Sustainable Communities

Re-Shaping the City — An Interdisciplinary Talk

Mar 2 2009 - 11:30pm to Mar 3 2009 - 1:00am

 

FREE, but registration recommended; Limited Seating.
Register at: [email protected] or call 780.492.9957

How Global Building Types are Influencing Urban Form

Overview: internationally acclaimed author on cities and urban form, Anthony King will discuss global trends in architecture and planning and its lessons for local designers, architects, and decision-makers. Dr. King will speak on global building types such as arenas/stadiums, art galleries, airport terminals, retail parks, and internationalized models for downtown housing. Dr. King is Emeritus Professor of Art & Architectural History at Binghamton University in New York, and has done extensive research throughout Europe, China and Asia, and the US. Read more about Re-Shaping the City — An Interdisciplinary Talk

Location

Room 2-926 Enterprise Square
10230 Jasper Avenue
Edmonton , AB

YEP Speaker Event: Carbon Busters

Dec 11 2008 (All day)

Young Environmental Professionals — Edmonton

Godo Stoyke and Shantu Mano, Carbon Busters

Come and learn about the first zero carbon village in Canada and its comprehensive strategy to reduce its carbon footprint and ecological impact. The aim of the Village is to: Read more about YEP Speaker Event: Carbon Busters

Location

Remedy Café
8631 109 Street
Edmonton , AB

SESCI Talk: Carbon Buster's Eco Village

Nov 19 2008 - 2:00am

Canada's First Zero Carbon Sustainable Community

Godo Stoyke and Shanthu Mano, two internationally renowned sustainability experts will be presenting their latest project planned for right here in Northern Alberta!

With the help of sustainable building & community experts from six countries, and specialists from provincial and municipal departments, Carbon Busters has developed a truly cutting-edge sustainable community design. Some of the features include:

  • 256 zero carbon buildings
  • Solar heating, solar hot water and solar electrical systems
  • Community utility grid-tied wind power
  • Early Childhood to Grade 12 sustainable school
  • Community food production infrastructure
  • Innovative systems for water conservation
  • Community green transportation system

Free presentation and discussion. Free refreshments at 6:30 pm. Childcare available. Read more about SESCI Talk: Carbon Buster's Eco Village

Location

TELUS World of Science - Star Theatre
11211 142 Street NW
Edmonton , AB

Action Alert: Say no to re-zoning of Edmonton’s prime agricultural land!

Nov 13 2008 - 1:45am

Greater Edmonton Alliance

Come to City Hall for public hearings on Wednesday, November 12th at 6:45pm and let city council know Edmonton wants Food Security for the downtown!

Northeast Edmonton has a unique microclimate and contains the best soils in the province. Presently it is home to a number of market gardens supplying home-grown vegetables and fruits to Edmonton’s downtown and beyond. In a world that is increasingly becoming more unstable, it is important that our decision makers look out for our community health and our security. Paving over some of our best agricultural land for unfettered industrial developments is not smart for sustainable community development.

Even though the current Municipal Development Plan speaks to issues of water, energy, transportation and even disaster management, it does not explicitly speak to concerns around food security. We need to demonstrate to city council that local food production, food security and local healthy food are issues that need to be considered! Read more about Action Alert: Say no to re-zoning of Edmonton’s prime agricultural land!

Location

City Hall Council Chambers
1 Sir Winston Churchill Square
Edmonton , AB

Riverdale NetZero Energy House Tours

Edmonton’s first two net zero energy homes

Self-Guided Open Houses

Most Saturdays, 1pm to 4pm

9926 87 Street in the Riverdale neighbourhood (from Jasper Avenue, go south on 95 Street and follow the road next to the river valley for 1 km)

What is it 

  • two beautiful new houses that generate all their own heat and electricity for space heating, hot water, lighting and appliances over the year
  • one of 12 homes in CMHC’s world-class EQuilibrium Sustainable Housing Initiative, www.cmhc.ca
  • EQuilibrium houses are helping Canada’s home building industry meet peoples’ concerns with environmental damage, energy security and utility costs.
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Thoughtful Tuesday Documentary: "Garbage Warrior"

Oct 1 2008 - 1:00am

90 minutes 2006

The epic story of radical Earthship eco architect Michael Reynolds, and his fight to build off-the-grid self-sufficient communities

http://www.garbagewarrior.com

This is part of the "Thoughtful Tuesday" film/documentary series. It will be held on each Tuesday of the week and at Steeps Tea Lounge (space is limited to about 30 people - first come first seated - no reservations). Read more about Thoughtful Tuesday Documentary: "Garbage Warrior"

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