Entries in sustainability (3)


Foothills Restoration Forum Fall Information Session, November 16

The 11th annual Foothills Restoration Forum fall information session gathers a variety of industry and grassland stakeholders to exchange current information on grassland restoration and conservation through ‘open mic’ project updates and mini presentations.  Featured presentations on the DRAFT agenda are:

  • A Thousand Years of Variability in Grassland Climate - Drs. David Sauchyn and Mary Vetter
  • Agriculture in the Crossroads of Grassland Loss and Restoration - Dr. Marian Weber, Innotech Alberta
  • Grassland Management in the Municipal District of Taber- Brian Peers
  • Producer Management and Industrial Disturbance Influences on Grassland Seed Banks in Alberta – Lysandra Pile, PhD candidate
  • Conservation Assessments - When and Where They Apply – Amanda Miller, AEP
  • Siting Renewable Energy Projects to Protect Wildlife Habitat – Kristin Cline, AEP
  • Reclamation Requirements for Renewables – An Update- Susan McGillivray, AEP
  • Certificates of Analysis versus Certified Seed - What is the difference?

If you wish to provide a five minute update on perspectives, experiences, sustainability, or restoration initiatives please contact Donna at corpirate@shaw.ca.  There are a few table/booth spaces available if you have educational or relevant materials that you wish to display.

Cost for the day’s event is:

Early bird rate: (by October 22) $65.00 per person                      After October 22: $85.00 per person.

Students and agricultural producers:  $40 per person.

Fees include the ‘traditional’ welcome cinnamon rolls, a catered lunch, and plenty of opportunity to visit and network. Doors open at 8 am with presentations from 8:30 am until 4:00 pm.

The event will be held at the Claresholm Community Centre, 5920 8th Street West, Claresholm, AB.

Register online at http://www.foothillsrestorationforum.ca to secure your spot, or contact Donna at this email address (corpirate@shaw.ca) to make other arrangements for payment. 


SASCI is a proud supporter of the Foothills Restoration Forum.


Broadband Networks for Community Sustainability, February 28

The next event in the Town of Pincher Creek Economic Development Committee's 2013 Monthly Speaker Series will be a presentation on the importance of broadband networks for community sustainability.  These networks open vast frontiers for economic, educational, social, and other opportunities.  The speaker will be James Van Leeuwen, a consultant and entrepreneur working to advance these frontiers through initiatives like PICTURE (Putting Information and Communication Tools to Use in Rural Economies).

Where:  Town of Pincher Creek Council Chambers

When:  Thursday, February 28, 4:00 - 5:00 pm

RSVP to economic@pinchercreek.ca or 403-627-3156.


Water Sustainability in Canada's West: Lethbridge, July 30

From the event website:

"Climate variability, water scarcity, flooding, and the various demands of population and economic growth are influencing developers, infrastructure managers, city officials and provincial planners.  Governments, industries, and community development professionals are responding to the emerging need to plan for and manage risks associated with extreme weather events, flooding, droughts and other climate related stressors on our community infrastructure systems.

This full-day workshop will provide an introduction to the drivers and trends toward low impact and green development and the "state of" municipal and provincial water and water management policy and legislation (rainwater & storm water capture, reuse, water infrastructure management), as they influence the planning and construction of provincial, municipal, and residential infrastructure-related projects."

The workshop content will include:

- climate change, variability, and adaptation

- legislation, policies, guidelines, and best practices

- LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design)

- low-impact development tools & technologies

- sustainability of watersheds and water balance model

For more information and to register, click here to visit the event website.

The event runs from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm in Lethbridge on July 30.  The registration cost is $400, but may be subsidized for non-profit organizations and community citizens.  The event is hosted by the Oldman Watershed Council and delivered by Sustainability Resources Ltd., a consulting firm.  SASCI is not associated with the event in any way.