Please join the Sierra Club in welcoming back Eliza Schmid for our June 2018 First Friday art opening. The show will be primarily egg tempera paintings, both landscapes and scenes with humorous content.
Bosquitos outings – Spring 2018
Our next gathering will be at Open Space on June 2. In a very peaceful and beautiful setting, come learn about all things bees and become a temporary member of the Council of All Beings.
As NM trapping season ends, awful incidents spotlight need for reform
For yet another year, New Mexico’s trapping season has resulted in untold numbers of deaths and cruelty to native wildlife and companion animals across the state. Although the vast majority of New Mexicans do not trap wildlife and oppose trapping on public lands, New Mexico has failed to join its neighboring states in banning cruel and indiscriminate traps and snares. The statewide coalition TrapFree New Mexico continues to bring to light the indiscriminate cruelty that trapping causes, refuting baseless pro-trapping rhetoric with hard evidence and real stories.
Additional public meetings on NM nuclear dump scheduled
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 16, 2018 Growing concern across the state about the risks of a controversial proposal to store high-level radioactive waste in Southeast New Mexico has resulted in the addition of two Nuclear Regulatory Commission public meetings and an
Comments: NM VW Trust Fund
The Rio Grande Sierra Club submitted comments to the NM Environment Department urging them to use our share of the VW settlement to reduce NOx pollution by supporting electric vehicles.
Learn. Dream. Do. Inspire. Kids Change the World.
The Global Warming Express, the award-winning, By Kids/For Kids climate science, arts and advocacy program for elementary school kids in New Mexico, is looking for 7 new, after-school mentors for the 2018/19 school year.
Endorsements for the 2018 New Mexico primary
The Rio Grande Chapter of the Sierra Club has endorsements for the New Mexico 2018 primary.
SE New Mexico businesspeople voice concerns about storage site
“We don’t want it,” say local businesspeople concerned about radioactive-waste impacts of proposed SE New Mexico nuclear storage site. Read the 4/30/2018 press release.
Chaco’s surprise reprieve
In an unanticipated move, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke cancelled a March lease auction of 4,454 acres in Greater Chaco to oil and gas companies.
55th anniversary: Lifetime member Bette Korber
Throughout our 55th anniversary, the Rio Grande Chapter is featuring past campaigns and lifetime chapter members. Read our note from lifetime member Bette Korber.