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AWA Talk: Where Have All the Children Gone? Nature Deficit Disorder and How to Combat It

Nov 29 2011 - 7:00pm

 

Gus Yaki, renowned naturalist and birder, gives a talk on being a naturalist in Southern Alberta. (More details to follow)

Cost: $5 Adults, $1 Children

For registration and more information…

Location

Hillhurst Room
455 12 Street NW
Calgary, AB

Posted November 10, 2011 by AEN

Martha Kostuch Annual Wilderness & Wildlife Lecture and the Annual Wilderness Defenders Awards

Nov 18 2011 - 6:00pm

Bob Sc​ammell: The Battle for No-Man's Land

Bob Scammell is known for his 45 years of writing a weekly outdoors column carried at one time or another by most of Alberta's main newspapers, and continuously by the Red Deer Advocate since 1966. On November 18, Bob takes us on a heartfelt journey through Alberta's public lands, and proposes a plan of action for responsible management of those lands going forward. Read more »

Location

AWA Office
455 12 Street NW
Calgary, AB

Posted October 19, 2011 by russ

"Empire of the Beetle" with Andrew Nikiforuk

Nov 2 2011 - 7:30pm

AWA is pleased to sponsor, in conjunction with the Micah Centre at King’s University College in Edmonton, an evening with acclaimed Alberta author Andrew Nikiforuk. Andrew will be hosting a reading from his newest book, Empire of the Beetle: How Human Folly and a Tiny Bug are Killing North America’s Great Forests.

Admission is free – all members of the public are welcome to join us for this special event.

Doors open at 7:00 p.m.

For more information: 1-866-313-0713

Location

The King's University College Atrium
9125 50 Street NW
Edmonton, AB

Posted October 19, 2011 by russ

Watershed Ambassador Program Breakfast

Oct 21 2011 - 7:30am - 8:45am

Join the Red Deer River Watershed Alliance for the October Watershed Ambassador Program hot buffet Breakfast as together we raise the profile of the watershed, its stewardship groups, stewards, and all those practicing related Beneficial Watershed Management Practices.

Breakfast will be served at 7:30am

Cost $12+GST Read more »

Location

Quality Inn North Hill
7150 50 Avenue
Red Deer, AB

Posted October 18, 2011 by russ

SESA Seminar Series: Germany’s Remarkable Renewable Energy Revolution

Sep 13 2011 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Dr. Christine Worlen, Director of Renewable Energies
German Energy Agency

The Solar Energy Society of Alberta seminar series is starting this month! The keynote presentation for the seminar season opener will be straight from the renewable energy capitol of the world: Germany. Germany just announced that in the first half of 2011 it has met 3.5% of its needs for electricity using solar technologies.  This compares with a rate of 0.1% in North America. With the help of the German Embassy and the Pembina Institute we are bringing Dr. Christine Worlen to Alberta. An internationally renowned authority on renewable energy global best practices, she has advised over 60 countries. Dr. Worlen will address the all important question of how Alberta can make the transition to truly sustainable sources of energy. Mark it in your calendar and don’t miss this evening of inspiration. Read more »

Location

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

Posted September 9, 2011 by AEN

CPAWS Southern Alberta Chapter AGM

Sep 13 2011 - 7:00pm

We are inviting the public to the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society - Southern Alberta Chapter's AGM on September 13th. The evening will feature Ben Gadd as our guest presenter. He will be speaking on:

Why We Head for the Woods, and Why I Love My Job

Modern-day humans crave the landscapes of the distant past

Location

Kahanoff Conference Centre
Suite 200 - 1202 Centre Street SE
Calgary, AB

Posted August 22, 2011 by AEN

Bulbs and Pedals: How Calgary Can Learn from the Netherlands

Sep 7 2011 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

 

The Calgary tour de nuit Society (CtdnS) is proud to sponsor another in our series of seminars by leading commuter cycling experts. First Calgary Financial will be promoting one of our events for the first time. Read more »

Location

Dutton Theatre — W. R. Castell Central Library
616 Macleod Trail SE
Calgary, AB

Posted August 15, 2011 by AEN

The Way We Green Speaker Series— Renewable Energy in Edmonton

Jun 14 2011 - 12:10pm - 1:00pm

Renewable Energy in Edmonton: Laying the Groundwork

with Gordon Howell, P.Eng., Howell-Mayhew Engineering Inc.

Times are changing, increasingly quickly.  Edmonton, along with many cities and towns, is increasingly focussing itself on becoming sustainable and resilient.  It is a time of transformational change.  How can renewable energy be part of the solution?  What renewable energy resources do we have in the City?  What are the challenges to renewable energy?  What are the possibilities?  What might renewable energy in Edmonton look like?  What needs to be done to get there?  Be part of the community dialogue that is taking shape to help plan our response to the economic possibilities and the environmental imperatives. Read more »

Location

City Hall — City Room
1 Sir Winston Churchill Square
Edmonton, AB

Posted June 13, 2011 by AEN

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