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Electricity from the Sun - from Dreamer's Paradise to Everyday Use

Jan 13 2011 - 6:30pm - 9:00pm

Presented by:
Gordon Howell, PEng.

Free public presentation and discussion. No registration.

The world of solar energy is changing quickly. The price of solar photovoltaic (PV) electricity continues its march downwards along with staggering world-wide growth. Solar electricity is now becoming affordable for us in our everyday lives. At the same time, we see that the price of electricity is poised to rise even more to pay for new transmission lines and cleaning up our dirty-coal electricity. Read more »

Location

Margaret Parsons Theatre
Red Deer College
Red Deer, AB

Posted December 27, 2010 by Anonymous

Bee Lifecycles: Understanding Pollinators

Jan 8 2011 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

 

Eliese Watson, Founder of A.B.C- Apiaries and Bees for Communities, an educational organization focusing on the development of urban beekeeping and native-bee habitats, will be presenting on the life cycle of bees and understanding the role of pollinators in nature. Read more »

Location

Kerry Wood Nature Centre
6300 45 Avenue
Red Deer, AB

Posted December 27, 2010 by Anonymous

Are Boreal Forests Silent or Just Singing a Different Tune?

Jan 25 2010 - 7:00pm

Join the U of A's Dr. Erin Bayne on this journey through Alberta's boreal forest. What is happening to boreal bird life? Read more »

Location

AWA Office
455 12 Street NW
Calgary, AB

Posted December 9, 2010 by AEN

Solar Energy Society Seminar: PassivHaus Building Design

Dec 8 2010 - 7:00pm

PassivHaus Building Design
Coming to a Neighborhood Near You

Stuart Fix, Vital Engineering

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

Popular in Europe for years, the German PassivHaus design standard aims to design buildings that do not require active heating or cooling systems. In reality this is not possible, but through radical envelope upgrades and optimized solar gain design, a Passive House building will require only 15kWh/m2yr to heat, roughly corresponding to a 90% reduction over code built buildings. Passive House buildings focus on reducing a building’s energy loads to an optimized minimum, before renewable energy technologies are sized. Capital cost savings are generated through reduced mechanical system size, which can nearly offset the capital cost increases due to the envelope upgrades. This presentation will explain the Passive House design method, highlight its advantages & disadvantages, and give an overview of the Passive House movement’s growth in Canada. Read more »

Location

CN Theatre Rm 5-142, 105 Street Building
Grant MacEwan University City Centre Campus (105 Street & 104 Avenue)
Edmonton, AB

Posted December 3, 2010 by AEN

Re-imagining Existing Buildings Through Sustainable Retrofits

Nov 24 2010 - 7:00pm

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

Location

CN Theatre Rm 5-142 (105 Street Building)
Grant MacEwan University – City Centre Campus (105 Street and 104 Avenue)
Edmonton, AB

Posted November 9, 2010 by AEN

AWA Talk: Turkey Vultures - Mother Nature's Cleanup Crew

Nov 23 2010 - 7:00pm

Part of Mother Nature’s clean-up crew, turkey vultures have attracted relatively little scientific study.  In 2003 Wayne Nelson and several Alberta Fish and Wildlife Division colleagues  followed up on public reports of vultures on old buildings in eastern and northeastern Alberta and a significant study has arisen.  In 2006 Wayne retired as a wildlife biologist and, along with Rick Morse, carried the vulture project into his retirement and expanded it. Read more »

Location

Alberta Wilderness Association
455 12 Street NW
Calgary, AB

Posted November 3, 2010 by AEN

2010 Martha Kostuch Annual Wilderness and Wildlife Lecture

Nov 19 2010 - 6:00pm

Reception @ 6:00 pm
Lecture & Awards @ 7:00 pm
Read more »

Location

Alberta Wilderness Association
455 12 Street NW
Calgary, AB

Posted November 3, 2010 by AEN

AWA Tuesday Talk: The Grizzly Manifesto

Nov 9 2010 - 7:00pm

Join Alberta author Jeff Gailus as he reads from The Grizzly Manifesto and discusses the role of protected areas in securing a future for North America’s grizzly bears. Follow along as he explores the world of the Great Bear from Yellowstone National Park, through Canada's Rocky Mountain National Parks, and into the Muskwa-Kechika Wilderness. Along the way, you'll learn something of the grizzly's power, the world in which it lives, and the people and politics that will decide its fate. You will no doubt be surprised at what you learn. Read more »

Location

Alberta Wilderness Association
455 12 Street NW
Calgary, AB

Posted November 3, 2010 by AEN

CPAWS Northern Alberta AGM & Celebration

Nov 2 2010 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

CPAWS Northern Alberta is 42 — Come celebrate at our AGM!

Celebrate with us — Event is free and all are welcome.  Come for all or part. Read more »

Location

trathcona Branch, Edmonton Public Library
8331 104 Street
Edmonton, AB

Posted October 29, 2010 by AEN

Sustainability Awareness Week 2010 (SAW)

Oct 17 2010 (All day) - Oct 23 2010 (All day)

Location: Across all five U of A campuses

A week-long celebration, with more than 60 events, coordinated by the Office of Sustainability with help from 30+ student groups and campus organizations.

The goal of the week is to educate our campus community on how to become more aware of sustainability issues, learn more about campus sustainability and develop sustainability skills of their own.

Website: http://www.sustainability.ualberta.ca/saw.cfm

Locations

University of Alberta (North Campus, South Campus, Campus St.-Jean)
Edmonton
University of Alberta, Augustana Campus
Camrose, AB

Posted October 15, 2010 by AEN

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