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Phasing Out Coal — A Healthy Decision

Sep 29 2014 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Coal-fired plants make people sick and die, particularly children and those with chronic illnesses, and they cost society huge amounts of money desperately needed for other purposes.
—Dr Alan Lockwood, MD, The Silent Epidemic, MIT, 2012

The research is now clear that burning coal comes with substantial human health costs. In Alberta alone, coal contributes to over 100 fatalities and more than 4,000 asthma symptom days every year (A Costly Diagnosis, 2013). The majority of Alberta's electricity is generated by coal-fired plants. Read more »

Location

CN Theatre (Room 5-142)
MacEwan University City Centre Campus
Edmonton, AB

Posted September 24, 2014 by AEN

Chasing Net Zero: Edmonton Panel Event

Oct 9 2014 - 7:00pm

Join the folks interviewed in the Green Energy Futures' Chasing Net Zero series for a dynamic panel event, and hear the crew tell each of their stories in their own words.

Moderated by Green Energy Futures host David Dodge, the panel will feature:

Location

CN Conference Theatre (5-142, first floor of Building 5)
MacEwan University City Centre Campus
Edmonton, AB

Posted September 18, 2014 by AEN

CASA’s 20th Anniversary Speaker Series

Jun 6 2014 - 8:30am - 3:45pm

The Clean Air Strategic Alliance (CASA) has brought together an outstanding line-up of Canada’s most effective collaborative leaders, thinkers and negotiators for a day devoted to exploring and discussing the art and science of building consensus agreements.

Registration Deadline: May 30, 2014

Register Online or contact the CASA office at casa [at] casahome [dot] org to take advantage of the discounted NGO rate Read more »

Location

TELUS Spark Centre
Calgary, AB

Posted May 28, 2014 by AEN

Playing on the North Saskatchewan River in Edmonton

May 21 2014 - 6:00pm - 8:30pm

Current Impacts & Update on Recreational Water Quality for
People & Fish

From the North Saskatchewan Riverkeeper website:

Our North Saskatchewan River is a natural and recreational treasure. However, two of the most commonly asked questions of the Riverkeeper are:

"Is it safe to recreate in and on the North Saskatchewan River in Edmonton?"

"Is the water quality safe and suitable for fish in Edmonton?"

Read more »

Location

ECHA 2-190 Lecture Hall
Edmonton Clinic Health Academy (SW corner of 87 Avenue & 114 Street)
Edmonton, AB

Posted May 1, 2014 by AEN

Citizens as Climate Leaders – A Film Screening and Panel with David Suzuki

Apr 22 2014 - 7:00pm - 9:30pm

This event is the local premiere of the film Climate Change in Atlantic Canada and will be followed by a panel entitled "Citizens as Climate Leaders" with Dr. David Suzuki, researcher, Dr. Ian Mauro, filmmaker, and Eriel Deranger, Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation. Dialogue will focus on the kinds of leadership needed to face our collective future in a time of climate change, and how to learn, practice, and share this leadership.

Read more »

Location

Room 1-430
CCIS - University of Alberta (Centennial Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies)
Edmonton, AB

Posted April 11, 2014 by AEN

UAlberta Water Week

Mar 17 2014 (All day) - Mar 23 2014 (All day)

From the UAlberta Water Week webpage:

Saturday, March 22, UN Water Day is about what you will do in 2014 and beyond to promote sustainable practices in the realm of water and energy. The Water Initiative has expanded the celebration to a week of water activities.

Seeking Students for Student Run Events
The Water Initiative is looking for students to design and present projects during water week. Submit your proposals and we will help you find space and publicize your projects. Use your imagination and show how water is important to you and the world. Submit your proposals here.

Location

University of Alberta
Edmonton, AB

Posted February 27, 2014 by AEN

Public forum: Obed Mine release and independent scientific review of remediation plans

Feb 27 2014 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm

The University of Alberta (U of A) Water Initiative and Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development (ESRD) will hold a public forum the afternoon of Thursday, February 27 to share findings of an independent scientific review of Sherritt International’s Obed mine release remediation plans. The review was conducted by leading water scientists engaged by ERSD through the U of A Water Initiative. First Nations, Métis and Sherritt International will also participate in the forum. Read more »

Location

Maple Leaf Room
Lister Hall, University of Alberta (87 Avenue and 116 Street)
Edmonton

Posted February 26, 2014 by AEN

Net Zero Building Design— Finding the Sweet Spot

Jan 22 2014 - 7:00pm

A Green Builders Forum

  • Peter Amerongen - Habitat Studio
  • Dave Turnbull - Landmark Group
  • Stuart Fix - Senior Sustainability Engineer, City of Edmonton
  • Moderated by Brandy Burdeniuk - EcoAmmo

What is the best, high performing net zero energy home design approach now? Several Alberta NZE homes are 6 years old now.  What have we learned? Read more »

Location

MacEwan University - CN Theatre Rm. 5-142
10700 104 Avenue NW (105 Street Building)
Edmonton, AB

Posted January 17, 2014 by AEN

Phasing-Out Alberta Coal Power — A Panel Discussion

Jan 16 2014 - 12:00pm

Phasing-Out Alberta Coal-Power Event Poster

A Panel Discussion

  • Joe Anglin, MLA, Wildrose
  • Hon. Donna Kennedy-Glans, MLA, Associate Minister of Electricity & Renewable Energy
  • Rachel Notley, MLA, NDP
  • David Swann, MLA, Liberal

Free Event. All Welcome!

Location

Room 1 490
Edmonton Clinic Health Academy (University of Alberta)
Edmonton, AB

Posted January 10, 2014 by AEN

Panel Discussion: South Saskatchewan Regional Plan

Oct 30 2013 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

In advance of the Draft South Saskatchewan Regional Plan (SSRP) public consultation sessions, the Environmental Law Centre, the Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative (Y2Y), and EPCOR are hosting panel discussions in Canmore and Banff.

Speakers: Read more »

Location

Elevation Place— Atrium
700 Railway Avenue
Canmore, AB

Posted October 28, 2013 by AEN

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