Sustainable Communities

World Premiere - Escape from Suburbia: Beyond the American Dream

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The New Film by Gregory Greene, Director of The End of SuburbiaWorld Premiere! Two Nights Only in CalgaryAlberta is at a crossroads. Newspaper headlines in Alberta tell of impending nuclear power, water crises, and environmental destruction. Meanwhile, proven solutions are not being implemented, a product of a province-wide democratic deficit.

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Oil & Community Speaker Series: Tarsands and the 'Alberta Advantage' - Understanding the Big Picture

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June 7 - Tarsands and the 'Alberta Advantage': Understanding the Big PictureDiana Gibson, Research Director, Parkland InstituteTBA Join the University of Alberta's Community Service-Learning Program and the Parkland Institute for a five-week speaker series that explores the impacts of the oil industry on Albertan communities. This series of talks is part of an interdisciplinary course at the University of Alberta that explores these themes by combining course work with community-facing projects in Fort McMurray. As such, the talks will pay particular attention to the impacts of the tarsands projects in northern Alberta on community sustainability. This free lecture series is open to the public. Thursdays, 7:00 - 8:30pmETLC 1-013, University of Alberta Campus

Oil & Community Speaker Series: First Nations Communities Negotiate Oil and Environment

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May 31 - First Nations Communities Negotiate Oil and EnvironmentMelody Lepine, Director, Mikisew Industrial Relations Corporation Join the University of Alberta's Community Service-Learning Program and the Parkland Institute for a five-week speaker series that explores the impacts of the oil industry on Albertan communities. This series of talks is part of an interdisciplinary course at the University of Alberta that explores these themes by combining course work with community-facing projects in Fort McMurray. As such, the talks will pay particular attention to the impacts of the tarsands projects in northern Alberta on community sustainability. This free lecture series is open to the public. Thursdays, 7:00 - 8:30pmETLC 1-013, University of Alberta Campus

Oil & Community Speaker Series: Immigration, Gender, and Labor Amid the Boom

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Immigration, Gender, and Labor Amid the BoomSherilyn Trompetter, Changing TogetherJan Reimer, Provincial Coordinator, Alberta Council of Women's Shelters Join the University of Alberta's Community Service-Learning Program and the Parkland Institute for a five-week speaker series that explores the impacts of the oil industry on Albertan communities. This series of talks is part of an interdisciplinary course at the University of Alberta that explores these themes by combining course work with community-facing projects in Fort McMurray. As such, the talks will pay particular attention to the impacts of the tarsands projects in northern Alberta on community sustainability. This free lecture series is open to the public. Thursdays, 7:00 - 8:30pmETLC 1-013, University of Alberta Campus

Oil & Community Speaker Series: The Impacts of the Boom on Fort McMurray

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Join the University of Alberta's Community Service-Learning Program and the Parkland Institute for a five-week speaker series that explores the impacts of the oil industry on Albertan communities. This series of talks is part of an interdisciplinary course at the University of Alberta that explores these themes by combining course work with community-facing projects in Fort McMurray. As such, the talks will pay particular attention to the impacts of the tarsands projects in northern Alberta on community sustainability. This free lecture series is open to the public. Thursdays, 7:00 - 8:30pmETLC 1-013, University of Alberta Campus

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Oil & Community: The Art & Science of Sustainability

Join the University of Alberta's Community Service-Learning Program and the Parkland Institute for a five-week speaker series that explores the impacts of the oil industry on Albertan communities. This series of talks is part of an interdisciplinary course at the University of Alberta that explores these themes by combining course work with community-facing projects in Fort McMurray. As such, the talks will pay particular attention to the impacts of the tarsands projects in northern Alberta on community sustainability.

This free lecture series is open to the public. Dates and topics below.

Thursdays, 7:00 - 8:30pm
ETLC 1-013, University of Alberta Campus Read more about Oil & Community: The Art & Science of Sustainability

Radiant City: A Film About Suburban Sprawl opens in Calgary

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Calgary

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RADIANT CITY: A Film About Suburban SprawlOpens in Calgary Theatres March 30

Sprawl is eating the planet. Across the continent the landscape is being levelled — blasted clean of distinctive features and overlaid with a zombie-like monoculture. Politicians call it growth. Developers call it business. The Moss family calls it home. Welcome to Radiant City.

Green Roof Policy Development Workshop - Calgary March 6th & Edmonton March 7th, 2007

Find out what leading jurisdictions are doing to turn wasted rooftops into cleaner air and water!

This half-day workshop will examine what kind of incentives currently exist in other jurisdictions, how the incentives are tied to performance standards and how policy makers can assess what types of incentive programs will work best in their areas. It will also provide a framework for planners and governmental agencies to gain an understanding of the multi-faceted impacts of green roofs and areas of consideration for implementing green roof policy. Tuition is $95 or $45 for NGO's and students. Read more about Green Roof Policy Development Workshop - Calgary March 6th & Edmonton March 7th, 2007

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