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Mayor's Environment Expo

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Where: Municipal Building AtriumWhen: June 5-7, 2007Time: 9:00am-3:00pmWho: Focus is on Calgary students but also something for everyoneCost: Free

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World Premiere - Escape from Suburbia: Beyond the American Dream

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The New Film by Gregory Greene, Director of The End of SuburbiaWorld Premiere! Two Nights Only in CalgaryAlberta is at a crossroads. Newspaper headlines in Alberta tell of impending nuclear power, water crises, and environmental destruction. Meanwhile, proven solutions are not being implemented, a product of a province-wide democratic deficit.

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Mow Down Pollution! Canada's largest gas lawnmower & trimmer retirement and recycling program

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Across Alberta

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How can you get up to $100 out of your gas lawnmower this spring?Participate in Mow Down Pollution! Canada's largest gas lawnmower & trimmer retirement and recycling program.April 19 - 29, 2007 at The Home Depot locations across Canada (Lethbridge, Sherwood Park, Grand Prairie, Edmonton, Medicine Hat, Calgary, Spruce Grove, St. Albert and Red Deer)

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Action Alert: Have a Green Christmas and write to Ted Morton

Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society — Edmonton Chapter

Tips and suggestions for having a green Christmas

Give nature a present too! The Christmas season is full of traditions and joy, unfortunately it can also be full of waste. Here are some simple ways to keep the traditions alive and extend the giving to the environment too.

  • Carry cloth bags when shopping;
  • Use reusable wrapping: Christmas theme tea towels, recycled paper, gift bags, and tin foil;
  • Send e-cards rather than paper cards. If you do send paper cards make sure the paper is recyclable or use them in your crafts;
  • Purchase LED lights for your Christmas tree and house;
  • Do your Christmas baking all at the same time to reduce time spent heating the environment (this will save money too!);
  • Make a charitable <../CPAWS-Donate.htm>donation in someone's name (It's not necessary to donate to CPAWS other organizations are good too!);
  • Purchase a gift someone can use rather than store, like concert tickets;
  • Carpool to Christmas parties and other functions;
  • Decorate an outside tree... or your balcony with critter friendly decorations - bird seed ornaments.

Share your wishes for caribou with our new Minister for Sustainable Resource Development

This morning, our new premier announced his new cabinet ministers. Taking over the portfolio of Sustainable Resource Development is Ted Morton. Now is the time to write a letter expressing your wishes for better habitat protection for Alberta's woodland caribou. By writing a letter to the new Minister you let him know that caribou are important to Albertans', as such, the issue deserves his time and attention. Read more about Action Alert: Have a Green Christmas and write to Ted Morton

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