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Resources from Speakers

The following resources have been provided by our speakers.  

CALL Café

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.

Green Burials (pdf)

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)

Osteoarthritis (pdf)

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

From the group Climate Change: Where Do We Go Next?, facilitated by Tom Kerwin.

1. Canadian newsletter that compiles mostly good news on the energy front

2New Canadian webzine focusing on the environment and energy issues in western Canada: The Narwal 

3. Article on solar installation prospects

4. Climate Change and Food 

Climate Change and Food (pdf)
Local: Verge Permaculture:  vergepermaculture.ca ;
Permaculture Calgary:  permaculturecalgary.org 
International:  Land restoration: Land Institute  www.landinstitute.org
Elaine Ingham  www.soilfoodweb.com

5. Climate Change and Health - Recommended reading:

Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment

Healthy Planet, Healthy People - TED Talk by Dr. Courtney Howard, President of Canadian Physicians for the Environment (16 min) 

Lancet Countdown and Canada policy briefing

Second State of the Carbon Cycle Report

Centre for Climate Change and Health

Climate Action for Healthy People, Healthy Places, Healthy Planet: Energy, Climate Change and Health 

        6. Calgary-based ENGOs you might consider joining or supporting:

        Extinction Rebellion Alberta FB page
        Plastic Free YYC 
        Sustainable Calgary
        Alberta Renewable Energy Alliance Iron and Earth 

                        7. Resources on Transportation

                        City of Calgary's Electric Vehicle (EV) Strategy

                        Interesting article on EVs

                          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:

                            Climate Change Why Bother (pdf)
                            Climate Justice and Economic Justice Are Not in Conflict (pdf)

                              CBC News link: Feeling helpless about climate change? There's lots you can do 

                                Re: June 22/19 Extinction Rebellion meeting at the Calgary Central Library: What is Extinction Rebellion? - Wikipedia 

                                  Student demonstrations - a CBC Kids News video

                                    What kids have to say about climate change

                                      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:

                                        Energy Efficiency Alberta 

                                        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: aep.minister@gov.ab.ca to recommend that EEA be retained. 

                                        A few resources: 

                                        Exploring Yoga: The Science of Joy

                                        Further Reading

                                        Patanjali Yoga Sutras Translated by Thomas Egenes

                                        Vasistha’s Yoga  Translated by Swami Venkatesananda

                                        Who Are You … Really You Tube  

                                        Samadhi

                                        The Science Behind Yoga  

                                         (Some) Teachers

                                        Adyashanti

                                        Eckert Tolle

                                        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

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