Dear Friends of the Environment & Peace:


You are invited to the following 4 ecoEvents in Calgary, Edmonton & southern Alberta, as interest & eagerness, flexibility & availability move you. Please note changes to previous plans: April 19 been changed to April 26, on which date we will be celebrating our 20th earthBDay at the Calgary ecoHouse. Additional tours have been added below. RSVP is necessary for all events. Updates next week.

Jorg Ostrowski
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Jörg Ostrowski, graduate architect, M. Arch. A.S. (MIT), B. Arch. (Toronto),
• 37 years specializing in "real-world" sustainable (re)development, green buildings & ecoPlus projects
• ACE-Inc., ASH-Inc., president, ph(403) 239-1882, MJ: (509) 477-9662, Skype: <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it." mce_' + path + '\'' + prefix + ':' + addy78247 + '\' target="_blank" style="color: #1155cc;" mce_style="color: #1155cc;">'+addy_text78247+'<\/a>'; //--> >
• University of Calgary: (403) 220-4089, room PF 3239
• 2013-2014 Dr. Arthur Clark Research Fellow in Global Citizenship (1)
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References & Links:
1) 2013-2014 Dr. Arthur Clark Research Fellowship in Global Citizenship, Consortium for Peace Studies, University of Calgary: http://www.ucalgary.ca/peacestudies/ostrowski,
3) Jörg Ostrowski's FaceBookhttp://www.facebook.com/Jorg.Ostrowski
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HEADS UP 1: (RSVP) 2 Calgary ecoEvents, Saturday April 26: in honour of EarthDay (see poster)
• (RSVP) special ecoHouse BearthDay Tours:
• 20 years later, 140,000 visitors, 130 articles, several awards
• SUSTAINABILITY=green building+conserver lifestyle+responsible transit+food security+community, in a bioSphere
a) (RSVP) Open House/Garage Sale1:00-4:00 PM: by donation, • proceeds go to the Silk Road to Peace project
Program: reflections on past & future through the present, sustainable features, appropriate technologies, green products,
• low/no maintenance, things that do/do not work, pros & cons, alternative views, future directions/plans
1) plans of completed projects in various provinces, large & small
2) current work on display (binders) & books relevant to or on the Silk Road to Peace project
2) ecoProducts: healthy, natural or green products & some literature
3) ecoTour of ecoHouse (as group gathers)
4) Garage Sale: large & small drafting tables, TV, wood for handicrafts, ink jet printer, fax machine, lawn mower, surplus items
BearthDay presents: no alcohol or food, useful (reusable items only, i.e. ceramic flower pots, seedlings or herbs)
links for photos, updates & details:
2) Jörg Ostrowski's FaceBookhttp://www.facebook.com/Jorg.Ostrowski

(RSVP) special ecoEvening earthBDay Party:
b) (RSVP) ecoEvening5:30-9:30 PM with guest of honour Dr. David Swann, former client & MLA:
Program: Note: program may change according to priorities
1) 5:30-6:00 PM: networking
2) 6:00-7:00 PM: pot luck (vegetarian) supper
3) 7:00-8:00 PMDr. David Swann (see below for topic):
4) 8:00-8:30 PM: Q&A session, other announcements
5) 8:30-9:00 PM: wrap up and action plan
Topic: Public Action for Climate Change:
"citizen action for better public policy and focus on what we can do in relation to climate change on both mitigation and adaptation policy which is woefully inadequate and misguided"
links for photos, updates & details:
2) Jörg Ostrowski's FaceBookhttp://www.facebook.com/Jorg.Ostrowski
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HEADS UP 2: (RSVP) weekend ecoTours of May 31 & June 1
(RSVP) ecoTour caravan to Edmonton Alberta ecoProjects
• SUSTAINABILITY=green building+conserver lifestyle+responsible transit+food security+community, in a bioSphere
8:00 AM Saturday May 31 to ~6:00 PM Sunday June 1, 2014
Program: clients/owners or staff, as appropriate will be give tours at the below Edmonton sites
• Daytime: tours of various sites (see reference below)
• Evening: presentation on past & present work
• References:
1) Eco-Solar Tours: http://www.ecosolar.ca/
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HEADS UP 3: (RSVP) SaturdayJune 7, 2 Calgary ecoEvents in honour of World Environment Day
(RSVP) ecoTour of 3 Calgary Alberta ecoProjects
a) (RSVP) ecoTours8:30-12:30 PM, 3 older ecoProjects: by donation, • proceeds go to the Silk Road to Peace project
SUSTAINABILITY=green building+conserver lifestyle+responsible transit+food security+community, in a bioSphere
Program: clients/owners will be available at the below sites to answer your questions
a) 8:30-9:30 AMTaylor Project: ecoDuplex in inner city
b) 9:45-10:45 AMAlberta Bible College: RecoFit: 72-76% reduction in fossil fuels use, GHG emissions & energy bills
c) 11:00-12:00 AM: the Alberta Sustainable Home/Office: single family prototype in new suburb
links for photos, updates & details:
2) ASH-Inc Facebookhttp://www.facebook.com/EcoBuildings
b) (RSVP) Healthy Living ecoEvening5:30-9:30 PM 3 guest of honour (co-sponor & consultants TBC, open to suggestions):
Program: Note: program may change according to priorities
1) 5:30-6:00 PM networking
2) 6:00-7:00 PM: pot luck vegetarian supper
3) 7:00-8:00 PM: main speakers: Homeopathy by Health practitioner, natural MakeUp consultant & Supplements by consultant
4) 8:00-8:30 PM: Q&A session, other announcements
5) 8:30-9:00 PM: wrap up and action plan
links for photos, updates & details:
2) ASH-Inc Facebookhttp://www.facebook.com/EcoBuildings
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HEADS UP 4: (RSVP) weekend ecoTours of June 21 & 22 in honour of Summer Solstice
(RSVP) southern Alberta ecoProjects
(RSVP) ecoTours9:00 AM Saturday June 21 to ~6:00 PM Sunday June 22, 2014
SUSTAINABILITY=green building+conserver lifestyle+responsible transit+food security+community, in a bioSphere
•  by donation, • proceeds go to the Silk Road to Peace project
Program: clients/owners or staff, as appropriate will be give tours at the below sites
a) High River strawbale project, with PV & wind turbine
b) Pincher Butte wind farm tour
c) overnight camping on lake shore on-site in Picture Butte or in Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park
d) Picture Butte strawbale ecoPlus Duplex & tours of special places & PV installations
e) Majorville 5,000 year old Stonehenge
links for photos, updates & details: