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Addressing Climate Change Through Policy Action

We connect the people of New Mexico to their political power to protect our air, land and water for a healthy Land of Enchantment.


Current Priority

Restoring & Protecting Our Lands

There are hundreds of abandoned uranium mines in northwestern New Mexico that many companies have walked away and left a toxic mess.


Current Priority

Climate Action Now

Relying on oil, coal and natural gas for the bulk of our energy needs is a losing proposition. Fortunately, New Mexico boasts a wealth of clean, renewable sources of energy such as solar, wind, biofuels, geothermal sources and more.


Current Priority

Connecting New Mexicans with Their Political Power

Moving forward, state leadership can center New Mexicans in the decision-making process by creating a culture of transparency, and addressing obstacles to full public participation in the policy process, such as language barriers, technology and access, and more.


Current Priority

Conserving Public Lands, Water & Wildlife

New Mexico’s natural beauty, cultural diversity, and vast public lands consistently draw new residents to the state each year, increasing demand for already scarce water resources through increased development.

Rio Chama Wilderness Study Area

Adjacent to the Chama River Canyon Wilderness in Northern New Mexico, this landscape is carved by the Rio Chama— a designated Wild and Scenic River.
Photo: Bob Wick.

Dive Deep Into the Issues

Learn about the initiatives that CVNM is actively working on–from mobilizing voters to creating policies that turn into laws.

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Combine Efforts

We collaborate with partners across our state to support pro-conservation legislation and political candidates. Learn about how success is dependant upon collaborative efforts.

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There are many ways to engage your political power — building collective political power, creating public policy that matters, and advocating for environmental champions in our legislature!

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We’re hiring: Philanthropy Associate

April 14, 2023

At the heart of CVNM is our dedicated team of people who hold deeply shared values for protecting our democracy and our environment. Our organizational culture embraces continual learning around our commitment to equity, and to advocacy informed by our communities living on the front lines of drought, wildfires, floods, and other ravages of climate change.

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Legislative Outcomes & Updates

Track the results of the latest Legislative Session 

Success Stories

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Increase in
Pro-Environment Legislators
Number of Partnerships
Across the State

Building a Pro-Conservation Coalition

The climate crisis cannot be solved by one organization alone. We work with community members like you, partner organizations, and legislators across the state to address the issues that impact New Mexicans so we can protect our quality of life for generations to come.

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Help us to build a thriving, just and resilient New Mexico.

By donating to CVNM, you help mobilize voters, win elections, hold elected officials accountable and advance responsible public policies in our state.