Talks & Lectures

Event

Red Deer Seedy Sunday

Mar 27 2011 - 5:00pm to 11:00pm

Red Deer Seedy Sunday is part of the worldwide Seedy Saturday/Sunday events that celebrate open-pollinated seeds. In Red Deer, the event is citizen-driven; coordinated with the support of Seeds of Diversity Canada, Spruce Lane Organic Farm, Kerry Wood Nature Centre, the Red Deer Garden Club, and The Root Cellar: ecoStore & Apothecary (a project of ReThink Red Deer's Centre for Urban Agriculture). Read more about Red Deer Seedy Sunday

Location

Kerry Wood Nature Centre
Red Deer , AB
Event

The Duck Stops Here! Do tailings ponds trump migratory bird protection? (Webinar)

Feb 28 2011 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

The Syncrude ducks trial last year was among the most sensational environmental trials of the last decade, resulting in the most significant environmental fine in Canada.

This webinar will focus on what the trial means in the context of migratory bird protection and what it says about the legality of tailings ponds under theMigratory Birds Protection Act. What issues did the Syncrude trial resolve and what issues remain unanswered in the wake of the decision? Read more about The Duck Stops Here! Do tailings ponds trump migratory bird protection? (Webinar)

Event

Refugees and the Environment: A story of cause and effect

Jan 31 2011 - 9:00pm to 10:00pm

Refugee movements are forced by and cause a host of environmental issues. Displacement by climate impacts is likely to be an ongoing issue for both the developed and developing world. Immigration policies and laws around environmental refugees are typically lacking. This presentation will discuss environmental refugees and climate change. Issues that will be canvassed include environmental justice and the current law and policy in Canada related to environmental refugees. Read more about Refugees and the Environment: A story of cause and effect

Location

Law Centre 237A
University of Alberta
Edmonton , AB
Event

AWA Tuesday Talk: Living With Coyotes

Mar 16 2011 - 1:00am

 

Join Dr. Shelley Alexander as she describes her ground-breaking work on the Calgary Regional Coyote Project.  Developed in colaboration with the Miistakis Institute in response to citizen concerns about coyotes, this project is responding to some major concerns:  What is the nature of coyotes' presence in Calgary?  What are the challenges for coexistence?  What education initiatives are available to inform citizens?

$5 Adults, $1 Children

Read more about AWA Tuesday Talk: Living With Coyotes

Location

AWA Office
455 12 Street NW
Calgary , AB
Event

The Intensive Livestock Industry: The Agony and the Ecstasy of Our Times

Jan 21 2011 - 2:00am

The next installment of the Food Futures Lecture Series.

Thought much about what you put in your mouth lately? Maybe you should… Read more about The Intensive Livestock Industry: The Agony and the Ecstasy of Our Times

Location

Room 1-430
Centennial Centre for Interdisciplinary Science (U of A Campus)
Edmonton , AB
Event

Are Boreal Forests Silent or Just Singing a Different Tune?

Jan 26 2011 - 2:00am

with Dr. Erin Bayne

After many years of research, Dr. Bayne has come to some very interesting and informative conclusions about what is happening to birds of the boreal forest here in Alberta.  Hear fascinating details about the lives of these birds, especially how boreal forest development is impacting breeding and survival rates.  Which species are doing well?  Which species need more of our consideration and help?

$5 Adults, $1 Children

For registration and more information… Read more about Are Boreal Forests Silent or Just Singing a Different Tune?

Location

AWA Office
455 12 Street NW
Calgary , AB
Event

Electricity from the Sun - from Dreamer's Paradise to Everyday Use

Jan 14 2011 - 1:30am to 4:00am

Presented by:
Gordon Howell, PEng.

Free public presentation and discussion. No registration.

The world of solar energy is changing quickly. The price of solar photovoltaic (PV) electricity continues its march downwards along with staggering world-wide growth. Solar electricity is now becoming affordable for us in our everyday lives. At the same time, we see that the price of electricity is poised to rise even more to pay for new transmission lines and cleaning up our dirty-coal electricity. Read more about Electricity from the Sun - from Dreamer's Paradise to Everyday Use

Location

Margaret Parsons Theatre
Red Deer College
Red Deer , AB
Event

Bee Lifecycles: Understanding Pollinators

Jan 9 2011 - 1:00am to 4:00am

 

Eliese Watson, Founder of A.B.C- Apiaries and Bees for Communities, an educational organization focusing on the development of urban beekeeping and native-bee habitats, will be presenting on the life cycle of bees and understanding the role of pollinators in nature. Read more about Bee Lifecycles: Understanding Pollinators

Location

Kerry Wood Nature Centre
6300 45 Avenue
Red Deer , AB

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