Sustainable Communities

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Way We Green Panel Discussion

Jun 16 2010 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Eco Experts Debate Edmonton’s Future

Panel discusses options for long-term environmental issues.

What environmental issues are most important for Edmonton? Air pollution or greenhouse gas emissions? Food security or urban sprawl? Biodiversity or oil dependence? Water supply or extreme weather events? What should Edmontonians do to ensure a sustainable city? Read more about The Way We Green Panel Discussion

Location

Ledcor Theatre, Art Gallery of Alberta
2 Sir Winston Churchill Square (or live online at www.TheWayWeGreen.ca)
Edmonton , AB

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

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

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

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