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<p class="MsoNormal" style=""><b><u><span style="font-size: 13.5pt;">ANNOUNCEMENTS</span></u></b></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style=""><b><u><span style="font-size: 13.5pt;"></span></u></b><b><span
 style="font-size: 13.5pt;">*</span> </b><b>NMSEA <font
 color="#009900">VOLUNTEERS </font>NEEDED THIS
WEEKEND &amp; NEXT!!! - ABQ<br>
</b><b><span style="font-size: 13.5pt;">*</span> REQUEST FOR
VOLUNTEERS!!! - </b><b>SYNERGY FEST - </b><b>LAS VEGAS, NM<br>
</b><b><span style="font-size: 13.5pt;">*</span> </b><b>NO</b><b> </b><b><u>SUSTAINABLE
</u></b><b><u>LAS VEGAS</u> </b><b>MONTHLY NMSEA CHAPTER MEETING <u>IN
APRIL</u> - LAS VEGAS, NM<br>
</b><b><span style="font-size: 13.5pt;">*</span> </b><b>CALL FOR
VENDORS!!! 2010 TAOS EARTH DAY CELEBRATION - TAOS<br>
</b><b><span style="font-size: 13.5pt;">*</span> </b><b>QUIVIRA
COALITION/ EARTH WORKS INSTITUTE - 2010 SUMMER INTERNSHIP APPLICATIONS
DUE 4/15!</b><b></b><span style="font-size: 14pt;"></span><b><u><span
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<p class="MsoNormal" style=""><b><u><span style="font-size: 13.5pt;">EVENTS</span></u></b><u2:p></u2:p><u3:p></u3:p><br>
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 style="font-size: 13.5pt;">*</span> </b><b>APRIL 10-11: SPRING FOR
SOLAR! at the Int'l Green Ideas Show &amp; Home Builders and
Remodeler's Showcase - ABQ</b><br>
<b><span style="font-size: 13.5pt;">* </span></b><b>APRIL 21: ZEP
SYSTEM TRAINING - ABQ</b><br>
<b><span style="font-size: 13.5pt;">* </span></b><b>APRIL 24:
SYNERGYFEST</b><b>- LAS VEGAS, NM<br>
</b><b><span style="font-size: 13.5pt;">* </span></b><b>APRIL 25:
EARTH DAY CELEBRATION - TAOS</b><b></b><br>
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NMSEA <font color="#009900">VOLUNTEERS </font>NEEDED THIS
WEEKEND &amp; NEXT</b><b>!!!</b><b> - ABQ</b><br>
<br>
- Please call Claire Simons at 505-227-5597 (Albq) to volunteer to help
with NMSEA's booth &amp; workshops THIS WEEKEND at the IGIS SHOW.&nbsp; <br>
Free
show and workshop entry for 3 hours of volunteer time, though we
appreciate more.&nbsp; Free parking a couple of blocks away.<br>
<br>
- Please call Ray Shortridge at 505-688-4057 (Albq) to volunteer for
some
of these Earth Day events where we particularly need help:<br>
</p>
<div>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 1. Tuesday, April 20, 8:30 am to 12:30 pm for the Job Corps
Center, Abq<br>
</div>
<div>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 2. Saturday, April 24, 10am - noon at the ARCA Organics
Greenhouse, Corrales (site of NMSEA PV Class System)<br>
</div>
<div>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 3. Sunday, April 25, 10 am - 6pm at La Montanita Co-op, Abq<br>
_______________________________________<br>
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<b><span style="font-size: 13.5pt;">*</span> REQUEST FOR VOLUNTEERS!!!
- </b><b>SYNERGY FEST - </b><b>LAS VEGAS, NM</b><font
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Sustainable Las Vegas is again helping to organize SynergyFest,
scheduled Saturday, April 24th.&nbsp; <br>
<br>
New Mexico Highlands University's leafy Melody Park is the site for
this year's event. Featured as in previous years will be music, sharing
ideas on local and global sustainability, education about resource
conservation, local commerce and food production. <br>
<br>
We need volunteers the day of the event to help man the
NMSEA/SynergyFest Tent.&nbsp; I'd like to schedule 2 people at a time for
2-3 hour shifts from 10am-4pm.&nbsp; Please contact Cheryl Zebrowski (</font></font><font
 id="role_document" color="#000000" face="Arial" size="3"><font
 style="background-color: transparent;" color="#000000" face="Arial"
 size="2"><a class="moz-txt-link-abbreviated" href="mailto:czebrowski@desertgate.com">czebrowski@desertgate.com</a>) </font></font><font
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 style="background-color: transparent;" color="#000000" face="Arial"
 size="2">if you'd like to help!&nbsp; It's always a fun time talking to
people!!!<br>
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<br>
<b><span style="font-size: 13.5pt;">*</span> </b><b>NO <u>SUSTAINABLE
</u></b><b><u>LAS VEGAS</u> </b><b>MONTHLY NMSEA CHAPTER MEETING <u>IN
APRIL</u></b><b><br>
</b><font id="role_document" color="#000000" face="Arial" size="3"><font
 style="background-color: transparent;" color="#000000" face="Arial"
 size="2"><br>
PLEASE NOTE!!! Synergyfest will take the place of Sustainable Las
Vegas' April monthly </font></font><font id="role_document"
 color="#000000" face="Arial" size="3"><font
 style="background-color: transparent;" color="#000000" face="Arial"
 size="2">NMSEA Chapter </font></font><font id="role_document"
 color="#000000" face="Arial" size="3"><font
 style="background-color: transparent;" color="#000000" face="Arial"
 size="2">meeting, </font></font><font id="role_document"
 color="#000000" face="Arial" size="3"><font
 style="background-color: transparent;" color="#000000" face="Arial"
 size="2">Saturday, April 24 </font></font><br>
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<br>
<b><span style="font-size: 13.5pt;">*</span> </b><b>CALL FOR
VENDORS!!! 2010 TAOS EARTH DAY CELEBRATION<br>
</b>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="line-height: 150%;">NMSEA &amp; Rocky
Mountain Youth Corps invite individuals, groups,
businesses, nonprofits and educators involved in sustainability and
environmental education to participate as
vendors in the &#8220;2010 Taos Earth Day Festival,&#8221;Sunday, April 25, 2010
at Kit Carson Park from 10am-4pm.<br>
</p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="line-height: 150%;">Approximately 1500-2000
people will
attend this community-wide event.<span>&nbsp;
</span>Exhibits will include eco-businesses and organizations, science
displays, projects, great
food, live music and community service opportunities!<span> </span><span></span><span></span>Everyone
is invited!</p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="line-height: 150%;">Deadline for vendor
applications is
April 13th, 2010.<br>
For more
information,
contact Jamie Radenbaugh at (575)
751-1420 x 29 or Scott Evans at (575) 758-5338.&nbsp;
_______________________________________<br>
<b><span style="font-size: 13.5pt;">*</span> </b><b>QUIVIRA COALITION/
EARTH WORKS INSTITUTE - 2010 SUMMER INTERNSHIP APPLICATIONS DUE 4/15!</b><br>
</p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="line-height: 150%;">The
purpose of this Internship is to advance the career of a promising
young adult,
and develop the next generation of conservation and agrarian leaders.&nbsp; </p>
<p class="MsoNormal">We are looking for a person between the ages of 17
and 30,
preferably from a rural, minority, or economically-disadvantaged
background,
who is passionate about environmental stewardship (i.e. facing climate
change,
educating youth and community members, participating in local
sustainable
agriculture, ecological restoration, land health monitoring, and
sustainable
living, etc...), and will be living/staying within the greater Santa Fe
area
during summer 2010 (i.e. commuting distance).<br>
</p>
For applications, or questions about the program, please contact Avery
Anderson at <a rel="nofollow"
 ymailto="mailto:avery@quiviracoalition.org" target="_blank"
 href="mailto:avery@quiviracoalition.org">avery@quiviracoalition.org</a>
or
(505) 820-2544 Ext. 5#.<b>
</b><b><u><span style="font-size: 13.5pt;"><br>
</span></u></b>_______________________________________<br>
<b><u><span style="font-size: 13.5pt;">EVENTS</span></u></b><o:p></o:p></div>
<p class="MsoNormal"><b><span style="font-size: 13.5pt;">* </span></b><b>APRIL
10-11: Spring for Solar! at the Int'l Green Ideas Show &amp; Home
Builders and Remodeler's Showcase<br>
</b><br>
<font face="Times New Roman, Times, serif">This
weekend!&nbsp; Please spread the word!&nbsp; <br>
NMSEA Energy Savings &amp; Solar Introductory Workshops<br>
</font></p>
<p class="MsoNormal">Saturday, April 10: 10am-5pm<em></em><em></em><br>
Sunday, April 11: 10am-4pm
<em></em><br>
Albuquerque Convention Center (East
Hall)<br>
</p>
<p class="MsoNormal">FULL DETAILS HERE:&nbsp; <a moz-do-not-send="true"
 class="moz-txt-link-freetext"
 href="http://www.nmsea.org/Events/IGIS10/index.php">http://www.nmsea.org/Events/IGIS10/index.php</a>
<br>
or SEE BELOW for info about ticket prices, discounts, solar oven and
solar
model car raffles, a kitchen makeover and volunteering at
NMSEA's booth &amp; workshops this weekend.<br>
</p>
We look forward to seeing you there!<br>
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TICKETS &amp; DISCOUNT COUPONS <br>
<br>
<font color="#009900"><font color="#000000">Show Entry:</font></font><br>
<font color="#009900">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Entry to IGI Show/HBR Show</font>:&nbsp; $8<br>
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Print $3 Discount Coupons from this link:<br>
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <a moz-do-not-send="true" class="moz-txt-link-freetext"
 href="http://www.nmsea.org/Events/IGIS10/Showcase_Discount_Coupons.pdf">http://www.nmsea.org/Events/IGIS10/Showcase_Discount_Coupons.pdf</a><br>
<br>
<font color="#009900"><font color="#000000">Workshop Entry:</font></font><br>
<font color="#009900">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; "Spring for Solar" is a series of </font><font
 color="#009900">energy
savings and solar introductory workshops.</font><br>
<font color="#009900">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Workshop entry is a separate ticket</font>:&nbsp;
$5/weekend,
$3/Sunday-only.<br>
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; The Workshop Schedule and Descriptions are on our website:&nbsp; <br>
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <a moz-do-not-send="true" class="moz-txt-link-freetext"
 href="http://www.nmsea.org/Events/IGIS10/index.php">http://www.nmsea.org/Events/IGIS10/index.php</a>.&nbsp;
<br>
<br>
We thank our "Spring for Solar" Workshop Sponsors:<br>
<a moz-do-not-send="true" href="http://www.bpce.com">Bridgers and
Paxton Consulting
Engineers</a><br>
<a moz-do-not-send="true" href="http://sacredpowercorp.com/">Sacred
Power Corporation</a><br>
<a moz-do-not-send="true" href="http://www.sandia.gov/about/community/">Sandia
National
Laboratories - Community Involvement</a><br>
<a moz-do-not-send="true" href="http://www.unirac.com">Unirac,
Inc.</a><br>
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SOLAR OVEN RAFFLE <br>
<br>
NMSEA will be raffling a <font color="#009900">Global Sun Oven</font>
by Sun Oven International, $299 value.&nbsp;
<br>
Raffle tickets - $3 each or 4 for $10.&nbsp; <br>
Drawing on 4/11, 4pm at the IGI Show.&nbsp; <br>
Need not be present to win.<br>
<br>
There will also be a raffle for a solar model car, $3 per ticket.<br>
<br>
Come see us at the NMSEA Exhibit, Booths 301-304, 307-308, for the
workshop &amp; raffle tickets!<br>
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WIN A <font color="#009900">$20,000 KITCHEN MAKEOVER</font><br>
See:&nbsp; <a moz-do-not-send="true" class="moz-txt-link-freetext"
 href="http://www.kasa.com/dpp/participate/contests/kitchen-makeover">http://www.kasa.com/dpp/participate/contests/kitchen-makeover</a><br>
Ends 4/10.<br>
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<p class="MsoNormal" style=""><b><o:p></o:p>APRIL 21: Zep
System Training &#8211; Limited Space<u1:p></u1:p></b><o:p></o:p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="">National
Zep Week 2010 will be making a stop in <st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place
 w:st="on">Albuquerque</st1:place></st1:City>
on April 21<sup>st</sup> from 9-3pm at the Hilton Garden Inn.&nbsp; Come
join us
for a day long training session on the Zep System, &nbsp;a revolutionary,
all-in-one PV mounting/grounding system, which is installed four to
five times
faster than traditional mounting systems, cutting costs by $.50/watt.&nbsp;
Space is limited and reservations are required.&nbsp; For details visit:&nbsp; <a
 href="http://www.grosolar.com/zepsolar">http://www.grosolar.com/zepsolar</a>
or
call Sue Barnette at 800.374.4494, ext. 2981. Twitter #ZEPWEEK.
&nbsp;Breakfast
and lunch included.&nbsp; Sponsored by groSolar, Zep Solar, and Canadian
Solar.&nbsp;
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<p class="MsoNormal"><o:p></o:p><b>APRIL 24: SynergyFest <br>
</b></p>
<span style="font-size: 12pt;"><span
 style="font-family: Times New Roman;">The seventh annual SynergyFest
Saturday, April 24<sup>th</sup> </span></span><span
 style="font-size: 12pt;"><span style="font-family: Times New Roman;">10am-4pm
</span></span><span style="font-size: 12pt;"><span
 style="font-family: Times New Roman;">at Melody Park on the campus of
New Mexico Highlands University.<span style=""> <br>
&nbsp;<br>
</span><span style="color: black;">SynergyFest&nbsp;celebrates the potential
of a sustainable future for the community surrounding Las Vegas, NM.<span
 style="">&nbsp; </span>Sharing
ideas and goals related to local and global sustainability is&nbsp;our main
focus.&nbsp;Another goal is educating people-&nbsp;particularly our youth - on
such subjects as resource conservation, renewable energy, local
commerce and food production.<span style="">&nbsp; </span></span><br>
<br>
As always, it will be fun for the whole family, and it's FREE! <span
 style="">&nbsp;</span>The
event features workshops, vendors, artisans, Sunshine Kids Village,
music and other entertainment. <br>
<br>
For more information , go to the SynergyFest
website at </span><a href="http://www.synergyfest.com/"><span
 style="font-family: Times New Roman;">www.synergyfest.com</span></a><span
 style="font-family: Times New Roman;">or contact Cheryl Zebrowski at
425-6008, </span><a href="mailto:czebrowski@desertgate.com"><span
 style="font-family: Times New Roman; color: rgb(0, 0, 255);">czebrowski@desertgate.com</span></a></span><a
 href="http://www.synergyfest.com"></a><br>
_______________________________________<br>
<p class="MsoNormal" style=""><b><span style="font-size: 13.5pt;"></span></b><b>APRIL
25: EARTH DAY CELEBRATION - TAOS<br>
</b>10am-4pm<big>&nbsp; </big>Kit Carson Park, Town of Taos - just north of
the Plaza<br>
</p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="">Great music and lots of exhibitors!!!<br>
</p>
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