Green Calgary

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April 2014


Apr
23
2014

Please join Green Calgary to celebrate Earth Day on April 23rd with David Suzuki!

Celebrate Earth Week with Green Calgary and Special Guest Dr David Suzuki, to benefit Calgary’s leading environmental charity

Join us on April 23rd for an enlightening evening of inspiration to celebrate Earth Week! Kick off the evening with our Green Calgary reception where you can enjoy live music, great food and drinks, and a silent auction. Following the reception will be a special viewing of the local premiere of Climate Change in the Atlantic.

We will be closing the evening with a panel discussion and Q & A with Dr David Suzuki, Dr Ian Mauro and other local experts who will be exploring issues facing communities, and the leadership required to navigate our collective future.

Our speakers

Dr David Suzuki, is an award-winning scientist, environmentalist and broadcaster. He is renowned for his radio and television programs that explain the complexities of the natural sciences in a compelling, easily understood way. Dr. Suzuki has received consistently high acclaim for his thirty years of award-winning work in broadcasting. In 1974 he developed and hosted the long running popular science program Quirks and Quarks on CBC Radio for four years. He has since presented two influential documentary CBC radio series on the environment, It’s a Matter of Survival and From Naked Ape to Superspecies. His national television career began with CBC in 1971 when he wrote and hosted Suzuki on Science. He was host of Science Magazine (1974 – 79) then created and hosted a number of television specials, and in 1979 became the host of the award-winning series, The Nature of Things with David Suzuki. He has won four Gemini Awards as best host of different Canadian television series. His eight part television series, A Planet for the Taking, won an award from the United Nations. His eight part BBC/PBS series, The Secret of Life, was praised internationally, as was his five part series The Brain for the Discovery Channel. On June 10, 2002 he received the John Drainie Award for broadcasting excellence. Dr. Suzuki is also recognized as a world leader in sustainable ecology. He is the recipient of UNESCO’s Kalinga Prize for Science, the United Nations Environment Program Medal, UNEPs Global 500 and in 2009 won the Right Livelihood Award that is considered the Alternative Nobel Prize.


Dr. Ian Mauro is an Associate Professor in the Department of Geography at the University of Winnipeg. He holds a BSc in Environmental Science and PhD in Geography, from University of Manitoba, and was a SSHRC Postdoctoral fellow in Ethnoecology at the University of Victoria. He previously held a Canada Research Chair in Human Dimensions of Environmental Change at Mount Allison University. As both a community-based researcher and filmmaker, Mauro works at the interface between the social and ecological sciences, and is a pioneer of multi-media methodologies, scholarship and education. He uses participatory video to collect, communicate and conserve local and indigenous knowledge, an approach that allows people who live on the land to tell their own stories, in their own language, and within the landscapes where their knowledge has been generated. He was awarded an “Apple Distinguished Educator” award for his approach in 2011. His films - focused on genetically modified crops, sustainable agriculture and climate change - have been translated into numerous languages and screened globally at academic conferences, film festivals and venues such as the United Nations, Smithsonian Institution, National Geographic and the Royal Ontario Museum. He co-directed the influential Inuktitut language documentary Qapirangajuq: Inuit Knowledge and Climate Change (http://www.isuma.tv/ikcc) with acclaimed Inuk filmmaker Zacharias Kunuk and they continue to collaborate on a project focused on industrial development in the Canadian Arctic. Mauro’s most recent research documentary, Climate Change in Atlantic Canada (http://www.climatechangeatlantic.com), was toured across the region with Dr. David Suzuki. Mauro has spent over a decade living with Inuit communities in the Canadian Arctic, hunting and eating country foods, and learning to speak Inuktitut. His ongoing research in the Arctic, Atlantic and Prairie regions of Canada endeavours to help us better listen to the language of the land, and offer the world strategies for healthy human interaction with the biosphere.

Evening Program

5:00   Doors Open
        Green Calgary Reception  
        Bar and silent auction open
        Special guest performance: Blue Rose

7:00   Opening remarks and introductions to guest speakers and experts

7:30   Local Premiere ‘Climate Change in Atlantic Canada’

8:15   Panel Discussion and Q & A

9:00   Event ends

Tickets

Book your tickets early to reserve your spot at Calgary’s best Earth Week Celebration! Tickets are on sale now and are 10% off for Green Calgary Members (buy/renew your membership HERE)! 100% of the proceeds raised through the Earth Day Celebration go directly towards Green Calgary’s award-winning environmental education, programs and services. Go to www.earthdayyyc.eventbrite.ca to reserve your ticket online or call Green Calgary at 403-230-1443 ext 226 to reserve your ticket on the phone.

$35 Tickets include:
5pm - 7pm for Reception (food & drink, silent auction, live music),
Film Premiere and Q & A (10% off for Green Calgary Members)
BUY THEM HERE!

$25 Tickets include:
7pm-9pm for Premiere and Q & A only (no reception, seating opens at 6:30) (10% off for Green Calgary Members)
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THANK YOUS!

We have so many amazing people to thank for making this event possible! We would especially like to thank our event sponsors, Excel Homes, Bullfrog Power, Bentall Kennedy, Portfolio Strategies Corp and AspenClean for their support and commitment to community and sustainability in Calgary! We also want to thank Dr David Suzuki, Dr Ian Mauro, and Joe Vipond for generously donating their time to contribute to this special event.

Thank you to all of our lovely friends and community partners for graciously donating to our silent auction: The Alberta Ballet, Calgary Opera, Hotel Arts, The Spa Ritual, The Calgary Zoo, AspenClean, Village Brewery, Sidewalk Citizen Bakery, LinkedIn Events, Delta Hotels, Jubilations Theatre, Patagonia, and Leela Eco-Spa.

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Apr
23
2014

Community Natural Foods Presents: Everything You Need To Know About Hormones

Everything You Need To Know About Hormones with Lorna Vanderhaighe, MS

In this lecture you will learn how to stop hot flashes and night sweats, how stress affects weight gain, treating endometriosis, PMS, fibroids, breast lumps and ovarian cysts and more. You will also learn how hormones affect low thyroid, how to stop hair loss, how to get energy back and the secret to beautiful skin. Lorna Vanderhaeghe is a women’s health expert who has been researching nutritional medicine for over 30 years.  She has degrees in nutrition and biochemistry and is the author of 11 books including: A Smart Woman’s Guide to Hormones.

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Apr
24
2014

Community Natural Foods Presents: Increase the Spring in Your Step this Season with Brian Hall

Increase the Spring in Your Step this Season with Brian Hall

Does joint pain limit your overall ability to get out there and live the active life you want to lead? Your mind is saying yes but your body is saying no?  Discover a remarkable anti-inflammatory botanical that helps relieve joint pain.  Brian Hall from New Chapter will share with you his tremendous knowledge about joint health and botanicals. He has worked in the natural health industry for over 16 years.

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Apr
25
2014

Sustainability for Breakfast

Monthly networking event organized by REAP in partnership with the City of Calgary Office of Sustainability and Bullfrog Power to highlight examples
of collaborative action in Calgary
Avg attendance: 50-80
Cost: $12.00 to attend as guest

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Apr
26
2014

Green Calgary Rain Barrel and Composter Sale - London Drugs - London Towne Square 3545 32 Ave NE

Green Calgary has conducted the Annual Rain Barrel & Composter Sales as our primary fundraiser for the past nine years. We are a non-profit registered charity and Calgary’s leading urban environmental organization. All proceeds from the Annual Rain Barrel & Composter Sales go to support our programs that are dedicated to empowering Calgarians to create healthy homes, workplaces and communities.

For more than 30 years, Green Calgary has pursued the vision of greener yards, healthier homes and communities, and a sustainable city. Help make this vision a reality by purchasing a rain barrel and composter at one of Green Calgary’s Rain Barrel and Composter Community Sales in 2014!

Volunteer Opportunity

We are looking for enthusiastic, passionate and friendly volunteers for our upcoming Community Rain Barrel and Composter Sales! It doesn’t matter if you’re the rain barrel and composter guru on your street, or have never used either in your life – we have a job for you! If you are interested in volunteering with this or other fun and engaging community events please contact Lynn MacCallum and she’ll find a role that’s right for you! Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or phone: 403-230-1443 ext 225. Tea/coffee and nibblies will be provided, and car pooling can be arranged if required.

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Apr
26
2014

The AWA Climb and Run for Wilderness

The Climb and Run for Wilderness is a premiere community event celebrating Earth Day, and this year with the help of Green Calgary they plan on having it be a WASTE free event too!

The Climb and Run for Wilderness is suited to folks of any age from babies in backpacks to 93 year olds and attracts participants from across North America. Last year more than 1,500 registered participants and in addition many more accompanying parents and supporters attended.  The Climb and Run for Wilderness is a family oriented athletic event which includes major additional components of education about the environment and the creation of public art. This event provides you the unique opportunity to climb the 802 stairs inside the Calgary Tower. The day is filled with entertainment, including an outstanding Wild Alberta Expo where you can learn more about Alberta’s wilderness, wildlife and wild waters.

You will have a terrific time and be eligible for outstanding prizes, such as a Green Calgary rain barrel! A family day, a corporate challenge day, a fun time, and a serious opportunity to test one’s personal best are all combined in this Earth Day event.

 

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May 2014


May
03
2014

Green Calgary Rain Barrel and Composter Sale - RONA Crowfoot 90 Crowfoot Way NW

Green Calgary has conducted the Annual Rain Barrel & Composter Sales as our primary fundraiser for the past nine years. We are a non-profit registered charity and Calgary’s leading urban environmental organization. All proceeds from the Annual Rain Barrel & Composter Sales go to support our programs that are dedicated to empowering Calgarians to create healthy homes, workplaces and communities.

For more than 30 years, Green Calgary has pursued the vision of greener yards, healthier homes and communities, and a sustainable city. Help make this vision a reality by purchasing a rain barrel and composter at one of Green Calgary’s Rain Barrel and Composter Community Sales in 2014!

Volunteer Opportunity

We are looking for enthusiastic, passionate and friendly volunteers for our upcoming Community Rain Barrel and Composter Sales! It doesn’t matter if you’re the rain barrel and composter guru on your street, or have never used either in your life – we have a job for you! If you are interested in volunteering with this or other fun and engaging community events please contact Lynn MacCallum and she’ll find a role that’s right for you! Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or phone: 403-230-1443 ext 225. Tea/coffee and nibblies will be provided, and car pooling can be arranged if required.

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May
07
2014

Hillhurst Sunnyside INDOOR Farmers Market

Along with our outstanding vendors, we have local musicians and opportunities for local initiatives to share their work. Contact us if you have something you want to share. WINTER 2013- 2014 VENDOR APPLICATION IS AVAILABLE HERE.

Also featuring – The Market Menu!

At each indoor market we have a local chef, including some of our very own vendors, provide high quality dinner options out of our kitchen. We select hosts for The Market Menu that align with our farmers’ market guiding principles. We prioritize sustainably produced foods and encourage hosts to source ingredients from our farmers’ market vendors.

Be sure to stick around from 7-9pm for the Local 301 Workshop Series. More details can be found on Facebook

 

 

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May
10
2014

Sustainable Living: Exploring Possibilities

SUSTAINABLE LIVING – EXPLORING POSSIBILITIES.

Speakers: Donna Kennedy-Glans (MLA, Calgary Varsity), Sarah Arthurs, Mahendra Singh, Dr. Typhenn Brichieri-Colombi, Pastor Vincent Yellow Old Woman.

Topics: alternative energy; the international cooperative movement and cooperative housing; “Cities of Harmony”; species conservation at the Calgary Zoo; intersections of environmental, social, and spiritual growth.

COME JOIN US. FREE ADMISSION.

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May
10
2014

Green Calgary Rain Barrel and Composter Sale - IKEA 8000 11 St SE

Green Calgary has conducted the Annual Rain Barrel & Composter Sales as our primary fundraiser for the past nine years. We are a non-profit registered charity and Calgary’s leading urban environmental organization. All proceeds from the Annual Rain Barrel & Composter Sales go to support our programs that are dedicated to empowering Calgarians to create healthy homes, workplaces and communities.

For more than 30 years, Green Calgary has pursued the vision of greener yards, healthier homes and communities, and a sustainable city. Help make this vision a reality by purchasing a rain barrel and composter at one of Green Calgary’s Rain Barrel and Composter Community Sales in 2014!

Volunteer Opportunity

We are looking for enthusiastic, passionate and friendly volunteers for our upcoming Community Rain Barrel and Composter Sales! It doesn’t matter if you’re the rain barrel and composter guru on your street, or have never used either in your life – we have a job for you! If you are interested in volunteering with this or other fun and engaging community events please contact Lynn MacCallum and she’ll find a role that’s right for you! Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or phone: 403-230-1443 ext 225. Tea/coffee and nibblies will be provided, and car pooling can be arranged if required.

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