Courses & Workshops

Class & Tour: Solar Energy — Direct Uses

Sep 5 2012 - 12:30am

A Six-week Evening Course

Date: September 4 – October 9, 2012 (Tuesdays)
Time: 6:30pm-9:30pm
Instructor: Rob Harlan, Executive Director
Solar Energy Society of Alberta
Cost: $250
Contact: 780-378—6178
[email protected]
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Room 7-138
Grant MacEwan University City Centre Campus (107 Street Building)
Edmonton , AB

IMPACT! Sustainability Champions Training

Jun 20 2012 - 3:00pm to Jun 21 2012 - 11:00pm

Applications due May 14, 2012

The Co-operators and The Natural Step Canada are partnering to offer the IMPACT! Sustainability Champions Training, a series of two-day trainings offered across Canada, focused in two areas: realizing your leadership potential and developing a sustainability project using The Natural Step Framework for Strategic Sustainable Development. After the training, participants will be partnered with a sustainability professional for four months of personal mentorship. Read more about IMPACT! Sustainability Champions Training


Edmonton , AB

Alberta Wetlands: From Classification to Policy

Jun 5 2012 - 3:00pm to 10:00pm

A ​Pre-Conference Workshop at the CWRA Conference June 5 - 8, 2012 

Wetlands are some of the most productive and important ecosystems in the world. Overall, they are very complex and require years of study to grasp the value and importance of the services they offer as well as their function. 

With the increasing rates of industrial and residential development occurring adjacent to wetlands across the country, many people making decisions regarding the fate of these ecosystems do not have the time, or the resources to gain this level of knowledge. Read more about Alberta Wetlands: From Classification to Policy


The Banff Centre
Banff , AB

ANPC 2012 Workshop: The Value of Native Plants in Urban Landscapes

Apr 21 2012 - 2:30pm

The ANPC is having its annual workshop on April 21 in St. Albert.  The theme is the "Value of Native Plants in Urban Landscapes".  Talks include wetland valuation, native plants and green roof construction, parks management, low impact development, conservation planning, and xeriscaping.  We have a great program and more information can be found at Read more about ANPC 2012 Workshop: The Value of Native Plants in Urban Landscapes


The Enjoy Centre (101 Riel Drive)
St. Albert , AB

Dialogues and Action for Earth Summit 2012: We Canada Tour

Mar 15 2012 - 12:00am to 2:00am

Starting in Corner Brooke, Newfoundland, and touring all the way to Vancouver, British Columbia, youth leaders and sustainability veterans will bring the community together to discuss the role of Canadians at the Earth Summit 2012 (United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, Rio+20).

In each city, interactive lectures will be held in universities, elementary schools, middle schools and high schools. This a unique opportunity to learn about the Earth Summit 2012, Canadian participation in and contributions to the global initiatives, and Canadian civil society's submission to the official United Nations' Zero Draft for the conference. The participants will have an opportunity to participate in dialogues, and take action to ensure proper representation of Canadians at the global stage.

The goal of the tour is to empower civil society by offering an analysis of current trends in sustainable development and to hold the microphone to Canadian voices as the world accelerates to the Earth Summit 2012. Read more about Dialogues and Action for Earth Summit 2012: We Canada Tour


The Centennial Centre for Interdisciplinary Science (CCIS) Building, 1-440
University of Alberta
Edmonton , AB

Property rights & environmental protection: Conflict or confluence (Webinar)

Jan 18 2012 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

What does our legal history have to say about our property rights? When do we move from confluence to conflict in reaching environmental objectives on our land? Is there a place for the “public interest” on private property?

The Alberta Government has recently struck a task force to consult with landowners regarding property rights. Undoubtedly this is in response to concerns raised around the impact of the Alberta Land Stewardship Act (and other laws) on a landowner’s property rights. Read more about Property rights & environmental protection: Conflict or confluence (Webinar)

Webinar: The Environmental Petitions Process

Nov 23 2011 - 6:30pm

RCEN in partnership with We Canada present:

The Environmental Petitions Process: Helping You Contribute to Government Transparency and Accountability

In the Federal Sustainable Development Act, the federal government “acknowledges the need to integrate environmental, economic, and social factors in the making of all decisions by government.” Upholding this principle can be a challenge, but there are tools available to Canadian citizens and organizations – like yours – to make environmental concerns heard.  Read more about Webinar: The Environmental Petitions Process

Alberta Land Stewardship Act: Digging Deeper (Webinar)

Nov 23 2011 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

The Alberta Land Stewardship Act (ALSA), which provides the legal framework for the province’s new land use planning and management system, has been in effect for two years. During that time, a first regional plan has been released in draft form, with a second soon to follow, and the first ALSA regulations have been enacted. Read more about Alberta Land Stewardship Act: Digging Deeper (Webinar)

VegeDemo: VegeKids

Oct 25 2011 - 10:00pm to Oct 26 2011 - 12:00am

Raising a vegan or vegetarian child?  Interested in raising your child or children as vegetarian or vegan?  Fantastic!  Held earlier than the rest of our information sessions, feel free to bring your children out to this event.  Volunteers will be present to entertain the next generation while you hear first-hand accounts, tips and support from vegan mom, Emily Bourne. This information session begins at 4pm at Bonnie Doon Community Hall (9240 93 Street). This event is free, but donations will be collected. Read more about VegeDemo: VegeKids


Bonnie Doon Community Hall
9240 93 Street NW
Edmonton , AB

AEN Fall Meetings 2011

Nov 4 2011 - 4:00pm to Nov 5 2011 - 9:00pm

The AEN Fall Meetings are a valuable opportunity to gather, in-person, with fellow AEN member groups and caucus members. This year's meetings also include opportunities to meet with the Minister of the Environment & Water, and other representatives of that department. Read more about AEN Fall Meetings 2011


Chateau Louis Hotel & Conference Centre
11727 Kingsway Avenue
T5G 3A1 Edmonton , AB


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