Talks & Lectures

Building Climate Change Resilience and Adaptation in the Kainai First Nation

Dec 10 2019 - 7:00pm

Join Diandra Bruised Head, climate change coordinator with the Blood Tribe Land Management, for a presentation on the importance of Indigenous perspectives and voices in the climate change conversation, the outcomes of the projects, and the way forward, together.



AWA Cottage School
455 12 Street NW
Calgary , AB

Beyond This of That: Building New Energy Narratives

Sep 25 2019 - 7:30am to 9:30am

In a conversation dominated by polarizing voices during a week of global discussion about climate change, Alberta Ecotrust invites industry, nonprofit and government leaders to explore new energy narratives that highlight both innovation and collaboration.

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Officers’ Mess Room, 2nd Floor
Fort Calgary
Calgary , AB

Media and Climate: A Crisis in Coverage?

Sep 25 2019 - 7:00pm

From Eventbrite:

As we face an existential threat, our media has yet to step up to fill its institutional role. Why is this? How can we do better? Read More


La Cite Des Rocheuses
4800 Richard Rd SW
T3E 6L1 Calgary , AB

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


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


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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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


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


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.

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AWA Cottage School
455 12 Street NW
Calgary , AB


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