Announcing the Environmental Gathering 2017
Save the date – February 23-25 in Edmonton
Alberta Ecotrust is proud to announce our second annual Environmental Gathering: Breaking Through.
We are at a unique time in the province with many new opportunities for meaningful progress. As we grapple with important issues such as reducing greenhouse gases, protecting water quality and quantity and preserving and restoring valuable land and habitat, it is more important than ever to be strategic and collaborative across sectors. No one can do it alone.
Building on the success of the first Environmental Gathering in February 2016, we will convene in Edmonton in 2017 to deepen connections, develop strategies and identify opportunities for breakthroughs.
The second instalment of our Environmental Gathering presents a critically important opportunity to continue the practice of coming together as an environmental community today in order to create and steward our collective vision for tomorrow.
Who should attend?
The gathering is designed for people who champion and protect the environment in Alberta. There will be a strong focus on the role of the nonprofit sector and how sustainability and environmental NGOs can learn from and work with each other. Individuals and representatives from industry and government that are interested in Alberta’s nonprofit environmental community are also welcome to attend.
How many people from my organization should attend?
The gathering is being designed as an active learning event. There will be a strong emphasis on not only learning, but on implementing solutions. The more people that attend from your organization, the more benefit you will receive.
Why Thursday, Friday, Saturday?
The program will begin Thursday evening and finish in the afternoon on Saturday. Approximately 50% of environmental nonprofits in Alberta are volunteer run. We feel that hosting the gathering on a weekday/weekend is an excellent compromise for those who have other commitments during the week.
When will the program be released?
Alberta Ecotrust and the Environmental Gathering Advisory Committee are actively developing a program. Further details will be released in the future. You can stay informed by signing up for our mailing list or on our website.
How much will it cost?
Our goal is to provide a high quality event at minimal cost for attendees. Early bird pricing will be released in October.
How can I support this event?
We are presently pursuing sponsorship and volunteer opportunities. If you would like to be involved, financially or otherwise, please contact Rod Ruff at [email protected] or 403.209.2245.