Agriculture

Living in the Natural Environment 2011

Feb 4 2011 - 11:00pm to Feb 5 2011 - 4:00am

The M.D. of Bighorn is again presenting Living in the Natural Environment on Friday February 4, 2011.

This year’s event will be at the Cochrane RancheHouse from 4-9pm. As we have in the past, the Hall of Vision has been rented to provide an opportunity for non-profit organizations like yours to showcase their work and provide resources at no cost to your organization.

If you haven’t been to Living in the Natural Environment before, here are a few details: Read more about Living in the Natural Environment 2011

Location

Cochrane RancheHouse
Cochrane , AB

The Intensive Livestock Industry: The Agony and the Ecstasy of Our Times

Jan 21 2011 - 2:00am

The next installment of the Food Futures Lecture Series.

Thought much about what you put in your mouth lately? Maybe you should… Read more about The Intensive Livestock Industry: The Agony and the Ecstasy of Our Times

Location

Room 1-430
Centennial Centre for Interdisciplinary Science (U of A Campus)
Edmonton , AB

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

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

Red Deer River Watershed - Integrated Watershed Management Plan Workshops

Jan 27 2011 - 5:00pm to 10:00pm

Thanks again to those of you who were able to participate at the Red Deer River Watershed Alliance Community Forums in September and October. We shared information on the health of the watershed — water quality, water quantity, land use and biodiversity. If you want to learn more about those forums, go to: http://rdrwa.ca/forums.php Read more about Red Deer River Watershed - Integrated Watershed Management Plan Workshops

Location

Oyen Seniors Centre
219 2nd Street West
Oyen , AB

Red Deer River Watershed - Integrated Watershed Management Plan Workshops

Jan 26 2011 - 5:00pm to 10:00pm

 

Thanks again to those of you who were able to participate at the Red Deer River Watershed Alliance Community Forums in September and October. We shared information on the health of the watershed — water quality, water quantity, land use and biodiversity. If you want to learn more about those forums, go to: http://rdrwa.ca/forums.php Read more about Red Deer River Watershed - Integrated Watershed Management Plan Workshops

Location

Quality Inn (formerly North Hill Inn)
7150 50th (Gaetz) Avenue
Red Deer , AB

Red Deer River Watershed - Integrated Watershed Management Plan Workshops

Jan 25 2011 - 5:00pm to 10:00pm

Thanks again to those of you who were able to participate at the Red Deer River Watershed Alliance Community Forums in September and October. We shared information on the health of the watershed — water quality, water quantity, land use and biodiversity. If you want to learn more about those forums, go to: http://rdrwa.ca/forums.php Read more about Red Deer River Watershed - Integrated Watershed Management Plan Workshops

Location

West Country Seniors Centre
#4 - 101 2nd Avenue NW (next to the Arena)
Sundre , AB

“Potatogate” Deal is Dead: Now it is Time to Fix the Real Problem

“Potatogate”, the shady Alberta government deal to sell off 16,000 acres of public land – scarce native grassland and endangered species habitat – has finally been shelved, following an unprecedented public outcry. But while this particular piece of land has received a temporary reprieve, the system which allows for secretive backroom deals to sell off public land, and with no public input, is still very much in place. Read more about “Potatogate” Deal is Dead: Now it is Time to Fix the Real Problem

Call for Delegates: Member & Alternates, NRCB Policy Advisory Group

Initiative: 
NRCB Policy Advisory Group
Position: 
Member & Alternates
Application Deadline: 
11 Nov 2010

The NRCB delivers the Agricultural Operation Practices Act (AOPA) and provides broad governance, administrative policy, and appeals. The Policy Advisory Group (PAG) is a multi-stakeholder advisory committee that provides advice to the Chief Executive Officer of the NRCB on matters related to the effective delivery of the AOPA.  ENGOs have been represented on the PAG since its inception by the Southern Alberta Group for the Environment and the Environmental Law Centre. Two alternate positions are also vacant. Read more about Call for Delegates: Member & Alternates, NRCB Policy Advisory Group

“Potatogate” Continued: What We Have Here is a Failure to Communicate

There appears to have been a major failure to communicate within Alberta Sustainable Resource Development (AB SRD).  A new report Canadian Biodiversity: Ecosystem Status and Trends 2010 was released by the federal, provincial and territorial governments last week. Read more about “Potatogate” Continued: What We Have Here is a Failure to Communicate

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