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Vol. 6, No. 6 • June 2014 Issue No. 62 Publisher Green Fire Publishing, LLC

Skip Whitson

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Contents

Pueblo Feast Days. . .. . .. . .. . ... . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . ..7 The Mystery Stone . . .. . .. . .. . . . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . ..8 Sustainable Tourism Ignites the Hearts and Minds of Northern New Mexicans. . .. . .. 9 Increasing Sustainability in Tourism . . . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . 11 Santa Fe Hosts the Western Adaptation Alliance . . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. 15 Sustainable Santa Fe Monthly Update . . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . 16 The Georgetown University Energy Prize . . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . . 16 Op-Ed: “SUNstainable” New Mexico. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . . 17 Earth Care’s Youth Leaders Champion Southside Sustainability Efforts . . .. . .. . .. . 18 Earth Care’s AmeriCorps Food Cadre Receives Federal Grant. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . 19 Santa Fe’s Green Lodging Initiative – Phase II . . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . . 20 Direct Public Offerings and Capital-Raising for Your Business . . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. 23 North Central Regional Transit District Links New Mexico Communities . . .. . .. . . 24 El Agua Es Vida: Acequias of New Mexico Exhibit at the Maxwell Museum. . .. . .. . . 26 A Dynamic Duo Do for Earth y Comunidad . . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. 27 Everyday Green: Backyard Foraging . . . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . 29 Organ Mountains–Desert Peaks National Monument . . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. 31 Our Land Is Worth More Than That . . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . 32 Op-Ed: Board of County Commissioners to Decide the Fate of La Bajada Mesa. . .. . . 35 Newsbites . . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . . . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. 10, 15, 17, 21, 29, 37 What’s Going On. . .. . .. . .. . ... . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . 38

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The Santa Fe Tourism Expo on May 1 was designed to showcase area businesses and organizations that attract visitors and deliver an authentic experience. Monique Jacobson of the New Mexico Tourism Department and Santa Fe Mayor Javier Gonzales, flanked by other officials and business people, presided over the ribbon-cutting. COVER: I mages of New Mexico: Las Brazos Range, Tierra Amarilla Land Grant; Rio Grande, south of Pilar; Earth Care AmeriCorps Food Cadre Project; El Rancho de las Golondrinas, La Cienega. Photos © Anna C. Hansen and Seth Roffman  Green Fire Times is not to be confused with the Green Fire Report, an in-house quarterly publication of the New Mexico Environmental Law Center. The NMELC can be accessed online at: www.nmelc.org

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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...

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