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New Mexico's Future


DREAMING PLANET EARTH

Dreaming Planet Earth Methods

We're pleased to announce the release of  Dreaming Planet Earth: Methods For Mapping Future Food and Energy Systems at the Local Level. We created it in response to many requests for "future mapping" related to "The Age of Renewables" and "The Age of Local Foodsheds and a Fair Trade State" at the local level. 

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 AGE OF RENEWABLES

Energy Booklet cover

Envision the future. What might New Mexico's Age of Renewable Energy look like? Learn more...

PURCHASE MAP & BOOKLET: High-res

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>> Download booklet (PDF)


 LOCAL FOODSHEDS & A FAIR TRADE STATE

Food Booklet cover

Envision the future. What might New Mexico's Age of Local Foodsheds & A Fair Trade State look like? Learn more...

PURCHASE MAP & BOOKLET: High-res
>> Download map (PDF)
>> Download booklet (PDF)

The Dreaming New Mexico project began as a place of refuge from the trials and tribulations of everyday attempts to make the world a better place. We asked: What is it we really desire? We asked all state residents — government workers, farmers, energy consultants, non-government activists, philanthropists, entrepreneurs — to dream how their work fit into the Big Picture, the longer-term understanding of what they want for themselves, the next generation and the Earth. We created two projects:

 

First, we explored dreams for an age of low-carbon energy (solar, wind, geothermal, biofuels, micropower, distributed energy, green grids, energy efficiency, governance, environmental justice). To learn more, click Energy or purchase or download the resulting maps, booklet, and other materials.
 

Second, Dreaming New Mexico stepped back and explored the Big Picture of the state’s food and farming — its agro-ecoregions, food or value chains for existing and new crops, foodshed and local economy potential, cultural legacy of cuisines and foods, the legacy of food insecurity and poor nutritional health and much more. Click on Food and Farming to see a complete menu from the 50 best crops to what it would require to eat 25% of our food from local farms and ranches.


DNM is unique: perhaps the first comprehensive overview of a State’s food and farming, one of the most detailed analysis of any State’s complete energy system, and has won various awards for its work. It leverages information, whole systems thinking and the hearts and minds of citizens toward a restoration economy of do-able dreams.



 

In memory of Peter Warshall, DNM Co-Director 1943-2013. His brilliance and dedication to this earth will never be forgotten.