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Recycling in El Paso – Citizen Collection Stations

Recycling in El Paso - Citizen Collection Stations
Did you know that El Paso residents (No commercial business / contractors) can take trash, household hazardous waste, and bulky items to one of four public drop-off locations, known as Citizen Collection Stations, within the city. Trash is collected at the Citizen Collection Stations and then taken to the Greater El Paso Landfill for disposal. The Citizen Collection Stations also function as additional drop-off sites for recyclables, to complement the city’s curbside recycling program. Not everything that you may want ...
/ El Paso Group, Zero Waste

El Paso Sierra Club endorses new effort to establish US Mexico International Park

El Paso Sierra Club endorses new effort  to establish US Mexico International Park
An unprecedented ceremony held at Chamizal National Memorial in El Paso commemorated the 80th anniversary of the first signed agreement between the United States and Mexico allowing for “the creation and operation of International Parks, Forests, and Wild Life Preserves along the United States-Mexican International Boundary.”   Left to right Jason Abrams, Rick LoBello, Gus Sanchez, Zach Abrams. EL PASO:  December 6, 2015 — An unprecedented ceremony held at Chamizal National Memorial in El Paso commemorated the 80th anniversary of ...
/ El Paso Group, Land

Stop El Paso Electric’s War On Solar

solar energy map
Update: The El Paso City Council unanimously recommended rejecting every single aspect of El Paso Electric’s rate increases, including the solar penalties. The case still has to go through the Public Utilities Commission, and we will update you on how to contact your commissioners. Thank you for responding — your activism worked! El Paso Electric is proposing a hefty rate hike for its regular customers – and it wants double the rate hike for solar customers. EPE claims that solar ...
/ El Paso Group

Victory! U.S. Fish & Wildlife to release Mexican wolves in N.M.

Victory! U.S. Fish & Wildlife to release Mexican wolves in N.M.
New Mexico lobos win! The New Mexico Game Commission voted Sept. 29 to deny the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service a permit to release more wolves into the Gila, despite overwhelming public opposition and science indicating that the wild wolf population is in dire need of the genetic diversity that more wolf releases would provide. But on October 13, the Interior Department exempted the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service from New Mexico Game and Fish’s permitting process to allow it ...
/ Latest News, Wildlife

Stop the zombie uranium mine on Mount Taylor

Stop the zombie uranium mine on Mount Taylor
Rio Grande Resources is applying to reactivate the uranium mine on Mount Taylor, a volcano north of Grants that is sacred to several Native American tribes and pueblos. The mine was closed in 1992 but has received four standby permits since, allowing mine owners to avoid cleaning up and reclaiming the site to protect from contaminating the groundwater of nearby communities. The request to reactivate the mine is simply a ploy to get around the New Mexico Mining Act law ...
/ Land, Latest News, Water

Bosque Bash – December 13

Bosque Bash 2014
Join us for music, refreshments, and good company! The Bosque Action Team has now been work for three years to protect our Rio Grande Bosque as natural space in our city and for its people. We can’t do that work without you and your support. The Bosque now is facing another length of the Mayor’s trail. Our hope is that with our Future Work Agreement with the City that this next phase of the trail will be good for the ...
/ Central New Mexico Group, Events

March for clean-energy SOLutions – December 12

SOL, not coal
The nations of the world will meet in Paris to find common action on protecting our planet and its climate for future generations. We’ll spread the message of climate hope teaching our friends and neighbor about how we can give the gift of clean and renewable energy to our children and all future generations. When: Saturday, December 12, 2:00-3:00 Location: Santa Fe Plaza What to bring: Image of the sun and solar panels Route: Palace, Cathedral, San Francisco, Old Santa ...
/ Events, Northern New Mexico Group

First Friday Art Event at Albuquerque Office – December 4

New Mexico Light Display
The Central Group of the Sierra Club Rio Grande Chapter will be showcasing a series of local artists as part of the First Friday art events at the Albuquerque office. This month the new gallery space will exhibit the work of local landscape painter/pastel artist Katherine Irish (http://katherineirish.com/). Her work will be on display in the office through the month of December. Please join us at the opening event will be held on Friday, December 4, from 6 to 8 ...
/ Central New Mexico Group, Events

Over 25,000 New Mexicans Support Cutting Methane Emissions

Map of western US that shows methane emissions
For Immediate Release
Tuesday, December 1, 2015 Contact: Camilla Feibelman, Rio Grande Chapter Director, camilla.feibelman@sierraclub.org, 505.715.8388 Resources: Power Point Presentation | Video of Methane Venting in Aztec NM A coalition of groups from around the state announced Tuesday that more than 25,000 New Mexicans have submitted comments in support of Obama Administration safeguards that would help to reduce dangerous methane leakage from oil and gas operations around the country. Citizens have until Friday, Dec. 4, to comment and can do so at www.sc.org/CutMethane “More ...
/ Climate Change, Press Release

Sen. Rodríguez: Solar energy benefits El Paso, EPE proposal does not

Sen. Rodríguez: Solar energy benefits El Paso, EPE proposal does not
Sen. Rodriguez is an avid hiker and biker. He is pictured speaking at the GRO conference in Downtown El Paso. El Paso – State Sen. José Rodríguez today announced his opposition to a proposal by El Paso Electric (EPE) that would create a new fee for customers who have solar panels installed on their homes as well as increase their rates by 24 percent. He urged the El Paso City Council to reject the proposal. “I have long been an ...
/ El Paso Group