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RePower Alberta Public Launch

May 26 2010 - 7:00pm

Sierra Club Prairie and Greenpeace Canada have launched the Province-wide green tour, ‘RePower Alberta: Building the Green Economy’, and will see leaders in various sectors of the green jobs economy talking about the growing economic and community benefits of moving to a green economy and how to start laying the stepping stones in getting there.

Speakers Include: Read more »

Location

ELTC 1-003
University of Alberta
Edmonton, AB

Posted May 17, 2010 by AEN

RePower Alberta Launches Across the Province

Building the Green Economy

Sierra Club Prairie and Greenpeace Canada have launched the Province-wide green tour, ‘RePower Alberta: Building the Green Economy’, and will see leaders in various sectors of the green jobs economy talking about the growing economic and community benefits of moving to a green economy and how to start laying the stepping stones in getting there.

The tour already has confirmed dates in Peace River, Manning, Fort Saskatchewan, Edmonton, Slave Lake and Red Deer with additional tour dates being planned throughout the summer.

RePower Alberta is calling on the Alberta Government to implement a Green Energy Strategy. After decades of riding the roller-coaster of the fossil fuel sectors’ boom and bust cycles, the time has come for Alberta to forge a new energy path. Renewable energy resources and green just solutions are ready and waiting to meet our increasing energy demands. Read more »

Posted May 17, 2010 by AEN

RePower Alberta: Building the Green Economy

May 20 2010 - 7:30pm

RePower Alberta Green Jobs Presentation

On Thursday, May 20th, Greenpeace and Sierra Club Prairie are teaming up to bring a message of green jobs and a green collar economy to Fort Saskatchewan.

The Alberta tour entitled "Repower Alberta: It's time to build the green economy" will see a panel of presenters talking about the growing economic and community benefits of moving to a green economy and start laying the stepping stones for how to get there. Read more »

Location

Fort Saskatchewan Library
10011 102 Street
Fort Saskatchewan, AB

Posted May 13, 2010 by AEN

Approaching Net Zero Energy at the Lowest Possible Cost: A Step-by-Step Path

Apr 14 2010 - 7:00pm

Peter Amerongen, Habitat Studio and Workshop Ltd.

Free presentation and discussion. Free refreshments at 6:30 pm

Getting as close as possible to Net Zero Energy here on the northern prairies can be a daunting and expensive challenge. With our cold weather and long winter nights it requires a careful blend of conservation in all its forms, passive and active solar collection, as well as solar electricity.

Having worked through the obstacles to net zero energy for three successful projects to date Peter Amerongen, of Habitat Studio and Workshop Ltd, has begun to identify a logical series of steps for designing for maximum net energy reduction at the lowest incremental cost. The sequence that he will present will apply as well to net zero ready and near zero projects. Read more »

Location

CN Theatre Rm 5-142
Grant MacEwan University — 105 Street Building (105 Street and 105 Avenue)
Edmonton, AB

Posted April 7, 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

Sustainability for Breakfast: Sustainability for SMEs

Feb 26 2010 - 7:30am - 9:00am
REAP Business Association is on the agenda for the February breakfast.

Thanks to Green City Motors for providing the venue and Community Natural Foods for the coffee and muffins.

Ryan Kloster from Green City Motors, Frank Sarro and Bruce Martin from Community Natural Foods, and Dean Halstead from Calgary Mattress Factory will speak briefly about the importance of sustainability in their business strategy. Read more »

Location

Green City Motors
Unit B, 333 36 Avenue SE
Calgary, AB

Posted February 5, 2010 by Anonymous

Make it Good presents Managing a Responsible Supply Chain

Nov 26 2009 - 1:00pm - 4:30pm

Find out more about what both big and small companies are doing to increase the sustainability of their supply chain and gain competitive advantage at the same time.

Special Guest Panel to include: Read more »

Location

Hotel Alma
169 University Gate NW (west of Rosza Centre, south of Kinesiology building)
Calgary, AB

Posted November 23, 2009 by Anonymous

Green Economy Community Dialogue

Nov 12 2009 - 6:30pm - 9:00pm

Come and join with the for an important Community Dialogue on Green Economic development in Alberta. With guest speakers Satya Das, author of the recent Alberta best-seller "Green Oil" and Ricardo Acuna, Executive Director of the Parkland Institute. What does it mean to move towards a green economy in Alberta? What are the challenges and what do we need to do to get there? Come explore with us as we we seek community solutions to some of these important questions. Read more »

Location

TELUS Center Atrium
University of Alberta (87 Avenue & 111 Street)
Edmonton, AB

Posted November 8, 2009 by Anonymous

U of A Sustainability Awareness Week

Oct 19 2009 (All day) - Oct 23 2009 (All day)

The University of Alberta is committed to instilling sustainability into university life, on our campuses, in our institutions and in the larger community of which we are a part. Accordingly, the University of Alberta's Office of Sustainability is pleased to present - in partnership with the Student's Union, ECOS, Campus Sustainability Coalition, U of A Energy Club, Career and Placement Services (CAPS), the Faculty of Education and the School of Energy and the Environment (SEE) - our annual Sustainability Awareness Week on October 19-23, 2009. Read more »

Location

University of Alberta
Edmonton, AB

Posted October 18, 2009 by Anonymous

4th Annual Earth Charter Summit Celebration

Oct 10 2009 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm

Bring the kids for a free, fun-filled afternoon at Calgary's 4th annual Earth Charter Summit celebration.

There will be activities for the whole family, including music, theatre, and a green market of local products and services.

Evergreen Theatre will perform their new, interactive musical production: “Going to Extremes It’s getting’ hot in here!” Read more »

Location

Eau Claire Market
Calgary, AB

Posted September 24, 2009 by Anonymous

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