MISSION: Southwest Research and Information Center is a multi-cultural organization working to promote the health of people and communities, protect natural resources, ensure citizen participation, and secure environmental and social justice now and for future generations

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Southwest Research and Information Center launched its annual donor campaign in November 2003. In recent years, SRIC has increased its individual donor base by more than 50%. This year our goal is to double that once more.

We thank all those individuals who contributed to SRIC in the past and whose generous contributions have allowed us to continue our work on issues related to environmental health and equity and economic concerns related to the environment. In this year's campaign we are asking SRIC donors to send us the names of at least two potential donors to add to our list as well as add at least 20% more to last year's annual gift.

We need YOUR support. While we've done a lot in 2003 - some of which you have read in this publication - there's lots more to do in 2004! If you have not yet donated for our work in 2004, we urge you to do so.

You can now donate online at www.sric.org, we can take a credit card donation over the phone, or you can mail your donation to us at Southwest Research and Information Center, PO Box 4524, Albuquerque, NM 87196.

Let's work together to protect the environment and health of our children, our grandchildren, and all the children of future generations of New Mexico.

2003 Combined Federal Campaign

Thank you to those individuals who contributed to SRIC as part of the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC). Your generous contribution lets us continue our work on issues related to environmental equality and health, and economic concerns related to the environment. For those of you who missed the deadline, you can still donate to SRIC directly. Call Annette or Don at (505) 262-1862 for further information.

2004 New Mexico Organic Farming & Gardening Expo

The Farm Connection and the New Mexico Organic Commodity Commission (NMOCC) are organizing an Organic Farming Expo on February 13-14, 2004, at the University of New Mexico Student Union Building. Sponsoring the Expo are La Montanita Co-op, Seeds of Change, and the Southwest Marketing Network. Keynote speakers are: Michael Abelman, Director, Center for Urban Agriculture at Fairview Gardens, CA; Laura Jackson, Assoc. Professor of Biology, University of Northern Iowa; and Joel Salatin, Polyface Farm, Virginia, author of You Can Farm: The Entrepreneur's Guide to Start and Succeed in Farming Enterprise. Scholarships are available on a limited basis. Discounted fees are available for a limited number of small student groups. Volunteers needed. Contact Joan Quinn at NMOCC for further information:

4001 Indian School NE, Ste. 310
Albuquerque, NM 87110
(505) 841-9070, extension 4,
email: joan.quinn@state.nm.us.

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"Contrary to federal officials' vision of a largely vacant area, the West was never nearly empty enough. It contained too many residents who would, inevitably, be exposed to the pollution released by nuclear weapons programs. It also contained intricate ecosystems which, far from making for an "empty" place, ensured that radioactive and chemical waste would be absorbed into, distributed about, and concentrated within the landscape in quite complicated ways."
From The Atomic West

Edited by Bruce Hevly and John M. Findlay
University of Washington Press, 1998

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