2017 New Mexico State Conference

Oct 28
Hosted by:Citizens' Climate Educati...
When:
October 28, 2017 at 9:00am to
October 28, 2017 at 5:00pm
Where:
This Conference is held in 4 locations. Santa Fe, Albuquerque, Las Cruces, and Taos Santa Fe, NM 87507
Contact:

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Getting Beyond the Climate Argument: Plugging into Solutions
Citizens’ Climate Education-NM (CCE-NM) Statewide Conference

To inform, inspire, and empower diverse New Mexico stakeholders

to engage and collaborate on climate issues.

 

Participants will learn about the science and economics of climate change and its many solutions, and will be presented with ways to support solutions at local, regional, and national levels. Many organizations state-wide are being invited to participate and share their initiatives.

For More Information, see our event page on Facebook.

Early Registration Ends October 22: in Santa Fe and Albuquerque, early registration is $18; from October 23 to 28, registration will be $25. Online registration will end for all locations on October 26. You can register at the door in all locations, if space permits.

Overall Agenda

October 26 in Santa Fe only, 7 p.m. ​- Screening Tomorrow at Center for Contemporary Arts. Suggested donation of $10. Tickets will be available through CCA.

October 28 ​- Main Conference in 4 locations: In Santa Fe and Albuquerque from 9-5. In Las Cruces and Taos from 9-1. Details for each location below

October 29​ in Santa Fe only - Climate Advocate Training at Santa Fe Public Library, Southside Branch, 6599 Jaguar Drive, from 1-4 p.m.

MAIN CONFERENCE: All locations will feature the same morning speakers (via livestream). Morning speakers include:​

  • KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Hon. Claudine Schneider​, Energy Consultant, Former Republican Congresswoman from Rhode Island; Founder of RI Committee on Energy; Author, Global Warming Prevention Act of 1989 (Santa Fe)
  • Mark Reynolds​, Executive Director of Citizens’ Climate Lobby (via livestream)
  • Todd Ringler, PhD​, member of World Climate Research Program for Climate and Ocean: Variability, Predictability and Change (Santa Fe)
  • David Gutzler, PhD​, Climatologist and Professor in the Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences at UNM (Albuquerque)
  • Vincent Gutschick​, PhD​, Climate Scientist, Professor Emeritus, NMSU (Las Cruces)

Santa Fe - Monte del Sol Charter School, 4158 Walking Rain Rd, Santa Fe, NM 87507, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Registration at 8:30 a.m.

  • Morning Session speakers as noted above
  • Vegetarian Lunch Included (if you have dietary restrictions, please plan to bring your own lunch)
  • Afternoon break-out sessions include​:
    • Jobs, Economic Development, Renewables
    • Youth Involvement and Initiatives
    • Environmental Justice, Equity, Ethics, Moral Issues
    • Local Policy Initiatives and Strategies
    • State Policy Initiatives and Strategies
    • National Policy Initiatives and Strategies
    • Personal Actions and Carbon Footprint
    • Agriculture and Water Issues
    • Wildlife and Conservation Issues
    • During registration we ask your first, second, and third choice for breakout session. Note: this is to gauge interest in each session, this is not a commitment.

Albuquerque Bosque School, 4000 Bosque School Road, NW, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87120, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Registration at 8 a.m.

  • Morning Session speakers as noted above (some may be tape-delayed)
  • Plenary session featuring a panel on Water and Climate Change in New Mexico, with Dagmar LLewellyn, John Fleck, David Groenfeldt, and Viola Sanchez (invited)
  • Lunch Included (vegetarian only—a climate-wise choice! If you have other dietary restrictions or preferences, please plan to bring your own lunch.)
  • Afternoon break-out sessions include​: 
    • Climate Advocate Training (abbreviated version)
    • REMI Study Results regarding Carbon Fee and Dividend (video presentation)
    • 350NM.org activism locally 
    • A panel featuring local actions on Oil and Gas issues, with Sierra Club and other
    • Ethics and Climate Justice panel
    • Tackling Coal Use in NM
    • Bosque Ecological Monitoring Project (BEMP) Data Results
    • Carbon Sequestration in Soil/Adaptation of Urban Trees in NM, with Vickie Peck and Joran Viers
    • Forest and Tree Health in NM Given Climate Change, wth Craig Allen
    • Individual Actions to Stop Climate Change, presented by UNM Sustainability Studies students
    • Disaster Preparedness in the Time of Climate Change
    • Public Health Issues Relating to Climate Change
  • During registration we ask your first, second, and third choice for breakout session. Note: this is to gauge interest in each session, this is not a commitment.
  • Closing plenary session featuring a moderated panel of local government officials to discuss what has been done and what might be done to address climate change here in our community at the local government level

Las Cruces - Southwest Environmental Center, 275 Downtown Mall, Las Cruces, NM 88001, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Registration at 8:30 a.m.

  • Morning Session speakers as noted above
  • Concludes after morning speakers (no lunch or afternoon breakout sessions)

Taos Location - UNM Taos, Civic Plaza Campus, 115 Civic Plaza Drive, in Bataan Hall, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Registration at 8:30 a.m.

  • Morning Session speakers as noted above
  • Concludes after morning speakers (no lunch or afternoon breakout sessions)

 

A limited number of FREE student tickets are available (for Santa Fe, Albuquerque, and Taos locations) to students from middle school up to age 25, on a first-come, first-served basis. In Albuquerque, the free student tickets are limited to 5 per school.