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Transition Towns Training

Apr 16 2010 - 9:00am - Apr 17 2010 - 5:00pm

What are Transition Towns?

Transition Towns (TT) are communities that seek out methods for reducing energy usage as well as increasing their own self reliance in positive response to climate change and ever-escalating prices in fossil fuels. They’re places that are more economically independent, ecologically sound, and socially connected. As a globally-connected marketplace, we are coming to realize that unbridled growth is not sustainable, and that reliance on imports from afar may become an impossibility within just a few years.

Location

Cafeteria Board Room (1007A)
Red Deer College
Red Deer, AB

Posted March 16, 2010 by Anonymous

YEP Speaker Event: Geothermal Energy and Carbon Offsets

Mar 10 2010 - 6:00pm

Michael Moore, Senior Fellow, Institute for Sustainable Energy, Environment and Economy, University of Calgary speaks on Geothermal energy and carbon offsets

  • Doors open at 5:30 p.m., speaker starts at 6:00 p.m.
  • Socializing & Networking 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm    

http://www.devillecoffee.ca/

Event is free for members, $5 for non-members. A lifetime YEP Membership is $30 and can be purchased at the door. Read more »

Location

Deville's in Arts Central
100 7 Avenue SW (SE corner of second level)
Calgary, AB

Posted March 8, 2010 by Anonymous

Water for Life 2010 Conference: Managing and protecting water reserves for future generations

Mar 25 2010 - 9:00am - 4:00pm

Water crises are occurring more frequently than ever before, and they threaten the lives of people everywhere.

The need is pressing for comprehensive and integrated water management programs that involve parties outside the water sector, as governments alone cannot solve water crises without the cooperation and coordination of these groups. Although there is growing public awareness of world water issues, there are few concerted, long-term and effective efforts on the water front, and only when water disasters hit communities do concrete actions take place, often with results limited to the short-term.

This conference aims to foreground the subject of water issues and provide a space for discussion and debate by policy-makers, water managers, academics, students and the public in general.  It will focus on water management provincially and globally, its progress and challenges, and the implications of water issues around the world. Read more »

Location

Great Hall, Rozsa Centre
University of Calgary
Calgary, AB

Posted March 3, 2010 by Anonymous

AWA Tuesday Talk: Mother Nature's Cleanup Crew— How Are They Doing in Alberta?

Apr 6 2010 - 7:00pm

Part of Mother Nature’s clean-up crew, turkey vultures have attracted relatively little scientific study.  In 2003 Wayne Nelson and several Alberta Fish and Wildlife Division colleagues  followed up on public reports of vultures on old buildings in eastern and northeastern Alberta and a significant study has arisen.  In 2006 Wayne retired as a wildlife biologist and, along with Rick Morse, carried the vulture project into his retirement and expanded it.  Read more »

Location

Strathcona Public Library
8331 104 Street
Edmonton, AB

Posted March 3, 2010 by Anonymous

AWA Tuesday Talk: Pussy Willows and Flashes of Blue: Spring Has Arrived!

Mar 23 2010 - 7:00pm

Bluebird lovers who build and maintain nesting boxes are contributing enormously to the conservation of this beautiful bird species. Coupled with a very active program to band these birds, we are becoming increasingly informed about their nesting habits and distribution througout southern Alberta.  Marijke Jalink-Wijbrans and Don Stiles will team up to describe the joys, heartbreaks and science of bluebird conservation. Read more »

Location

AWA Office
455 12 Street NW
Calgary, AB

Posted March 3, 2010 by Anonymous

A Super-Insulated Retrofit —The Option for Existing Houses

Mar 10 2010 - 7:00pm

Presented by Harold Orr

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

Start with your existing house to save energy, money and green house gas emissions! Come and hear Canada’s legendary figure in energy efficient construction present the findings from his latest project. This talk will be of interest to home owners, builders, engineers and architects. Read more »

Location

CN Theatre Room 5-142, 105 Street Building
Grant MacEwan University (105 Street and 105 Avenue)
Edmonton, AB

Posted March 3, 2010 by Anonymous

Light Pollution: Putting the Spotlight on Outdoor Lighting

Mar 18 2010 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Did you know that light is a source of pollution?
  • Did you know that light pollution negatively affects human health, wildlife, and your wallet?
  • Did you know that light pollution is easy to remedy?

Attention Community Officials, Builders, Naturalists, everybody:

Putting the Spotlight on Outdoor Lighting

A symposium to shed light on the issue of light pollution

Cost: Free

Presentations by: Read more »

Location

Room IB1101, Lethbridge College
3000 College Drive S
Lethbridge, AB

Posted March 3, 2010 by Anonymous

Introduction to Permaculture Course

Mar 27 2010 (All day) - Mar 28 2010 (All day)

Big Sky Permaculture is holding a 2-day weekend Introduction to Permaculture course on March 27 and 28, 2010. Permaculture (permanent culture) is a design system that assembles conceptual, strategic and material components into a pattern that which functions to benefit life in all its forms. Read more »

Location

Calgary Outdoor Area Council, Rocky Mountain Room
1111 Memorial Drive NW
Calgary, AB

Posted February 22, 2010 by Anonymous

"Keeping the Athabasca" Citizens' Water Forum and Watershed Stewardship Workshop

Mar 3 2010 (All day) - Mar 6 2010 (All day)

Keeping the Athabasca: Water is Life… As Long as the Rivers Flow

A Citizens' Inquiry into the Monitoring, Management & Protection of our Athabasca Basin Watersheds, Surface & Ground Waters

Summary

The Keepers of the Athabasca and their cooperating partners invite you to participate in our March 03 -06 "Keeping the Water : Water is Life...As Long as the Rivers Flow..." Gathering , a free citizens'  forum and stewardship workshop examining the management, monitoring and protection of  our Athabasca Basin watersheds and surface and ground waters. These Athabasca meetings are part of an ongoing series of community groundwater and watershed forums held in  Athabasca Basin communities this winter. Together with Crooked Creek Conservancy, Safe Drinking Water Foundation, Athabasca University and Science Outreach Athabasca, the Keepers of the Athabasca are hosting three days of water educational meetings here at Athabasca. These events are to be held at several Athabasca Town venues. More detailed information will be posted at the Keepers of the Water website and that of the Safe Drinking Water Foundation (SDWF). Read more »

Location

Various locations
Athabasca, AB

Posted February 18, 2010 by Anonymous

Webinar: Public Participation in Environmental Decision-Making in Alberta — Part III

Feb 18 2010 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Is someone proposing an industrial or other significant project in your community? How are environmental impact assessments conducted in Alberta? How can you get involved in the environmental impact assessment process?

The short answer is that Alberta Environment regulates environmental aspects of many activities under the Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act. Some of these are subject to mandatory environmental impact assessments and there are a variety of ways for the public to participate. Read more »

Posted February 8, 2010 by Anonymous

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