Earth Month Events – 2021

April 7, Wednesday, 5:30
NMSU Sustainability
Solve Climate by 2030 with Bill McCamley, Angelica Rubio, and Patrick DeSimio.
Link – https://sustainability.nmsu.edu/nmsuccess/  

April 8, Thursday, 5pm
Sierra Club
A Post-Legislative Balm: A Conversation and Reading Laura Paskus & Michelle Otero
Link – https://www.facebook.com/events/3686686554786527
Recording – https://www.facebook.com/NMSierraClub/videos/964390137719810

April 8, Thursday, 7 pm
Citizens’ Climate Lobby
Monthly Citizen’s Climate Lobby Santa Fe Group
Zoom link – https://citizensclimate.zoom.us/j/8016995705?pwd=REZIbkhxVUR0MUMraE5ZaDgxM1hiUT09
Meeting ID: 801 699 5705, Passcode: 699699

April 10, Saturday, 10 am – noon
350 Santa Fe and 350 NM
2021 NM Legislative Review: Panel Discussion
Link – https://www.facebook.com/events/482042006450841  

April 14, Wednesday, 8:15am
Press conference with New Mexico Indigenous and community groups in response to Department of Interior’s federal oil and gas leasing program review.
Link – https://bit.ly/3skhWqo
Recording – https://bit.ly/3scVrna

April 16 – April 25
Interfaith Power and Light
Faith Climate Action Week: Kiss the Ground film, postcard action on food and farming
Link to complete events – https://www.nm-ipl.org/events/

April 17, Saturday, 10 am
NM Interfaith Power & Light
Coming Back to Life, Graves Park, Albuquerque
Small in-person gathering at a distance (masked).  Memorial, tree planting, interfaith prayer. 
Link – https://www.nm-ipl.org

April 17 – May 15
Santa Fe County
Planting Days at Fire Stations and Community Centers; five locations and days
Register – https://www.santafecountynm.gov/pages.php?pageID=962

April 20, Tuesday, 4pm
NM Interfaith Power & Light
Green Team gathering, focus on energy efficiency in houses of worship and buildings. 
Link – https://www.nm-ipl.org

April 20, Tuesday, 5-6:15 pm
2021 Climate Innovate Challenge Showcase is free and open to the public
Link – http://climateinnovationchallenge.org or stream live at https://fb.me/e/iwsHGGq7w
The Climate Innovation Challenge (CIC) is a STEAM program that challenges New Mexico students to come up with unique ideas on how we can adapt to increasing climate impacts like floods, fires, drought, rising temperatures. We encourage students to, “think globally and adapt locally,” creating solutions that they can implement themselves in their communities. This showcase recognizes the best student achievements of the year.

April 20, Tuesday, 5:30pm
Healthy Soil Working Group
Soil Stories with Dr. David Johnson & Hui-Chun Su Johnson; rebuilding a soil’s microbial community will provide a robust and practical mechanism to begin reducing atmospheric CO2 within a regenerative agricultural system.
Link – https://www.nmhealthysoil.org/portfolio/soil-stories-with-dr-david-johnson-hui-chun-su-johnson/ (pre-register)

April 21, Wednesday, 6 pm
NMSU Sustainability
Regenerative Agriculture with Ray Archuleta and David Johnson.
Link – https://sustainability.nmsu.edu/nmsuccess/

April 22 – Earth Day
Every year on April 22, Earth Day marks the anniversary of the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970.

April 22, Thursday, 11:30
 Mayor Tim Keller, Albuquerque Climate Action Plant Release.
See the plan here.

April 22, Thursday, noon 
Earth Day Action Workshop – RSVP
On Earth Day leaders from President Biden to Mayor Keller will affirm their urgent commitment to curbing global climate change and protecting our planet.  Whether it’s rejoining the Paris Climate Agreement, developing strong methane rules or creating an Albuquerque Climate Action Plan, we need to take action to support these efforts and make them as strong as possible.  So please join us at noon on Earth Day for a short workshop on how you can help and make a real difference.  We’ll provide you with a series of actions from a quick petition to help create strong, local smog rules, to writing a Letter to the Editor to support meaningful local and national action on methane pollution.  If climate change makes you feel scared, overwhelmed and even a little paralized, let us help you turn your concern into tangible action.  Register here

April 22, Thursday, 6pm
Gila Resources Information Project
Gila Earth Day 2021 Presentation with Laura Paskus on her book At the Precipice: New Mexico’s Changing Climate 
Link – https://gilaresources.info/wp/blog/2021/04/01/gila-earth-day-2021-celebrated-through-april/ or https://www.facebook.com/events/906315323488280 

April 22, Thursday
NMSU Sustainability
Biomimicry with Michelle Graves.
Link – https://sustainability.nmsu.edu/nmsuccess/  

April 22 – May 2
Climate Reality Leadership Corps Virtual U.S. Training. Free and on-demand
Link – https://www.climaterealityproject.org/apply/virtual-us-training  

April 24, Saturday, 10-2
NM Interfaith Power & Light
Walking with Earth, on-line retreat on grief and healing, for young adult and adults. 
Link – https://www.nm-ipl.org (pre-register))

April 24, Saturday, 9 am – 2pm
Gila Resources Information Project
Gila Earth Day 2021 Community Action Day; wide variety of activities and locations
Link – https://gilaresources.info/wp/blog/2021/04/01/gila-earth-day-2021-celebrated-through-april/ or https://www.facebook.com/events/1095656317613331 

April 27, Tuesday, 7 pm
Climate Reality Northern New Mexico meeting.
Get info on how to join the group and attend the online meeting by emailing climaterealitynnm@gmail.com. Meetings are normally held the last Tuesday of the month at 7 pm. Link – https://www.climaterealitynnm.org/

May 13th, Thursday, 5:30 PM
New Mexico Environmental Law Center. Environmental Justice Series, a community conversation with June Lorenzo focused on Uranium Contamination in NM.
Link – https://nmelc.org/environmental-justice-series/

Earth Month Events – 2021