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Learning Session—EcoCity Edmonton: Community Sustainability Grants

May 13 2015

Announcing EcoCity Edmonton: Community Sustainability Grants!

We are pleased to partner with the City of Edmonton to deliver environmental grants to help support energy literate citizens with energy conserving lifestyles and a strong shift to active and public transportation. Read more about Learning Session—EcoCity Edmonton: Community Sustainability Grants

Location

Stanley A. Milner Public Library
7 Winston Churchill Square
Edmonton , AB
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Solar Drinks

Mar 25 2015 to Mar 26 2015

Solar Drinks is an opportunity to network, meet people in the solar industry and enjoy a meal or a drink before SESA seminars. Solar Drinks will take place in the back room at the classic Mercer Tavern (10363 104 St.) two blocks from MacEwan University's CN Theatre, the site of the seminars. Come enjoy some good conversation and nourishment before the seminar. Read more about Solar Drinks

Location

Mercer Tavern
10363 104 Street NW
Edmonton , AB
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SESA Seminar: Net Zero Energy - Ready For Prime Time?

Mar 26 2015

Peter Amerongen, Habitat Studios

Free admission and refreshments - come early for good seating.

After years of pioneering and experimentation Net Zero Energy housing is ready for prime time. National Resources Canada’s R2000 Net Zero Energy Pilot is intended to demonstrate road ready solutions that will work anywhere in Canada, on any site, with readily available products and materials. Detailed tracking of these houses will also be used to support the development of a new Net Zero Energy certification being developed in conjunction with Canada’s new improved Energuide Rating System. Of the 13 projects across Canada, Habitat Studio’s McKernan project in Edmonton will be most northerly and the first completed.

Veteran net zero energy builder, Peter Amerongen, will discuss the solutions that will be part of our carbon neutral future: An optimized blend of integrated design, near Passive House levels of conservation, heat pumps and renewable energy generation. Besides discussing the rational and implications of these measures, he will also present examples of their being applied to larger buildings. Read more about SESA Seminar: Net Zero Energy - Ready For Prime Time?

Location

CN Theatre Rm 5-142
MacEwan University City Centre Campus (105 Street Building)
Edmonton , AB
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Phasing Out Coal — A Healthy Decision

Sep 30 2014

Coal-fired plants make people sick and die, particularly children and those with chronic illnesses, and they cost society huge amounts of money desperately needed for other purposes.
—Dr Alan Lockwood, MD, The Silent Epidemic, MIT, 2012

The majority of Alberta's electricity is generated by coal fired plants (Alberta Energy, 2012). The research is now clear that burning coal comes with substantial human health costs. In Alberta alone coal contributes to over 100 fatalities and more than 4,000 asthma symptom days every year (Alberta study here). What are the impacts of coal on human health? How can Alberta include health issues related to burning coal in its energy strategy? Read more about Phasing Out Coal — A Healthy Decision

Location

MacHall A (lower level)
MacEwan Student Centre, University of Calgary (2500 University Drive NW)
T2N 1N4 Calgary , AB
Event

Phasing Out Coal — A Healthy Decision

Sep 30 2014

Coal-fired plants make people sick and die, particularly children and those with chronic illnesses, and they cost society huge amounts of money desperately needed for other purposes.
—Dr Alan Lockwood, MD, The Silent Epidemic, MIT, 2012

The research is now clear that burning coal comes with substantial human health costs. In Alberta alone, coal contributes to over 100 fatalities and more than 4,000 asthma symptom days every year (A Costly Diagnosis, 2013). The majority of Alberta's electricity is generated by coal-fired plants. Read more about Phasing Out Coal — A Healthy Decision

Location

CN Theatre (Room 5-142)
MacEwan University City Centre Campus
Edmonton , AB
Event

Panels Not Pipelines: A Speaking Tour About Solutions

Oct 20 2014

Alberta has faced more than its fair share of environmental and fiscal horror stories. The province's chaotic emphasis on hydrocarbon development has delivered endless pipeline leaks, growing bitumen pollution and unaccountable one-party government. These problems have left many Albertans wondering if we could write a different story. A story that still creates jobs and keeps our economy strong but without the environmental downside.

Luckily those solutions are readily at hand and Alberta is the perfect place to implement them. Read more about Panels Not Pipelines: A Speaking Tour About Solutions

Location

Maskwacis , AB
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Panels Not Pipelines: A Speaking Tour About Solutions

Oct 18 2014

Alberta has faced more than its fair share of environmental and fiscal horror stories. The province's chaotic emphasis on hydrocarbon development has delivered endless pipeline leaks, growing bitumen pollution and unaccountable one-party government. These problems have left many Albertans wondering if we could write a different story. A story that still creates jobs and keeps our economy strong but without the environmental downside.

Luckily those solutions are readily at hand and Alberta is the perfect place to implement them. Read more about Panels Not Pipelines: A Speaking Tour About Solutions

Location

Peace River , AB
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Panels Not Pipelines: A Speaking Tour About Solutions

Oct 17 2014

Alberta has faced more than its fair share of environmental and fiscal horror stories. The province's chaotic emphasis on hydrocarbon development has delivered endless pipeline leaks, growing bitumen pollution and unaccountable one-party government. These problems have left many Albertans wondering if we could write a different story. A story that still creates jobs and keeps our economy strong but without the environmental downside.

Luckily those solutions are readily at hand and Alberta is the perfect place to implement them. Read more about Panels Not Pipelines: A Speaking Tour About Solutions

Location

Slave Lake , AB

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