Sustainability

Event

U of A Sustainability Awareness Week

Oct 19 2009 - 6:00am to Oct 23 2009 - 6:00am

The University of Alberta is committed to instilling sustainability into university life, on our campuses, in our institutions and in the larger community of which we are a part. Accordingly, the University of Alberta's Office of Sustainability is pleased to present - in partnership with the Student's Union, ECOS, Campus Sustainability Coalition, U of A Energy Club, Career and Placement Services (CAPS), the Faculty of Education and the School of Energy and the Environment (SEE) - our annual Sustainability Awareness Week on October 19-23, 2009. Read more about U of A Sustainability Awareness Week

Location

University of Alberta
Edmonton , AB
Event

4th Annual Earth Charter Summit Celebration

Oct 10 2009 - 6:00pm to 10:00pm

Bring the kids for a free, fun-filled afternoon at Calgary's 4th annual Earth Charter Summit celebration.

There will be activities for the whole family, including music, theatre, and a green market of local products and services.

Evergreen Theatre will perform their new, interactive musical production: “Going to Extremes It’s getting’ hot in here!” Read more about 4th Annual Earth Charter Summit Celebration

Location

Eau Claire Market
Calgary , AB
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The Path to Energy Independence: Reducing Our Footprint & Utility Bills

To register: http://www.solaralberta.ca
For information: 780.439.5608 / Reg. Fee: $250.00
Class runs Sept. 1 - Oct. 20 Tuesdays (6:30 - 9:30 p.m.)
Grant MacEwan College City Centre Campus Room 5-158

The Solar Energy Society of Canada and Grant MacEwan College present an expanded eight-week evening class focusing on Energy Efficiency; Solar Electricity; Solar Hot Water; Passive Solar Design, Non-toxic building and Green Transportation. Read more about The Path to Energy Independence: Reducing Our Footprint & Utility Bills

Event

Devonian Botanic Garden Green Festival

Jul 19 2009 - 5:00pm to 11:00pm

Go Green at the Devonian Botanic Garden!

Come out for a day of fun while learning great ways to be environmentally sustainable! The Green Festival will include eco-business displays, sustainable living lectures, childrens' crafts from common household reuseables, family activities, tours of the Garden's famous indoor Butterfly House and Kurimoto Japanese Garden, and door prizes. Read more about Devonian Botanic Garden Green Festival

Location

Devonian Botanic Garden
AB
Event

Film Screening — Operation Imani: Ideas for Sustainable African Development

Jul 17 2009 - 1:15am

Calgary premiere of a new documentary, Operation Imani: Ideas for Sustainable African Development, followed by presentation and Q & A with filmmaker Greg John

Tickets: $10 at the door

For more information: www.operationimani.com or email [email protected]. Read more about Film Screening — Operation Imani: Ideas for Sustainable African Development

Location

Plaza Theatre
1133 Kensington Road NW
Calgary , AB
Event

Seminar: Ecosystem-based Conservation Planning with Herb Hammond

Apr 8 2009 - 3:00pm

Ecosystem-based Conservation Planning to maintain ecological integrity in the boreal forest

Presented by the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society and the Environmental Research & Studies Centre

Abstract

Maintaining ecological integrity requires maintaining the natural assemblages of species and ecological processes across the range of spatial and temporal scales. Natural reflects pre-industrial ecological conditions, and includes Indigenous management systems. Ecosystem-based conservation planning defines ecological limits, which are a practical application of the precautionary principle. Ecological limits constitute thresholds past which perturbations from human activities are outside of the range of natural variability. Exceeding ecological limits results in fundamental change to ecosystems, not fluctuations within ecosystem composition, structure, and function as those caused by natural disturbances. Ecological limits are defined for both physical and biological parameters. Read more about Seminar: Ecosystem-based Conservation Planning with Herb Hammond

Location

M-137, Biological Sciences Building
University of Alberta
Edmonton , AB
Event

Pathways 2 Sustainability

May 20 2009 - 11:00pm to May 22 2009 - 11:00pm

Experience - Connect - Create

Registrations Open!

From May 20th to May 22nd, 2009, you are invited to join with Albertans from all corners of the province for a lively, interactive conference that will give you hands-on experience with municipal sustainability planning. Read more about Pathways 2 Sustainability

Location

Cochrane RancheHouse
101 RancheHouse Road
Cochrane , AB
Event

Sustainable Book Discussion: Jane Jacobs' Dark Age Ahead

Feb 12 2009 - 1:00am to 2:30am

Sustainable Book Discussion at the Calgary Public Library

Looking for a chance to chat about trends and issues in Calgary these days?
Consider joining the Sustainable Book discussion at the Calgary Public Library.

The Book this month is Jane Jacobs. Dark Age Ahead. (2005) Read more about Sustainable Book Discussion: Jane Jacobs' Dark Age Ahead

Location

4th Floor North Meeting Room, W.R. Castell Central Library
616 Macleod Trail SE
Calgary , AB
Event

YEP Event: Canadian Sustainability Challenges with Dr. Bob Page

Feb 12 2009 - 1:00am

Dr. Bob Page, Chairman of the Board NRTEE, will be addressing sustainability challenges facing Canada and the current state of climate policy in Canada.

Dr. Page has 25 years of experience as the U fo C TransAlta Corporation Professor of Environmental Management and Sustainability. He worked as vice-president of sustainable development for TransAlta for 10 years on carbon offset projects and market-based trading to help reduce the company's greenhouse gas emissions.  Read more about YEP Event: Canadian Sustainability Challenges with Dr. Bob Page

Location

Ceili's Irish Pub
803 8 Avenue SW
Calgary , AB

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