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Showcase Your Eco-Friendly Business

Posted September 2, 2014 by LSC

Do you own, work for or know of a small business in Edmonton that strives to make a difference? Applications are now open for Edmonton’s 2014 Small Business Eco Challenge.

The Small Business Eco Challenge celebrates the environmental achievements of small businesses operating in Edmonton. Entries are judged within the six categories included in the City’s environmental strategic plan The Way We Green:

  • Energy and Climate Change
  • Food Resiliency: protection of local food supply or agriculture
  • Solid Waste Reduction
  • Land Conservation and Biodiversity
  • Water Quality Protection and Conservation
  • Air Quality

Only for-profit enterprises within the city of Edmonton that have been in operation for year or more qualify for the challenge. Winners are selected on the basis of overall environmental performance.

Entries must be received no later than 4pm on Friday, September 26, 2014.

Visit the City of Edmonton’s website to learn more and download the application form.


Calling All Citizen Scientists

Posted August 25, 2014 by LSC

You are invited to attend a citizen science (also known as “public participation in scientific research” or PPSR) conference on September 9 and 10, 2014, hosted by the Miistakis Institute in partnership with the Under Western Skies conference at Mount Royal University (MRU) in Calgary.

The Exploring the PPSR Landscape Under a Western Sky conference has a goal to stimulate communication, collaboration and innovation in the field of citizen science in western Canada.

There are a number of exciting theme areas designed to help you learn about the practice of citizen science. Check out some of their exciting guest presenters:

  • Tina Phillips, Cornell University, Evaluating the Conservation Potential of Citizen Science: Emerging principles and practices for the 21st century.
  • Dr. Rod Dobell, University of Victoria, Digital Fishers: Science-oriented crowdsourcing and participatory public policy.
  • Julie Vastine, Alliance for Aquatic Resources Monitoring (ALLARM), Dickinson College Volunteer Stream Monitoring: A tool for change.
  • Dr. Stuart Lynn, Adler, Planetarium, Chicago, IL, The Zooniverse, the challenges of building an online platform for citizen science.

To view the full conference agenda and registration/accommodation information, please visit: http://rockies.ca/citizenscience/


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