Did you know that there are 43 million choral singers in the US? That is the most people participating in any artistic endeavor.
Some 175 choral singers gathered at United Church of Santa Fe today for Santa Fe Sings!, the second annual event organized by Santa Fe Desert Chorale. Even City of Santa Fe Mayor Javier Gonzales joined us as a tenor for the first half of the event, before heading out to give a commencement speech.
JAMBO CAFE ran their food truck in the parking lot just for this event!
What on earth do these choral posts have to do with communication and disasters? Well, choral singing is an activity that brings together diverse groups of people to unite in a common voice. It is a great example of teamwork. And, in this case, it was very much like spontaneous volunteerism. Some of us had sung together in other choirs and many met for the very first time. After just a few hours, however, we were able to learn four pieces for a mini concert. People coming together on the fly under great leadership can do amazing things.
March 24, 2017
Contact: Allison Scott Majure, Communications Director
New Mexico Environment Department
505.231.8800 | Allison.firstname.lastname@example.org
Gold King Mine Spill Citizens’ Advisory Committee Meeting on Monday
Committee Business, Farmers’ Market Dialogue & Annual Follow-up Items
Santa Fe – New Mexico’s Gold King Mine Spill Citizens’ Advisory Committee (CAC), based out of San Juan County, New Mexico, meets Monday, March 27, 2016 at 5:30 p.m. in the San Juan College Student Center-SUNS Room (accessible through the Henderson Fine Arts Center).
The Citizens’ Advisory Committee (CAC) is a group of 10 citizen volunteers from Northern New Mexico, including the Navajo Nation, who provide a forum for public concerns while tracking the scientific long-term monitoring of the Gold King Mine spill’s effects in the state. At Monday’s meeting the group will review the 2016 year’s activities, discuss before- and after-spill effects with a Farmers’ Market representative, and conduct Committee business.
The CAC works with New Mexico’s Long-Term Impact Review Team, established by Governor Susana Martinez, to both monitor and discuss with the public the continuing effects of the August 2015 mine blowout, that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency admitted to causing which released over three million gallons of mining wastewater laden with more than a million pounds of metals into the Animas and San Juan River systems.
For more information please visit the New Mexico Environment Department’s Gold King Mine website (www.NMEDRiverWaterSafety.org ) or email us at NMENV-Outreach@state.nm.us.
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