Talks & Lectures

The Solar Opportunity—Small Scale Investment Options

Feb 26 2016 - 2:00am to 3:30am

Solar energy is a growing, healthy industry in Alberta. It is more profitable than ever to put a solar PV system on your home or business and sell excess power to the utility grid.  You can purchase or lease a system for your house.  If you are renting or have property without solar access, you still have options. You can invest in a system in your neighborhood via a solar investment co-op. Read More

Location

CN Theatre
MacEwan University City Centre Campus (105 Street Building)
Edmonton , AB

Panel Discussion: Is Our Drinking Water at Risk?

Dec 1 2015 - 2:30am to 4:30am

Is Canada's urban drinking water at risk?

Clean drinkable water is life, yet most Canadians take water for granted.

With less than 3 per cent of municipally-treated water used for drinking, the rest goes down our drains and toilets or on our gardens. We often fail to consider the sustainability of our water.

On November 30, you are invited to a free panel discussion at the John Dutton Theatre, Calgary Central Library in Calgary, featuring:

David Schindler, University of Alberta 
Eminent Canadian biologist andenvironmentalist gives his perspective on water and the environment and the danger to our water supplies from human activity.

Arlene Kwasniak, University of Calgary
Lawyer and water policy expert explores the push and pull on water resources from competing industries and the policies we should enact to protect this vital resource.

Masaki Hayashi, University of Calgary
A local field researcher tells tales from the watershed. Before it comes to our taps, what happens to the water along its trip from alpine lakes, through prairie rivers? Read More

Location

John Dutton Theatre Library
616 Macleod Trail SE
Calgary , AB

SESA Seminar: Solar Systems—The Home Owner Experience

Nov 27 2015 - 2:00am to 3:30am

Solar electric, solar heating, solar hot air or solar hot water systems are going in all over Alberta. Some of them are 20 or more years old. Come hear from the homeowners that are utilizing these technologies every day. Solar system owners will share their motivations, details of finances, neighbor’s reactions, both anticipated and unanticipated results and highlights of the process.

Come to Solar Drinks before the event to eat and network!

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Location

CN Theatre (Room 5-142)
MacEwan University City Centre Campus (105th Street Building)
Edmonton , AB

SESA Seminar: Solar Systems—The Home Owner Experience

Nov 26 2015 - 2:00am to 3:30am

Free SESA Seminar in Calgary, Open to the Public.

Solar electric, solar heating, solar hot air or solar hot water systems are going in all over Alberta. Some of them are 20 or more years old. Come hear from the homeowners that are utilizing these technologies every day. Solar system owners will share their motivations, details of finances, neighbor’s reactions, both anticipated and unanticipated results and highlights of the process. Read More

Location

Room NR112, Southern Alberta Institute of Technology
1301 16 Avenue NW
Calgary , AB

Making the Transition: Leveraging Citizen Engagement for Green Revitalization

Nov 17 2015 - 2:00am to 4:00am

Majora Carter specializes in getting the most out of one our most abundant sources of renewable energy—people.

Come hear Majora’s powerful message: how cleaner, greener infrastructure, an engaged market and community engagement can sustainably revitalize cities. Climate change and environmental factors are looming challenges, but engaged citizens and market-based tools for accelerating change can kickstart the transition to creating sustainable communities. Read More

Location

CCIS 1-430
Centennial Centre for Interdisciplinary Science (CCIS), University of Alberta
Edmonton , AB

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