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“This Is Not a Series of Tree-Hugging Fluff!” – New Energy Economy’s Getting Reel Film Discussions

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This guest blog post is written by Mariel Nanasi, executive director of New Energy Economy.

Getting Reel

New Energy Economy is dedicated to creating economic opportunity in New Mexico with less carbon pollution and more clean energy, and is grounded in principles of environmental justice.

We’re excited to launch our inaugural environmental film series — Getting Reel — to highlight some of the biggest contemporary environmental issues, from mountaintop removal to coal-burned electrical consumption.

This is not a series of tree-hugging fluff! Filmmakers come from unique angles and can express complex ideas that raise awareness around issues and responsibilities of civic activism.

The four-part series opened at 7PM last Thursday with a sold-out screening of The Last Mountain and will continue this Thursday, January 26 at 7PM with POV’s Oscar-nominated film If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front.

All screenings will be followed by a 30-minute moderated discussion where audience members will have the opportunity to exchange views and discuss possible action steps. Join us at the Center for Contemporary Arts, 1050 Old Pecos Trail, in Santa Fe, NM. For more information, including the full series schedule, please visit New Energy Economy.

This series is a collaboration with Google and Bioneers.

Mariel Nanasi led the effort to establish New Mexico’s breakthrough carbon pollution reduction program, adopted in 2010. When Governor Martinez refused to publish the rule, New Energy Economy sued her and won in the New Mexico Supreme Court. Mariel is also a civil rights and criminal defense lawyer and serves on the Board of the Santa Fe Art Institute. Seeing an urgency behind a changing climate and wanting to create a healthy and sustainable future, Mariel has made a personal and professional commitment to climate leadership.

Mariel Nanasi
Mariel Nanasi
Guest blogger Mariel Nanasi is the executive director and president of the board of New Energy Economy, an organization established in 2004 to create economic opportunity in New Mexico with less carbon pollution and more clean energy.
  • BellaVida

    You need to update this article.  The bottom photo is not Trayvon Martin. 

    • Paul

       um read the article…

  • Darlenekwiatkowski

    So is that to say that all of those Trayvon Martin findings of ‘@nolimit_nigga’ and such are a different Trayvon Martin?

  • Anonymous

    Thank you for making us aware of the power of these images. Some folks, even here, are not actually reading the article – only responding to the image; demonstrating the point of the article quite clearly. 

  • JB

    Thanks for pointing out the fraud in this. This demonstrates how vital REAL investigative reporting is in the facts-don’t-matter-anymore “opinionshere”.

  • Luimelend25

    No one is looking at pictures… This about Zimmerman following this kid when he was repeatedly told not too… if he stays put like he was told this would have never happened… I’m full blooded Mexican and I think this Guy should be put in jail. Im not looking at no damn pics.. I’ve seen nerds throwing up gang signs in pictures now u going to tell me they are gang members cmon on now don’t be so dumb… the only reason y we are in this situation is because Zimmerman followed the kid when he was told not too.. plain and simle

    • Ivancruz365

      It’s because of people like you the I’m ashamed to say I’m Mexican. You have no business commenting if you don’t understand the damn article. Plain and simple.

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  • Tom Roston

    Thanks to ericholsinger, ivancruz365 and @timhorsburgh for pointing out the blaring irony that people here are not bothering to digest this post, and pretty much just responding to the image. I’d say this is kind of sad, but I really find it hilarious. It’s a 639-word piece, people! Doesn’t anyone read any more? By the 451st word, I reveal that that’s not Martin. IT’S NOT TRAYVON MARTIN!

  • Remembertrayvon

     Actually it’s funny because the racist hispanic didn’t have a cut on his head in his little police pictures. We all saw them, I in fact most of the pictures claiming that zimmerman was assaulted(rightfully so if it did occur) by Trayvon have never surfaced. The photo of blood dripping down his head is not real. The original just should a red cut. So this is the work of jews protecting their own plain and simple.

  • Kathy Parker

    Anyone want to change their mind on George in light of the fact that he threatened his wife and father-in-law last week? George was stalking Trayvon. When George called the police they told him to leave, not to continue to follow the boy. Had George listened, that boy would be alive today.

  • Jared Bell

    Not all people, and I don’t advise changing anything in any context to facilitate the stupid of our population. What would that accomplish?