Sunday, June 22, 2008

Candidate Lass Joins 2nd Annual 'Giving Fest'

Rick Lass and several campaign supporters took a break from collecting signatures and $5 contributions to join in with community members at the 2nd Annual Festival of Giving at DeVargas Park today in Santa Fe.

The festival, sponsored by Spiritual Progressives and Warehouse21, tickled community members' "giving bones" by providing a venue for any and all to give and receive from a wide range of items and experiences.

Rick commented, "This is exactly the kind of thing that makes Northern New Mexico such a great place," Rick commented. "It's fun to see all the booths set up and NOT selling things, but giving things. It really makes you think about how small shifts in the way we do and think about our interacting with markets and each other could make big differences in the quality of our lives."

Rick added, "I was particularly excited to see how all the electrical power to the P.A. on the stage came from a solar powered generator unit provided by the New Mexico Solar Energy Association (pictured at right). That's an example of the future we could be building now, with available technology, to get us off of our costly dependence on fossil fuels and other non-renewable sources such as nuclear." The solar power kept the sound coming strong all afternoon, even during a period of dark clowds and brief rain.