About the Central New Mexico Group
The Central New Mexico Group of the Rio Grande Chapter covers the middle part of the state from east to west and includes Albuquerque, Bernalillo, Valencia County and Socorro. Our volunteer leaders are active in many areas.
We also advocate for better city energy policy and volunteer for pro-environment candidates and recently returned a pro-environment majority to the Albuquerque City Council. One example is our project related to the Sandoval County Oil & Gas Ordinance. Another is the Global Warming Express kids pushing for a plastic bag ban.
Our community meetings consist of alternating months of informational speakers and First Saturday Arts.
General meetings (Sierra Club & Root Beer) occur in January, March, May, July, September and November and are usually held at the Albuquerque Center for Peace & Justice, 202 Harvard Drive SE, 87106.
On alternate months, our First Saturday Arts Series highlights the works of local artists. Every Wednesday afternoon is Volunteer Time, from 1:00-4:00. Join us or stop by the office gallery. You will also be supporting the chapter with your purchases.
Our office location is 2215 Lead Ave SE, Albuquerque 87106. The office is open Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday between 1-5 pm, as well as Thursday from 9am to noon. The phone number is (505) 243-7767.
Central New Mexico Executive Committee
The Central Group ExComm meets on the second Wednesday of each month at 7:00 pm at our office. All are invited.
Chair: Diane Reese, DianeAbqNM@gmail.com
Vice Chair: Ray Shortridge, firstname.lastname@example.org
Secretary: Heather Kline, email@example.com, (505) 577-2798
Treasurer: David Ther, firstname.lastname@example.org
Fred Houdek, email@example.com, (630) 809-4234
Carol Chamberland, firstname.lastname@example.org
Mark Rudd, email@example.com
Peter Kelling, firstname.lastname@example.org
Committees & working groups
Bosque Action Team, meets first Monday (sign up for news here)
Outings, including Excursiones a la Naturaleza, Sierra Club Military Outdoors, and the Bosquitos
Zero Waste Committee, meets third Wednesday
Sandoval County Oil & Gas Ordinance
Sierra Student Coalition
Outings: Terrence Owen, email@example.com
Spanish-language Outings, Cecilia Chávez Beltrán, firstname.lastname@example.org
Military Outings, Terrence Owen, email@example.com
Bosquitos Outings, open
Political Chair: Richard Barish, firstname.lastname@example.org
Groundwater Issues: Mike Neas, email@example.com
Bosque Action Team: Richard Barish, firstname.lastname@example.org
Sandoval County Oil & Gas: Miya King-Flaherty, email@example.com
Zero Waste: Carol Chamberland, firstname.lastname@example.org
First Saturday Art: Peter Kelling, email@example.com
Tabling Coordinators: Tammy West, firstname.lastname@example.org & Ethan Forbes email@example.com
Volunteer Coordinator: Patty Duncan, firstname.lastname@example.org
UNM Sierra Student Coalition: Keely Scheffler, email@example.com 7
Meetup page: Heather Kline, firstname.lastname@example.org
Bosque Light Photo by John Fowler thought WikiMedia Commons.