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SESA Seminar: Alberta Solar PV Performance - The Real Scoop

Nov 13 2013 - 7:00pm

Speaker: Gordon Howell, P.Eng, Howell-Mayhew Engineering

Solar electricity is growing by leaps and bounds in Alberta.  Some reports suggest that solar electricity is cheaper now than grid electricity.  Are you thinking about a solar-electric system on your own house? Read more »

Location

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

Posted November 1, 2013 by AEN

Renewable is doable: Solar Presentation

Oct 26 2013 - 2:00pm

A Public Presentation on Solar Photovoltaics (PV) for Edmonton and solar investing/co-operatives by Randall Benson And Mike Hudema of GRIDWORKS ENERGY GROUP INC.

Event Description

With Don Iveson as Edmonton's new mayor the chances for solar just got a whole lot brighter!

Come to this informative workshop to find out about the possibilities for solar on your rooftop and some creative ways to fund it all. Read more »

Location

Central Lion's Senior Centre
11113 113 Street NW
Edmonton, AB

Posted October 22, 2013 by AEN

AEN Fall Meetings 2013

You are invited to attend the 2013 Alberta Environmental Network Fall Meetings. This gathering is a great opportunity for ENGOs to get together, connect, and collaborate on strengthening the environmental movement in Alberta. Read more »

Location

Bennett Centre
9703 94 Street NW
Edmonton, AB

Posted October 22, 2013 by AEN

Solar Systems — The Home Owner Experience

Oct 23 2013 - 7:00pm

Come hear six solar system owners discuss their experience of living with solar. Alberta farmers, city dwellers, cabin owners are installing solar systems. How are these systems performing in Alberta? How much do they cost? How do you finance a solar system? What programs are available? How do you choose the right installer? Can you do it yourself? What kind of maintenance is required? Where can I get good unbiased information and support? This evening will be useful for anyone considering solar energy in all of its forms. Read more »

Posted October 21, 2013 by AEN

Oil Spills 101: Crude Truths, Corporate Spin& Community Organizing for Environmental Justice

Oct 28 2013 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

From pipeline blow outs and tanker spills to train derailments, when it comes to oil spills, how can we protect our communities, and the lands and waters that we love? How can we push through the corporate spin and public relations campaigns to advocate effectively for our communities and the planet in the aftermath of these environmental disasters?

This workshop will cover the basics of oil spill impacts and demystify industry and government cleanup. It will explore some of the ways that we, the grassroots, can skill up and step up when it comes to community oil spill response and ecological detox and recovery. Read more »

Location

Room 262
Education Centre South, University of Alberta
Edmonton, AB

Posted October 18, 2013 by AEN

Public Symposium— Letting in the Light: Science to Guide Public Water Policy in the 21st Century

Oct 31 2013 - 9:00am - 5:30pm

Free public symposium and concluding panel discussion

Science to Guide Public Water Policy in the 21st Century:
Canada's leading ecologists discuss how science can guide growth

These lectures will be live-streamed.

Click here for up-to-date information on speakers, topics and schedules

Science’s luminaries in ecology gather to demonstrate how environmental policies based on sound, cutting-edge science can minimize the long-term damage to the environment. The series begins with a keynote session from internationally acclaimed scientist and media commentator Dr. John Smol, OC, PhD, FRSC, Herzberg gold medalist, and Canada Research Chair in Environmental Change.The sessions will culminate in a panel discussion in the afternoon. Read more »

Location

L1-490
Edmonton Clinic Health Academy (ECHA), University of Alberta
Edmonton, AB

Posted October 16, 2013 by AEN

The Global Ecological Crisis: Setting the Real Bottom Line — David Suzuki with David Schindler

Oct 30 2013 - 7:00pm

Public lecture: Dr. David Suzuki, CC, OBC, PhD

In the past century, humanity has undergone an explosive change in numbers, science, technology, consumption and economics, that have endowed us with the power to alter the biological, physical and chemical properties of the planet. It is undeniable that the atmosphere and climate are altered; air, water and soil are fouled with toxic pollutants; oceans are depleted; forests are being cleared; and species are disappearing. Now that most people live in large cities, our relationship with nature is less obvious. Humanity needs to rediscover humility and our place in the world so that we and the rest of life can continue to flourish.

Discussion with Dr. David Schindler to follow.

Location

Myer Horowitz Theatre, University of Alberta
Edmonton, AB

Posted October 16, 2013 by AEN

Sustainability Awareness Week

Oct 21 2013 (All day) - Oct 25 2013 (All day)

4 campuses. 5 days. 56 events.

The University of Alberta is gearing up to celebrate sustainability with its sixth annual Sustainability Awareness Week (SAW), running October 21 to 25, 2013Read more »

Location

various locations
University of Alberta (Main Campus, Enterprise Square, Augustana Campus, Campus Saint-Jean)
Edmonton, AB

Posted October 15, 2013 by AEN

AWA Tuesday Talk: Come Hell & High Water

Nov 26 2013 - 7:00pm

Managing Hydro-Climate Change in a Rapidly Changing West

with Robert Sandford

Warming temperatures are accelerating the rate and manner in which water moves through the global hydrological cycle. In this presentation an internationally respected expert on water-related climate policy explains what recent flooding in Alberta tells us about what we have to do differently to enhance human resilience to accelerating hydro-climatic change in the Canadian West Read more »

Location

Hillhurst Room
455 12 Street NW
Calgary, AB

Posted October 2, 2013 by AEN

AWA Tuesday Talk: Get the Buzz

Nov 5 2013 - 7:00pm

What’s happening with Alberta's bees and how is grazing influencing our native pollinators?

with Megan Evans

Learn about basic bee ecology and the results of a Master's project studying the effects of grazing on floral resources and bees in southwestern Alberta.

$5 Adults, $1 Children

Location

Hillhurst Room
455 12 Street NW
Calgary, AB

Posted October 2, 2013 by AEN

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