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Book Launch - Tar Sands: Dirty Oil and the Future of a Continent by Andrew Nikiforuk

Nov 3 2008 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Parkland Institute is happy to be co-hosting the Edmonton launch of Andrew Nikiforuk's new book entitled Tar Sands: Dirty Oil and the Future of a Continent. Details for the launch event are as follow:

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday, November 3, 2008
ETLC 1-001, University of Alberta (map)
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Engineering Teaching & Learning Complex (ETLC) 1-001
University of Alberta (off 116 Street at 92 Avenue)
Edmonton, AB

Posted October 29, 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

Nuclear Madness with Dr. Helen Caldicott

Oct 8 2008 - 7:00pm
Myer Horowitz Theatre, Student's Union Building, U of A
Free Admission

The single most articulate and passionate advocate of citizen action to remedy the nuclear and environmental crises, Dr. Helen Caldicott has devoted the last 35 years to an international campaign to educate the public about the medical hazards of the nuclear age and the necessary changes in human behavior to stop environmental destruction. Read more »


Myer Horowitz Theatre, Student's Union Building
University of Alberta
Edmonton, AB

Posted September 15, 2008 by Anonymous

Film: "Helen’s War: A Portrait of a Dissident"

Sep 24 2008 - 6:30pm
Stanley A. Milner Library
Free Admission

Film will be introduced with a brief overview of the context of nuclear energy in Alberta, and a short discussion to follow.

Flim Synopsis

Helen’s War: A Portrait of a Dissident
Directed by: Anna Broinowski
(Australia, 2004, 52 min.)

Dr Helen Caldicott, firebrand anti-nuclear campaigner, celebrated author and Nobel Peace Prize nominee, is too alarmed to retire. Read more »


Stanley A. Milner Library
7 Sir Winston Churchill Square NW
Edmonton, AB

Posted September 15, 2008 by Anonymous

Dr. Helen Caldicott in Edmonton

Two Upcoming Events featuring the Acclaimed Anti-Nuclear Activist & Nobel Peace Prize Nominee!

Helen Caldicott - Live!

October 8 - 7:00 pm
Myer Horowitz Theatre, Student's Union Building, U of A
Free Admission Read more »

Posted September 15, 2008 by Anonymous

Sierra Club Panel on Bike Commuting: Mean Streets or Joy Ride?

Oct 1 2008 - 7:00pm

Sierra Club of Canada — Chinook Group

How does Calgary stack up to other cities when it comes to encouraging citizens to ride their bikes to work? What are we doing right? What can we be do better?

That is the topic of a special panel discussion on bike commuting hosted by Sierra Club Canada’s Chinook Group on Wednesday, Oct. 1 at 7 pm at the Calgary Area Outdoor Council (CAOC) building at 1111 Memorial Drive NW on the Bow River pathway (upstairs, entrance at the back). Read more »


Calgary Area Outdoor Council
1111 Memorial Drive NW
Calgary, AB

Posted September 11, 2008 by Anonymous

Sierra Club Chinook Group Update: September 9, 2008

Sierra Club of Canada - Chinook Group


Voting guide to the "Climate Crisis Election"

Sierra Club Canada has unveiled its ranking of the federal parties on what the club is referring to as the “climate crisis election.” The guide is available on Sierra Club Canada’s website: “There is no doubt that the climate crisis will be a pivotal factor in the upcoming federal election,” said Stephen Hazell, executive director of Sierra Club Canada. “Polling consistently reveals that Canadians want Canada to do its fair share to avoid dangerous climate change, and they know we are not doing that now.” Read more »

Posted September 10, 2008 by Anonymous

Volunteer Call-Out: Nuclear Street-Teaming

Aug 15 2008 - 1:00pm

Sierra Club of Canada - Prairie Chapter

Take to the streets to talk to Calgarians one on one about the nuclear industry in Alberta. It will be a great chance to expand the 'keep Alberta nuclear-free' petition and help build the movement refusing the most dangerous industry from taking root in our province.

Meet @ 1 pm for an orientation on tips for speaking with people and talking points to the issues in the park @ the corner of 17th Ave & 7th St SW. Read more »


Park, on the corner of
17th Avenue & 7th Street SW
Calgary, AB

Posted August 14, 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 »


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 »


Eau Claire Market
200 Barclay Parade SW
Calgary, AB

Posted August 5, 2008 by Anonymous

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