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Environment and Sustainability

Our program works with numerous sustainability-oriented organizations (both for-profit and not-for-profit) in the greater Albuquerque area. Many of our students attend workshops, lectures and tours offered by these organizations, and participate as community volunteers, interns and employees.

350 New Mexico - creating a future that supports a livable planet and just society through education and outreach, public policy advocacy, and mobilizing people to take action

Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority - Delivering safe and clean drinking water to Albuquerque, and promoting education and conservation as the most critical component of our long-term water supply strategy

Albuquerque Wildlife Federation - Committed to conservation of New Mexico's wildlife and habitat resources for future generations 

Bernalillo County Extension Office - Providing information and workshops regarding agriculture (Master Gardener Program), horticulture (Master Composter Program), community development and home economics

Bernalillo County Open Space - Protecting and managing land to benefit people, plants and wildlife, and offering resource-based recreation and environmental education (Backyard Farming Series and Master Naturalist Program)

Bioneers - Inspiring a shift to live on Earth in ways that honor the web of life, each other and future generations

City of Albuquerque Open Space Visitor Center - Protecting the natural and cultural resources of the City Open Space Division

City of Albuquerque Solid Waste Management - Providing residential and commercial trash collection and disposal, large item disposal, recycling, composting, graffiti removal, convenience centers and neighborhood cleanup support

Ciudad Soil and Water Conservation District - Promoting the conservation, improvement and responsible use of natural resources on rural and urban lands in New Mexico

Environment New Mexico - protecting the places we love, advancing the environmental values we share, and winning real results for our environment

Juntos: Our Air, Our Water - organizing Latino families in Albuquerque to protect air and water from threats of contamination and advocate for clean energy

Native Plant Society of New Mexico - Educating members about native plant identification, ecology, and uses; encouraging preservation of natural habitats; supporting botanical research; and promoting the use of native plants for conservation of water, land, and wildlife

New Mexico Acequia Association - Empowering communities in defending water as a community resource and inspiring people in keeping acequia water flowing to provide families and children with healthy, locally-grown food

New Mexico Recycling Coalition - Providing recycling information to professionals and the general public, and leading New Mexico to value waste as a resource

New Mexico Wilderness Alliance - dedicated to the protection, restoration, and continued enjoyment of New Mexico’s wildlands and wilderness areas

Open Space Alliance - Promoting public awareness and conservation of Open Space lands, and educating the public about the natural, historic, cultural, educational, and recreational aspects of Open Space areas

Quivira Coalition - Building resilience by fostering ecological, economic and social health on western landscapes through education, collaboration, and progressive public and private land stewardship

Rio Grande Nature Center - Preserving and protecting the Rio Grande bosque, educating the public about Rio Grande ecosystems, and fostering positive human interactions with those systems

Sierra Club (Rio Grande Chapter) - prioritizing action on protecting our climate, clean air, clean water, and conservation of wildlife and public lands in New Mexico and West Texas

Soilutions, Inc. - Specializing in composting, foodwaste recycling and permaculture-based landscape design