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Green Living Series: Going Non-Toxic Workshop

Oct 24 2009 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

On a typical cleaning day in the average Canadian home, chemical levels in the indoor air can be hundreds to a thousand times higher than the outdoor air in the most polluted cities. Participants of the Going Non-Toxic workshop will learn about the major sources of poor indoor air quality and the causes of chemical sensitivities. Discover easy, cost effective, non-toxic alternatives and win a toolkit to get you started! Read more about Green Living Series: Going Non-Toxic Workshop

Location

Evergreen Community Studios
2633 Hochwald Ave SW
Calgary , AB
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Stakeholder Workshops on the Chemicals Management Plan

Jul 22 2009 - 4:00pm to 7:15pm

The Government of Canada is pleased to be hosting a webinar in English to help further explain to stakeholders key initiatives under the Chemicals Management Plan, the associated documentation, as well as how to participate. The objective of the webinar is for federal officials to provide information on the Chemicals Management Plan, how to respond to the Challenge to Industry, the update of the Domestic Substances List, and notification for new substances.

The webinar will be held in English on July 22, 2009, from 12:00 pm – 3:15pm EDT, with capacity for 130 participants. Read more about Stakeholder Workshops on the Chemicals Management Plan

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Screening: A Sense Of Wonder (Rachel Carson film)

May 21 2009 - 1:15am

A special free screening of a new film on Rachel Carson called…

A Sense Of Wonder

Will be shown during Evensong at the Ralph Connor Memorial United Church on Wednesday, May 20th, 2009 from 7:15-8:30 pm. This is part of The International 100 City Tour.

Everyone is welcome! Read more about Screening: A Sense Of Wonder (Rachel Carson film)

Location

Ralph Connor Memorial United Church
617 Main Street
Canmore , AB
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Publication - Northern Exposure: Acute pesticide poisonings in Canada

Over 6,000 Canadians suffer from acute pesticide poisonings every year. That is one of the findings from research conducted by David Boyd for the David Suzuki Foundation report, Northern Exposure: Acute pesticide poisonings in Canada.

To download executive summary or full report (PDF-328 KB, 18 pages) go to: http://www.davidsuzuki.org/Publications/Northern_exposure.asp
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A & WMA/CPANS Luncheon - Understanding Ammonia: the SPAM Network

Location:
Edmonton

Description:
Air & Waste Management AssociationCanadian Prairie and Northern Section Kristina Friesen will be presenting her work on the Southern Prairie Ammonia Measurement network as well as other recent Environment Canada initiatives. Kristina is an atmospheric processes project scientist with the Air Quality Science Group of Environment Canada, based here in Edmonton. She recently launched the Southern Prairie Ammonia Measurement network focusing on measuring ambient ammonia in southern Alberta and southern Manitoba. Previously Kristina has investigated influences on ozone at a high-elevation site and particulate matter sources in Elk Island National Park; her primary area of interest is source apportionment studies. The luncheon is scheduled for Friday November 10th. The luncheon will follow the usual format of a buffet lunch, and I am accepting reservations from now until noon, Wednesday November 8th. Please contact me by e-mail at mbisaga [at] otonabee [dot] ca

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Documentary screening: Blowin’ in the Wind

Location:
Edmonton

Description:
Depleted Uranium (DU) is used in modern munitions. It is very effective at what it is used for (pleasing the military) and highly toxic with continuing effects. Once a DU weapon is exploded, radioactive particles are released into the environment to be carried away on the wind. They are inhaled (or ingested) and then cause residual problems and death for ‘collateral’ victims. Imagine a bomb that if it doesn’t kill on impact it will kill the ‘enemy’ slowly due to radiation poisoning.This documentary is very informative and will demand of us to ask ­ “Is the Canadian military using these types of weapons? Are they testing them inCanada?” Come join us.

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