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Solid Waste Management recycling/outreach coordinator. 505.466.9797, eldorado285recycles@,

Goes through downtown and the plaza. 6/17-21. 505.471.4300. Parade map: http://

June 10, 6:30-8 pm A Fun Talk about Public Banking Unitarian Church, 107 W. Barcelona Rd.

June 14-18 International Algal Biofuels Conference SF Convention Center

Gwen Hallsmith, executive director of the Public Banking Institute, will explore public banking through music and games. Presented by WeArePeopleHere! By donation.

July 10, 11 Krishna Das & Band Green Garson Theater

Be transported to the heart. Presented by Center for Inner Truth and Transitions Radio Magazine. Reserved seating tickets: 505.988.1234, Lensic box office,

June 10 and 12, 6:30-8:30 pm Wildland Fire: An Introduction SF Community College

Learn how forest fires burn across different types of landscapes, why forests have different fire histories, and how we figure out fire history. $45. Registration: 505.428.1270 or continuing_education/continuing_education_ registration. Course #SW375 01/CRN 10608

June 11 La Bajada Mining Hearing SF Convention Center

A special meeting to decide the fate of La Bajada Mesa. See op-ed on page 35. www.

June 12, 6:30-9:30 pm Dinner and a Spice Evening Savory Spice Shop, 225 Galisteo St.

Join Slow Food SF for a family-style dinner and exploration of spice. $25. Reservations: 505.474.3896,

June 13-29 Santa Fe International New Media Festival

Video and interactive installations, animation, art-apps, digital dome screenings, experimental documentaries, multimedia performances. Free admission.

June 14 Santa Fe River Cleanup Volunteer meet-up at Alto Park

Organized by the SF Watershed Association. 505.820.1696,

June 14, 10 am-2 pm Passive Solar Design Ampersand Sustainable Learning Center, Cerrillos, NM

Learn to make use of this amazing resource for heating and cooling. Observe building techniques. The fundamentals of passive solar design for new structures and retrofits will be explained. $60 with discounts available. 505.780.0535, Amanda@ampersand,

June 14, 10 am-4 pm Arid Land Restoration Ampersand Sustainable Learning Center, Cerrillos, NM

Learn to think like a watershed and read the unique landscape of the arid Southwest, tour and discuss ecological restoration projects. $60 with discounts available. 505.780.0535, Amanda@ampersand,

June 14, 11 am start Rodeo de Santa Fe Parade

Kicks off 64th annual professional rodeo.

See newsbite, page 21

June 16, 6 pm Dr. Scott Ortman Lecture SF Community Foundation 501 Halona Street

“What the Pueblos Can Teach Us about Economic Growth,” presented by SW Seminars. $12. 505.466.2775, southwestseminar@,

June 17, 5:30 pm Water Matters Lecture Series SF Community Foundation 501 Halona Street

Attorney and state Representative Brian Egolf, Chair of the Energy and Natural Resources Committee will speak on: Promoting Renewable Energy, Protecting NM’s Water Resources, Holding Polluters Accountable, and how the Legislature is proposing to respond to climate change and the drought. Presented by Amigos Bravos. 575.758.3824,

June 20, 3:30 pm start Rodeo de Santa Fe Pink Boot Breast Cancer Fundraiser SF Rodeo Grounds VIP Tent

Meet rodeo personalities; go on a “behindthe-chutes” tour, participate in live and silent auctions, have a rodeo-style dinner and then stay for the rodeo. Tickets: $30. 505.920.8444

June 21, 9:30 am-12 pm Survive & Thrive in Drought La Tienda Performance Space, Eldorado

A panel of experts will discuss what individuals, communities and counties can do to prepare for a drought-prone future. 505.660.4745,

June 21, 5-7 pm Celebration of Allan Houser’s 100th Birthday IAIAMuseumofContemporaryNativeArts

Educate + Inform + Inspire. 505.983.8900,

June 21-22 Herb & Lavender Fair El Rancho de las Golondrinas 505.471.2261,

June 23, 6 pm Pueblos and Valle Caldera Hotel Santa Fe

Dr. Matthew J. Liebmann lecture presented by SW Seminars. $12. 505.466.2775, southwest,

June 25, 5 pm SF County Zoning Map Adoption Draft Public Hearing Board of County Commission Chambers, 102 Grant Ave.

June 26, 11 am-6 pm Whole Foods 5% Day to Benefit Kindred Spirits All SF Whole Foods Locations

Kindred Spirits Animal Sanctuary will receive 5% of the proceeds of all purchases. Meet the senior ambassadors of Kindred Spirits. Info: 505.471.5366,

June 27-29 Ecological Restoration Volunteer Project Glorieta Mesa near Santa Fe

Join the ABQ Wildlife Federation for a weekend working to improve wildlife habitat on lands set aside for conservation. rioscial@,

June 27-29, 10 am-5 pm Santa Fe Studio Tour 2014

Tour over 30 artists’ studios, meet the artists and purchase art. Preview party 6/27, 5:307:30 at the SF University of Art & Design.

First Saturday of Each Month 10 am-12 pm SF Citizens’ Climate Lobby Natural Grocers, Community Room 3328 Cerrillos Road

“Creating political will for a livable world”

Become a Site Steward Santa Fe National Forest

Monitor archeological and historical sites on a regular basis for evidence of natural deterioration or vandalism. www.sfnfsitestewards. org

BizMIX Competition

Start-up business ideas and committed entrepreneurs in Santa Fe wanted. Make connections with peers and mentors.Compete for more than $20,000 in cash and prizes while being followed by video cameras for primetime reality TV. Apply at http:// Sponsorship info: mix@


June 7, 8 am-12 pm Taos River and Land Cleanup

Community effort to clean the watershed, hiking trails and landscapes. Taos volunteers meet rain or shine, 8 am St. James Episcopal Church parking lot, corner of Gustorf Rd. and Cam. de Santiago, behind Quality Inn; Questa volunteers 8:15 am at Centinel Bank in Questa. Info: 575.751.1420 or 575.758.6768. Organized by Rocky Mtn. Youth Corps, Amigos Bravos, U.S. Forest Service, others. Community lunch afterward.

June 24 San Juan Day—Corn Dance Taos Pueblo, NM

Religious celebration/feast day. Open to the public. No photos allowed. 575.758.1028,

June 26 Raffle for the Río KTAOS Solar Radio, 101.9 FM, Taos, NM

June 6-7 Horses and Land Health Near Las Vegas, NM

“Dogtoberfest in June” Fun, food, music, silent auction, raffles. Meet the ambassador senior animals. Directions/information: 505.471.5366,

June 8, 9 am-4 pm Corrales Garden Tour

Self-guided tour of 8 distinctive gardens that use water-wise xeric planting. Presented by Corrales MainStreet with support from Sandoval Co. Master Gardeners.Tickets: $10 at local garden centers. 505-350-3955,,

June 11, 7-8:30 pm Wildlife Habitat Forum Pajarito Environmental Education Center, Los Alamos, NM

Panel discussion on how to make any community a Community Wildlife Habitat. Free. 505.662.0460,

June 14, 4-7 pm Farm to Table Fundraiser Comida de Campos Farm, Embudo, NM

Family-run, chemical-free farm on the banks of the Río Grande. Enjoy a farm-fresh, home-cooked, family-style dinner, a guided stroll through the fields, tranquil music and a silent auction. $50. 505.473.1004, ext. 14,

June 16-20 Free Black Lung Screening for Coal Miners

6/16-17: San Juan Mine, County Rd. 5600, Waterflow, NM; 6/18-19: Navajo Mine, County Rd. 6675, 16 miles SW of Fruitland, NM; 6/20: Walmart, 100 Roberts Dr., Grants, NM. 1-888-480-4042. Offered by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health mobile unit.

June 18. 5:30 pm The 1977 La Mesa Fire: A Wake-up Call? Meet at Burnt Mesa trailhead Los Alamos, NM

Teralene Foxx will address why this 15,000acre fire is significant, during a walk along Burnt Mesa. Free. Sponsored by Pajarito Environmental Education Center. 505.662.0460,

Hosted by the American Solar Energy Society, this conference will feature 47 papers and panels from 22 universities and a dozen design and architectural firms from around the world.,

NM Green Chamber of Commerce

Social gathering and cultural celebration, dance competitions, crafts. Admission and photo permit fees.,


June 7, 1-5 pm Kindred Spirits Animal Sanctuary Fundraising Event Corrales, NM

July 6-10 2014 National Solar Conference San Francisco, California

Amigos Bravos annual Raffle for the Río. Listen on-air or on-line. Winner receives a year’s membership and a week’s stay for two including airfare to Pisac Inn, Perú. This fund aids Amigos Bravos to support emerging NM community water issues. 575.758.3874,

July 11-13 Taos Pueblo Pow Wow

Free workshop sponsored by the Quivira Coalition and Hermit’s Peak Watershed Alliance. Day 1 classroom: Trout Springs Ranch. Day 2 Field Day: Gallinas Canyon. 505.820.2544, mwalton@quiviracoalition. org. Registration:

The NM Green Chamber of Commerce, with chapters around the state, has a business directory that is a great resource for conscious consumers looking for locally owned and environmentally friendly businesses in their area. Contribute to a sustainable future by supporting businesses in your city/town that are striving to be leaders in green business practices. Info: 505.859.3433,, http://nmgreen

Green Fire Times • June 2014


June 2014 Green Fire Times  

Featuring: Pueblo Feast Days, The Mystery Stone, Sustainable Tourism Ignites the Hearts and Minds of Northern New Mexicans, Increasing Sust...

June 2014 Green Fire Times  

Featuring: Pueblo Feast Days, The Mystery Stone, Sustainable Tourism Ignites the Hearts and Minds of Northern New Mexicans, Increasing Sust...