Environment & Society

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

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.

From Crisis to Hope: Building Just & Sustainable Communities

Description:
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

Description:
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

Description:
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

Description:
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.

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