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H2Oil Interactive Panel

Oct 1 2009 - 6:30pm

This year the Edmonton Film Fest will be featuring the film H2Oil. It is a film that asks: What is more important, water or oil? Will the quest for profit overshadow efforts to protect public health and the environment in Canada's richest province? 

In addition many local organizations will be co-hosting an interactive panel with the director Shannon Walsh,  George Poitras of the Mikisew Cree First Nation, Eriel Deranger of the Rainforest Action Network, MacDonald Stainsby of Oil Sands Truth and Heather Milton Lightning of the Indigenous Environmental Network. Read more »

Location

Telus Centre Room 150
University of Alberta
Edmonton, AB

Posted September 24, 2009 by Anonymous

Alberta government urged to stand fast on grizzly hunt suspension

26 Aug 2009

Alberta environmentalists (including Alberta Wilderness Associatiion, Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society, Sierra Club Canada and UTSB Research) are hoping that the Alberta government will resist concerted lobbying efforts to introduce a spring grizzly bear hunt. Rather the government should heed the advice of its own scientists, who have consistently emphasized that such a hunt would not be sustainable. Read more »

Posted September 1, 2009 by Anonymous

SC Chinook Group Meeting: Regional Municipal Sustainability Initiatives

Sep 9 2009 - 7:00pm

After our regular summer meeting hiatus, and a number of great summer events and outings, Sierra Club Chinook Group is back this fall with another exciting meeting line-up.  NOTE: September's meeting has been bumped to Wednesday, Sept. 9 at 7 pm (1 week later than normal) due to a late Labour Day holiday this year. Read more »

Location

Calgary Area Outdoor Council
1111 Memorial Drive NW
Calgary, AB

Posted August 11, 2009 by Anonymous

'Ride the Road' Tour

Aug 23 2009 - 12:00pm

Take
To The Streets on August 23!

Ever wonder what it would be like to ride your bike on the streets of
Calgary without fearing for your safety from vehicle traffic? For the
first time ever, the streets of Calgary will come alive with the hum of
bicycle wheels on the morning of Sunday, Aug. 23 as all cyclists are
invited to take part in a leisurely (or fast-paced) on-street,
closed-road ride through the inner city to raise awareness about the
advantages of pedal powered transportation. Read more »

Posted August 11, 2009 by Anonymous

Hiroshima Day

Aug 6 2009 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Bring the kids and join The Wilderness Committee, Nuclear Free Alberta, the Sierra Club and 1000 origami Cranes at Edmonton City Hall to commemorate the dropping of an atomic bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

Two books will be read; Sadako by Eleanor Coerr to explain the significance of the paper cranes and Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who (which mentions the bombing of Hiroshima) to tell kids that their voice needs to be heard.

The event will also urge City Council to make Edmonton a Nuclear Free Zone.

Location

City Hall
Edmonton, AB

Posted August 5, 2009 by Anonymous

Sierra Club Monthly Meeting: Plastic Bag Campaign & Alderman John Mar

May 6 2009 - 7:00pm

Ald. John Mar on plastic bags at next monthly meeting

Topic: Our next monthly meeting will be held Wednesday May 6th, and will feature Alderman John Mar and the Sierra Club's own Plastic Bag Campaign team, to talk about reducing the use of single-use plastic bags in our city. We will be showcasing other plastic bag initiatives around the world, and talking about the drastic effects littered plastic has on the environment, both local and global. Read more »

Location

Calgary Area Outdoor Council
1111 Memorial Drive NW
Calgary, AB

Posted May 2, 2009 by Anonymous

Environmental groups and AFL release groundbreaking Green Jobs Report

Outlines a strategy to create tens of thousands of green jobs now, 100,000 of thousands long term

22 Apr 2009

Edmonton, Canada — Alberta can create more than 200,000 green jobs and build a strong economic future, according to a groundbreaking report on green jobs released by two prominent environmental groups and the Alberta Federation of Labour. Read more »

Posted April 22, 2009 by Anonymous

Advisory: Will Alberta’s Plan for Parks include Albertans’ priorities?

18 Apr 2009

Monday, April 20th, 2009, at 9:30 am in Calgary, the Honourable Cindy Ady, Minister of Tourism, Parks and Recreation will be announcing the Alberta Government’s new policy for the province’s protected areas and parks – Alberta’s Plan for Parks.

It will set the direction for all of Alberta’s protected areas and parks for the next 10 years, including: Read more »

Posted April 20, 2009 by Anonymous

Budget Ignores Albertans' #1 Priority for Parks

A harbinger of imminent Parks Policy?
14 Apr 2009

Edmonton — Albertans' number one priority for investment related to parks and recreation makes no ap­pearance in last week's provincial budget. That is why conservation groups are looking to the govern­ment's soon-to-be released new parks policy - Alberta's Plan for Parks - to address this major short­coming. This top priority is conspicuously absent from the provincial budget. Read more »

Posted April 16, 2009 by Anonymous

YEP Calgary Speaker Event: Action Grizzly Bear

Apr 8 2009 - 6:00pm

Carl Morrison, through the Sierra Club of Canada, will present on the Action Grizzly Bear Campaign.

Sierra Club of Canada, in collaboration with several other lead conservation organizations, has launched Action Grizzly Bear (AGB), a campaign that focuses on advocating for grizzly bear recovery in Alberta. We realize that political commitment is a critical element for the recovery of any Threatened or Endangered species. Through public mobilization AGB looks to foster that political will. Read more »

Location

Ceili's Irish Pub
803 8 Avenue SW
Calgary, AB

Posted March 31, 2009 by Anonymous

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