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Picking up the Pieces: Climate Activism Post-Copenhagen with Elizabeth May

Jan 22 2010 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Join Elizabeth May at the annual Sierra Youth Coalition Conference at the University of Alberta. Elizabeth May will address the topic, "Picking up the pieces: Climate Activism Post-Copenhagen."

Friday evening is open to members of the public for a charge of $10. Read more »

Location

Natural Resources Engineering Facility - Room 1001
University of Alberta Campus
Edmonton, AB

Posted January 21, 2010 by Anonymous

Got Thirst? Will Alberta's new water policy leave you high and dry?

Jan 19 2010 - 7:00pm

Alberta is on the brink of a serious water crisis and the provincial government is developing new policies to manage this precious resource, which will become scarcer in the future. Most residents of Alberta will be directly impacted by new water legislation as it is a resource that provides us with everything from lush ecosystems to fertile farmland and flourishing communities.

The speaker will discuss Alberta's water, including a critical look at the First in Time, Read more »

Location

Medicine Hat Library (Theatre)
414 1 Street SE
Medicine Hat, AB

Posted January 15, 2010 by Anonymous

SACPA Special Session: Got Thirst? Will Alberta's new water policy leave you high and dry?

Jan 18 2010 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Alberta is on the brink of a serious water crisis and the provincial government is developing new policies to manage this precious resource, which will become scarcer in the future. Most residents of Alberta will be directly impacted by new water legislation as it is a resource that provides us with everything from lush ecosystems to fertile farmland and flourishing communities.

The speaker will discuss Alberta's water, including a critical look at the First in Time, Read more »

Location

Lethbridge Public Library (Community Room)
810 5 Avenue S
Lethbridge, AB

Posted January 15, 2010 by Anonymous

Annual Sierra Youth Coalition (SYC) Conference

Jan 22 2010 (All day) - Jan 24 2010 (All day)

Rationale for the Conference

The Sierra Youth Coalition (SYC) is the youth arm of the Sierra Club working towards local sustainability. This is hugely beneficial because geographical areas face similar issues locally and work together as a network of individuals (environmentalists) and collectives (organizations). The goal of this conference is to educate all interested students from Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia and provide them with tangible skills and opportunities to get involved in the green movement. Ultimately this conference provides the means to develop the knowledge and ability to work towards a more sustainable future. Please join us for a fun-filled weekend including very interesting workshops and seminars. This is a great opportunity to meet and network with students interested in similar issues as yourself!

Hosted by the Students' Union's ECOS

Fees: $30 before Jan 5th, 2010, $50 for non-SYC members after Jan 5th

Info & Registration: http://thinksustainability.ca/
Contact: syc [dot] matei [at] gmail [dot] com Read more »

Location

University of Alberta
Edmonton, AB

Posted January 4, 2010 by Anonymous

Sierra Club Chinook Group Monthly Meeting: Satya Das & 2010 Membership Drive kick-off

Jan 6 2010 - 7:00pm

2010 Membership Drive kick-off, free Wine and Cheese, and Read more »

Location

Calgary Area Outdoor Council
1111 Memorial Drive NW
Calgary, AB

Posted December 28, 2009 by Anonymous

Woodland Caribou herds declining toward extinction in Alberta

Provincial recovery plan for caribou authorizes more logging, and oil and gas development in Alberta’s foothills caribou forests
25 Nov 2009

Rural and provincial conservation groups today distributed copies of a new provincial government recovery plan for Alberta’s endangered woodland caribou. The ‘Action Plan for West-Central Alberta Caribou Recovery’ authorizes ongoing logging and oil and gas development in the caribou home ranges north of Hinton and Grande Cache. The groups also displayed more than two dozen Alberta government and science reports, consultations and recovery plans for caribou released since the late 1970’s, showing industrial impacts on forests and wildlife as the root cause of caribou decline.

The groups highlighted the fact that the government did not act on the previous plans written since the 1970’s, while at the same time Alberta’s caribou population has declined by almost two-thirds, from a high of an estimated population of 7,000 - 9,000 in the 1960’s to an estimated 3,000 today. Last year, a Canada-wide scientific review found that Alberta’s herds of woodland caribou were the most in danger of extinction among all provinces. Logging and oil and gas allocations increased rapidly during the 1980’s and 1990’s and now blanket Alberta forests. Read more »

Posted November 26, 2009 by Anonymous

Federal Government Failing to Protect Fresh Water for Tens of Thousands of Canadians in Alberta and Northwest Territories

Canada Not Implementing Numerous Legal Obligations That Protect Fresh Water in Oil Sands
23 Nov 2009

Ottawa and Calgary — The federal government is failing to enforce and implement numerous laws that are in place to protect the water — in many cases the drinking water — for tens of thousands of Canadians who live near oil sands operations. According to a new report released today, this failure affects people who live in Fort Chipewyan, Fort Smith, Fort MacKay and also in Yellowknife. Read more »

Posted November 23, 2009 by Anonymous

Green Economy Community Dialogue

Nov 12 2009 - 6:30pm - 9:00pm

Come and join with the for an important Community Dialogue on Green Economic development in Alberta. With guest speakers Satya Das, author of the recent Alberta best-seller "Green Oil" and Ricardo Acuna, Executive Director of the Parkland Institute. What does it mean to move towards a green economy in Alberta? What are the challenges and what do we need to do to get there? Come explore with us as we we seek community solutions to some of these important questions. Read more »

Location

TELUS Center Atrium
University of Alberta (87 Avenue & 111 Street)
Edmonton, AB

Posted November 8, 2009 by Anonymous

Sierra Club Chinook Group Meeting: Updates from two Calgary campaigns: Coalition for a Healthy Calgary & CivicCamp

Nov 4 2009 - 7:00pm

We will hear from two local organizations that have been busy lobbying city hall and making headlines on two issues: pesticides and the growth of our city.  We will hear from Coalition for a Healthy Calgary (CHC) on the recent happenings of Calgary’s first Pesticide Bylaw, and what we can do to support it, and we will also be hearing from members of CivicCamp, who will be talking about their work around The Calgary Plan-IT and their recent CivicCamp 2.0 workshop. Read more »

Location

Calgary Area Outdoor Council
1111 Memorial Drive NW
Calgary, AB

Posted October 23, 2009 by Anonymous

Sierra Club Chinook Group Meeting: Climate Change & the lead up to Copenhagen

Oct 7 2009 - 7:00pm

Panel Discussion on Climate Change and the Lead up to the Copenhagen Discussions this fall.

For our October meeting, we have another Panel Discussion, this one on Climate Change and the lead up to Copenhagen 2009 (COP 15), the United Nations Climate Conference, in December. For this discussion we will be joined by three of Calgary’s leaders in the climate discussion: Read more »

Location

Calgary Area Outdoor Council
1111 Memorial Drive NW
Calgary, AB

Posted October 7, 2009 by Anonymous

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