The Business of Green Buildings: How sustainable buildings are changing our workplaces
When: Wednesday, March 26
from 5-7 p.m.
Where: Jefferson Green, home of Dekker/Perich/Sabatini Architects;
7601 Jefferson Street NE (N of Masthead, S of San Francisco)
Why: Join UNM Anderson Net Impact
, AGBS, and GPSA for a catered reception by Food Part
, brief introduction to LEED… Continue
Added by Amanda on March 19, 2008 at 2:00pm —
So I'm stealing the idea for this post from the highly popular "7 things about Albuquerque" blog post. Guilty guilty, I'm not creative, I guess.
Right now I'm studying abroad in Europe (France this semester, Wales the first) and I am feeling a long way from home. So, to cheer myself up, here are however many things I can think of that I really look forward to doing or seeing when I return to Burque.
1) Driving up to Sandia peak. Heck, driving itself. I know, environmental… Continue
Added by Lesley on March 19, 2008 at 10:03am —
Added by Somegye on March 19, 2008 at 5:53am —
No fasting today. Unless you count the six hours in between brunch and sunch -an unintentional consequence of a spontaneous mall trip and poor planning.
I'm not even a mall person. I just found one of the few public scales to be one that you pay 50 cents for at the GNC at the mall. Yes its strange, I chalk it up to body conscious bikini country, but south Miami has scales at all the major grocery stores and what not. So I don't know what else to use to calibrate my own scale… Continue
Added by Heaven on March 18, 2008 at 10:30pm —
You can't escape it. The technology is high above our heads floating in space. Today anybody with a computer has access to the peering eyes of satellites thanks to Google Maps
and its satellite function. Through the images, you can really see how life on the ground changes the landscape. Here's some stuff that I found while being nosy high above Albuquerque.
A heart-shaped thingy near the Sunport.… Continue
Added by Jeremy Jojola on March 18, 2008 at 12:47pm —
woo hoo! Dirty Dozen
is one of my favorite bands in the whole world (right alongside Rebirth Brass Band
) and they're coming to Abq next month. If you're in the mood for some great New Orleans style music, you absolutely have to go see DDBB. And since I'm totally out of touch with things going on around town lately, I would have never even known they were coming if I hadn't seen the sign for the show… Continue
Added by Laura on March 18, 2008 at 12:00pm —
NOB HILL--About the only issue that has come forth in the Democratic contest for the 1st Congressional District seems to be whether or not Martin Heinrich has had a full-time job in New Mexico. It all started with a piece my friend Jim Scarantino wrote for the Alibi. It centered on electability. Oh, he quotes old polls. He trots out the Too Liberal For Us banner. And he… Continue
Added by Johnny_Mango on March 18, 2008 at 10:30am —
Edward Kennedy Ellington, the man often called the “Duke” is considered by many to be one of the most influential figures American music.
Over the course of his career, Duke Ellington created over two thousand pieces of music including the standard songs “Take the A-Train” and “It Don’t Mean a Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing)” and the longer works Black, Brown, and Beige; Liberian Suite; and Afro-Eurasian Eclipse.
Duke was… Continue
Added by Popejoy Hall on March 18, 2008 at 10:27am —
Added by Somegye on March 18, 2008 at 5:52am —
Two months ago I told my husband "I don't care where we go just get me the heck out of here"...
Although the Florida Keys seemed like a tropical paradise, it was really more of a looks-good-on-paper kind of place. Although I was in love with the water and the fish, and the idyllic island life; my 8-5 involved being a bureaucrat in the worst possible way. Learning sustainable development in an island setting was different in person where it actually meant driving every potential developer… Continue
Added by Heaven on March 17, 2008 at 11:18pm —
To keep the local food holiday tradition going (see Chantal's local Thanksgiving menu
), I'm recommending some tasty options for a local Easter dinner. Designing this menu was rather challenging, and it required a lot of searching since Easter comes at the start of our growing season.
I am defining "local" to include New Mexico and southern Colorado, and… Continue
Added by Local Food NM on March 17, 2008 at 8:00pm —
One of the rites of spring in the agricultural valley areas of Albuquerque has always been cleaning the acequias. This is a seasonal task I have been performing for over 50 years, beginning with helping my grandfather when I was barely big enough to carry a rake or a shovel. Every year, prior to the first freshet of irrigation water, neighbors gather to clean out the ditches and attend to irrigation system repairs. This traditional spring task has… Continue
Added by NMBeek on March 17, 2008 at 1:12pm —
My children and I drove down to my parent’s house in the South Valley on Sunday.
Driving down South Broadway we hit blowing sand and tumbleweeds. It looked like a xeric redo of the tribbles from Star trek; dozens of small, Jack Russell Terrier sized tumbleweeds bent on their own destruction hurled themselves under the car. This was punctuated by sheep sized tumbleweeds and small cow sized tumbleweeds that I had to dodge. While was having visions of entombment in sand, my son was bouncing… Continue
Added by mombat on March 17, 2008 at 9:48am —
This morning the Albuquerque Journal's Sean Olson
gives us the news about defaulting developer SunCal and how they insist this doesn't mean a thing for 57,000 acres they own in Albuquerque.
California-based SunCal, developer of Albuquerque's massive Westland project, has had a rough year with some of its California and Nevada ventures— but insists that will have… Continue
Added by Coco on March 17, 2008 at 7:30am —
Added by Somegye on March 17, 2008 at 6:08am —
You fill in the blank. We all have our own ways of coping (or not coping) with traffic congestion. I tend to sulk and fume about lost time and crappy MPG. Maybe I need a better car. I often think that one reason auto manufacturers have made vehicle interiors so luxurious and accommodating is because Americans spend so much time in traffic or commuting long distances from home to school to work to errands, etc. I see many cars that more closely resemble a home den than a vehicle for transport.… Continue
Added by Gabriel Nims on March 15, 2008 at 10:35pm —
March 15th marked the 5 year anniversary of the US war on Iraq. An organization called Stop The War Machine
used the occasion to hold a demonstration and march around the perimeter of UNM campus as well locations within the campus.
Organizers hold that the UNM Center for Science, Technology & Policy as well as other… Continue
Added by bleve on March 15, 2008 at 8:30pm —
Hi all you Duke City Fixers who responded to our post about the dog brought by the ABQ Animal Care center to the Mesa del Sol groundbreaking that we adopted. Your suggested names were all wonderful, and we had a really hard time deciding. She has been going by the name of "wiggly girl" until yesterday.
We've decided that her official name will be all the names that you've provided us. Since that is about 20 names long, we will use the… Continue
Added by M&M on March 15, 2008 at 7:09pm —
Happy Pi Day
! And you thought Saint Patrick's Day was a hoot. Hang out with a bunch of math geeks and science nerds and you will have approximately the most fun you've had since you had to read Wiles proof of Fermat's Last Theorem
I am 17.76 pi years
old today. How about you?
Why do I feel like yelling out, "the… Continue
Added by The Grand Panjandrum on March 14, 2008 at 5:45pm —
oh, right. introduce myself. ok. here goes:
I am Jason. just turned 30 and still a kid at heart. curious and in love with life. enjoy mosaic-making, crafting, learning stuff, painting, gardening, laughing, ddr, music (classical and musicals, folk and jazz, 80's and other stuff). Open-minded, friendly, shy sometimes. I love glitter!
Oh, and I identify as transgender. I was born female, but mostly ID as trans. Sometimes male. Never "man". Just Jason.
Totally open… Continue
Added by Jason Goldbarg on March 14, 2008 at 4:13pm —