Recent and upcoming NMELC events.


The New Mexico Environmental Law Center holds and sponsors events throughout the year.

Mother Earth Father Sky 2013 Lecture Series

To honor
the work of the
New Mexico
Environmental Law Center

Perspectives on Natural Science and the Environment of the West
Presented by Southwest Seminars

Beginning October 21st at 6 pm at the Hotel Santa Fe.
$12 per lecture or $90 for the series of 9 lectures.

For more information call 505-989-9022, ext. 19 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Oct. 21 Our Human Genome and American Indian Continental Migrations
Dr. Eske Willerslev

Oct. 28 Hopi Culture: Then and Now
Leigh J. Kuwanwisiwma

Nov. 4 How Old Is the Grand Canyon?
Wayne Ranney

Nov. 11 A Navajo Myth for Hunting and The Natural World of Animals
Dr. Paul Zolbrod

Nov. 18 Aboriginal Cotton in Northern NM: Archaeological and Ethnographic Perspective
Dr. Richard I. Ford and Dr. Glenna Dean

Nov. 25 What Can We Learn From Old Civilizations?
Dr. Henry Wright

Dec. 2 The Fossil Record of Human Brain Evolution
Dr. Dean Falk

Dec. 9 A Pueblo Social History
Dr. John Ware

Dec. 16 Our Spiritual Relationship With the Earth
Dr. Leo Killsback

Posted on 10/11/2013 • PermalinkBack to top

NMELC Screens Original Short and “The Milagro Beanfield War”

Join us for the public screening of a short original film created for us by Emmy-award winning filmmaker Debra Anderson (Split Estate) at Center for Contemporary Arts in Santa Fe. Debra has done an extraordinary job of capturing a few of the compelling stories from the communities where we work.

We’ll also be showing Robert Redford’s adaptation of The Milagro Beanfield War and presenting the Karl Souder Water Protection Award.

WHEN: December 11, 2012 at 6 PM
WHERE: Center for Contemporary Arts
$10 suggested donation
Purchase tickets by phone at 505.982.1338 or at the box office

Come early, as seats are limited!!

Posted on 12/03/2012 • PermalinkBack to top

The Arctic is Melting and the Desert is Burning: Impacts Globally and Locally

Sponsored by:





Please join His Excellency Wegger Chr. Strommen
Ambassador of Norway to the United States
for a Luncheon Discussion

February 9, 2011
Noon – 2:00 p.m
Santa Fe Convention Center
201 West Marcy Street

The Earth is undergoing unprecedented and rapid ecological change brought on by a powerful regional warming trend associated with global climate change. These experts will explain events in the Arctic region, how they foretell potentially catastrophic changes in the Earth’s climate systems, and what these changes may mean for the environment and economy of the Southwest region.

Introductory Remarks: Mayor David Coss


Ambassador Strommen, Norway – a fossil fuel economy targeting climate neutrality

Dr. Kim Holmen, Research Director, Norwegian Polar Institute - Rapid Arctic climate change and its feedback to global climate

Dr. Gregg Garfin, Institute of the Environment, University of Arizona - Impacts of climate change to the Southwestern US

Rafe Pomerance, Founder of the Climate Policy Center and President of Clean Air-Cool Planet

Please RSVP to Lilia Diaz .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
or 505-989-7262

Luncheon Sponsored by:
Santa Fe Convention and Visitors Bureau

Posted on 02/02/2011 • PermalinkBack to top