industry is headed. Go to <a
 href="http://www.ases.org"><u><span style="color: blue;">www.ases.org</span></u></a>
for more information and registration.</p>
<p class="before5after5"><b style="">MAY 11-17:</b>
ADOBEUSA 2009 CONFERENCE, EL RITO</p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style=""><span style="" lang="EN">The 5th Adobe
Conference of the Adobe
Association of the Southwest will take place in May in El Rito, on the
campus
of co-sponsor <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Northern</st1:PlaceName>
<st1:PlaceName w:st="on">New Mexico</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType
 w:st="on">College</st1:PlaceType></st1:place>
in Cutting Hall Auditorium. Please browse their website for complete
details: <a href="http://www.adobeasw.com"><u><span
 style="color: blue;">www.adobeasw.com</span></u></a>.
Earthbuilding workshops will be held Mon-Thurs, May 11-14,
presentations and
the Trade Fair will be on Friday and Saturday, May 15, 16, and the
Adobe Tour
will be Sunday, May 17. <o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="before5after5"><b style="">MAY 23:</b>
Q-JAM, <st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">ALBUQUERQUE</st1:place></st1:City></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="">Join
the 2009 <strong><span style="font-weight: normal;">Q Jam</span></strong>
celebration in Downtown&nbsp;Albuquerque on Saturday, May 23 on <a
 href="http://www.google.com/maps?f=q&amp;hl=en&amp;q=1+One+Civic+Plz+NW,+Albuquerque,+NM+87102&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;z=15&amp;ll=35.088486,-106.652441&amp;spn=0.017523,0.023904&amp;om=1&amp;iwloc=addr"><u><span
 style="color: blue;">Harry E. Kinney Civic Plaza.</span></u></a><strong><span
 style="font-weight: normal;"> 2:00 p.m. - 7:15 p.m. </span></strong>Performing
artists&nbsp;<strong><span style="font-weight: normal;">Andy Davis</span></strong>,
<strong><span style="font-weight: normal;">Carrie Rodriquez</span></strong>
and <strong><span style="font-weight: normal;">Gin Blossoms</span></strong>
are&nbsp;the musical
lineup on the Main Stage. <strong><span style="font-weight: normal;">Q
Jam</span></strong>
is a <strong><span style="font-weight: normal;">FREE</span></strong>
music
festival and environmental sustainability fair that is fun for the
entire
family. The event features music by top-notch entertainers,
environmental
education, and interactive green exhibits.</p>
<p class="before5after5"><b style="">JUNE 12-14:</b>
THIRSTY EAR FESTIVAL, SOUTH OF SANTA FE- *NEW DATE*</p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style=""><span class="heading2char">The Thirsty
Ear Festival</span> has moved to a new date -
June 12-14! After 9 years of Labor Day weekend festivities just south
of <st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Santa Fe</st1:place></st1:City>,
we're moving
the date to mid-June for much milder weather. This makes Thirsty Ear
the first
major festival of the summer season rather than the last. Folk music,
blues,
Cajun, zydeco, roots rock, bluegrass &amp; alt-country artists on
multiple
stages. Camping, kids' activities, arts &amp; crafts, educational
demonstrations, zydeco &amp; Cajun dance lessons. Solar &amp;
sustainable
energy exhibits. Reserve a 10X10 booth space for $60. Small business
sponsorship
- $500. Local food, microbrews &amp; wine. See <a
 href="http://www.thirstyearfestival.com/"><u><span style="color: blue;">www.thirstyearfestival.com</span></u></a>
or call 505-473-5723 for lineup, tickets and schedule.&nbsp; See you in June!</p>
<p class="before5after5"><b style="">JUNE 26-28:</b>
VIVA VERDE GREEN LIVING IN SOUTHERN NM, <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:PlaceName
 w:st="on">SILVER</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType w:st="on">CITY</st1:PlaceType></st1:place></p>
<p class="before5after5">Now accepting advertisers, sponsors, vendors,
presenters
&amp; volunteers. Join us to create an inspiring educational guide,
resource
directory and conference to connect people with the ever-expanding
world of
green goods, information, resources&amp; services found right here in
southern
New Mexico. Go to <a href="http://www.vivaverdenm.com/"><u><span
 style="color: blue;">www.vivaverdenm.com</span></u></a> for more
information.</p>
<p class="before5after5"><b style="">JUNE: </b><st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place
 w:st="on">TAOS</st1:place></st1:City> MUSIC FESTIVAL AND
SOLAR VILLAGE- *CANCELLED!*</p>
<p class="before5after5">The Taos Solar Music Festival has been around
for a
decade, gathering people from around the country for great solar, great
music
and great memories. However, due to a slow economy the Taos Solar Music
Festival (TSMF Inc.) has decided to sit out this year&#8217;s show,
originally
scheduled for June 26, 27 &amp; 28, 2009. We are already hard at work
getting
out refunds to those that purchased the early bird tickets, which could
take a
while, so please be patient with us. After rejuvenating and
restructuring, we
plan to return in June 2010 to start a whole new decade of creating
wonderful
memories by combining enlightening ideas with incredible music. The
good news
is that those of you that took advantage of the &#8220;early bird&#8221; specials
for this
year will be the ones eligible for the same offer in 2010.</p>
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<h1><span style="font-size: 20pt;">ANNOUNCEMENT DETAILS:<o:p></o:p></span></h1>
<h2><strong><span style="font-size: 16pt;">NMSEA VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!</span></strong><span
 style="font-size: 16pt;"><o:p></o:p></span></h2>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="">Are
you looking to get involved and spread the word about sustainability,
solar and
renewable energies?&nbsp; Do you want to bake cookies in the sun and share
the
magic of a solar fountain?&nbsp; We could use your help!&nbsp; If you would
like to volunteer with NMSEA and help spread the word about
sustainability and
renewable energy we are happy to have you.&nbsp; </p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="">This
is the time of year when events start to line up and we are looking for
folks
across the state.&nbsp;Earth Day is right around the corner and springtime
is
our busiest season.&nbsp; With chapters and events all around the state we
need
you!&nbsp; Technical or in depth knowledge is not necessary.&nbsp; Enthusiasm
and a willingness to talk with the public is all that&#8217;s needed. We are
also
looking for a small group of people to be on an events committee to
help
evaluate invitations, keep track of accepted offers and volunteers, and
monitor
equipment and demos for different events.</p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="">Please
contact Deena Klein at <a href="mailto:dleeclean@yahoo.com"><u><span
 style="color: blue;">dleeclean@yahoo.com</span></u></a> for more
information.
Please type: VOLUNTEER FOR NMSEA in the subject line.&nbsp; If you tell her
in
what part of the state you live, Deena will get you hooked up with the
right
people!</p>
<p class="before5after5"><b style=""><span style="font-size: 16pt;">SUNPAPER
DEADLINE! <o:p></o:p></span></b></p>
<p class="before5after5">The SunPaper Deadline is April 15 for new
advertising
and for any articles or chapter news that you would like to submit for
the
May/June issue. NMSEA gives priority to articles on solar energy, but
anything
about renewable energy systems and sustainability is welcome in our
publication. <span style="">&nbsp;</span>SunPaper advertising rates
per issue are as follows:</p>
<p class="before5after5">Full Page:
$75&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
Half Page: $50 </p>
<p class="before5after5">Quarter Page: $25
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
Biz Card: $15</p>
<h2><span style="font-size: 16pt;">RESERVE A BOOTH: GREEN TECHNOLOGY
JOB FAIR!<o:p></o:p></span></h2>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="">&#8220;Workforce
of the Future&#8221; will feature industries targeted by the NM WIRED
Project,
including advanced manufacturing, aviation, green building
construction, microelectronics,
optics, and renewable energy. Reserve your booth now for the April 16
fair,
3:00 &#8211; 6:00 PM at the UNM Continuing Ed Center, 1634 University NE.
Booths are
free, but space is limited, so please contact Ingrid Baker at <a
 href="mailto:ingrid.e.baker@LMCO.com"><u><span style="color: blue;">ingrid.e.baker@LMCO.com</span></u></a></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style=""><strong><span style="font-size: 16pt;">USGBC
SUSTAINABLITY WEEK: VENDOR
&amp; VOLUNTEER DEADLINE!<o:p></o:p></span></strong></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="">USGBC
<i style="">Sustainability Week</i> <i style=""><span
 style="color: green;">green</span>central</i>
vendors and volunteer deadline is April 15.<span style="">&nbsp;
</span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="">For
more information on the USGBC&#8217;s <i style="">Sustainability
Week</i>, <span style="color: green;">green</span>Built Tour, and
related events,
visit <a href="http://www.greenbuilttour.net/">www.greenbuilttour.net</a>
or
call 505-227-0474.<b style=""><span style="font-size: 18pt;"><o:p></o:p></span></b></p>
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<p class="stylebefore5ptafter5pt0"><st1:place w:st="on"><st1:State
 w:st="on"><b style="">NEW MEXICO</b></st1:State></st1:place><b style="">
SOLAR ENERGY ASSOCIATION<o:p></o:p></b></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style=""><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" style="">505-246-0400,
888-886-6765, Fax: 505-246-2251</p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style=""><a href="mailto:info@nmsea.org">info@nmsea.org</a>
<a href="http://www.nmsea.org/">www.nmsea.org</a><br>
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