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Calgary Climate Hub Community Climate Conversation with the Permaculture Calgary Guild

Date & Time : Aug 29, 2019, 6:30 - 9:00PM
Location: East Village Pavillion

Join us for a beautiful evening outdoors learning and talking about climate solutions with friends, family and neighbours in the East Village community! Hear pitches by speakers including the City of Calgary's climate team. Joe Ceci, the Calgary Permaculture Guild, Plastic-Free YYC, Ventures Green, the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment, and more! Bring your picnic mats and coffee mugs to engage in conversation groups on renewables, reducing waste, municipal engagement and urban gardening!

It’s time to talk about the climate crisis. In the aftermath of the flood of 2013, amongst the wreckage and the lost memories, was the powerful gathering of community. We, as neighbours, friends, and citizens, lent each other a hand, an ear, and a shoulder to cry on. We supported each other through the disaster, and we are better people for it.

A new disaster looms, but this one is slower moving, and less obvious. And we have yet to rally our community, in fact, in a lot of ways we are pretending it’s not even coming. It is the climate crisis, and it is knocking at our doorsteps.

We do our best to avoid talking about it, because who wants to talk about the implications of a rapidly degrading climate? It’s just not that fun. But it’s time to stop avoiding the issue, because it is through conversation, through discussion, that the solutions are found. And it is through laughter, and community that we will find the path to creating our better world.

Join us on on Thursday Aug 29th - we’ll start with some proposed solutions: from agriculturalists, from energy efficiency experts, from renewable experts, from academics. And then we turn it over to you, to talk about what YOU want to do. How we can help each other create the future we want to live in. How we can support each other through the difficult times. And celebrate the many little victories that will come our way.

Invite your neighbours. Invite your friends. Let’s talk about the climate crisis. And let’s figure out how to keep all the things we love, safe.


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LAN 118-001 Permaculture Theory and Practice

Dates: Jun 13, 2019 to Jun 25, 2019
Location: University of Calgary Main Campus
Instructor: Traci Berg, BFA, PDC, PTT

Permaculture is an ethics-based holistic design approach that addresses the modern issue of global sustainability. This course examines the foundations of permaculture while offering insights into the tools and techniques that permaculture designers use to analyze their surroundings. Topics include: the history of permaculture, local and global sustainability changes, permaculture ethics and principles, design elements, site analysis and local permaculture initiatives. This course includes a guided field trip with cycling (optional) involved on a Saturday (weather permitting). 

This course will appeal to anyone who has ever wondered how they can design sustainable landscapes, improve gardening yields, decrease their reliance on non-renewable resources, intentionally connect with their community, or for anyone who simply wants to learn more about this exciting movement!

Course Details

By completion of this course, successful students will be able to:

  • Define permaculture

  • Critically assess sustainability challenges facing our world today

  • Articulate permaculture ethics and principles

  • Identify permaculture design elements

  • Recognize local permaculture initiatives and applications

  • Complete a permaculture site analysis of a small urban space

Notes

Guided field trip with cycling involved; risk waiver to be signed first day of class. Students will be expected, if cycling, to bring their own bicycle and helmet.
Activity Level: Moderate. Students are welcome to find alternative modes of transportation to participate in the field trip. A route map for the field trip destinations will be provided.


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Calgary Climate Hub Community Climate Conversation with the Permaculture Calgary Guild

Date & Time : Mar 21, 2019, 6:30 - 9:00PM
Location: Marda Loop Community Hall

It’s time to talk about the climate crisis.

In the aftermath of the flood of 2013, amongst the wreckage and the lost memories, was the powerful gathering of community. We, as neighbours, friends, and citizens, lent each other a hand, an ear, and a shoulder to cry on. We supported each other through the disaster, and we are better people for it.

A new disaster looms, but this one is slower moving, and less obvious. And we have yet to rally our community, in fact, in a lot of ways we are pretending it’s not even coming. It is the climate crisis, and it is knocking at our doorsteps.

We do our best to avoid talking about it, because who wants to talk about the implications of a rapidly degrading climate? It’s just not that fun. But it’s time to stop avoiding the issue, because it is through conversation, through discussion, that the solutions are found. And it is through laughter, and community that we will find the path to creating our better world.

The Calgary Climate Hub and the Marda Loop Community Association Sustainability Committee would like to invite you to be a part of the inaugural Community Climate Conversation series. To be held on Thursday March 21st. at 6:30 pm at the MLCA, we’ll start with some proposed solutions: from agriculturalists, from energy efficiency experts, from renewable experts, from academics. And then we turn it over to you, to talk about what YOU want to do. How we can help each other create the future we want to live in. How we can support each other through the difficult times. And celebrate the many little victories that will come our way. Invite your neighbours. Invite your friends. Let’s talk about the climate crisis. And let’s figure out how to keep all the things we love, safe.