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Healthy Calgary Pesticide Roundup

Apr 22 2012 - 2:00pm to Apr 23 2012 - 12:00am

Alberta has the most acute pesticide poisonings per capita in Canada. Let's reduce that number.

Drop off your pesticides (herbicides, insecticides, fungicides, rodenticides) at the following City of Calgary Fire Stations (click links for Google Map): Read More

Location

various locations Calgary , AB

2012 Waste Reduction Conference: "Wide World of Waste"

Oct 3 2012 - 6:00am to Oct 5 2012 - 6:00am

The Recycling Council of Alberta is pleased to announce its 2012 Waste Reduction Conference "Wide World of Waste", to be held October 3-5, 2012, at The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge.

The conference will feature a wide variety of topics and sessions, and potential speakers are welcome to submit ideas for presentations on  a range of  topics, including international success stories, economic impacts of recycling initiatives, zero waste, education/promotion, organics diversion, and other innovative programs and technologies. Read More

Location

Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge
Jasper , AB

RCA Conference 2012 Announcement & Call for Speakers

The Recycling Council of Alberta is pleased to announce its 2012 Waste Reduction Conference "Wide World of Waste", to be held October 3-5, 2012, at The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge.

The conference will feature a wide variety of topics and sessions, and potential speakers are welcome to submit ideas for presentations on  a range of  topics, including international success stories, economic impacts of recycling initiatives, zero waste, education/promotion, organics diversion, and other innovative programs and technologies. Read More

2011 Rs of Excellence Awards

Deadline: 
11 Aug 2011

The RCA is seeking nominations for its 2011 Rs of Excellence Awards.

If you know a person, program or organization that has made an outstanding contribution towards waste reduction, please let us know.

Application is simple

Submit a brief description of the nominee’s achievements and why you think they deserve an award. Considered criteria include:

  • Environmental impacts (i.e., quantified reductions in waste)
  • Innovation and progressiveness
  • Leadership
  • History and track record
  • Overall environmental commitment

River Valley Clean Up

May 1 2011 - 4:00pm to 8:00pm

Come join the North Saskatchewan Riverkeeper at the 24th Annual River Valley Clean Up on Sunday, May 1 from 10AM-2PM.

We meet at Victoria Park to begin the event.

Please rsvp to Glenn Isaac at: [email protected]

For more details:http://www.edmonton.ca/environmental/capital_city_cleanup/river-valley-clean-up.aspx Read More

Location

Victoria Park
Edmonton , AB

ELC on Environmental Bill of Rights and proposed Wastewater Regulations

The Environmental Law Centre posts on a couple of recent developments. Adam Driedzic posts on Bill C-469: An Act to establish a Canadian Environmental Bill of Rights, which recently passed second reading in the House of Commons.

Laura Bowman comments on proposed wastewater regulations under the Fisheries Act.

There is no assurance from regulators that public health and the environment will be adequately protected while municipalities take 10-30 years to comply.  These timelines are not consistent with those ordered by the courts on the rare occasions when municipalities have been charged and convicted.

Vegetable Waste Matters — It's Not Garbage Anymore

May 14 2010 - 1:00am

Public Meeting on Composting

BVCAS is hosting a public meeting on the subject of “Vegetable Waste Matters- It’s Not Garbage Anymore.”  We welcome your attendance and input.

Guest Speaker:  Peter Duck of Toward Zero Waste Read More

Location

Canmore Miners Hall
Canmore , AB

RCA Ambassador Program Gears up for 2010

Are you looking for one or more keen environmentally-oriented individuals to assist with specific tasks or projects this summer? Look no further — RCA's Recycling Ambassadors can help.

The RCA hires a group of university/college students each year to carry out important education and technical projects from May through August. The students travel throughout Alberta delivering these projects, while gaining valuable experience that assists them in their education and career pursuits. Read More

2009 Waste Reduction Conference "Green for Gold"

Oct 14 2009 - 6:00am to Oct 16 2009 - 6:00am

The RCA's 2009 Waste Reduction Conference "Green for Gold" will be held October 14-16, 2009 at the Fairmont Palliser hotel in Calgary, Alberta.

Fairmont Palliser Room Block Release: September 12, 2009

The Fairmont Palliser is offering special delegate rates starting at $199 per night (plus applicable taxes & gratuities). Please be sure to state that you are with the group "Recycling Council of Alberta" when booking your room. Reservations must be made prior to September 12, 2009 to ensure availability. After this date, reservations will be subject to availability and higher rates may apply. For reservations, call 403.262.1234. The Fairmont Global Reservations Centre at 1.800.441.1414 can also assist you with room reservations or you can book online.

Early Conference Registration Deadline: September 18, 2009

Are you registered yet? Higher conference registration fees will apply for registrations received after September 18, 2009. Visit www.recycle.ab.ca/conference for details and to register. Read More

Location

Fairmont Palliser Hotel
133 9 Avenue SW
Calgary , AB

2009 Rs of Excellence Awards — Call for Nominations

Deadline: 
14 Aug 2009

The RCA is seeking nominations for its 2009 Rs of Excellence Awards.

If you know a person, program or organization that has made an outstanding contribution towards waste reduction, please let us know.

Application is simple:

Submit a brief description of the nominee's achievements and why you think they deserve an award. Considered criteria include: Read More

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