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Sustainability Speaker Series: “The Story of Stuff” with Annie Leonard

Nov 18 2011 - 2:00am to 3:30am

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The Office of Sustainability invites you to attend the second presentation in our 2011-2012 Sustainability Speaker Series, “The Story of Stuff,” presented by Annie Leonard. Read more about Sustainability Speaker Series: “The Story of Stuff” with Annie Leonard

Location

Room 11
Tory Lecture Theatre — University of Alberta
Edmonton , AB
Event

Film Screening and Q & A: The Economics of Happiness

Mar 17 2011 - 1:00am to 3:00am

Join us for a special screening of ‘The Economics of Happiness’, a documentary about the worldwide movement for localization. The film will be followed by a Q and A session with Filmmaker Helena Norberg-Hodge (via Skype).

View the film’s trailer

Website: http://www.theeconomicsofhappiness.org/ Read more about Film Screening and Q & A: The Economics of Happiness

Location

Petroleum Club
319 5 Avenue SW
Calgary , AB
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REAP Down to Earth Week: Responsible Shopping Event

Apr 4 2009 - 7:00pm to 11:00pm

REAP Business Association presents "Responsible Shopping Event"

This fun and informative afternoon will help Calgarians connect with local companies that offer socially and environmentally responsible products. Discover the variety of eco fashion available in Calgary for men, women and children – everything from yoga wear to formal wear. Then learn from the world’s leading expert on ethical consumerism, Dr. Ellis Jones, how to use your shopping dollars to create a better world. Read more about REAP Down to Earth Week: Responsible Shopping Event

Location

SAIT Campus, Colonel Walker Building
1301 16 Avenue NW
Calgary , AB
Event

Thoughtful Tuesday Documentary: "Buyer Be Fair"

Dec 17 2008 - 2:00am

Presented by Steeps Tea Lounge & Earth's General Store

James Spurlock/Rob VanAlkemade. 90 minutes. 2007.
http://www.buyerbefair.org

A documentary that explores how conscious consumers and businesses can use the market to promote social justice and environmental sustainability through product labelling. Read more about Thoughtful Tuesday Documentary: "Buyer Be Fair"

Location

Steeps Tea Lounge College Plaza
11116 82 Avenue NW
Edmonton , AB
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Buy Nothing Day!

Nov 28 2008 - 7:00am to Nov 29 2008 - 6:59am

International Buy Nothing Day always falls on the day after the American Thanksgiving in November, traditionally the first day of Christmas shopping! People are encouraged to not make any purchases throughout the entire day. The idea is to increase participants' awareness of their spending habits and to think about mass consumerism and its effect on the cultural and natural environment of the world. Read more about Buy Nothing Day!

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Thoughtful Tuesday Documentary: What Would Jesus Buy?

Nov 26 2008 - 2:00am

Presented by Steeps Tea Lounge & Earth's General Store

James Spurlock/Rob VanAlkemade. 2007.
90 minutes

"The movie Santa doesn't want you to see!" An examination of the commercialization of Christmas in America.

If you can't make it to this screening of this documentary you can catch it on December 4th.

http://wwjbmovie.com/about.html  Read more about Thoughtful Tuesday Documentary: What Would Jesus Buy?

Location

Steeps Tea Lounge College Plaza
11116 82 Avenue NW
Edmonton , AB
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Documentary: What Would Jesus Buy? Reverend Billy & The Church of Stop Shopping

Dec 5 2008 - 2:00am

Hosted by Edmonton Small Press Association & Theatre Yes

Screenings at 7 & 9pm

What Would Jesus Buy? follows Reverend Billy and the Church of Stop Shopping Gospel Choir as they go on a cross-country mission to save Christmas from the Shopocalypse: the end of mankind from consumerism, over-consumption and the fires of eternal debt! From producer Morgan Spurlock (Super Size Me) and director Rob VanAlkemade comes a serious docu-comedy about the commercialization of Christmas. Read more about Documentary: What Would Jesus Buy? Reverend Billy & The Church of Stop Shopping

Location

Zeidler Hall, Citadel Theatre
9828 101A Avenue
Edmonton , AB
Event

Living on Earth as if we want to stay - Mike Nickerson

Jun 26 2008 - 1:00am to 3:30am

 

More and more people are realizing that change is essential.

"Living on Earth as if we want to stay" is an invitation to discuss the sort of change necessary to secure long-term well-being.

Cures do not result from treating symptoms. The cause must be addressed. While Climate Change has captured public attention, it is a symptom of a greater challenge. That challenge is that the human species has grown to fill its planet. Read more about Living on Earth as if we want to stay - Mike Nickerson

Location

Village Lifestyles
10429 79 Ave
Edmonton , AB
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