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REAP Down to Earth Week: Naturally - Mother Nature's Trade Fair

Mar 18 2012 - 4:00pm to 10:00pm

Naturally is a fun filled day for the whole family! With over 7,000 ft2 and over 60 local businesses everyone in the family (including Dad) is sure to find something new and interesting. Features include:

  • REAP Lane
  • Kidseat Recyclers - bring in your used or expired carseats for recycling!
  • Private Mother's Nursing/ Changing Area
  • Fabulous Raffle and Door Prizes
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Location

Carriage House Inn
9030 Macleod Trail S
Calgary , AB
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Healthy Homes Sustainability Series: Your Green Baby— Creating a Healthy Nursery

Feb 22 2012 - 2:00am to 4:00am

Healthy Homes Sustainability Series

Are you expecting or have a young baby? Interested in sustainable, healthy options for babyhood? Join experts Lindsay Ross from Babes in Arms and Riva Mackie from Riva’s The Ecostore as they discuss all things green baby. Read more about Healthy Homes Sustainability Series: Your Green Baby— Creating a Healthy Nursery

Location

Hillhurst United Church
1227 Kensington Close NW
Calgary , AB
Funding Opportunity

Earth Day Canada Hometown Heroes Award Program

Deadline: 
30 Mar 2012

 

Do you know of any crafty cape-crusaders who are putting their superhero skills to work towards the greater “green”? Maybe that describes you?

To Earth Day Canada they are Hometown Heroes working to support a healthier environment!

Earth Day Canada wants your nominations for the 2012 Hometown Heroes Award Program. The deadline for nominations is March 30, 2012.

The Hometown Heroes Award Program recognizes everyday heroes for their extraordinary superpowers in creating greener communities across Canada with three awards: Read more about Earth Day Canada Hometown Heroes Award Program

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SESA Seminar Series: A Commercial Net Zero Remodel

Dec 8 2011 - 2:00am to 3:30am

A seminar by Warren Sarauer — Chair, Solar Energy Society of Alberta

How do you take a building whose business purpose is no longer viable due to market conditions and transform it into what will be the future in buildings - a carbon neutral footprint in a NetZero energy building? Business owner Warren Sarauer will offer a step-by-step portrait of the process of taking a fifty year old building and renovating it to the highest standards in energy efficiency without a sacrifice to function or aesthetics. Read more about SESA Seminar Series: A Commercial Net Zero Remodel

Location

CN Theatre Room 5-142
Grant MacEwan University — City Centre Campus
Edmonton , AB
Event

Green Calgary Art Market

Nov 4 2011 - 11:00am to 3:00pm
Nov 5 2011 - 5:00pm to 11:00pm

There are two events: the Gala itself, and an Art Market where guests will have the opportunity to view and purchase art from artists featured at the gala. See below for details on the Art Market or jump to the Gala site for info on that event.

Green Art Market

Thirty or more local artists, designers, and artisans—many of whom were featured at the Gala—will have a broad range of environmentally themed work for sale. We’re accepting submissions until September 25. (See Call to Artists and Prospectus for more information.) We’ll have a showcase of the selected participants and their work on this website on or before October 15. Read more about Green Calgary Art Market

Location

Hillhurst United Church
1227 Kensington Close NW
T2N 3J6 Calgary , AB
Event

Bow River Flow

Aug 21 2011 - 4:00pm to 11:00pm

30 Live Musical Acts; Cycling Culture; Fitness; Children's Activities; Road Art!

On Sunday, August 21 the two east-bound lanes of Memorial Drive NW from 10th Street to Centre, the underside of Centre Street, 2nd Avenue in Chinatown, and Eau Claire, will all be opened up to free participatory activities! Read more about Bow River Flow

Location

Memorial Drive, 2nd Avenue in Chinatown, Eau Claire Calgary , AB
Event

The Way We Green Speaker Series— Renewable Energy in Edmonton

Jun 14 2011 - 6:10pm to 7:00pm

Renewable Energy in Edmonton: Laying the Groundwork

with Gordon Howell, P.Eng., Howell-Mayhew Engineering Inc.

Times are changing, increasingly quickly.  Edmonton, along with many cities and towns, is increasingly focussing itself on becoming sustainable and resilient.  It is a time of transformational change.  How can renewable energy be part of the solution?  What renewable energy resources do we have in the City?  What are the challenges to renewable energy?  What are the possibilities?  What might renewable energy in Edmonton look like?  What needs to be done to get there?  Be part of the community dialogue that is taking shape to help plan our response to the economic possibilities and the environmental imperatives. Read more about The Way We Green Speaker Series— Renewable Energy in Edmonton

Location

City Hall — City Room
1 Sir Winston Churchill Square
Edmonton , AB
Event

Commuter Challenge

Jun 5 2011 - 6:00am to Jun 11 2011 - 6:00am

Commuter Challenge…

  • Is a week-long event during Canadian Environment Week (June 5 – 11, 2011)
  • Is a friendly competition between Canadian cities and workplaces
  • Encourages Canadians to leave their cars at home
  • Rewards walking, cycling, carpooling/ride-sharing, taking transit and telecommuting
  • Celebrates active and sustainable transportation
  • Is nationally hosted by Sustainable Alberta Association
  • Is locally hosted by City Coordinators who support workplaces

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