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New Mexico Rising Climate Film Fest


  • UNM Continuing Education Center 1634 University Boulevard NE Albuquerque, NM (map)

Register at www.nmclimatefilmfest.org

Join us in exploring the effects of climate disruption globally and here in New Mexico, while also learning how you can make a difference.

Nuestra Tierra Founder Gabe Vasquez will be speaking about how to use traditional media to get messages out to the public about climate change and climate disruption in New Mexico:

FRIDAY, SEPT. 6

5:45 pmRegistration/No fee

6:00 pmWelcome/Overview of Film Festival: Ray Powell, former NM Commissioner of Public Lands6:15 pmDr. David Gutzler, Ph.D, UNM Professor of Climatology: Impacts of Climate Change on Humans and the Environment

7:00 pmDr. Sandra Steingraber: Her personal story, Film: Unfractured (2017), presentation, Q & A

9:00 pmClosing comments/reminder of Saturday events

SATURDAY, SEPT. 7

8:45 amDoors Open/$10 for adults; Children/youth to age 18 eat free
Voter Registration Table

9:00 amOverview: Ray Powell, moderator
Greeting: Elizabeth J. Kistin Keller, Ph.D, First Lady of ABQ
Update/Q&A: Kelsey Rader, Sustainability Officer, City of ABQ

10:00 amFilm: CAVU Premiere in ABQ: Wildlife Without Borders: Wildlife Across the West, the first film in a new series, plus CAVU films:

  • What isn't there to love about New Mexico?

  • Changing Landscape

  • Is New Mexico ready to be the next Saudi Arabia?

11:15 amMaya van Rossum, author and activist: The Green Amendment: Securing our right to a healthy environment11:55 amClimate Strike: Delese Dellios, 350.org, and YouthNoonFilm: The American Southwest: Are we running dry? (23 min.)
Speaker: Theresa Cardenas, President, Middle Rio Grande Water Advocates1:00 pmVegetarian lunch (with registration)

1:45 pmTarin Nix, State Land Commission: Open for Business: Transitioning to a Renewable Energy Future2:10 pmChristina Allday-Bondy, NM Healthy Soils Working Group: Supporting Healthy Soils and Regenerative Agriculture at Home, with The Soil Story (4 min.)

2:30 pmPhoebe Suina, Cochiti and San Felipe Pueblos: Indigenous Insights Into Sustainability2:45 pmFilm: Sacred Land, Sacred Water
Q&A: Donald T. Phillips, geologist and screenwriter, Craig Barth, publisher and filmmaker3:45 pmBreakout groups/discussion

  • Using the media to get our message out, August March & Gabriel Vasquez

  • Climate Change effects on wildlife management and public lands, Jesse Deubel & Tarin Nix

  • Green Amendment: Securing our right to a healthy environment, Maya van Rossum

  • Changing personal habits to make a difference, Craig Barth

  • Resilience in New Mexico Agriculture, Christina Allday-Bondy

  • Opportunities to advance climate-related policy at the state and local level, Melanie Stansbury & Isaac Benton

4:30 pmReports by groups with action plans

4:50 pmClosing remarks

Earlier Event: August 17
Wilderness First Aid Training
Later Event: September 21
Gila River Festival Hike