Climate Change

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

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

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

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

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

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

Calgary Film Premiere of "The Age of Stupid"

Oct 14 2009 - 12:30am

The Age of Stupid

Franny Armstrong 2009

Run time: 92 min. | UK | Language: English

Tickets: Free with library card.

This screening kicks off a local campaign to call for a science-based climate agreement at the UN summit in Copenhagen this December. Come on out and show your support! Read more about Calgary Film Premiere of "The Age of Stupid"

Location

John Dutton Theatre, Calgary Public Library Central Branch
616 MacLeod Trail SE
Calgary , AB

YEP Speaker Event: Carbon Offsets in the Oilsands Industry

Sep 10 2009 (All day)

Ganesh Doluweera, PhD Candidate in Electrical Engineering and Energy and Environmental Systems at the University of Calgary, will speak about carbon offsets in the oilsands industry with a focus on cogeneration.Carey Booth from the City of Calgary will speak briefly about the Low Carbon Future Summit being held on September 18th.Kim Kiel with Alberta Ecotrust will present on their River Rally event to be held in Devon at the end of the month. Read more about YEP Speaker Event: Carbon Offsets in the Oilsands Industry

Pembina Reacts: AERI Reports on Oil Sands Emissions

Dan Woynillowicz, spokesperson for the Pembina Institute, made the following statement in response to the release by the Alberta Energy Research Institute of two new analyses comparing the life cycle greenhouse gas emissions from oil sands and other sources of crude oil:

“These reports reaffirm that producing and burning oil from the oil sands results in up to 45 per cent more greenhouse gas emissions relative to some sources of conventional crude oil. Read more about Pembina Reacts: AERI Reports on Oil Sands Emissions

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