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Sierra Club Chinook Group Meeting: Climate Change & the lead up to Copenhagen

Oct 8 2009 - 1:00am

Panel Discussion on Climate Change and the Lead up to the Copenhagen Discussions this fall.

For our October meeting, we have another Panel Discussion, this one on Climate Change and the lead up to Copenhagen 2009 (COP 15), the United Nations Climate Conference, in December. For this discussion we will be joined by three of Calgary’s leaders in the climate discussion: Read more about Sierra Club Chinook Group Meeting: Climate Change & the lead up to Copenhagen

Location

Calgary Area Outdoor Council
1111 Memorial Drive NW
Calgary , AB
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H2Oil Interactive Panel

Oct 2 2009 - 12:30am

This year the Edmonton Film Fest will be featuring the film H2Oil. It is a film that asks: What is more important, water or oil? Will the quest for profit overshadow efforts to protect public health and the environment in Canada's richest province? 

In addition many local organizations will be co-hosting an interactive panel with the director Shannon Walsh,  George Poitras of the Mikisew Cree First Nation, Eriel Deranger of the Rainforest Action Network, MacDonald Stainsby of Oil Sands Truth and Heather Milton Lightning of the Indigenous Environmental Network. Read more about H2Oil Interactive Panel

Location

Telus Centre Room 150
University of Alberta
Edmonton , AB
Media Release

Alberta government urged to stand fast on grizzly hunt suspension

Alberta environmentalists (including Alberta Wilderness Associatiion, Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society, Sierra Club Canada and UTSB Research) are hoping that the Alberta government will resist concerted lobbying efforts to introduce a spring grizzly bear hunt. Rather the government should heed the advice of its own scientists, who have consistently emphasized that such a hunt would not be sustainable. Read more about Alberta government urged to stand fast on grizzly hunt suspension

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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
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'Ride the Road' Tour

Aug 23 2009 - 6:00pm

Take
To The Streets on August 23!

Ever wonder what it would be like to ride your bike on the streets of
Calgary without fearing for your safety from vehicle traffic? For the
first time ever, the streets of Calgary will come alive with the hum of
bicycle wheels on the morning of Sunday, Aug. 23 as all cyclists are
invited to take part in a leisurely (or fast-paced) on-street,
closed-road ride through the inner city to raise awareness about the
advantages of pedal powered transportation. Read more about 'Ride the Road' Tour

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Hiroshima Day

Aug 6 2009 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Bring the kids and join The Wilderness Committee, Nuclear Free Alberta, the Sierra Club and 1000 origami Cranes at Edmonton City Hall to commemorate the dropping of an atomic bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

Two books will be read; Sadako by Eleanor Coerr to explain the significance of the paper cranes and Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who (which mentions the bombing of Hiroshima) to tell kids that their voice needs to be heard.

The event will also urge City Council to make Edmonton a Nuclear Free Zone. Read more about Hiroshima Day

Location

City Hall
Edmonton , AB
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Sierra Club Monthly Meeting: Plastic Bag Campaign & Alderman John Mar

May 7 2009 - 1:00am

Ald. John Mar on plastic bags at next monthly meeting

Topic: Our next monthly meeting will be held Wednesday May 6th, and will feature Alderman John Mar and the Sierra Club's own Plastic Bag Campaign team, to talk about reducing the use of single-use plastic bags in our city. We will be showcasing other plastic bag initiatives around the world, and talking about the drastic effects littered plastic has on the environment, both local and global. Read more about Sierra Club Monthly Meeting: Plastic Bag Campaign & Alderman John Mar

Location

Calgary Area Outdoor Council
1111 Memorial Drive NW
Calgary , AB
Media Release

Environmental groups and AFL release groundbreaking Green Jobs Report

Outlines a strategy to create tens of thousands of green jobs now, 100,000 of thousands long term

Edmonton, Canada — Alberta can create more than 200,000 green jobs and build a strong economic future, according to a groundbreaking report on green jobs released by two prominent environmental groups and the Alberta Federation of Labour. Read more about Environmental groups and AFL release groundbreaking Green Jobs Report

Media Release

Advisory: Will Alberta’s Plan for Parks include Albertans’ priorities?


Monday, April 20th, 2009, at 9:30 am in Calgary, the Honourable Cindy Ady, Minister of Tourism, Parks and Recreation will be announcing the Alberta Government’s new policy for the province’s protected areas and parks – Alberta’s Plan for Parks.

It will set the direction for all of Alberta’s protected areas and parks for the next 10 years, including: Read more about Advisory: Will Alberta’s Plan for Parks include Albertans’ priorities?

Media Release

Budget Ignores Albertans' #1 Priority for Parks

A harbinger of imminent Parks Policy?

Edmonton — Albertans' number one priority for investment related to parks and recreation makes no ap­pearance in last week's provincial budget. That is why conservation groups are looking to the govern­ment's soon-to-be released new parks policy - Alberta's Plan for Parks - to address this major short­coming. This top priority is conspicuously absent from the provincial budget. Read more about Budget Ignores Albertans' #1 Priority for Parks

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