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The Path to Energy Independence: Reducing Our Footprint & Utility Bills

To register: http://www.solaralberta.ca
For information: 780.439.5608 / Reg. Fee: $250.00
Class runs Sept. 1 - Oct. 20 Tuesdays (6:30 - 9:30 p.m.)
Grant MacEwan College City Centre Campus Room 5-158

The Solar Energy Society of Canada and Grant MacEwan College present an expanded eight-week evening class focusing on Energy Efficiency; Solar Electricity; Solar Hot Water; Passive Solar Design, Non-toxic building and Green Transportation. Read more »

Posted August 25, 2009 by Anonymous

Devonian Botanic Garden Green Festival

Jul 19 2009 - 11:00am - 5:00pm

Go Green at the Devonian Botanic Garden!

Come out for a day of fun while learning great ways to be environmentally sustainable! The Green Festival will include eco-business displays, sustainable living lectures, childrens' crafts from common household reuseables, family activities, tours of the Garden's famous indoor Butterfly House and Kurimoto Japanese Garden, and door prizes. Read more »

Location

Devonian Botanic Garden
AB

Posted July 9, 2009 by Anonymous

Film Screening — Operation Imani: Ideas for Sustainable African Development

Jul 16 2009 - 7:15pm

Calgary premiere of a new documentary, Operation Imani: Ideas for Sustainable African Development, followed by presentation and Q & A with filmmaker Greg John

Tickets: $10 at the door

For more information: www.operationimani.com or email operationimani [at] gmail [dot] com. Read more »

Location

Plaza Theatre
1133 Kensington Road NW
Calgary, AB

Posted July 9, 2009 by Anonymous

Seminar: Ecosystem-based Conservation Planning with Herb Hammond

Apr 8 2009 - 9:00am

Ecosystem-based Conservation Planning to maintain ecological integrity in the boreal forest

Presented by the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society and the Environmental Research & Studies Centre

Abstract

Maintaining ecological integrity requires maintaining the natural assemblages of species and ecological processes across the range of spatial and temporal scales. Natural reflects pre-industrial ecological conditions, and includes Indigenous management systems. Ecosystem-based conservation planning defines ecological limits, which are a practical application of the precautionary principle. Ecological limits constitute thresholds past which perturbations from human activities are outside of the range of natural variability. Exceeding ecological limits results in fundamental change to ecosystems, not fluctuations within ecosystem composition, structure, and function as those caused by natural disturbances. Ecological limits are defined for both physical and biological parameters. Read more »

Location

M-137, Biological Sciences Building
University of Alberta
Edmonton, AB

Posted March 31, 2009 by Anonymous

Pathways 2 Sustainability

May 20 2009 - 5:00pm - May 22 2009 - 5:00pm

Experience - Connect - Create

Registrations Open!

From May 20th to May 22nd, 2009, you are invited to join with Albertans from all corners of the province for a lively, interactive conference that will give you hands-on experience with municipal sustainability planning. Read more »

Location

Cochrane RancheHouse
101 RancheHouse Road
Cochrane, AB

Posted March 24, 2009 by Anonymous

Sustainable Book Discussion: Jane Jacobs' Dark Age Ahead

Feb 11 2009 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Sustainable Book Discussion at the Calgary Public Library

Looking for a chance to chat about trends and issues in Calgary these days?
Consider joining the Sustainable Book discussion at the Calgary Public Library.

The Book this month is Jane Jacobs. Dark Age Ahead. (2005) Read more »

Location

4th Floor North Meeting Room, W.R. Castell Central Library
616 Macleod Trail SE
Calgary, AB

Posted February 2, 2009 by Anonymous

YEP Event: Canadian Sustainability Challenges with Dr. Bob Page

Feb 11 2009 - 6:00pm

Dr. Bob Page, Chairman of the Board NRTEE, will be addressing sustainability challenges facing Canada and the current state of climate policy in Canada.

Dr. Page has 25 years of experience as the U fo C TransAlta Corporation Professor of Environmental Management and Sustainability. He worked as vice-president of sustainable development for TransAlta for 10 years on carbon offset projects and market-based trading to help reduce the company's greenhouse gas emissions.  Read more »

Location

Ceili's Irish Pub
803 8 Avenue SW
Calgary, AB

Posted January 29, 2009 by Anonymous

Edmonton-Based Collaborative Sustainability Blog

The King's University College in Edmonton recently launched a collaborative sustainability blog called "The King's Green Pad" at http://kingsgreenpad.ca. We invite our community to think with us through comments and dialog about environmental, social and economic sustainability here in Edmonton.

Michael P. Ferber
Assistant Professor of Geography/Director of Environmental Studies

Posted January 13, 2009 by Anonymous

Thoughtful Tuesday Documentary: "Buyer Be Fair"

Dec 16 2008 - 7:00pm

Presented by Steeps Tea Lounge & Earth's General Store

James Spurlock/Rob VanAlkemade. 90 minutes. 2007.
http://www.buyerbefair.org

A documentary that explores how conscious consumers and businesses can use the market to promote social justice and environmental sustainability through product labelling. Read more »

Location

Steeps Tea Lounge College Plaza
11116 82 Avenue NW
Edmonton, AB

Posted November 28, 2008 by Anonymous

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