When: July 5, August 5 & September 13
Location: The Downs at Santa Fe
Santa Fe Community College Presents
The message of most Earth Week events is “less is more,” but at Santa Fe Community College, Earth Week comes in an expanded format with the addition of a Solar Fiesta.
Earth Week will be celebrated April 22-25 at SFCC. Earth Week events at SFCC include:
• Monday, April 22, 8:30 a.m.: Bike to SFCC from Rodeo Plaza and be greeted by drummers at the college. Resource fair and discussion of “Water Conservation In the Santa Fe Area” with member of the City of Santa Fe Water Conservation Committee
• Tuesday, April 23, 9:30 a.m.: Screening of Chasing Ice, a documentary that captures a multi-year record of the world's changing glaciers, and at noon screening of Vegucated, which follows three meat-loving New Yorkers who adopt a vegan diet for six weeks.
• Wednesday, April 24, 10 a.m.: A screening of FLOW: For the Love of Water, and art projects with nonrecyclables.
• Thursday, April 25, noon: A workshop “Techo, Tierra, Trabajo y Transporte: The Struggle for Environmental Justice in Your Backyard” presented by the Chainbreaker Collective, a local environmental and social justice organization. Screening of the non-narrative movie Baraka.
On Saturday and Sunday, April 27-28 SFCC hosts the Solar Fiesta. The New Mexico Solar Energy Association produces the fiesta, which is one of the oldest organizations in the country devoted to renewable energy education.
Solar Fiesta brings exhibits and workshops with experts at the forefront of renewable energy/green building education and sustainable technologies. Tours will include SFCC’s LEED-certified Trades and Advanced Technologies Center, featuring a biofuels lab and energy efficiency and solar energy teaching facilities. Free workshop tracks include topics on the state of renewable energy in New Mexico, climate change and energy savings.