Keep New Mexico Beautiful

New Mexico has always been known for its natural beauty and magnificent landscapes. In order to preserve New Mexico’s beauty, it is up to all of us to act as stewards of this land. As you get out and enjoy New Mexico’s abundance of incredible outdoor spaces, remember to do your part to keep our outdoor spaces beautiful for future generations of New Mexicans.

New Mexico is a Sustainable Destination

New Mexico's natural wonders and excellent access to the outdoors is not by accident — the recreational and environmental opportunities are the result of a collective effort to keep the Land of Enchantment clean and beautiful.

Not only is this beneficial for the environment, but it's also valuable for tourism: 

Outdoor Recreation

Skiing in New Mexico

Winter Sports

Come ski and ride the winter sun on the incredible slopes in the Land of Enchantment! Our eight alpine and three Nordic ski areas dotted throughout the state will provide you with the ultimate in winter sporting options.

city of rocks

Dark Skies

High elevations, dry climate, and abundance of clear nights make New Mexico the perfect destination for stargazing adventures. Here in the Land of Enchantment, we celebrate our dark skies and relish in the starlight.

Calliope Hummingbird


With about 500 different birds on New Mexico’s state bird list – one of the highest – it should come as no surprise that there are a lot of favorite places!

Whitewater Rafting Rio Grande

Water Sports

New Mexico has an abundance of water resources worth protecting, including Wild and Scenic Rivers. The state’s majestic waterways provide the opportunity to experience activities such as fishing, whitewater rafting, and even scuba diving.

Recycled Art

Big Bird, a large roadrunner sculpture made from recycled materials in Las Cruces, NM

Galleries and Sculptures

New Mexico has a long history of repurposing materials into masterpieces. From retablos to tin-smithing, New Mexican artists have been creating recycled art for centuries. 

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The Recycle Santa Fe Art Festival

Attend the largest recycled art market in the country! This family-friendly event brings together artists who transform discarded materials into artistic wonders and includes an art market, art exhibits, student art, and make-and-take activities.

November 11 - 13, 2022

Trash Temple

The Trash Temple at Meow Wolf

As a B-corps certified art collective, Meow Wolf is building a more sustainable world through the power of art. The Trash Temple installation on display by Corinne Loperfido features discarded or found objects, as a commentary on the nature of our single-use and disposable culture.

Sustainable Travel

Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

New Mexico is Electric Vehicle friendly! With numerous charging stations along our major interstates and in many of our cities, towns, and smaller communities, you won’t be far from your next charge – wherever you choose to explore. Use our map of Electric Charging Stations below to help find the nearest charging stations wherever your adventures across the Land of Enchantment take you.

Albuquerque International Sunport

ABQ Sunport Sustainability Efforts

The Albuquerque International Sunport has committed to a sustainability plan that puts several important environmental causes at the forefront. Their ambitious plan includes optimizing the Sunport for many important causes, such as recycling, water conservation, electric-vehicle usage within the ground crew, and green cleaning initiatives, among others.

Read about the Sunport's whole sustainability outlay by clicking the link below.

Taos Air

Taos Air Carbon Offsets

Taos Air services direct flights to and from California and Texas. And the great thing about flying into northern New Mexico via this airline is that each route is matched with a 100% carbon offset for the trip.