Talks & Lectures

Event

Lean and Green: Sustainable Energy Solutions for Alberta

Sep 21 2010 - 10:00pm

with Hunter Lovins


2 Great Opportunities to Discover:

  • Options for meeting our current electricity challenges
  • The business case for climate protection
  • How Alberta can lead the way in energy solutions
Read more about Lean and Green: Sustainable Energy Solutions for Alberta>

Location

ConocoPhillips Theatre
Glenbow Museum
Calgary , AB
Event

YEP Speaker Series: Approaching Major Projects in the Wake of Oil Spills

Sep 8 2010 - 11:30pm to Sep 9 2010 - 2:00am

There is high risk and large upfront investment required for large infrastructure projects. Given the recent BP and Enbridge oil spills and impacts of actions from government agencies, ENGO, etc – what are the expected outcomes for the industry? Dennis McConaghy of TransCanada talks about increasing regulation, corporate responsibility and the impacts of current events on projects like McKenzie and Gateway.  Read more about YEP Speaker Series: Approaching Major Projects in the Wake of Oil Spills

Location

Deville's in Arts Central
100 7 Avenue SW (SE corner of second level)
Calgary , AB
Event

The New Sustainable Home — Going Beyond Green: Building Holistic, Healthy, Traditional Earth Buildings

Jun 16 2010 - 12:30am to 3:30am

Marcus McCabe, director of Hempire Building Materials is an accomplished scientist, plasterer, hemp-lime builder, straw bale builder and Permaculturalist who has been researching experimental building materials since the early nineties. He is going to be in Calgary this month speaking at an information/ Q&A evening for both public and industry interested in sustainable building technologies for both residential and commercial applications. 

$15.00 (Calgary Dollars accepted) Read more about The New Sustainable Home — Going Beyond Green: Building Holistic, Healthy, Traditional Earth Buildings

Location

3rd Floor, Calgary Public Library
616 Macleod Trail SE
Calgary , AB
Event

"Meet & Mingle" with Environment Minister Ron Rennie

Jun 4 2010 - 12:30am to 2:30am

Water Matters invites you join us for our annual meet and mingle!


Please join the board and staff of Water Matters for our annual wine and hors d'oeuvres “Meet and Mingle.” This year we are excited to introduce our soon-to-be-announced new Executive Director and new Special Advisor on Water Policy. In addition to these two introductions, we also look forward to hearing from our guest speaker, the Honourable Rob Renner, Minister of the Environment, who will discuss Alberta’s direction for watersheds, water allocation and the role of public participation. Read more about "Meet & Mingle" with Environment Minister Ron Rennie

Location

Room 201, Kahanoff Centre
1202 Centre Street SE
Calgary , AB
Event

Wild About Wilderness Gala

Jun 4 2010 - 12:30am

Wild About 
Wilderness

An evening with AWA board and staff.

Please join us for an evening reception at the Royal Glenora Club with guest speaker Richard Secord:

Green Law - Legal Precedents for Environmental Protection.

Richard’s lecture will address the key environmentally significant cases decided in Alberta in the last 20 years. Read more about Wild About Wilderness Gala

Location

Royal Glenora Club
11160 River Valley Road
Edmonton , AB
Event

Climate Change — What Can I Do?

May 19 2010 - 6:00pm

Please RSVP by email to [email protected]

Free Sessions - Open to the Public, but we ask that you RSVP as space is limited to 40 attendees.

We will be giving away a door prize at this session.

In this Lecture: You release greenhouse gases as a result of using energy to drive, using electricity to light and heat your home, and through other activities that support our quality of life like growing food, raising livestock and throwing away garbage. Read more about Climate Change — What Can I Do?

Location

Enterprise Square atrium
10230 Jasper Avenue NW
Edmonton , AB
Event

Creativity & Possibility: Alternative Responses to the Oil & Gas Industry

Jun 11 2010 - 1:00am to 3:00am

Public Speakers Series

Oil & The Arts: Creative Responses to the Energy Economy

How do oil and art mix? How are visual artists, performance artists, and writers responding to the oil and energy economy? How are artists and curators representing, documenting, and archiving Alberta’s oil economy? What is the role of public art in contemplating the issues arising from Alberta’s oil economy? This speaker series will feature local and international artists, activists, and critics whose creative work addresses these questions and responds to the energy economy.

June 10: Creativity & Possibility: Alternative Responses to the Oil & Gas Industry
Peter von Tiesenhausen, Artist Read more about Creativity & Possibility: Alternative Responses to the Oil & Gas Industry

Location

Natural Resources Engineering Facility (NRE) 1-001
University of Alberta
Edmonton , AB
Event

Oil & the Arts: Protest & Promotion

Jun 4 2010 - 1:00am to 3:00am

Public Speakers Series

Oil & The Arts: Creative Responses to the Energy Economy

How do oil and art mix? How are visual artists, performance artists, and writers responding to the oil and energy economy? How are artists and curators representing, documenting, and archiving Alberta’s oil economy? What is the role of public art in contemplating the issues arising from Alberta’s oil economy? This speaker series will feature local and international artists, activists, and critics whose creative work addresses these questions and responds to the energy economy.

June 3: Protest & Promotion
Mike Hudema, Greenpeace
Eriel Deranger, Rainforest Action Network Read more about Oil & the Arts: Protest & Promotion

Location

Natural Resources Engineering Facility (NRE) 1-001
University of Alberta
Edmonton , AB
Event

Art as Activism, Public Art, and Artist as Citizen

May 21 2010 - 1:00am to 3:00am

Public Speakers Series

Oil & The Arts: Creative Responses to the Energy Economy

How do oil and art mix? How are visual artists, performance artists, and writers responding to the oil and energy economy? How are artists and curators representing, documenting, and archiving Alberta’s oil economy? What is the role of public art in contemplating the issues arising from Alberta’s oil economy? This speaker series will feature local and international artists, activists, and critics whose creative work addresses these questions and responds to the energy economy.

May 20: Art as Activism, Public Art, and Artist as Citizen
Brenda Kim Christiansen, Painter, Artist, Edmonton
Sherri Chaba, Artist, Edmonton
Ian Mulder, Muralist, Edmonton Read more about Art as Activism, Public Art, and Artist as Citizen

Location

Natural Resources Engineering Facility (NRE) 1-001
University of Alberta
Edmonton , AB

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