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U of A Sustainability Awareness Week

Oct 19 2015 (All day) - Oct 23 2015 (All day)

From October 19 to 23, 2015, there are over 55 free workshops, tours and events across four campuses: it’s Sustainability Awareness Week (SAW), your chance to explore social, environmental and economic challenges and solutions. Inline image 1

All are welcome, including alumni and the general public. Events take place across three University of Alberta campuses, inlcuding North Campus, Augustana Campus and Campus Saint-Jean as well as MacEwan University. SAW is coordinated by the University of Alberta's Office of Sustainability in partnership with dozens of campus and community organizations. Read more »

Locations

University of Alberta Augustana Campus
Camrose, AB
University of Alberta Campus Saint-Jean
Edmonton, AB
University of Alberta (Main Campus)
Edmonton, AB

Posted October 8, 2015 by AEN

AEN Spring Meetings Workshop: The Courage to Rewrite the Future

Jun 13 2015 - 2:00pm - 4:15pm

Presenter: Kevin Gangel, Unstoppable Conversations

This interactive workshop will take you beyond your typical strategies for “getting by” and have you discover your paradigm of survival, at the organizational and personal level. The workshop will leave you able to rapidly see and change your hidden and automatic approach to innovation, collaboration, and leadership. It will leave you with a unique way to alter an otherwise predictable future.

This event is part of the 2015 AEN Spring Meetings. The public is welcome to attend, but please register online. Read more »

Location

Saorsa Business Centre at the Ritchie Mill
100 - 10171 Saskatchewan Drive
Edmonton, AB

Posted June 8, 2015 by AEN

Webinar: RAIN Community Solutions—engagement tools for stormwater

Jun 10 2015 - 10:00am - 11:00am

Are you looking for training, tools, funding and support to help your organization take a role in promoting ecological solutions to stormwater issues in your community?

RAIN Community Solutions works with community-based environmental organizations, to develop customized plans to address local stormwater issues and priorities.

Join us on June 10 from 12-1pm EDT for a free webinar that introduces our program and services which include: Read more »

Posted May 12, 2015 by AEN

Re-Localize Fair

Apr 18 2015 - 12:00pm - 5:00pm

Come celebrate the world-wide movement to localize food, energy, transportation, businesses, communities, the economy and culture in Calgary. As part of the 2015 Down to Earth Week, Calgary Dollars, REAP, and the Arusha Centre will be hosting the Fair to celebrate this movement.  Read more »

Location

BRCA (Bridgeland Riverside Community Hall)
917 Centre Avenue NE (Just steps away from the Bridgeland LRT station)
Calgary, AB

Posted March 22, 2015 by AEN

EcoLiving Fair & Seedy Saturday 2015

Mar 21 2015 - 10:00am - 5:45pm

Big Bend Market presents the 2015 EcoLiving Fair + Workshops & Seedy Saturday in Red Deer!

The demand for sustainable living solutions continues to grow in Central Alberta so ReThink Red Deer is proud to host the EcoLiving Fair + Workshops & Seedy Saturday! 

This unique spring event is a showcase of dozens of exhibitors providing local food, products and services for sustainable and eco-friendly living where you have the opportunity to take in a workshop (or two!) to build practical skills for thriving in the 21st Century! It also features an open-pollinated and heirloom variety seed swap called "Seedy Saturday" and showcases the new Central Alberta Seed Bank initiative sponsored by the Bauta Family Seed Initiative and Seeds of Diversity Canada. Read more »

Location

Red Deer College - Forum & Margaret Parsons Theatre
100 College Blvd
Red Deer, AB

Posted March 16, 2015 by AEN

Rare Plant Identification Course

Jul 7 2015 (All day) - Jul 10 2015 (All day)

For consultants and industry staff doing vegetation and rare plant surveys in northern Alberta

For more information and to register, please contact Ashton Sturm at abmicoms [at] ualberta [dot] ca.

Please include a brief summary of your previous botanical experience. Space is limited and preference will be given to those with previous plant ID experience.

Cost: $850 per person

Location

Devonian Botanic Garden
Edmonton, AB

Posted March 4, 2015 by AEN

Rare Plant Identification Course

Jul 7 2015 (All day) - Jul 10 2015 (All day)

For consultants and industry staff doing vegetation and rare plant surveys in northern Alberta

For more information and to register, please contact Ashton Sturm at abmicoms [at] ualberta [dot] ca.

Please include a brief summary of your previous botanical experience. Space is limited and preference will be given to those with previous plant ID experience.

Cost: $850 per person

Location

Devonian Botanic Garden
Edmonton, AB

Posted March 4, 2015 by AEN

Edmonton Resilience Festival

Feb 7 2015 (All day) - Feb 8 2015 (All day)

From the Edmonton Resilience Festival website:

Mission Statement:

The Edmonton Resilience Festival aims to strengthen community resilience through skill-sharing workshops and other events, inspiring participants to help create a sustainable, creative and promising future. The festival will also help to restore a sense of community that is often lost in cities experiencing rapid development and population growth. By bringing together diverse participants and creating opportunities for learning, sharing and connecting, we hope to expand our horizons, our skill sets and our community networks.

What can we expect?

The inaugural Edmonton Resilience Festival will run February 7 and 8, 2015, at the beautiful Boyle Street Plaza in downtown Edmonton. We  have a mix of hands-on practical workshops, guidedConversation Cafés, art and social events, and a fair showcasing the work of community organizations called the Community Connections Fair.

Location

Boyle Street Plaza
9538 103A Avenue NW
Edmonton, AB

Posted February 4, 2015 by AEN

Leading Collaborations and Networks Course Registration Deadline

Apr 28 2014 (All day)

From the Alberta Ecotrust website:

Grow your leadership skills and confidence through this seven week series

Leading a collaboration, coalition or network is very different from leading a single organization or team. With generous support from Alliance Pipeline, Alberta Ecotrust is partnering with the Institute for Conservation Leadership to offer a seven week course to help nonprofits meet the challenges of cooperative work.

The Leading Collaborations and Networks course will enhance your effectiveness as a leader with new skills, self-awareness, and perspective on what it takes to successfully lead collaborative initiatives. 

May 7 - June 18, 2013

Weekly Sessions
Wednesdays 10-11 AM (MST)

Posted March 24, 2014 by AEN

City of Edmonton Master Naturalist Program Application Deadline

Apr 22 2014 (All day)

Join the City’s Master Naturalist Program and become a steward of Edmonton’s natural areas

Edmonton's natural areas have tremendous ecological, social, educational and economic value. To preserve this value, it is up to us as a community to be good stewards of these ecologically-rich areas!

But keeping these natural areas clean, safe and sustainable is a big job, which is one of the reasons the City of Edmonton’s Office of Biodiversity created the Master Naturalist Program. The program teaches interested Edmontonians more about the ecology of our city and how they can help preserve and steward natural areas. Read more »

Location

MacEwan University - City Centre Campus
Edmonton, AB

Posted March 24, 2014 by AEN

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