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Ecological Grief is not new, but on the Rise

Nov 22 2018 - 12:00pm

Grieving the loss or change of a cherished natural space has not always been recognized as a true form of grieving. For example, the grief First Nations Peoples in USA and Canada experienced after losing their way of life in the wake of colonization, was generally not recognized as ecological grief. Read more about Ecological Grief is not new, but on the Rise

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Royal Canadian Legion (north door)
324 Mayor Magrath Drive S
Lethbridge , AB
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Ecological Grief

Nov 22 2018 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
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Grieving the loss or change of a cherished natural space has not always been recognized as a true form of grieving. With wildfires and summers filled with smoke, devastating flooding, subtle changes in the seasons, and the recent IPCC report, ecological grief is now starting to become recognized as a legitimate form of mourning and anxiety. But like all forms of grief, ecological grief is personal, unique, and doesn't often follow a logical pattern. Join us for a discussion around the ways we may grieve a landscape similarly (and differently) to other forms of loss. Read more about Ecological Grief

Location

Lethbridge Public Library
810 5 Avenue S
T1J 4C4 Lethbridge , AB
Media Releases & Op-eds

Op-ed: Why a price on carbon pollution is good for Canadians

By Josha MacNab

Published in iPolitics (November 1, 2018).

Every so often, a commitment is made that sets a new course and drives Canada forward.

This is the kind of commitment we saw last week when the federal government announced that Canada will put a price on pollution as of Jan. 1, 2019 — a milestone worth celebrating toward the implementation of Canada’s comprehensive plan to tackle climate change. Read more about Op-ed: Why a price on carbon pollution is good for Canadians

Media Releases & Op-eds

New methane reductions funding from Energy Efficiency Alberta is a good start

Pembina Institute reacts to new Government of Alberta methane reductions program

CALGARY — Jan Gorski, responsible fossil fuels analyst at the Pembina Institute, made the following statement in response to the announcement of a new methane emissions reduction program in Alberta: Read more about New methane reductions funding from Energy Efficiency Alberta is a good start

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The Arctic Ocean: From Local to Global Concerns

Nov 5 2018 - 4:30pm to 8:30pm
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On November 5, 2018, the French Ameri-Can Climate Talks - Oceans (FACT-O) will be traveling to Edmonton to hold a conference highlighting the impact of climate change on the Arctic Ocean from the perspectives of France and Canada. Held at the University of Alberta, in Edmonton, the conference will welcome a variety of scientists, representatives of NGOs and institutions from France and Canada to discuss the issue in detail.

Read more about The Arctic Ocean: From Local to Global Concerns

Location

Room L1 190
ECHA Building, University of Alberta
Edmonton , AB
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Fire Storm: How Wildfire will Shape our Future

Nov 20 2018 - 7:00pm

Please join us at 7pm on Tuesday November 20 at the University of Alberta to hear the acclaimed writer Ed Struzik talk about his latest book “Firestorm: How Wildfire will Shape our Future.” Ed, who also is a Fellow of the Institute for Energy and Environmental Policy at Queen’s University and a member of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Arctic Resources Committee, will outline why he believes a radically different approach to managing wildfire is needed in this era of global warming. Read more about Fire Storm: How Wildfire will Shape our Future

Location

Room BUS 2-9
Business Building, University of Alberta
Edmonton , AB
Media Releases & Op-eds

The national price on pollution will bring health and economic benefits to Canadians

Pembina Institute reacts to the announcement of the federal carbon price plan

OTTAWA — Isabelle Turcotte, federal policy director at the Pembina Institute, made the following statement in response to the announcement of the federal carbon price plan: Read more about The national price on pollution will bring health and economic benefits to Canadians

Funding Opportunity

Community Grants

Deadline: 
31 Oct 2018

From the Alberta Ecotrust website:

We will begin accepting applications to our Grant Program for Community Grants on October 1, 2018. We highly recommend all interested parties contact our grant team before you begin the application process to ensure fit. You can reach the grants team by emailing [email protected] or by calling 1-800-465-2147. Read more about Community Grants

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Change for Climate Talks 2018

Oct 24 2018 - 5:30pm to 9:00pm
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Climate change is our generation’s most significant challenge. Let’s come together and find ways to take action on climate change.

Change for Climate Talks 2018 will bring together 11 community leaders, all from different backgrounds, to share why they act on climate change and inspire others to take action now.

Our speakers for the evening include: Read more about Change for Climate Talks 2018

Location

Triffo Theatre
Allard Hall, MacEwan University (11110 104 Avenue NW)
T5K 1M9 Edmonton , AB
Media Releases & Op-eds

Oil Sands Environmental Coalition, Ecojustice give testimony on question of Frontier oilsands mine

FORT MCMURRAY – Expert witnesses for the Oil Sands Environmental Coalition, also known as OSEC, gave testimony Monday at a Joint Panel Review hearing on the Frontier Oil Sands Mine, a project that, if built, would be one of the largest oil sands mines ever developed.

“We have serious concern about the long-term economic viability of this project, and whether any economic benefits from this project are acceptable for Canadians in exchange for the carbon emissions this one project alone represents,” said Nikki Way, a fossil fuels analyst at Pembina. Read more about Oil Sands Environmental Coalition, Ecojustice give testimony on question of Frontier oilsands mine

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