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Marda Loop Justice Film Festival

Nov 18 2014 - 7:00am to Nov 23 2014 - 7:00am

Justice Film Festival LogoThe 9th Annual Marda Loop Justice Film Festival runs November 18-23, 2014. The Festival is a 6-day documentary film celebration, held at the River Park Church Auditorium, plus Stephen Leacock Theater at Mount Royal University, the Globe Theatre, and John Dutton Theatre at the Central Library. We will screen 24 documentaries—please stay for post-film conversations.

Free Admission Read more about Marda Loop Justice Film Festival

Location

various locations Calgary , AB
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Dialogues and Action for Earth Summit 2012: We Canada Tour

Mar 15 2012 - 12:00am to 2:00am

Starting in Corner Brooke, Newfoundland, and touring all the way to Vancouver, British Columbia, youth leaders and sustainability veterans will bring the community together to discuss the role of Canadians at the Earth Summit 2012 (United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, Rio+20).

In each city, interactive lectures will be held in universities, elementary schools, middle schools and high schools. This a unique opportunity to learn about the Earth Summit 2012, Canadian participation in and contributions to the global initiatives, and Canadian civil society's submission to the official United Nations' Zero Draft for the conference. The participants will have an opportunity to participate in dialogues, and take action to ensure proper representation of Canadians at the global stage.

The goal of the tour is to empower civil society by offering an analysis of current trends in sustainable development and to hold the microphone to Canadian voices as the world accelerates to the Earth Summit 2012. Read more about Dialogues and Action for Earth Summit 2012: We Canada Tour

Location

The Centennial Centre for Interdisciplinary Science (CCIS) Building, 1-440
University of Alberta
Edmonton , AB
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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
Media Release

Pembina Reacts to Canada’s financial support for climate action in developing countries

OTTAWA, ON — Clare Demerse, Associate Director of the Pembina Institute's climate change program, made the following statement in response to today's announcement by Environment Minister Jim Prentice of $400 million in “fast start” climate financing. Under the December 2009 Copenhagen Accord, developed countries agreed to provide US$30 billion in financial support for climate adaptation and emission reductions in developing countries from 2010 to 2012:

“We’re delighted to see the government announce today that it will provide Canada’s fair share of financial support for climate action in poorer countries for 2010.

 

“Providing timely and adequate ‘fast start’ financing is essential to building trust and making progress towards a strong international climate deal, both at this week’s G8 and G20 summits and at the UN talks.

  Read more about Pembina Reacts to Canada’s financial support for climate action in developing countries

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Just Christmas: A Global Fair Trade Market Place

Nov 22 2008 - 12:30am to 11:00pm

Looking for a unique multicultural shopping/dining experience? Come to Just Christmas! For over 25 years, the purchases made at Justice at Christmas have supported the building of healthy communities around the world.

Just Christmas is a global marketplace for quality arts, handmade crafts and other goods. This year, look forward to hearing world music and stories told in different languages, as well as enjoying food from our international kitchen.

For full Fair information visit us at: www.justchristmas.org Read more about Just Christmas: A Global Fair Trade Market Place

Location

Alberta Avenue Community Hall
9210 118 Avenue
Edmonton , AB
Event

Keep the Oil in the Ground

Oct 16 2008 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Co-sponsored by the Department of Sociology and the Parkland Institute

Keep the Oil in the Ground
Dr. Terisa E. Turner, Department of Sociology & Anthropology
University of Guelph Read more about Keep the Oil in the Ground

Location

Tory 5-15
University of Alberta ( Just off of Saskatchewan Drive on the east side of campus)
Edmonton , AB

Fair Trade Forum 2007

Description:
From Tanzania to Kenya, from Dominican Republic to Ecuador, fair trade represents for millions of small farmers the only viable opportunity to provide a sustainable and long-term future for their families. It is an ethical form of trade where profit is concentrated in the farmers' hands, organic farming is encouraged and consumers are provided a direct opportunity to make a difference. The Office of the President of the University of Calgary, Centre for Public Interest Accounting, Students' Union, International Centre and Development Studies Club are pleased to sponsor a public forum on "Fair Trade: From production to final markets, a producers' perspective" to examine the progress, priorities and challenges of fair trade producers and their ability to promote human development.

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