Sustainability

Issue Brief: Green Stimulus & a Just Recovery

The global COVID-19 pandemic has precipitated an economic downturn that has governments across Canada and around the world set to make huge investments in stimulus and recovery spending. Many are viewing this as a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to invest in a just and sustainable green economy.

In her first day on the job, newly-appointed Federal Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland said that "The restart of our economy needs to be green. It also needs to be equitable, it needs to be inclusive and we need to focus very much on jobs and growth." Read more about Issue Brief: Green Stimulus & a Just Recovery

A better future for all is within reach – Canada needs a Green Recovery!

From the CPAWS website:

Tell the federal government that you demand they invest in a Green Recovery. This includes new and better-managed protected areas on land and in the ocean, Indigenous protected areas and stewardship programs, and a shift towards natural infrastructure and nature-based climate solutions.

Take Action Read more about A better future for all is within reach – Canada needs a Green Recovery!

Lead the Energy Transition

Feb 27 2020 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

From the Solar Alberta website:

Alberta has abundant natural and renewable energy resources, but who is taking the lead in the renewables sector as we move towards a more diversified economy? Read more about Lead the Energy Transition

Location

Cenovus Learning Common - Room #2909
100 College Boulevard (Red Deer College)
Red Deer , AB

World Water Day YEG 2019

Mar 22 2019 - 4:30pm to 8:30pm

From World Water Day YEG:

Join us for an exciting evening to meet and network with inspired water collaborators, learn about local water initiatives in the province of Alberta, and listen to forward-thinking solutions on freshwater issues. Water is essential for life, and is the single most important resource on the planet. World Water Day YEG will feature: Read more about World Water Day YEG 2019

Location

NAIT Shaw Theatre
11762 106 Street NW
T5G 2R1 Edmonton , AB

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

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

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

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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