Sustainability, Environment, Education and Development Summit

September 19, 2008 - 6:00pm to September 20, 2008 - 2:30am

On Friday, Sept. 19, starting at noon, the Kerry Wood Nature Centre will be hosting a summit on environmental sustainability. It is called the S.E.E.D. Summit, which stands for Sustainability, Environment, Education and Development. The purpose of the summit is to give interested individuals and groups a chance to meet other like-minded people and organizations to network and grow the projects they are involved in. It will focus on five environmentally-based pillars of sustainability: food production, energy (production and consumption), building practices, transportation and water. There will be a large group discussions and smaller, more topic-specific discussions.

The summit itself will end at 5:30 p.m., followed at 6:00 with a catered 100-mile diet dinner and presentation by guest speaker Ray Allan, ecology instructor at Red Deer College. Ray was recently on sabbatical to study ecovillages around the world. His presentation is entitled "Ecovillages — experiments in living well" and will feature six of the villages he visited, exploring how they relate to each other, the larger community, and the planet. The evening should end around 8:30 p.m.

The cost for the summit is $40 + GST per person; students 2/$40 + GST with student ID. This includes the summit itself, a guided nature walk (for break), the 100-mile dinner, and Ray's talk. There are only 50 seats available for the dinner (due to space restrictions), so paid pre-registration is a must! To register, please call 403-346-2010 before Tuesday, September 16, or come in to Kerry Wood Nature Centre at 6300 45 Ave, Red Deer. We accept Visa, Mastercard, Debit and cash.

The S.E.E.D. Summit is co-presented by Kerry Wood Nature Centre and Red Deer Earthdance. For more information on the summit, please call me at 403-346-2010, ext. 111, or email me at either [email protected] or [email protected].

Thank you for your time! We look forward to seeing you on September 19th.



Kathryn Huedepohl
Special Events Assistant
Waskasoo Park Interpretive Program
Kerry Wood Nature Centre


Kerry Wood Nature Centre
6300 45 Avenue
Red Deer , AB