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Edmonton-Based Collaborative Sustainability Blog

The King's University College in Edmonton recently launched a collaborative sustainability blog called "The King's Green Pad" at http://kingsgreenpad.ca. We invite our community to think with us through comments and dialog about environmental, social and economic sustainability here in Edmonton.

Michael P. Ferber
Assistant Professor of Geography/Director of Environmental Studies
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Thoughtful Tuesday Documentary: "Buyer Be Fair"

Dec 17 2008 - 2:00am

Presented by Steeps Tea Lounge & Earth's General Store

James Spurlock/Rob VanAlkemade. 90 minutes. 2007.
http://www.buyerbefair.org

A documentary that explores how conscious consumers and businesses can use the market to promote social justice and environmental sustainability through product labelling. Read more about Thoughtful Tuesday Documentary: "Buyer Be Fair"

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Steeps Tea Lounge College Plaza
11116 82 Avenue NW
Edmonton , AB
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Sustainability for Small Business: Making the Economic Case

Nov 13 2008 - 1:30am

Join Calgary's business leaders for a presentation by Bob Willard, renowned author and sustainability strategist. Bob will be sharing his insights into the importance of sustainability for small business and providing practical advice for local business owners.

The keynote address will be followed by a book signing and networking reception. Learn more about the value of sustainability and meet local business owners. Come get to know Calgary's green business community! Read more about Sustainability for Small Business: Making the Economic Case

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W. R. Castell Library
616 Macleod Trail SE
Calgary , AB
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Otesha Project Bike Tour Community Performance: Choices

Aug 24 2008 - 1:30am

Theatre troupe changing the world from the seat of their bicycles

The Otesha Project

A group of young cyclists from across Canada will ride into Calgary later this month carrying with them an inspiring message of hope and sustainability. Members of the Otesha Project will perform their award-winning play, Choices, at the Arusha Centre in the Old Y (223 12 Ave SW) on Saturday, August 23 at 7:30 p.m. Read more about Otesha Project Bike Tour Community Performance: Choices

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Arusha Centre, Old 'Y' Building
223 12 Avenue SW
Calgary , AB
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Politics in the Park Series: Energy Security in a Time of Scarcity

Aug 2 2008 - 9:30pm

Sierra Club of Canada — Prairie Chapter

What does energy security mean in a world where oil and natural gas prices are hitting record highs, and how can Edmontonians begin to think about their energy in a way that will protect the earth as well as their own access to energy? What are the real alternatives to how energy is produced in Alberta right now, and how can these alternatives be implemented in a northern climate like ours? Read more about Politics in the Park Series: Energy Security in a Time of Scarcity

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McIntyre (Gazebo) Park
83 Avenue & 104 Street
Edmonton , AB
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Living on Earth as if we want to stay - Mike Nickerson

Jun 26 2008 - 1:00am to 3:30am

 

More and more people are realizing that change is essential.

"Living on Earth as if we want to stay" is an invitation to discuss the sort of change necessary to secure long-term well-being.

Cures do not result from treating symptoms. The cause must be addressed. While Climate Change has captured public attention, it is a symptom of a greater challenge. That challenge is that the human species has grown to fill its planet. Read more about Living on Earth as if we want to stay - Mike Nickerson

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Village Lifestyles
10429 79 Ave
Edmonton , AB
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YEP Calgary Speaker Series: Sustainability and Supply Chain Management

Jun 11 2008 - 11:30pm

Young Environmental Professionals

Every business and organization has an impact on the environment — from the materials they use, their energy consumption, the services they buy, and the disposal of their waste and product. An organization must consider the entire product/service system and work cooperatively with suppliers to reduce their environmental footprint. Read more about YEP Calgary Speaker Series: Sustainability and Supply Chain Management

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Ceili's Irish Pub
803 8 Avenue SW
Calgary , AB
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What is your vision for Alberta?

by Martha Kostuch

Of course we want continued prosperity. Of course we want safe, affordable housing, good health care and accessible education. But the foundation of our well-being is really a healthy environment – clean air, clean water, healthy food, among other things. I can’t help but wonder how much attention our leaders are paying to the foundation these days.

The centerpiece of my vision for Alberta is a stable, resilient, healthy economy based on energies of the future, not energies of the past. This means ending our addiction to fossil fuels and using some of the revenues they generate to develop and implement alternative energy sources and to support energy conservation. We can do this, but not without strong leadership and a willingness to reflect on whether our current path is taking us where we want to go. Read more about What is your vision for Alberta?

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