Environment & Society

Global Climate Strike - September 20-27

As world leaders prepare to gather in New York for the UN Climate Action Summit, millions of children and students across Canada and around the world will be hitting the streets again on Friday  to demand action on the climate crisis from all levels of government and society. They are calling on people of all ages to join them in a week of Global Climate Action from September 20–27.

Climate Strike groups across Canada are kicking off the week with a march and "die-in" protest on Friday, September 20:

The culmination of Global Climate Week will be another series of climate strikes across Canada on Friday, September 27. Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg, whose actions inspired the global Fridays for Future climate strike movement, will be marching with climate strikers in Montréal.

Check Global Climate Strike for a Climate Strike in your town or city. GoodWork has compiled a good list of Global Climate Strike links and resources.

In between, there are a myriad of climate events and actions planned, some of which are listed in the Upcoming Events section of this email. Check out the Edmonton Climate Strike page for a schedule of events in Edmonton. The Calgary Climate Hub has a list of happenings in Calgary. 

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?

Location

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

Ecological Grief is not new, but on the Rise

Nov 22 2018 - 12:00pm

Grieving the loss or change of a cherished natural space has not always been recognized as a true form of grieving. For example, the grief First Nations Peoples in USA and Canada experienced after losing their way of life in the wake of colonization, was generally not recognized as ecological grief.

Location

Royal Canadian Legion (north door)
324 Mayor Magrath Drive S
Lethbridge , AB

Ecological Grief

Nov 22 2018 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Grieving the loss or change of a cherished natural space has not always been recognized as a true form of grieving. With wildfires and summers filled with smoke, devastating flooding, subtle changes in the seasons, and the recent IPCC report, ecological grief is now starting to become recognized as a legitimate form of mourning and anxiety. But like all forms of grief, ecological grief is personal, unique, and doesn't often follow a logical pattern. Join us for a discussion around the ways we may grieve a landscape similarly (and differently) to other forms of loss.

Location

Lethbridge Public Library
810 5 Avenue S
T1J 4C4 Lethbridge , AB

Alberta Narrative Project report released

"The Alberta Narratives Project is a community-based initiative and new approach to public engagement research that builds skills and better communications. It aims to uncover language and narratives that reflect the values and identities of Albertans, and to find ways of talking about our energy-climate future that build bridges to better community conversation."

CANCELLED - An Evening with Linda Duncan: Working Towards an Environmental Bill of Rights

Nov 18 2017 - 2:00am

Due to last-minute scheduling issues, this event has been cancelled. If you have already registered for this event, you will receive a refund.

This event is part of the Alberta Environmental Network's 2017 Fall Meetings

Location

TBA Edmonton , AB

AEN Fall Workshop: Reinventing Campaigns for Greater Impact

Nov 17 2017 - 8:00pm to Nov 18 2017 - 12:00am

This workshop is part of the Alberta Environmental Network's 2017 Fall Meetings

 Reinventing Campaigns for Greater Impact

Location

Wild Rose Room, Lister Conference Centre
11613 87 Avenue NW (U of A Campus)
T6G 2H6 Edmonton , AB

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