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Thoughtful Tuesday Documentary: "Garbage Warrior"

Oct 1 2008 - 1:00am

90 minutes 2006

The epic story of radical Earthship eco architect Michael Reynolds, and his fight to build off-the-grid self-sufficient communities

http://www.garbagewarrior.com

This is part of the "Thoughtful Tuesday" film/documentary series. It will be held on each Tuesday of the week and at Steeps Tea Lounge (space is limited to about 30 people - first come first seated - no reservations). Read more about Thoughtful Tuesday Documentary: "Garbage Warrior"

Edmonton's 9th Annual Eco-Solar Home Tour

Jun 7 2008 - 6:00pm to 10:00pm

Eco-Solar Home Tour

Concerned about the recent announcement of the natural gas price going up by 70%? Now is the time to get ready for it by becoming energy efficient before everyone else joins the rush.

We have a great line up of sites this year, showing solar power, solar water heating, geothermal heating, energy efficiency, and what you can easily do to make your home heating, electricity and water bills plummet, along with your contribution to our province's air pollution.

There are 7 sites on the tour this year — we could have easily had 30! 4 sites are new.

The tour is free and is open to the public. All of the sites are visited as an open house. We will have an Edmonton Transit bus to tour to three of the sites. See our web site at www.ecosolar.ca for all the details. Read more about Edmonton's 9th Annual Eco-Solar Home Tour

Location

Various locations Edmonton , AB

Eco-Solar Home Tour Presentation & Discussion

Jun 6 2008 - 1:00am

Eco-Solar Home Tour

Sustainable Homes — from Top to Bottom

Free presentation and discussion evening. No need to register. Free refreshments at 6:30 pm.

Find out: What others have done • What they’ve learned • What is now possible • What you can do

At the Presentation — Thursday, June 5th

Find out about the 7 sites to visit, what you can learn at them. Talk to the owners and designers of these cutting edge projects. Choose what you would like to see on the Tour. Get an update on what they have learned over the winter heating season at the Riverdale NetZero energy house. Read more about Eco-Solar Home Tour Presentation & Discussion

Location

TELUS World of Science
11211 142 Street
Edmonton , AB

Alberta Prairie Green Roof Conference & Tour

Jun 9 2008 - 7:00am to Jun 12 2008 - 12:00am

Greening Alberta… One Roof at a Time

Overview

The Alberta Ecoroof Initiative is co-hosting, with the Calgary Zoo and various local organizations, a regional conference on green roofs. Primary objectives of the conference are to demonstrate the benefits of a green roof system, share information on challenges and advance an action plan to establish a local green roof industry through case study review, research and policy development. The Alberta Prairie Green Roof Conference will be held at the Calgary Zoo & Botanical Gardens on June 9th to 11th, 2008.

For conference registration & program, go to www.calgarytechnologies.com and select Alberta Prairie Green Roof Conference under CTI News & Events. Read more about Alberta Prairie Green Roof Conference & Tour

Location

Calgary Zoo Calgary , AB

Call for Delegate: CASA Indoor Air Quality Project Team

Application Deadline: 
29 Feb 2008

The Alberta Environmental Network is seeking a representative to serve on the Clean Air Strategic Alliance's Indoor Air Quality Project Team. This delegate will serve as a replacement for a member who is stepping down.

The goal of the Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Project Team is that the indoor air where people live, work and recreate will be free from physical, chemical and biological contaminants that adversely affect the health, safety and comfort of the occupants. Key tasks of the project team include: Read more about Call for Delegate: CASA Indoor Air Quality Project Team

Riverdale NetZero energy house update, and other events...

Just thought to send you a wee note updating you on the Riverdale NetZero energy house.

  1. Lots is happening. We put in 200 cubic metres of cellufibre insulation into the house before Christmas. The drywall is installed, the walls covered up. We are taping the drywall now. NAIT is constructing a model wall for us so that we can show the wall construction details when people come to visit the house. We expect to be turning on the solar power system this week. (We're wanting a nice clear day to commission it.) We're about to be doing the air leakage test rating on the house to see if we got down to our 1/2 air change per hour target -- which would be one of the lowest in Canada. We are about to start plumbing the solar heating system. We are heating the houses at this time with a tiny 1500 watt heater -- this is approx the same size as a toaster, equal to two 2-slice toasters or two hair dryers. We are now developing our monitoring plans.

    We are also now working on three more NZE houses in Alberta. Check out www.greenedmonton.ca and www.triciagreen.ca.

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Cross Conservation Area Winter 2008 Programs: Building Green

Description:
Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area Building Green Get the scoop on what’s happening in the sustainable housing market. Join Built Green, a Canadian certification organization, and discover how they work with home builders to promote sustainable building practices. Open doors to green building materials and construct new ideas on how to make improvements to your home.

EcoLiving Events AGM: "Choosing a Smart Home: Economically, Socially & Environmental"

Description:
EcoLiving Events Annual General Meeting Refreshments available to everyone in attendance We are accepting applications for board and committee members. Please submit your application to info [at] ecolivingfair [dot] ca Include your contact information; the role you are interested in filling (President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary or a Director) or the committee (Fair, Tours, Speakers, others), information about your past experience and 2 references.

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