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Resident’s picket-line and outfitters camp continue to hold off clear-cutting a popular protected area in southwest Alberta

16 Jan 2012

Beaver Mines: Situated on the way to Castle Mountain Resort, inside the Castle Special Management Area west of Pincher Creek, it’s now the sixth day and counting that a legal camp set up by a second-generation outfitter and a picket line by local residents, outdoor enthusiasts and conservation groups are holding off logging equipment from starting in the protected area.   It was an upbeat and determined atmosphere through the weekend at the site as long-time ranching families stop by with hot chocolate and more new volunteers stopped in to help.  Most driving to Cast Read more »

Posted January 17, 2012 by AEN

Failure of government to listen results in residents out in force to protest logging

12 Jan 2012

Beaver Mines:  Yesterday morning, more than thirty local residents braved the cold to tell the government that they oppose clear-cut log in the Castle Special Management Area west of Pincher Creek, Alberta. Read more »

Posted January 12, 2012 by AEN

Longstanding Federal Partnership with Canadian Environmental Network Terminated

Future uncertain for network of over 640 environmental groups

14 Oct 2011

Today, the Canadian Environmental Network (RCEN), one of Canada’s oldest, largest, and most well-respected democratic institutions serving the environmental concerns of all Canadians, was forced to lay off its staff and is on the verge of closing its doors and those of its 11 regional offices. Read more »

Posted October 14, 2011 by AEN

Polluter Harmony — #1 matchmaking site for polluters, industry lobbyists, & politicians!

Just in time for Valentine's Day, Greenpeace Canada has launched PolluterHarmony— "the #1 matchmaking site for polluters, industry lobbyists, & politicians!" Watch the video, and check out the site. While you're there, you can send a Valentine to the Minister of the Environment.

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Posted February 14, 2011 by AEN

Red Deer Seedy Sunday

Mar 27 2011 - 11:00am - 5:00pm

Red Deer Seedy Sunday is part of the worldwide Seedy Saturday/Sunday events that celebrate open-pollinated seeds. In Red Deer, the event is citizen-driven; coordinated with the support of Seeds of Diversity Canada, Spruce Lane Organic Farm, Kerry Wood Nature Centre, the Red Deer Garden Club, and The Root Cellar: ecoStore & Apothecary (a project of ReThink Red Deer's Centre for Urban Agriculture). Read more »

Location

Kerry Wood Nature Centre
Red Deer, AB

Posted February 10, 2011 by Anonymous

Level One Urban Beekeeping Course

Jan 29 2011 - 10:00am - Jan 30 2011 - 6:00pm

Location: Pure Earth Organics - #12 - 5579 47th St., Red Deer

Saturday January 29th & 30th, 2011
10:00 am - 6:00 pm (both days)

Apiaries and Bees for Communities (A.B.C.) is pleased to offer a Level One Beekeeping Certificate for hobbiest beekeepers in an urban and rural setting. This 16-hour intensive program will offer everything you need to know to begin beekeeping. Read more »

Posted December 27, 2010 by Anonymous

People's Assembly for Climate Justice

Dec 5 2010 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm

During the next major round of climate negotiations in Cancun Mexico (November 29th to December 10th), People's Assemblies on Climate Justice (PACJ) will be taking place across Canada. PACJ are movement-building and organizing events. The focus is on dialogue and transforming awareness into action through community-based climate justice actions. Read more »

Location

Memorial Park Library
1221 2nd Street SW
Calgary, AB

Posted December 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
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Location

Alberta Wilderness Association
455 12 Street NW
Calgary, AB

Posted November 3, 2010 by AEN

Everyone's Downstream IV— Tar sands production & resistance: developing locally, expanding globally

Nov 25 2010 (All day) - Nov 28 2010 (All day)

An international conference on community resistance to the tar sands. This year's themes include:

  • Tar sands go global: Madagascar, Trinidad and more
  • Building accountable movements: ENGOs, secret deals,
  • …and how to build and demand democracy and transparency
  • Ongoing resistance: communities fighting pipelines, refineries, and other tar sands infrastructure

Organized by OilSandsTruth.org Read more »

Location

Engineering Teaching and Learning Complex (ETLC)
University of Alberta (off 116 Street, between 91 & 92 Avenue)
Edmonton, AB

Posted November 2, 2010 by AEN

Local Food & Bicycle Movements: Environmental & Cultural Sustenance in Times of Peril & Promise

Oct 12 2010 - 5:30pm

Uprisings for the Earth

Calgary’s Local Food, Bike Culture, and a Conversation on “Environmental and Cultural Sustenance in Times of Peril and Promise” with Author, Osprey Orielle Lake, author of "Uprisings for the Earth". Participate in a state-of-the-union on social movements reshaping Calgary.

Presenters will be Jackie Mann, Two Wheel View/Good Life Bike Shop and Jackie Puff, Calgary community garden participant and researcher.

Free admission Read more »

Location

2nd Floor Lounge
Wyckham House, Mount Royal University
Calgary, AB

Posted October 4, 2010 by AEN

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