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You’re Invited to ‘Sustainability Beyond the Classroom Workshops’

April 2, 2014 -- CNM faculty members are hosting upcoming workshops on a variety of sustainability topics that include recycling, the importance of bees in the environment, green building, alternative energy, community agriculture, composting and neighborhood cooperatives. Here are the schedule of workshops:

Workshop on the Importance of Bees in the Environment

The New Mexico Beekeepers Association (http://www.nmbeekeepers.org) is a non-profit organization with a strong tie to the State of New Mexico's Department of Agriculture. NMBA President Jessie Brown will co-host a workshop with CNM faculty member Sandra Rourke at Montoya Campus H Building, Room 126, from noon to 1 p.m. on Monday, April 7.

 

Green Building and Rain Harvesting Workshop

Querencia Green (http://querenciagreen.org) is a community program that provides services to develop sustainable neighborhoods. The co-founder, Joanne McEntire, will co-host workshops on rain harvesting and green building with CNM faculty member Sandra Rourke at the Montoya Campus H Building, Room 126, from 11 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, April 8.

 

 Alternative Energy Workshop

PNM, New Mexico’s largest electricity provider, has committed to developing and utilizing alternative energy technologies such as wind, solar and geothermal. PNM has partnered with CNM to help the college earn thousands of dollars in rebates for on-campus energy efficiency projects. Amy Miller, Director of Environmental Programs at PNM, will co-host the workshop with CNM faculty member Carson Bennett at the Westside Campus (WS-I, Room 304) from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 16.

 

Community Supported Agriculture Workshop

Skarsgard Farms (http://www.skarsgardfarms.com) is located in the South Valley and provides community supported agriculture services. Wesley James of Skarsgard Farms will co-host a workshop with CNM faculty member Sandra Rourke on community supported agriculture services at Montoya Campus, H Building Room 126, from 1-2 p.m. on Wednesday, April 16.

 

Composting Workshop

John Zarolo, a Master Composter for New Mexico State University’s Agriculture department (http://bernalilloextension.nmsu.edu/mastercomposter) will co-host a workshop with CNM faculty member Sandra Rourke on Basic Home Composting and Worm Composting at the Montoya Campus, H Building Room 126, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, April 17.

 

Workshop on Neighborhood Cooperatives

Mountain-Forrester Neighborhood Cooperative is an independent cooperative in Downtown Albuquerque. Members of the cooperative and CNM faculty Member Asa Stone will co-host a workshop on developing a neighborhood cooperative at Main Campus in Smith Brasher Hall Room 132 from 5-6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 22.

For more information, email astone10@cnm.edu. 

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