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Event

H2O Action: 'Water as a Human Right' Workshop

Mar 22 2010 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
At last week’s SEAWA conference, Hydrologist Richard Clissold made it very clear with his statement “We’re in a desert here” in Medicine Hat and it's getting drier every day. Water management is becoming an increasingly important issue in Alberta, particularly in the South Saskatchewan River Basin where we have seen extremely low flows with growing community and industrial demands. This World Water Day, Sierra Club (Prairie) and Medicine Hat College will host two events to bring to light issues of water within the province and emphasize why any plans and policies that Read more about H2O Action: 'Water as a Human Right' Workshop

Location

Medicine Hat College Theatre
Medicine Hat College
Medicine Hat , AB
Event

Picking up the Pieces: Climate Activism Post-Copenhagen with Elizabeth May

Jan 23 2010 - 1:00am to 3:00am

Join Elizabeth May at the annual Sierra Youth Coalition Conference at the University of Alberta. Elizabeth May will address the topic, "Picking up the pieces: Climate Activism Post-Copenhagen."

Friday evening is open to members of the public for a charge of $10. Read more about Picking up the Pieces: Climate Activism Post-Copenhagen with Elizabeth May

Location

Natural Resources Engineering Facility - Room 1001
University of Alberta Campus
Edmonton , AB
Event

Got Thirst? Will Alberta's new water policy leave you high and dry?

Jan 20 2010 - 2:00am

Alberta is on the brink of a serious water crisis and the provincial government is developing new policies to manage this precious resource, which will become scarcer in the future. Most residents of Alberta will be directly impacted by new water legislation as it is a resource that provides us with everything from lush ecosystems to fertile farmland and flourishing communities.

The speaker will discuss Alberta's water, including a critical look at the First in Time, Read more about Got Thirst? Will Alberta's new water policy leave you high and dry?

Location

Medicine Hat Library (Theatre)
414 1 Street SE
Medicine Hat , AB
Event

SACPA Special Session: Got Thirst? Will Alberta's new water policy leave you high and dry?

Jan 19 2010 - 2:00am to 4:00am

Alberta is on the brink of a serious water crisis and the provincial government is developing new policies to manage this precious resource, which will become scarcer in the future. Most residents of Alberta will be directly impacted by new water legislation as it is a resource that provides us with everything from lush ecosystems to fertile farmland and flourishing communities.

The speaker will discuss Alberta's water, including a critical look at the First in Time, Read more about SACPA Special Session: Got Thirst? Will Alberta's new water policy leave you high and dry?

Location

Lethbridge Public Library (Community Room)
810 5 Avenue S
Lethbridge , AB
Event

Annual Sierra Youth Coalition (SYC) Conference

Jan 22 2010 - 7:00am to Jan 24 2010 - 7:00am

Rationale for the Conference

The Sierra Youth Coalition (SYC) is the youth arm of the Sierra Club working towards local sustainability. This is hugely beneficial because geographical areas face similar issues locally and work together as a network of individuals (environmentalists) and collectives (organizations). The goal of this conference is to educate all interested students from Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia and provide them with tangible skills and opportunities to get involved in the green movement. Ultimately this conference provides the means to develop the knowledge and ability to work towards a more sustainable future. Please join us for a fun-filled weekend including very interesting workshops and seminars. This is a great opportunity to meet and network with students interested in similar issues as yourself!

Hosted by the Students' Union's ECOS

Fees: $30 before Jan 5th, 2010, $50 for non-SYC members after Jan 5th

Info & Registration: http://thinksustainability.ca/
Contact: [email protected] Read more about Annual Sierra Youth Coalition (SYC) Conference

Location

University of Alberta
Edmonton , AB
Media Release

Woodland Caribou herds declining toward extinction in Alberta

Provincial recovery plan for caribou authorizes more logging, and oil and gas development in Alberta’s foothills caribou forests

Rural and provincial conservation groups today distributed copies of a new provincial government recovery plan for Alberta’s endangered woodland caribou. The ‘Action Plan for West-Central Alberta Caribou Recovery’ authorizes ongoing logging and oil and gas development in the caribou home ranges north of Hinton and Grande Cache. The groups also displayed more than two dozen Alberta government and science reports, consultations and recovery plans for caribou released since the late 1970’s, showing industrial impacts on forests and wildlife as the root cause of caribou decline.

The groups highlighted the fact that the government did not act on the previous plans written since the 1970’s, while at the same time Alberta’s caribou population has declined by almost two-thirds, from a high of an estimated population of 7,000 - 9,000 in the 1960’s to an estimated 3,000 today. Last year, a Canada-wide scientific review found that Alberta’s herds of woodland caribou were the most in danger of extinction among all provinces. Logging and oil and gas allocations increased rapidly during the 1980’s and 1990’s and now blanket Alberta forests. Read more about Woodland Caribou herds declining toward extinction in Alberta

Media Release

Federal Government Failing to Protect Fresh Water for Tens of Thousands of Canadians in Alberta and Northwest Territories

Canada Not Implementing Numerous Legal Obligations That Protect Fresh Water in Oil Sands

Ottawa and Calgary — The federal government is failing to enforce and implement numerous laws that are in place to protect the water — in many cases the drinking water — for tens of thousands of Canadians who live near oil sands operations. According to a new report released today, this failure affects people who live in Fort Chipewyan, Fort Smith, Fort MacKay and also in Yellowknife. Read more about Federal Government Failing to Protect Fresh Water for Tens of Thousands of Canadians in Alberta and Northwest Territories

Event

Green Economy Community Dialogue

Nov 13 2009 - 1:30am to 4:00am

Come and join with the for an important Community Dialogue on Green Economic development in Alberta. With guest speakers Satya Das, author of the recent Alberta best-seller "Green Oil" and Ricardo Acuna, Executive Director of the Parkland Institute. What does it mean to move towards a green economy in Alberta? What are the challenges and what do we need to do to get there? Come explore with us as we we seek community solutions to some of these important questions. Read more about Green Economy Community Dialogue

Location

TELUS Center Atrium
University of Alberta (87 Avenue & 111 Street)
Edmonton , AB
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Sierra Club Chinook Group Meeting: Updates from two Calgary campaigns: Coalition for a Healthy Calgary & CivicCamp

Nov 5 2009 - 2:00am

We will hear from two local organizations that have been busy lobbying city hall and making headlines on two issues: pesticides and the growth of our city.  We will hear from Coalition for a Healthy Calgary (CHC) on the recent happenings of Calgary’s first Pesticide Bylaw, and what we can do to support it, and we will also be hearing from members of CivicCamp, who will be talking about their work around The Calgary Plan-IT and their recent CivicCamp 2.0 workshop. Read more about Sierra Club Chinook Group Meeting: Updates from two Calgary campaigns: Coalition for a Healthy Calgary & CivicCamp

Location

Calgary Area Outdoor Council
1111 Memorial Drive NW
Calgary , AB

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