Earth Week at CNM 2015

Thursday, April 16th

Sensible Sustainability at CNM – The Art of Upcycling

2:00-3:00 PM at CNM Main Campus, JS Bldg., Room 208

Join us for a short presentation about the importance of sustainability. Learn what others are doing and what you can do to live more sustainably at home, work, and school. The presentation will be followed by a craft session, where you'll learn how to recycle used materials into something new and useful for your home and/or office.

Monday, April 20th

Saving the World Inch by Inch

12 – 1 PM at CNM Main Campus, JS Bldg., Room 303

Interested in composting but don’t have a large yard? Composting with worms may be for you. Discover how vermicomposting helps “recycle” your home waste, saves space in local landfills, and improves soil quality for food production.

On the Ground: Building a Local and Regional Food System

5:30-6:30 PM at CNM Main Campus, Smith Brasher Hall, Room 100

Michelle Franklin of La Montañita Co-op Distribution Center will tell us about how the Food-Shed Project supports local farmers and producers to get their products into more markets. Distribution of over 1,100 local products from 400 local producers feeds us and our local economy. Why is local better? Come find out why!

Tuesday, April 21st

What Does the Future Hold for Our Red and Green?

10-11 AM at CNM Main Campus, Smith Brasher Hall, Room 100

Steve Warshawer works with local chile growers and knows better than anyone what the future holds for our most beloved crop. Drought, GMOs, and higher average temperatures. New Mexico chile growers face many challenges; come find out what Steve knows.

Trees in Space!

12 – 1 PM at CNM Main Campus, Smith Brasher Hall, Room 100

Learn about how Geographic Information Systems students at CNM are mapping the locations of campus trees, and identifying each of the tree species, as one of the steps towards making CNM an Arbor Day ‘Tree Campus USA’ member.

Sidewalk Poetry at Montoya Campus

All day at Montoya Campus

Earthweek themed poetry will be written in chalk on the sidewalks.

Wednesday, April 22nd

Saving the World by Sustaining Our Trees

NOON at ATC Campus

Rick Watson and Carson Bennett will present the tree map made of the ATC campus and speak about the student learning project to make CNM a ‘Tree Campus USA’ member. To celebrate these activities there will be a tree-shaped cake, and other tree-related events.

Saving the World by Recycling our Old Electronics

9 AM – 12 PM at CNM Main Campus near the SRC

CNM is co-hosting this event with Albuquerque Recycling Inc. to give the CNM community an opportunity to recycle our old or unused electronic waste. For convenience, bins are available at every campus starting April 13th for drop off prior to the event. Call 224-3186 for bin locations.

Saving the World through Planning and Sustainability

5:30-6:30 PM at CNM Main Campus, Smith Brasher Hall, Room 100

Find out how urban planning brings food, water, and people together to build community. Learn about future planned communities in Albuquerque and how our city will deal with water, waste, and land use.

Thursday, April 23rd

Saving the World through the Nexus of Water and Energy

5:30-6:30 PM at CNM Main Campus, Smith Brasher Hall, Room 100

Dr. Vincent Tidwell, from Sandia National Labs, will lead a presentation on the interconnectedness of water and energy resources in the west. Generating energy requires water, and managing water requires energy. Come and learn how western states are trying to balance conservation and usage of both resources and plan sustainably for the future.