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Sierra Club Chinook Group Monthly Meeting: Satya Das & 2010 Membership Drive kick-off

Jan 6 2010 - 7:00pm

2010 Membership Drive kick-off, free Wine and Cheese, and Read more »

Location

Calgary Area Outdoor Council
1111 Memorial Drive NW
Calgary, AB

Posted December 28, 2009 by Anonymous

Course: Intro to Permaculture

Jan 30 2010 - 9:00am - Jan 31 2010 - 4:00pm

What is Permaculture?

Permaculture (*perm*anent - agri*culture*) is the conscious design and maintenance of agricultural ecosystems which have the diversity, stability, and resilience of natural ecosystems. The philosophy is one that works with, rather than against nature and teaches that the only ethical decisions we can make are to take responsibility for our own existence and that of our children. Read more »

Location

Margaret Parsons Theatre
Red Deer College
Red Deer, AB

Posted December 10, 2009 by Anonymous

Webinar: Moving Past the Tipping Point — Alberta's New Land Use System

Dec 9 2009 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Alberta's lands have been subject to ever-increasing pressures by population growth, industrial expansion and competition for multiple uses on the same pieces of land.

In its Land Use Framework, the province stated:"What worked for us when our population was only one or two million will not get the job done with four, and soon five million. We have reached a tipping point, where sticking with the old rules will not produce the quality of life we have come to expect. If we want our children to enjoy the same quality of life that current generations have, we need a new land-use system." Read more »

Posted November 24, 2009 by Anonymous

Solar Electricity — from Dreamer's Paradise to Everyday Use

Dec 2 2009 - 7:00pm

…the cheapest electricity for the homeowner?

Gordon Howell, P.Eng.
Howell-Mayhew Engineering

Free presentation and discussion. Free refreshments at 6:30 pm+
Open to the public. No registration needed.

Parking: free on the street; $3 surface lot around Building #105; $6 underground

The world of solar energy is changing fast. The price of solar photovoltaic (PV) energy continues its march downwards along with staggering world-wide growth. Huge new silicon foundries and PV module factories will be reducing PV module costs significantly. At the same time the price of electricity in Alberta is poised to soar due to the costs of transmission lines, carbon capture and greenhouse gas emission fees. The solar tipping point is within sight. Read more »

Location

CN Theatre 5-142
Grant MacEwan University - City Centre Campus (105 Street Building - 105 Street & 104 Avenue)
Edmonton, AB

Posted November 24, 2009 by Anonymous

U of A City-Region Studies Centre: Creating Intelligent Liveable Cities

Nov 30 2009 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

In the face of new challenges like peak oil, climate change and economic chaos how can city experts make sense of the overwhelming challenges that threaten life in the “human hive” as we know it? How can well meaning, well educated and well intentioned staff of municipalities, planning companies, land developers, and civil society find the time, space and spheres of influence they need not just to do their jobs effectively but to make sense of life conditions never before experienced? Read more »

Location

Delta Edmonton Centre Suite Hotel
10222 102 Street NW
Edmonton, AB

Posted November 24, 2009 by Anonymous

Make it Good presents Managing a Responsible Supply Chain

Nov 26 2009 - 1:00pm - 4:30pm

Find out more about what both big and small companies are doing to increase the sustainability of their supply chain and gain competitive advantage at the same time.

Special Guest Panel to include: Read more »

Location

Hotel Alma
169 University Gate NW (west of Rosza Centre, south of Kinesiology building)
Calgary, AB

Posted November 23, 2009 by Anonymous

EFCL Green Challenge Presents Going Green and the Solar Energy Movement

Nov 21 2009 - 7:00pm

We invite our league members and the general public to join us in an informative and entertaining evening at Riverdale Hall which has already undergone retrofits and continues its commitment to lower its carbon footprint.

Free evening includes door prizes, information booths, great advice, refreshments, wine & cheese before & after the presentations.  PLEASE BE GREEN AND BRING YOUR OWN CUP AND PLATE!! Read more »

Location

Riverdale Community Hall
9321 100 Avenue
Edmonton, AB

Posted November 20, 2009 by Anonymous

Genetically Modified Crops & the Dispossession of Farming Communities

Nov 14 2009 - 1:00pm
Ashok Kumbamu, PhD candidate in sociology at the University of Alberta, speaks on "How Introducing Genetically Modified Crops Can Lead to the Dispossession of Farming Communities." Saturday, November 14, 2009, at 1 p.m. in the Meeting Room of the Riverbend Public Library, 460 Riverbend Square, Rabbit Hill Road and Terwillegar Drive. Everyone welcome!

Sponsored by ND Edmonton-Whitemud. For further information, call 780-993-0839. Read more »

Location

Meeting Room, Riverbend Public Library
460 Riverbend Square (Rabbit Hill Road & Terwillegar Drive)
Edmonton, AB

Posted November 8, 2009 by Anonymous

YEP Calgary Speaker Event: Canada's Energy Strategy with Bruce Carson

Nov 18 2009 - 5:30pm

Bruce Carson will discuss his vision for Canada's energy strategy as we approach the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen. Read more »

Location

deVille in Art Central
100 7 Avenue SW (SE corner of second level)
Calgarry, AB

Posted October 29, 2009 by Anonymous

Waterlution Workshop: Water, Wellness, and Leadership

Nov 13 2009 (All day) - Nov 15 2009 (All day)

Call for applications

Waterlution — A Water Learning Experience will be hosting a residential workshop in Longview on the weekend of November 13-15. The workshop, called "Water, Wellness, and Leadership", will be held in partnership with Outward Bound Canada and will bring local young leaders (aged 20-35 yrs) together with local water experts and stakeholders to address local water issues through dialogue and experiential learning techniques.

All those aged 20-35 years with a proven interest in Alberta water resource-related issues are invited to apply. For more details, the official invite can be accessed here:

http://www.waterlution.org/downloads/flyers/Invite_Alberta_Nov2009.pdf Read more »

Location

Longview, AB

Posted October 27, 2009 by Anonymous

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