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Council of Canadians Edmonton Chapter Activist Picnic

Jun 25 2017 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

You are cordially invited to attend a picnic to celebrate the work of the Council of Canadians Edmonton Chapter and to help us to make a difference in 2017.

Last year, our main theme was Climate Change, attracting well-known climate advocates such as Andrew Nikiforuk in public forums. The majority of nations are acknowledging the effects of Climate Change; local awareness and action may be critical. Meanwhile, other environmental issues become more pronounced, as toxic chemicals become increasingly dangerous and water shortages, drought and pollution are exacerbated.  Read more »

Location

Site 6
Victoria Park (1st right turn past Glenora Club west on River Valley Rd.)
Edmonton, AB

Posted June 22, 2017 by AEN

Report: Cosmetic Pesticides – Provincial Policies & Municipal Bylaws: Lessons Learned & Best Practices

From the media release:

The Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment (CAPE) released a new report that documents the dismal state of affairs when it comes to protecting Canadian children from cosmetic pesticides used on lawns and gardens.

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Posted August 31, 2016 by AEN

Ban Chlorpyrifos Presentation

Apr 1 2016 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Sheryl McCumsey, co-ordinator for Pesticide Free Edmonton, will be giving a presentation about the harmful effects of the pesticide Chlorpyrifos.

This pesticide is used throughout and around our city. The presentation will include how this is not being properly evaluated by Health Canada and what we can do about it. Edmonton remains the last municipality in Canada to use this for mosquito larvae. The event will take place at the University of Alberta Education Building South room 122. Read more »

Location

Room 122
Education Centre South, University of Alberta
Edmonton, AB

Posted March 30, 2016 by AEN

Action Alert: Stop the Use of Chlorpyrifos (Dursban) for Mosquitoes by the City of Edmonton

Pesticide Free Alberta is asking for your help to ask that the City of Edmonton stop spraying Chlorpyrifos for mosquitoes. To make this request, you can:

  • Call 311 — make the request, and ask for a file #; or
  • Send a quick e-mail to your councillor and the mayor. Could you also forward this request to Linda Duncan, Member of Parliament for Edmonton-Strathcona (linda [dot] duncan [dot] c1 [at] parl [dot] gc [dot] ca)?

THEN, forward this Action Alert to five friends, and ask them to do the same? Why? Read on. Read more »

Posted February 18, 2016 by AEN

Protect the Pollinators Tour

The Sierra Club's "Protect the Pollinator" Tour rolls into Alberta, hitting Calgary on March 23, and Edmonton on March 24.

Posted March 23, 2015 by AEN

Protect the Pollinators Tour

Mar 24 2015 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

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Location

Lecture Hall L116, King's University
9125 50 Street NW
Edmonton, AB

Posted March 23, 2015 by AEN

Protect the Pollinators Tour

Mar 23 2015 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

It might still feel like winter, but spring is fast approaching, and preparations are well underway for Sierra Club Canada Foundation’s Protect the Pollinators cross-country tour, sponsored by Simpatico Song and Script. Read more »

Location

Alberta Wilderness Association
455 12 Street NW
Calgary, AB

Posted March 23, 2015 by AEN

Healthy Calgary Spooky Pesticide Roundup

Nov 3 2012 (All day)

 

Drop off your scary chemicals to household hazardous waste depots and landfill sites in Calgary, Saturday November 3, 2012.

http://www.calgary.ca/CS/IIS/Documents/emaps/household_chemical_dropoff_locations.pdf

Fire Stations: Read more »

Location

Calgary, AB

Posted October 18, 2012 by AEN

Healthy Calgary Pesticide Roundup

Apr 22 2012 - 8:00am - 6:00pm

Alberta has the most acute pesticide poisonings per capita in Canada. Let's reduce that number.

Drop off your pesticides (herbicides, insecticides, fungicides, rodenticides) at the following City of Calgary Fire Stations (click links for Google Map): Read more »

Location

various locations Calgary, AB

Posted April 16, 2012 by AEN

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