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Climate Action Camp

Sep 24 2010 (All day) - Sep 26 2010 (All day)

Organizing, Activism & Non-Violent Direct Action

 

Politicians talk a lot about climate change, but do nothing! Are you tired of all that hot air? Now, you CAN do something… Read more »

Posted September 13, 2010 by AEN

Greenpeace Basic Action Training

Jul 9 2010 - 7:00pm - Jul 11 2010 - 5:30pm

Greenpeace Canada is pleased to invite you to apply to be a part of our Basic
Action Training in Edmonton, Alberta on July 9, 10, and 11.

Greenpeace is in the midst of another exciting year of taking action to
protect the planet and we need to expand our existing Activist base to make
this happen. (If you would like to participate in Greenpeace actions this
training is compulsory.) Read more »

Location

Edmonton, AB

Posted June 18, 2010 by AEN

Are Greenpeace's stunts outrageous or essential?

The Alberta Environment Network consists of a wide variety of environmental non-governmental organizations — from large national organizations to small grassroots groups. AEN members employ a variety of tactics to achieve their environmental goals. Amongst the most controversial, are the direct action and civil disobedience tactics employed by Greenpeace in their oil sands campaign.

David Berry's piece in Alberta Views — The Disobedient Albertans — examines Greenpeace's tactics in Alberta, including the perspectives of a couple other AEN member groups.

Posted June 1, 2010 by AEN

Art as Activism, Public Art, and Artist as Citizen

May 20 2010 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Public Speakers Series

Oil & The Arts: Creative Responses to the Energy Economy

How do oil and art mix? How are visual artists, performance artists, and writers responding to the oil and energy economy? How are artists and curators representing, documenting, and archiving Alberta’s oil economy? What is the role of public art in contemplating the issues arising from Alberta’s oil economy? This speaker series will feature local and international artists, activists, and critics whose creative work addresses these questions and responds to the energy economy.

May 20: Art as Activism, Public Art, and Artist as Citizen
Brenda Kim Christiansen, Painter, Artist, Edmonton
Sherri Chaba, Artist, Edmonton
Ian Mulder, Muralist, Edmonton

Location

Natural Resources Engineering Facility (NRE) 1-001
University of Alberta
Edmonton, AB

Posted May 10, 2010 by AEN

Workshop: Training for Social Action Trainers

May 7 2010 (All day) - May 9 2010 (All day)

Training for Social Action Trainers is an intensive training designed for experienced facilitators wanting to revitalize their work, new trainers wanting to inspire, teachers, community leaders, activists — anyone wanting to take their skills to a new level and learn how training can be used more effectively.

Visit Training for Change for more information or to register. Read more »

Location

Edmonton, AB

Posted May 3, 2010 by Anonymous

Sustainable Eco-Living Book Discussion: Hope in the Dark: Untold Stories, Wild Possibilities

Apr 14 2010 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Hope in the Dark: Untold Stories, Wild Possibilities by Rebecca Solnit
Facilitated by EcoLiving
Read more »

Location

4th Floor North Meeting Room, Calgary Public Library
616 Macleod Trail SE
Calgary, AB

Posted March 29, 2010 by Anonymous

Derrick Jensen's Deep Green Resistance Training — Deadline Extended

Mar 26 2010 (All day) - Mar 28 2010 (All day)

Great News! Deep Green Resistance Training Deadline Extended to March 24!

Due to the importance of having this training in Alberta, the organizers - Aric McBay, Lierre Keith, and Derrick Jensen, have decided to remove the cap on the number of participants allowed to attend. The deadline for registrations is now March 24th. Please pass on to folks who might be interested!

Derrick Jensen's Deep Green Resistance Training — Register Now!

Derrick Jensen and rad co-facilitating friends are likely gonna be coming to Edmonton on March 26-28 to do a 3-day intensive workshop called Deep Green Resistance. This 3-day workshop is particularly relevant to those of us who have been resisting the industrial developments of more tar sands, nuclear power and other environmental destructive projects. By bringing this conference to the prairies we will be building on the grassroots community that is already coming together, building on our network and strengthening our skills to bring about the changes we need to see.

The Deep Green Resistance training is a three-day workshop for activists, changemakers, and other concerned or inspired folks who are interested in delving into some critical reflection on the state of the world and our role in fixing it. We live in the most destructive culture to ever exist. Yet does our activism reflect that? If we really accept the seriousness of the situation, what would that mean for our strategy and tactics? How do we build up a culture of resistance? These are some of the questions that will be explored over the weekend, while we build on our skills to continue doing good works. Read more »

Location

Edmonton, AB

Posted March 16, 2010 by Anonymous

Sustainable Living Book Club — Breakthrough: From the Death of Environmentalism to the Politics of Possibility

Feb 17 2010 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Please join us for a free and lively discussion of important issues facing us today. The goal of the Sustainable Calgary Book Club is to share books and discussions that help us understand the world and our place in it in a different way.  This can change the way we experience the world and the way we act in our day-to-day lives, opening new possibilities for environmental sustainability, social justice and peace. Last year we launched the book club and it has been a great opportunity to chat about issues. Feel free to join us and drop in - even if you have not read the book.

Location

4th Floor North Meeting Room, Calgary Public Library
616 Macleod Trail SE
Calgary, AB

Posted February 8, 2010 by Anonymous

Webinar: Public Participation in Environmental Decision-Making in Alberta — Part III

Feb 18 2010 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Is someone proposing an industrial or other significant project in your community? How are environmental impact assessments conducted in Alberta? How can you get involved in the environmental impact assessment process?

The short answer is that Alberta Environment regulates environmental aspects of many activities under the Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act. Some of these are subject to mandatory environmental impact assessments and there are a variety of ways for the public to participate. Read more »

Posted February 8, 2010 by Anonymous

EcoMentors Training

Oct 23 2009 - 11:00am - 3:00pm
  • Are you between 15 and 24?
  • Interested in environmental issues?
  • Want to be a green leader in your community?

Sign-up for Fort Saskatchewan’s free EcoMentors training!

This fun, exciting, and free training session is open to all youth. You’ll learn how you can take action on the environmental issues that matter you, and meet other environmentally-conscious youth… while earning volunteer hours and cool green rewards!

To register:

Contact Kristi Sullivan; kwahl [at] fortsask [dot] ca or 780-992-6265. Read more »

Location

Community & Protective Services Building
10005 100 Avenue Legacy Park (behind Sobeys)
Fort Saskatchewan, AB

Posted October 21, 2009 by Anonymous

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