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Office of the Secretary
JOHN A. SANCHEZ
Harold Runnels Building 1190 Saint Francis Dr., Santa Fe, NM 87505 PO Box 5469, Santa Fe, NM 87502-5469 Phone (505) 827-2855 Fax (505) 827-2836 www.nmenv.state.nm.us
Acting Deputy Secretary
October 19, 2011
Dear Climate Masters graduate, As you may be aware, the New Mexico Environment Department’s Climate Masters program is currently in the final year of a multi-year federal grant that was awarded to the Environment Department by the Environmental Protection Agency in 2008 during the Richardson administration. The bulk of the Climate Masters program is focused on activities that align with resource conservation, such as composting, waste reduction and recycling, and energy efficiency. The New Mexico Environment Department continues to support these efforts within the department and encourages New Mexicans to continue these practices. However, the current Climate Masters course will be the last class facilitated by the New Mexico Environment Department. The program has already offered more courses than initially proposed through the grant. NMED may develop new course offerings for the public in the future on different environmental topics. NMED is always looking for ways to find external resources and/or grant money to continue the department’s mission to promote a safe, clean, and productive environment throughout the state. For those April 2011 graduates who are still working to complete required hours by December of 2011, please continue to your efforts to complete your certification. Certificates will be issued for those who have completed 20 hours of volunteer work by the end of December. For those graduates who have already earned a certificate, please feel free to continue your outreach work at your own discretion. For those who have not completed your certification, the Environment Department will not be issuing certificates after December 2011. Please be aware that Climate Masters is no longer a part of the New Mexico Environment Department after December of 2011. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the New Mexico Environment Department Office of the Secretary at (505) 827-2855. Communications Director Jim Winchester is the point of contact while the department transitions out of this program. Thank you for your time and support of the New Mexico Environment Department! Sincerely,
Jim Winchester Communications Director New Mexico Environment Department