Sustainability Public Meeting Seeks Community Input

Join the City’s Sustainability Office for a transportation-focused Climate Action Plan Implementation Community Engagement meeting. The community is invited to share their thoughts with the City, who will tailor its sustainability projects to meet the public’s needs and expectations. The upcoming Climate Action Plan Implementation Community Engagement meeting will focus on electric vehicle related projects and programs, including Transit’s Zero Emissions Plan, as well as opportunities for the public to provide input. The virtual meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 19, 2023, 5:00 – 6:00 pm via Zoom and the public is encouraged to attend. To learn more, visit:

Tree Planting Season is Here!

Did you know that winter is the start of tree planting season Trees offer many sustainable benefits such as improved air quality, cooling our city and saving water by slowing down evaporation. If you’re interested in planting a tree and aren’t sure how to get started, visit: to find out about climate-appropriate trees you can plant here in Albuquerque!

Environmental Improvement Board and Albuquerque Bernalillo County Air Quality Control Board adopt the Clean Car Rule

New Mexico Environment Department sent this bulletin at 06/01/2022 12:57 PM MDT

Environmental Improvement Board and Albuquerque Bernalillo County Air Quality Control Board adopt the Clean Car Rule

Following a two-day hybrid in-person and virtual hearing and four public comment sessions, the Environmental Improvement Board (EIB) approved the adoption of New Motor Vehicle Emission Standards as Part 91, Chapter 2, Title 20 of the New Mexico Administrative Code (NMAC), the Clean Car Rule, on May 5th, 2022.  The Albuquerque Bernalillo County Air Quality Control Board (AQCB) followed suit and adopted the nearly identical Clean Car Rule specific to the AQCB’s jurisdiction, NMAC 20.11.104 New Motor Vehicle Emission Standards. After publication in the New Mexico Register, the rule will take effect July 1, 2022.

The Clean Car Rule sets low-emission and zero-emission standards for new cars and trucks offered for sale in New Mexico, improving the air we breathe, giving consumers more choices, saving New Mexicans money, and protecting our environment. In addition to providing links to the newly adopted Clean Car Rule, the Road to Clean Cars New Mexico webpage describes the key milestones and documents that led to the rule’s adoption with recordings of the virtual public meetings.   

Pollution from transportation accounts for a large portion of New Mexico’s greenhouse gas emissions and contributes to the state’s growing ozone problem. Seven New Mexico counties are nearing problematic ground-level ozone levels, which cause respiratory illnesses and heart attacks, and disproportionately affect the state’s most vulnerable populations. New vehicle standards can significantly improve air quality, including ground-level ozone levels, especially along heavily traveled urban corridors where traditionally disadvantaged populations disproportionately live and work.

The Clean Car Rule reduces emissions from the transportation sector by making about 3,800 additional zero-tailpipe emission passenger cars – like fully electric vehicles – available in dealer showrooms in New Mexico each year.  The Clean Car Rule is projected to eliminate about 130,000 tons of greenhouse gases and over 1,700 tons of harmful ozone-forming air pollution in New Mexico by 2050.

For additional information on the Clean Car Rule, contact Claudia Borchert at NMED at 505-699-8489 or 

High Wind and Fugitive Dust Affecting Seven Bar North

Wintergreen Apartments Construction Golf Course and Westside

Seven Bar North neighborhoods are being affected by the blowing dirt and dust from the Wintergreen Apartments construction site.
Area contractors and businesses must comply with Albuquerque-Bernalillo County’s fugitive dust regulation. 
For assistance, please email, call Tony Romero at 228-6989.

High Wind and Fugitive Dust Reminder
We are in New Mexico’s “windy season,” and excessive particulate pollution caused by blowing dust is a health hazard. Excessive dust can also limit roadway visibility and impact neighboring properties.
This notification serves two purposes: To remind permit holders of actions they must take to control their dust; and to inform the general public of ways minimize their personal impact. Together we can keep our community clean and safe.

Click here to read entire notification.

If you would like to contact the contractor directly, here is a link to their website:

Water Utility Authority Announces Time of Day Watering Restrictions Now in Effect


Water Utility Authority customers are reminded that spray irrigation is not allowed between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. from April 1-Oct. 31 every year. Violators are subject to warnings and fines. Reduce water loss to wind and evaporation by using spray irrigation only in the evening or early morning hours.

This restriction shall not apply to drip irrigation and low precipitation bubblers, hand watering, or watering of containerized plants and plant stock. To report water waste call 842-WATR (9287). To learn more, visit: