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Environment Week Kickoff Family Event

Jun 5 2011 - 6:00pm to 10:00pm

Pack your family a waste-free picnic & help kick off Environment Week in Edmonton!

  • free tree seedlings for everyone ‘caught’ enjoying a waste-free picnic (while supplies last)
  • kids’ games & activities
  • view a mobile air monitoring lab and check out a hybrid car
  • enjoy a fashion show with a ‘re-use’ twist
  • feel the heat of a solar panel in action
  • learn how easy it is to ‘go green’ at information sessions & displays
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Location

North Amphitheatre — Alberta Legislature Grounds
10800 97 Avenue NW (north of the fountain)
Edmonton , AB
Event

Eco Solar Home Tour

Jun 4 2011 - 6:00pm to 10:00pm

Better Choices. Better Homes. Better Lives.

  • Energy costs are rising.
  • Daily news is loaded with examples of the effects of climate change.

There has never been a more compelling time to shrink our ecological footprint. You can take action yourself!

When is the Tour?   

The Tour is on Saturday June 4th, from noon to 4 pm. You will be able to soak up the first-hand experience of homeowners and other experts with a wide variety of energy and water resource-saving technologies in new construction and retrofit applications. Read more about Eco Solar Home Tour

Location

various locations Edmonton , AB
Event

River Valley Clean Up

May 1 2011 - 4:00pm to 8:00pm

Come join the North Saskatchewan Riverkeeper at the 24th Annual River Valley Clean Up on Sunday, May 1 from 10AM-2PM.

We meet at Victoria Park to begin the event.

Please rsvp to Glenn Isaac at: [email protected]

For more details:http://www.edmonton.ca/environmental/capital_city_cleanup/river-valley-clean-up.aspx Read more about River Valley Clean Up

Location

Victoria Park
Edmonton , AB
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20th Annual Climb & Run for Wilderness

Apr 16 2011 - 6:00am

Climb and Run for Wilderness is Alberta Wilderness Association's annual Earth Day event at the Calgary Tower. This event provides you the unique opportunity to climb the 802 stairs inside the Calgary Tower. The day is filled with entertainment, including an outstanding Wild Alberta Expo where you can learn more about Alberta's wilderness, wildlife and wild waters. You will have a terrific time and be eligible for outstanding prizes. Read more about 20th Annual Climb & Run for Wilderness

Location

Calgary Tower
Calgary , AB
Event

Sheep River Winter Hike

Feb 16 2011 - 7:00am

Distance: 6 - 8 km

The winter snow contains many stories.  Animals (and some birds) leave their tracks, the action of the wind is recorded and life-giving water is stored to be released with the return of spring.  Winter hiking!  Why not?

For registration and more information… Read more about Sheep River Winter Hike

Location

Sheep River Provincial Park
Kananaskis , AB
Event

AWA Hike: Fall in the Whaleback

Sep 19 2010 - 6:00am

Distance: 12-14 km
Elevation Gain: 200 m

Wander the trails, ridges and valleys of Alberta's largest remaining montane wilderness.  View ancient pine trees clinging to life.  Try to spot wildlife such as elk, deer, bear, coyotes and wolves.  Register early, as this is a very popular hike!

This hike is rated as Moderate-to-Difficult, covering approximately 12 - 14 kilometres with an elevation gain of about 300 metres (1000 ft). Read more about AWA Hike: Fall in the Whaleback

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