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Calgary Environmental Education Tour: Blue Mountain Bio Dynamic Farm

Jul 7 2012 - 9:00am - 2:00pm

Only three days left to purchase tickets for the July 7th The Farm Tour!, presented by Calgary Environmental Education Tours. The Calgary Environmental Education Tours (CEET) is a project developed by the Calgary Folk Festival's Environment Crew and funded by The Arusha Centre's Take Action Grants. Read more »

Location

Calgary Folk Fest Office
414 Memorial Drive NE
Calgary, AB

Posted July 4, 2012 by AEN

ANPC 2012 Workshop: The Value of Native Plants in Urban Landscapes

Apr 21 2012 - 8:30am

The ANPC is having its annual workshop on April 21 in St. Albert.  The theme is the "Value of Native Plants in Urban Landscapes".  Talks include wetland valuation, native plants and green roof construction, parks management, low impact development, conservation planning, and xeriscaping.  We have a great program and more information can be found at www.anpc.ab.ca. Read more »

Location

The Enjoy Centre (101 Riel Drive)
St. Albert, AB

Posted April 16, 2012 by AEN

Premier Redford Sticks to Her Campaign Promise, and Cancels Notorious “Potatogate” Land Sale

19 Oct 2011

Alberta Wilderness Association (AWA) is delighted to congratulate Premier Alison Redford on honouring her campaign commitment to scrap the notorious “Potatogate” public land sale.

A short Government of Alberta news release, October 19, 2011, announced: “Government cancelled the RFP after people expressed concerns that there was no public input into using a Request for Proposals and that there might be an impact on water and on the ranching community.” Read more »

Posted October 19, 2011 by russ

Conservation & Stewardship Tools Workshop

Oct 21 2011 - 9:00am - 4:00pm

There are many communities in Alberta that are striving to protect valued landscapes (wetlands, riparian areas, biodiversity, agricultural lands, etc.), whether urban or rural, community leaders are looking for tools and processes that make this possible. There are areas of high conservation value that have timber leases, grazing leases, and oil leases – the owners of these leases are also looking for tools to help them meet the expectations for stewardship and conservation. Read more »

Location

Cochrane RancheHouse
101 RancheHouse Road
Cochrane, AB T4C 2K8

Posted October 11, 2011 by AEN

Last Dance for Sage-grouse?

Just 13 Male Birds Remain in Alberta, as Recovery Fails

1 Sep 2011

In 2011, just thirteen male greater sage-grouse were counted in Alberta. Without emergency action to protect sage-grouse habitat, the species will die out in Alberta, and the finger of blame will be pointed squarely at provincial and federal governments which have failed to act. Read more »

Posted September 1, 2011 by AEN

Alberta's Native Prairie Sell-Off is Back

31 Aug 2011

On August 30, the Alberta government again placed 16,000 acres of Cypress County native grassland up for sale for conversion to intensive irrigation agricultural use. These are all the same lands that were pulled from an impending secretive sale last November after widespread public criticism. Alberta Wilderness Association (AWA) believes these lands should remain as public native grasslands where well-managed ranching and grassland-dependent wildlife species can co-exist. Read more »

Posted September 1, 2011 by AEN

Fundamentals of Permaculture Workshop

Jun 28 2011 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Jun 30 2011 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Permaculture is a completely solutions-oriented approach to addressing environmental, social and energy-supply problems. Discover your untapped potential for creating immense positive change starting at your back door. We've designed this six hour intensive to provide you with the tools to turn your home into the greenest home on the block - all the while saving money and making a super healthy, beautiful and inspiring environment for family, friends and community. 

Cost: $75.00

Location

The AREA
1119 10 Avenue SE
Calgary, AB

Posted June 2, 2011 by AEN

Impact of the Agriculture Operations Practices Act

Initiative: 
Impact of the Agriculture Operations Practices Act
Deadline: 
20 Apr 2011 - 10:30

Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development (ARD) would like your input on the impact the Agriculture Operations Practices Act (AOPA) has had on you and the industry. ARD is responsible for the maintenance, review, and updates required to ensure that AOPA is meeting its objectives and intent. Read more »

Posted March 24, 2011 by Anonymous

Food Futures Lectures series: Going Local: Putting Ideas Into Practice

Mar 3 2011 - 7:00pm

A Lecture Presented by Jessie Radies & Nettie Wiebe

The cry "Go Local!" is increasingly heard today, with proponents pointing to numerous  benefits to a thriving local food system, including access to nutritious foods, support for local farmers, closer connections between producers and consumers, lower carbon footprint, and reduced dependency on volatile global agricultural markets. But great ideas are not always easily put into practice, and creating a local food system faces multiple challenges, as well as rewards. Hear from two leaders in the Canadian Local Foods Movement about their own experiences working to create sustainable local production and retailing industries here in our own backyard, and join us in discussions about how to deepen our relationships to the food we eat, and the farmers who produce it. Read more »

Location

Room 1 430, Centennial Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies
University of Alberta (Saskatchewan Drive adjacent to Bio Sci Building)
Edmonton, AB

Posted February 25, 2011 by AEN

Solar Seminar: Cultivating Community – The Invermere Community Solar Greenhouse

Feb 23 2011 - 7:00pm

An evening presentation by Bill Swan – Greenman Sustainable Solutions

In response to the growing interest in local food security, healthy food in schools, and the overall sustainability of our agriculture systems, 300 community volunteers in Invermere BC teamed up to build a 300 sq. ft. greenhouse.  It is now producing both food and sustainability programs for school and community audiences.  Bill Swan, Community Greenhouse Project lead, will discuss how the project was developed including the many social, technical and logistical challenges and successes the project team encountered during the design, construction and operation of this successful initiative.  This is part of a three seminar series on solar greenhouses sponsored by Alberta Agriculture. Read more »

Location

CN Theatre – Room 5-142
Grant MacEwan University — City Centre Campus
Edmonton, AB

Posted February 16, 2011 by AEN

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