Sustainable Communities

Event

Cities & Towns in Transition: 2010 People and Place Conference

Jun 4 2010 - 1:45pm to Jun 5 2010 - 10:30pm

Registration deadline extended to June 1

This conference is first of its kind in Calgary on sustainability, bringing progressive thought and practical sessions together in an exciting two days. The event combines dialogue, skill building, and path-finding to move us toward sustainable and resilient post-carbon communities. Read more about Cities & Towns in Transition: 2010 People and Place Conference

Locations

Hillhurst Sunnyside Community Association
1320 5 Avenue NW
Calgary , AB
Hillhurst United Church
1227 Kensington Close NW
Calgary , AB
Husky Oil Great Hall at the Rozsa Centre
University of Calgary
Calgary , AB
Media Release

Study: Canadian cities need to accelerate green transportation and urban design

Canada's six largest urban areas are making efforts to reduce greenhouse gas pollution, but they must do more to promote green urban design and low-carbon transportation choices, according to a report released today by the Pembina Institute.

The report, Canada's Coolest Cities, examines what the urban areas of Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver are doing to encourage low-carbon transportation choices, such as walking, cycling, taking public transit and travelling shorter distances. Read more about Study: Canadian cities need to accelerate green transportation and urban design

Event

Heartland Reality Tour 2010

May 29 2010 - 4:00pm

Exposing the social, health and environmental costs of industrial development in Edmonton's back yard.

On behalf of Citizens for Responsible Development - a group of concerned farmers and residents in the Fort Saskatchewan area - we would like to invite you, or a representative from your group, to accompany other Edmonton area community leaders on a special 1 day tour of the Industrial Heartland on Saturday, May 29th. Read more about Heartland Reality Tour 2010

Event

Transition Town Film Screening

May 14 2010 - 1:00am

Join us for the showing of “In Transition: 1.0,” a Snack and Chat event at the Westmount Community Hall on May 13.

We will be showing this informative and stimulating movie to provide fodder for our discussion. Transition Towns explores one of the most compelling community movements around the world. The concept of a Transition Town focuses on exploring the head, heart and hands of energy descent, and at the same time stimulating community renewal. Read more about Transition Town Film Screening

Location

Westmount Community Hall
10970 127 Street NW
Edmonton , AB
Event

Sustainable Eco-Living Book Discussion — Living Green: Communities that Sustain

May 13 2010 - 12:00am to 1:30am

Living Green:  Communities that Sustain

by Jennifer Fosket

Facilitated by Noel Keough, Founder and Director of Sustainable Calgary

The book features communities that explicitly integrate social and human factors into their design and planning, and examines the impact living in these communities has on personal health, well-being and the capacity for pursuing sustainability. It includes interviews with developers, architects and residents, highlighting personal ideals and efforts to pursue a sustainable lifestyle. Read more about Sustainable Eco-Living Book Discussion — Living Green: Communities that Sustain

Location

4th Floor North Meeting Room, Calgary Public Library
616 Macleod Trail SE
Calgary , AB
Event

U of A City-Region Studies Centre: Creating Intelligent Liveable Cities

Dec 1 2009 - 2:00am to 3:30am

In the face of new challenges like peak oil, climate change and economic chaos how can city experts make sense of the overwhelming challenges that threaten life in the “human hive” as we know it? How can well meaning, well educated and well intentioned staff of municipalities, planning companies, land developers, and civil society find the time, space and spheres of influence they need not just to do their jobs effectively but to make sense of life conditions never before experienced? Read more about U of A City-Region Studies Centre: Creating Intelligent Liveable Cities

Location

Delta Edmonton Centre Suite Hotel
10222 102 Street NW
Edmonton , AB
Event

Sustainable Works Official Launch

Nov 19 2009 - 2:30am to 4:00am

Be a part of history! The Greater Edmonton Alliance (GEA) invites you to the launch of...

Sustainable Works
Quality Jobs. Affordable Utilities. Healthy Environment.

SustainableWorks is a new, exciting and innovative non-profit cooperative built to help you lower your utility bills, create new green jobs, and reduce our carbon emissions. Read more about Sustainable Works Official Launch

Location

St Theresa's Catholic Parish
7508 29 Avenue
Edmonton , AB
Event

SC Chinook Group Meeting: Regional Municipal Sustainability Initiatives

Sep 10 2009 - 1:00am

After our regular summer meeting hiatus, and a number of great summer events and outings, Sierra Club Chinook Group is back this fall with another exciting meeting line-up.  NOTE: September's meeting has been bumped to Wednesday, Sept. 9 at 7 pm (1 week later than normal) due to a late Labour Day holiday this year. Read more about SC Chinook Group Meeting: Regional Municipal Sustainability Initiatives

Location

Calgary Area Outdoor Council
1111 Memorial Drive NW
Calgary , AB
Story

Last Chance to Register — Pathways 2 Sustainability Conference

Register before May 17th: www.pathways2sustainability.ca

From May 20th to May 22nd, 2009, Cochrane is hosting over 35 municipalities from all corners of the province for a lively, interactive conference that promises hands-on experience with municipal sustainability planning. Located at the now famous Cochrane RancheHouse Conference Center, this exciting event will be rich with western heritage, local food, and creative cultural entertainment! Read more about Last Chance to Register — Pathways 2 Sustainability Conference

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