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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

Draft South Saskatchewan Regional Plan Information Session

Jan 13 2014 - 4:30pm - 6:00pm

From the EVDS website:

Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) and EVDS will host an information session to encourage public feedback on a plan intended to balance the environmental, economic, and cultural well-being of the province.

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Location

Professional Faculties Building, Room 2165
University of Calgary
Calgary, AB

Posted January 10, 2014 by AEN

Draft South Saskatchewan Regional Plan Information Session

Jan 12 2014 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm

The Draft South Saskatchewan Regional Plan (SSRP) is a land-use plan for the South Saskatchewan River basin area of Southern Alberta. This region covers ~13% of Alberta’s land area and is home to 45% of Alberta’s population, including Calgary. The land use plan will determine how we use our land and waters for industry, environment and recreation for decades to come. The public comment period on the plan is open until JANUARY 15. Read more »

Location

Mountain Equipment Co-op Community Room
830 10 Avenue SW
Calgary, AB

Posted January 8, 2014 by AEN

CPAWS Northern Alberta AGM & 50th Anniversary Celebration

Nov 20 2013 - 6:00pm

Evening Overview

Supporters are encouraged to come connect with CPAWS Staff, Board members, and other supporters at this year's AGM and 50th Anniversary Celebration. Guest speaker will be Jasper National Park Superintendent Greg Fenton followed by a special screening of the short film Through Ice and Time. Read more »

Location

Yellowhead Brewery
10229 105 Street NW
Edmonton, AB

Posted November 16, 2013 by AEN

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