August 8, 2005

Calendar (August 08, 2005)

September 15: Tremblant Forum 2005: Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability, presented by National Public Relations; to be held at the Westin Resort-Spa in Mont-Tremblant, Quebec. The program will feature federal Environment Minister StÈphane Dion as the keynote speaker and will include round table sessions on climate change and investment, accountability and effectiveness of non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and human rights. A special presentation will be made on a new report from the Pembina Institute articulating environmental NGO (ENGO) perspectives on corporate environmental responsibility. As the first Canadian-organized "Cleaner and Greener" certified event, the Tremblant Forum will be carbon-neutral and will respond to other criteria of the event's sustainability plan. Registration and other details may be obtained by calling 514/843-7171 or on the Web at

October 3-4: Creation and Use of Wetlands to Improve Water Quality seminar, presented by EPIC Educational Program Innovations Center; to be held at the EPIC Learning Centre, 5759 Coopers Avenue in Mississauga, Ont. Details from: EPIC, telephone 1-888-374-2338, ext 222, Web site

October 12: Wind Power as an Investment, part of the Environmental Finance Workshop Series presented by the University of Toronto's Centre for Environment and Risk Management Institute; to be held at the Colony Grande Hotel, Toronto. Details from: Donna Workman, Risk Management Institute, 416/978-7077, FAX 416/978-3884, E-mail

October 13-14: 6th Annual Brownfields Conference and Tradeshow, presented by the Canadian Brownfields Network (CBN) in association with the Canadian Urban Institute (CUI); to be held at the Fairmont Ch¿teau Laurier, Ottawa. The event will include presentation of the fifth annual Brownie Awards, recognizing achievements and innovation in brownfields (contaminated sites) remediation. The CBN's second annual general meeting will also take place on the 14th. Details from: Canadian Urban Institute (CUI), 100 Lombard St, Suite 400, Toronto M5C 1M3; 416/365-0816, FAX 416/365-0647, E-mail, Web site

October 13-14: Environmental Compliance and Corporate Reporting course, presented by EPIC Educational Program Innovations Center; to be held at the EPIC Learning Centre, 5759 Coopers Avenue in Mississauga, Ont. Details from: EPIC, telephone 1-888-374-2338, ext 222, Web site

October 19-21: Remediation Technologies (RemTech) 2005, presented by the Environmental Services Association of Alberta (ESAA); to be held at the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, Banff, Alberta. The event will be larger than ever, with 50 technical presentations (45% more than last year), 39 exhibitors (60% more than in 2004) and, for the first time, a poster session. Full program details are available from Joe Chowaniec at ESAA, 780/429-6363, ext 223, FAX 780/429-4249, Web site On October 19, in conjunction with RemTech, aboutREMEDIATION and the Canadian Brownfields Network (CBN) are presenting a half-day workshop titled "Redevelopment Approaches, Tools and Best Practices," also at the Banff Springs Hotel. The workshop will cover case studies and initiatives in western Canada, financing sources, risk assessment, and the Brownfields Redevelopment Toolbox. The organizers are offering RemTech delegates a 50% discount and CBN members a 20% discount on the registration fee. Details from: Shannon Turnbull, workshop co-ordinator, 905/822-4133, ext 247, E-mail, Web site

October 20: Recycling Council of Ontario (RCO) 2005 Waste Minimization Awards presentation (location to be announced). The nomination deadline is September 15, 2005 for all categories except Schools (due September 29, 2005). Details from: Dianne Blackburn, event manager, RCO, 416/657-2797, ext 4, E-mail, Web site

October 25-26: 11th Annual Environmental Law & Regulation in Alberta, sponsored by the Canadian Institute; to be held in Calgary, Alberta. Details from: Dave Wu at the Canadian Institute, 416/927-0718, ext 202, E-mail, Web site

October 26-27: 8th Annual Canadian Waste & Recycling Exposition, held in conjunction with the Canadian Public Works Expo, to be held at the Vancouver Exhibition and Convention Centre in Vancouver. This marks the first time in eight years the co-located events have been held on the west coast, enabling exhibitors, participants and sponsors to address new, currently underserved markets in the waste management and public works sectors. Among the sponsors are the BC Trucking Association (Waste Management division), the BC Environmental Industry Association, the Composting Council of Canada, the Ontario Waste Management Association, the Recycling Council of BC and the Recycling Council of Alberta. Seminars will be presented on timely topics such as extended producer responsibility, biosolids management and classification of wastes (TDG versus the BC "hazardous waste revolution"). Details from: Dirk Ebener, Messe Frankfurt, 1600 Parkwood Circle, Atlanta, Georgia 30339; 770/984-8016, FAX 770/984-803, E-mail, Web site

October 27-28: Forum on Hydropower 2005, focusing on Sustainability in Practice: Planning, Building and Operating Hydropower Projects; to be held at the Hilton Lac-Leamy Hotel in Gatineau, Quebec. Event co-sponsors include the Canadian Hydropower Association, Hydro Quebec, Brascan Power and Va Tech Hydro. Details from: Gabrielle Collu for the Canadian Hydropower Association, FAX 514/848-9689, E-mail

October 29-November 2: WEFTEC 05, the Water Environment Federation's 78th Annual Technical Exhibition and Conference, to be held at the Washington Convention Center, Washington DC. Full details are available on the WEF Web site,

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