Environment & Society


Webinar: Public Participation in Environmental Decision-Making in Alberta — Part II

Feb 11 2010 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

The Regional Director of Alberta Environment has authorized an activity to take place in your area. You disagree with the approach taken by the Director. What recourse do you have?

Join Jason Unger, Staff Counsel with the Environmental Law Centre, to discuss appeals of the Director's decision to the Alberta Environmental Appeals Board. Read more about Webinar: Public Participation in Environmental Decision-Making in Alberta — Part II


Creating A Legacy Together: A Conference for Global Citizenship

May 6 2010 - 6:00am to May 8 2010 - 6:00am

Register now! You can register and pay with any major credit card at http://www.geoec.org

About the Conference

Featuring the following keynotes:

  • Chris Turner, author of The Geography of Hope: A Tour of the World We Need
  • Craig Kielburger, founder of Free the Children
  • Geoff Green, adventurer, educator, and founder of Students On Ice

This is the annual conference of the GEOEC (Global, Environmental, and Outdoor Education Council of Alberta), which has partnered with several other groups, including ACEE and the ATA, to bring you this conference.  Teachers and educators from the non-formal sector are invited to attend this conference, which will be a forum to share, celebrate, and promote promising practices for developing engaged global citizens for the 21st Century. Workshops will be listed on-line within a month. Read more about Creating A Legacy Together: A Conference for Global Citizenship


Canmore , AB

Q & A with Derek Jensen: Civilization & Resistance

Nov 24 2009 - 2:00am to 4:00am

Renowned Author and Activist Derrick Jensen Speaking in Calgary

Derrick Jensen, philosopher poet of the environmental movement, will speak to a Calgary audience via webcam on November 23rd from 7 to 9 p.m. at the University of Alberta Calgary Centre located at 120 - 333 5 Avenue SW

Jensen is the author of 15 groundbreaking books, including A Language Older Than Words, The Culture of Make Believe and Endgame. He was named one of Utne Reader's “50 Visionaries Who Are Changing Your World.” Read more about Q & A with Derek Jensen: Civilization & Resistance


University of Alberta Calgary Centre
120 - 333 5 Avenue SW
Calgary , AB

Workshop: Leading for the Great Turning

May 16 2009 - 1:00am to May 17 2009 - 11:00pm

Leading for the Great Turning

with Eco-philosopher Joanna Macy Ph.D. supported by the music of Jennifer Berezan

Come and be inspired by one of the great visionaries of our time.


Workshop Dates: May 15, 16, 17, 2009
Location: The Banff Centre, Alberta Read more about Workshop: Leading for the Great Turning


The Banff Centre
107 Tunnel Mountain Drive
Banff , AB

The Planet Ourselves: Finding Our Power for the Healing of our World

May 11 2009 - 1:00am to 3:30am

An Evening with Joanna Macy & Jennifer Berezan

Tickets: Admission: $15.00; Register in advance by telephone 780.439.7311 or 1.800.661.4956. Or pay at door (Arrive early).

Through reflection, song and interactive practices we will rediscover our courage and solidarity, to act for the future of life on earth and be part of the great turning. No danger of this present time can alter the fact that we are living members of the living Earth, like cells in her larger body. Nothing can ever separate us from the wonder and majesty of this reality. To realize that holds us steady, and empowers us to celebrate and serve. Read more about The Planet Ourselves: Finding Our Power for the Healing of our World


St. Andrew's United Church,
9915 148 Street
Edmonton , AB

Community Based Social Marketing workshops

May 14 2009 - 3:00pm to May 15 2009 - 11:00pm

Workshop Description

The cornerstone of sustainability is behavior change. If we are to move toward a sustainable future we must encourage individuals and businesses to engage in a multitude of actions (e.g., waste reduction, water and energy efficiency, pollution prevention, etc.). To date, most programs to encourage such activities have relied upon disseminating information. Research demonstrates, however, that simply providing information has little or no effect on what people or businesses do. But if not ads, brochures or booklets, then what? Read more about Community Based Social Marketing workshops


La Joie De Vivre
1008 14 Street SE
Calgary , AB

Awakening the Dreamer, Changing the Dream Symposium

Mar 29 2009 - 4:00pm to 11:00pm

"Where on Earth are we going? And what can we do about it"

These are two of the questions at the heart of Awakening The Dreamer, Changing The Dream Symposium.

The Symposium is a profound inquiry into a bold vision: to bring forth an environmentally sustainable, spiritually fulfilling and socially just human presence on Earth. If you are ready to explore what this vision means for you and the opportunity to create an inspiring future, we invite you to attend. Read more about Awakening the Dreamer, Changing the Dream Symposium


Southern Alberta Pioneer Memorial Building
3625 4 Street SW
Calgary , AB

Step It Up Alberta Call to Action!

Feb 10 2009 - 2:00am

Step It Up Alberta is a non-partisan group calling for leadership on environmental issues from the people who can make the most difference: governments, corporations, and institutions.

We want to see real action against climate change:

  • an absolute cap on greenhouse gas emissions,
  • a commitment to significant reductions in the short and long term, &
  • investment in a carbon-conscious economy.

Please join us as we work on the following three campaigns:

  • Green Fingers: documenting citizen support for environmental issues through video and photos
  • We Didn't Wait Until 2020: A write-in campaign to criticize the Alberta government's long timeline for reducing emissions and to ask for investment in alternative energy.
  • Community Leadership: A package of resources to facilitate environmental awareness in community settings, beginning with faith-based groups
Read more about Step It Up Alberta Call to Action!>


Pembina Institute
608 7 Street SW
Calgary , AB

Edmonton-Based Collaborative Sustainability Blog

The King's University College in Edmonton recently launched a collaborative sustainability blog called "The King's Green Pad" at http://kingsgreenpad.ca. We invite our community to think with us through comments and dialog about environmental, social and economic sustainability here in Edmonton.

Michael P. Ferber
Assistant Professor of Geography/Director of Environmental Studies
Read more about Edmonton-Based Collaborative Sustainability Blog


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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