Sustainability

Event

Rio+20 Summit Civil Society Workshop

Jun 4 2011 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm

The RCEN has been invited by Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (DFAIT) and Stakeholder Forum for a Sustainable Future (SF) to select 10 ENGO leads representing the different regions of Canada to host and facilitate civil society consultations in preparation for the Rio +20 Earth Summit (UNCSD) 2012. Read more about Rio+20 Summit Civil Society Workshop

Location

FCJ Centre
219 19 Avenue SW
Calgary , AB
Event

Public Hearing: Edmonton's Environmental Strategic Plan

May 11 2011 - 7:30pm

Moving to a Green Future Together

Public hearing set for The Way We Green

The Way We Green: Edmonton’s proposed environmental strategic plan is now available at www.edmonton.ca/TheWayWeGreen.

The Way We Green will set out the principles, goals, objectives and policies that will make Edmonton a more environmentally responsible City. Read more about Public Hearing: Edmonton's Environmental Strategic Plan

Location

Edmonton City Hall
1 Sir Winston Churchill Square
Edmonton , AB
Event

Film Screening and Q & A: The Economics of Happiness

Mar 17 2011 - 1:00am to 3:00am

Join us for a special screening of ‘The Economics of Happiness’, a documentary about the worldwide movement for localization. The film will be followed by a Q and A session with Filmmaker Helena Norberg-Hodge (via Skype).

View the film’s trailer

Website: http://www.theeconomicsofhappiness.org/ Read more about Film Screening and Q & A: The Economics of Happiness

Location

Petroleum Club
319 5 Avenue SW
Calgary , AB
Event

Alberta's Environment and Economy in the Global Spotlight

Mar 13 2011 - 7:30pm to 10:30pm

Speaker: Sheila Muxlow, Director, Sierra Club Prairie

Invited: Representatives of the Alberta Liberals, Alberta NDP, Alberta Party & Vision 2012 (new Greens)

Where are we now?

What would be different with a progressive government?

What would and could the progressive parties do in government that is different from the Conservatives and Wildrose Alliance?

  • Update on DRP's ChangeAlberta.ca strategy
  • Social hour with live music - fiddle/violin & guitar
  • Beverages and Raffle Prize viewing at 1:15

Co-sponsored by the Alberta Democratic Renewal Project and Sierra Club Prairie

RSVP to Ann at [email protected] Read more about Alberta's Environment and Economy in the Global Spotlight

Location

Riverdale Community Hall
9231 100 Avenue NW
Edmonton , AB
Event

Public Dialogue: The path to a Canadian clean, sustainable energy future

Feb 24 2011 - 2:30am

Linda Duncan, MP, Edmonton-Strathcona invites you to a Public Dialogue:

Linda has invited three knowledgeable guest speakers to talk about their vision for a clean energy economy. Please join us.

Keynotes

Read more about Public Dialogue: The path to a Canadian clean, sustainable energy future>

Location

Lobby of the TransAlta Arts Barns
10330 84 Avenue
Edmonton , AB
Event

ReThink Red Deer Community Cafe

Feb 25 2011 - 1:30am to 4:00am

On the evening of February 24th (6:30pm-9pm) the conference doors will open wide to all Albertans.

Inside will be a special gathering; a series of inspiring (and free!) presentations on how local groups and individuals are strengthening their communities. The presentations will be scheduled in an 'open space' format and delivered by the "Pecha Kucha" method of storytelling. We'll gather together and tell the stories that will spread like wildfire! Read more about ReThink Red Deer Community Cafe

Location

Red Deer College
Red Deer , AB
Event

Red Deer Seedy Sunday

Mar 27 2011 - 5:00pm to 11:00pm

Red Deer Seedy Sunday is part of the worldwide Seedy Saturday/Sunday events that celebrate open-pollinated seeds. In Red Deer, the event is citizen-driven; coordinated with the support of Seeds of Diversity Canada, Spruce Lane Organic Farm, Kerry Wood Nature Centre, the Red Deer Garden Club, and The Root Cellar: ecoStore & Apothecary (a project of ReThink Red Deer's Centre for Urban Agriculture). Read more about Red Deer Seedy Sunday

Location

Kerry Wood Nature Centre
Red Deer , AB
Event

Level One Urban Beekeeping Course

Jan 29 2011 - 5:00pm to Jan 31 2011 - 1:00am

Location: Pure Earth Organics - #12 - 5579 47th St., Red Deer

Saturday January 29th & 30th, 2011
10:00 am - 6:00 pm (both days)

Apiaries and Bees for Communities (A.B.C.) is pleased to offer a Level One Beekeeping Certificate for hobbiest beekeepers in an urban and rural setting. This 16-hour intensive program will offer everything you need to know to begin beekeeping. Read more about Level One Urban Beekeeping Course

Event

Electricity from the Sun - from Dreamer's Paradise to Everyday Use

Jan 14 2011 - 1:30am to 4:00am

Presented by:
Gordon Howell, PEng.

Free public presentation and discussion. No registration.

The world of solar energy is changing quickly. The price of solar photovoltaic (PV) electricity continues its march downwards along with staggering world-wide growth. Solar electricity is now becoming affordable for us in our everyday lives. At the same time, we see that the price of electricity is poised to rise even more to pay for new transmission lines and cleaning up our dirty-coal electricity. Read more about Electricity from the Sun - from Dreamer's Paradise to Everyday Use

Location

Margaret Parsons Theatre
Red Deer College
Red Deer , AB
Event

The 2011 Pathways to Sustainability Conference

Feb 23 2011 - 4:00pm to Feb 25 2011 - 12:00pm

 

Creating a sustainable society is the greatest opportunity and the greatest challenge of our era. Since 2009, the Pathways 2 Sustainability Conference (P2S) has helped form the relationships and capacity for planning and participating in sustainable communities.

Building on P2S 2009’s sustainable communiites theme, P2S is moving forward from planning to community-based action. We are featuring over 40 Showcase Exhibitors, 12 Panelists, and 5 Keynotes on topics such as Community Supported Agriculture, Feed In Tarrifs, Renewable Energy, Community Finance, Food Security, and Sustainable & Resilient Community Planning.
Read more about The 2011 Pathways to Sustainability Conference

Location

Red Deer College
Red Deer , AB

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