Talks & Lectures

Event

The Way We Green Speaker Series: Peak Energy and Its Implication for the City of Edmonton

May 10 2011 - 6:10pm to 7:00pm

Speaker: Dr. Dave Hughes, Post Carbon Institute

2011 Speaker Series

The 2011 Speaker Series is now underway. Upcoming events include: Read more about The Way We Green Speaker Series: Peak Energy and Its Implication for the City of Edmonton

Location

Ledcor Theatre, Art Gallery of Alberta
2 Sir Winston Churchill Square
Edmonton , AB
Event

Are Boreal Sondbirds Becoming Silent?

Apr 29 2011 - 1:30am to 4:00am

 

Dr. Erin Bayne will discuss conclusions about what is happening to birds of the boreal forest in Alberta.

Contact

Red Deer River Naturalists
[email protected]otmail.com
403-346-3981 Read more about Are Boreal Sondbirds Becoming Silent?

Location

Kerry Wood Nature Centre
Red Deer , AB
Event

Solar Seminar: Renewable Energy for Edmonton

Apr 20 2011 - 1:00am

An Update on Edmonton’s Renewable Energy Task Force

a presentation by Gordon Howell, P.Eng., Howell Mayhew Engineering 

followed by the Solar Energy Society of Alberta Annual General Meeting

  • What future do you see for renewable energy in your day to day life?
  • What do you plan to do to make that happen?
  • What role do you think our three levels of government should have in expanding the use of renewable energy in Edmonton?

Edmonton established a Renewable Energy Task Force in 2010 to provide the city with a set of recommendations on renewable energy policy. The consultant to the Task Force, Gordon Howell, will be providing an update on some of the policy areas that the Task Force is examining. Read more about Solar Seminar: Renewable Energy for Edmonton

Location

CN Theatre Room 5-142
Grant MacEwan University — City Centre Campus (105 Street & 104 Avenue)
Edmonton , AB
Event

ReThink Red Deer Annual General Reunion

Apr 21 2011 - 12:30am to 3:30am

ReThink Red Deer's first annual general reunion! Like a traditional AGM, we'll handle the basic governance requirements of being a legal society but our focus will be on a special presentation and celebration of our accomplishments over the last year. Read more about ReThink Red Deer Annual General Reunion

Location

Margaret Parsons Theatre
Red Deer College
Red Deer , AB
Event

As Long As the Rivers Flow: Water Justice & Indigenous Sovereignty

Mar 24 2011 - 1:00am

A panel featuring Cree Elder Lillian Shirt, Indigenous rights lawyer Clayton Leonard and Indigenous activist and Greenpeace campaigner Melina Massimo-Laboucan.

Many are surprised to learn that within Canada are people who the Public Health Agency of Canada say live in “third world conditions”; in fact, many Indigenous communities on Turtle Island live without access to one of the most basic needs: clean water.

Come to learn about what made this the reality in Canada, and what is being and can be done in the fight for water justice. Read more about As Long As the Rivers Flow: Water Justice & Indigenous Sovereignty

Location

Engineering Teaching and Learning Complex (ETLC) Room 1-007
University of Alberta (East of 116 St between 91 and 92 Avenues)
Edmonton , AB
Event

The Public Trust Doctrine and the Future of Water in Alberta

Mar 23 2011 - 1:00am

Featuring Michigan-based attorney and public trust doctrine advocate Jim Olson and University of Alberta water expert Dr. David Schindler

It is a critical time for water in Alberta, with over-allocated rivers in the south of the province, increasing concerns about the impact of tarsands operations on water quality and quantity in the north, and increasingly dire predictions that climate change, increased population and other pressures are driving Alberta towards a water crisis. Since 2008 the Alberta government has been reviewing the provincial water allocation system, with indications that it intends to introduce a province-wide, largely deregulated water market when it updates the 1999 Water Act. Despite widespread concerns about leaving decisions about who will be able to access water up to the open market, the provincial government has over the past two years almost completely ignored non-market alternatives. Read more about The Public Trust Doctrine and the Future of Water in Alberta

Location

Engineering Teaching and Learning Complex (ETLC) Room 1-003
University of Alberta (East of 116 St between 91 & 92 Avenues)
Edmonton , AB
Event

T’Sou-ke First Nation: The Most Solar-Intensive Community in Canada

Mar 24 2011 - 1:00am

Chief Gordon Planes with Andrew Moore – Project Director

Following a year-long visioning process the T’Sou-ke community embarked on a programme to achieve energy autonomy, economic self-sufficiency and food sustainability while utilizing the ancient wisdom and skills still available within First Nations communities.  Their on-going achievements include three solar electric systems totaling 75kW, thirty eight residential solar hot water systems, and an ambitious energy efficiency programme along with indigenous plant propagation and food-producing greenhouses.  In the process of building these many projects the T’Sou-ke First Nation has trained many young people in the solar and sustainability trades and inspired many other communities to follow their lead. Read more about T’Sou-ke First Nation: The Most Solar-Intensive Community in Canada

Location

CN Theatre – Room 5-142
Grant MacEwan University — City Centre Campus
Edmonton , AB

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