Acid deposition occurs when acid-forming pollutants in the air are
deposited on the earth’s surface. The main acid-forming pollutants are
sulphur dioxide (SO2) and oxides of nitrogen (NOx).
The trucks rumble down the lanes of our cities and towns, carrying away the week’s garbage. The few bags set out don’t appear to be much, but more than 2.4 million tonnes of solid waste goes to Alberta’s municipal landfills every year. Municipalities are continuously challenged to make room for this tremendous amount of waste, some of it coming from commercial and construction activity, but much of it coming from our homes. This booklet will help you make better decisions about what you buy and how you dispose of it.
A hard copy of this publication can be ordered through the Alberta Environment Information Centre by phoning 780-427-2700.
This resource kit is an environmental education program that will help students learn what the environment is, and recognize their role in the "home we share" - our environment. The four themes of the kit are: What is the Home We Share? Change is All Around Us, Fur Feathers and Fins, and Look at ME in the Home We Share!
The poster "The Home We Share" (2 copies), The Teacher's Guide, and a set of duplicating masters for the activities on the poster back.
Additional posters are available separately.
Inside Education is a non-profit charitable society providing education programming to Alberta teachers and students, community groups and the public who want to learn more about the issues related to environmental sustainability and the development and use of our natural resources.
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An informative booklet describing Alberta's water supply, water quality, aquatic ecosystems, uses of water and water management.
(Revised edition of a publication entitled: Water for Life: Facts and Information on Water in Alberta 2002)
For more than 20 years, the Kananaskis Country Environmental Education Program has developed and presented educational programs and support materials that increase awareness, understanding, and promotes environmental literacy of the natural world.
The website lists programs, free educational resources, information on planning your file study, professional development opportunities, edu-kits and other website links.
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Provides a basic introduction to Alberta's groundwater, answering questions about basic hydrology, groundwater quality and quantity, managing groundwater issues and potential human impacts.
This document answers the following questions:
What is climate change … and why we should care? Is our climate changing?
What is the greenhouse effect? What are the possible effects of climate change in Alberta? So what can we do about climate change?
Air quality is a measure of the cleanliness of the air we breathe. Natural and man-made pollution gets into the air in the form of gases or particles. In Alberta, the provincial government sets standards that help control air emissions.
Sort It Out! is most appropriate for Grade 4 students studying Waste in Our World. The illustrations show how waste flows through our cities and towns, using Edmonton, Alberta, Canada as an example. The kit includes:
. Three Posters: Filled with examples of good waste management practices in a way that lets students make a game out of learning.
. Student Activity Book: Contains a number of related activities that can be photocopied as worksheets for your students.
. Website Link: The website allows you to download a number of videos. http://www.sortitout.ca/.html