Environmental Activism

Media Release

Longstanding Federal Partnership with Canadian Environmental Network Terminated

Future uncertain for network of over 640 environmental groups

Today, the Canadian Environmental Network (RCEN), one of Canada’s oldest, largest, and most well-respected democratic institutions serving the environmental concerns of all Canadians, was forced to lay off its staff and is on the verge of closing its doors and those of its 11 regional offices. Read more about Longstanding Federal Partnership with Canadian Environmental Network Terminated

Event

Red Deer Seedy Sunday

Mar 27 2011 - 5:00pm to 11:00pm

Red Deer Seedy Sunday is part of the worldwide Seedy Saturday/Sunday events that celebrate open-pollinated seeds. In Red Deer, the event is citizen-driven; coordinated with the support of Seeds of Diversity Canada, Spruce Lane Organic Farm, Kerry Wood Nature Centre, the Red Deer Garden Club, and The Root Cellar: ecoStore & Apothecary (a project of ReThink Red Deer's Centre for Urban Agriculture). Read more about Red Deer Seedy Sunday

Location

Kerry Wood Nature Centre
Red Deer , AB
Event

Level One Urban Beekeeping Course

Jan 29 2011 - 5:00pm to Jan 31 2011 - 1:00am

Location: Pure Earth Organics - #12 - 5579 47th St., Red Deer

Saturday January 29th & 30th, 2011
10:00 am - 6:00 pm (both days)

Apiaries and Bees for Communities (A.B.C.) is pleased to offer a Level One Beekeeping Certificate for hobbiest beekeepers in an urban and rural setting. This 16-hour intensive program will offer everything you need to know to begin beekeeping. Read more about Level One Urban Beekeeping Course

Event

People's Assembly for Climate Justice

Dec 5 2010 - 8:00pm to 11:00pm

During the next major round of climate negotiations in Cancun Mexico (November 29th to December 10th), People's Assemblies on Climate Justice (PACJ) will be taking place across Canada. PACJ are movement-building and organizing events. The focus is on dialogue and transforming awareness into action through community-based climate justice actions. Read more about People's Assembly for Climate Justice

Location

Memorial Park Library
1221 2nd Street SW
Calgary , AB
Event

Everyone's Downstream IV— Tar sands production & resistance: developing locally, expanding globally

Nov 25 2010 - 7:00am to Nov 28 2010 - 7:00am

An international conference on community resistance to the tar sands. This year's themes include:

  • Tar sands go global: Madagascar, Trinidad and more
  • Building accountable movements: ENGOs, secret deals,
  • …and how to build and demand democracy and transparency
  • Ongoing resistance: communities fighting pipelines, refineries, and other tar sands infrastructure

Organized by OilSandsTruth.org Read more about Everyone's Downstream IV— Tar sands production & resistance: developing locally, expanding globally

Location

Engineering Teaching and Learning Complex (ETLC)
University of Alberta (off 116 Street, between 91 & 92 Avenue)
Edmonton , AB
Event

Local Food & Bicycle Movements: Environmental & Cultural Sustenance in Times of Peril & Promise

Oct 12 2010 - 11:30pm

Uprisings for the Earth

Calgary’s Local Food, Bike Culture, and a Conversation on “Environmental and Cultural Sustenance in Times of Peril and Promise” with Author, Osprey Orielle Lake, author of "Uprisings for the Earth". Participate in a state-of-the-union on social movements reshaping Calgary.

Presenters will be Jackie Mann, Two Wheel View/Good Life Bike Shop and Jackie Puff, Calgary community garden participant and researcher.

Free admission Read more about Local Food & Bicycle Movements: Environmental & Cultural Sustenance in Times of Peril & Promise

Location

2nd Floor Lounge
Wyckham House, Mount Royal University
Calgary , AB

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