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Event

Cross Conservation Area: Reconnecting with Nature

Sep 18 2008 - 12:30am to 2:30am

Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area

Join the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) for a hands-on evening of exploration and outdoor fun. Learn about ‘Nature Deficit Disorder' and the implications it has on children, society, and the environment. This indoor/outdoor program includes lots of interactive activities and a short nature hike for the whole family. 

Date: Wednesday, September 17th
Time: 6:30 - 8:30pm
Cost: $8/adult, $4/child Read more about Cross Conservation Area: Reconnecting with Nature

Location

Ann and Sandy Cross Conservation Area — Belvedere House
Box 20, Site 23, RR8
T2J 2T9 Calgary , AB
Event

2008 EcoLiving™ Fair & Speaker Series

Sep 27 2008 - 3:00pm to Sep 28 2008 - 1:00am

Originally posted at http://upcoming.yahoo.com/event/449979/ 

Cost: Free to attend (donations appreciated)
Where: Mount Royal College, Centre for Continuous Learning Building

The Centre for Continuous Learning Building is Gold LEED Certified building (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design). The Centre for Continuous Learning is 43% more energy efficient than conventional buildings. Read more about 2008 EcoLiving™ Fair & Speaker Series

Location

Mount Royal College, Centre for Continuous Learning Building
4825 Mount Royal Gate SW
Calgary , 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
Event

Healing Our World, Working to Reconnect

May 23 2008 - 7:00am to May 25 2008 - 6:59am

How do we heal the despair we feel for the Earth?

If you are looking for a way to deal with your despair, frustration, anger, grief, or other related feelings about the state of our world, then join Ghost River Rediscovery for

“Healing Our World, Working to Reconnect”

Friday, May 23rd & Saturday, May 24th Read more about Healing Our World, Working to Reconnect

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The Parkland Institute Spring Speakers' Series

Parkland Institute presents:

Beyond Fossil Fuels: Planning for Our Future

Thursdays, 7:00 – 8:30 pm
ETLC 1-013, Maier Learning Centre, University of Alberta
Admission by donation

April 17 The Energy Sustainability Dilemma: Powering the Future in a Finite World
David Hughes, Geological Survey of Canada

April 24 Preparing the Health Care System for an Age of Scarce and Expensive Oil
Dr. Donald Spady MD, Department of Pediatrics, University of Alberta

May 1 Sustaining Life on Earth: Environmental and Human Health through Global Governance
Dr. Colin Soskolne, Department of Public Health Sciences, University of Alberta
(People attending the May Day march, which begins at 6 pm, should have enough time to make it to the event by 7 pm) Read more about The Parkland Institute Spring Speakers' Series

Social Change to Meet Climate Change

Description:
A lecture by Dr. Lynn McDonald Deparment of SociologyUniversity of GuelphOpening remarks by:Dr. Mary GriffithsSenior Policy AnalystThe Pembina InstituteLynn McDonald will address how our political and social (including economic) lives prevent us from dealing adequately with today's climate crisis, to begin the process of altering those institutions to facilitate the required strenuous action.

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Invitation for Program Proposals: Alberta Social Forum 2008 - deadline January 25, 2008

Alberta Social Forum 2008

February 29, March 1 and 2, 2008
Red Deer, Alberta — Red Deer College

Leap Forward to Action
Civil Society: The New Superpower

The Event: A weekend festival to create a space for all Albertans searching for just, sustainable, humane and peaceful alternatives on a local, provincial, national and global level. It is also an opportunity to identify common goals and to develop strategies for concerted action around the province. The guiding spirit of the Alberta Social Forum is rooted in diversity, participation, inclusiveness and pluralism. Read more about Invitation for Program Proposals: Alberta Social Forum 2008 - deadline January 25, 2008

Everyone's Downstream: Tarsands Realities & Resistance

Description:
Tar Sands Realities and Resistance Conference to be held at: University of Alberta Edmonton, Alberta, Canada November 23rd-25th, 2007 Everyone's Downstream will be a conference designed to explore the links between oppression and self-determination on many levels: indigenous land rights, gender, ecological rights, workers democracy, anti-racism and anti-border perspectives as they relate directly to the tar sands of Northern Alberta. Speakers from a multitude of indigenous nations, social justice groups, and environmental organizations will discuss the social impacts of the tar sands on workers, women, indigenous nations, ecology, migrant populations, homelessness, and the anti-war movement.

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