CABQ Climate Change Task Force

CABQ Climate Change Task Force

CABQ Climate Change Task Force

Dates: October 2020-March 2021

Times: Click on the meeting tab to learn more

Overview

The City of Albuquerque Environmental Health Department is updating and supporting the implementation of a revised Albuquerque Climate Action Plan which defines actions to halt Albuquerque’s contributions to climate change. The Plan will address what the community will do to prepare for our changing climate. New Mexico First will support the City of Albuquerque by convening and facilitating a task force, the CAP Task Force will meet from October 2020 to March 2021. The task force and community members will share their voices to shape the next stage of Albuquerque’s climate change vision and spur citywide improvements. Please click on the Meetings tab to learn more about meetings.  The Library tab contains meeting materials and reports.

Throughout the process, residents that are most impacted by climate change will lead the conversations about current challenges and future solutions. This approach will help ensure that front line communities – those that have been harmed by environmental injustice and who are likely to be hurt first and worst by the impacts of climate change – will benefit first and foremost from climate action.


Meeting Schedule

  • Wednesday, October 14, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday, October 20, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
  • Tuesday, October 27, 9:00 PM – 11:00 AM
  • Wednesday, November 4, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday, November 10, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
  • Tuesday, December 1, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
  • Tuesday, December 8, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
  • Tuesday, January 5, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
  • Tuesday, January 19, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
  • Wednesday, February 17, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM *Public Comment Meeting
  • Thursday, February 18, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM *Public Comment Meeting
  • Tuesday, March 9, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM

  • Zoom Information

    All meetings are open to the public and can be accessed, using the information below:

    Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/5052252140

    Dial In: 720 928 9299

    Webinar ID: 505 225 2140

    Meetings

    CABQ Climate Action Task Force Website


    Meeting Agreements

    • Respect Shared Learning and Teaching-Each taskforce member and guest brings considerable knowledge and experience to teach and learn from one another. Please hold space for diverse points of view.
    • Respect Time-During discussions and Q&A, we want to give as many taskforce members the ability to participate. Please consider the time, or the moderator will assist in sharing the time.
    • Respect Each Voice-Everyone on the task force is committed to climate action and brings diverse perspectives on achieving goals. There is strength in the depth and breadth of knowledge across the taskforce. Listen well and limit multi-tasking during the meetings including having side conversations using the zoom chat function.
    • Respect Consensus-For the task force's duration, we will be working toward consensus and honoring dissent. The consultants and the City will limit comments to the media about the task force's work until after the task force has completed a draft document for public comment. Members should do the same. By allowing the focus to be on process, time is afforded this group to explore and achieve common ground as the plan's substance comes together over time.
    • Respect Engagement and Transparency-NMF will share notes from each meeting with participants and the City.NMF and the City are committed to creating time for public comment toward the end of issue meetings. Time will be limited to accommodate as many voices as possible within time limits. If comments are unrelated to climate action, the time will be passed to the next person in the zoom public gallery section. People may also provide comments through a taskforce e-mail that is monitored and documented by NMF staff. CABQClimateComments@nmfirst.org Comments related to the task force will be logged and shared with taskforce members weekly. Please share opportunities for listening, learning, and commenting with non-taskforce members through your networks and social media.

    Meeting Agendas

  • CABQ Climate Action Task Force - Renewable Energy Agenda - 12.01.20 CABQ Climate Action Task Force - Renewable Energy Agenda - 12.01.20
      15-Nov-2020
  • CABQ Climate Action Task Force - Sustainable Buildings Agenda - 11.10.20 CABQ Climate Action Task Force - Sustainable Buildings Agenda - 11.10.20
      09-Nov-2020
  • CABQ Climate Action Task Force - Transportation Part 2 Agenda - 11.04.20 CABQ Climate Action Task Force - Transportation Part 2 Agenda - 11.04.20
      30-Oct-2020
  • CABQ Climate Action Task Force - Transportation Part 1 Agenda - 10.27.20 CABQ Climate Action Task Force - Transportation Part 1 Agenda - 10.27.20
      23-Oct-2020
  • CABQ Climate Action Task Force - Zero Waste & Recycling Agenda - 10.20.20 CABQ Climate Action Task Force - Zero Waste & Recycling Agenda - 10.20.20
      22-Oct-2020
  • CABQ Climate Action Task Force - Orientation Agenda - 10.14.20 CABQ Climate Action Task Force - Orientation Agenda - 10.14.20
      22-Oct-2020

  • Meeting Minutes

  • CABQ Climate Action Task Force - Sustainable Buildings Minutes - 11.10.20 CABQ Climate Action Task Force - Sustainable Buildings Minutes - 11.10.20
      15-Nov-2020
  • CABQ Climate Action Task Force - Transportation Part 2 Minutes - 11.04.20 CABQ Climate Action Task Force - Transportation Part 2 Minutes - 11.04.20
      09-Nov-2020
  • CABQ Climate Action Task Force - Transportation Part 1 Minutes - 10.27.20 CABQ Climate Action Task Force - Transportation Part 1 Minutes - 10.27.20
      30-Oct-2020
  • CABQ Climate Action Task Force - Zero Waste & Recycling Minutes - 10.20.20 CABQ Climate Action Task Force - Zero Waste & Recycling Minutes - 10.20.20
      22-Oct-2020
  • CABQ Climate Action Task Force - Orientation Minutes - 10.14.20 CABQ Climate Action Task Force - Orientation Minutes - 10.14.20
      22-Oct-2020

  • Meeting Recordings

    CABQ Climate Action Task Force - Sustainable Buildings Recording - 11.10.20

    CABQ Climate Action Task Force - Transportation Part 2 Recording - 11.04.20

    CABQ Climate Action Task Force - Transportation Part 1 Recording - 10.27.20

    CABQ Climate Action Task Force - Zero Waste & Recycling Recording - 10.20.20

    CABQ Climate Action Task Force - Orientation Recording - 10.14.20

    Library

    CABQ Climate Action Plan


    Foundational Materials

  • CABQ Climate Action Task Force - Member Roster CABQ Climate Action Task Force - Member Roster
      23-Oct-2020
  • CABQ Climate Action Task Force - Member Comments CABQ Climate Action Task Force - Member Comments
      27-Oct-2020
  • CABQ Climate Action Task Force - Public Comments CABQ Climate Action Task Force - Public Comments
      27-Oct-2020
  • CABQ Climate Action Task Force - Survey Report CABQ Climate Action Task Force - Survey Report
      27-Oct-2020

  • Additional Materials

  • CABQ Climate Action Task Force - Renewable Energy One Pager - 12.01.20 CABQ Climate Action Task Force - Renewable Energy One Pager - 12.01.20
      25-Nov-2020
  • CABQ Climate Action Task Force - Energy Efficiency One Pager - 11.10.20 CABQ Climate Action Task Force - Energy Efficiency One Pager - 11.10.20
      09-Nov-2020
  • CABQ Climate Action Task Force - ABQ Transit One Pager - 11.04.20 CABQ Climate Action Task Force - ABQ Transit One Pager - 11.04.20
      30-Oct-2020
  • CABQ Climate Action Task Force - Active Transportation One Pager - 10.27.20 CABQ Climate Action Task Force - Active Transportation One Pager - 10.27.20
      22-Oct-2020
  • CABQ Climate Action Task Force - Electric Vehicles One Pager - 10.27.20 CABQ Climate Action Task Force - Electric Vehicles One Pager - 10.27.20
      22-Oct-2020
  • CABQ Climate Action Task Force - Recycling One Pager - 10.20.20 CABQ Climate Action Task Force - Recycling One Pager - 10.20.20
      22-Oct-2020
  • Kirtland Air Force Base - Restoration Advisory Board Interest Form - 10-23-20 Kirtland Air Force Base - Restoration Advisory Board Interest Form - 10-23-20
      20-Nov-2020
  • Kirtland Air Force Base - Restoration Advisory Board Letter - 10-23-20 Kirtland Air Force Base - Restoration Advisory Board Letter - 10-23-20
      20-Nov-2020

  • Meeting Presentations

  • CABQ Climate Action Task Force - Sherrick Roanhorse Presentation - 11.10.20 CABQ Climate Action Task Force - Sherrick Roanhorse Presentation - 11.10.20
      10-Nov-2020
  • CABQ Climate Action Task Force - Tammy Fiebelkorn Presentation - 11.10.20 CABQ Climate Action Task Force - Tammy Fiebelkorn Presentation - 11.10.20
      10-Nov-2020
  • CABQ Climate Action Task Force - Andrew de Garmo Presentation - 11.04.20 CABQ Climate Action Task Force - Andrew de Garmo Presentation - 11.04.20
      04-Nov-2020
  • CABQ Climate Action Task Force - Christopher Ramirez Presentation - 11.04.20 CABQ Climate Action Task Force - Christopher Ramirez Presentation - 11.04.20
      04-Nov-2020
  • CABQ Climate Action Task Force - Colin Messer Presentation - 10.27.20 CABQ Climate Action Task Force - Colin Messer Presentation - 10.27.20
      27-Oct-2020
  • CABQ Climate Action Task Force - Terra Reed Presentation - 10.27.20 CABQ Climate Action Task Force - Terra Reed Presentation - 10.27.20
      27-Oct-2020
  • CABQ Climate Action Task Force - Jill Holbert Presentation - 10.20.20 CABQ Climate Action Task Force - Jill Holbert Presentation - 10.20.20
      22-Oct-2020
  • CABQ Climate Action Task Force - Sarah Pierpont Presentation - 10.20.20 CABQ Climate Action Task Force - Sarah Pierpont Presentation - 10.20.20
      22-Oct-2020
  • CABQ Climate Action Task Force - Kelsey Rader Presentation - 10.14.20 CABQ Climate Action Task Force - Kelsey Rader Presentation - 10.14.20
      22-Oct-2020
  • CABQ Climate Action Task Force - Lilly Irvin-Vitela Presentation - 10.14.20 CABQ Climate Action Task Force - Lilly Irvin-Vitela Presentation - 10.14.20
      22-Oct-2020
  • Public Comments

    The City of Albuquerque and New Mexico First are committed to public engagement and transparency.  Meeting notes will be taken during task force meetings.  The public is invited to provide comments at the end of each meeting.  Public comments may also be emailed to CABQClimateComments@nmfirst.org.

    Comment Logs

    CABQ Climate Action Public Comments

    CABQ Climate Action Member Comments

    Members

    Climate Action Task Force Members were asked to provide biographies. The information below includes all of of the information provided by the Task Force.


    Tara Trafton

    Tara Trafton represents the Duranes neighborhood. She completed a double MS in Sustainable Energy Systems from KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden and Politecnico di Torino in Italy, and serves as the Project Success Manager for Yearout Energy Services Company and the Secretary for the New Mexico Association of Energy Engineers. She joined the Task Force because she is passionate about the energy transition and sustainability.


    Sharon Hausam

    Sharon Hausam represents the Near North Valley and irrigates off the Griegos Acequia. She has over twenty years of experience as a community-based planner working with Native American tribes and is an adjunct faculty at the University of New Mexico in the Community and Regional Planning Program. She is participating in the Task Force because climate change and equity are the most important issues of our time.


    Amy Carpenter

    Amy Carpenter is a retired teacher of English, Journalism, Drama, and Social Studies, with more than 22 years of teaching experience in New Mexico, Bangkok, Thailand, and Morocco. For years, she has been actively involved in environmental justice, and committed to multicultural and intergenerational teaching and learning. She believes that great improvement is needed and possible, but must begin with engaging young people and listening to the voices of elders.


    Theresa Cardenas

    Theresa Cardenas represents the far northeast heights and the Middle Rio Grande Water Advocates a nonprofit dedicated to a sustainable resilient water future through effective water management and planning. She joined the Task Force to advocate for equitable public policies and sustainable solutions. She holds a BS dfrom the University of New Mexico and an MS in Sustainability from Arizona State University with a concentration in water resources.


    Molly Blumhoefer

    Molly Blumhoefer lives in the Nob Hill area. She holds degrees in Environmental Planning & Water Resources and is employed at Central New Mexico Community College as an adjunct faculty member and a fulltime Sustainability Manager. She joined the Task Force because of her belief that working with others to emphasize connections between the health of people and place is the only path to real climate solutions.


    Genesis Arizmendi

    Genesis Arizmendi, PhD, CCC-SLP, lives in the Nob Hill area. She is a Postdoctoral Fellow and Adjunct Professor at the University of New Mexico. She was trained as a Climate Reality Leader in July 2020 through the Climate Reality Project. Dr. Arizmendi joined the Task Force to bring representation, accessibility, and advocate for equity in marginalized communities and to work toward a plan to mitigate the impacts of climate change.


    Alex Montano

    Alex Montano represents the Northeast Heights neighborhood. He serves as the Senior Vice President of Development at Yearout Energy, the Chair of the Albuquerque Energy Council, the Private Co-Chair of the Energy Services Coalition NM Chapter, and a member of the National Energy Services Coalition Board of Directors. Alex joined the Task Force to pursue his ongoing commitment towards the betterment of the natural and built environments.


    Emily Phan

    Emily Phan represents the Albuquerque High School area. She is the Vice President of Fight For Our Lives, and serves on the board of both New Mexico Youth Empowerment and the University of New Mexico's Leaders for Environmental Actions and Foresight. Emily is passionate about inspiring others and bringing light to the climate crisis, while introducing climate-conscious curricula into educational institutions.


    Tony Sparks

    Tony Sparks lives in the Uptown area of Albuquerque. He works for the Facilities Design & Construction Department of Albuquerque Public Schools (APS), where he is the Staff Project Manager for HVAC Systems, Energy Efficiency & Sustainability. He is also the Coordinator of the APS Water and Energy Conservation Committee (WECC). Tony is an advocate for the betterment of our built environment, working tirelessly to make meaningful improvements in building design and operation.


    Kevin Bean

    Kevin Bean represents Carnuel in the Tijeras Canyon. He has a BA in English and Political Science from the University of New Mexico and experience with Environment New Mexico, the Conservation Voters of New Mexico, the Albuquerque Water Conservation Division, the Middle Rio Grande Water Advocates, Climate Action Team of the Rio Grande Sierra Club, and the Creation Care Committee at St. John XXIII Catholic Community. Kevin joined the task force to mobilize the community to address the climate emergency.


    Solana Granados

    Solana Granados (she/her) represents the Silver Hill neighborhood. She is an undergraduate student at University of New Mexico studying Political Science, and Community and Regional Planning. She works at the Laguna Behavioral Health Center as a Victim's Advocate Intern. Solana joined the Task Force to ensure other voices are heard, create a local impact, and engage it as an invaluable learning process.


    Erica Velarde

    Erica Velarde represents the Northwest part of Albuquerque, near Balloon Fiesta Park. She has a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of New Mexico. She serves as the Comprehensive Solutions Account Executive for Trane Technologies, the Vice-President for the Board of Regents for Northern New Mexico College, a member of the Higher Education Regents Committee, and the President of the Board of Directors of Eagle Corp. Erica wants to help her community and give back in every possible way.


    Chas Robles

    Chas Robles represents the South Valley. He currently serves as the Director of the Ancestral Lands Conservation Corps, which completes important natural and cultural resource protection projects with indigenous youth in and around Albuquerque and throughout the region. He joined the Force to support this critical work and to help create and inform policies that are inclusive of and accessible to all of our residents.


    Important Note: These biographies do not include those of all the Task Force Members. Additional biographies will be included, as they are provided by the Task Force.

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