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Protecting Instream Flow in Alberta’s Rivers – Navigating Churning Policy Waters

Oct 17 2015 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

The Faculty of Law and the Canadian Institute of Resources Law invite you to attend a free public lecture on Protecting Instream Flow in Alberta’s Rivers – Navigating Churning Policy Waters.

It is a simple truth that healthy aquatic ecosystems need sufficient water to meet instream flow needs. Yet the water in some Alberta’s rivers is fully or over-allocated to human uses which can impact and impair aquatic ecosystems. This lecture will describe why  we should be concerned about instream flow needs, especially in southern Alberta, explain what tools the Alberta Water Act provides to restore and protect instream flows, and set out the curbed use by the Government. The lecture will recount to date the ongoing and litigious saga of the non-profit Water Conservation Trust of Canada and its aim of utilizing the transfer and licensing provisions of the Water Act and the water market made possible by the Act to protect instream flows. Read more »

Location

Room 3360
Murray Fraser Hall, University of Calgary
Calgary, AB

Posted September 22, 2015 by AEN

Nature Alberta 45th Anniversary Gala

Nov 7 2015 - 5:30pm

NA_45_PosterFrom the Nature Alberta website:

In 1970, six clubs, including Nature Calgary, Edmonton Nature Club (previously Edmonton Bird Club and Edmonton Natural History Club), Red Deer River Naturalists, Lethbridge Naturalists, and the Bow Valley Naturalists had the foresight to form the Federation of Alberta Naturalists which has today grown into a 39-club-strong Nature Alberta.

You are invited to join us at our 45th Anniversary Gala and Awards Banquet onNovember 7, 2015 and help us celebrate the clubs, the people and the history that has enabled Nature Alberta to be the voice for the greater appreciation and conservation of Alberta’s natural environment. Read more »

Location

Prince of Wales Armouries Heritage Centre
10440 108 Avenue NW
Edmonton, AB

Posted September 22, 2015 by AEN

21st Century Energy—Transitioning to Clean Energy, Alberta's Opportunity

Sep 8 2015 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Doors open at 6:30 pm. Speakers and Dialogue from 7-8:30 pm. 

What might the United States teach Albertans about the ramping up to healthier and climate protective energy? How quickly can coal be phased out and how can Albertans help the energy transition?  Read more »

Location

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

Posted September 4, 2015 by AEN

ELC's Green Regs & Ham Breakfast Event

Oct 6 2015 - 7:00am - 9:00am

Is Canada ready for the Paris Climate Conference in December 2015? 

Join us for a lively discussion on green regulations over a hearty breakfast of eggs and ham!

The ELC is excited to host a very timely discussion on what Canada and Alberta need to do to show their strong climate commitments in view of the upcoming Paris Climate Conference in December 2015. This global event has been touted as the "world’s last best chance to reach an agreement on cutting carbon emissions”. Read more »

Location

University of Calgary, Downtown Campus, Event Centres B+C
906 8 Avenue SW
Calgary, AB

Posted September 2, 2015 by russ

The Right to a Healthy Environment—David Boyd

Sep 16 2015 - 7:00pm

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Location

Room 150
TELUS Centre, University of Alberta. (corner of 111 Street and 87 Avenue)
Edmonton, AB

Posted August 28, 2015 by AEN

AEN Spring Meetings: Right to a Healthy Environment — Linda Duncan

Jun 13 2015 - 1:00pm

Speaker: Linda Duncan, MP Edmonton-Strathcona

In October 2014, Opposition MP Linda Duncan introduced "An Act to Establish a Canadian Environmental Bill of Rights” in Parliament. If enacted, the bill would legally enshrine environmental rights for Canadians and the duty of the federal government to take action to protect the environment. Read more »

Location

Saorsa Business Centre at the Ritchie Mill
100 - 10171 Saskatchewan Drive
Edmonton, AB

Posted June 8, 2015 by AEN

Protect the Pollinators Tour

Mar 24 2015 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

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Location

Lecture Hall L116, King's University
9125 50 Street NW
Edmonton, AB

Posted March 23, 2015 by AEN

Protect the Pollinators Tour

Mar 23 2015 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

It might still feel like winter, but spring is fast approaching, and preparations are well underway for Sierra Club Canada Foundation’s Protect the Pollinators cross-country tour, sponsored by Simpatico Song and Script. Read more »

Location

Alberta Wilderness Association
455 12 Street NW
Calgary, AB

Posted March 23, 2015 by AEN

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