Talks & Lectures

SMLS Public Lecture: Carbon Pricing – You Probably Have an Opinion but Do You Actually Understand How it Works?

Sep 14 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

The Canadian Institute of Resources Law invites you to attend a free public lecture entitled:

Carbon Pricing – You Probably Have an Opinion but Do You Actually Understand How it Works?

Carbon pricing is set to be a major issue as Canada heads into the federal election. Yet, while almost everyone has an opinion on it, few understand how carbon pricing works as a climate mitigation tool and even fewer have a working understanding of the legislative framework. This session is designed to help attendees more fully understand the carbon pricing in Canada. It will explain the economic theory of carbon pricing and the experience with carbon pricing around the world; explore the different carbon pricing systems Canadian provinces have put in place; explain the details of the Pan Canadian carbon pricing framework, including the carbon pricing benchmark and backstop; and, examine the constitutional issues at play. The session will end with a Q & A period for registered participants. Read more about SMLS Public Lecture: Carbon Pricing – You Probably Have an Opinion but Do You Actually Understand How it Works?

Location

Room 3360
Murray Fraser Hall (MFH), Faculty of Law University of Calgary
Calgary , AB

ED Talk: Waste Management & the Circular Economy

May 14 2019 - 6:30pm

Join us for the first in a series of casual evening sessions exploring Sustainability in the City of Red Deer. Read more about ED Talk: Waste Management & the Circular Economy

Location

Red Deer College Alternative Energy Lab
100 College Blvd
Red Deer , AB

Earth, Wind & Fire

May 7 2019 - 6:30pm

Join  AWA as they host their annual Environmental Science student showcase, Earth, Wind & Fire (and other ecological puzzles). This year will feature talks from three Environmental Science students on topics  including adaptations in stickleback fish, smoke-geochemistry dynamics following forest fire, and a crash course in ecological modeling. Refreshments will be served!

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Location

AWA Cottage School
455 12 Street SW
Calgary , AB

Green Regs and Ham: Coastal Conundrums

Apr 15 2019 - 7:45am to 9:00am

Coastal environmental concerns are highly relevant to land locked Alberta, but rarely do we discuss them. Join the ELC and our guest speakers to look beyond Alberta’s borders at the conundrums of crude and coastal communities. Up for discussion – the ecological, jurisdictional and legal challenges that arise in relation to what has become a significant and divisive issue: the export of Alberta’s oil and gas. Read more about Green Regs and Ham: Coastal Conundrums

Location

The Matrix Hotel – Amber Ballroom
10640 100 Ave NW
Edmonton , AB

Public Presentation: Mixing Water, Oil and Gas

Mar 9 2019 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

From the Council of Canadians website:

Did you know that millions of litres of fresh water are being extracted from Western Canada and made permanently unuseable? The Red Deer and Area Chapter of the Council of Canadians invites you to the free public presentation “Mixing Water, Oil and Gas” about fresh water extraction from our rivers, lakes and aquifers for unconventional oil and gas development. Hear from guest speaker Dr. David Sauchyn, the Director of the Prairie Adaptation Research Collaborative at the University of Regina, and from people in central Alberta who will share their stories about the dangerous natural gas extraction method known as “fracking.” Read more about Public Presentation: Mixing Water, Oil and Gas

Location

The Margaret Parsons Theatre at Red Deer College
100 College Boulevard
Red Deer , AB

Calgary Talk: Getting the Whole Picture

Mar 19 2019 - 7:00pm

Elly Knight will share what we’ve learned about where Common Nighthawks spend their time outside of the breeding season and how it applies to the conservation of this poorly understood species. She will cover the conservation importance of studying birds during migration and on the wintering grounds, and how it applies to our Common Nighthawks in Alberta.

Tickets ($5) Read more about Calgary Talk: Getting the Whole Picture

Location

AWA Cottage School
455 12 Street NW
Calgary , AB

AWA Talk — Ian Urquhart: Promises Made

Feb 26 2019 - 7:00pm

The NDP 2015 election platform promised leadership on climate change. As Albertans ready for a spring 2019 election, Ian Urquhart considers just how much leadership Premier Notley’s government has shown on the climate change file. Read more about AWA Talk — Ian Urquhart: Promises Made

Location

Jackson Power
9744 60 Avenue NW
Edmonton , AB

Bighorn and Brews

Feb 12 2019 - 5:30pm to 8:30pm

Join CPAWS Southern Alberta, the Alberta Hiking Association, Alpine Club of Canada, Great Divide Trail Association and Patagonia for Bighorn and Brews at Last Best Brewing, in Calgary.

Cost: FREE

Your first pint is free and there will be complimentary snacks and giveaways.

Come out to learn more about recreation and conservation in the Bighorn region and why our groups support the proposal to protect Bighorn Country. Read more about Bighorn and Brews

Location

Last Best Brewing
607 11 Avenue SW
Calgary , AB

Amy Luers: Sparking Exponential Climate Action

Feb 6 2019 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Feb 6 2019 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

We face a future full of disruption. To keep global warming below 2°C, countries must adopt a simple rule: cut emissions in half every decade to 2050. Solutions may be market ready and economically attractive, but it will require economic transformation at an unprecedented speed and scale. Read more about Amy Luers: Sparking Exponential Climate Action

Locations

Roundhouse, Allard Hall, MacEwan University
11110 104 Ave NW
Edmonton , AB
Myer Horowitz Theatre, Students' Union Building, University of Alberta
8900 114 St NW
T6G 2J7 Edmonton , AB

Lunch & Learn: Policy Agendas and Election Engagement Strategies

Feb 27 2019 - 12:00pm to 12:50pm

It’s nearly election campaign time – is your policy agenda ready? Developing a policy agenda – a set of issues or problems aimed at getting the attention of policymakers and decisionmakers – is an important step for nonprofits seeking change in the upcoming provincial election period. This session will help you understand how to develop a policy agenda and use it during the upcoming election cycle to get attention for your organization’s policy ideas. Read more about Lunch & Learn: Policy Agendas and Election Engagement Strategies

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