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Food for Thought

Sep 28 2014 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Join REAP at its 5th annual Food For Thought to celebrate local, sustainable food and farmers! Mingle with chefs and farmers at 15+ food and beverage sampling stations, and enjoy community displays, live music, kids activities, and a keynote by award winning author and activist Judy Wicks. Adult tickets are $31 in advance or $41 at the door.  Kids tickets are $16 in advance only.   Read more »

Location

Hotel Arts
119 12 Avenue SW
Calgary, AB

Posted September 2, 2014 by AEN

CASA’s 20th Anniversary Speaker Series

Jun 6 2014 - 8:30am - 3:45pm

The Clean Air Strategic Alliance (CASA) has brought together an outstanding line-up of Canada’s most effective collaborative leaders, thinkers and negotiators for a day devoted to exploring and discussing the art and science of building consensus agreements.

Registration Deadline: May 30, 2014

Register Online or contact the CASA office at casa [at] casahome [dot] org to take advantage of the discounted NGO rate Read more »

Location

TELUS Spark Centre
Calgary, AB

Posted May 28, 2014 by AEN

Saturday Morning at the Law School — Water Law 101 Public Lecture

May 31 2014 - 9:30am - 11:30am

The Canadian Institute of Resources Law is hosting a free public lecture by Arlene Kwasniak, Professor Emerita of Law, titled  Water Law 101 as part of the Saturday Morning at the Law School series. Water Law 101 will highlight the importance of water in Alberta and the need for sound and sustainable management. It will provide a summary of how government regulates the use of water through legislated water rights, and will describe the nature of those rights. Read more »

Location

Room MFH 2370
Murray Fraser Hall (Faculty of Law, University of Calgary)
Calgary, AB T2N 4V8

Posted May 14, 2014 by AEN

Playing on the North Saskatchewan River in Edmonton

May 21 2014 - 6:00pm - 8:30pm

Current Impacts & Update on Recreational Water Quality for
People & Fish

From the North Saskatchewan Riverkeeper website:

Our North Saskatchewan River is a natural and recreational treasure. However, two of the most commonly asked questions of the Riverkeeper are:

"Is it safe to recreate in and on the North Saskatchewan River in Edmonton?"

"Is the water quality safe and suitable for fish in Edmonton?"

Read more »

Location

ECHA 2-190 Lecture Hall
Edmonton Clinic Health Academy (SW corner of 87 Avenue & 114 Street)
Edmonton, AB

Posted May 1, 2014 by AEN

TWWG Speaker Series: Urban Water Challenges and Solutions for Sustainability

Mar 18 2014 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Presented by Dr. Greg Goss

Drawing on his extensive experience of the challenges related to sustainability issues in urban water supplies, Dr. Greg Goss will describe approaches used in managing potable and waste water and discuss recent trends and scientific research in water treatment and handling. The issue of micro-contaminants in urban waste water will also be addressed drawing on a previous public lecture series entitled "Good Fish Don't Do Drugs". Read more »

Location

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

Posted March 12, 2014 by AEN

Bats of Alberta: Sorting Fact from Fiction

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

Bats are fascinating creatures of the night and are essential components to major ecosystems around the world. This interactive Q&A presentation will focus on fun facts about bats in Alberta. Presented by Dr. Margo Pybus, Provincial Wildlife Disease Specialist, Alberta Fish and Wildlife. Read more »

Location

Strathcona County Library, Rooms 3-4
401 Festival Lane
Sherwood Park, AB T8A 5P7

Posted March 12, 2014 by AEN

Nature’s Calendar

Mar 19 2014 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Gardeners, did you know that the best time to plant potatoes is when leaves emerge on aspen poplar trees? Come learn from Dr. Elisabeth Beaubien how to plant your garden in tune with nature's calendar!

Register online, in person, or call 780-410-8600

Location

Strathcona County Library, Rooms 3-4
401 Festival Lane
Sherwood Park, AB T8A 5P7

Posted March 12, 2014 by AEN

UAlberta Water Week

Mar 17 2014 (All day) - Mar 23 2014 (All day)

From the UAlberta Water Week webpage:

Saturday, March 22, UN Water Day is about what you will do in 2014 and beyond to promote sustainable practices in the realm of water and energy. The Water Initiative has expanded the celebration to a week of water activities.

Seeking Students for Student Run Events
The Water Initiative is looking for students to design and present projects during water week. Submit your proposals and we will help you find space and publicize your projects. Use your imagination and show how water is important to you and the world. Submit your proposals here.

Location

University of Alberta
Edmonton, AB

Posted February 27, 2014 by AEN

Conserving Alberta’s Biodiversity in the Face of Climate Change

Apr 7 2014 - 7:00pm

with Dr. Rick Schneider

Because of global warming we must re-imagine what the goal of maintaining biodiversity means and how it can be achieved in a world of constant change.  In this presentation Dr. Schneider will summarize recent climate projections for Alberta and describe how ecosystems and species are expected to respond.  He will also provide an overview of new climate-ready conservation objectives and management options for adapting to change. Read more »

Location

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

Posted February 27, 2014 by AEN

AWA Tuesday Talk: Great Divide Trail

Mar 25 2014 - 7:00pm

Join Dave Hockey and Wayne Marshall of the Great Divide Trail Association, to learn about the Great Divide Trail and get information on how to become a Volunteer Trail Builder this summer! A chance to get involved in clearing trails, designing switchbacks, cutting fallen trees, and blazing paths. The Great Divide Trail Association provides all of the tools and training on a 4-day trail-building excursion in the magnificent Canadian Rocky Mountains!

Cost: $5.00

Location

AWA Building
455 12 Street NW
Calgary, AB

Posted February 27, 2014 by AEN

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