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Turning up the empowerment dial: Community engagement in addressing climate disruption

Jan 24 2014 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

This free public keynote presentation is part of the University of Alberta's Student Sustainability Summit. From the Sustainability Summit website:

Description: Most Canadians care about climate change and want action, yet the path away from fossil fuel dependence seems distant and unclear. Fortunately, citizens and stakeholders are now being engaged as key partners in assessing climate impacts deciding how to move forward. We can seize the opportunity to highlight and amplify stories from communities that are already benefitting from clean energy and climate solutions.

Speaker Bio: Cara Pike is the founder and director of Climate Access, a network for those engaging the public in the transformation to low-carbon, resilient communities. She has created many widely used communications tools, including the Ecological Roadmap (a values-based approach to building support for environmental protection) and Climate Communications and Behavior Change: A Guide for Practitioners.

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Location

Edmonton Clinic Health Academy (University of Alberta)
Edmonton, AB

Posted January 13, 2014 by AEN

Involving the Public in Environmental Planning: The Edmonton Citizens' Panel

From the Way We Green Speaker Series website:

Addressing our toughest environmental problems requires action by all parts of society and wisdom from all parts of society. But how can the voices of diverse citizens become a meaningful and constructive part of environmental decision making?

The Citizens' Panel on Edmonton's Energy and Climate Challenges (2012) provides clues. This Panel gathered 56 randomly selected and attitudinally diverse Edmontonians who, after six days of deliberation, agreed by strong majorities on recommendations to Edmonton City Council and Administration describing how and why the city should become low carbon by 2050.

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Location

Edmonton City Hall
1 Sir Winston Churchill Square
Edmonton, AB

Posted October 1, 2013 by AEN

Marda Loop Justice Film Festival

Nov 16 2012 (All day) - Nov 18 2012 (All day)
Nov 14 2012 (All day)
  • November 14 - Festival Preview (Stephen Leacock Theatre, Mount Royal University)
  • November 16-18 Festival with NGO Village (River Park Church Auditorium, 3818 14A Street SW)

2012 Festival Schedule

 


 

Friday, Nov 16 7:00 pm

War in the Mind (2011) Director Judy Jackson Read more »

Location

River Park Church Auditorium
3818 14A Street SW
Calgary, AB

Posted October 18, 2012 by AEN

Environmental groups launch major campaign to defend nature and democracy

Black Out Speak Out groups will darken websites nationwide in protest against efforts to silence Canadians
7 May 2012

TORONTO – The federal government’s attack on nature and democracy means “silence is not an option” for Canadians according to a national campaign, being launched Monday, May 7, by the country’s leading environmental organizations.

“These changes — hidden in a budget bill in the hopes that Canadians wouldn’t notice — are threatening the core values all Canadians hold dear: nature and democracy,” said Sidney Ribaux, executive director of Equiterre. “We are compelled to speak out and we’re inviting Canadians from all walks of life to join us.” Read more »

Posted May 7, 2012 by AEN

Oil and Democracy Speaker Series

It certainly is an interesting time for democracy in Alberta…

Community Service-Learning's (CSL) Spring Immersion Course 'Oil and Democracy' and the Parkland Institute are pleased to announce the 'Oil and Democracy Speaker Series'. Every Thursday for five weeks, speakers from a variety of different perspectives will share their experience within the oil and democracy relationship. This event is open to all members of the public and we welcome all to a healthy discussion on benefits and challenges of Alberta's natural resource wealth.

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Date Every Thursday from May 10th - June 7th, 2012
Time 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Room University of Alberta NRE 1 001
For directions, see http://www.campusmap.ualberta.ca

Posted May 3, 2012 by AEN

AEN Annual General Assembly 2012

May 25 2012 - 6:00pm - May 26 2012 - 2:00pm

You are invited to attend the 2012 Alberta Environmental Network Annual General Assembly. This gathering is one of the best opportunities for ENGOs to get together, connect, and collaborate on strengthening the environmental movement in Alberta. This year's Assembly includes a timely presentation from noted Alberta political observer & commentator Paul McLoughlin (CBC Radio, Alberta Scan) and a technical briefing from the ERCB on Alberta's Fracking Regulations.

Online Registration

Please register by May 21. If you need to book accommodation at the FCJ Centre, please register by May 4. Read more »

Location

Auditorium - FCJ Christian Life Centre
219 19 Avenue SW
Calgary, AB T2S 0B8

Posted April 30, 2012 by AEN

Film Screening & Discussion— If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front

Mar 16 2012 - 6:30pm - 9:15pm

DOC Talks! A Monthly Documentary Event

DOC Talks is our new monthly screening event.  But itʼs more than just a screening!

We are partnering with the wonderful Metro Cinema to bring you an engaging evening full of documentary, drinks and discussion. Hereʼs how itʼs going to go down: 

6:30-7:00: Drinks and mingling 

7:00-8:30: 

Bring your drinks (yes that means beer & wine too!) into the theatre for the Opening Night Screening of If A Tree Falls: The Story of the Earth Liberation Front

8:40-9:15:  Interactive discussion lead by environmental activist, Brian Staszenski 

Price: $10 regular Metro Cinema admission, $8 for DOC Members  Read more »

Location

Metro Cinema (Garneau Theatre)
8712 109 Street
Edmonton, AB

Posted March 15, 2012 by AEN

Environmental Law Centre News Brief on Administrative Law

The latest issue of the Environmental Law Centre's News Brief is a primer on "administrative law":

Ever wondered who governs the government? Need to know how to challenge a decision made by an administrative board (like the ERCB, for example)? If so, the new issue of News Brief - Vol. 26 No.4 - is a must-read.

Posted December 20, 2011 by AEN

Call for Proposals: Under Western Skies Environmental Conference

Initiative: 
Under Western Skies 2: Environment, Community, and Culture in North America
Deadline: 
23 Jan 2012 (All day)

 

Under Western Skies is Mount Royal University’s award-winning biennial conference series on the environment.

With the inaugural UWS conference in October 2010, Mount Royal has taken a lead role in interdisciplinary and community-minded environmental studies in Alberta, establishing a high-profile venue where scholars, artists, students, and concerned citizens from around the world can gather on a regular basis to share ideas concerning all aspects of the environment. Read more »

Posted December 5, 2011 by AEN

Deliberative Democracy for a Changing Climate

Nov 16 2011 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm

 

Join us for an engaging dialogue on the Alberta Climate Dialogue (ABCD) approach to public engagement and how it is helping Alberta communities to have meaningful and collaborative conversations around the impacts of climate change. We'll identify positive actions that can be taken to mitigate the impacts and the opportunities that can be leveraged to strengthen our community and local economy.

Presenters

Alberta Climate Dialogue (ABCD) Read more »

Location

Room 2906
Red Deer College
Red Deer, AB

Posted November 14, 2011 by AEN

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