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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

Conserving Alberta’s Biodiversity in the Face of Climate Change

Apr 7 2014 - 7:00pm

with Dr. Rick Schneider

Because of global warming we must re-imagine what the goal of maintaining biodiversity means and how it can be achieved in a world of constant change.  In this presentation Dr. Schneider will summarize recent climate projections for Alberta and describe how ecosystems and species are expected to respond.  He will also provide an overview of new climate-ready conservation objectives and management options for adapting to change. Read more »

Location

Jackson Power & Electric Ltd.
9744 60 Avenue NW
Edmonton, AB

Posted February 27, 2014 by AEN

AWA Tuesday Talk: Great Divide Trail

Mar 25 2014 - 7:00pm

Join Dave Hockey and Wayne Marshall of the Great Divide Trail Association, to learn about the Great Divide Trail and get information on how to become a Volunteer Trail Builder this summer! A chance to get involved in clearing trails, designing switchbacks, cutting fallen trees, and blazing paths. The Great Divide Trail Association provides all of the tools and training on a 4-day trail-building excursion in the magnificent Canadian Rocky Mountains!

Cost: $5.00

Location

AWA Building
455 12 Street NW
Calgary, AB

Posted February 27, 2014 by AEN

Myth and Reality in Water Contamination Associated with Shale Gas Development and Hydraulic Fracturing in the United States

Feb 28 2014 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Dr. Avner Vengosh (Duke University)

Production from unconventional natural gas reservoirs has substantially expanded in the US through the advent of horizontal drilling and high-volume hydraulic fracturing. These technological advances have opened vast new energy sources, such as low-permeability organic-rich shale formations and 'tight-sand' reservoirs, altering the domestic energy landscape in the US. Despite the large resource potentials and economic benefits, the rapid expansion of shale gas development in the US has triggered an intense public debate over the environmental and human health implications of unconventional energy development. This presentation provides an overview and synopsis of recent investigations into one set of possible environmental impacts from unconventional shale gas development in the US, in particular, the potential risks to water resources. Read more »

Location

ECHA L1-190
Edmonton Clinic Health Academy (University of Alberta)
Edmonton, AB

Posted February 27, 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

The Loss of Biodiversity and Why it Matters to Us?

Mar 4 2014 - 7:00pm

The Loss of Biodiversity Posterwith Gus Yaki

The ever increasing number of species that are rapidly declining should be a wake-up call that all in not well with this world. Coal miners used to take canaries into the mine with them.

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Location

Hillhurst Room
455 12 Street NW
Calgary, AB

Posted January 13, 2014 by AEN

Conserving Alberta’s Biodiversity in the Face of Climate Change

Feb 21 2014 - 7:00pm

with Dr. Rick Schneider

Because of global warming we must re-imagine what the goal of maintaining biodiversity means and how it can be achieved in a world of constant change.  In this presentation Dr. Schneider will summarize recent climate projections for Alberta and describe how ecosystems and species are expected to respond.  He will also provide an overview of new climate-ready conservation objectives and management options for adapting to change. 

Cost: $5.00

Location

Stanley A. Milner Public Library
7 Sir Winston Churchill Square
Edmonton, AB

Posted January 13, 2014 by AEN

Engaging communities in energy strategy development: A decision science perspective

Jan 25 2014 - 9:00am - 10:00am

This free public keynote presentation is part of the University of Alberta's Student Sustainability Summit. From the Sustainability Summit website:

Dr. Joe Arvai, University of Calgary

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Location

Edmonton Clinic Health Academy (University of Alberta)
Edmonton, AB

Posted January 13, 2014 by AEN

Turning up the empowerment dial: Community engagement in addressing climate disruption

Jan 24 2014 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

This free public keynote presentation is part of the University of Alberta's Student Sustainability Summit. From the Sustainability Summit website:

Description: Most Canadians care about climate change and want action, yet the path away from fossil fuel dependence seems distant and unclear. Fortunately, citizens and stakeholders are now being engaged as key partners in assessing climate impacts deciding how to move forward. We can seize the opportunity to highlight and amplify stories from communities that are already benefitting from clean energy and climate solutions.

Speaker Bio: Cara Pike is the founder and director of Climate Access, a network for those engaging the public in the transformation to low-carbon, resilient communities. She has created many widely used communications tools, including the Ecological Roadmap (a values-based approach to building support for environmental protection) and Climate Communications and Behavior Change: A Guide for Practitioners.

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Location

Edmonton Clinic Health Academy (University of Alberta)
Edmonton, AB

Posted January 13, 2014 by AEN

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