Environment & Society

Forest Ecology and Gaia Theory

Description:
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

Location:
Calgary

Description:
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

Power for the People: Determining Our Energy Future, Early-bird Registration Deadline

Location:
Edmonton

Description:
Parkland Institute's Tenth Annual Conference:Power for the People: Determining Our Energy FutureFeaturing John Ralston Saul on Democracy, Sovereignty and EnergyUniversity of Alberta CampusNovember 17-19, 2006Save Money! Deadline for early-bird registration is November 3.A conference about:

  • Alberta’s Role in Fuelling Global Demand
  • An Alternative Perspective: The Norwegian Example
  • Energy Regulation and Public Participation: Disappointments in Democracy
  • The Political Power of the Energy Sector in Alberta
  • Life on the Tar Sands: The Real Cost
  • Don't "Let the Eastern Bastards Freeze in the Dark"
  • Getting Our Fair Share
  • Opportunities Lost? Maximizing Our Resource Heritage
  • Trading Away Our Energy Future?
  • A Good Life for All
  • Transitioning to a Post Carbon Economy
  • Investing in Our Future

Can't come to the whole conference come to part of it! Tickets are available for every time block of the conference.

Power for the People: Determining Our Energy Future

Location:
Edmonton

Description:
Parkland Institute's Tenth Annual Conference:Power for the People: Determining Our Energy FutureFeaturing John Ralston Saul on Democracy, Sovereignty and EnergyUniversity of Alberta CampusNovember 17-19, 2006Save Money! Deadline for early-bird registration is November 3.A conference about:

  • Alberta’s Role in Fuelling Global Demand
  • An Alternative Perspective: The Norwegian Example
  • Energy Regulation and Public Participation: Disappointments in Democracy
  • The Political Power of the Energy Sector in Alberta
  • Life on the Tar Sands: The Real Cost
  • Don't "Let the Eastern Bastards Freeze in the Dark"
  • Getting Our Fair Share
  • Opportunities Lost? Maximizing Our Resource Heritage
  • Trading Away Our Energy Future?
  • A Good Life for All
  • Transitioning to a Post Carbon Economy
  • Investing in Our Future

Can't come to the whole conference come to part of it! Tickets are available for every time block of the conference.

ENGO Capacity Building: Engaging Companies for Corporate Environmental Responsibility, New Approaches and Lessons Learned

Location:
Kananaskis

Description:
This fall, join the Pembina Institute in the Rockies to discuss how Canadian ENGOs can best engage companies for corporate environmental responsibility, whether as adversaries or allies.From November 13-15th, Pembina will host a training workshop designed to help the Canadian ENGO community build the skills and knowledge necessary to more effectively engage companies operating in Canada. Highlights of the session include: Presentations by leading industry thinkers and practitioners on what makes companies tick and what ticks companies off; Pembina Institute lessons from 20 years of engaging companies for increased environmental responsibility, both as good cop and bad cop; Shared lessons from the experiences of 20-25 Canadian ENGOs and; A concluding “Thought Leader” forum, during which workshop attendees and industry/government representatives will collaboratively discuss approaches and solutions to a hot-button environmental issue.

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