Resources from Speakers
The following resources have been provided by our speakers.
June 10, 2019. Guest speaker Roxanne Walsh, an End of Life Guide and Consultant, spoke to us about Green Burials as an alternative to embalming or cremation and conventional burials. She shared her presentation from the Green Burial Society, of which she is a Director.
May 13, 2019 guest speaker Stace Wills, with Innovate Calgary, U of C, spoke about the boom in technology research and investment.
An announcement came on May 16th, 2019 that a U of C medical researcher, supported by Innovate Calgary, received a $1 billion investment for his spinoff company, Parvus Therapeutics
Health and Wellness
Osteoarthritis Presentation (Powerpoint)
Latin American Issues Speaker Series
CALL, in partnership with the U of C's Latin American Research Centre (LARC), presents the monthly Latin American Issues Speaker Series.
LARC also offers a variety of cultural, political and social events and presentations, which are free and open to the public.
For more information, visit Latin American Research Centre, U of C
Science and Environment Speaker Series
Science and Environment STEM and STEAM Resources (pdf) by Paula Hollohan
Climate Change: Where Do We Go Next?, facilitated by Tom Kerwin.
1. Canadian newsletter that compiles mostly good news on the energy front
2. New Canadian webzine focusing on the environment and energy issues in western Canada: The Narwal3. Article on solar installation prospects
4. Climate Change and FoodClimate Change and Food (pdf)
5. Climate Change and Health - Recommended reading:
Healthy Planet, Healthy People - TED Talk by Dr. Courtney Howard, President of Canadian Physicians for the Environment (16 min)
6. Calgary-based ENGOs you might consider joining or supporting:Extinction Rebellion Alberta FB page
7. Resources on Transportation
Global News piece about Canada's love affair with big trucks, including a revealing graph of fuel costs/consumption - tripling the cost of gasoline, as in Spain ($2.25 USD x 1.35), is a big factor in halving average fuel consumption.
8. Resources , Readings on Collective Action:
From the Western Producer, June 20, 2019, an article on Raymond, Alberta, "the first town in Canada to be electrically net zero”
9. Climate and Communications
Presentation by Amber Bennett, an Alberta-based communications consultant: Canadian Association with Climate Outreach, and Manger, Alberta Narratives Project. She holds an MA in Environmental Education and Communications and has more than 10-years experience in environmental communications with government, non-profits and business.
Quote from18th-century conservative philosopher Edmund Burke:
"Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little."
Energy Efficiency Alberta note:
This government agency has been doing a great job in both increasing awareness and uptake of energy upgrades and in making renewable energy more accessible to Albertans. It may be on the chopping block. Some may wish to contact their local MLA and/or the new Minister of Environment and Parks at: firstname.lastname@example.org to recommend that EEA be retained.
A few resources:
10. The Future of Freight and the Economy of Alberta (pdf)
1. Amber Bennett, Alberta-based communications consultant and Canadian associate with Climate Outreach, who spoke to us in June, 2019, had an extended interview on CBC Radio on Oct. 1, 2019. You can remind yourself of climate communications protocol by listening to her, starting about the 13:20 mark of the podcast linked here. http://21393.mc.tritondigital.com/CBC_THE_EYEOPENER_FROM_CBC_RADIO_CALGARY_HIGHLIGHTS_P/media-session/88812ef2-52cf-47b9-9198-74f2ae6b8dc2/calgeyeopener-MCAdC52
Hearing Loss 101 by Dr. Carrie Scarff
Elder Abuse Prevention
The Age of Love Comes to CALL – Seeking Love After 70
To view the trailer, please visit the film’s website at The Age of Love