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Edmonton Resilience Festival 2016

Apr 29 2016 - 6:00am to May 1 2016 - 6:00am

Skill Sharing Workshops • Conversation Cafes • Community Connections Fair

The 2nd annual Edmonton Resilience Festival consists of hands-on practical workshops, guided Conversation Cafés and a fair showcasing the work of community organizations called the Community Connections Fair. We will also have family and kid friendly indoor and outdoor activities and film screenings.

A collaboration between The Local Good and the Edmonton Permaculture Guild Read more about Edmonton Resilience Festival 2016

Location

Boyle Street Plaza
9538 103A Avenue NW
Edmonton , AB
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Edmonton Earth Day Festival 2016

Apr 24 2016 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

The theme for this year is Clean Your Commute. Come out and talk with people that know how to commute green – walkers, cyclists… sign up for the Commuter Challenge, and/or just soak in the fun, community and knowledge that will be floating around the festival.

More details to come… Read more about Edmonton Earth Day Festival 2016

Location

104th Street Pocket Park
10128 104 Street NW
Edmonton , AB
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Solar PV and Biomass for Northern Communities Information Day

Apr 1 2016 - 3:00pm to 10:00pm

Municipal Councils, residents and MLA’s are cordially invited to an information day on Solar electricity and Biomass energy for communities in Northern Alberta. This will be an opportunity to learn about alternative energy and available funding for municipalities, as well as participate in a regional discussion about the role of alternative energy in our communities. Read more about Solar PV and Biomass for Northern Communities Information Day

Location

Springfield School
7701 99 Street (North End, on the East side of the river)
Peace River , AB
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Zero Carbon Laneway House - Open House

Feb 20 2016 - 8:00pm to 11:00pm

A 638 square foot garage with an additional 638 square feet of living space, designed to emit no greenhouse gases from operations and be net zero renewably powered on an annual basis, this building demonstrates the future of smart grid- integrated design, featuring electric car charging, a solar wall, air-to-water heat pump, and thermal storage. Read more about Zero Carbon Laneway House - Open House

Location

10822 123 Street NW
Edmonton , AB
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EcoCity Edmonton: Community Sustainability Grant Learning Session

Feb 10 2016 - 9:00pm to 10:00pm
Feb 11 2016 - 1:00am to 2:00am

From the City of Edmonton website:

We are partnering with Alberta Ecotrust to deliver environmental grants to help support energy literate citizens with energy conserving lifestyles and a strong shift to active and public transportation.

We believe these grants, available to non-profits, community leagues, schools and charities, will engage Edmontonians to work on these challenges and provide them with support to collaborate and to create positive environmental change in their own backyards.

The focus will be on community projects that help to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Examples of neighbourhood projects include:

  • Walking school bus
  • Installation of solar panels on a community facility
  • Tool-lending library

You must attend one of the learning sessions to apply for the grants.

Read more about EcoCity Edmonton: Community Sustainability Grant Learning Session

Location

City of Edmonton Knowledge Centre, 2nd Floor HSBC Building
10250 101 Street NW (attached to the City Centre Mall West)
Edmonton , AB
Event

SESA Seminar: Solar Systems—The Home Owner Experience

Nov 27 2015 - 2:00am to 3:30am

Solar electric, solar heating, solar hot air or solar hot water systems are going in all over Alberta. Some of them are 20 or more years old. Come hear from the homeowners that are utilizing these technologies every day. Solar system owners will share their motivations, details of finances, neighbor’s reactions, both anticipated and unanticipated results and highlights of the process.

Come to Solar Drinks before the event to eat and network!

  Read more about SESA Seminar: Solar Systems—The Home Owner Experience

Location

CN Theatre (Room 5-142)
MacEwan University City Centre Campus (105th Street Building)
Edmonton , AB
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SESA Seminar: Solar Systems—The Home Owner Experience

Nov 26 2015 - 2:00am to 3:30am

Free SESA Seminar in Calgary, Open to the Public.

Solar electric, solar heating, solar hot air or solar hot water systems are going in all over Alberta. Some of them are 20 or more years old. Come hear from the homeowners that are utilizing these technologies every day. Solar system owners will share their motivations, details of finances, neighbor’s reactions, both anticipated and unanticipated results and highlights of the process. Read more about SESA Seminar: Solar Systems—The Home Owner Experience

Location

Room NR112, Southern Alberta Institute of Technology
1301 16 Avenue NW
Calgary , AB
Event

Green Drinks Edmonton: Greening Your Home

Nov 5 2015 - 2:00am

There have been a lot of exciting trends in Edmonton towards creating a sustainable home. Meet and mingle with green home experts about composting, backyard bees, net zero homes, etc. Meet new connections, engage in interesting conversations, and walk away understanding a little bit more about what alternatives may be right for your housing needs.

On Wednesday, November 4th bring your friends, ideas, and questions to the Yellowhead Brewery.

We are pleased to announce our featured guests! Read more about Green Drinks Edmonton: Greening Your Home

Location

Yellowhead Brewery
10229 105 Street NW
Edmonton , AB
Event

NEW DATES 1st Annual Environmental Gathering: Changing the Climate

Feb 26 2016 - 1:00am to Feb 27 2016 - 11:00pm

Register Now with Early Bird Rates!

Alberta Ecotrust is proud to announce our first annual Environmental Gathering in Alberta: Change the Climate. Alberta’s environmental community is incredibly diverse. From ensuring safe and available water, to preserving and restoring valuable land and habitat, to building a sustainable future, Albertans across the province are continually working to protect the ecosystems that provide all of us with life and prosperity. Read more about NEW DATES 1st Annual Environmental Gathering: Changing the Climate

Location

Mount Royal University
4825 Mount Royal Gate SW
T3E 6K6 Calgary , AB

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