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Event

Red Deer Seedy Sunday

Mar 27 2011 - 5:00pm to 11:00pm

Red Deer Seedy Sunday is part of the worldwide Seedy Saturday/Sunday events that celebrate open-pollinated seeds. In Red Deer, the event is citizen-driven; coordinated with the support of Seeds of Diversity Canada, Spruce Lane Organic Farm, Kerry Wood Nature Centre, the Red Deer Garden Club, and The Root Cellar: ecoStore & Apothecary (a project of ReThink Red Deer's Centre for Urban Agriculture). Read more about Red Deer Seedy Sunday

Location

Kerry Wood Nature Centre
Red Deer , AB
Event

Calgary Seedy Saturday

Mar 19 2011 - 4:00pm to 9:00pm

Calgary Seedy Saturday is part of the worldwide Seedy Saturday/Sunday events that celebrate open-pollinated seeds. In Calgary, the event is coordinated with the support of the Community Garden Resource Network.

Cost: $2 Admission, we accept Calgary Dollars

This family event will have displays by:

  • local seed savers,
  • prairie seed companies,
  • native plant collectors,
  • conservation groups,
  • community gardeners,
  • organic growers; as well as,
  • a seed exchange table,
  • refreshments,
  • presenters, and
  • a kids corner!
Read more about Calgary Seedy Saturday>

Location

Hillhurst-Sunnyside Community Centre
1320 5 Avenue NW
Calgary , AB
Event

Leading the Way - Youth Summit on Sustainable Transportation

May 6 2011 - 6:00am to May 8 2011 - 6:00am

Calling youth leaders!

Youth aged 18 - 28 years from Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Yukon and Territories interested in transit and sustainable transportation are invited to apply to be delegates at this unique summit event. 

Delegates will come to learn, share ideas, discuss issues and opportunities 
and explore career paths with peers and industry professionals.

Click here for more about the Leading the Way Youth Summit Read more about Leading the Way - Youth Summit on Sustainable Transportation

Location

Lister Student Residence and Conference Centre
University of Alberta
Edmonton , AB
Event

Level One Urban Beekeeping Course

Jan 29 2011 - 5:00pm to Jan 31 2011 - 1:00am

Location: Pure Earth Organics - #12 - 5579 47th St., Red Deer

Saturday January 29th & 30th, 2011
10:00 am - 6:00 pm (both days)

Apiaries and Bees for Communities (A.B.C.) is pleased to offer a Level One Beekeeping Certificate for hobbiest beekeepers in an urban and rural setting. This 16-hour intensive program will offer everything you need to know to begin beekeeping. Read more about Level One Urban Beekeeping Course

Event

Electricity from the Sun - from Dreamer's Paradise to Everyday Use

Jan 14 2011 - 1:30am to 4:00am

Presented by:
Gordon Howell, PEng.

Free public presentation and discussion. No registration.

The world of solar energy is changing quickly. The price of solar photovoltaic (PV) electricity continues its march downwards along with staggering world-wide growth. Solar electricity is now becoming affordable for us in our everyday lives. At the same time, we see that the price of electricity is poised to rise even more to pay for new transmission lines and cleaning up our dirty-coal electricity. Read more about Electricity from the Sun - from Dreamer's Paradise to Everyday Use

Location

Margaret Parsons Theatre
Red Deer College
Red Deer , AB
Event

Bee Lifecycles: Understanding Pollinators

Jan 9 2011 - 1:00am to 4:00am

 

Eliese Watson, Founder of A.B.C- Apiaries and Bees for Communities, an educational organization focusing on the development of urban beekeeping and native-bee habitats, will be presenting on the life cycle of bees and understanding the role of pollinators in nature. Read more about Bee Lifecycles: Understanding Pollinators

Location

Kerry Wood Nature Centre
6300 45 Avenue
Red Deer , AB
Event

The 2011 Pathways to Sustainability Conference

Feb 23 2011 - 4:00pm to Feb 25 2011 - 12:00pm

 

Creating a sustainable society is the greatest opportunity and the greatest challenge of our era. Since 2009, the Pathways 2 Sustainability Conference (P2S) has helped form the relationships and capacity for planning and participating in sustainable communities.

Building on P2S 2009’s sustainable communiites theme, P2S is moving forward from planning to community-based action. We are featuring over 40 Showcase Exhibitors, 12 Panelists, and 5 Keynotes on topics such as Community Supported Agriculture, Feed In Tarrifs, Renewable Energy, Community Finance, Food Security, and Sustainable & Resilient Community Planning.
Read more about The 2011 Pathways to Sustainability Conference

Location

Red Deer College
Red Deer , AB
Event

Re-imagining Existing Buildings Through Sustainable Retrofits

Nov 25 2010 - 2:00am

Free presentation and discussion. No registration required. Free refreshments at 6:30 pm + Read more about Re-imagining Existing Buildings Through Sustainable Retrofits

Location

CN Theatre Rm 5-142 (105 Street Building)
Grant MacEwan University – City Centre Campus (105 Street and 104 Avenue)
Edmonton , AB
Event

Resilient Edmonton: Why and How?

Sep 17 2010 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

A conversation with Craig Applegath

  • Is Edmonton a resilient city? Will we be able to cope with any sudden environmental changes or disturbances in the future?
  • How can we build Edmonton's resilience? What are the resiliency threats and opportunities that face our critical systems?

Admission is free. Light refreshments will be served. Read more about Resilient Edmonton: Why and How?

Location

The City Room
City Hall
Edmonton , AB

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