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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

AWA Tuesday Talk: Living with a Cutthroat

Oct 8 2013 - 7:00pm

with Amanda Halawell
The Westslope Cutthroat Trout has been listed as “threatened” by the provincial and federal government. Learn about their ecology and threats to Cutthroat Trout habitat. Join in a discussion of habitat restoration strategies and possible recovery of a dwindling species.

$5 Adults, $1 Children

Location

Hillhurst Room
455 12 Street NW
Calgary, AB

Posted October 2, 2013 by AEN

2013 Martha Kostuch Annual Wilderness and Wildlife Lecture

Oct 25 2013 - 6:00pm

With special guest speaker:

Lorraine Mitchelmore
President and Country Chair, Shell Canada Ltd.

Over much of the past century Alberta's natural environment has been caught in the grip of ever increasing resource extraction. Riches from Alberta's lands have economically benefited many here at home, nationally and internationally. But now there is growing recognition from within the province and from outside that Alberta cannot maintain its water and air quality, its arable soil base and its indigenous wildlife without major changes towards ecological sustainability. Alberta has literally raced into its present environmental predicament; now, in determining our future, how can AWA best bridge gaps and maintain forward momentum towards a goal of ecological sustainability? How will we best work with a variety of partners to secure a legacy of abundant native wildlife and natural wild spaces, of clean water and air, and the soil base we depend upon for food supply, all of these being integral parts of ecological stability? Read more »

Location

Alberta Wilderness Association
455 12 Street NW
Calgary

Posted October 2, 2013 by AEN

Involving the Public in Environmental Planning: The Edmonton Citizens' Panel

From the Way We Green Speaker Series website:

Addressing our toughest environmental problems requires action by all parts of society and wisdom from all parts of society. But how can the voices of diverse citizens become a meaningful and constructive part of environmental decision making?

The Citizens' Panel on Edmonton's Energy and Climate Challenges (2012) provides clues. This Panel gathered 56 randomly selected and attitudinally diverse Edmontonians who, after six days of deliberation, agreed by strong majorities on recommendations to Edmonton City Council and Administration describing how and why the city should become low carbon by 2050.

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Location

Edmonton City Hall
1 Sir Winston Churchill Square
Edmonton, AB

Posted October 1, 2013 by AEN

Weavers Headwater Havens Conservation Report

Oct 1 2013 - 7:00pm

Some of the best-known National and Provincial Parks in the world are set in the Rocky Mountains of Alberta. In the midst of international acclaim for these spectacular Parks, however, the area between them has been overlooked by all but a few. Read more »

Location

Lebel Mansion Board Room
696 Kettles Street
Pincher Creek, AB

Posted September 27, 2013 by AEN

Integrating Wind and Solar: The German Experience

Oct 8 2013 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Germany is at the forefront of the intelligent integration of wind and solar power into the existing electricity supply system.

Renewable power generation is variable, relying on the availability of wind and solar. With increasing amounts of variable power generation, power systems require new methods of balancing supply and demand as well as new approaches of grid operation. Read more »

Location

Art Gallery of Alberta, Ledcor Theatre
2 Sir Winston Churchill Square
Edmonton, AB

Posted September 26, 2013 by AEN

The Sun is Rising in Canada: The Opportunities and Challenges

Sep 26 2013 - 7:00pm

Speaker: Jared Donald Chair, Canadian Solar Industries Association

Free presentation and discussion. No registration required. Refreshments at 6:30 pm Read more »

Location

CN Theatre Rm 5-142
Grant MacEwan University (105 Street Building)
Edmonton, AB

Posted September 17, 2013 by AEN

Update on the Alberta Energy Regulator

Jun 1 2013 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

In December 2012, the Government of Alberta passed the Responsible Energy Development Act which creates a single regulator for upstream oil, gas, oil sands and coal projects in Alberta. The regulator will assume the regulatory functions that are currently the resposibility of the Energy Resouces Conservation Board and the Ministry of Environment & Sustainable Resource Development. Read more »

Location

Bennett Centre
9703 94 Street NW
Edmonton, AB T6C 3W1

Posted May 22, 2013 by AEN

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