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Ban Chlorpyrifos Presentation

Apr 1 2016 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Sheryl McCumsey, co-ordinator for Pesticide Free Edmonton, will be giving a presentation about the harmful effects of the pesticide Chlorpyrifos.

This pesticide is used throughout and around our city. The presentation will include how this is not being properly evaluated by Health Canada and what we can do about it. Edmonton remains the last municipality in Canada to use this for mosquito larvae. The event will take place at the University of Alberta Education Building South room 122. Read more »

Location

Room 122
Education Centre South, University of Alberta
Edmonton, AB

Posted March 30, 2016 by AEN

Alberta coal “economic note” based on shaky information

Health savings of provincial climate plan ignored while some costs are double counted

3 Mar 2016

CALGARY — Ben Thibault, electricity program director at the Pembina Institute, made the following statements today in response to the economic note on Alberta’s coal phase out plan released by the Montreal Economic Institute (MEI).

“The information the economic note relies on to conclude Albertans will pay a ‘steep bill’ to phase out coal is shaky. It generally cites the province's Climate Leadership Report (CLR), but the CLR does not support the assertion.

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Posted March 3, 2016 by AEN

Poll confirms Albertans understand benefits of early coal phase-out

Phase-out will result in new investment, improved well-being and significant savings for health care system

13 Jan 2016

CALGARY — Ben Thibault, electricity policy director at the Pembina Institute, made the following statement in response to poll results showing a majority of Albertans agree there is a need for an early coa Read more »

Posted January 13, 2016 by AEN

For health’s sake, it’s time to phase-out coal-fired electricity generation

Health, clean energy and environment groups come together to call for an end to Alberta’s dirty coal problem

9 Nov 2015

CALGARY — World leaders will converge on Paris next month for climate change talks. Alberta is developing a strategy to demonstrate its intention to contribute to the global imperative of tackling climate change. Phasing out coal for producing electricity promises to be a hallmark of this strategy.

The time has come to bring greater attention to the public health benefits that would be realized by accelerating the phase out of coal-fired electricity. Read more »

Posted November 9, 2015 by AEN

Capital Region Fine Particulate Response

Alberta Environment & Sustainable Resource Development has finalized and released the Capital Region Fine Particulate Matter Reponse—a plan to reduce and maintain ambient concentrations of fine particulate matter (PM2.5) at all stations in the Capital Region below numerical Canada-wide Standard. In addition to the full report, an overview of the response is available for download at the Capital Region Cumulative Effects Management page on the AESRD website. Read more »

Posted January 29, 2015 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

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

Phasing-Out Alberta Coal Power — A Panel Discussion

Jan 16 2014 - 12:00pm

Phasing-Out Alberta Coal-Power Event Poster

A Panel Discussion

  • Joe Anglin, MLA, Wildrose
  • Hon. Donna Kennedy-Glans, MLA, Associate Minister of Electricity & Renewable Energy
  • Rachel Notley, MLA, NDP
  • David Swann, MLA, Liberal

Free Event. All Welcome!

Location

Room 1 490
Edmonton Clinic Health Academy (University of Alberta)
Edmonton, AB

Posted January 10, 2014 by AEN

AEN Fall Meetings 2013

You are invited to attend the 2013 Alberta Environmental Network Fall Meetings. This gathering is a great opportunity for ENGOs to get together, connect, and collaborate on strengthening the environmental movement in Alberta. Read more »

Location

Bennett Centre
9703 94 Street NW
Edmonton, AB

Posted October 22, 2013 by AEN

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