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Oilsands 101 - Assessing Socio/Environmental Impacts of Oil Sands Development: The Beginnings

Feb 12 2013 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Alberta’s vast oil sands are undergoing rapid development. They contain enough oil to make Canada an energy superpower but at what cost and to whose benefit? Almost everyone, from oil company CEOs to Hollywood stars, has offered their opinions.

Now Oil Sands 101 offers an even-handed look at key aspects of Canada’s most controversial and expensive mega project. Read more »

Location

Glenbow Theatre
130 9 Avenue SE
Calgary, AB

Posted February 5, 2013 by AEN

Public Education Meeting — From Coal to Renewable Energy: Lessons Learned and Best Practices from Ontario

Feb 11 2013 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Speakers: Lois Corbett & Dr. Tim Weis 

  • 2-3pm: Public Education Meeting (Room 210)
  • 3-4pm: Discussion (Room 402) - limited to 20 participants, first-come, first-served 

On January 10, Ontario announced that by the end of this year, it will become the first jurisdiction in North America to shut down its coal fleet. This marks the conclusion of a successful transition in just over a decade – ahead of schedule – from relying on coal for 25 per cent of Ontario’s electricity supply to ending entirely its use of coal, while committing to cleaner electricity.

  • What were the factors that led the Ontario government to phase out coal?
  • What conditions facilitated the development of the Green Energy and Economy Act as a platform for the development of the renewable energy industry in Ontario?
  • What are the lessons learned from the Ontario experience, and how can these best practices be translated into the Alberta context?

Lois Corbett and Dr. Tim Weis will address these questions and provide an inspiring and instructive overview of the Ontario story, and how we in Alberta can benefit. Read more »

Location

Room 210, EEEL (Energy, Environment, Experiential Learning) Building
University of Calgary (campus maps at http://www.ucalgary.ca/map/)
Calgary, AB

Posted February 5, 2013 by AEN

Grid-Tie Solar Systems: A Forum For Solar Installers

Jan 23 2013 - 7:00pm

Free presentation and discussion. No registration required. Refreshments at 6:30 pm+

Three solar installers and an electrical inspector will be offering short presentations and a panel discussion on issues of interest to the grid inter-tie solar industry. Read more »

Location

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

Posted January 15, 2013 by AEN

Watershed Ambassador Breakfast

Jan 18 2013 - 7:30am - 8:45pm

Flow into the new year with a hot buffet breakfast and a presentation on monitoring Alberta's biodiversity! Read more »

Location

Quality Inn North Hill
7150 50 Avenue
Red Deer, AB

Posted January 9, 2013 by AEN

Earthbag Building Presentation

Jan 16 2013 - 6:30pm - 9:00pm

ReThink Red Deer is back at it in the new year with a great presentation on natural building!

Evonne and Robert Smulders, owners of Sage Permaculture in Black Diamond, AB create environments that embrace the patterns of nature. Spend the evening imagining a future where we are all builders and dreamers as we take a journey through the building process for an Earthbag building site in Joshua Tree, California. Read more »

Location

Margaret Parsons Theatre
Red Deer College
Red Deer, AB

Posted January 8, 2013 by AEN

AWA Tuesday Talk: Greater Sage-grouse Partnership

Jan 29 2013 - 7:00pm

with Cliff Wallis, Sean Nichols, and Wonnita Andrus

Join us for the first talk of the New Year as we discuss the critically endangered Greater Sage-grouse in Alberta and what efforts we have underway to protect this unique and incredible prairie bird.  We will be joined by Cliff Wallis who will speak about his experiences with this prairie icon.

$5 Adults, $1 Children

Location

Hillhurst Room, AWA
455 12 Street NW
Calgary, AB

Posted January 8, 2013 by AEN

Planning for our Future: Public information and workshop on the South Saskatchewan Regional Plan

Dec 11 2012 - 7:00pm

The government has recently started public consultations on the South Saskatchewan Regional Plan . In a relaxed setting, AWA staff and guests will provide information about the plan, work through ways that you can give your feedback & answer your questions one-on-one. This workshop is hands-on and designed to help you quickly and confidently give your feedback during this busy time of year. See you there!

Free of charge. Everyone welcome.

Reservations: Read more »

Location

Hillhurst Cottage School
455 12 Street NW
Calgary, AB

Posted November 27, 2012 by AEN

Calgary Environmental Education Tours presents: Rethink Energy!

Dec 7 2012 - 2:00pm

This is a Calgary environmental event not to be missed! On Friday December 7th, for only $7, take part in a tour of SAIT's Green Building Technologies lab and current projects, followed by a post-tour workshop and dinner at the CommunityWise Resource Centre. Speakers from diverse organizations in Calgary will present their experiences working in the field of renewable energy. Food (meat, veggie, and gluten free pizza) and drinks (beer and/or juice) are included in the affordable-for-all ticket price! Read more »

Location

SAIT
Calgary, AB

Posted November 23, 2012 by AEN

CPAWS Northern Alberta AGM & Film/Speaker Event— Mountains in Motion: The Canadian Rockies

Nov 22 2012 - 7:00pm

2011/2012 AGM (7pm start)

Come learn what CPAWS Northern Alberta worked on this past year. Meeting starts at 7:00 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.). Contact infonab [at] cpaws [dot] org or 780-424-5129 x309 with questions.

Film/Speaker Event (7:30pm start)

Film - Mountains in Motion: The Canadian Rockies

CPAWS Northern Alberta is excited to present a free showing of this 2012 Banff Mountain Film and Book Festivel selection. Read more »

Location

Strathcona Library, upstairs meeting room
8331 104 Street
Edmonton, AB

Posted November 21, 2012 by AEN

Watershed Ambassador Breakfast

Nov 16 2012 - 7:30am - 8:45pm

The next Watershed Ambassador Breakfast will share the history of paddling down the Red Deer River during the times of the Canadian Fur Trade (1779 - 1821). Warm up with a hot breakfast as the winter approaches and enjoy some great stories of the Red Deer River's pioneer paddlers!

Presenter: Peter Allen is an Albertan and experienced canoeist who is very knowledgeable of western Canadian history; specifically, the Canadian Fur Trade of the North West Company and the Hudson's Bay Company. Read more »

Location

Quality Inn North Hill
7150 50 (Gaetz) Avenue
Red Deer, AB

Posted November 1, 2012 by AEN

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