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 7:00pm at our office. All are invited.
Chair: Fred Houdek, firstname.lastname@example.org, (630) 809-4234
Vice Chair: Ray Shortridge, email@example.com
Treasurer: David Ther, firstname.lastname@example.org
Secretary: Heather Kline, email@example.com, (505) 577-2798
Carol Chamberland, firstname.lastname@example.org
Odile de la Beaujardiere, email@example.com
Mark Rudd, firstname.lastname@example.org
Peter Kelling, email@example.com
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
Spanish-language Outings, Cecilia Chávez Beltrán, email@example.com
Military Outings, Terrence Owen, firstname.lastname@example.org
Bosquitos Outings, open
Political Chair: Richard Barish, email@example.com
Groundwater Issues: Mike Neas, firstname.lastname@example.org
Bosque Action Team: Richard Barish, email@example.com
Sandoval County Oil & Gas: Miya King-Flaherty, firstname.lastname@example.org
Zero Waste: Carol Chamberland, email@example.com
First Saturday Art: Peter Kelling, firstname.lastname@example.org
Tabling Coordinators: Tammy West, email@example.com & Ethan Forbes firstname.lastname@example.org
Volunteer Coordinator: Patty Duncan, email@example.com
UNM Sierra Student Coalition: Keely Scheffler, firstname.lastname@example.org 7
Meetup page: Heather Kline, email@example.com
Bosque Light Photo by John Fowler thought WikiMedia Commons.