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As Long As the Rivers Flow: Water Justice & Indigenous Sovereignty

Mar 23 2011 - 7:00pm

A panel featuring Cree Elder Lillian Shirt, Indigenous rights lawyer Clayton Leonard and Indigenous activist and Greenpeace campaigner Melina Massimo-Laboucan.

Many are surprised to learn that within Canada are people who the Public Health Agency of Canada say live in “third world conditions”; in fact, many Indigenous communities on Turtle Island live without access to one of the most basic needs: clean water.

Come to learn about what made this the reality in Canada, and what is being and can be done in the fight for water justice. Read more »

Location

Engineering Teaching and Learning Complex (ETLC) Room 1-007
University of Alberta (East of 116 St between 91 and 92 Avenues)
Edmonton, AB

Posted March 21, 2011 by AEN

The Public Trust Doctrine and the Future of Water in Alberta

Mar 22 2011 - 7:00pm

Featuring Michigan-based attorney and public trust doctrine advocate Jim Olson and University of Alberta water expert Dr. David Schindler

It is a critical time for water in Alberta, with over-allocated rivers in the south of the province, increasing concerns about the impact of tarsands operations on water quality and quantity in the north, and increasingly dire predictions that climate change, increased population and other pressures are driving Alberta towards a water crisis. Since 2008 the Alberta government has been reviewing the provincial water allocation system, with indications that it intends to introduce a province-wide, largely deregulated water market when it updates the 1999 Water Act. Despite widespread concerns about leaving decisions about who will be able to access water up to the open market, the provincial government has over the past two years almost completely ignored non-market alternatives. Read more »

Location

Engineering Teaching and Learning Complex (ETLC) Room 1-003
University of Alberta (East of 116 St between 91 & 92 Avenues)
Edmonton, AB

Posted March 21, 2011 by AEN

T’Sou-ke First Nation: The Most Solar-Intensive Community in Canada

Mar 23 2011 - 7:00pm

Chief Gordon Planes with Andrew Moore – Project Director

Following a year-long visioning process the T’Sou-ke community embarked on a programme to achieve energy autonomy, economic self-sufficiency and food sustainability while utilizing the ancient wisdom and skills still available within First Nations communities.  Their on-going achievements include three solar electric systems totaling 75kW, thirty eight residential solar hot water systems, and an ambitious energy efficiency programme along with indigenous plant propagation and food-producing greenhouses.  In the process of building these many projects the T’Sou-ke First Nation has trained many young people in the solar and sustainability trades and inspired many other communities to follow their lead. Read more »

Location

CN Theatre – Room 5-142
Grant MacEwan University — City Centre Campus
Edmonton, AB

Posted March 17, 2011 by AEN

Avatar, Oil Sands and the Amazon

Mar 23 2011 - 4:00pm - 5:30pm

ConocoPhillips IRIS Public Seminar  Read more »

Location

RGO Room, 4th Floor Scurfield Hall
University of Calgary
Calgary, AB

Posted March 15, 2011 by AEN

Avatar, Oil Sands and the Amazon

Mar 18 2011 - 7:30am - 9:00am

Field notes from the Energy Indigenous Environment Interface research program

The most commercially successful film in history deals with indigenous peoples and industrial resource extraction to feed humanity’s growing consumption of energy. Although set in a futuristic world on the fictitious planet of Pandora, parallels to the Amazon jungle and Alberta’s oil sands have not been lost on the public. Read more »

Location

Petroleum Club
319 5 Avenue SW
Calgary, AB

Posted March 15, 2011 by AEN

Knowledge @ Noon: What is Climate Change?

Mar 23 2011 - 12:00pm

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Location

Enterprise Square, Room 2-957 (2nd Floor)
10230 Jasper Avenue NW
Edmonton, AB

Posted March 9, 2011 by AEN

Edmonton Water Week

Mar 21 2011 (All day) - Mar 26 2011 (All day)

Check the Edmonton Water Week website for a full slate of events

Edmonton Water Week is a full week of events to mark World Water Day, which falls annually on March 22, following a United Nations initiative that grew out of the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) in Rio de Janeiro. Read more »

Location

various locations Edmonton, AB

Posted March 9, 2011 by AEN

Good fish don't do drugs: pharmaceuticals and personal care products in the North Saskatchewan River

Mar 21 2011 - 6:30pm - 9:30pm

Come celebrate Canada Water Week and World Water Day with the North Saskatchewan Riverkeeper (NSRK) and North Saskatchewan Watershed Alliance (NSWA) at the Ledcor Theatre and Foyer on the Lower Level of the Art Gallery of Alberta. Read more »

Location

Ledcor Theatre and Foyer, Lower Level
Art Gallery of Alberta (2 Sir Winston Churchhill Square)
Edmonton, AB

Posted March 4, 2011 by AEN

RePower Alberta: Building the Green Energy Economy

Mar 2 2011 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Do you think you have to choose between a great job and a healthy environment for your children? You don’t have to!

Learn the facts about Alberta’s potential for a green collar economy and how we can work together to put the power back in the hands of Albertans! Read more »

Location

Calgary Area Outdoor Council
1111 Memorial Drive NW (downstairs)
Calgary, AB

Posted March 1, 2011 by AEN

Becoming Vegan

Mar 1 2011 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Not sure how to transition to a vegan diet?  Two members of the Vegans & Vegetarians of Alberta Association will talk about becoming vegan and will answer your questions.

FREE and no registration required.

View resource list  Read more »

Location

Centennial Room
Stanley A. Milner Library
Edmonton, AB

Posted February 28, 2011 by AEN

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