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Yeah the Environment!

Posted by on March 28, 2014 | Comments Off


Tomorrow in Walter White’s neighborhood, in fact at the actual high school where the embattled science teacher was unceremoniously fired; Eldorado High School’s Eagle Earth and Reality Project, in partnership with Albuquerque Recycling Inc., will accept electronics for recycling (e cycle).

Saturday, March 29
9 a.m.-1 p.m.
11300 Montgomery NE

The event page says, it “is intended to provide community members with an opportunity to bring their e-scrap for recycling at a convenient time and location.”

“It is very important for our students to take control of their own futures as well as the Earth’s…Proper recycling of electronic components translates into a healthier environment”, says real life Eldo. Science Department Chair, Eric Holmes.

Associate sponsors of the Eldorado event include the National Honors Society, Language Honors Societies, Key Club, DECA, Best Buddies, BSU, and FEA.

More from www.aps.edu:

One CRT monitor per car will be recycled for free. Additional CRT monitors and ALL CRT televisions cannot be accepted. Anyone needing to recycle older CRT televisions should take them to Best Buy Electronics. Best Buy is dedicated to recycling a large variety of electronics in a responsible way.

Electronics and other items accepted for recycling include: desktop computers, monitors, laptops, servers, printers, scanners, stereos, satellite equipment, rechargeable batteries, UPS batteries, phones, cell phones, cords and wire, computer keyboards and peripherals, ink and toner cartridges, palm pilots, lead acid batteries, motors, microwave ovens, cameras, computer game assemblies, CD and DVD players, CDs and DVDs, pots and pans, specialized electronic equipment and Christmas lights. For more information, visit the Albuquerque Recycling Inc. website here.

Thanks Daniel & Marius!

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E-Cycle Albuquerque: Environmentally safe, secure, easy, and FREE

Posted by on March 8, 2013 | Comments Off

UPDATE 3/10/13: THANK YOU TO ALL who made their way to this environmentally important event! It was a huge success! Hundreds of people showed-up to properly throw out their electronic waste – in doing so, truckloads of poisonous material will not make its way into our landfills! GREAT WORK BY ALL INVOLVED!


E-Waste Recycling Event
Eldorado High School
11300 Montgomery Blvd NEAlbuquerque, NM 87111
(East side access from Juan Tabo)
Saturday, March 9, 2013
10 am – 1 pm

This event is intended to provide community members, faculty, families and local businesses the opportunity to bring their e-scrap for recycling at a convenient time and location.

Electronics accepted for recycling include:

Copiers/Fax Machines /Radios/Stereos/Satellite Equipment/Rechargeable Batteries/Computer Back-up Batteries/Phones/Cell Phones/Cords & Wire/Computer Keyboards and Peripherals/Ink and Toner Cartridges/ Lead Acid Batteries/ Motors/ Microwave ovens/ Cameras/ Computer game assemblies/ CD and DVD players/ Pots/ Pans/ Specialized Electronic Equipment/ Christmas Lights.

  • All acceptable electronics disposal is FREE
  • FREE Hard Drive Wipe & Data Destruction

Only flat panel televisions accepted at event (no disposal fee)

For more information please visit the Albuquerque Recycling website: www.AlbuquerqueRecycling.net or call (505) 990-3732

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Free Screening: Water Sustainability Documentary Short – Santa Fe, NM

Posted by on January 22, 2013 | Comments Off


“Penasco: A Path to Water Sustainability”, a 20-minute film produced by Silver Bullet Productions (Santa Fe), with videography, sound, and editing provided by Lightningwood Pictures
(Santa Fe) – free screening on January 25th at 1:00 p.m. in the Runnels Auditorium in the Runnels Building (St. Francis Drive and Alta Vista) in Santa Fe.

“During 2012 a multi-organizational task group worked jointly to develop the New Mexico Sustainable Community Award Program, by starting with sustainable water systems as the initial category for awards. We had garnered Congressional support for this award program from the entire New Mexico delegation, and through the collaborative efforts of personnel from the New Mexico Environment Department (NMED), Rural Community Assistance Corporation (RCAC), and the Espanola Basin Regional Issues Forum (EBRIF), we mailed out 600 invitations to New Mexico water systems to apply for the award program. Ultimately, 10 water systems state-wide were selected as award winners. Each award winner was recognized individually by a letter from Secretary David Martin, NMED and further recognized last October during the award ceremony at the New Mexico Infrastructure Finance Committee conference in Taos.

In order to further recognize the winners of the Sustainable Community Awards for water system sustainability, the Penasco Mutual Domestic Water Consumers Association was chosen to represent achievements in water sustainability by serving as the subject for an educational film that could be used to inspire, educate, and train small water systems state-wide. EBRIF sponsored the film project with funding provided by Los Alamos County, and the film you will see on January 25th is the final product. The 20-minute film was produced by Silver Bullet Productions in Santa Fe with the videography, sound, and editing provided by Lightningwood Pictures. EBRIF’s goal was to create a film that could be used by state agencies, e.g. NMED, OSE, and NMFA as well as other organizations e.g. RCAC, NMRW, NCNMEDD, IFC, etc. to promote the concepts of “sustainability” and illustrate by example the process and benefits of following the path to sustainability. The criteria contained in the House Joint Memorial 86 Report with emphasis on technical, managerial, and financial capacity building were addressed in the film’s script development and editing. The film’s credit roll contains reference to addition resource information listed on two NMED websites.”

Charlie Nylander
Española Basin Technical Advisory Group

Thanks WW

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Up on the Hill: Indie Go Go New Mexico

Posted by on March 23, 2012 | Comments Off

“We need your support to finish this IMPORTANT film that exposes the environmental poisoning of the land, the health effects on the community, the contamination of the drinking water, and the profiteering of Los Alamos National Labs. As co-producer of this feature documentary, we urge your to donate, what you can to help us finish this film. This film will world-wide distribution, but we need your help for us to raise finishing funds. The deadline for the fundraiser is June 1, 2012. Our hope is that we can finish prior to Hiroshima Day, August 6, 2012.”

-Angelie Gamboa, Producer/Director &
Thomas Jaggers, Producer/Writer
“Up On The Hill”

For the latest, visit www.UpOnTheHillFilm.com | facebook | Twitter

Donate at IndieGoGo

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E-Cycle with Eastside and Westside Earthwise High Schools

Posted by on March 1, 2012 | Comments Off


[Albuquerque, NM] – The Cibola High Student Council and the Eldorado High Eagle Earth and Reality Project, in partnership with Albuquerque Recycling Inc., will accept electronics for recycling from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, March 3, at the schools: Cibola, 1510 Ellison Dr. NW; Eldorado, 11300 Montgomery NE.

The event is intended to provide community members with an opportunity to bring their e-scrap for recycling at a convenient time and location.

“It is very important for our students to take control of their own futures as well as the Earth’s,” said EHS teacher and Eagle Earth sponsor Eric Holmes. “Proper recycling of electronic components translates into a healthier environment. They are our future professionals and many will make decisions that will have a major impact on our world. There is no doubt that good habits adopted now will transfer to their adult lives.”

Associate sponsors of the Eldorado event include the National Honors Society, Language Honors Societies, Key Club, DECA, Best Buddies and FEA.

Free hard drive wipe and data destruction will be available. There will be a $5 fee for CRT computer monitor disposal. All other electronics can be recycled free of charge.

Electronics and other items accepted for recycling include desktop computers, monitors, laptops, servers, printers, scanners, stereos, satellite equipment, rechargeable batteries, UPS batteries, phones, cell phones, cords and wire, computer keyboards and peripherals, ink and toner cartridges, palm pilots, lead acid batteries, motors, microwave ovens, cameras, computer game assemblies, CD and DVD players, CDs and DVDs, pots and pans, specialized electronic equipment and Christmas lights.

For more information, visit the Albuquerque Recycling Inc. website www.albuquerquerecycling.net.

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NM’s Own International Movie Trailer

Posted by on June 2, 2011 | Comments Off

Get your vote on!

From Director Peter M. Kershaw comes this NM entry into the International Movie Trailer Festival.

The Santa Fe based web series production Cyphers “weaves a mystery in the style of “Lost”, “Damages”, and “Twin Peaks” — but with an ecological twist. Each episode reveals another piece of the puzzle with the intent to engage the audience in not only solving the mystery, but to influence and change the way they interact with our food, water and environment.”

Click the pic above to watch and VOTE!

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Pigeonhole This

Posted by on February 18, 2011 | One comment

Bert is gonna be all over this – Like Mayor Berry (a.k.a. The Duke) on pigeon poop, Sesame Street’s resident pigeon lover may soon be on the case!

Much like Susana Martinez and Jan Brewer before her, poo-pooing all over human rights the immigrant situation, an infestation of pigeons are crapping hazards down all over our fair city and the government is about to intervene (with our input).

Mayor Berry & co. want to control the pigeon situation for our protection. The birds are over breeding causing health and safety concerns for the Q and beyond.

Bert is not likely gonna sit for any of this. Not only is he open to all race, creed, color, orientation and fabrics, he also LOVES the poop machines that are pigeons.

We expect a certain long faced, orange nosed celebrity sighting of the muppet variety in the Q shortly, as The Duke will soon put out the force on pigeon hoarders, boarders and subsidizors.

Keep your eyes peeled for Bert wearing an “FTS” sticker on his iconic stripped shirt over classic white Turtle-neck. He’s sure to protest at city hall with an entire flock of his feathered lovers in tow.

In the meantime read-up on the problems pigeons unleash on our fair city here and submit thoughtful and realistic ideas on how to control the pigeon population here before the fuzzy-white-haired, friend to all animal friends, Bob Barker descends and is mistakenly taken out by a hunt-happy Sarah Palin on her next visit here to endorse something Susana.

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1/2 Mill. for NM Landfill

Posted by on September 12, 2010 | Comments Off


Got gas? Yes we do ABQ and now we’ve been given a federal grant to do something with it – for a fraction of the misappropriated APS budget Albuquerque’s Cerro Colorado landfill is to convert methane gas generated by decomposing materials into usable energy for the city.

U.S. Senators Jeff Bingaman and Tom Udall recently announced the $500,000.00 in funding which will come from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Climate Showcase Communities initiative for use in increasing the cities energy efficiency, reducing greenhouse emissions and saving money.

“First, the project will use the gas to fire a new kiln at a glass recycling facility.

Then the program will pipe the gas to Bernalillo County’s detention facility to fire heating and hot water boilers.” – Bloomberg Business Week

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Hose Hair Raising Boom Boom POW

Posted by on May 23, 2010 | One comment

Matter of Trust.org

Now these are dreads with purpose. Hair booms are a completely green, renewable resource that sop-up the oily slicks of horror rapidly flowing toward innocent wildlife, habitat, inhabitants and industry of the Gulf.

But the booms themselves are endangered because the organizations that are working tirelessly to help ease this mess are coming-up short hosed.

Your sad, old pantyhose can help rescue the gulf coast. We’ve all got or know someone who has wads of nylons in the very back of their underwear drawer.

Gather-up your grandma’s old medias and hook-up with Matter of Trust dot Org for the complete instructions on how to send ‘em in to aid in the mass clean-up required to save our Gulf Coast from the catastrophic (and ongoing) BP oil spill.

And P.S. Calling all NM Alpacas and furry friends. Matter of Trust and Excess Access need all the hair & fur clippings you can muster for their reserves.

Links: Matter of Trust, Excess Access, Sun Times Media, YouTube

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Re-purpose True Grit Winter

Posted by on May 13, 2010 | One comment

Like winter itself the NM portion of the Coen Bros production of True Grit has gone. But the cotton batting that served as the snowy back-drop for the film during some of its time here is available and useful.

Local business Green Production Resource (GPR) strives to do just that, green production:

“GPR exists to supply knowledge, products and equipment to lessen the impact of film and event production on the planet.”

To learn more about what they do and what you can do to reuse existing production materials or repurpose your own please contact
Holly via email at: holly@greenproductionresource.net

In the mean time there are “miles of smiles” worth of True Grit faux “snow” available for reuse.

Check the NM Film Office web site for more green film making resources.

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Hanes Future Generations Commercial

Posted by on April 13, 2010 | Comments Off

PSD: Man-Wich Edition

Posted by on January 7, 2010 | Comments Off

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Mankind that is! Our local Which-Wich steps up to the pre- apocalyptic playing table with an opening bet of ‘recycle me this baby!

So simple yet so rare, Which-Wich now offers customers the receptacles to discern which waste is refuse and which is reuse.

Remember Piggies, we feed the Beasts fit to go on, choose to patronize earth friendly merchants and vendors, NM.

Oy, now ISOhungry again.

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Tis’ the Season

Posted by on November 15, 2009 | Comments Off

Gluttony – Our holiday cooking oil can be recycled into bio fuel. If you deep fry this Thanksgiving or Christmas, or you’re a frying restaurant please contact your area Oil Recycle Depot.

Critters – National resale clothing boutique Buffalo Exchange is holding its annual Coats for Cubs drive Nov 14, 2009 through Earth Day, Apr 22, 2010. Bring in your furs and accent pieces to be recycled into bedding for orphaned and injured animals.

Humanity – Homeless shelter needs go way beyond canned goods. Toiletries, clothing and blankets are in short supply. Donate your extras, pick-up some good buys, to help those in dire need served by community shelters and organizations this and every season.

Energy – HURRY into the Home Depot to trade-in your old incandescent holiday lights for a $3 coupon toward energy efficient LED lights. Offer ends TODAY!

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Pint Matters

Posted by on November 10, 2009 | One comment

A good glass can be hard to find. Some too short, thick or tall, too narrow, shallow, or fragile. To remain a friend to the environment and be grown-up about it, cheap & disposable is out and a quality, cost effective set is in. (you know, it’s all about recovering from the 90’s)

Well, we came across these great mixing glasses and picked-up a good sized load of ‘em for a party. To my surprise the boys went for these in a big way! The male vote was a resounding, ‘yes’ to the clinkers that presented a measured tally of their intake.

Cute. Boys are cute, I guess I had forgotten how much they like to measure “stuff”. Anyhoo, they were a hit and that may be worth remembering come gift giving time – visible graduations.


Ped-tastic General Mills, ABQ

Posted by on November 6, 2009 | Comments Off

General Mills Corporate Commitment to the environment recently got a nod from the League of American Bicyclists. The corp’s Albuquerque Plant has earned the org’s Silver Award as a Bike Friendly Business.

According to Commute by Bike dot com, “BFB winners provide amenities such as secure bike parking and shower facilities and motivations such as incentives to commute by bike, company bike rides and clubs, and bike to Work Week promotions.”

Kudos! Cheerios & Lucky Charms GM!

Thanks TIG

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FYI: Can’t Curb It? Mail It

Posted by on November 2, 2009 | Comments Off

Is it or isn’t it? Polystyrene is a plastic and it can be recycled. Though Albuquerque’s curbside recycling program does not accept Styrofoam (polystyrene), there are mail-in locations all over the country that take care of the nasty, lightweight, air-puffed waste material. Including CO, CA and TX.

If you miss curbside recycling day (paper, cardboard, plastic, tin, aluminum) or if it isn’t available in your neighborhood here is a list of the Q’s recycle drop-off locations (curbside does not accept glass, but the drop-off locations do).

Earth 911

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Trade Your Greens for Green

Posted by on September 20, 2009 | Comments Off

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Not unlike the glorious Village Harvest above, the new website Veggie Trader strives to eliminate the waste of the natural or home grown vegetation all around us.

Veggie Trader allows registered users to tap local resources to buy, sell and trade area fruits and vegetables. In “these tough economic times” you have to ask yourself, “got fruit?”

There’s hardly a neighborhood in the Q where you can walk a block without passing the decay of apple, apricot or even grape yard “crops”.

We’ve done the leg work for you and found that within 100 miles of the metro there are in fact currently a total of 7 listings for herbs, flowers, fruits and veggies – more than we expected.

So if you need a little green or just strive to be so, harvest the crops around you to spare them from becoming waste and you can donate, sell or trade ‘em. We wish you good farming!

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This Is How You Do It, NM

Posted by on September 4, 2009 | Comments Off

Unlike the paltry national average of 33% household recycling, University of New Mexico sports arena, The Pit shines in the heart of ABQ. as an example of how it’s done. With a “hard hat and a…smile” (zexy), UNM athletics director, Tim Cass boasts the facts and figures that an astounding 93% of the 43 year old deconstructed arena will be recycled. RECYCLED!

Oklahoma based construction co. Flintco is charged with and executing the green demolition, recycle and reconstruction. The building is required by the University to achieve a silver level of LEED points (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design), but Jim Lloyd, project manager of Flintco-West here in Albuquerque is goaling for the gold standard.

“Michael Grant, president of Albuquerque-based Grant & Associates Mechanical, says his company will minimize energy lost to repeated opening and closing of Pit external doors by providing hydronic in-floor radiant heating, created by boiler-driven hot water.” – source

Watch a virtual walk through of the finished product here. Completion is scheduled for the glorious Fall season of 2010.

Green-up: The EPA reports that 75% of what’s in the average garbage can is recyclable. Visit Earth911 to go green.

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Vantastic Wedding

Posted by on August 2, 2009 | One comment

Steve Howey Sarah Shahi

Syndicated superstar Steve Howey wed his ferosh, longtime girlfriend, actress Sarah Shahi back in February. Howey will live forever in rebroadcasts and DVD sales as Van Montgomery in the WB/UPN-CW series Reba. Shahi is world renowned for her work in Showtime’s original series The L Word.

The happy couple haven’t confirmed an exact due date, but their first child is due any day now. Congrats!

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SAP – Your Daily View Above ABQ.

Posted by on July 20, 2009 | 2 comments

Click for KOAT Video

While Sky 7 is undoubtedly a valuable asset to the Action 7 news team, as are reporter A.J. Smith and pilot Neal Lawson…Are daily fly-overs really necessary?

In their efforts to inform us of where our tax dollars and Barack-ortunity funds are being spent, this watch-dog in the sky segment plays out daily – whereby A.J. Smith is dispatched overhead to show you various holes in the ground, tops of buildings and strips of asphalt.

At an estimated 4 miles to the gallon and approximately 7 times the CO2 emissions of your standard vehicle is this coverage aligning with economic and environmental standards we should be striving for?

Applause for the watch-dogging, but thumbs down on daily flights for fancy aerials.

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