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Former Albuquerque mayor Chavez to head largest U.S. network of green cities and counties

February 19th, 2010

From Green Right Now Reports

Martin J. Chavez, three-term former mayor of Albuquerque, has been named Executive Director of ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability USA, the nation’s largest membership organization for local governments committed to climate protection, sustainability, and clean energy.

ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability is an international association of local governments as well as national and regional local government organizations that have made a commitment to sustainable development. There is a growing national movement of U.S. cities, towns, and counties – from New York and LA to Oklahoma City – that are taking action to combat climate change, save energy, create green jobs, and make their communities more livable.

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Albuquerque hosts environmental art event

June 18th, 2009

Photo: Illana Halperin

“Boiling Milk (Solfataras)” by Illana Halperin

From Green Right Now Reports

More than 25 New Mexico art organizations and 60 artists will join together this summer to present LAND/ART, a collaboration of environmentally inspired art. This six-month project will examine relationships of land, art and community through exhibitions, site-specific art works, speakers, performances, tours, and excursions through multiple indoor and outdoor venues around the state.

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More Americans riding public transit

March 10th, 2009

By Barbara Kessler
Green Right Now

While the vast majority of Americans are car bound, rising numbers are getting on board with public transit, commuter and light rail, trolleys and buses.

Those riding the rails and buses took 10.7 billion trips on public transportation in 2008, a 4 percent increase over the number of trips taken in 2007, according to a ridership report by the American Public Transportation Association.

During the same period, the number of vehicle miles traveled on roadways declined by 3.6 percent, the group reported, citing the U.S. Department of Transportation.

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