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“In Situ” Oil Sands Extracton: Impacts on Wild Lands and Groundwater

Oct 2 2008 - 7:00pm

Alberta Wilderness Association

With Wallace King & Carolyn Campbell

Learn about below-ground oil sands development and the potential for contamination of Canada’s largest groundwater aquifer.

Wallace King is a professional geologist in the oil and gas sector, and geological and environmental advisor to the Métis Nation of Alberta, Region One. Carolyn Campbell is a conservation specialist with Alberta Wilderness Association. Read more »

Location

Strathcona Public Library
8331 104 Street
Edmonton, AB

Posted September 30, 2008 by Anonymous

Arusha Action Film #27 — "To the Tar Sands"

Sep 21 2008 - 12:00pm

Arusha is partnering with the The Calgary International Film Festival for the Arusha Action Film #27 — "To the Tar Sands"

We have a limited number of tickets available for Calgary Dollars (tickets are C$ 12 each), call the office to purchase tickets at 403-270-8002

http://films.arusha.org
http://www.tothetarsandsfilm.ca

*The Plaza Theatre takes 100% C$ at box office for all of their regular films!

Location

Plaza Theatre
1133 Kensington Road NW
Calgary, AB

Posted September 17, 2008 by Anonymous

Oil Sands Industry Blocks New Wetland Protection Rules

For immediate release – September 16, 2008

Alberta Wilderness AssociationPembina InstituteSierra Club of Canada (Prairie Chapter)Southern Alberta Group for the Environment • South Peace Environment Association • Water Matters

A last-minute withdrawal by the oil sands industry from a negotiated agreement on wetlands has prompted calls from environmental groups that the Government of Alberta not give in to oil industry pressure, but rather deliver on overdue rules to protect and conserve wetlands across Alberta.

Two letters to the Alberta government, sent by the oil sands industry after they withdrew their approval for a broadly supported wetland policy, demonstrate the oil sands industry’s overt effort to pressure the Alberta government.

Alberta Wilderness Association, Pembina Institute, Sierra Club of Canada (Prairie Chapter), Southern Alberta Group for the Environment, South Peace Environment Association and Water Matters are calling on the Government of Alberta to proceed swiftly to implement a landmark wetland policy recommended today by the multi-stakeholder Alberta Water Council (AWC). Read more »

Posted September 16, 2008 by Anonymous

Thoughtful Tuesday Documentary: " Crude Awakening"

Sep 23 2008 - 7:30pm

90 minutes 2006

A painstaking documentary about the frighteningly central role of oil in our lives.

http://www.oilcrashmovie.com

This is part of the "Thoughtful Tuesday" film/documentary series. It will be held on each Tuesday of the week and at Steeps Tea Lounge (space is limited to about 30 people - first come first seated - no reservations). Read more »

Location

Steeps Tea Lounge College Plaza
11116 Whyte Avenue
Edmonton, AB

Posted September 10, 2008 by Anonymous

Documentary screening: "To the Tar Sands"

Sep 18 2008 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Presented by Edmonton Chapter Canadian Youth Climate Coalition & U of A Greenpeace

'To the Tar Sands' is a documentary film by Jodie Martinson. The film follows a group of nineteen young environmentalists as they cycle over 1300 kilometres northbound across Alberta to witness the impacts of Alberta's tar sands boom firsthand. Read more »

Location

Students' Union Building (SUBstage)
University of Alberta
Edmonton, AB

Posted September 10, 2008 by Anonymous

Panel Discussion: Tar Sands 101

Sep 11 2008 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Edmonton Chapter Canadian Youth Climate Coalition & U of A Greenpeace Presents:

Alberta Tar Sands Panel Discussion

Tar Sands 101: What you need to know about Alberta's most destructive project

Come to this informative session and learn all about the Alberta Tar Sands. Water researcher Kevin Timoney will be joined by Barb Collier, industrial heartland resident and third generation farmer, and Mike Hudema, Tar Sands campaigner with Greenpeace, to help you wade through the myriad of issues associated with this development.

Location

Kiva, Education North 2-103
University of Alberta
Edmonton, AB

Posted September 10, 2008 by Anonymous

Tar Sands Action Camp

Sep 19 2008 - 7:00pm - Sep 21 2008 - 7:00pm

Greenpeace and the Council of Canadians are offering a 3-day action camp to help you expand your activist toolbox and to learn about the Alberta Tar Sands.

The 3-day camp will cover a variety of different areas. From informational sessions on the Alberta tar sands, to workshops on topics ranging from non-violent direct action, media, art and activism, campaign planning, climbing and more. Read more »

Location

Outside of Edmonton, AB

Posted September 10, 2008 by Anonymous

Environmental Groups Pull Out of Multi-stakeholder Oil Sands Process

Outline key steps for government to restore credibility to environmental management

18 Aug 2008 Read more »

Posted August 18, 2008 by Anonymous

Planning Session: Return to the Tar Sands Bike Tour Arrival

Aug 14 2008 - 7:00pm

Sierra Club of Canada - Prairie Chapter

On Friday, August 29, Sierra Youth Coalition bikers from across Canada will be arriving to Calgary after having pedalled all the way from the tar sands.

After meeting impacted communities and sharing what they have learned along the way, Calgary will be the final stop.

They deserve a warm welcome and the loudest of microphones for what they will share.

We will be the amplifiers! Read more »

Location

Higher Ground Organic Coffee House
1126 Kensington Road NW
Calgary, AB

Posted August 14, 2008 by Anonymous

An evening under the sTARs in Alberta

Aug 21 2008 - 6:30pm

Sierra Club — Prairie and the Calgarian Youth Climate Coalition

Open to all ages! Free admission!

Learn about the Tar Sands and discover the case for change

Thursday, August 21 in The Eau Claire Market (lobby of the old Imax theatre)

  • 6:30PM: Bring the family! Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax and fun games!
  • 7:30PM: Guest Speakers & Feature film Tar Sands: The Selling of Alberta

Bring your own mug and reusable container for Hot Chocolate, Coffee and Popcorn! Read more »

Location

Eau Claire Market
200 Barclay Parade SW
Calgary, AB

Posted August 5, 2008 by Anonymous

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