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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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Global Day of Climate Action: Climate Funeral

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Saturday, December 8th join us on the streets for a climate funeral. The procession will go from Canada Place to the Alberta legislature. There will be a coffin, a minister, songs, taps, and more. Please were black, bring your tears and push our government to give us a future. December 8th11:00 am - 1:00 pmMeet at Canada Place (south side entrance) march to the Alberta Legislature.

Urgent Action Alert: Canada's Illegal Climate Plan

From: Mark Sandilands

The Kyoto Protocol Implementation Act legally requires the government to produce a plan that meets Canada's greenhouse gas emissions targets. Prime Minister Harper hasn't even tried. The federal courts can force the government to comply with the law, but crucial and legally admissible public consultation process ends tomorrow, September 20th, and almost no comments have been received!

Avaaz members are stepping in at the last hour to create a massive public outcry, by faxing open letters to Environment Canada who will have to submit them in court. If there are no comments, the government will claim in court that the public supports its illegal position. We have just 24 hours to make our voice heard - Please sign the letter at the link, below:

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Canada West Foundation 2007 Student Essay Contest

The Canada West Foundation is now taking applications for its 2007 student essay contest. The contest, open to students attending a post-secondary institution in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, or Manitoba, will award a $5000 prize to the the author of the best essay answering this question:

Who should have the greatest responsibility for reducing Canada's greenhouse gas emissions: governments, industries or individuals?

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