Want to get involved? Find out more below.
Meeting to discuss upcoming January events. For meeting location details, please email healthyYEG@gmail.com.
Email healthyYEG@gmail.com for location information!
Saturday keynotes with Andrew Nikiforuk, investigative journalist and Jim Andrais, City of Edmonton Program Manager, Environmental Policy; workshop presenters Melissa Gorrie (lawyer), Naomi Rankin (activist), Paul Belanger (ecodesigner), Diane Connors (community builder) and Godo Stoyke (energy efficiency construction).
Friday night panel at City Hall with Dr. Joe Vipond (environmental health), Lucien Royer (workforce advocate) and Graham Thompson (journalist).
To join us, please email healthyYEG@gmail.com or contact Susan at 780-554-1333.
Join us to email, write and tweet our city councillors about the importance of recognizing the rights of Edmontonians to clean air, clean water and safe food! To join us, please email healthyYEG@gmail.com or contact Susan at 780-554-1333.
Please save the date for our next meeting, which will be held at Riverdale House on Thursday, Sept. 29 at 7pm (with coffee or tea and cookies). The #1 bus runs nearby. At this meeting, we will be reviewing our draft strategic plan and asking for your input (please see resources page and bring feedback to the meeting). We will also be checking in with you to see what actions you have taken to date, and where we go from here. We hope to add more concrete details to the timeline on the strategic plan and to hammer out dates for specific actions, such as letter writing campaigns.
When taking action, please keep us in the loop by sending us a quick email to healthyYEG@gmail.com or cc’ing us on your correspondence.
We hope you will enjoy the rest of your summer and we look forward to seeing you on September 29th! Please RSVP to healthyYEG@gmail.com.
How do experts argue for environmental rights? What strategies do environmental lawyers and ecojustice advocates use when striving for clean air, clean water, and healthy food? How does a municipal declaration impact decision-making by municipal and provincial governments?
Three experts in environmental law, Melissa Gorrie, Cameron Jeffries and Jason Unger, will lead an information and discussion session.
Then, together, we will build a strategic “yes” campaign to promote environmental rights in a way that furthers movements you are likely already working within, such as healthy soils (permaculturalists, sustainable gardens, organic foods), public health, social justice movements, clean air and water, public transportation, clean energy.
Please come and share ideas and passions:
July 21 at 6 pm
Riverdale House – small building on the right parking and #1bus nearby.
Light snacks and refreshments provided.
Please RSVP as soon as possible: Susan at 780-554-1333
We are meeting at Riverdale House with volunteers interested in helping us achieve a municipal declaration recognizing the right of Edmontonians to live in a healthy environment. (See map below: Riverdale House is the smaller building on the right! There is ample parking and the #1 bus is nearby.)
We will be planning future events and looking for individuals who can take on specific tasks, such as data collection, contacting community organizations, assisting with social media, manning information booths, doing presentations, etc.
Edmonton Resilience Festival 2016
April 29 to May 1
Boyle Street Community League, 9538 103a Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T5H0J3
WORKSHOP TICKETS: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/edmonton-resilience-festival-2016-workshops-tickets-24336852180
Join us for skill sharing workshops, conversation cafes, a community connections fair featuring local nonprofits and makers, and family-friendly activities in celebration of #yeg and community resilience.
Everyone is welcome to attend. Hope to see you there.
For more details, scheduling and more, please visit: http://edmontonresiliencefestival.com/