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The Carbon Charter: Moving to Carbon Zero in Ten Years

May 12 2009 - 7:00pm

by Godo Stoyke

Free refreshments at 6:30 pm

Berkeley California is offering “free” solar systems. By 2016 all homes in England must be zero carbon. Buses and trains have no fares in Hasselt, Belgium. All new buildings in Germany are now required to be heated by renewable energy. Read more »

Location

TELUS World of Science — Margaret Zeidler Star Theatre
11211 142 Street
Edmonton, AB

Posted May 11, 2009 by Anonymous

2009 RCEN Annual General Assembly

Jun 12 2009 - 8:30am - Jun 14 2009 - 7:00pm

Join your colleagues in Edmonton for the 2009 RCEN Annual General Assembly!

Program & Registration Information
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The Canadian Environmental Network (RCEN) would like to invite you to attend its 2009 Annual General Assembly (AGA) this June in Edmonton, Alberta. Join over one hundred environmental activists, scientists and engaged citizens from across Canada for this important annual event for grassroots environmental NGOs (ENGOs).

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Location

Robbins Health Learning Centre
Grant MacEwan College
Edmonton, AB

Posted May 2, 2009 by Anonymous

Low Impact Development Criteria Launch & ALIDP AGM

May 13 2009 - 10:30am - 1:00pm

The Alberta Low Impact Development Partnership (ALIDP) invites you to attend our second Annual General Meeting and launch of LID Criteria for Alberta on May 13, 2009 in Red Deer, AB. Members are invited to participate in the AGM & complimentary lunch from 10:30 - 1:00pm at the Holiday Inn 6500 67th Street, Red Deer. We will then open the doors to present the LID Criteria for AB, and invite feedback from all those interested in attending. For more information or to register, please visit www.alidp.org. See you there! Read more »

Location

Holiday Inn
6500 67 Street
Red Deer, AB

Posted April 1, 2009 by Anonymous

Re-Shaping the City — An Interdisciplinary Talk

Mar 2 2009 - 4:30pm - 6:00pm

 

FREE, but registration recommended; Limited Seating.
Register at: crsc [at] ualberta [dot] ca or call 780.492.9957

How Global Building Types are Influencing Urban Form

Overview: internationally acclaimed author on cities and urban form, Anthony King will discuss global trends in architecture and planning and its lessons for local designers, architects, and decision-makers. Dr. King will speak on global building types such as arenas/stadiums, art galleries, airport terminals, retail parks, and internationalized models for downtown housing. Dr. King is Emeritus Professor of Art & Architectural History at Binghamton University in New York, and has done extensive research throughout Europe, China and Asia, and the US. Read more »

Location

Room 2-926 Enterprise Square
10230 Jasper Avenue
Edmonton, AB

Posted February 27, 2009 by Anonymous

Wal-Mart — Evergreen Green Grants

Deadline: 
27 Mar 2009 (All day)

Evergreen Common Grounds is now accepting applications for The Wal-Mart — Evergreen Green Grants Program supporting community environmental restoration projects.

Mark your calendar! The 2009 deadline for the Wal-Mart — Evergreen Green Grants Program is March 27, 2009. Read more »

Posted February 11, 2009 by Anonymous

SESCI Talk: Net Zero 2 — Edmonton's Mill Creek House

Jan 13 2009 - 7:00pm

The Future of Cold Climate Home Construction

by Conrad Nobert

Free presentation and discussion. Free refreshments at 6:30 pm Read more »

Location

TELUS World of Science - Margaret Zeidler Star Theatre
11211 142 Street
Edmonton, AB

Posted January 5, 2009 by Anonymous

YEP Speaker Event: Carbon Busters

Dec 10 2008 - 5:00pm

Young Environmental Professionals — Edmonton

Godo Stoyke and Shantu Mano, Carbon Busters

Come and learn about the first zero carbon village in Canada and its comprehensive strategy to reduce its carbon footprint and ecological impact. The aim of the Village is to: Read more »

Location

Remedy Café
8631 109 Street
Edmonton, AB

Posted December 4, 2008 by Anonymous

SESCI Talk: Carbon Buster's Eco Village

Nov 18 2008 - 7:00pm

Canada's First Zero Carbon Sustainable Community

Godo Stoyke and Shanthu Mano, two internationally renowned sustainability experts will be presenting their latest project planned for right here in Northern Alberta!

With the help of sustainable building & community experts from six countries, and specialists from provincial and municipal departments, Carbon Busters has developed a truly cutting-edge sustainable community design. Some of the features include:

  • 256 zero carbon buildings
  • Solar heating, solar hot water and solar electrical systems
  • Community utility grid-tied wind power
  • Early Childhood to Grade 12 sustainable school
  • Community food production infrastructure
  • Innovative systems for water conservation
  • Community green transportation system

Free presentation and discussion. Free refreshments at 6:30 pm. Childcare available. Read more »

Location

TELUS World of Science - Star Theatre
11211 142 Street NW
Edmonton, AB

Posted November 13, 2008 by Anonymous

Action Alert: Say no to re-zoning of Edmonton’s prime agricultural land!

Nov 12 2008 - 6:45pm

Greater Edmonton Alliance

Come to City Hall for public hearings on Wednesday, November 12th at 6:45pm and let city council know Edmonton wants Food Security for the downtown!

Northeast Edmonton has a unique microclimate and contains the best soils in the province. Presently it is home to a number of market gardens supplying home-grown vegetables and fruits to Edmonton’s downtown and beyond. In a world that is increasingly becoming more unstable, it is important that our decision makers look out for our community health and our security. Paving over some of our best agricultural land for unfettered industrial developments is not smart for sustainable community development.

Even though the current Municipal Development Plan speaks to issues of water, energy, transportation and even disaster management, it does not explicitly speak to concerns around food security. We need to demonstrate to city council that local food production, food security and local healthy food are issues that need to be considered! Read more »

Location

City Hall Council Chambers
1 Sir Winston Churchill Square
Edmonton, AB

Posted November 10, 2008 by Anonymous

Riverdale NetZero Energy House Tours

Edmonton’s first two net zero energy homes

Self-Guided Open Houses

Most Saturdays, 1pm to 4pm

9926 87 Street in the Riverdale neighbourhood (from Jasper Avenue, go south on 95 Street and follow the road next to the river valley for 1 km)

What is it 

  • two beautiful new houses that generate all their own heat and electricity for space heating, hot water, lighting and appliances over the year
  • one of 12 homes in CMHC’s world-class EQuilibrium Sustainable Housing Initiative, www.cmhc.ca
  • EQuilibrium houses are helping Canada’s home building industry meet peoples’ concerns with environmental damage, energy security and utility costs.
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Posted November 6, 2008 by Anonymous

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