New Mexico Climate Action

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  • Saturday May 18, 7pm Wild and Scenic Film Festival On Tour hosted by Santa Fe Watershed Association. The mother festival, held during January in Nevada City CA, is in its 17th year and is the largest of its kind — over 140 films this year including 15 world premiers, shown at 10 venues exceeding 2000 seats. The Santa Fe Watershed Association felt Santa Fe deserves to see the best of these. Location: The Screen at Midtown Campus (presented by Center for Contemporary Arts, The Screen is 2 blocks north of Siringo and Yucca). Film sessions feature ‘Rivers, Land and Wildlife Habitat’, as well as examples of individuals ‘Taking Action and Seeing Results’ on environmental issues. Tickets ($15) on sale now at the CCA or online. More info here.
  • Wednesday, May 22, 5:30 pm: Cli-Fi: Altered Futures Through Film and Literature, A Disruptive Futures Dialogue Sponsored by Creative Santa Fe. This multifaceted evening will include short films, readings by local authors, and opportunities to engage in learning about and taking action on sustainability issues. Location: Scottish Rite Masonic Center, Santa Fe. More info here.
  • Wednesday, May 22, 6 – 8 pm: Climate Change. How will it impact New Mexico? (Albuquerque) Hosted by West Side Democrats of Bernalillo County. Join a discussion with panelists Laura Paskus, Ray Powell, and Kelsey Rader. Moderated by Antonio Griego Location: Taylor Ranch Community Center, 4900 Kachina St NW, Albuquerque. More info here.
  • Friday, May 24: Global Climate Strike worldwide. More info here.
  • Sunday, June 2, 4:30 – 6 pm: Truth Telling in the Age of Climate Disruption speakers series, an evening with Phyllis Bennis and Corrine Sanchez. Location: Santa Fe. $40 per person, supporting the work of New Energy Economy. More info, location details and RSVP here.
  • Saturday, June 8, 10 am – noon: Climate Defenders New Mexico/ Santa Fe Citizens’ Climate Lobby Monthly Meeting. Come get involved with Citizen’s Climate Lobby, working for climate change solutions that bridge the partisan divide. More info here. Location: Santa Fe Public Library Main branch, second floor, Santa Fe. Tentative schedule of 2019 meetings: June 8, July 13, Aug 10, Sept 14, Oct 12, Nov 9, Dec 14. For more info and to confirm
  • Saturday, June 8, 10:30 am: Citizen’s Climate Lobby, Corrales, meets on the second Saturday of the month. For details and location contact Meeting updates and special events can be found on Facebook at Citizens’ Climate Lobby — Corrales, NM. Follow our Facebook page for news, updates, or any changes to meeting times. Join Citizens Climate Lobby hereand select the Corrales Group to get on the email list.
  • Monday, June 11, 6:15 – 7:45 pm: Albuquerque Citizen’s Climate Lobby monthly meeting on the Monday following the 2nd Saturday of every month. More info here or contact Lisa to confirm date and location at: Usual location: Erna Fergusson Library – 3700 San Mateo NE Albuquerque (between Comanche & Montgomery on the East side of San Mateo).
  • June 12 – 14: 3rd Annual Next Generation Water Summit (NGWS) Cost $299, or $50 for students. The Next Generation Water Summit brings together the building and development community, water reuse professionals and water policymakers in a collaborative setting to share best practices and learn about innovative water conservation and water reuse techniques that can be used to comply with water conservation restrictions spreading across the southwest. Dr. James White, Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences, University of Colorado at Boulder will give the keynote address on June 12th, “Climate Change – The Tipping Point and the Economic Impact”, at 8:15am. Paula Kehoe, Director of Water Resources, San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) will give the address on June 13th and U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján (D-NM), a long-time advocate for New Mexico’s acequias and traditional lands, will give the keynote address on June 14th. Location: Santa Fe Community Convention Center, 201 W Marcy St, Santa Fe. Register for the conference here.
  • Thursday, August 1: Global Earth Strike: Protest Day. Create or join a local chapter to protest and get ready for the September 27 Global Earth Strike. Email to learn how to get involved. More info here.
  • Saturday, August 3, 1 – 4 pm: Santa Fe County Fix-It Clinic. An all-ages do-it-together repair event: Bring your broken electronics, appliances, toys, etc. for assessment, disassembly, and possible repair. Work space, tools, and guidance provided to help you disassemble, troubleshoot & hopefully even FIX your item. Interested in helping? New coaches are welcome to attend! Location: Make Santa Fe: 2879 All Trades Road. This Santa Fe County-sponsored event happens approximately every three months. Contact Neal Denton at or sign up here. Read the Reporter’s recent article about the Fix-It Clinic here.
  • Monday – Friday, August 5-9: American Solar Energy Society Conference in Minnesotamore info.
  • Friday, September 27: Global Earth Strike to Save the Planet. More info here.
  • October 26: New Mexico Solar Energy Association – Solar Fiestamore info to come.