Courses & Workshops

Event

Opportunities in Energy Efficiency for the Non-Profit Sector

Apr 26 2016 - 2:30pm to 6:00pm

The Pembina Institute and the Alberta Energy Efficiency Alliance - in partnership with the Calgary Chamber for Voluntary Organizations - invite you to discuss how energy efficiency programs can lower costs for low-income households, create jobs, and significantly reduce operations costs for non-profits — leaving you with more funds for your core services. Read more about Opportunities in Energy Efficiency for the Non-Profit Sector

Location

Kahanoff Centre, Room 208
105 12 Avenue SE
T2G 1A1 Calgary , AB
Event

Down to Earth Week 2016—Capital for Cause: Views on Impact Investing

Apr 13 2016 - 2:00pm to 7:30pm

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Join REAP Business Association for a half-day summit on The How and Why of Social Impact Investing. Hosted by Dexterity Consulting, participants will learn from experienced investment leaders what separates successful and unsuccessful ventures. Read more about Down to Earth Week 2016—Capital for Cause: Views on Impact Investing

Location

Eighth Avenue Place, Conference Rooms A&B
525 8 Avenue SW (4th Floor)
Calgary , AB
Event

Solar PV and Biomass for Northern Communities Information Day

Apr 1 2016 - 3:00pm to 10:00pm

Municipal Councils, residents and MLA’s are cordially invited to an information day on Solar electricity and Biomass energy for communities in Northern Alberta. This will be an opportunity to learn about alternative energy and available funding for municipalities, as well as participate in a regional discussion about the role of alternative energy in our communities. Read more about Solar PV and Biomass for Northern Communities Information Day

Location

Springfield School
7701 99 Street (North End, on the East side of the river)
Peace River , AB
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Alberta Agriculture and Forestry Workshop: Wet Areas Mapping Initiative Year Ten

Mar 17 2016 - 2:00pm to 10:00pm

Towards the Goal of Environmental Excellence: Alberta’s Wet Areas Mapping Initiative at Year Ten

Alberta’s wet areas mapping initiative was initiated in 2005 and has made positive contributions to land and forest management. During this ten year time period, the wet areas mapping model has undergone a significant transformation to address complex challenges of mapping lands within the boreal forest. New spin-off modelling tools have also become an operational reality. A new understanding of moisture distributions on the forested landscape at high resolutions has spurred new scientific studies in the field of ecology, growth and yield and reclamation. This scientific symposium will report on a decade of innovation. Read more about Alberta Agriculture and Forestry Workshop: Wet Areas Mapping Initiative Year Ten

Location

Matrix Hotel
10640 100 Avenue NW
Edmonton , AB
Event

Alberta Agriculture and Forestry Workshop: Biodiversity and Forestry

Mar 16 2016 - 2:00pm to 10:00pm

Alberta’s forest management system identifies the maintenance of forest biodiversity as a key outcome. This workshop will explore how the implementation of ecosystem management principles and the application of strategies such as variable retention contribute to this outcome. Highlights include:

  • Application of ecosystem management principles in BC, Quebec, and Alberta and what we can learn from these different experiences. This will include several specific case studies in Alberta connecting ecological science to forest management.
  • An examination of the results from Alberta’s very own EMEND experiment. The Ecosystem Management Emulating Natural Disturbance (EMEND) Project is a large-scale variable retention harvest experiment designed to test effects of residual forest structure on ecosystem integrity and forest regeneration at the forest stand-level. 
Read more about Alberta Agriculture and Forestry Workshop: Biodiversity and Forestry>

Location

Matrix Hotel
10640 100 Avenue NW
Edmonton , AB
Event

EcoLiving Fair + Workshops

Mar 12 2016 - 5:00pm to Mar 13 2016 - 12:30am

The demand for sustainable living solutions continues to grow in Central Alberta so ReThink Red Deer is proud to host the EcoLiving Fair + Workshops at the Red Deer College! Read more about EcoLiving Fair + Workshops

Location

Cenovus Learning Common (east wing)
Red Deer College
Red Deer , AB
Event

NGO Sustainability Champions Workshop Series

Mar 22 2016 - 2:00pm to Mar 23 2016 - 11:00pm
Jun 22 2016 - 2:00pm to 11:00pm

Non-profit organizations create positive social, environmental and economic impacts for their communities. At the same time, they are expected to be role models whose own staff and operations “walk the talk” in terms of sustainability. This can be a challenge given limited time, support and funding

The Natural Step Canada and Edmonton Community Foundation are excited to offer the NGO Sustainability Champions Workshop Series to help NGO’s address this need with two key outcomes:

  • To build the capacity of staff to develop and deliver a sustainability action plan, based on the award-winning approached pioneered by The Natural Step.
  • To develop an action plan to improve sustainability performance.
Read more about NGO Sustainability Champions Workshop Series>

Location

Edmonton Community Foundation
9910 103 Street NW
Edmonton , AB
Event

Solar PV and Biomass information for Northern Communities

Feb 12 2016 - 4:00pm to 11:00pm

Municipal Councils and CAO’s and MLA’s are cordially invited to an information day on Solar electricity and Biomass energy for communities in Northern Alberta. Read more about Solar PV and Biomass information for Northern Communities

Location

Springfield School Gymnasium
7701 99 Street
Peace River , AB
Event

Vermilion River Watershed Restoration & Enhancement Project Launch Event

Nov 28 2015 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm

Got water?

Come and learn how landowners can get funding and technical assistance for eligible wetland/riparian restoration and enhancement projects.

  • Lunch (or supper) will be provided. All are welcome! 
  • Registration by phone or email at least 3 days before the event is preferred, but not required.

Brought to you by the North Saskatchewan Watershed Alliance and the Vermilion River Watershed Alliance

14 November 2015 Read more about Vermilion River Watershed Restoration & Enhancement Project Launch Event

Location

Mannville Elks/Legion Hall
Mannville , AB
Event

Vermilion River Watershed Restoration & Enhancement Project Launch Event

Nov 28 2015 - 9:30pm to Nov 29 2015 - 12:30am

Got water?

Come and learn how landowners can get funding and technical assistance for eligible wetland/riparian restoration and enhancement projects.

  • Lunch (or supper) will be provided. All are welcome! 
  • Registration by phone or email at least 3 days before the event is preferred, but not required.

Brought to you by the North Saskatchewan Watershed Alliance and the Vermilion River Watershed Alliance

14 November 2015 Read more about Vermilion River Watershed Restoration & Enhancement Project Launch Event

Location

Lions Golf & Country Club
Two Hills , AB

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