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Mike Hudema on banning tar sands

Greenpeace Canada Climate and Energy Campaigner Mike Hudema speaks about oil sands on The Mark.

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Posted April 19, 2010 by Anonymous

Materials from Greenhouse Gas Roundup Part II Webinar available for download

If you’re like many Albertans, you’re probably asking yourself some pretty important questions about climate change. The most overdue questions may be about soil not oil. For example:

  • How can agricultural producers participate in the carbon market?
  • Will international climate change agreements influence land use activities?
  • Could more land users be regulated for emissions reduction as seen in the energy sector?

The Environmental Law Centre has made materials from their recent "Greenhouse Gas Roundup Part II: Agriculture Webinar"available for download. You can watch the presentation below, or on YouTube and visit the ELC website to download the slides.

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Posted April 16, 2010 by Anonymous

Webinar: Greenhouse Gas Roundup — Part II: Agriculture

Apr 14 2010 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

If you're like many Albertans, you're probably asking yourself some pretty important questions about climate change.  The most overdue questions may be about soil not oil. For example:

  • How can agricultural producers participate in the carbon market?
  • Will international climate change agreements influence land use activities?
  • Could more land users be regulated for emissions reduction as seen in the energy sector?

Whether you're a producer, a regulated emitter, or just a concerned citizen, you will find value in this second installment of Greenhouse Gas Roundup — a three-part webinar series led by ELC Staff Counsel Adam Driedzic. No legal training is required and there are no dumb questions. Read more »

Posted March 26, 2010 by Anonymous

The City of Edmonton's Earth Hour Celebration

Mar 27 2010 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm

Join the Global Earth Hour Movement: Support Action on Climate Change

Turn off your lights and come celebrate Earth Hour in front of City Hall. The celebration will be a family-friendly event of local entertainers, kids’ activities and free refreshments.

Participate in the countdown to 8:30 p.m. when the City of Edmonton will switch off the lights of City Hall and other downtown buildings.

For more information visit www.edmonton.ca/EarthHour

Register your participation by visiting www.wwf.ca/earthhour

Location

City Hall Plaza
Edmonton, AB

Posted March 26, 2010 by Anonymous

Earth Hour in Calgary

Mar 27 2010 - 8:00pm - 9:30pm

EcoLiving Events and The City of Calgary presents “Earth Hour in Calgary” at Olympic Plaza. Come out and show that Calgary supports this global initiative.  Activities start at 8:00pm and conclude at 9:30pm. Particpate in our countdown, listen to local musicians, discuss climate change solutions and have some hot chocolate heated by the solar power.

Registration is not required but comments are encouraged on either the EcoLiving or Footprint Facebook Site.

Location

Olympic Plaza
Calgary, AB

Posted March 16, 2010 by Anonymous

Free Seminar: Living the Green Life

Mar 28 2010 - 1:30pm - 5:30pm

Healthier People! Healthier Communities! Healthier Planet!

At the Copenhagen Conference, policymakers and scientists could not agree on taking a strong direction to halt global warming, so we the people of Canada must lead the way in saving our planet. Join us for this event to celebrate the innovative and collaborative thinking of like minds. Together we can create a healthy planet for today’s children and all future generations. Read more »

Location

Education Block Theatre EDC 179
University of Calgary
Calgary, AB

Posted March 16, 2010 by Anonymous

Transition Towns Training

Apr 16 2010 - 9:00am - Apr 17 2010 - 5:00pm

What are Transition Towns?

Transition Towns (TT) are communities that seek out methods for reducing energy usage as well as increasing their own self reliance in positive response to climate change and ever-escalating prices in fossil fuels. They’re places that are more economically independent, ecologically sound, and socially connected. As a globally-connected marketplace, we are coming to realize that unbridled growth is not sustainable, and that reliance on imports from afar may become an impossibility within just a few years.

Location

Cafeteria Board Room (1007A)
Red Deer College
Red Deer, AB

Posted March 16, 2010 by Anonymous

Webinar: Greenhouse Gas Roundup

Feb 10 2010 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

If you’re like many Albertans, you’re probably asking yourself some pretty important questions about greenhouse gas and climate change.

  • What will Copenhagen mean?
  • Why is cap and trade controversial?
  • What are other places doing to address climate change through law and policy?

Or, maybe you’re not even sure which questions to ask. Whatever the case, let the Environmental Law Centre (ELC) get you started. Read more »

Posted January 26, 2010 by Anonymous

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

Weak Canadian position at Copenhagen just one symptom of flawed business model in energy sector

4 Dec 2009

Edmonton— Canada’s inability to play a leadership role at international climate change negotiations is just one of many negative consequences of an energy sector that is dominated by large for-profit corporations, and we need to begin exploring alternate business models for the industry.  This is a key message of a new discussion paper released today by Alberta’s Parkland Institute in conjunction with the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives. Read more »

Posted December 7, 2009 by Anonymous

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