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Green Drinks: Green Economy
Wed, 1 March 2017, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM MST
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A green economy aims to generate economic growth and advancement, improve human well-being, and promote social equity without depleting natural resources and degrading the environment. With several political changes occurring globally, how will our daily lives change at home? Join the conversation this Green Drinks as we ponder the future of Edmonton's economy and environment over refreshing beverages and Yellowhead beer.
On March 1, come meet and connect with some of the leading figures & thinkers in our local community and learn what strange and wonderful things are emerging in our city.
Mark Anielski is an economic strategist specializing in measuring well-being and happiness of nations, communities and businesses. His award-winning-best-selling book, The Economics of Happiness: Building Genuine Wealth, has inspired many around the world to imagine a new economy model. On March 1st, Mark will join us to discuss the Genuine Wealth model he developed to measure trust, relational capital and the well-being, and his two upcoming books.
JESS COOPER is the co-director of free learning at River Valley Free School. The school aims to encourage the sharing of useful skills and knowledge between individuals through time and space. Jess is also the marketing coordinator for Edmonton Resilience Festival 2017. The Festival is a community gathering for the curious at heart. Come learn more at Green Drinks: Green Economy about how to participate and explore your quest to create a sustainable, creative, and promising future!
The interactions between economic activity and the environment has always been an interest of CHRIS EISEN. As an intern with the Netherlands Trade Office in Edmonton, he facilitated interactions with Netherlands based bio-energy firms and potential stakeholders in Alberta. His work with the Netherlands Trade Office set the foundation for his Masters Directed Research Project which explored the impact and effectiveness of electricity efficiency policies in the United States.
Duncan Kinney is the Executive Director of Progress Alberta, a multi-issue, independent, non-profit communications organization dedicated to building a more progressive Alberta. Before Progress Alberta Duncan worked for the past 3.5 years on Green Energy Futures, a Pembina Institute communications project funded by Suncor, Shell and TD that profiled successful renewable energy and energy efficiency projects from across Canada.
ALISON POSTE is a Director of Women's March Edmonton - #wmwyeg, also known as WMWYEG (http://wmwyeg.org/). The organization is committed to ensuring and promoting diversity and inclusion, with a focus on issues faced by women and non-binary folks in the Capital Region and Northern Alberta. WMWYEG is committed to building strong alliances with progressive organizations. On March 1st, Alison will be speaking about current and future initiatives of WMWYEG, building on the momentum of the Women's March held on January 21, 2017.
Heather Speers is the Project Coordinator for the MacEwan University's social innovation hub project. The Hub will be a place where Edmontonians interested in making a difference in their community can gather together. They will be able to work on and advance their projects with the help of programs and resources offered through the hub. Heather is excited to a part of this exciting initiative and share it with others!
Tickets: $10 in advance. $15 at the door (cash only - ATM on premises).
WHAT IS GREEN DRINKS?
Every month people who work in the environmental field meet up at informal sessions known as Green Drinks.
We have a lively mixture of people from NGOs, academia, government and business. Come along and you'll be made welcome. Just say, "are you green?" and we will look after you and introduce you to whoever is there. It's a great way of catching up with people you know and also for making new contacts. Everyone invites someone else along, so there’s always a different crowd, making Green Drinks an organic, self-organising network.
These events are very simple and unstructured, but many people have found employment, made friends, developed new ideas, done deals and had moments of serendipity. It's a force for the good and we'd like to help it spread to other cities. Contact your local node to get the latest info about coming along.
Please note that attendance is at the discretion of The Local Good.