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Social Change to Meet Climate Change

A lecture by Dr. Lynn McDonald Deparment of SociologyUniversity of GuelphOpening remarks by:Dr. Mary GriffithsSenior Policy AnalystThe Pembina InstituteLynn McDonald will address how our political and social (including economic) lives prevent us from dealing adequately with today's climate crisis, to begin the process of altering those institutions to facilitate the required strenuous action. Read more »

Carbon Trading: Solution to Climate Change or Corporate Resource Grab?

As posted to The Green Pages Who: Larry Lohmann, the editor of "Carbon Trading: A Critical Conversation on Climate Change, Privatisation and Power", an exhaustively-documented new book critiquing “carbon trading” is speaking in Calgary. Read more »

Alberta's Greenhouse Gas Regulations: Implications for the Waste Management Sector

Alberta is the first jurisdiction in North America to require industry to reduce its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Proper waste management systems and the implementation of emerging technologies can significantly reduce GHG emissions from waste management related activities, generating valuable GHG credits or offsets for an emerging carbon trading market. Learn about the potential to market GHG credits and the means of doing so. Read more »

Step It Up! Climate Change Rally & Political Panel

Scientists agree that we must significantly reduce our greenhouse gas emissions to prevent serious disruption to our planet's climate. Our approach as a province must be robust and sensible, effective and focused, coordinating government, communities, and citizens to build a vigorous clean energy economy. To achieve this goal, Alberta will require strong and creative leadership. Read more »

Global Day of Climate Action Film Screening — What A Way To Go: Life At The End Of Empire

To commemorate the Dec. 8 Global Day of Action on Climate Change:FILM: What A Way To Go: Life At The End Of EmpireDATE & TIME: Sat., DEC. 8 @ 7PM (* please note new time!)LOCATION: NAKED CYBER CAFE, 10354 Jasper Ave.ADMISSION: Free (donations appreciated to offset production costs) Read more »

Carbon Dioxide Capture and Storage in Alberta's Industrial Heartland

Presentation: Reducing Emissions from Oilsands Upgrading and Industrial Development through CO2 Capture and Storage in Alberta's Industrial Heartland Read more »

Global Day of Climate Action: Climate Funeral

Saturday, December 8th join us on the streets for a climate funeral. The procession will go from Canada Place to the Alberta legislature. There will be a coffin, a minister, songs, taps, and more. Please were black, bring your tears and push our government to give us a future. December 8th11:00 am - 1:00 pmMeet at Canada Place (south side entrance) march to the Alberta Legislature. Read more »

Hot Air: Meeting Canada's Climate Change Challenge

Join Jeffrey Simpson, National Affairs columnist with the Globe and Mail, and find out what we need to do to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in our country.Doors open at 6:30 PM. Space is limited.Call 260-2703 for more information.A presentation of the Calgary Public Library's Environment Matters Series.

Urgent Action Alert: Canada's Illegal Climate Plan

From: Mark Sandilands

The Kyoto Protocol Implementation Act legally requires the government to produce a plan that meets Canada's greenhouse gas emissions targets. Prime Minister Harper hasn't even tried. The federal courts can force the government to comply with the law, but crucial and legally admissible public consultation process ends tomorrow, September 20th, and almost no comments have been received!

Avaaz members are stepping in at the last hour to create a massive public outcry, by faxing open letters to Environment Canada who will have to submit them in court. If there are no comments, the government will claim in court that the public supports its illegal position. We have just 24 hours to make our voice heard - Please sign the letter at the link, below:

Posted September 19, 2007 by Anonymous

Canada West Foundation 2007 Student Essay Contest

The Canada West Foundation is now taking applications for its 2007 student essay contest. The contest, open to students attending a post-secondary institution in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, or Manitoba, will award a $5000 prize to the the author of the best essay answering this question:

Who should have the greatest responsibility for reducing Canada's greenhouse gas emissions: governments, industries or individuals? Read more »

Posted September 5, 2007 by Anonymous

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