Sustainable Communities

Calgary Seedy Saturday

Mar 19 2011 - 4:00pm to 9:00pm

Calgary Seedy Saturday is part of the worldwide Seedy Saturday/Sunday events that celebrate open-pollinated seeds. In Calgary, the event is coordinated with the support of the Community Garden Resource Network.

Cost: $2 Admission, we accept Calgary Dollars

This family event will have displays by:

  • local seed savers,
  • prairie seed companies,
  • native plant collectors,
  • conservation groups,
  • community gardeners,
  • organic growers; as well as,
  • a seed exchange table,
  • refreshments,
  • presenters, and
  • a kids corner!


Hillhurst-Sunnyside Community Centre
1320 5 Avenue NW
Calgary , AB

Remodeling for Net Zero

Jan 27 2011 - 2:00am

A Case Study: An Extreme Makeover for an Existing Edmonton House

An evening presentation by Peter Amerongen, Habitat Studio and Workshop Inc. Read More


Grant MacEwan University, CN Theatre – Rm 5-142
10700 104 Avenue NW
Edmonton , AB

Leading the Way - Youth Summit on Sustainable Transportation

May 6 2011 - 6:00am to May 8 2011 - 6:00am

Calling youth leaders!

Youth aged 18 - 28 years from Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Yukon and Territories interested in transit and sustainable transportation are invited to apply to be delegates at this unique summit event. 

Delegates will come to learn, share ideas, discuss issues and opportunities 
and explore career paths with peers and industry professionals.

Click here for more about the Leading the Way Youth Summit Read More


Lister Student Residence and Conference Centre
University of Alberta
Edmonton , AB

Level One Urban Beekeeping Course

Jan 29 2011 - 5:00pm to Jan 31 2011 - 1:00am

Location: Pure Earth Organics - #12 - 5579 47th St., Red Deer

Saturday January 29th & 30th, 2011
10:00 am - 6:00 pm (both days)

Apiaries and Bees for Communities (A.B.C.) is pleased to offer a Level One Beekeeping Certificate for hobbiest beekeepers in an urban and rural setting. This 16-hour intensive program will offer everything you need to know to begin beekeeping. Read More

Electricity from the Sun - from Dreamer's Paradise to Everyday Use

Jan 14 2011 - 1:30am to 4:00am

Presented by:
Gordon Howell, PEng.

Free public presentation and discussion. No registration.

The world of solar energy is changing quickly. The price of solar photovoltaic (PV) electricity continues its march downwards along with staggering world-wide growth. Solar electricity is now becoming affordable for us in our everyday lives. At the same time, we see that the price of electricity is poised to rise even more to pay for new transmission lines and cleaning up our dirty-coal electricity. Read More


Margaret Parsons Theatre
Red Deer College
Red Deer , AB

Bee Lifecycles: Understanding Pollinators

Jan 9 2011 - 1:00am to 4:00am


Eliese Watson, Founder of A.B.C- Apiaries and Bees for Communities, an educational organization focusing on the development of urban beekeeping and native-bee habitats, will be presenting on the life cycle of bees and understanding the role of pollinators in nature. Read More


Kerry Wood Nature Centre
6300 45 Avenue
Red Deer , AB

The 2011 Pathways to Sustainability Conference

Feb 23 2011 - 4:00pm to Feb 25 2011 - 12:00pm


Creating a sustainable society is the greatest opportunity and the greatest challenge of our era. Since 2009, the Pathways 2 Sustainability Conference (P2S) has helped form the relationships and capacity for planning and participating in sustainable communities.

Building on P2S 2009’s sustainable communiites theme, P2S is moving forward from planning to community-based action. We are featuring over 40 Showcase Exhibitors, 12 Panelists, and 5 Keynotes on topics such as Community Supported Agriculture, Feed In Tarrifs, Renewable Energy, Community Finance, Food Security, and Sustainable & Resilient Community Planning.
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Red Deer College
Red Deer , AB

Re-imagining Existing Buildings Through Sustainable Retrofits

Nov 25 2010 - 2:00am

Free presentation and discussion. No registration required. Free refreshments at 6:30 pm + Read More


CN Theatre Rm 5-142 (105 Street Building)
Grant MacEwan University – City Centre Campus (105 Street and 104 Avenue)
Edmonton , AB

Resilient Edmonton: Why and How?

Sep 17 2010 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

A conversation with Craig Applegath

  • Is Edmonton a resilient city? Will we be able to cope with any sudden environmental changes or disturbances in the future?
  • How can we build Edmonton's resilience? What are the resiliency threats and opportunities that face our critical systems?

Admission is free. Light refreshments will be served. Read More


The City Room
City Hall
Edmonton , AB

The Way We Green Panel Discussion

Jun 16 2010 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Eco Experts Debate Edmonton’s Future

Panel discusses options for long-term environmental issues.

What environmental issues are most important for Edmonton? Air pollution or greenhouse gas emissions? Food security or urban sprawl? Biodiversity or oil dependence? Water supply or extreme weather events? What should Edmontonians do to ensure a sustainable city? Read More


Ledcor Theatre, Art Gallery of Alberta
2 Sir Winston Churchill Square (or live online at
Edmonton , AB


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