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The Eco-Footprint Community Kickoff celebrates Calgarians taking action together

On Earth Day, The City of Calgary, corporate and community partners will come together to showcase our collective environmental actions and set the stage for further initiatives that will reduce Calgary’s Footprint. Through this coordinated effort we demonstrate that reducing our Ecological Footprint is truly a city-wide effort, built on partnership, collaboration and interconnectedness around environmental stewardship.

Eco-Footprint Community Showcase, April 19-26

Join us for a series of GREEN community events that will help you reduce your Ecological Footprint. Some of our community partners include: Inglewood Bird Sanctuary, Calgary Public Library, Community Natural Foods, the Weaselhead Preservation Society, Clean Calgary Association, Brookfield Properties. A complete listing of events is coming soon at www.calgary.ca/footprint

For more information or to promote your Earth Day event, please contact us at [email protected] Read more about The Eco-Footprint Community Kickoff celebrates Calgarians taking action together

Evergreen: Community Greening Grants Available

Evergreen

We are pleased to announce that our Common Grounds Grant Program will be accepting proposals for the Wal-Mart – Evergreen Grant Program this spring. The deadline for applications is Friday February 29th, 2008. You will find our Spring 2008 guidelines and application forms for the Wal-Mart – Evergreen Green Grants at www.Evergreen.ca under Common Grounds. Read more about Evergreen: Community Greening Grants Available

Edmonton Urban Lake Survey

Life in the city can make us forget about our impact on the environment. With parking lots, sidewalks, manicured lawns, roads and stormwater collection systems forming an artificial landscape we may not recognize we're part of the natural world. The reality is our actions in the city have a direct impact on the environment, particularly stormwater and our urban lakes.

Urban Lake Living - Healthy Communities, Healthy Lakes is an exciting new initiative of the Federation of Alberta Naturalists. Read more about Edmonton Urban Lake Survey

Sierra Club Chinook Group Monthly Meeting: "Bridge to Community: The Affordable Housing Crisis in Alberta"

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Sierra Club of Canada — Chinook GroupThe Chinook Group’s next monthly public meeting will take place on February 6 at 7 pm at the Calgary Area Outdoor Council building (1111 Memorial Drive NW). The meeting will feature a screening of the documentary “Bridge to Community: The Affordable Housing Crisis in Alberta” followed by a discussion.

EcoLiving Events AGM: "Choosing a Smart Home: Economically, Socially & Environmental"

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EcoLiving Events Annual General Meeting Refreshments available to everyone in attendance We are accepting applications for board and committee members. Please submit your application to info [at] ecolivingfair [dot] ca Include your contact information; the role you are interested in filling (President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary or a Director) or the committee (Fair, Tours, Speakers, others), information about your past experience and 2 references.

YEP Speaker Event: Calgary's Alderman's speak about sustainability

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Young Environmental Professionals Aldermen Brian Pincott (Ward 11) and John Mar (Ward 8) and potentially other Aldermen will discuss "sustainability" initiatives in the city and their community. Each Alderman will speak for 10 minutes about environmental concerns and create an opportunity to discuss the specific actions they plan on taking as Alderman. There will be a 20 minutes Question & Answer period at the end. Date: Wednesday, Nov. 14

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From Crisis to Hope: Building Just & Sustainable Communities

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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.

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