N.M. AWMA: Next Meeting August 5th!

Because of the Fourth of July holiday, the New Mexico Chapter of the Air and Waste Management Association (AWMA) will hold its next meeting in the Banquet Room at the Golden Corral Buffet and Grill (10415 Central Avenue NE, northeast corner at Eubank) in Albuquerque on Tuesday, August 5, 2014, at 11:30 a.m., so please mark your calendars now (stay tuned for next announcement). For more information about AWMA, please visit: http://www.AWMA.org/.

It is not too late to plan for and to attend AWMA’s 107th Annual Conference and Exhibition (ACE) in Long Beach, California, from Tuesday, June 24 through Friday, June 27, 2014. So to register for ACE 2014, please visit: http://ace2014.awma.org/.

AWMA’s N.M. Chapter would like to express its appreciation to John Acklen, Technical Project Manager in the Environmental Services Department at the Public Service Company of New Mexico (PNM), for his June presentation entitled: “PNM’s ‘Other’ Sustainability Programs.” Programs such as energy efficiency and both renewable and solar energies tend to capture the most public attention, but PNM has created other programs which serve to protect both cultural and natural resources and the environment. Prominent among them are PNM’s Environmental Management System (EMS) for Transmission and Distribution (T&D) and the company’s migratory bird program. John is in charge of PNM’s waste minimization program and the company’s migratory bird protection program. He works in planning and permitting major electric construction projects throughout PNM’s service area. He discussed the development of PNM’s EMS for T&D and the development of its waste reduction program, one of PNM’s flagship sustainability programs. John developed PNM’s migratory bird program and is also its Avian Power Line Interaction Committee Representative. He is a founding member of the New Mexico Avian Protection Plan working group and volunteers with raptor research and conservation organizations including Hawks Aloft and HawkWatch, International. For more information on PNM’s EMS, please visit: https://www.pnm.com/environment-management-system. ; For more information on how PNM protects wildlife, please visit: https://www.pnm.com/protecting-wildlife. ; For more information about PNM’s recycling, please visit: https://www.pnm.com/recycling.

Meeting attendance may qualify for one hour (1 hr.) of Continuing Education Units (CEU) or Professional Development Hours (PDH) towards some professional certifications, licenses, or registrations. For attendance verification, please contact AWMA’s New Mexico Chapter Secretary at [email protected].

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AWMA’s local “sister” association, the New Mexico Society of Hazardous Materials Managers (NMSHMM), holds its monthly meetings on the third Wednesdays of the month at the Macaroni Grill, I-40 and Louisiana in Albuquerque at 11:30 a.m. For more information about the NMSHMM with direct links to certification and meeting information, please visit: http://www.NMSHMM.org/.

AWMA’s local “cousin” association, the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) New Mexico Chapter, meetings are held the first Wednesday of every month, from 11:30 A.M. – 1:00 P.M., at the MCM Elegante Hotel located at 2020 Menaul NE in Albuquerque. For more information about USGBC New Mexico Chapter events, please visit: http://www.usgbcnm.org/.

AWMA’s local “green sheep” of the family, the New Mexico GREEN Chamber of Commerce, serves “green drinks” the first Wednesday of every month, from 5:30 to 9:30 P.M., Hotel Andaluz, 125 2nd Street Northwest, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 87102. For more information about the GREEN Chamber, please visit: http://nmgreenchamber.com/.

AWMA Chapter meetings are normally held the first Tuesday of the month, so please mark your calendars now to meet at the Golden Corral. An open Board of Directors meeting may precede each meeting at 11:00 a.m. To suggest meeting topics or volunteer as a speaker, please contact AWMA Vice Chair Mary Broemel at (505) 224-4661 or E-mail her at: [email protected]. Guests and visitors are always welcome to meetings! No-host lunch (no RSVP or fee required – attendee pays for own buffet lunch and beverages). AWMA’s national Individual Member dues is now $180 while the N.M. Chapter’s Associate Member dues is still only $15 per year. For more information about the Chapter, please visit: https://awma-rmss.org/nmmeetings.htm. ; For more information about the Golden Corral, please visit: http://www.goldencorral.com/.

This AWMA New Mexico Chapter Newsletter is published monthly by the New Mexico Chapter. Subscriptions are available to full and associate members including interested individuals. With exception of articles derived from other sources, material may be reprinted with attribution. Opinions expressed are those of the authors unless clearly stated otherwise. Send change of address or other correspondence to 8 Monticello Drive Northeast, Albuquerque, NM 87123-9601, or to officers: Chair, Martin Schluep, (505) 771-0793, [email protected]; Vice Chair, Mary Broemel, (505) 224-4661, [email protected]; Treasurer, Jennifer Dann, (505) 846-8781, [email protected]; or Secretary, Mike du Mond, (505) 294-7841, [email protected].