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AWA Edmonton Talk: Jamaica — Blue Mountain Trek

Mar 5 2015 - 7:00pm

Wilderness Around the World Speaker Series Presents…

JAMAICA: Blue Mountain Trek

by Heinz Unger

Heinz will talk about trekking in Jamaica’s Blue & John Crow Mountains National Park, including a sunrise hike up Blue Mountain Peak (2,465 m). This national park north and east of Kingston was established in 1992 and covers 780 km2

Cost: FREE (Donations will be accepted at the door, any donation over $20 will receive a tax receipt) Read more »

Location

Jackson Power & Electric Ltd.
9744 60 Avenue NW
Edmonton, AB

Posted February 4, 2015 by AEN

AWA Edmonton Talk: Bhutan – A Spectacular Journey

Feb 12 2015 - 7:00pm

Wilderness Around the World Speaker Series Presents…

BHUTAN:  A Sp​ectacular Journey

by Geoff Holroyd

Bhutan, the land of official happiness and the dragon, is sandwiched between China (Tibet) and India. Enjoy this trek along the main range of the Himalayas through Jigme Dorji National Park. Butter tea will be served after the presentation. Read more »

Location

Jackson Power & Electric Ltd.
9744 60 Avenue NW
Edmonton, AB

Posted February 4, 2015 by AEN

Better Environmental Management Through Monitoring 2015

Feb 17 2015 - 8:00am - 2:00pm

You’re invited to the Alberta Biodiversity Monitoring Institute’s (ABMI) 2nd annual Speakers' Series “Better Environmental Management Through Monitoring 2015”!

Join the ABMI and emcee Brian Keating (host of Going Wild!) for an engaging series of presentations and discussion at the Centennial Centre for Interdisciplinary Sciences lecture theatre at the University of Alberta. Read more »

Location

Centennial Centre for Interdisciplinary Sciences Lecture Theatre 1-430
11455 Saskatchewan Drive (University of Alberta)
Edmonton, AB

Posted January 20, 2015 by AEN

AWA Edmonton Talk: Namibia – Wilderness Between Two Deserts

Jan 22 2015 - 7:00pm

Wilderness Around the World Speaker Series Presents…

NAMIBIA: Wilderness Between Two Deserts
by Lu Carbyn

Namibia, about a third larger in size than Alberta, is sparsely populated with people. It’s natural history, scenery, unique fauna and flora is unparalleled anywhere else in the world. Lu Carbyn was born there and will take you on a safari tour that will show you the many dimensions of a fascinating world. Read more »

Location

Jackson Power & Electric Ltd.
9744 60 Avenue NW
Edmonton, AB

Posted January 20, 2015 by AEN

Solar Systems in Alberta: A Forum of System Owners

Nov 26 2014 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Alberta farmers, city dwellers and cabin owners are installing solar systems. Come hear four solar system owners discuss their experience of living with solar.  How are these systems performing in Alberta? Read more »

Location

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

Posted November 14, 2014 by AEN

Mapping What Matters Report to the Community

Dec 3 2014 - 4:00pm - 7:00pm

Over the last four months we have been surveying the environmental nonprofit community (ENGO) in Alberta – over 160 different organizations – as part of our Mapping What Matters project. If you are a member of the ENGO community, or someone interested in the environmental sector in Alberta, we invite you to please join us on December 3 as we present the results of this project back to the community.
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Location

Fort Calgary
750 9 Avenue SE
Calgary, AB

Posted November 14, 2014 by AEN

Marda Loop Justice Film Festival

Nov 18 2014 (All day) - Nov 23 2014 (All day)

Justice Film Festival LogoThe 9th Annual Marda Loop Justice Film Festival runs November 18-23, 2014. The Festival is a 6-day documentary film celebration, held at the River Park Church Auditorium, plus Stephen Leacock Theater at Mount Royal University, the Globe Theatre, and John Dutton Theatre at the Central Library. We will screen 24 documentaries—please stay for post-film conversations.

Free Admission Read more »

Location

various locations Calgary, AB

Posted October 24, 2014 by AEN

CPAWS Northern Alberta Annual General Meeting

Oct 29 2014 - 6:30pm

From the CPAWS NAB website:

The event will start at 6:30pm and features a presentation by Dr. Rick Schneider about climate change and biodiversity in Alberta.

 

There will be food and a cash bar, and a raffle for some great prizes.

 

Doors open at 6:30pm. See you there!

Location

Yellowhead Brewery
10229 105 Street NW
Edmonton, AB

Posted October 22, 2014 by AEN

Phasing Out Coal — A Healthy Decision

Sep 30 2014 - 8:30am - 11:30am

Coal-fired plants make people sick and die, particularly children and those with chronic illnesses, and they cost society huge amounts of money desperately needed for other purposes.
—Dr Alan Lockwood, MD, The Silent Epidemic, MIT, 2012

The majority of Alberta's electricity is generated by coal fired plants (Alberta Energy, 2012). The research is now clear that burning coal comes with substantial human health costs. In Alberta alone coal contributes to over 100 fatalities and more than 4,000 asthma symptom days every year (Alberta study here). What are the impacts of coal on human health? How can Alberta include health issues related to burning coal in its energy strategy? Read more »

Location

MacHall A (lower level)
MacEwan Student Centre, University of Calgary (2500 University Drive NW)
Calgary, AB T2N 1N4

Posted September 24, 2014 by AEN

Phasing Out Coal — A Healthy Decision

Sep 29 2014 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Coal-fired plants make people sick and die, particularly children and those with chronic illnesses, and they cost society huge amounts of money desperately needed for other purposes.
—Dr Alan Lockwood, MD, The Silent Epidemic, MIT, 2012

The research is now clear that burning coal comes with substantial human health costs. In Alberta alone, coal contributes to over 100 fatalities and more than 4,000 asthma symptom days every year (A Costly Diagnosis, 2013). The majority of Alberta's electricity is generated by coal-fired plants. Read more »

Location

CN Theatre (Room 5-142)
MacEwan University City Centre Campus
Edmonton, AB

Posted September 24, 2014 by AEN

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