Sustainable Communities

Low Impact Development Conference: Innovations in Urban Development

Alberta Low Impact Development Partnership and the City of Edmonton are pleased to present a low impact development conference, "Innovations in Urban Development". The goal of the conference is to provide an opportunity for participants to gain a greater understanding of low impact development concepts and real life initiatives. The conference will include a workshop as well as key presentations over a wide range of topics. Topics will include storm water management, wetland and riparian area protection, land use bylaws, LID practices in urban drainages and more.

Book Launch - The Geography of Hope: A Tour of the World We Need

Join award-winning journalist Chris Turner to celebrate the launch of his new book, "The Geography of Hope: A Tour of the World We Need." See a first-hand report on the state of the art in sustainable living around the globe and find out how to bring it to your community from local activists Sustainable Calgary and many other organizations."

A Sustainable, Equitable, and Smart Transportation Forum

Not all the talk about transportation focuses on traffic...because not everyone owns a car. In fact not everyone can afford a car or can afford a bus pass. Transportation to many is more of a 'barrier' rather than a 'mode' of travel. Join The Sustainable Calgary Society and The Federation of Calgary Communities, Fellow Travelers and Special Guests in addressing Transportation issues these pressing issues and where we go from here to ensure Calgary's transportation is Sustainable, Equitable and Smart in the future.Cost: $10.00 or pay what you can

Encore Screening of "A Convenient Truth: Urban Solutions from Curitiba, Brazil"

A Convenient Truth: Urban Solutions from Curitiba, Brazil is an informative, inspirational documentary aimed at sharing ideas to provoke environmentally-friendly and cost-effective changes in cities worldwide. The documentary focuses on innovations in transportation, recycling, social benefits including affordable housing, parks and the process that transformed Curitiba into one of the most livable cities in the world!

Documentary Screening - A Convenient Truth: Urban Solutions from Curitiba, Brazil

Attend the screening of an informative documentary about a real success story. Learn how to make Calgary a sustainable city.One night onlyWhen: Thursday June 7, 2007 - 7 pm Where: Plaza Theatre - 1133 Kensington Road NW Cost: $10. Tickets in advance at Climate Change Central or at the door. Info: or call 288-6046

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Alberta's 8th Annual Eco-Solar Home Tour

We have a very exciting line up of sites this year, showing solar power, solar water heating, ground heating, energy efficiency, and what you can easily do to make your home heating, electricity and water bills plummet, along with your contribution to our province's air pollution!There are 9 sites on the tour this year -- we could have easily had 30! 7 sites are new.The tour is free and is open to the public. All of the sites are visited as an open house. Because of huge demand this year, we will have three buses to tour to the sites, courtesy of Edmonton Transit.


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