Environment & Society

From Crisis to Hope: Building Just & Sustainable Communities

Parkland Institute Fall ConferenceA conference about consuming less and valuing people more. Our speakers will explore the implications of a transition to a post-carbon society and how we can and must make this transition in a way that is built on a foundation of social justice. This conference will cover: A Post Carbon Economy, Transportation and Interconnectedness, Governance, Spending Our Time Differently, Where We Live, What We Eat.

Book Launch - The Geography of Hope: A Tour of the World We Need

Join award-winning journalist Chris Turner to celebrate the launch of his new book, "The Geography of Hope: A Tour of the World We Need." See a first-hand report on the state of the art in sustainable living around the globe and find out how to bring it to your community from local activists Sustainable Calgary and many other organizations."

Calgary Action Trainings

presented by GreenpeaceThe Tar Sands are one of the most environmentally and socially devastating projects on the face of the planet. Come to three days of training and learn, from some of the nations top trainers, the skills you need to stop this project and create the green energy revolution.Workshops in non-violent direct action, volunteer recruitment and retention, puppet making, street theatre, legal, media, fund raising, blockades, action planning, campaign strategy and more.Register now as space is limited — email tarsandsactioncamp [at] gmail [dot] com for a registration form.

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A Climate of Reconciliation – Economy, Social Justice and the Environment

Trudeau Foundation Conference on Public Policy 2007 Calgary, November 15-17, 2007. Under the overarching theme of “A Climate of Reconciliation – Economy, Social Justice and the Environment”, we will discuss the complex relation between environmental decline, approaches to conservation and stewardship and the renewal of environmental policies. Distinguished scholars, policy leaders and activists have already confirmed their participation. An electronic program version and registration form is available at www.trudeaufoundation.ca. The registration deadline has been extended to October 25.

Forest Ecology and Gaia Theory

Gaia Theory Society Nigel Douglas of the AWA will talk on ecology of South-Eastern Alberta forests. Discussion on how forest ecology relate to Gaia Theory.7:30 - 9:30 PM. #209, 112 16th Ave. N.W., Calgary, AB. Phone 540-8608.

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Calgary Climate Change Talk: Dr. David Keith + Manufactured Landscapes


Mercury upRISING Presents Think About It: A Talk By Dr. David Keith + screening of Manufactured LandscapesWednesday, March 215:30 pmRoom A142 (Administration Building), The University of CalgaryFor a campus map, go to: http://www.ucalgary.ca/map/index.htmlCome join the Mercury upRISING (a group of Environmental Design grad students promoting action against climate change) for an event filled with engaging discussion and provocative film.

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Hancock and Dinning Lead the Pack on Environmental Protection

Conservation Voters of Alberta

Nov. 2, 2006
For immediate release

The environment is one of the top three priorities of Albertans, together with health care and education. Albertans want to see their strong conservation and stewardship values reflected in the actions of their government.

The Conservation Voters of Alberta has reviewed the environmental platforms of the PC leadership candidates and has found signs that the new PC leadership may be significantly greener than the Klein administration has been. Whereas the Klein government has focused on resource development at the expense of the environment, several leadership candidates include at least some aspects of environmental protection in their platforms. Read more about Hancock and Dinning Lead the Pack on Environmental Protection


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