January 12, 2012
EALT adds a Literary Connection to its Culture Gallery
EALT launched its Culture-Conservation Connection in 2010. Now, a connection with literature has been added to the Photo Gallery and the Art Gallery.
Discussions with Grant MacEwan University began in the spring of 2010, and staff were enthusiastic about enabling students to express their interests in conservation and sustainability through their writings for an electronic journal – “Earth Common”. We agreed that EALT would have input and participate in the Editorial Review Committee. EALT also contributed to a writers’ field workshop along Whitemud Creek “Who Will Speak for Nature? Finding a Voice”.
In the fall, the first issue of Earth Common was published, and EALT was invited to the launch party.
Students, staff and EALT representatives at the journal launch
The 3 themes of the journal are:
- Conservation: since this is core to EALT, a conservancy
- Sustainability: and conservation is one of the key tenets of sustainability
- Global Warming: this is only one aspect of climate change. We know that conserving green spaces is both a mitigation and adaptation strategy for climate change
To see our Literary Connection go to Culture Conservation
Please enjoy! And for any budding writers who would like to write for EALT with appropriate credit, just contact us!
December 1, 2011
November EALT News Roundup, 2011
The Edmonton and Area Land Trust has been very busy in 2011, as our latest news summary describes.
In the short newsletter you’ll see information about:
- Alberta Ecotrust making a film about EALT, and photos from the shoot
- ‘Unravelling the Wire’, a volunteer day at the Hicks property, where old fencing was removed to make the property more wildlife friendly
- Visits to properties whose owners wished to donate the land or an easement to EALT
- Our work in the Capital Region, securing land and inspecting new properties
- The Canadian Land Reclamation Association’s donation to EALT from its golf tournament proceeds
- EALT’s annual outreach campaign, and an invitation for you to participate!
- Creation of the Russell Family Conservation Fund
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