Sustainable Communities

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Edmonton's Community Energy Forum

Nov 14 2015 - 4:00pm to Nov 15 2015 - 12:00am

Inspiring sustainable action in your city

Please join the City of Edmonton and community partners for a one-day forum to discuss issues of energy transition, climate change and building a sustainable future. The intent of this one-day event is for citizens to:

Read more about Edmonton's Community Energy Forum>

Location

Shaw Conference Centre
Edmonton , AB

REAP’s 6th Annual Food For Thought

Sep 27 2015 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm

Join REAP at its 6th annual Food For Thought to celebrate the local harvest! Mingle with chefs and farmers at 20+ food and beverage sampling stations, and enjoy cooking demos, community displays, prizes, live music and kids activities. Adult tickets are $31 in advance or $41 at the door. Kid’s tickets are $16 in advance only. Each ticket sold will provide a meal to someone in need through Mealshare.

Proudly sponsored by Community Natural Foods, First Calgary Financial, Hotel Arts and NeuroTrition. Bullfrogpowered with 100% green electricity. Read more about REAP’s 6th Annual Food For Thought

Location

Hotel Arts
119 12 Ave SW
Calgary , AB

Commuter Challenge Rally

May 19 2015 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

This is a reminder that the Commuter Challenge is just around the corner (May 31 – June 6, 2015). We’re hosting an event to kick-start the campaign so swing by before work and join us, Tuesday, May 19th from 8:00-9:00 AM, inside at Eau Claire Mall next to the food court. (Invitation and RSVP link below) Read more about Commuter Challenge Rally

Location

Eau Claire Market Mall (next to the Food Court)
Calgary , AB

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