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Earth Day 2013: Architecture 2030, New Mexico Drought & Attitudes Toward the Environment

Earth Day is Monday, April 22nd, and NEW MEXICO IN FOCUS turns to environmental issues for this episode.

Edward Mazria is an architect who found his passion first in passive solar design and now through his non-profit, non-partisan venture Architecture 2030. Mazria has successfully involved much of the building sector in the United States in his effort to lessen the built environment’s impact on climate change. The goal of Architecture 2030 is to make the building sector a carbon neutral part of the economy by the year 2030. Mazria talks with NMiF producer Matt Grubs about his efforts.

The Line opinion panel has a different look this week, as journalists, ranchers, and environmentalists converge to talk about how attitudes toward the environment have changed in New Mexico, what’s ahead for the way New Mexicans interact with the environment, and the implications of the deepening drought.

GUEST: Edward Mazria, Architecture 2030

Grove Burnett, Environmental Attorney and Meditation Teacher
Caren Cowan, New Mexico Cattle Growers Association
John Fleck, Albuquerque Journal
V.B. Price, New Mexico Mercury

CORRESPONDENT: Matt Grubs, NMiF Producer


The Producer of NEW MEXICO IN FOCUS is Matt Grubs. Associate Producer is Kathy Wimmer. Funding for this program was provided in part by the McCune Foundation. Subscribe to the New Mexico in Focus Podcast on iTunes.

Episode 642 for air April 19, 2013