Conferences, Courses & Workshops

Event

Derrick Jensen's Deep Green Resistance Training — Deadline Extended

Mar 26 2010 - 6:00am to Mar 28 2010 - 6:00am

Great News! Deep Green Resistance Training Deadline Extended to March 24!

Due to the importance of having this training in Alberta, the organizers - Aric McBay, Lierre Keith, and Derrick Jensen, have decided to remove the cap on the number of participants allowed to attend. The deadline for registrations is now March 24th. Please pass on to folks who might be interested!

Derrick Jensen's Deep Green Resistance Training — Register Now!

Derrick Jensen and rad co-facilitating friends are likely gonna be coming to Edmonton on March 26-28 to do a 3-day intensive workshop called Deep Green Resistance. This 3-day workshop is particularly relevant to those of us who have been resisting the industrial developments of more tar sands, nuclear power and other environmental destructive projects. By bringing this conference to the prairies we will be building on the grassroots community that is already coming together, building on our network and strengthening our skills to bring about the changes we need to see.

The Deep Green Resistance training is a three-day workshop for activists, changemakers, and other concerned or inspired folks who are interested in delving into some critical reflection on the state of the world and our role in fixing it. We live in the most destructive culture to ever exist. Yet does our activism reflect that? If we really accept the seriousness of the situation, what would that mean for our strategy and tactics? How do we build up a culture of resistance? These are some of the questions that will be explored over the weekend, while we build on our skills to continue doing good works. Read more about Derrick Jensen's Deep Green Resistance Training — Deadline Extended

Location

Edmonton , AB
Event

YEP Speaker Event: Geothermal Energy and Carbon Offsets

Mar 11 2010 - 1:00am

Michael Moore, Senior Fellow, Institute for Sustainable Energy, Environment and Economy, University of Calgary speaks on Geothermal energy and carbon offsets

  • Doors open at 5:30 p.m., speaker starts at 6:00 p.m.
  • Socializing & Networking 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm    

http://www.devillecoffee.ca/

Event is free for members, $5 for non-members. A lifetime YEP Membership is $30 and can be purchased at the door. Read more about YEP Speaker Event: Geothermal Energy and Carbon Offsets

Location

Deville's in Arts Central
100 7 Avenue SW (SE corner of second level)
Calgary , AB
Event

Water for Life 2010 Conference: Managing and protecting water reserves for future generations

Mar 25 2010 - 3:00pm to 10:00pm

Water crises are occurring more frequently than ever before, and they threaten the lives of people everywhere.

The need is pressing for comprehensive and integrated water management programs that involve parties outside the water sector, as governments alone cannot solve water crises without the cooperation and coordination of these groups. Although there is growing public awareness of world water issues, there are few concerted, long-term and effective efforts on the water front, and only when water disasters hit communities do concrete actions take place, often with results limited to the short-term.

This conference aims to foreground the subject of water issues and provide a space for discussion and debate by policy-makers, water managers, academics, students and the public in general.  It will focus on water management provincially and globally, its progress and challenges, and the implications of water issues around the world. Read more about Water for Life 2010 Conference: Managing and protecting water reserves for future generations

Location

Great Hall, Rozsa Centre
University of Calgary
Calgary , AB
Event

AWA Tuesday Talk: Mother Nature's Cleanup Crew— How Are They Doing in Alberta?

Apr 7 2010 - 1:00am

Part of Mother Nature’s clean-up crew, turkey vultures have attracted relatively little scientific study.  In 2003 Wayne Nelson and several Alberta Fish and Wildlife Division colleagues  followed up on public reports of vultures on old buildings in eastern and northeastern Alberta and a significant study has arisen.  In 2006 Wayne retired as a wildlife biologist and, along with Rick Morse, carried the vulture project into his retirement and expanded it.  Read more about AWA Tuesday Talk: Mother Nature's Cleanup Crew— How Are They Doing in Alberta?

Location

Strathcona Public Library
8331 104 Street
Edmonton , AB
Event

AWA Tuesday Talk: Pussy Willows and Flashes of Blue: Spring Has Arrived!

Mar 24 2010 - 1:00am

Bluebird lovers who build and maintain nesting boxes are contributing enormously to the conservation of this beautiful bird species. Coupled with a very active program to band these birds, we are becoming increasingly informed about their nesting habits and distribution througout southern Alberta.  Marijke Jalink-Wijbrans and Don Stiles will team up to describe the joys, heartbreaks and science of bluebird conservation. Read more about AWA Tuesday Talk: Pussy Willows and Flashes of Blue: Spring Has Arrived!

Location

AWA Office
455 12 Street NW
Calgary , AB
Event

A Super-Insulated Retrofit —The Option for Existing Houses

Mar 11 2010 - 2:00am

Presented by Harold Orr

Free presentation and discussion. Free refreshments at 6:30 pm +

Start with your existing house to save energy, money and green house gas emissions! Come and hear Canada’s legendary figure in energy efficient construction present the findings from his latest project. This talk will be of interest to home owners, builders, engineers and architects. Read more about A Super-Insulated Retrofit —The Option for Existing Houses

Location

CN Theatre Room 5-142, 105 Street Building
Grant MacEwan University (105 Street and 105 Avenue)
Edmonton , AB
Event

Light Pollution: Putting the Spotlight on Outdoor Lighting

Mar 19 2010 - 12:00am to 3:00am
  • Did you know that light is a source of pollution?
  • Did you know that light pollution negatively affects human health, wildlife, and your wallet?
  • Did you know that light pollution is easy to remedy?

Attention Community Officials, Builders, Naturalists, everybody:

Putting the Spotlight on Outdoor Lighting

A symposium to shed light on the issue of light pollution

Cost: Free

Presentations by: Read more about Light Pollution: Putting the Spotlight on Outdoor Lighting

Location

Room IB1101, Lethbridge College
3000 College Drive S
Lethbridge , AB
Event

Introduction to Permaculture Course

Mar 27 2010 - 6:00am to Mar 28 2010 - 6:00am

Big Sky Permaculture is holding a 2-day weekend Introduction to Permaculture course on March 27 and 28, 2010. Permaculture (permanent culture) is a design system that assembles conceptual, strategic and material components into a pattern that which functions to benefit life in all its forms. Read more about Introduction to Permaculture Course

Location

Calgary Outdoor Area Council, Rocky Mountain Room
1111 Memorial Drive NW
Calgary , AB
Event

"Keeping the Athabasca" Citizens' Water Forum and Watershed Stewardship Workshop

Mar 3 2010 - 7:00am to Mar 6 2010 - 7:00am

Keeping the Athabasca: Water is Life… As Long as the Rivers Flow

A Citizens' Inquiry into the Monitoring, Management & Protection of our Athabasca Basin Watersheds, Surface & Ground Waters

Summary

The Keepers of the Athabasca and their cooperating partners invite you to participate in our March 03 -06 "Keeping the Water : Water is Life...As Long as the Rivers Flow..." Gathering , a free citizens'  forum and stewardship workshop examining the management, monitoring and protection of  our Athabasca Basin watersheds and surface and ground waters. These Athabasca meetings are part of an ongoing series of community groundwater and watershed forums held in  Athabasca Basin communities this winter. Together with Crooked Creek Conservancy, Safe Drinking Water Foundation, Athabasca University and Science Outreach Athabasca, the Keepers of the Athabasca are hosting three days of water educational meetings here at Athabasca. These events are to be held at several Athabasca Town venues. More detailed information will be posted at the Keepers of the Water website and that of the Safe Drinking Water Foundation (SDWF). Read more about "Keeping the Athabasca" Citizens' Water Forum and Watershed Stewardship Workshop

Location

Various locations
Athabasca , AB

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