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Calgary Seedy Saturday

Mar 19 2011 - 10:00am - 3:00pm

Calgary Seedy Saturday is part of the worldwide Seedy Saturday/Sunday events that celebrate open-pollinated seeds. In Calgary, the event is coordinated with the support of the Community Garden Resource Network.

Cost: $2 Admission, we accept Calgary Dollars

This family event will have displays by:

  • local seed savers,
  • prairie seed companies,
  • native plant collectors,
  • conservation groups,
  • community gardeners,
  • organic growers; as well as,
  • a seed exchange table,
  • refreshments,
  • presenters, and
  • a kids corner!
  • Read more »

Location

Hillhurst-Sunnyside Community Centre
1320 5 Avenue NW
Calgary, AB

Posted February 10, 2011 by Anonymous

Remodeling for Net Zero

Jan 26 2011 - 7:00pm

A Case Study: An Extreme Makeover for an Existing Edmonton House

An evening presentation by Peter Amerongen, Habitat Studio and Workshop Inc. Read more »

Location

Grant MacEwan University, CN Theatre – Rm 5-142
10700 104 Avenue NW
Edmonton, AB

Posted January 13, 2011 by AEN

Leading the Way - Youth Summit on Sustainable Transportation

May 6 2011 (All day) - May 8 2011 (All day)

Calling youth leaders!

Youth aged 18 - 28 years from Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Yukon and Territories interested in transit and sustainable transportation are invited to apply to be delegates at this unique summit event. 

Delegates will come to learn, share ideas, discuss issues and opportunities 
and explore career paths with peers and industry professionals.

Click here for more about the Leading the Way Youth Summit Read more »

Location

Lister Student Residence and Conference Centre
University of Alberta
Edmonton, AB

Posted January 13, 2011 by AEN

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

Electricity from the Sun - from Dreamer's Paradise to Everyday Use

Jan 13 2011 - 6:30pm - 9:00pm

Presented by:
Gordon Howell, PEng.

Free public presentation and discussion. No registration.

The world of solar energy is changing quickly. The price of solar photovoltaic (PV) electricity continues its march downwards along with staggering world-wide growth. Solar electricity is now becoming affordable for us in our everyday lives. At the same time, we see that the price of electricity is poised to rise even more to pay for new transmission lines and cleaning up our dirty-coal electricity. Read more »

Location

Margaret Parsons Theatre
Red Deer College
Red Deer, AB

Posted December 27, 2010 by Anonymous

Bee Lifecycles: Understanding Pollinators

Jan 8 2011 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

 

Eliese Watson, Founder of A.B.C- Apiaries and Bees for Communities, an educational organization focusing on the development of urban beekeeping and native-bee habitats, will be presenting on the life cycle of bees and understanding the role of pollinators in nature. Read more »

Location

Kerry Wood Nature Centre
6300 45 Avenue
Red Deer, AB

Posted December 27, 2010 by Anonymous

The 2011 Pathways to Sustainability Conference

Feb 23 2011 - 9:00am - Feb 25 2011 - 5:00am

 

Creating a sustainable society is the greatest opportunity and the greatest challenge of our era. Since 2009, the Pathways 2 Sustainability Conference (P2S) has helped form the relationships and capacity for planning and participating in sustainable communities.

Building on P2S 2009’s sustainable communiites theme, P2S is moving forward from planning to community-based action. We are featuring over 40 Showcase Exhibitors, 12 Panelists, and 5 Keynotes on topics such as Community Supported Agriculture, Feed In Tarrifs, Renewable Energy, Community Finance, Food Security, and Sustainable & Resilient Community Planning.
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Location

Red Deer College
Red Deer, AB

Posted December 27, 2010 by Anonymous

Re-imagining Existing Buildings Through Sustainable Retrofits

Nov 24 2010 - 7:00pm

Free presentation and discussion. No registration required. Free refreshments at 6:30 pm + Read more »

Location

CN Theatre Rm 5-142 (105 Street Building)
Grant MacEwan University – City Centre Campus (105 Street and 104 Avenue)
Edmonton, AB

Posted November 9, 2010 by AEN

Resilient Edmonton: Why and How?

Sep 17 2010 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

A conversation with Craig Applegath

  • Is Edmonton a resilient city? Will we be able to cope with any sudden environmental changes or disturbances in the future?
  • How can we build Edmonton's resilience? What are the resiliency threats and opportunities that face our critical systems?

Admission is free. Light refreshments will be served.

Location

The City Room
City Hall
Edmonton, AB

Posted September 3, 2010 by AEN

The Way We Green Panel Discussion

Jun 16 2010 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Eco Experts Debate Edmonton’s Future

Panel discusses options for long-term environmental issues.

What environmental issues are most important for Edmonton? Air pollution or greenhouse gas emissions? Food security or urban sprawl? Biodiversity or oil dependence? Water supply or extreme weather events? What should Edmontonians do to ensure a sustainable city? Read more »

Location

Ledcor Theatre, Art Gallery of Alberta
2 Sir Winston Churchill Square (or live online at www.TheWayWeGreen.ca)
Edmonton, AB

Posted June 14, 2010 by AEN

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