April 21, 2021

Neighbourhood clean-ups, Ziggy Marley and banana peel baking: Earth Day celebrates 51 years on Thursday, April 22

Now 51 years old, Earth Day is just hitting its stride. Since 1970, Earth Day has been an annual event demonstrating support for environment protection. From its humble beginnings in 1969 at a UNESCO Conference in San Francisco, the “day to honor the Earth” first proposed by peace activist John McConnell is now celebrated on April 22. Globally this year, the activities likely will include over…

February 19, 2021

Celebrate Canada Agriculture Day – Tuesday February 23

Next Tuesday is a special day in Canada. It’s the sixth annual Canada Agriculture Day. February 23 brings special attention to our agricultural industry and the pride Canadian farmers share in growing food. We’ve pulled together a number of resources to help you celebrate Canadian agriculture in engaging and fun ways on Tuesday and throughout the week.   Alberta Land Institute (ALI) Agriculture…

January 28, 2021
Tags: Research

The Dish: Hana Ambury, soil health champion

When you are eating lunch, it might comfort you to know Hana Ambury cares about what you’re eating. Here’s why you might put down your fork and pay attention to her work. You might not care about soil and soil health. Rest assured, Hana Ambury, Project Assistant, Alberta Land Institute (ALI) does. “After discovering an interest in sustainable food systems during high school,” says Hana, “I…

September 30, 2020
Tags: Research

How the Beatles & Beyoncé are powering soil conservation research in Alberta

When you think of accepting an internship with ALI’s Soil Health Initiative, images of standing in a canola field, digging up soil cores and getting dirty come to mind.  But for two U of A law students, first-year Kyle Whitlock and second-year Monika Sharma, it means spending days on their home computers digging around the internet to research the current state of soil legislation. ALI’s Soil…

September 21, 2020
Tools for Alberta Municipalities to Protect Biodiversity

Municipalities & Biodiversity Webinar Replay

If you want to protect biodiversity you should ditch the corn chips   On September 16, we invited 3 guests to share their expertise about the role municipalities play in protecting, measuring and mitigating biodiversity. We heard from:  Dr. Cameron Jefferies, Associate Professor, Faculty of Law University of Alberta who shared updates to the Municipal Government Act that enable and require the…