Carbon Economy Series

Waste Water Gardener – New Mexico
Posted on October 8, 2015

Santa Fe Community College
Feb 5,6 room 487
Friday 7-9 pm Sat 9am -5pm.

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Dr. Mark Nelson – Ecotechnics: Learning to Integrate with the Biosphere
 

Mark Nelson, Ph.D., is an eco-system engineer and researcher, and one of the original “Biospherians.” He is Chairman and CEO, and a founding director, of the Institute of Ecotechnics, a U.K. non- profit organization consulting on several demonstration projects working in challenging biomes around the world. He is also Vice Chairman of Global Ecotechnics Corp. and consults on wastewater reuse and recycling using Wastewater Gardens®, subsurface-flow constructed wetlands.

Dr. Nelson was a member of the eight-person crew inside Biosphere 2, the 3.15 acre materially-closed facility near Tucson, Arizona, during the first two-year closure experiment (1991-1993). He has worked for several decades in closed ecological system research, ecological engineering, the restoration ofdamaged ecosystems, desert agriculture and orchards and wastewater recycling. He holds a Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering Sciences from the University ofFlorida; an M.S. from the School of Renewable Natural Resources, University of Arizona; and a B.A. in Philosophy/Pre-MedSciences from Dartmouth College.

His Wastewater Gardens projects have taken him to the coast of Yucatan, Mexico; the high desertgrassland south of Santa Fe, New Mexico; the semi-arid tropical savannah of West Australia; theresorts of Bali; and most recently, the deserts of Iraq. He is the author of The Wastewater Gardenerand co-author of Life Under Glass and Space Biospheres and lives at Synergia Ranch in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Ecotechnics: Learning to Integrate with the Biosphere

(Lessons from Biosphere 2, land restoration and wastewater recycling)

Mark Nelson, Chairman, Institute of Ecotechnics;

Crew member Biosphere 2 1991-1993; farmer, Synergia Ranch Organic Fruits and Vegetables

author: “The Wastewater Gardener: Preserving the Planet One Flush at a Time” (Synergetic Press) and “Life Under Glass: the Inside Story of Biosphere 2” (the Biosphere Press)

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Clean Economy Summit
Posted on October 8, 2015

Clean Economy Summit 2016 Albuquerque, NM
Sandia Preparatory School

Saturday January 30 and Sunday January 31, 2016

 

 

The Carbon Economy Series is committed to teaching lessons in building a more sustainable future.  Our  presenters and participants are highly intelligent and successful people that represent a broad demographic.  Each year the comment we hear the most is “I love your series I’m sorry I missed that one workshop, I was busy that day.  Is there a workshop that has a bunch of topics at once?”  Well the answer is yes, we created the Clean Economy Summit for you and for this reason.  

 

 

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The weekend will be packed with local talent covering topics such as: students’ rights and sensible drug policy, Permaculture Design, the economic and medicinal uses of hemp, sustainability and education, practical ways that we can shrink our carbon footprint.  A delicious gourmet lunch will be included with Saturday’s registration. A locally owned, farm to table, restaurant that uses us organic and local food, will cater it.
 
We will also have a social mixer on Saturday after the talks with local wine and snacks. 
 

Schedule for the Clean Economy Summit

Saturday 8:30 am- 5 pm – Cost $99 Includes catered lunch and social mixer

 
8:30 a.m.: Registration
 
 
 
 
 
3:15-5 p.m.  -Session 4  
 
5:15p.m. – Social mixer with wine and snacks
 

Sunday 9 am-12 pm – Cost $40

 
9 am Registration 
 
 
 
12:15 Closure of the Clean Economy Summit

 

Day 1: Jan 30th

 

Session 1 – Harvesting Rainwater and Sunlight to Enhance Soil Carbon with Christian Meuli, M.D

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Christian Meuli, M.D., is a native New Mexican and grandson of a conservation rancher. He retired from family medicine in 2011. Forty years ago he bought the first 8 acres of La Resolana in Edgewood, 55 miles southwest of Santa Fe. Here he began observing the patterns of the seasons and how rainwater flows. Permaculture enhanced his pattern understanding and led to experiments with passive and active rainwater collection, passive solar energy, alternative housing, learning more from his mistakes than successes.

 

 

Harvesting Rainwater and Sunlight to Enhance Soil Carbon

Using the simple approach of slowspreadsink the water, & shade the soil (from the sun and wind!) which will tie together my experiments with brush berms, woodchip berms, carbon sponges, the spreader drain, crenelated windbreaks, windberms, and forestry health. Dr. Meauli will also show active rainwater collection with various raintank designs and their integration into the landscape at La Resolana.

Dr. Mauli has been working over years with passive rainwater harvesting practices and how these enhance our carbon-poor desert soil’s ability to grow a variety of grasses, plants and trees. These plants harvest the generous sunlight of our high plains desert and share up to 60% of their photosynthesis (liquid carbon = sugar) with soil microbes, greatly enhancing the absorption of water into the living topsoil and creating a truly regenerative system. 

Session 2 – Hemp Bound: Hemp and all its uses.

A Live Event With Doug Fine

Could it really be true? Seventy-seven years of prohibition of one of humanity’s longest-utilized and most useful plants is ending? It is true. And just in the nick of time. Humanity desperately needs a natural fibers-based replacement for petro- and chemical-plastics, GMO-based foods, and fossil fuel-based energy.  Hemp is that replacement: two years of research by bestselling author Doug Fine shows that anything petroleum, chemicals and GMOs can do, hemp can do better. We’ll learn how to make it happen in the ground and in the economy.

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This 90-minute talk and slide show (plus Q&A), culled from two years of worldwide hemp research that led to the bookHemp Bound, is a playbook for reviving the hemp economy through a vertical, locavore 21st– Century processing model called Tri-cropping (utilizing one hemp harvest for three applications: seed oil, fiber and energy).

European digital age fiber processing and biomass energy production techniques, Chinese textile modes, and, most of all, Canadian seed oil techniques, are combined to finally turn the modern hemp industry into both a profitable and a sustainable one. Value added hemp applications stay in the production communities. Tri-cropping is garnering interest from Ohio to Slovenia. 

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Author, investigative journalist and solar-powered goat herder Doug Fine just researched this topic planet-wide, from Manitoba to Colorado. He begins the live event with a discussion of the architecture of the hemp plant's famed stronger-than-steel fibers, its nutritive superfood seed oil, and its potential as an energy source after 10,000 years of cultivation. The performance goes on to bring hemp's manifold digital age applications (and challenges) to large numbers of people who might (as yet) not be hemp-informed. The live event covers everything from the rigors of cultivation to hemp plastics and nanotechnology applications to nutrition to hemp construction. The slide show and talk details the economic, energy production, nutritional and environmentally restorative benefits of the plant to civilization worldwide.

Here are some of the topics that will be covered.

  • Just a little thing called Weaning from Petroleum (“Fill ‘er up with hemp”) and saving the planet.
  • The broad political power of hemp – everyone from Mitch McConnell (R-KY) to Patrick Leahy (D-VT) is working toward its legalization in 2014 (it passed the House in 2013 but the government shut down before the Senate vote).
  • A tractor made of hemp.
  • A Hemp limo ride.
  • The nutritive superfood that is hemp oil.
  • Hemp Clothes: at his events and interviews, Doug dresses entirely in homemade hemp clothes. Yep, entirely. Yes, we’re including the boxers.
  • Tree free paper: Can hemp save publishing? The challenge.
  • Hemp Construction: the carbon-neutral killer app already taking over Europe.
  • Hemp’s Comeback In Society In the Fields: Putting Small Farmers back to Work from North Dakota to Kentucky to Vermont to Oregon to Colorado to Ohio.
  • Hemp’s multi-billion dollar value to Canadian and Chinese farmers today, and to American and other worldwide farmers very soon.
  • Women in Hemp: Doug interviewed female hemp farmers, academics and processors from the Czech Republic to Belgium to Canada.
  • Hemp in ancient societies and early America: America’s first millionaires came from Kentucky hemp.
  • Cultivar Detective: Which hemp varieties will work best in America?
  • On the business side: who are the major hemp players today, and what does the sector landscape look in the short and medium term? (Hint: It’s growing 20% annually and there aren’t enough farmers cultivating to meet demand.)

Doug Fine Bio:

Doug Fine is a comedic investigative journalist, bestselling author, and solar-powered goat herder. Today, after two years of worldwide research, he’s here to talk about Hemp Bound. Published just as the U.S. has ended 77 years of hemp prohibition, it's a book Willie Nelson calls “a blueprint for the America of the future,” and Joel Salatin describes as using “science and humor [to craft] the most fun book you’ll ever read about the future.” The book and Doug’s talk describes re-launching the hemp industry via Tri-cropping: utilizing one harvest for oil, fiber and energy.

Prior to this latest book, Doug has reported from five continents for the Washington Post, Wired, Salon, The New York Times, Outside, and National Public Radio. His work from Burma was read into the Congressional Record (by none other than pro-hemp Senator Mitch McConnell).

Doug’s previous book, Too High to Fail: Cannabis and the New Green Economic Revolution, is a must-read that lays out a model for sustainable, locavore cannabis cultivation based on a year he spent following one Emerald Kingdom flower from farm to patient. Before that, in 2008, he wrote the bestseller Farewell, My Subaru, an account of his efforts to remove petroleum from his life while not getting too badly outsmarted by his goats. Because of his experience researching these books with overlapping themes, Doug cares a lot about a sustainable future for small farmers. He’s been traveling the world telling everyone from Conan to Belgian national television about the importance of sustainable, outdoor hemp cultivation. The goal is to get hemp back in the soil nationwide. Books, films, live events: dougfine.com Twitter: @organiccowboy

Doug Fine Links:

Recent Conan O’Brien and Tonight Show Appearances: http://dougfine.com/media-appearances/ 

National C-Span Airing of Hemp Bound live event: http://www.c-span.org/video/?318921-1/book-discussion-hemp-bound 

Doug’s testimony for revising international drug war before the United Nations: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gJxCWP8SmvM

TED Talk, Why We Need Goat herding in the Digital Age: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ix7KfC7Jwg4 

Five short hemp vids, plus books, films and live event schedule and booking: http://dougfine.com

Twitter: @organiccowboy

Session 3 – Surviging the 21st Century – An Educational Challengeby Chuck Buxbaum 

 

Chuck received a master's degree in Forest Resource Management from SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, where he studied changes in nutrient cycling in Adirondack forest ecosystems.  Prior to studies in upstate New York, Chuck worked as a waste management planning consultant to the New York City Department of Sanitation in the early 1990s.  He received his B.S. in Molecular Biology from Cornell University in 1987.  Chuck grew up in and environmentally conscious household.  In 1972, Chuck's mom started a neighborhood recycling center in their Brooklyn garage — Chuck would pull his little red wagon up and down the street collecting bags of cans and bundles of newspapers from all his neighbors.  42 years later, Chuck is doing the same with his students and colleagues.

 

Part 1: Surviving the 21st Century

There has been a veritable deluge of articles and books on education in the new century, with a storm of discussion at conferences and in the editorial pages of newspapers and journals, and a heat-wave of debate and argument about skills, topics and priorities that educators need to develop.  Much of the "new" theory focuses on uses of technology and digital media literacy, and the "same old, same old" call for teaching critical thinking and problem solving.


Where does preparing our youth to survive in a climatically destabilized, food-scarce, drought-stricken, and ecologically depauperate world fit it? This issue is not directly or is barely addressed in the sources I have examined.  In our discussion we will attempt to answer this practical and urgent question. What are the life skills and knowledge fundamentals that our children need to learn.  How do we teach the causes and consequences and solutions to our changing environment with both realism and optimism?  

Gardening in Albuquerque's Schools

Delaney Heileman, President of the Sandia Prep Greendevils student environmental activism club, would like to present her project to bring school gardening to one of the poorest elementary schools in Albuquerque.  She has single-handedly raised the money and material to get the garden built; she has navigated the bureaucracy of Albuquerque Public Schools; and has garnered broad support and admiration with her positive and no-nonsense approach.  Delaney will talk about her motivation, her efforts, her commitment and her vision.

 

 

Clean Economy Summit -DAY 2: Jan 31st.

 

Session 4: From Advocacy to Action: How Students and Citizens Can Exercise Their Rights, Influence Policymakers, and Make their Voices Heard in the Legislative Process by Brett Phelps

 

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Brett Phelps is a law student, beard enthusiast, and longtime drug policy reform advocate from Farmington, New Mexico. As the chapter leader of Students for Sensible Drug Policy at the University of New Mexico School of Law, he is part of an international grassroots network of students and young people working to end the war on drugs. Prior to law school, Brett was an instructor at New Mexico Highlands University, where he taught English composition. Brett holds an M.A. in English from New Mexico Highlands University and a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Nevada. He is also an avid skier and an organic gardener.              

 

 
 
From Advocacy to Action: How Students and Citizens Can Exercise Their Rights, Influence Policymakers, and Make their Voices Heard in the Legislative Process

I came into law school with the goal of changing our society’s failed drug laws, but with no idea what that actually looked like or how to do it. What I have learned is that success in the fight for sensible drug policy—or any other important social movement—is not defined by a single victory. Broad changes can only come as a result of many small wins at the local and state level. This presentation will discuss the value of incrementalism in realizing largescale social change, and how individuals can engage in the political process to positively impact their communities.

Session 5: The medicinal value of HEMP CBD oil 

by. Hilda Luz Chavez, ND. Traditional Naturopath – NMMCP CONSULTING   

“ Mindful Compassionate Patient care for the  Medical Cannabis patients in Southern NM”

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A traditional Naturopath, Dr Hilda has 37+ years experience in the field of Natural  Medicine.  She is a third generation Curandera  – Sobadora and a Master Massage Therapist and Massage  Therapy Instructor in Texas and New Mexico.

A pioneer,  a leader and healer in the El Paso- Las Cruces area, Dr. Hilda was the Director of the El PASO WELLNESS CENTER from 1983 to 2002 and Director of the El Paso School of Massage from 1986 to 2001.

In 2000, Dr Hilda experienced her own health crisis and has been on a personal healing journey ever since. Ultimately in 2007, this journey led her to become a patient and patient advocate in the NM MEDICAL CANNABIS PROGRAM.

Healers and doctors are NOT immune to personal health crisis and she knows firsthand the challenges with getting proper care and support from the medical community. Determined to continue to offer compassionate care and to make a difference to the NM Medical Cannabis patients, she facilitates this process for patients in collaboration with other cannabis friendly practitioners.

Presently, in private practice in Las Cruces at NMMCP CONSULTING, Dr Hilda provides patient care, education, integrative services and Naturopathic support to patients in general but specifically  to those involved in the NM MEDICAL CANNABIS PROGRAM. Herbal Medicine including Cannabis has always been a part of her life ever since she was a child. Her maternal grandmother taught her the value of herbal medicine including Cannabis remedies.

Dr Hilda,  considers it is an honor and a privilege to be a part of a compassionate collaborative group of practitioners in Southern NM. Dr Hilda provides herbal and nutritional consultations and Naturopathic care as well as other healing services.  She educates her patients, other practitioners and the community at large about the value of the three CANNABIS Strains :

( SATIVA, INDICA AND RUDERALIS aka HEMP)

For years, Dr Hilda has educated patients and practitioners about the value of Hemp. In 2014 she did  what she could to petition the Governor of NM to pass the hemp bill.  Unfortunately it was vetoed by the Governor. Hemp has over 50,000 uses and is valued and used all over the world. New Mexico is the perfect state to grow  Hemp, the weather is perfect all year long. Hemp would boost the economy of NM and bring much needed jobs to New Mexicans.

Dr Hilda has created her own remedies out of the hemp oil, utilizing the medicinal value of CBD.  The  Cannabinoid CBD, is non- psychoactive and has been proven to have many curative and medicinal properties. Hemp Oil is legal and has been imported from Canada and other countries for years.

Dr Hilda’s mission, along with other Hemp Advocates in NM, is to grow HEMP and have HEMP legalized in NM, so NM and others can benefit from the diverse uses of this plant.  HEMP IS HARMLESS.

Dr Hilda  practices and lives by the HIPPOCRATIC  OATH  and upholds the 6 principals of Naturopathic Heal

  1. Nature has the power to heal
  2. Treat the cause, not the effect
  3. Educate and treat the whole person
  4. First and foremost, DO NO HARM
  5. Encourage Prevention
  6. Act as a TEACHER!

Naturopathic Medicine, is the oldest form of medicine based on the philosophy that the body has it’s own innate ability to fight disease and heal itself. Naturopaths are teachers. First and foremost, we do no harm and we improve health and treat illness by treating the patient holistically, tapping into the person’s own internal body, mind and spirit.

Naturopathy utilizes a blend of different modalities, all attempting to restore the body to health, in the most natural, non invasive way possible. Naturopathy can include, nutrition, herbs, manual therapies, massage, hydrotherapy. As well as other modalities,  such as aromatherapy, homeopathy, yoga and acupuncture.

Dr Hilda lives in Southern NM and practices in Las Cruces. She also  presents workshops and classes and does phone consultations as requested.

For further information you can contact:

Dr Chavez’ Assistant: Annemarie Losinno at 575-496-3360 / Email: [email protected]

 

 
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Hemp Bound
Posted on October 8, 2015

  • Slovenian government folk band blesses the 2014 hemp harvest.

  • Doug Fine help harvest Colorado hemp field, 2014

  • Building expert John Patterson and Doug Fine have fun at last year’s Carbon Economy Series Hemp Workshop.

  • Doug Fine helps plant 2015 hemp field, Kentucky

Hemp Bound:

Sustainable Food, Energy and Economic Independence for Communities

 

A Live Event With Doug Fine

Could it really be true? Seventy-seven years of prohibition of one of humanity’s longest-utilized and most useful plants is ending? It is true. And just in the nick of time. Humanity desperately needs a natural fibers-based replacement for petro- and chemical-plastics, GMO-based foods, and fossil fuel-based energy.  Hemp is that replacement: two years of research by bestselling author Doug Fine shows that anything petroleum, chemicals and GMOs can do, hemp can do better. We’ll learn how to make it happen in the ground and in the economy.

This 90-minute talk and slide show (plus Q&A), culled from two years of worldwide hemp research that led to the book Hemp Bound, is a playbook for reviving the hemp economy through a vertical, locavore 21st– Century processing model called Tri-cropping (utilizing one hemp harvest for three applications: seed oil, fiber and energy).

European digital age fiber processing and biomass energy production techniques, Chinese textile modes, and, most of all, Canadian seed oil techniques, are combined to finally turn the modern hemp industry into both a profitable and a sustainable one. Value added hemp applications stay in the production communities. Tri-cropping is garnering interest from Ohio to Slovenia. 

Author, investigative journalist and solar-powered goat herder Doug Fine just researched this topic planet-wide, from Manitoba to Colorado. He begins the live event with a discussion of the architecture of the hemp plant's famed stronger-than-steel fibers, its nutritive superfood seed oil, and its potential as an energy source after 10,000 years of cultivation. The performance goes on to bring hemp's manifold digital age applications (and challenges) to large numbers of people who might (as yet) not be hemp-informed. The live event covers everything from the rigors of cultivation to hemp plastics and nanotechnology applications to nutrition to hemp construction. The slide show and talk details the economic, energy production, nutritional and environmentally restorative benefits of the plant to civilization worldwide.

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DAY TWO WORKSHOP:

The Second Annual HEMP NOW FOR NEW MEXICO Event: A Game Plan For Bringing Hemp Back to New Mexico Soil

Doug Fine, New Mexico author of Hemp Bound and First Legal Harvest, Returns to Keynote Two Carbon Economy Series Hemp Workshops, in Santa Fe November 13 and 14, and in Fort Collins, Colorado March 28 and 29, 2016.

Hemp is back in the soil in 26 U.S. states, including Colorado. It almost returned to New Mexico last season. It must in 2016, bringing new, lucrative and last markets to farmers and soil healing and independence to everyone. Join us for the second Carbon Economy Series Workshops featuring renowned Southwest Author and hemp researcher Doug Fine.

Hemp’s comeback is real. The industry is growing 24% annually, and will cross the billon dollar mark this year in North America. Our farmers need this crop and the resulting industry. In Colorado, the industry, now in its third modern season is about to take off, and Doug will explain how: based on his work researching hemp farms and processors around the world for half a decade, we’ll learn the techniques and applications that are feeding this important industry.

Doug’s keynote at each Carbon Economy Series is part of a two day hemp-focused event. In addition, the workshop will include seminars and workshops, a regenerative, carbon-negative hempcrete building demo with renowned hempcrete builder John Patterson (http://tinyhemphouses.com/), a hemp-powered limo ride, industry networking, and strategizing for hemp’s legalization. No hemp or farming experience is necessary to join either Carbon Economy Series workshop.Santa Fe Keynote: 7-9 p.m., Friday, November 13, Full Day Workshop 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, November 14. All events are at the Jemez Room at Santa Fe Community College, 6401 Richards Avenue, Santa Fe, NM.

This two-day event would be exciting enough in that it marks Doug’s return to the Carbon Economy Series as New Mexico and the nation readies itself for the return of hemp. But this time, beyond the education, we’re beginning a push for New Mexico hemp legislation on Day Two of the event. Doug’s keynote on Day One begins the two day Hemp event that will include hempcrete building, the popular hemp powered limo ride, industry networking, and farmer planning.

Hemp has progressed from dream to reality. Come learn about Tri-cropping (Doug’s new economy concept that Willie Nelson calls “a blueprint for the America of the future”) and the coming hemp economy in a live event with bestselling author of HEMP BOUND and FIRST LEGAL HARVEST in beautiful Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Can it really be true? Seventy-seven years of prohibition of one of humanity’s longest-utilized and most useful plants is ending? It is true. And just in the nick of time. Humanity desperately needs a natural fibers-based replacement for petro- and chemical-plastics, GMO-based foods, and fossil fuel-based energy. Hemp is that replacement. In his keynote and breakout session with field research from around the globe, Doug Fine shows that anything petroleum, chemicals and GMOs can do, hemp can do better. We’ll learn how to make it happen in the ground and in the economy.

This 90-minute talk and slide show (plus Q&A), culled from two years of worldwide hemp research that led to the book Hemp Bound, is a playbook for reviving the hemp economy through a vertical, locavore 21st– Century processing model called Tri-cropping (utilizing one hemp harvest for three applications: seed oil, fiber and energy).

European digital age fiber processing and biomass energy production techniques, Chinese textile modes, and, most of all, Canadian seed oil techniques, are combined to finally turn the modern hemp industry into both a profitable and a sustainable one. Value added hemp applications stay in the production communities. Tri-cropping is garnering interest from Ohio to Slovenia. 

Author, investigative journalist and solar-powered goat herder Doug Fine just researched this topic planet-wide, from Manitoba to Colorado. He begins the live event with a discussion of the architecture of the hemp plant's famed stronger-than-steel fibers, its nutritive superfood seed oil, and its potential as an energy source after 10,000 years of cultivation. The performance goes on to bring hemp's manifold digital age applications (and challenges) to large numbers of people who might (as yet) not be hemp-informed. The live event covers everything from the rigors of cultivation to hemp plastics and nanotechnology applications to nutrition to hemp construction. The slide show and talk details the economic, energy production, nutritional and environmentally restorative benefits of the plant to civilization worldwide. 

What is Tri-Cropping? It is utilizing one hemp harvest for three areas applications that will benefit farming communities: seed/flower, fiber and energy. European digital age fiber processing and biomass energy production techniques, Chinese textile modes, and, most of all, Canadian seed oil techniques, are combined to finally turn the modern hemp industry into both a profitable and a sustainable one. Value added hemp applications stay in the production communities. Tri-cropping is garnering interest from Kentucky to Slovenia.

About Doug Fine

Doug Fine is a solar-powered goat herder and bestselling author of Farewell, My Subaru, Too High to Fail, Hemp Bound and, most recently, the hemp-printed First Legal Harvest. Sustainable cannabis, a farmer-benefitting hemp economy and domestic energy: this is why Willie Nelson calls Doug’s work “a blueprint for the America of the future.” Doug is a sort of unofficial sustainable poet laureate for the Land of Enchantment and the American Southwest and is widely regarded as a true pioneer of hemp's return. Farewell, My Subaru was a Santa Fe Reporter Reader’s Favorite in 2009. Since then, Doug has appeared on the Tonight Show and Conan, testified before the United Nations, and spoke about the importance of Digital Age Goatherding at TEDxABQ. Dougfine.com Twitter: @organiccowboy

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The Local Energy Technology Transfer workshop
Posted on February 12, 2015

March 27 & 28 2015

The Local Energy Technology Transfer workshop is designed to inform and empower participants with innovative ideas and immediate actions that move us toward a more efficient and sustainable future.  The sun is beaming energy at us every day we can harvest it and use it.  It is clean (100 % renewable), local (provides jobs), efficient (70% is not lost on the way to your house) and cheap (we are not paying stock holders or CEOs, we own it).  This is a win/win because we own the grid, as an owner owned company we go gain the benefits and also go from simply a consumer to also a producer.

The workshop will have leaders in the renewable energy field talk about how to set up a municipal grid that takes us away from coal which ruins our environment (in both mining and burning) and independent from the utility companies that profit from us with no commitment to efficiency and guaranteed cost plus profit no matter how archaic, wasteful and dirty their system is.

During the workshop we will study the Fort Zed project and connect with their experts to create the strategy to make Santa Fe energy independent.  FortZED is all about energy. FortZED connects the public, private and academic sectors so they can work together to experiment with new technology that saves money and energy and helps create jobs locally. When successful, FortZED can be copied in other communities around the globe.

  • Energy is created cleanly: transitioning Fort Collins to a renewable energy supply, which includes natural gas
  • Energy is sourced locally: encouraging local generation of energy to benefit the Northern Colorado region economically, supporting local jobs, new technologies and energy security
  • Energy is used efficiently: reducing waste and increasing energy efficiency through the promotion of behavior change through community collaboration

 

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Woodward helped create the Colorado Clean Energy Cluster

We will set up an action plan to create and energy company that serves Santa Fe Community College, Institute of American Indian Arts, Rancho Viejo and Bicycle Technologies International .  This will open the way to begin to get energy independence from PNM who has wasted, polluted and over charged New Mexico residents for far too long.

We will also study Fort Collins and the genius grid concept that has been pioneered in Europe.  There is now a decentralized system on the ground that enables utilities to integrate and manage conventional generators, including locally owned, ultra-efficient fossil-fuel generators, along with high amounts of renewable energy (RE), resulting in cleaner, cheaper and more reliable electricity. The ability to leverage Distributed Energy Resources (DER), storage and efficiency along the entire electric-power system value chain will define the future of the industry.

We will study the “Genius Grid” like that of Denmark, where all generators are required to support the grid. The largest operating cost of a utility is power quality, but in Denmark it is provided at low cost by simply allowing independent generators to help when the grid needs help.

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Clean Economy Summit
Posted on September 19, 2014

January 31 and February 1, 2015. 9 am- 5 pm.

It will be held in Albuquerque and hosted by Sandia Preparatory School (532 Osuna Rd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87113 (505) 338-3000)

This is the second annual conference that is addressing the issues of climate change, sustainable living and teaching how to shrink our carbon footprint.  It is a response to the comment we get the most often regarding our Carbon Economy Series programming which is:  “I missed it!”  In this one place, on one weekend you can get a condensed version of our series all at once.  Our conference is geared towards individuals, property owners, businesses, non-profit groups, government and educational facilities that want to become more sustainable.  Our focus this year is to build resilience in our communities by reaching out to young people and families to secure the food system in New Mexico.  The content of the summit can empower communities and individuals to be true to the triple bottom line: that which is good for people, good for profit and good for the planet.  Local experts will teach regenerative agriculture, the benefits of cooperatives, bee keeping, food as medicine, sustainability in schools, using food as medicine, greening of the desert, Permaculture Design, ZERO Waste, soil food web, water stewardship and much more.

For more information visit:https://www.carboneconomyseries.com or call (505) 819-3828.

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Day 1

DR. Bruce T. Milne  – Discoveries of the Foodshed Nomad: Sustainability and Ecological Identity

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Foodshed Nomad is an ongoing project where I explore ways to construct a meaningful identity rooted in local food, traditional architecture, pastoral ways, culture, crafts, and community relationships.  I visit sites in New Mexico where I live semi-nomadically in a highly portable, homemade 14-foot yurt I built from scratch following excellent instructions in Paul King’s The Complete Yurt Handbook. Visitors experience low-impact living, learn about developments in New Mexico’s foodshed, and celebrate the art and ecology of life.  The project prompts us to question assumptions about our needs, to evaluate more sustainable options we could adopt, and play with a quasi-rational approach to find rewarding ways of providing greater well-being for all.

Bruce T. Milne holds the W.K. Kellogg Endowed Chair in Sustainable Environmental and Food Systems and is Professor of Biology at the University of New Mexico.  He specializes in landscape ecology, fractal geometry, and scaling in complex systems. 

He received B.S. and M.S. degrees from the State University of New York at Albany, Ph.D. from Rutgers, and was a lecturer in ecology at Harvard Graduate School of Design.  The International Association for Landscape Ecology recognized him for the best paper published in the field in 1992 and again in 2006 as Distinguished Landscape Ecologist. 

Research in his lab has included crop diversity as the basis of optimal food hub design, part-to-whole analysis of energy flow and waste in the US food system, landscape ecologies of the Mexican Spotted Owl and endangered Florida Panther, the climate niche of the Lesser Prairie Chicken, scaling of group size in human hunter-gatherers, tree diversity and diffusion along river networks, ecotones of pinon-juniper woodlands, and scaling in bird population dynamics.

Dr. Milne founded the Sustainability Studies Program at the University of New Mexico which offers an undergraduate minor degree to students from across the entire campus.  Recent start-up activities include the multi-disciplinary Food Systems Collaborative and the new Flagship Farm to support students on their way to careers in sustainable food systems.

 

 

 

 

Katherine Napper Ottermers – Greening the Desert
 
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"Rio de la Vida"- exploring an ancient migratory route originating in the four corners area and aligning with the Upper Rio Grande Watershed.  
Satellite analysis, large landscape implications of current land use.
Identification of Endoheic Lake basin systems.
Introduction of the concept of the "National Herd"
Review of tools for "Leading from the Emerging Future”
Report from current work in this arena.  Not available on the internet.  Never before presented in public.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Resurfacing landscape designer who graduated from waterwise native landscapes and hobby farms to permaculture food forests, planned grazing and local food production.

Establishing a homestead at Rancho de Mañana in the Big Bend Country of Texas, among other enterprises. A beginning Texas Farm and Ranch Woman on the Certified Educator tract for Holistic Management International. Infatuated with soil and productive chaotic living systems. Inspired by patterns and processes we observe and are a part of. Fueled by relationships. Celebrating and saving pollinators!

 

 

 

In service to the matrons, patronas, and grandmothers who are stewarding their land holdings with love and heart for the legacy we are leaving our little ones. Also known as, regenerative agricultural production. Let's get the fruit on the trees, ladies!

Favorite Ecological Term? Trophic Cascade 
An ecological term beautifully illustrated in "How Wolves Change Rivers" at Yellowstone National Park. How everything gets better when we introduce the keystone species… imagine adding in Beavers, Wolves, and behaving as a positive keystone species as humans.

One hour storytelling assisted with images on a screen.

Dr David Groenfeldt, Water – Culture Institute
 
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Managing Water as if the Future Mattered
 

Applying ethics to water decisions

David Groenfeldt

Water-Culture Institute

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Climate deniers are rightly ridiculed for burying their collective heads in the sand, but "water deniers" are no less insidious. Water ecosystems — lakes, rivers, wetlands and aquifers — are dying as government agencies finance yet more diversions and happily grant more waivers to polluting industries, all in the name of economic growth. What are they thinking? This session will explore that question and propose the antidote of "water ethics" as a path to sustainability. First we will learn about the ongoing initiative to develop a "Water Ethics Charter" detailing a set of universal principles that should be upheld in water policies and practices. [For background, visit waterethics.org].

With these basic principles in mind, we will examine the ethics underlying several local water controversies: the Army Corps' plans for bigger levees along the Middle Rio Grande, the state's plans for diverting the Gila River, and Santa Fe's evolving water policies. Our aim will be not to blame, but rather to learn how to use ethical principles as leverage for the resilient and sustainable water resources which we, and all our relations, need and deserve.

 

 

 

An anthropologist, David received his PhD in 1984 from the University of Arizona, based on field research on irrigation development in India. Most of his career has focused on international water issues, including five years with the International Water Management Institute in Sri Lanka and 13 years in Washington, DC working with consulting firms, and the World Bank, on water and natural resources policies in developing countries. Since 2002, David has focused on environmental and cultural aspects of water policies. He helped establish the Indigenous Water Initiative to coordinate inputs from Indigenous Peoples in the World Water Fora in Kyoto (2003) and Mexico City (2006).  He was director of the Santa Fe Watershed Association, in Santa Fe, New Mexico (USA) from 2006 to 2009.  He established the Water-Culture Institute in 2009 to promote the integration of Indigenous and traditional cultural values into water policies and practices.  David is an Adjunct Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque.  Email: dgroenfeldt [at] waterculture.org

Mariel Nanasi – Executive Director & President of New Energy Economy

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Mariel Nanasi is the Executive Director and President of New Energy Economy. A civil rights and criminal defense attorney, she is licensed to practice in both the state and federal courts. Legal cases she has won and settled have been featured in the major media, including the New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Albuquerque Journal, Santa Fe New Mexican, and on many television stations, including a documentary, “End of the Nightstick,” on PBS. When Mariel realized the urgency of climate change, she came to work for New Energy Economy as the senior policy advisor. Two years later, she was asked to serve as executive director. A zealous organizer, Mariel’s can-do spirit is infectious. As comfortable with complex policy and legal challenges as on-the-ground organizing, she easily connects with the public, including young Hispanic artists, firefighters on the front lines, acequia caretakers, grassroots Native leaders, funders, and legislators. Mariel lectures on climate change and environmental justice at conferences and college classrooms and her essay, A Future Without Coal: In New Mexico Supreme Court, Again, can be read at http://www.climatestorytellers.org/stories/mariel-nanasi-a-future-without-coal-in-new-mexico/. She is also a rhythmic skier and enjoys having friends over for delicious meals and lively discussions.

DR. Bruce T. Milne Experiential Workshop on the Art of Manifestation

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New Mexico ranks 49 or 50 in the union on all measures of education, well-being, etc., yet for decades nothing has worked to change our status.  Why? Because real change has to come from inside each person. The Method is a combination of techniques from classic books by Napoleon Hill and Robin Sharma geared to build mindfulness, erase negativity, conquer fear, build knowledge, enlist expertise
from others, take concerted action, and thereby achieve your burning desire and life purpose.  In the workshop you will learn powerful techniques that take root in just 21 days of practice.  By agreeing to pass the knowledge on to two others in 30 days we can reach 2,097,000 people in one year, eight months.  Improving our own lives by working with others will create networks of creativity, compassion, trust, and justice.

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