NMSEA Santa Fe Chapter
Santa Fe Sustainable Everything Advocates
Contact: Claudia Pavel
Chapter News, Events and Everything Else
MISSION STATEMENTOur Santa Fe Chapter of the New Mexico Solar Energy Association is about a lot more than just solar. In fact, we think our initials SFSEA really stand for the Santa Fe Sustainable Everything Advocates – and our mission statement refelects our members' beliefs and actions along those lines:
The mission of the Santa Fe Sustainable Everything Advocates, an NMSEA Chapter, is to make living sustainably the accepted norm. SFSEA will create public awareness and actions which establish Santa Fe and New Mexico as leaders in this effort. Members of the SFSEA will do this, individually and in concert, by outreach and education, participation and volunteerism in organizations and events, support of research and industry, and by example.
|BLOG Spot – Do you have something to say regarding our chapter, local activities, sustainability? Then this Spot's for you. You can submit a blog, up to 600 words (but we're not counting) to firstname.lastname@example.org and it will be posted here. Posted blogs will rotate through approximately once per month. This month's blog is from Lawrence Israel, Solar Installer and Advocate.|
Click here for the previous Blog from Derek Stearns
"Save Water, Save the World...with a sawdust toilet?"
Click here for the previous Blog from Fred Milder
"Residential Black-Water Recycling for Drip irrigation"
Click here for the previous Blog from Lawrence Israel "Driving Sustainably"
Click here for the previous Blog from Leslie Barnhart "Is the New Mexico Residential Solar Industry Sustainable without a Tax Credit?"Click here for the previous Blog from Derek Stearns Hot Water: Doing It Wrong
Click here for the current Blog from Peter Borgo "An Allegorical Look at Sustainability"
We see a world full of species that look as if they could go on living indefinitely. If we believe this is possible, then we should be able to formulate this observation as some sort of law. The easiest way to show how this law operates is by analogy with two common laws – the law of gravity and the laws of aerodynamics.
The law of gravity, simply stated, is that unsupported objects fall towards the center of the earth. The laws of aerodynamics do not provide us a way to defy the law of gravity. They simply provide us with a way of using the air as a "support" to counteract the effect of gravity. The "sustainability law" we are looking for is like the law of gravity. We cannot escape ultimate unsustainability, but our sense is that that there is a way of achieving a long-term freedom from it. In other words, we believe that it is possible to build a civilization that essentially "flies."
Help make sustainability real. Support local contractors, vendors and advocates with your business. Click on any link below to learn more about our chapter's business members and what they can offer to help you go and be sustainable.
Hydronic Heating Design and Controls
Solar Hydronic Heating Installation, Solar Hot Water,
Commercial and Residential, High Efficiency Boilers
Solar Electric, Solar Thermal, Battery Back-Up Systems & more
Electric Vehicle Charging Stations
Solar Panels – Solar Power – Solar Energy
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