CVNM Blog


#GivingTuesdayNM: Help NM kids breathe easy

It’s Giving Tuesday, and we need your help to give New Mexican school kids a great gift: clean air and easy breathing. Give today and your gift will be TRIPLED! Hundreds of thousands of New Mexico schoolchildren breathe in toxic diesel fumes from school buses. Converting to clean electric buses that don’t spew exhaust would [read more…]


New Mexico wants Clean Buses for Healthy Niños – NM fact sheet

New Mexico Clean Buses Fact Sheet Dirty diesel school buses emit dangerous pollutants that kids breathe into their developing lungs, causing respiratory illnesses, aggravating asthma and exposing youth to cancer-causing pollutants. That’s why Conservation Voters New Mexico Education Fund’s program Juntos: Our Air, Our Water is calling on Governor Susana Martinez and the New Mexico [read more…]



We’re hiring: Juntos Program Coordinator

Title: Juntos Program Coordinator Reports to: CVNMEF Program Director Description: Conservation Voters New Mexico Education Fund (CVNMEF) is a statewide nonprofit environmental organization that believes that protecting our environment begins with the people of New Mexico. We do this by engaging the people of New Mexico in our long-standing shared values of protecting our air, [read more…]


CVNM statement on the Trump administration’s decision to end DACA

Following the Trump Administration’s announcement to rollback the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, Demis Foster, Executive Director of the Conservation Voters New Mexico (CVNM) family of organizations, released the following statement: “CVNM stands in support of New Mexico’s immigrant communities and families, and the many volunteers and supporters of our organization that are [read more…]


Our statement regarding the events in Charlottesville, VA

The Conservation Voters New Mexico (CVNM) family of organizations and programs, released the following statement regarding the events in Charlottesville. The CVNM family of organizations includes Conservation Voters New Mexico and Conservation Voters New Mexico Education Fund(CVNMEF) and its dedicated organizing programs that work with communities directly impacted by pollution, many of which are communities [read more…]


ACT NOW: Help NM go from dirty diesel to clean school buses

The NM Environment Department is holding public meetings over the next two weeks to help shape how we spend our $18 million from the Volkswagen settlement. You can lend your voice. Attend a public meeting to ask the Environment Department to transition New Mexico schools to electric buses. Dirty diesel school buses emit dangerous pollutants that [read more…]


Tell Pruit: We need the EPA methane rule NOW

  Trump’s EPA is putting a two-year hold on critical rules to reduce methane pollution from the oil and gas industry. We can’t wait for clean air. Submit public comment and demand that the EPA implement the methane rule on schedule.» Last week, a study confirmed (again) that New Mexico’s methane “hot spot” is largely [read more…]


Our Senators led the fight against methane pollution

We have great news! After being pushed by oil and gas for months to use the Congressional Review Act (CRA) to roll back the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) methane rule, a motion to debate rolling back the rule failed by two votes in the U.S. Senate. This is a testament to your commitment and [read more…]


Environmental Justice Day at the NM Legislature

Sign up! ¡Regístrarte! https://bit.ly/justiciaambiental17 Environmental Justice Day 2017 Dia de Justicia Ambiental 2017 Monday | Lunes March 13 | 13 de Marzo https://bit.ly/justiciaambiental17 6:30-7:30AM – Travel to Santa Fe | Viajar a Santa Fe 8-9:30 AM – Breakfast & Workshop | Desayuno & Taller 10-11:30AM – Visits with Legislators | Visitas con Legislantes 12-1PM – [read more…]