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Water and Wellness: Community Connections for Water and Health

May 1 2009 - 6:00pm - May 3 2009 - 2:00pm

Updated — Application Deadline April 17

The Future of Water Workshop Series 2009

Engaging Youth on Water Issues
Water and Wellness: Community Connections

Residential Workshop at Pigeon Lake, Alberta

Hosted and organized by Waterlution: A Water Learning Experience with Alla Guelber and Simon Ham, Waterlution Associates, and special guests:

  • Dr. Colin Soskolne, Professor, School of Public Health, University of Alberta and Author, Sustaining Life on Earth: Environmental and Human Health through Global Governance
  • Lindsay Telfer, Director, Sierra Club Prairie Chapter and Coordinator, Prairie Water Initiative
  • George Poitras, Former Chief, Mikisew Cree First Nation
  • Stephen Craik, Quality Assurance Manager at EPCOR's Rossdale Water Treatment Plant
  • Jennifer Eichelberger and Pat Lang, Alberta Environment, Drinking Water and Wastewater Section
  • Read more »

Location

Pigeon Lake, AB

Posted April 16, 2009 by Anonymous

Community Based Social Marketing workshops

May 14 2009 - 9:00am - May 15 2009 - 5:00pm

Workshop Description

The cornerstone of sustainability is behavior change. If we are to move toward a sustainable future we must encourage individuals and businesses to engage in a multitude of actions (e.g., waste reduction, water and energy efficiency, pollution prevention, etc.). To date, most programs to encourage such activities have relied upon disseminating information. Research demonstrates, however, that simply providing information has little or no effect on what people or businesses do. But if not ads, brochures or booklets, then what? Read more »

Location

La Joie De Vivre
1008 14 Street SE
Calgary, AB

Posted April 13, 2009 by Anonymous

SESI Talk: Passive Solar Construction for Northern Latitudes

Apr 14 2009 - 7:00pm

Building for the Future Passive: Solar Construction for Northern Latitudes

By Andy Smith P. Eng.

Free presentation and discussion. Free refreshments at 6:30 pm +

Solar Energy Society AGM will follow the talk at 8:30 pm Read more »

Location

TELUS World of Science — Margaret Zeidler Star Theatre
11211 142 Street
Edmonton, AB

Posted April 2, 2009 by Anonymous

"Connecting to the Grid" Information Session

Apr 8 2009 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

It became a lot easier to connect solar and wind power systems to the electric grid under Alberta's new Micro-Generation Regulations, starting January of this year. Several solar and wind power projects are already being set up under the new regulations. Gordon Howell, from Howell-Mayhew Engineering in Edmonton, will explain the steps to connect your solar or wind system. He will be speaking in Calgary at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 8, 2009, at the John Dutton Theatre in the Central Library downtown. The Solar Energy Society has organized the meeting, and admission is free.

Location

John Dutton Theatre, Central Library
616 Macleod Trail SE
Calgary, AB

Posted March 31, 2009 by Anonymous

YEP Calgary Speaker Event: Action Grizzly Bear

Apr 8 2009 - 6:00pm

Carl Morrison, through the Sierra Club of Canada, will present on the Action Grizzly Bear Campaign.

Sierra Club of Canada, in collaboration with several other lead conservation organizations, has launched Action Grizzly Bear (AGB), a campaign that focuses on advocating for grizzly bear recovery in Alberta. We realize that political commitment is a critical element for the recovery of any Threatened or Endangered species. Through public mobilization AGB looks to foster that political will. Read more »

Location

Ceili's Irish Pub
803 8 Avenue SW
Calgary, AB

Posted March 31, 2009 by Anonymous

Seminar: Ecosystem-based Conservation Planning with Herb Hammond

Apr 8 2009 - 9:00am

Ecosystem-based Conservation Planning to maintain ecological integrity in the boreal forest

Presented by the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society and the Environmental Research & Studies Centre

Abstract

Maintaining ecological integrity requires maintaining the natural assemblages of species and ecological processes across the range of spatial and temporal scales. Natural reflects pre-industrial ecological conditions, and includes Indigenous management systems. Ecosystem-based conservation planning defines ecological limits, which are a practical application of the precautionary principle. Ecological limits constitute thresholds past which perturbations from human activities are outside of the range of natural variability. Exceeding ecological limits results in fundamental change to ecosystems, not fluctuations within ecosystem composition, structure, and function as those caused by natural disturbances. Ecological limits are defined for both physical and biological parameters. Read more »

Location

M-137, Biological Sciences Building
University of Alberta
Edmonton, AB

Posted March 31, 2009 by Anonymous

Pathways 2 Sustainability

May 20 2009 - 5:00pm - May 22 2009 - 5:00pm

Experience - Connect - Create

Registrations Open!

From May 20th to May 22nd, 2009, you are invited to join with Albertans from all corners of the province for a lively, interactive conference that will give you hands-on experience with municipal sustainability planning. Read more »

Location

Cochrane RancheHouse
101 RancheHouse Road
Cochrane, AB

Posted March 24, 2009 by Anonymous

YEP Special Event: Open Source Biotechnology with Andrew Hessel

Mar 26 2009 - 5:00pm - 6:00pm

YEP Calgary is excited to announce that Andrew Hessel will be in Calgary for a single day and has graciously offered to present to YEP members.

Free for members, $5 for non-members (a lifetime YEP membership costs $30 and can be purchased at the door). Read more »

Location

Uptown Theatre - Marquee Room (2nd floor)
612 8 Avenue SW
Calgary, AB

Posted March 24, 2009 by Anonymous

Lunch by the Books: "Frankenfood: Fear and Loathing at the Grocery Store"

Mar 26 2009 - 12:05pm - 12:50pm

Everyone is invited to attend the next talk in our Lunch by the Books speakers series:

"Frankenfood: Fear and Loathing at the Grocery Store"

When: Thursday, March 26th from 12:05-12:50pm
Where: Main Floor, Stanley Milner Library in downtown Edmonton
Admission: Free Read more »

Location

Main Floor, Stanley A. Milner Library
7 Sir Winston Churchill Square NW
Edmonton, AB

Posted March 20, 2009 by Anonymous

Right Relationship: Building a Whole Earth Economy with Peter Brown

Mar 31 2009 - 7:30pm - 9:30pm

From: Mark Anielski

Dear friends of Peter Brown, Quaker economics and building a moral economy,

Professor Peter Brown will be speaking in Edmonton on Tuesday March 31, 2009. Read more »

Location

Village Lifestyles
10429 79 Avenue NW
Edmonton, AB

Posted March 20, 2009 by Anonymous

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