Talks & Lectures

AWA Tuesday Talk: Journey to Lakeland — Alberta's Boreal Beauty

May 5 2010 - 1:00am

A Pictorial Voyage to the Lakes and Trails of Alberta’s Lakeland

Join Carolyn Campbell for a pictorial voyage to the lakes and trails of the Lakeland region east of Lac La Biche, Alberta.  A sampling of plants, animals and human activities in this exceptionally beautiful wilderness area.  Many of the images will be the results of work provided by local Edmonton photographers.

Carolyn Campbell is a Conservation Specialist with the Alberta Wilderness Association. Read more about AWA Tuesday Talk: Journey to Lakeland — Alberta's Boreal Beauty

Location

Strathcona Branch Library
8331 104 Street NW
Edmonton , AB

REAP Down to Earth Week: Business, society and the journey to sustainability

Apr 6 2010 - 5:45pm to 7:00pm

Presentations begin at noon

No cost to attend, advance registration not required

Join Rob Abbott, author of "Conscious Endeavours", for a discussion about the best practices of sustainable businesses. Read more about REAP Down to Earth Week: Business, society and the journey to sustainability

Location

Third Floor, Calgary Public Library
616 Macleod Trail SE
Calgary , AB

City of Calgary Earth Day Lunch & Learn

Apr 22 2010 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm

The City of Calgary is celebrating Earth Day by inviting everyone to attend a presentation by Kevin Strange (Senior Advisor of Conservation Outreach at the Calgary Zoo) called "An Uplifting Earth Day."

Kevin will tell you that knowing a lot about conservation can make a guy a real drag at a  party if he chooses to dwell on all of the doom and gloom news we get exposed to every day.  But, Strange devotes his energy to positive conservation stories and is surrounded by people and organizations doing small, but nonetheless great things, for nature and the environment.  Celebrate Earth Day by listening to him share light-hearted and fun stories about nature, travelling, and spending a life-time working for plants and animals.

Examples of environmental initiative from The City of Calgary will be on display, as will Posters from students (grade 1-3) who participated in our Earth Hour Contest.

Admission is free but please register to attend by contacting [email protected] Read more about City of Calgary Earth Day Lunch & Learn

Location

John Dutton Theatre, Downtown Library
616 MacLeod Trail SE
Calgary , AB

Connecting to the Grid: Alberta’s New Micro-Generation Regulations for Renewable Electricity

Apr 22 2009 - 1:00am

Gordon Howell, P.Eng.
Howell-Mayhew Engineering

A new set of regulations went into effect last January 1 that made it much easier to connect your solar electric, microwind electric, or other low-emission micro-generator to the electric grid and to sell your excess electricity to your energy retailer. What do the new regulations mean to us? How do we use them? Are they as easy as they sound? Will they allow us to generate all our own electricity? What price will we get paid for our electricity? Can we make money at it? What will our electricity bill look like? What do you do if your electric wires company says “no”? Come hear an expert on connecting micropower to the grid explain how they work for you. See info at www.hme.ca/connecttothegrid Read more about Connecting to the Grid: Alberta’s New Micro-Generation Regulations for Renewable Electricity

Location

Grant MacEwan College — CN Theatre Rm 5-142
10700 104 Avenue
Edmonton , AB

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