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Climate Solutions, Cool Cities and The Dream Reborn

May 28 2008 - 2:00am

Sierra Club of Canada Presents

Climate Solutions, Cool Cities and The Dream Reborn

Presented by Stephen Hazell and Lindsay Telfer

Please join us for an evening of lively and empowering discussion of Climate Solutions and Clean Energy for a Just Alberta! As oil prices continue to soar, how can we as a community and a province produce the energy we require while being respectful to the land and people? Read more about Climate Solutions, Cool Cities and The Dream Reborn

Join federal party leaders - sign the KYOTOplus pledge

Sierra Club of Canada

April 2, 2008

Hi! Moments ago, opposition party leaders Stéphane Dion, Gilles Duceppe and Jack Layton signed a historic pledge to fight climate change. The KYOTOplus pledge is part of a national global warming petition campaign launched today on Parliament Hill by Sierra Club Canada and a broad collective of environmental and public interest organizations. The Prime Minister and Environment Minister John Baird were also invited to sign the pledge, but declined.

I am giving you the inside scoop so that you can be among the first to sign the KYOTOplus citizens petition. I am especially encouraging you to use the Send-to-a-friend feature to jump start the momentum on this petition today. Please go to:

http://www.sierraclubaction.ca Read more about Join federal party leaders - sign the KYOTOplus pledge

Earth Hour - Saturday 8:00pm

Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society — Calgary/Banff Chapter

As many of you know, World Wildlife Fund is asking people around the globe to take stand against climate change by turning out the lights tomorrow night at 8:00 PM. See http://www.wwf.ca/earthhour/ for more details.

We at CPAWS join in this call and urge all of our supporters to participate. The action in itself will not save much energy, but it will be strong demonstration to the governments and industries of the world that people want change, and that all of us are in this together. The Earth Hour movement has been endorsed by many leading companies and cities, including the City of Calgary. Read more about Earth Hour - Saturday 8:00pm

Premier Stelmach Fails to Deliver Action on Climate Change

Announcement Will Lead to More Delay with its "Plan to Plan"

Pembina Institute

Jan 24, 2008

The Government of Alberta unveiled its much-anticipated "green plan" today. But instead of outlining near-term targets for greenhouse gas (GHG) reductions the plan only sets a target for reducing GHG emissions by 2050.

"Premier Stelmach's announcement today is shockingly irresponsible, it continues to delay action and promises only a plan to plan. There are no short-term targets for absolute reductions in GHG pollution and no requirements for large polluters to reduce emissions," says Dan Woynillowicz, a Senior Policy Analyst with the Pembina Institute. "Alberta is the largest greenhouse gas polluter in Canada, producing close to one third of Canada's emissions. Albertans want action and Premier Stelmach is playing games by trying to dodge responsibility for delivering any real results until 2050." Read more about Premier Stelmach Fails to Deliver Action on Climate Change

Social Change to Meet Climate Change

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A lecture by Dr. Lynn McDonald Deparment of SociologyUniversity of GuelphOpening remarks by:Dr. Mary GriffithsSenior Policy AnalystThe Pembina InstituteLynn McDonald will address how our political and social (including economic) lives prevent us from dealing adequately with today's climate crisis, to begin the process of altering those institutions to facilitate the required strenuous action.

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Alberta's Greenhouse Gas Regulations: Implications for the Waste Management Sector

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Alberta is the first jurisdiction in North America to require industry to reduce its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Proper waste management systems and the implementation of emerging technologies can significantly reduce GHG emissions from waste management related activities, generating valuable GHG credits or offsets for an emerging carbon trading market. Learn about the potential to market GHG credits and the means of doing so.

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Step It Up! Climate Change Rally & Political Panel

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Scientists agree that we must significantly reduce our greenhouse gas emissions to prevent serious disruption to our planet's climate. Our approach as a province must be robust and sensible, effective and focused, coordinating government, communities, and citizens to build a vigorous clean energy economy. To achieve this goal, Alberta will require strong and creative leadership.

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