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Water & Cities: What can be done to future-proof our water supply?


The Centre for Applied Business Research in Energy and the Environment (CABREE) is proud to present2006 EPCOR Distinguished LectureDr. Peter Droege • Thursday, October 19, 2006 • Calgary, ABWater and CitiesWhat can be done to future-proof our water supply?Fresh Water is the lifeblood of cities and its decline has been recorded on a world wide scaleWith many global metropolitan areas suffering from depleting water resources, water security has become a major concern for many national and urban leaders. The process of evaporating water resources is driven by many factors, one being the development of fossil fuel generation. But the most threatening promises to be accelerating climate change impacts. What can be done to future-proof our cities from a water security point of view? Solutions may lie in integrated water cycle management, distributed micro-watershed management, water right registration and trading and in accomplishing a fundamental urban energy transition to more efficient and renewable models. Read more »

Youth Action on Climate - October 18, 2006

Canadian Youth Climate Coalition, de la Coalition Canadienne des Jeunes pour le Climat

Sign the youth declaration and find out more at
Register your event (even at the planning stage) ASAPjeca [dot] glorbell [at] gmail [dot] com and itstimetoriseup [at] gmail [dot] com

Signez la déclaration jeunesse et apprenez en plus à
Faîtes connaître votre événement dès que possiblejeca [dot] glorbell [at] gmail [dot] com et itstimetoriseup [at] gmail [dot] com Read more »

Posted October 13, 2006 by russ

Global warming gets worse as Alberta ignores issue

David Suzuki Foundation

October 12, 2006

OTTAWA — Alberta needs to realize that ignoring global warming makes it worse; it does not make it disappear, according to a new David Suzuki Foundation study.

“Alberta has the fourth-largest provincial economy, but it’s the number one producer of greenhouse gases, says report author Dale Marshall, a David Suzuki Foundation policy analyst based in Ottawa. “That pollution is mainly from the oil and gas sector, and it’s exploding with the work on the tar sands. Add five new coal-fired power plants, and the outlook is disturbing.” Read more »

Posted October 13, 2006 by russ

Action Alert: Government Inaction on Climate Change, Dominate the Letters Pages

Climate Action Network/Réseau Action Climat Canada

We had a pretty good day yesterday in our efforts to explain the real goal of the Harper government but they definitely did well too with all kinds of headlines about getting tough on polluters. This was their only goal headlines to create the impression of action.

We need a second wave of comment across the country today. We absolutely must dominate the letters pages of newspapers everywhere. Why must present the clear message that there is a con going on and future generations are the victims. Read more »

Posted October 11, 2006 by russ

YEP Calgary presents Johanne Gelinas, Canada's Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development


YEP Calgary is pleased to announce a special speakers event, proudly sponsored by Deloitte & Touche LLP: Johanne Gélinas, Canada’s Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable DevelopmentJohanne Gélinas leads a specialized team within the Office of the Auditor General of Canada (OAG) that audits environmental and sustainable development issues of concern to Canadians by examining the performance of the federal government in meeting its stated commitments in these areas. The Commissioner is independent of government and reports directly to Parliament. Johanne will speak about her career, her role as Commissioner and her experiences as a member of the Auditor General’s office. She will also share the results of the recently published climate change audit and her perspective of what Canada’s next steps should look like. Read more »

Oil Sands Consultations in Edmonton

Sierra Club of Canada — Prairie Chapter

The provincial government is currently conducting public consultations to determine how the people of Alberta want the oil sands to be developed. These consultations are to the multi-stakeholder panel/committee which consists of representatives from industry, government, indigenous peoples, Metis, and environmental non-governmental organizations. They will be held in 7 locations across Alberta (find out when they will be in your community). Read more »

Posted September 18, 2006 by russ

PM Harper wants a 'Made in Canada' plan. This is how to get it!

Climate Action Network/Réseau Action Climat CanadaSierra Club of Canada - Prairie Chapter

September 12, 2006

(Edmonton) The Climate Action Network/Réseau Action Climat Canada (CAN-RAC) is beginning its tour to find out what Canadians want in a Kyoto plan to address the climate crisis. “Climate Action Tour 2006” will present a series of workshops across the country for Canadians of all regions to design a climate action plan. The tour is part of the network’s plan to get Canada back on the Kyoto track and re-emerge as the global good guy Canadians expect it to be. Read more »

Posted September 13, 2006 by russ

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