Free presentation and discussion. No registration required. Refreshments at 6:30pm
Speaker: Rob Avis, Verge Permaculture
Rob and Michelle Avis have been living with and researching a solar greenhouse in Alberta for the past five years. Designed to meet the northern climate challenges of efficiently capturing heat and light while limiting heat loss and providing adequate ventilation, humidity, pest control and snow shedding; their experiment has provided some successes and a lot of wisdom. Rob will also discuss the ideal cold climate greenhouse including such design improvements as thermal curtains, an air lock entry, a water wicking system and a subterranean heat storage system.Read more »
The People’s Climate March is expected to be the largest demonstration for climate action in history. The march takes place just two days before President Obama and world leaders gather for an emergency Climate Summit at the United Nations. Marchers are demanding leaders go beyond rhetoric and commit to bold action at the summit.
More than 750 organizations around the world are supporting the People’s Climate March. In total, the groups represent roughly 100 million people worldwide.
In Alberta, there are currently events planned for:
Between May 1 and the end of June, the Alberta government plans to auction off 1,700 hectares of land north of Grande Cache to energy development, impacting the ranges of two endangered caribou herds, the Narraway and Redrock-Prairie Creek mountain caribou. On May 28th, 800 of those hectares will be up for auction.
The 15th annual Eco-Solar Home Tour is coming for TWO DAYS on the weekend of May 31 and June 1, 2014. The tour is absolutely free! You don't need to pre-register but you will need to make your own way to the homes. With 13 homes on the tour it is difficult (but not impossible!) to see them all. There will be 6 different homes open Saturday and 7 open on Sunday. The homes will be open Saturday and Sunday afternoon from noon until 4 pm.
You are invited to attend the 2014 Alberta Environmental Network Spring Meetings. This gathering is a great opportunity for ENGOs to get together, connect, and collaborate on strengthening the environmental movement in Alberta. The Annual General Meeting of the Alberta Environmental Network Society will be held in conjunction with the Spring Meetings. Read more »
The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency must decide whether a federal environmental assessment is required for the proposed Heartland Generating Station Project, located in Alberta. To assist in making its decision, the Agency is seeking comments from the public on the project and its potential effects on the environment. Read more »
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