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2015 Alberta Climate Summit

Sep 9 2015 - 3:00pm to 10:00pm

climate summit, September 9, 2015

As Alberta undertakes consultations for a renewed climate change strategy, the Pembina Institute is convening the 2015 Alberta Climate Summit to showcase the latest thinking on climate policy from a variety of stakeholders.

The 2015 Alberta Climate Summit will feature speakers from the Government of Alberta, industry and civil society in a variety of engaging formats to provide a rich, informative conversation during the height of the province’s climate change consultation process. Part of the event will include opportunities for attendees to ask questions and have your views heard as part of a multi-sectoral conversation. Members of the consultation panel — as well as senior government representatives — will be invited to observe and participate. Read more about 2015 Alberta Climate Summit

Location

Chateau Lacombe
10111 Bellamy Hill Road
Edmonton , AB
Event

Keepers of the Water Gathering IX

Aug 27 2015 - 6:00am to Aug 30 2015 - 6:00am

Keepers of the Water and the Dene Tha' Nation in Bushe River, Treaty 8 Territory invite you to Keepers of the Water IX, our annual watershed gathering of stewards to protect our sacred Arctic Ocean Basin and northern waters (August 27-30). Read more about Keepers of the Water Gathering IX

Location

Bushe River
AB
Event

Edmonton Resilience Festival

Feb 7 2015 - 7:00am to Feb 8 2015 - 7:00am

From the Edmonton Resilience Festival website:

Mission Statement:

The Edmonton Resilience Festival aims to strengthen community resilience through skill-sharing workshops and other events, inspiring participants to help create a sustainable, creative and promising future. The festival will also help to restore a sense of community that is often lost in cities experiencing rapid development and population growth. By bringing together diverse participants and creating opportunities for learning, sharing and connecting, we hope to expand our horizons, our skill sets and our community networks.

What can we expect?

The inaugural Edmonton Resilience Festival will run February 7 and 8, 2015, at the beautiful Boyle Street Plaza in downtown Edmonton. We  have a mix of hands-on practical workshops, guidedConversation Cafés, art and social events, and a fair showcasing the work of community organizations called the Community Connections Fair.

Read more about Edmonton Resilience Festival

Location

Boyle Street Plaza
9538 103A Avenue NW
Edmonton , AB
Event

Oil Sands Monitoring Symposium

Feb 24 2015 - 7:00am to Feb 25 2015 - 7:00am

The Oil Sands Monitoring Symposium will be held on February 24-25, 2015 at the Shaw Conference Centre in Edmonton, Alberta.

This two-day event will feature technical presentations on monitoring activities and results collected during the three year Joint Canada/Alberta Implementation Plan for Oil Sands Monitoring (JOSM). Scientists will present findings related to: air, water, biodiversity and wildlife health, monitoring standards and protocols, and innovative monitoring tools and techniques.

The symposium is designed for individuals interested in the scientific basis of oil sands monitoring including: environmental consultants; researchers from academic institutions, non-profit organizations, industry and government agencies; First Nations and Metis organizations; as well, students, instructors and others in the academic community and any group interested in oil sands monitoring results are encouraged to attend. 

There is no cost to attend this event; however, participants must register in advance. Read more about Oil Sands Monitoring Symposium

Location

Shaw Conference Centre
9797 Jasper Avenue NW
Edmonton , AB
Event

Phasing Out Coal — A Healthy Decision

Sep 30 2014 - 2:30pm to 5:30pm

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
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Under Western Skies 3: Intersections of Environments, Technologies, and Communities

Sep 9 2014 - 6:00am to Sep 12 2014 - 6:00am

The Under Western Skies biennial conference series at Mount Royal University in Calgary, Alberta, Canada pays homage to Donald Worster, the environmental historian whose book by the same name is a landmark in ecocritical studies.

UWS 2014: Intersections of Environments, Technologies, and Communities

With less than one month to go till Under Western Skies 2014 (Calgary, September 9-12), conference organizers wish to announce that Justice Thomas R. Berger will speak in person on the first morning of the conference. Read more about Under Western Skies 3: Intersections of Environments, Technologies, and Communities

Location

Roderick Mah Centre for Continuous Learning (Mount Royal University)
Calgary , AB
Event

Zero 2014

Apr 15 2014 - 6:00am to Apr 17 2014 - 6:00am

Zero 2014 is hosted in partnership by the Climate Change and Emissions Management (CCEMC) Corporation and the City of Edmonton.

Reduction of the world's greenhouse gas emissions is arguably the greatest challenge of our age–a challenge that is escalating as the world's energy demand continues to grow. Read more about Zero 2014

Location

Shaw Conference Centre
9797 Jasper Avenue NW
Edmonton , AB

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