Documentary screening: "To the Tar Sands"

Sep 18 2008 - 11:00pm to Sep 19 2008 - 1:00am

Presented by Edmonton Chapter Canadian Youth Climate Coalition & U of A Greenpeace

'To the Tar Sands' is a documentary film by Jodie Martinson. The film follows a group of nineteen young environmentalists as they cycle over 1300 kilometres northbound across Alberta to witness the impacts of Alberta's tar sands boom firsthand. Read More


Students' Union Building (SUBstage)
University of Alberta
Edmonton , AB

Panel Discussion: Tar Sands 101

Sep 11 2008 - 9:00pm to 11:00pm

Edmonton Chapter Canadian Youth Climate Coalition & U of A Greenpeace Presents:

Alberta Tar Sands Panel Discussion

Tar Sands 101: What you need to know about Alberta's most destructive project

Come to this informative session and learn all about the Alberta Tar Sands. Water researcher Kevin Timoney will be joined by Barb Collier, industrial heartland resident and third generation farmer, and Mike Hudema, Tar Sands campaigner with Greenpeace, to help you wade through the myriad of issues associated with this development. Read More


Kiva, Education North 2-103
University of Alberta
Edmonton , AB

Tar Sands Action Camp

Sep 20 2008 - 1:00am to Sep 22 2008 - 1:00am

Greenpeace and the Council of Canadians are offering a 3-day action camp to help you expand your activist toolbox and to learn about the Alberta Tar Sands.

The 3-day camp will cover a variety of different areas. From informational sessions on the Alberta tar sands, to workshops on topics ranging from non-violent direct action, media, art and activism, campaign planning, climbing and more. Read More


Outside of Edmonton , AB

Tar Sands Rally

Jun 16 2008 - 2:00pm to Jun 17 2008 - 2:00am

On June 16th a coalition of efforts, including the Sierra Club, Forest Ethics, Keepers of the Athabasca and Greenpeace will be hosting an activity in Calgary to draw attention to the devastation from the Tar Sands for the environment and downstream communities.

Rally Against the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers — Investors in the Destructive and Toxic Tar Sands!

Environmental and Human Rights Abuses Ignored While Profits Soar

Hey folks! As Alberta quickly gains an international reputation as a climate criminal, the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers is holding an Oil and Gas Investment Symposium in Calgary from June 16-18. Please join us on June 16, 2008, at 11am in front of the Hyatt Calgary.

The event will bring together over 85 companies and 375 investors from Canada, the USA, and around the world - many of these folks being active and big funders in the Tar Sands, with others looking to expand into that market. This year, a bunch of different groups are looking to send them a clear message: Don't Invest in the Toxic Tar Sands!!! Read More


Hyatt Regency Calgary
700 Centre Street SE (Stephen Avenue Entrance)
Calgary , AB

Global Day of Climate Action: Climate Funeral

Saturday, December 8th join us on the streets for a climate funeral. The procession will go from Canada Place to the Alberta legislature. There will be a coffin, a minister, songs, taps, and more. Please were black, bring your tears and push our government to give us a future. December 8th11:00 am - 1:00 pmMeet at Canada Place (south side entrance) march to the Alberta Legislature. Read More

Greenpeace Opens Alberta Legislature Sitting with High Flying Protest

Greenpeace BannersEdmonton, Canada — Four Greenpeace activists suspended their bodies 138 feet over the North Saskatchewan River today to hang two 23 x 50 foot banners from the High Level Bridge in Edmonton. The banners depict the areas under current and projected tar sands development with the message "Stop the Tar Sands." They hang in full view of the Alberta legislature, which opened today.

"This government is recklessly pursuing the destruction of Alberta's environment and it has to stop," said Mike Hudema, Greenpeace campaigner. "Unless we act quickly, the tar sands will devastate the region's water supply, ravage a quarter of the province's landscape and ruin any chance for Canada to meaningfully tackle climate change. Read More


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