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Apr
04
2014

Green Calgary, Executive Director

Green Calgary, Executive Director Click image to enlarge

Green Calgary, Executive Director

Founded in 1978, Green Calgary is a leading urban environmental charity with the mission of supporting Calgarians to take effective action on environmental issues in their homes, businesses, schools, and communities by providing products, education, and services. 
 
Based in Calgary and reporting to the Green Calgary Board of Directors, you will provide integrated leadership to Green Calgary to foster a vibrant workplace, ensure financial sustainability, raise organizational profile, increase impact on mission, and engage the Calgary community.

Who are you? As an ideal candidate, you will have a demonstrated passion for the environment and for fostering sustainability and resilience. You an experienced and effective leader, mentor and team builder, able to provide an entrepreneurial and adaptive approach to management in a dynamic operating environment.

An expert communicator, you have a demonstrated knowledge of business systems through your relevant post-secondary education and 5+ years of experience leading a non-profit or business organization. You possess a strategic mindset, well developed organizing skills, an ability to establish positive working relationships with diverse parties to foster collaboration. You are able to develop staff talents and to act as an effective ambassador and spokesperson for Green Calgary. You will have experience in working successfully with a board of directors.
 
To express your interest in this position, please email your cover letter and resume by April 30th, 2014 along with your salary expectations to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

For specific roles and responsibilities click HERE!

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Apr
01
2014

Green Calgary Rain Barrel and Composter Sales - Buy Yours Today!

Green Calgary Rain Barrel and Composter Sales - Buy Yours Today! Click image to enlarge

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!

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Mar
06
2014

Join Green Calgary in celebration of Earth Day April 23rd with special guest Dr. David Suzuki!

Join Green Calgary in celebration of Earth Day April 23rd with special guest Dr. David Suzuki! Click image to enlarge

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)! 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.

100% of the proceeds raised through the Earth Day Celebration go directly towards Green Calgary’s award-winning environmental education, programs and services.

$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)
BUY THEM HERE!

THANK YOUS!

Thank you to our wonderful event sponsors for supporting Green Calgary and 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.


Location

The Red and White Club
1833 Crowchild Trail NW
Calgary, Alberta T2M 4S7

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