Landfills are A) An increasingly expensive strategy for solid waste disposal. B) A potential source of groundwater contamination and methane pollution. C) A possible source of raw materials for manufacturing in the future. D) All of the Above.
My answer was D.
Recycling is one way to reduce many of the problems posed by landfills. While recycling isn't perfect, it diverts valuable materials and toxic substances from being buried in an unreliable grave.
Fresh water is a precious, highly valuable resource, doubly so in the American Southwest. The last thing in the world we should do with it is to pour it down the drain. But outdated plumbing fixtures do just that by wasting many gallons of water when only one or two are needed. If you don't have low-flow toilets and plumbing fixtures in your house yet, then now is the time to swap them out.
What: 9th Annual Recycle Santa Fe Art Festival 2007 Where: El Museo Cultural, 1615 Paseo de Peralta, Santa Fe, NM When: November 16-18
- Friday, November 16, 5-9pm
- Saturday, November 17, 9am - 5pm
- Sunday, November 18, 10am - 5pm Admission: Friday night $5 to Art Market and $10 to both the Art Market and Trash Fashion and Costume contest premier seating area. Admission on Saturday and Sunday is Free! General Admission to the entire event is free for kids under 12.
What: Santa Fe Ski Team Annual Ski Swap Where: Genoveva Chavez Community Center, 3221 Rodeo Road, Santa Fe, NM. When: November 9, 10 & 11, 2007
- Friday 9th, 8 – 10pm Preview Sale, Admission $25 + $5 per family member
- Saturday 10th, 9am – 5pm, Admission: $2 per person
- Sunday 11th, 10am – 1pm, Admission: FREE!
What: Public Information Meeting hosted by Tecton Energy to discuss the company's plans for oil-and-gas drilling in Santa Fe County. When: 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. November 1 Where: Genoveva Chavez Community Center, 3221 Rodeo Road, Santa Fe, NM.
Choosing between traveling by airplane and traveling by car is usually pretty simple. The questions one answers are usually 'How far am I traveling, how much time do I have, how much will a flight cost compared to driving costs, Is there an ocean between me and my destination?' One new factor that some of us are starting to take into account when making travel choices is 'Which mode of travel produces the least CO2?' I've made a direct comparison of two trips between New Mexico and California, one taken by air and the other by car.
We've had the first hard freeze of the season, so the garden is done for the year. Unfortunately, a few green tomatoes went straight to the compost bin as I didn't pull them early enough. Now it's time to turn the compost and start planning for next year.
Here are a few colorful ears of Indian Popcorn that we'll be popping pretty soon.
If you've lived in the American Southwest for any length of time you've heard about the importance of water. If you're a rancher or farmer, builder/developer or a municipal water manager you probably have strong opinions about water. The underlying issue is a simple one - in the arid American west there are more users for water than the supply can support. While the problem of greater demand than supply of water is simple, the devil is in the details.