Climate Change

Global Climate Strike - September 20-27

As world leaders prepare to gather in New York for the UN Climate Action Summit, millions of children and students across Canada and around the world will be hitting the streets again on Friday  to demand action on the climate crisis from all levels of government and society. They are calling on people of all ages to join them in a week of Global Climate Action from September 20–27.

Climate Strike groups across Canada are kicking off the week with a march and "die-in" protest on Friday, September 20:

The culmination of Global Climate Week will be another series of climate strikes across Canada on Friday, September 27. Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg, whose actions inspired the global Fridays for Future climate strike movement, will be marching with climate strikers in Montréal.

Check Global Climate Strike for a Climate Strike in your town or city. GoodWork has compiled a good list of Global Climate Strike links and resources.

In between, there are a myriad of climate events and actions planned, some of which are listed in the Upcoming Events section of this email. Check out the Edmonton Climate Strike page for a schedule of events in Edmonton. The Calgary Climate Hub has a list of happenings in Calgary.  Read more about Global Climate Strike - September 20-27

Media and Climate: A Crisis in Coverage?

Sep 25 2019 - 7:00pm

From Eventbrite:

As we face an existential threat, our media has yet to step up to fill its institutional role. Why is this? How can we do better? Read more about Media and Climate: A Crisis in Coverage?

Location

La Cite Des Rocheuses
4800 Richard Rd SW
T3E 6L1 Calgary , AB

CCH's Climate Week Fundraiser

Sep 24 2019 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

From the Calgary Climate Hub:

Join us during Climate Week for our first Calgary Climate Hub Fundraiser at Calgary's first Cidery.

$60 tickets will include Cider, (Beer options also available) Charcuterie, and the sounds of Calgary's inimitable Kris Demeanor. Read more about CCH's Climate Week Fundraiser

Location

SUNNYCIDER
3300 14 Avenue NE #1
T2A 6J4 Calgary , AB

Climate Nights #6

Sep 19 2019 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

From the Facebook event page:

Climate Night continues! This time on a Thursday. As always, if you think about climate change but don't have a lot of places or people to talk about it in your everyday life, then we are here to help! Our conversation topics for the night will be posted soon.

Agenda for the evening: Read more about Climate Nights #6

Location

Dirtbag Café
10505 107 Street NW
T5H 2Y5 Edmonton , AB

Community Climate Action workshop

Sep 12 2019 - 12:00pm to 3:30pm
Sep 12 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm

From the Keepers of the Athabsca Facebook event page:

  • Latest science on climate change
  • Difference between weather and climate
  • Observations of Traditional Knowledge Holders
  • Emergency preparedness: how to stay safe!
  • What we can do to help slow down climate change
  • How to develop solar installations
  • Request for Proposal: examples, template, distribution, evaluation
  • Reviewing Energy Efficiency Alberta programs and their results in Alberta
  • Plans from around the world

Please register by calling the Friendship Centre: 780 743-8555 and press 0 for reception, or emailing [email protected]. Read more about Community Climate Action workshop

Location

Slave Lake Native Friendship Centre
8310 Manning Avenue
T9H 1W1 Fort McMurray , AB

Community Climate Action Workshop

Sep 11 2019 - 12:00pm to 3:30pm
Sep 11 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm

From the Keepers of the Athabsca Facebook event page:

  • Latest science on climate change
  • Difference between weather and climate
  • Observations of Traditional Knowledge Holders
  • Emergency preparedness: how to stay safe!
  • What we can do to help slow down climate change
  • How to develop solar installations
  • Request for Proposal: examples, template, distribution, evaluation
  • Reviewing Energy Efficiency Alberta programs and their results in Alberta
  • Climate Plans from around the world

Please register by calling the Friendship Centre: 780 523-4511 or emailing [email protected]​​​​​​​ Read more about Community Climate Action Workshop

Location

High Prairie Native Friendship Centre
4919 51 Avenue
T0G 1E0 High Prairie , AB

Community Climate Action workshop

Sep 3 2019 - 12:00pm to 3:30pm
Sep 3 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm

From the Keepers of the Athabsca Facebook event page:

  • Latest science on climate change
  • Difference between weather and climate
  • Observations of Traditional Knowledge Holders
  • Emergency preparedness: how to stay safe!
  • What we can do to help slow down climate change
  • How to develop solar installations
  • Request for Proposal: examples, template, distribution, evaluation
  • Reviewing Energy Efficiency Alberta programs and their results in Alberta
  • Plans from around the world

Please register by calling the Friendship Centre: 780 849-3039 or emailing [email protected] Read more about Community Climate Action workshop

Location

Slave Lake Native Friendship Centre
416 6 Avenue NE
T0G 2A2 Slave Lake , AB

SMLS Public Lecture: Carbon Pricing – You Probably Have an Opinion but Do You Actually Understand How it Works?

Sep 14 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

The Canadian Institute of Resources Law invites you to attend a free public lecture entitled:

Carbon Pricing – You Probably Have an Opinion but Do You Actually Understand How it Works?

Carbon pricing is set to be a major issue as Canada heads into the federal election. Yet, while almost everyone has an opinion on it, few understand how carbon pricing works as a climate mitigation tool and even fewer have a working understanding of the legislative framework. This session is designed to help attendees more fully understand the carbon pricing in Canada. It will explain the economic theory of carbon pricing and the experience with carbon pricing around the world; explore the different carbon pricing systems Canadian provinces have put in place; explain the details of the Pan Canadian carbon pricing framework, including the carbon pricing benchmark and backstop; and, examine the constitutional issues at play. The session will end with a Q & A period for registered participants. Read more about SMLS Public Lecture: Carbon Pricing – You Probably Have an Opinion but Do You Actually Understand How it Works?

Location

Room 3360
Murray Fraser Hall (MFH), Faculty of Law University of Calgary
Calgary , AB

Tell Minister McKenna that dirty thermal coal has no place in the 21st Century

From Ecojustice:

Thermal coal is a 19th century fuel that has no place in 2019.

So why is a massive Canadian coal mine expansion on the table?

Thermal coal is the dirtiest form of the world’s dirtiest fossil fuel. It’s toxic for human health and disastrous for the climate.

Despite this, mining company Coalspur wants to expand its Vista thermal coal mine, located in Alberta, to double or even triple its current planned capacity to extract thermal coal. If this happens, up to 15 million tonnes of coal could be extracted every year for export to coal plants overseas.

To put this into context, the greenhouse gas emissions, from burning that amount of coal, would be equal to the total annual emissions from more than 7 million cars.

With the help of supporters like you, Ecojustice has confronted dirty coal projects in the past. Now, on behalf of the Keepers of the Water and the West Athabasca Watershed Bioregional Society, we’re calling on the Minister of Environment and Climate Change to show climate leadership by ordering an environmental assessment of the Vista mine expansion. Read more about Tell Minister McKenna that dirty thermal coal has no place in the 21st Century

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