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Book Tour: Wild Alberta at the Crossroads

Calgary authors Robin White and Marian White will be presenting slide shows at Pages Books on Kensington at 7 pm, November 17th and at Pincher Creek public library at 7 pm, November 19th . These are part of their new Alberta bad-news/good-news book-signing tour with their award-winning environmental coffee-table book, Wild Alberta at the Crossroads (see dates below).

This book is unique not only in portraying all six Alberta natural regions from prairie to Canadian Shield, but in taking a critical look at our stewardship of the land and response to global warming. Confronted by unrestrained resource extraction and ensuing climate change, the Whites concluded that celebrating Nature was not enough; we must face up to our environmental problems. Clearly many agreed, for the book sold out and was reprinted this summer. Read more about Book Tour: Wild Alberta at the Crossroads

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WWF-Canada's Oil and Ice Tour: Are we giving up ice for oil?

Nov 7 2009 - 2:00am

WWF-Canada is proud to host the cross-Canada speaking tour of award-winning authors Andrew Nikiforuk (Tar Sands) and Ed Struzik (The Big Thaw).

Join them on November 6th, at 7:00 pm as they discuss how the melting of Arctic sea ice and the exploitation of the Alberta tar sands are connected, and how they are shaping Canada’s future. WWF aims to stimulate debate among Canadians about the choices and consequences – political, cultural, economic and environmental – involved in how we develop the tar sands and respond to a changing Arctic.

Make your voice heard and join the discussion in your city. Event begins at 7:00 pm. The event is FREE, so please invite your colleagues, friends, family, and networks!

RSVP: [email protected] or 1-800-26-PANDA. Read more about WWF-Canada's Oil and Ice Tour: Are we giving up ice for oil?

Location

Education Building Room 179
University of Calgary
Calgary , AB
Event

WWF-Canada's Oil and Ice Tour: Are we giving up ice for oil?

Nov 5 2009 - 2:00am

WWF-Canada is proud to host the cross-Canada speaking tour of award-winning authors Andrew Nikiforuk (Tar Sands) and Ed Struzik (The Big Thaw).

Join them on November 4th, at 7:00 pm as they discuss how the melting of Arctic sea ice and the exploitation of the Alberta tar sands are connected, and how they are shaping Canada’s future. WWF aims to stimulate debate among Canadians about the choices and consequences – political, cultural, economic and environmental – involved in how we develop the tar sands and respond to a changing Arctic.

Make your voice heard and join the discussion in your city. Event begins at 7:00 pm. The event is FREE, so please invite your colleagues, friends, family, and networks!

RSVP: [email protected] or 1-800-26-PANDA.

For more information

Visit www.wwf.ca/tour, or the facebook page. Or email Carolyn at [email protected] to discuss or by phone 604-694-6652 Read more about WWF-Canada's Oil and Ice Tour: Are we giving up ice for oil?

Location

Tory Lecture Theatre TL-12
University of Alberta
Edmonton , AB
Event

YEP Calgary Speaker Event: Canada's Energy Strategy with Bruce Carson

Nov 19 2009 - 12:30am

Bruce Carson will discuss his vision for Canada's energy strategy as we approach the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen. Read more about YEP Calgary Speaker Event: Canada's Energy Strategy with Bruce Carson

Location

deVille in Art Central
100 7 Avenue SW (SE corner of second level)
Calgarry , AB
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Internation Day of Climate Action: Die-In: Dying for Climate Leadership

Oct 24 2009 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Join us at the Legislative grounds for International Day of Climate Action. There will be events happening all around the world- help us tell our government that we need climate leadership! Read more about Internation Day of Climate Action: Die-In: Dying for Climate Leadership

Location

Alberta Legislature Building
10800 97 Avenue NW
Edmonton , AB
Event

International Day of Climate Action: The Nightmare Before Copenhagen

Oct 25 2009 - 12:30am

International Day of Climate Action: Fight Climate Change…  and Have Fun!

Take a stand for a fair Copenhagen climate treaty that meets the science.

Dress as your favourite species threatened by climate change. Bring a light and the family! We will form a procession to show our support for real leadership against climate change.

Meet at Hillhurst United Church, 1227 Kensington Close NW at 6:30 p.m. Read more about International Day of Climate Action: The Nightmare Before Copenhagen

Location

Hillhurst United Church
1227 Kensington Close NW
Calgary , AB
Event

Creating a Healthy Planet with a Plant-Based Diet

Oct 24 2009 - 3:30pm to 7:00pm

Guest Speaker: Dr. Peter Carter, M.D. & Environment and Climate Change Specialist

Cost: FREE, includes healthy food samples and free Recipe Book!

Advance Reservations: 780 913-6466 or 780 455-6431 or [email protected]

Hosted by: The Unity Church of Edmonton and Westmount Presbyterian Church Read more about Creating a Healthy Planet with a Plant-Based Diet

Location

Westmount Presbyterian Church
13820 109A Avenue
Edmonton , AB
Event

Sustainability Awareness Week —Climate Change Teach-In

Oct 22 2009 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

In conjunction with “Sustainability Awareness Week” and in support of the International Day of Climate Action (350.org), the University of Alberta’s Office of Sustainability presents a cross-disciplinary Climate Change Teach-In. Highlighting research, philosophies and warnings related to global climate change, this plenary will bring together pre-eminent scholars and students on campus to deliver a call to intellect and action on global warming and how we, both individually and collectively, can work together to address climate change. Read more about Sustainability Awareness Week —Climate Change Teach-In

Location

Meyer Horowitz Theatre Students' Union Building (SUB)
University of Alberta
Edmonton , AB
Event

Retreat on Global Warming as a Moral Issue

Oct 26 2009 - 2:30pm to 10:00pm

 “While it’s the industrialized nations of the world that pump out the
most greenhouse gases that contribute to global warming, it’s the
undeveloped nations of the world that feel the first effects of global
warming.”
– World Vision website
“Leaving the world’s poor to sink or swim with their own meagre
resources in the face of the threat posed by climate change is morally
wrong. We do not need climate change apartheid.”
— Archbishop Desmond Tutu Read more about Retreat on Global Warming as a Moral Issue

Locations

Room TBA
King’s University College 9125 50 Street NW
Edmonton , AB
Room 3257, Professional Faculties Building
University of Calgary 2500 University Drive NW
Calgary , AB

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