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Film Screening and Q & A: The Economics of Happiness

Mar 16 2011 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Join us for a special screening of ‘The Economics of Happiness’, a documentary about the worldwide movement for localization. The film will be followed by a Q and A session with Filmmaker Helena Norberg-Hodge (via Skype).

View the film’s trailer

Website: http://www.theeconomicsofhappiness.org/

Location

Petroleum Club
319 5 Avenue SW
Calgary, AB

Posted March 14, 2011 by russ

Alberta's Environment and Economy in the Global Spotlight

Mar 13 2011 - 1:30pm - 4:30pm

Speaker: Sheila Muxlow, Director, Sierra Club Prairie

Invited: Representatives of the Alberta Liberals, Alberta NDP, Alberta Party & Vision 2012 (new Greens)

Where are we now?

What would be different with a progressive government?

What would and could the progressive parties do in government that is different from the Conservatives and Wildrose Alliance?

  • Update on DRP's ChangeAlberta.ca strategy
  • Social hour with live music - fiddle/violin & guitar
  • Beverages and Raffle Prize viewing at 1:15

Co-sponsored by the Alberta Democratic Renewal Project and Sierra Club Prairie

RSVP to Ann at happening [at] drproject [dot] ca

Location

Riverdale Community Hall
9231 100 Avenue NW
Edmonton, AB

Posted March 1, 2011 by AEN

Public Dialogue: The path to a Canadian clean, sustainable energy future

Feb 23 2011 - 7:30pm

Linda Duncan, MP, Edmonton-Strathcona invites you to a Public Dialogue:

Linda has invited three knowledgeable guest speakers to talk about their vision for a clean energy economy. Please join us.

Keynotes

Location

Lobby of the TransAlta Arts Barns
10330 84 Avenue
Edmonton, AB

Posted February 16, 2011 by AEN

ReThink Red Deer Community Cafe

Feb 24 2011 - 6:30pm - 9:00pm

On the evening of February 24th (6:30pm-9pm) the conference doors will open wide to all Albertans.

Inside will be a special gathering; a series of inspiring (and free!) presentations on how local groups and individuals are strengthening their communities. The presentations will be scheduled in an 'open space' format and delivered by the "Pecha Kucha" method of storytelling. We'll gather together and tell the stories that will spread like wildfire! Read more »

Location

Red Deer College
Red Deer, AB

Posted February 10, 2011 by AEN

Red Deer Seedy Sunday

Mar 27 2011 - 11:00am - 5:00pm

Red Deer Seedy Sunday is part of the worldwide Seedy Saturday/Sunday events that celebrate open-pollinated seeds. In Red Deer, the event is citizen-driven; coordinated with the support of Seeds of Diversity Canada, Spruce Lane Organic Farm, Kerry Wood Nature Centre, the Red Deer Garden Club, and The Root Cellar: ecoStore & Apothecary (a project of ReThink Red Deer's Centre for Urban Agriculture). Read more »

Location

Kerry Wood Nature Centre
Red Deer, AB

Posted February 10, 2011 by Anonymous

Level One Urban Beekeeping Course

Jan 29 2011 - 10:00am - Jan 30 2011 - 6:00pm

Location: Pure Earth Organics - #12 - 5579 47th St., Red Deer

Saturday January 29th & 30th, 2011
10:00 am - 6:00 pm (both days)

Apiaries and Bees for Communities (A.B.C.) is pleased to offer a Level One Beekeeping Certificate for hobbiest beekeepers in an urban and rural setting. This 16-hour intensive program will offer everything you need to know to begin beekeeping. Read more »

Posted December 27, 2010 by Anonymous

Electricity from the Sun - from Dreamer's Paradise to Everyday Use

Jan 13 2011 - 6:30pm - 9:00pm

Presented by:
Gordon Howell, PEng.

Free public presentation and discussion. No registration.

The world of solar energy is changing quickly. The price of solar photovoltaic (PV) electricity continues its march downwards along with staggering world-wide growth. Solar electricity is now becoming affordable for us in our everyday lives. At the same time, we see that the price of electricity is poised to rise even more to pay for new transmission lines and cleaning up our dirty-coal electricity. Read more »

Location

Margaret Parsons Theatre
Red Deer College
Red Deer, AB

Posted December 27, 2010 by Anonymous

The 2011 Pathways to Sustainability Conference

Feb 23 2011 - 9:00am - Feb 25 2011 - 5:00am

 

Creating a sustainable society is the greatest opportunity and the greatest challenge of our era. Since 2009, the Pathways 2 Sustainability Conference (P2S) has helped form the relationships and capacity for planning and participating in sustainable communities.

Building on P2S 2009’s sustainable communiites theme, P2S is moving forward from planning to community-based action. We are featuring over 40 Showcase Exhibitors, 12 Panelists, and 5 Keynotes on topics such as Community Supported Agriculture, Feed In Tarrifs, Renewable Energy, Community Finance, Food Security, and Sustainable & Resilient Community Planning.
Read more »

Location

Red Deer College
Red Deer, AB

Posted December 27, 2010 by Anonymous

Has Medicine Hat's Energy Sustainability Policy Left Lethbridge Behind?

Sep 16 2010 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm

Medicine Hat's Energy Sustainability Department is focused on providing its citizens with energy conservation and renewable energy education, incentives and leadership through a variety of "Hat Smart" initiatives. The mission of the department is to help Medicine Hat reduce its reliance on fossil fuels and position itself to thrive in the post carbon economy.  Read more »

Location

Country Kitchen Catering (Lower level of The Keg) -
1715 Mayor Magrath Drive S
Lethbridge, AB

Posted September 13, 2010 by AEN

The New Sustainable Home — Going Beyond Green: Building Holistic, Healthy, Traditional Earth Buildings

Jun 15 2010 - 6:30pm - 9:30pm

Marcus McCabe, director of Hempire Building Materials is an accomplished scientist, plasterer, hemp-lime builder, straw bale builder and Permaculturalist who has been researching experimental building materials since the early nineties. He is going to be in Calgary this month speaking at an information/ Q&A evening for both public and industry interested in sustainable building technologies for both residential and commercial applications. 

$15.00 (Calgary Dollars accepted) Read more »

Location

3rd Floor, Calgary Public Library
616 Macleod Trail SE
Calgary, AB

Posted June 10, 2010 by AEN

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