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EcoCity Edmonton: Community Sustainability Grant Learning Session

Feb 10 2016 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Feb 10 2016 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

From the City of Edmonton website:

We are partnering with Alberta Ecotrust to deliver environmental grants to help support energy literate citizens with energy conserving lifestyles and a strong shift to active and public transportation.

We believe these grants, available to non-profits, community leagues, schools and charities, will engage Edmontonians to work on these challenges and provide them with support to collaborate and to create positive environmental change in their own backyards.

The focus will be on community projects that help to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Examples of neighbourhood projects include:

  • Walking school bus
  • Installation of solar panels on a community facility
  • Tool-lending library

You must attend one of the learning sessions to apply for the grants.

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Location

City of Edmonton Knowledge Centre, 2nd Floor HSBC Building
10250 101 Street NW (attached to the City Centre Mall West)
Edmonton, AB

Posted February 4, 2016 by AEN

Major Project Grants

Deadline: 
29 Feb 2016 (All day)

From the Alberta Ecotrust website:

The online application portal for Major Projects is now open. Please review the guidelines and criteria before applying.

The heart of Alberta Ecotrust’s work is supporting the people and projects that effectively address Alberta’s most pressing environmental issues. We accomplish this primarily by investing Alberta environmental non-governmental organizations to more effectively deliver programs, projects, and results that advance their environmental missions within our issue priorities.

Major Grants

This program is designed to support more comprehensive projects that have the potential to result in substantial environmental benefit. The application process is more comprehensive and will be undertaken in two parts. These projects must be completed within a year. Maximum grant is $30,000.

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Posted February 2, 2016 by AEN

Pembina reacts to federal climate test principles

27 Jan 2016

OTTAWA — Erin Flanagan, federal policy director at the Pembina Institute, made the following statement in response to additional review principles for fossil fuel projects unveiled by Minister McKenna and Minister Carr today:

“We welcome the five principles unveiled today by the federal government to address deficiencies in the existing review process for fossil fuel projects. These principles demonstrate that Ottawa is committed to improving the ways in which fossil fuel infrastructure is evaluated. The requirement to consider direct and upstream carbon pollution in regulatory reviews acknowledges a long-standing deficiency in Canada’s regulatory framework for fossil fuel projects.

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Posted January 28, 2016 by AEN

Next Up Climate Leadership Program

Jan 24 2016 - 11:00pm

The Climate Leadership Program is intended to engage keen citizens in leadership training to explore and drive low carbon activities in their workplaces and communities. It is a 5 weekend intensive program for folks 25 and older. It is to develop climate leadership in sectors outside of the traditional climate movement.   Read more »

Posted January 18, 2016 by AEN

The Right To Be Cold: Human rights and our changing climate

Jan 27 2016 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

The Right To Be Cold BannerClimate change is transforming the Arctic and creating a massive challenge for meeting the new Sustainable Development Goals. Those living in the Arctic face the most extreme consequences of globalization and of climate change. Read more »

Location

Ledcor Theatre, Art Gallery of Alberta
2 Churchill Square
Edmonton, AB

Posted January 18, 2016 by AEN

The Right To Be Cold: Human rights and our changing climate

Jan 27 2016 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

The Right To Be Cold BannerClimate change is transforming the Arctic and creating a massive challenge for meeting the new Sustainable Development Goals. Those living in the Arctic face the most extreme consequences of globalization and of climate change. Read more »

Location

Centennial Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies (CCIS) Room 1-430
University of Alberta
Edmonton, AB T6G 2E9

Posted January 18, 2016 by AEN

Change is in the Air: from Climate Chaos to Climate Justice

Jan 20 2016 (All day) - Jan 21 2016 (All day)

Change is in the Air Poster

The King’s University invites you to its Winter 2016 Interdisciplinary Studies Conference

CHANGE IS IN THE AIR – in more ways than one. On one hand, the climate is changing. Overwhelming scientific consensus confirms the reality of climate change and warns of the threat it poses to the planet and its human and non-human inhabitants. These warnings have prompted urgent appeals, not simply for changes in action and policy, but also deeper changes in how we think about and imagine our relationship to the creation itself. But change is in the air in other ways too – as vulnerable communities respond to the challenge of global warming, as our reliance on the carbon economy is being questioned, and as political leaders try to hammer out a global climate agreement, change is inevitable. Read more »

Location

The King's University
9125 50 Street NW
Edmonton, AB T6B 2H3

Posted January 18, 2016 by AEN

Poll confirms Albertans understand benefits of early coal phase-out

Phase-out will result in new investment, improved well-being and significant savings for health care system

13 Jan 2016

CALGARY — Ben Thibault, electricity policy director at the Pembina Institute, made the following statement in response to poll results showing a majority of Albertans agree there is a need for an early coa Read more »

Posted January 14, 2016 by AEN

Pembina reacts to Paris Agreement tabled at COP21

12 Dec 2015

PARIS, FRANCE — Erin Flanagan, federal policy director at the Pembina Institute, made the following statement in response to the global climate change agreement adopted today at COP21:

“The Paris agreement marks an important moment in the global transition to a low-carbon economy. The agreement endeavours to limit temperature rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius, and supports a global emissions peak and decline by mid-century. These commitments underscore a powerful global transition away from high-carbon fossil fuels.

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Posted December 12, 2015 by AEN

Pembina available for comment at Paris climate summit

30 Nov 2015

Paris — Today, 150 Heads of State and Government joined the President of France, His Excellency Mr. François Hollande, in an opening ceremony for the 21st Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.

Four experts from the Pembina Institute will be attending the summit, and are available today and until the summit adjourns on December 11th, to provide commentary on what the conference’s developments mean for climate action in Canada, at the federal and provincial levels.

Our spokespeople include: Read more »

Posted December 2, 2015 by AEN

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