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Public Consultation: Proposed Designated Materials Recycling Regulation

Initiative: 
Proposed Designated Materials Recycling Regulation
Deadline: 
13 Dec 2013 (All day)

From the AESRD website:

The Government of Alberta is consulting on several proposed changes to the province’s existing regulatory framework for recycling. The proposed changes are intended to reduce municipal solid waste in Alberta, streamline Alberta’s regulatory framework, and provide options to shift end-of-life management costs from taxpayers to producers and consumers. The changes will advance initiatives in Alberta’s Too Good to Waste strategy. Read more »

Posted October 18, 2013 by AEN

Oil Spills 101: Crude Truths, Corporate Spin& Community Organizing for Environmental Justice

Oct 28 2013 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

From pipeline blow outs and tanker spills to train derailments, when it comes to oil spills, how can we protect our communities, and the lands and waters that we love? How can we push through the corporate spin and public relations campaigns to advocate effectively for our communities and the planet in the aftermath of these environmental disasters?

This workshop will cover the basics of oil spill impacts and demystify industry and government cleanup. It will explore some of the ways that we, the grassroots, can skill up and step up when it comes to community oil spill response and ecological detox and recovery. Read more »

Location

Room 262
Education Centre South, University of Alberta
Edmonton, AB

Posted October 18, 2013 by AEN

Free Workshop: Grassroots Remedies for Detoxing and Healing Contaminated Land

Oct 24 2013 - 6:00pm - 8:30pm

As part of Sustainability Awareness Week at the University of Alberta, APIRG, in collaboration with Public Interest Alberta are excited to bring you this free workshop:

Are you passionate about growing and gathering your own food and medicine, but are concerned that the soils in your community are contaminated by heavy metals or chemicals?

Do you live in a place where industrial activity formerly occurred or is currently taking place and are concerned about the toxic legacies left behind?

From transforming vacant lots and wastelands into urban farms, community gardens, and wild spaces, to growing and gathering safe and healthy food and medicine in our backyards and wildlands, how can we work with the power of living systems to heal contaminated and damaged land? When it comes to environmental disasters, like oil spills, how can we skill up and help with the recovery of the communities, lands and waters that we love? Read more »

Location

Room 177
Education Centre South, University of Alberta
Edmonton, AB

Posted October 18, 2013 by AEN

Recycling Council of Alberta Southeast Regional Workshop

Apr 23 2013 - 10:00am - 3:00pm

presented in partnership with the City of Medicine Hat 

Join the Recycling Council of Alberta in Medicine Hat to get updates and discuss current issues in the recycling industry.The RCA is hosting this workshop to engage its members (and other interested parties) in a discussion on the issues and future opportunities within waste management. We look forward to sharing updates on current issues, and gaining feedback from you on your perspectives and experiences in the industry. Read more »

Location

Esplanade Arts & Heritage Centre (Studio Room)
401 1 Street SE
Medicine Hat, AB

Posted April 8, 2013 by AEN

Healthy Calgary Pesticide Roundup

Apr 22 2012 - 8:00am - 6:00pm

Alberta has the most acute pesticide poisonings per capita in Canada. Let's reduce that number.

Drop off your pesticides (herbicides, insecticides, fungicides, rodenticides) at the following City of Calgary Fire Stations (click links for Google Map): Read more »

Location

various locations Calgary, AB

Posted April 16, 2012 by AEN

2012 Waste Reduction Conference: "Wide World of Waste"

Oct 3 2012 (All day) - Oct 5 2012 (All day)

The Recycling Council of Alberta is pleased to announce its 2012 Waste Reduction Conference "Wide World of Waste", to be held October 3-5, 2012, at The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge. Read more »

Location

Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge
Jasper, AB

Posted February 1, 2012 by AEN

RCA Conference 2012 Announcement & Call for Speakers

The Recycling Council of Alberta is pleased to announce its 2012 Waste Reduction Conference "Wide World of Waste", to be held October 3-5, 2012, at The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge. Read more »

Posted February 1, 2012 by AEN

2011 Rs of Excellence Awards

Deadline: 
11 Aug 2011 (All day)

The RCA is seeking nominations for its 2011 Rs of Excellence Awards.

If you know a person, program or organization that has made an outstanding contribution towards waste reduction, please let us know.

Application is simple

Submit a brief description of the nominee’s achievements and why you think they deserve an award. Considered criteria include:

  • Environmental impacts (i.e., quantified reductions in waste)
  • Innovation and progressiveness
  • Leadership
  • History and track record
  • Overall environmental commitment
  • Read more »

Posted July 12, 2011 by AEN

River Valley Clean Up

May 1 2011 - 10:00am - 2:00pm

Come join the North Saskatchewan Riverkeeper at the 24th Annual River Valley Clean Up on Sunday, May 1 from 10AM-2PM.

We meet at Victoria Park to begin the event.

Please rsvp to Glenn Isaac at: glenn [at] saskriverkeeper [dot] ca

For more details:http://www.edmonton.ca/environmental/capital_city_cleanup/river-valley-clean-up.aspx

Location

Victoria Park
Edmonton, AB

Posted April 11, 2011 by AEN

ELC on Environmental Bill of Rights and proposed Wastewater Regulations

The Environmental Law Centre posts on a couple of recent developments. Adam Driedzic posts on Bill C-469: An Act to establish a Canadian Environmental Bill of Rights, which recently passed second reading in the House of Commons.

Laura Bowman comments on proposed wastewater regulations under the Fisheries Act.

There is no assurance from regulators that public health and the environment will be adequately protected while municipalities take 10-30 years to comply.  These timelines are not consistent with those ordered by the courts on the rare occasions when municipalities have been charged and convicted.

Posted June 22, 2010 by AEN

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