Courses & Workshops


Renewable Energy Class & Tour

Sep 15 2010 - 12:30am

The Solar Energy Society of Alberta & Grant MacEwan University present:

Renewable Energy
The Path to Energy Independence
Reducing Our Footprint & Utility Bills


Registration Information

Class runs September 14 – October 26 (Tuesdays 6:30 - 9:30pm)
Registration Fee: $250.

The Solar Energy Society of Alberta and the Grant MacEwan Institute of Environmental Studies presents a seven-week evening class focusing on Energy Efficiency; Solar Electricity; Solar Hot Water; Solar Home Design, Non-toxic building and Green Transportation. The class includes a Saturday tour of solar installations. Read more about Renewable Energy Class & Tour


Room 7-139
Grant MacEwan University City Centre Campus
Edmonton , AB

Water & Oil Sands Waterlution Workshop

Oct 25 2010 - 6:00am to Oct 27 2010 - 6:00am
  • Are you interested in learning of the challenges and opportunities to water management?
  • Do you want to learn how community engagement works in Fort McMurray?
  • Are you interested in learning how Alberta's water supply is managed in the oil sands region?

Purpose of the Program

The Water and Oil Sands Waterlution workshop is a two and a half day residential workshop that engages Canadian youth in dialogue surrounding current water issues in the province of Alberta.  This workshop, is in it's fifth year and focuses specifically on the oil sands region, where vast quantities of
water are used for Alberta's booming energy sector. Participants will look closely at corporate operations, the provincial government's policies, the engagement of First Nations and community leaders, and how these groups work together in managing water within this intensive environment.

The purpose of this workshop is to develop future leaders in water resource management and related fields. Participants will be flown from Calgary to Fort McMurray on a group flight departing the afternoon of October 25th and returning late on October 27th.

Please see the attached invite for more information Read more about Water & Oil Sands Waterlution Workshop


Fort McMurray , AB

Greenpeace Basic Action Training

Jul 10 2010 - 1:00am to Jul 11 2010 - 11:30pm

Greenpeace Canada is pleased to invite you to apply to be a part of our Basic
Action Training in Edmonton, Alberta on July 9, 10, and 11.

Greenpeace is in the midst of another exciting year of taking action to
protect the planet and we need to expand our existing Activist base to make
this happen. (If you would like to participate in Greenpeace actions this
training is compulsory.) Read more about Greenpeace Basic Action Training


Edmonton , AB

Workshop: Training for Social Action Trainers

May 7 2010 - 6:00am to May 9 2010 - 6:00am

Training for Social Action Trainers is an intensive training designed for experienced facilitators wanting to revitalize their work, new trainers wanting to inspire, teachers, community leaders, activists — anyone wanting to take their skills to a new level and learn how training can be used more effectively.

Visit Training for Change for more information or to register.

Hosted by APIRG. Read more about Workshop: Training for Social Action Trainers


Edmonton , AB

"A Taste of Permaculture" — Alberta Permaculture Convergence 2010

May 1 2010 - 3:30pm to 10:00pm

Full day of workshops, lectures and community building

Permaculture is a practical and scientific approach to designing sustainable human habitats by following nature's patterns to yield an abundance of food, fibre and energy.

According to David Suzuki...

"What permaculturists are doing is the most important activity that any group is doing on the planet."


"A Taste of Permaculture" is a full day of workshops, lectures and community building, including:
  • "The Big Picture" keynote by Ron Berezan (The Urban Farmer)
  • Urban animal husbandry (chickens & bees!)
  • Permaculture & youth
  • Edible plants/trees for urban lots
  • plus 'Pecha Kucha' style presentations on garden design, farming and community building! 
Read more about "A Taste of Permaculture" — Alberta Permaculture Convergence 2010>


Pleasantview Community Hall
10860 57 Ave
Edmonton , AB

Stewardship Training Workshop

Apr 14 2010 - 2:30pm to 10:30pm

Price: $50 for ALTA members; $75 for non-members

To register for this workshop, please visit
Registration is required.  Deadline to register is April 7, 2010.

This workshop will focus on the stewardship of conservation lands and differentiate between what should be done on conservation easement properties and what should be done on lands that are owned.

It will cover:

  • Baseline Documentation Report - why is is important, what it should include, when it should be prepared, and associated best practices
  • Stewardship Monitoring - why monitoring is important, what steps are involved, what should be included in a report, how often it should be done and by whom, and associated best practices
  • Stewardship Funding - why it is important, how to determine how much is needed, how to assess your current stewardship funding situation, and associated best practices
  • Beneficial Management Practices - what are the best management practices for conserved lands
Read more about Stewardship Training Workshop


Red Deer Lodge
4311 49 Avenue
Red Deer , AB

Webinar: Greenhouse Gas Roundup — Part II: Agriculture

Apr 14 2010 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

If you're like many Albertans, you're probably asking yourself some pretty important questions about climate change.  The most overdue questions may be about soil not oil. For example:

  • How can agricultural producers participate in the carbon market?
  • Will international climate change agreements influence land use activities?
  • Could more land users be regulated for emissions reduction as seen in the energy sector?

Whether you're a producer, a regulated emitter, or just a concerned citizen, you will find value in this second installment of Greenhouse Gas Roundup — a three-part webinar series led by ELC Staff Counsel Adam Driedzic. No legal training is required and there are no dumb questions. Read more about Webinar: Greenhouse Gas Roundup — Part II: Agriculture


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