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Phasing Out Coal — A Healthy Decision

Sep 30 2014 - 1:00am to 2:30am

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 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 (A Costly Diagnosis, 2013). The majority of Alberta's electricity is generated by coal-fired plants. Read more about Phasing Out Coal — A Healthy Decision

Location

CN Theatre (Room 5-142)
MacEwan University City Centre Campus
Edmonton , AB
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Chasing Net Zero: Edmonton Panel Event

Oct 10 2014 - 1:00am

Join the folks interviewed in the Green Energy Futures' Chasing Net Zero series for a dynamic panel event, and hear the crew tell each of their stories in their own words.

Moderated by Green Energy Futures host David Dodge, the panel will feature:

Read more about Chasing Net Zero: Edmonton Panel Event>

Location

CN Conference Theatre (5-142, first floor of Building 5)
MacEwan University City Centre Campus
Edmonton , AB
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CASA’s 20th Anniversary Speaker Series

Jun 6 2014 - 2:30pm to 9:45pm

The Clean Air Strategic Alliance (CASA) has brought together an outstanding line-up of Canada’s most effective collaborative leaders, thinkers and negotiators for a day devoted to exploring and discussing the art and science of building consensus agreements.

Registration Deadline: May 30, 2014

Register Online or contact the CASA office at [email protected] to take advantage of the discounted NGO rate Read more about CASA’s 20th Anniversary Speaker Series

Location

TELUS Spark Centre
Calgary , AB
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Playing on the North Saskatchewan River in Edmonton

May 22 2014 - 12:00am to 2:30am

Current Impacts & Update on Recreational Water Quality for
People & Fish

From the North Saskatchewan Riverkeeper website:

Our North Saskatchewan River is a natural and recreational treasure. However, two of the most commonly asked questions of the Riverkeeper are:

"Is it safe to recreate in and on the North Saskatchewan River in Edmonton?"

"Is the water quality safe and suitable for fish in Edmonton?"

Read more about Playing on the North Saskatchewan River in Edmonton>

Location

ECHA 2-190 Lecture Hall
Edmonton Clinic Health Academy (SW corner of 87 Avenue & 114 Street)
Edmonton , AB
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Citizens as Climate Leaders – A Film Screening and Panel with David Suzuki

Apr 23 2014 - 1:00am to 3:30am

This event is the local premiere of the film Climate Change in Atlantic Canada and will be followed by a panel entitled "Citizens as Climate Leaders" with Dr. David Suzuki, researcher, Dr. Ian Mauro, filmmaker, and Eriel Deranger, Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation. Dialogue will focus on the kinds of leadership needed to face our collective future in a time of climate change, and how to learn, practice, and share this leadership.

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Location

Room 1-430
CCIS - University of Alberta (Centennial Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies)
Edmonton , AB
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UAlberta Water Week

Mar 17 2014 - 6:00am to Mar 23 2014 - 6:00am

From the UAlberta Water Week webpage:

Saturday, March 22, UN Water Day is about what you will do in 2014 and beyond to promote sustainable practices in the realm of water and energy. The Water Initiative has expanded the celebration to a week of water activities.

Seeking Students for Student Run Events
The Water Initiative is looking for students to design and present projects during water week. Submit your proposals and we will help you find space and publicize your projects. Use your imagination and show how water is important to you and the world. Submit your proposals here.

Read more about UAlberta Water Week

Location

University of Alberta
Edmonton , AB
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Public forum: Obed Mine release and independent scientific review of remediation plans

Feb 27 2014 - 8:00pm to 11:00pm

The University of Alberta (U of A) Water Initiative and Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development (ESRD) will hold a public forum the afternoon of Thursday, February 27 to share findings of an independent scientific review of Sherritt International’s Obed mine release remediation plans. The review was conducted by leading water scientists engaged by ERSD through the U of A Water Initiative. First Nations, Métis and Sherritt International will also participate in the forum. Read more about Public forum: Obed Mine release and independent scientific review of remediation plans

Location

Maple Leaf Room
Lister Hall, University of Alberta (87 Avenue and 116 Street)
Edmonton
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Net Zero Building Design— Finding the Sweet Spot

Jan 23 2014 - 2:00am

A Green Builders Forum

  • Peter Amerongen - Habitat Studio
  • Dave Turnbull - Landmark Group
  • Stuart Fix - Senior Sustainability Engineer, City of Edmonton
  • Moderated by Brandy Burdeniuk - EcoAmmo

Read more about Net Zero Building Design— Finding the Sweet Spot

Location

MacEwan University - CN Theatre Rm. 5-142
10700 104 Avenue NW (105 Street Building)
Edmonton , AB
Event

Phasing-Out Alberta Coal Power — A Panel Discussion

Jan 16 2014 - 7:00pm

Phasing-Out Alberta Coal-Power Event Poster

A Panel Discussion

  • Joe Anglin, MLA, Wildrose
  • Hon. Donna Kennedy-Glans, MLA, Associate Minister of Electricity & Renewable Energy
  • Rachel Notley, MLA, NDP
  • David Swann, MLA, Liberal

Free Event. All Welcome! Read more about Phasing-Out Alberta Coal Power — A Panel Discussion

Location

Room 1 490
Edmonton Clinic Health Academy (University of Alberta)
Edmonton , AB

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