Environment & Society

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

Location

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

Location

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
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Location

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!

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

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

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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