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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

CANCELLED: Copenhagen Climate Vigil

Dec 11 2009 - 5:30pm - 6:30pm

Update: The December 11 vigil has decided to amalgamate with the December 12 vigil taking place at the Alberta Legislature from 5:30 - 6:30 pm.

The weekend of Dec 11-13 marks the mid-way point of the climate talks taking place in Copenhagen, Denmark. To mark the occasion people around the world will gather in solemn solidarity with the nations and peoples for whom delay on climate action could mean extinction.  Read more »

Location

Alberta Legislature Grounds
10800 97 Avenue
Edmonton, AB

Posted December 3, 2009 by russ

TckTckTck Vigil For A Real Deal in Copenhagen

Dec 12 2009 - 5:30pm - 6:30pm

This event will be a short, simple, dignified, family-friendly candlelight vigil for the planet on the steps of the magnificently-lit Alberta Legislature. And it could be the most important thing you do for the planet all year. Please share with your friends and family.

This December world leaders are gathering in Copenhagen to forge a new international climate agreement - essentially our global game plan to stop dangerous climate change. But not just any deal is good enough - it has to be a Real Deal: and that means Fair, Ambitious and Binding. Read more »

Location

Alberta Legislature Grounds - Steps
10800 97 Avenue
Edmonton, AB

Posted December 2, 2009 by Anonymous

Book Tour: Wild Alberta at the Crossroads

Calgary authors Robin White and Marian White will be presenting slide shows at Pages Books on Kensington at 7 pm, November 17th and at Pincher Creek public library at 7 pm, November 19th . These are part of their new Alberta bad-news/good-news book-signing tour with their award-winning environmental coffee-table book, Wild Alberta at the Crossroads (see dates below).

This book is unique not only in portraying all six Alberta natural regions from prairie to Canadian Shield, but in taking a critical look at our stewardship of the land and response to global warming. Confronted by unrestrained resource extraction and ensuing climate change, the Whites concluded that celebrating Nature was not enough; we must face up to our environmental problems. Clearly many agreed, for the book sold out and was reprinted this summer. Read more »

Posted November 12, 2009 by Anonymous

WWF-Canada's Oil and Ice Tour: Are we giving up ice for oil?

Nov 6 2009 - 7:00pm

WWF-Canada is proud to host the cross-Canada speaking tour of award-winning authors Andrew Nikiforuk (Tar Sands) and Ed Struzik (The Big Thaw).

Join them on November 6th, at 7:00 pm as they discuss how the melting of Arctic sea ice and the exploitation of the Alberta tar sands are connected, and how they are shaping Canada’s future. WWF aims to stimulate debate among Canadians about the choices and consequences – political, cultural, economic and environmental – involved in how we develop the tar sands and respond to a changing Arctic.

Make your voice heard and join the discussion in your city. Event begins at 7:00 pm. The event is FREE, so please invite your colleagues, friends, family, and networks!

RSVP: events [at] wwfcanada [dot] org or 1-800-26-PANDA.

Location

Education Building Room 179
University of Calgary
Calgary, AB

Posted November 4, 2009 by Anonymous

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