Below you will find links to resources and organizations that may be of interest to Green Chamber members and friends:

Green Job Opportunities in New Mexico

The Department of Workforce Solutions Green Job Portal is your tool to find a job or job training.

New tool for small businesses to compare health plans

Are you in private practice? Do you want an easy way to find out what insurance options you have for you and your clinic staff? This tool for individuals now has an expanded database for small businesses. For example, it took 30 seconds to learn that in zip code 48154 in Michigan, there are 53 health insurance options for a small business with 10 employees.

-Look for options:

American Sustainable Business Council Campaigns

The ASBC seeks to influence the public policy process at the federal and state level. We are tapping the collective strength of our partners to introduce new ideas into the policy arena as well as lobby for existing proposals.
ASBC is active in a range of issues, including: financial reform, health care, chemical safety policy, climate change, broad-based economic development, and business taxes.

“Think Local First” Resources and Statistics

Compiled by our Taos Executive Director, Erin Sanborn, this resource sheet includes numerous economic studies and books that make the case for buying local.

New Rules Project

The Institute for Local Self-Reliance (ILSR) proposes a set of new rules that builds community by supporting humanly scaled politics and economics. The rules call for:

  • Decisions made by those impacted
  • Communities accepting responsibility for the welfare of their members and the next generation
  • Households and communities possessing or owning sufficient productive capacity to generate real wealth discusses the importance of rules and catalogs the best.  We make the rules and the rules make us.

New Mexico Recycling Coalition Business Resources

Setting up recycling in a work place, at a construction jobsite or in hotels and restaurants all provide their unique challenges and opportunities.

Since 1991, the New Mexico Recycling Coalition has served as a resource to provide recycling information to professionals in the field, as well as to the general public. Our mission is to lead New Mexico to value waste as a resource. We serve as recycling advocates working with a diverse group of stakeholders, communities, businesses, schools and grassroots activists to help build sustainable and efficient recycling programs.

Conservation in the West: A survey of the attitudes of voters in five Western states, January 2011

This survey of 2200 voters throughout five Western states (Colorado, Montana, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming) was conducted by the bipartisan research team of Lori Weigel at Public Opinion Strategies (R) and David Metz of Fairbank, Maslin, Maullin, Metz & Associates (D) in order to examine Western  voters’   attitudes toward a range of conservation and environmental issues. The survey explored how views of conservation relate to perceptions of state government, budget issues, and the economy in each state. The survey was designed to create a benchmark assessment of core beliefs and broad values that relate to conservation, although a handful of current policy questions and trade-offs were explored as well.

New Mexico Progress Report, 2012 Edition

This report is designed to broaden the understanding of citizens and lawmakers about the issues facing New Mexico. It will also help participants prepare for New  Mexico  First’s 2012 Centennial Town Hall. Readers familiar with our reports will notice that this document is completely different than our typical policy backgrounders. Rather than offering a great deal of detail on one specific area,  we  are  providing  a  “30,000  foot  level”  overview  of  several  issues  facing  the  state  as  whole.

New Mexico First engages people in important issues facing their state or community. Established in 1986, the public policy organization offers unique town halls and forums that bring people together to develop recommendations for policymakers and the public. New Mexico First also produces nonpartisan public policy reports on critical issues facing the state. These reports – on topics like education, healthcare, the economy, and energy – are available at

The organization was co-founded in 1986 by Senators Jeff Bingaman and Pete Domenici (retired).

Resource List from Business Forward/Department of Energy Roundtable

We were honored to host Dr. Holmes Hummel Senior Advisor for the Undersecretary for the US Department of Energy. During her Albuquerque visit, she received a number of thoughtful questions from our members about US DOE initiatives and efforts. She emailed back responses to the broad questions she received.

Given that many of our members would likely have similar questions around energy efficiency loans/grants, clean technology research, Sunshot initiatives, solar energy zones and other initiatives we are sharing her response with the broader membership.
Download the list as a pdf:
Resource List for Business Forward Participants
Learn more about Business Forward


A Woman’s Guide to a Sustainable Career

Why Green Is Your Color: A Woman’s Guide to a Sustainable Career was prepared for the U.S. Department of Labor Women’s Bureau by the Public Policy Associates, Inc. and Winder Opportunities for Women.  Since 1920, the Women’s Bureau of the U.S. Department of Labor has been conducting research and developing policies and standards to safeguard the interests of working women; advocating for equality and economic security for women and their families; and promoting quality work environments. In support of Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis’ vision of “Good Jobs for Everyone,” the Women’s Bureau is working to ensure that women are key participants in the growth of the green economy in the coming decades.