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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:

https://calgaryherald.com/business/local-business/calgary-medical-research-company-signs-1b-deal-to-develop-new-drugs-for-autoimmune-diseases


Health and Wellness 

Osteoarthritis Presentation

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 larc.ucalgary.ca

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. A Canadian newsletter that compiles mostly good news on the energy front; https://mailchi.mp/cleanenergycanada/jul32018-1862085?e=c597ef529c

2. A new Canadian webzine focusing on the environment and energy issues in western Canada: https://thenarwhal.ca/

3. An article re solar installation prospects: https://t.co/abtqGZ9ojZ?amp=1

4. 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:

    http://www.lancetcountdown.org/media/1418/2018-lancet-countdown-policy-brief-canada.pdf
      http://climatehealthconnect.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/Energy.pdf

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

          7. Resources on Transportation

          • City of Calgary's Electric Vehicle (EV) Strategy:

          https://www.calgary.ca/Transportation/TP/Pages/Strategy/Electric-vehicle-strategy.aspx

          • A 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: https://globalnews.ca/news/5259474/canada-fuel-economy-cars/


          Energy Efficiency Alberta note:

          Energy Efficiency Alberta https://www.efficiencyalberta.ca/

          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: 

           1.     Georgia Strait article on Canada's proposed Green New Deal: 

          https://www.straight.com/news/1237156/canadas-green-new-deal-calls-plan-reduce-carbon-emissions-50-percent-11-years

           2.    The Guardian review of David Wallace Wells' The Uninhabitable Earth

          https://www.theguardian.com/books/2019/feb/27/the-uninhabitable-earth-review-david-wallace-wells

           3.  Book: Active Hope: How to Face the Mess We're in Without Going Crazy,  by Joanna Macy and Chris Johnstone. Published by New World Library.

           4. An article from the May 20/19 New York Times on how the U.S. EPA will show a dramatic decrease in pollution-related deaths ... by rejigging the math. Climate Change - EPA Changes the Math.pdf


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          To view the trailer, please visit the film’s website at The Age of Love

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