Sustainability

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Green Economics: A Two-Day Training Intensive for Non Economists

Sep 20 2018 - 10:00am to 5:00pm
Sep 21 2018 - 10:00am to 5:00pm

Position yourself and your organization to be an agent of change.
Join other professionals and lifelong learners in this small-scale interactive course.
Learn about 5Rs for re-orienting the economy for a greener 21st Century.

This is a two-day course that combines lectures, group-work, and reflective exercises. By the end of the course, you will have a better understanding of economic concepts and information relevant to a green economy. You will learn about ways to:

  • retrofit markets and environmental policies – by reducing the depletion of common-pool resources and rewarding the supply of public goods;
  • rethink valuation of environmental benefits and damages – by better understanding scarcities, values, and the consideration of ecosystem services;
  • reward pro-environmental behaviour – by affecting prices, quantities, and behavioural norms that reflect the pro-social orientation of humans;
  • reconcile trade-offs to inform public decisions – by choosing appropriate decision-support frameworks and discounting approaches;
  • redefine economic progress and sustainability – by recognizing what is included, and omitted, by old and new measures of economic performance.
Read more about Green Economics: A Two-Day Training Intensive for Non Economists

Location

Alberta Ecotrust Foundation
100-1711 10 Avenue SW
T3C 0K1 Calgary , AB
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Webinar: 2016-2019 Federal Sustainable Development Strategy

May 9 2016 - 4:30pm

The Government of Canada is consulting on the draft 2016-2019 Federal Sustainable Development Strategy (Strategy) and we would like to hear from you.  The draft Strategy provides Canadians with a whole-of-government view of federal environmental priorities.

Please join us for at a free webinar to learn about the Strategy, and make suggestions to improve it.

Read more about Webinar: 2016-2019 Federal Sustainable Development Strategy

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Edmonton Resilience Festival 2016

Apr 29 2016 - 6:00am to May 1 2016 - 6:00am

Skill Sharing Workshops • Conversation Cafes • Community Connections Fair

The 2nd annual Edmonton Resilience Festival consists of hands-on practical workshops, guided Conversation Cafés and a fair showcasing the work of community organizations called the Community Connections Fair. We will also have family and kid friendly indoor and outdoor activities and film screenings.

A collaboration between The Local Good and the Edmonton Permaculture Guild Read more about Edmonton Resilience Festival 2016

Location

Boyle Street Plaza
9538 103A Avenue NW
Edmonton , AB
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Down to Earth Week 2016—Awakened Company: Connecting Community & Prosperity

Apr 15 2016 - 11:30pm to Apr 16 2016 - 2:30am

Tickets: $50 + taxes & fees

Join REAP Business Association for an inspiring evening showcasing what it means to be an Awakened Company. Support and connect with social entrepreneurs and Alberta business leaders of all industries who are looking to take the next step in their journey towards sustainability, shape our local community and make a positive impact upon people and the planet. Read more about Down to Earth Week 2016—Awakened Company: Connecting Community & Prosperity

Location

Civic On Third
130 3 Avenue SE
T2G 0B7 Calgary , AB
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Down to Earth Week 2016—Capital for Cause: Views on Impact Investing

Apr 13 2016 - 2:00pm to 7:30pm

Tickets: $80Capital for a Cause Image

Join REAP Business Association for a half-day summit on The How and Why of Social Impact Investing. Hosted by Dexterity Consulting, participants will learn from experienced investment leaders what separates successful and unsuccessful ventures. Read more about Down to Earth Week 2016—Capital for Cause: Views on Impact Investing

Location

Eighth Avenue Place, Conference Rooms A&B
525 8 Avenue SW (4th Floor)
Calgary , AB
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Down to Earth Week 2016—Sustainable Style YYC

Apr 12 2016 - 11:00pm to Apr 13 2016 - 1:00am

Sustainable Style PosterEver wondered, “Who made my clothes?” Spend the evening with Calgary's leaders in sustainable fashion and cosmetics. Learn how they're collaborating to create beautiful, ethical fashion and personal care products that are making Calgary a more interesting and stylish place.  Read more about Down to Earth Week 2016—Sustainable Style YYC

Location

Civic On Third
130 3 Avenue SE
Calgary , AB
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Alberta Impact Fund Info Session

Apr 4 2016 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Are you an Alberta-based entrepreneur or small to medium sized business?

Do you want to learn business strategies that will make your business more resilient and adaptive to changing economic and environmental conditions?

Do you have plans to expand your business and need an investment of capital to make it happen?  Read more about Alberta Impact Fund Info Session

Location

2100-10020 100 Street NW
T5J 0N3 Edmonton , AB
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NGO Sustainability Champions Workshop Series

Mar 22 2016 - 2:00pm to Mar 23 2016 - 11:00pm
Jun 22 2016 - 2:00pm to 11:00pm

Non-profit organizations create positive social, environmental and economic impacts for their communities. At the same time, they are expected to be role models whose own staff and operations “walk the talk” in terms of sustainability. This can be a challenge given limited time, support and funding

The Natural Step Canada and Edmonton Community Foundation are excited to offer the NGO Sustainability Champions Workshop Series to help NGO’s address this need with two key outcomes:

  • To build the capacity of staff to develop and deliver a sustainability action plan, based on the award-winning approached pioneered by The Natural Step.
  • To develop an action plan to improve sustainability performance.
Read more about NGO Sustainability Champions Workshop Series>

Location

Edmonton Community Foundation
9910 103 Street NW
Edmonton , AB

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