Cally Carswell To Discuss The New Mexico ‘Mini Green New Deal’ April 16

CallyCarswell.jpgEnvironmental journalist Cally Carswell will discuss the ‘mini Green New Deal’ passed by the New Mexico state legislature April 16 at the Los Alamos Nature Center. Photo Courtesy PEEC


In 2018, New Mexicans elected a new governor, a new House of Representatives and a new Land Commissioner. These elections dramatically changed the state’s political landscape — especially on climate change and environmental protection. Join Cally Carswell for a talk at 7 p.m., Tuesday, April 16 at the Los Alamos Nature Center  to learn about the big climate issues facing the state and how the new government is beginning to address them. This talk is free to attend and open to the public.

Carswell will discuss the “mini Green New Deal” passed by the legislature this session, New Mexico’s position as a national leader on renewable energy policy, the big climate policy questions that are still on the horizon at this talk and more.

Carswell is a freelance environmental journalist based in Santa Fe and a longtime contributing editor at “High Country News.” Her work has appeared in “Science,” “Nature,” “Scientific American,” “FiveThirtyEight,” “Sierra” and more. She co-hosts and produces a new podcast about climate change in New Mexico called “Hot & Dry.”

PEEC was founded in 2000 to serve the community of Los Alamos. It offers people of all ages a way to enrich their lives by strengthening their connections to our canyons, mesas, mountains, and skies. PEEC operates the Los Alamos Nature Center at 2600 Canyon Road, holds regular programs and events, and hosts a number of interest groups from birding to hiking to butterfly watching. PEEC activities are open to everyone; however, members receive exclusive benefits such as discounts on programs and merchandise. Annual memberships start at $35. To learn more, visit