Taos Earth Week 2021

Spring has Sprung!

What’s Up for Taos Earth Week 2021? Loads! 


Taos Land Trust Conservation Easement Volunteer Monitor Training 

Saturday, April 24th from 10 am-12 pm

Get trained to monitor TLT conservation easements! Join us for an-person, socially distanced outdoor training at Rio Fernando Park. We will provide an overview of conservation easements and methods for monitoring them. We will also practice monitoring a conservation easement and assign properties for interested volunteer monitors to get started. All materials and pizza provided for lunch! For questions or directions to Rio Fernando Park, call (575)751-3138 or email Maya Anthony – maya@taoslandtrust.org

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Watch the Film — “Kiss the Ground” 

(Full-length version 1 hour, 30 minutes)

1. Watch anytime on Netflix 

 2. Interfaith Power and Light (IPL), April 16-25 – free online home viewing available from Interfaith Power and Light (IPL) on this pageRegister to view and report how many viewers you had. This will allow IPL to provide a count of viewers to the film team to thank them for their generous offer for free viewings.

Wednesday, April 21 at 12 p.m. — IPL offers a webinar nationally, featuring someone from the film team and experts in starting congregational food gardens. More information here.

Thursday, April 22, 7 p.m. – You are invited as a guest to join the Unitarian Congregation of Taos to watch the 45-minute version (full story and drama) and join the discussion after the showing. Register here.

Online panel at NMSU with Ray Archuleta about regenerative agriculture in New Mexico. Wednesday, April 21, 6 p.m. Ray was featured in the film and is an NMSU graduate.  Co-panelist David Johnson. This is part of NMSU’s series of Environmental Sustainability Talks. More info and register here.

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Trash Pickup and River Cleaning

Organize a trash pick-up at your favorite campground, parking place, riverbank, neighborhood roads or elsewhere! Thanks to Taos County and Amigos Bravos, trash bags will be made available to individuals or teams (following NM Dept of Health rules) for your own trash pick-ups. No household garbage, please.Send a text or email to Lorenzo Gutierrez, Taos County Solid Waste Code Enforcement Official, at 575-779-8941 or lorenzo.gutierrez@taoscounty.org. You are asked to take a photo of the filled bag(s) and send it to Lorenzo with the exact location. The County will pick up the bags.

Thursday, April 22, 1:00-5:00 p.m. — Pick up trash with the TiLT team! Gather at the TiLT driveway with gloves, outdoor clothes and trash bags to clean up the surrounding streets and open spaces.

Wednesday, April 21, 10:00-12:00 — Carabajal clean-up from Upper Ranchitos in the west to 240/Ranchitos in the south. Meet at 505 La Lomita Road with gloves, comfortable shoes, water, masks (for dust and pollens as well as Covid-19). We will provide bags and a ride out to the two ends of Carabajal. Afterwards, we will gather for refreshments.

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Virtual • April 16 – 25, 2021Since 2007, Power Shift convergences have propelled the growth of the youth-led climate movement. Fundamentally, we believe that the type of movement that wins is one that focuses on building power from the ground up — starting with those most affected by the injustices and systems of oppression at the core of our society. As such, PS21 will center youth activists, and with that in mind, we invite intergenerational participation and engagement in planning, programming, and execution of the convergence to further uplift the power of the youth. Headliner schedule and registration.

Happy Earth Week 2021! 

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