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CANCELLED – Exploring Sustainability: What It Means for Albertans!

with the Diamond Valley Sustainable Living Centre

April 20 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Price: $45.00

Description: Leighton Art Centre and the Diamond Valley Sustainable Living Centre invite you to join us in celebrating Earth Day 2024. This collaborative effort epitomizes the mutual values championed by our organizations, as we strive to foster a deeper understanding and appreciation for our planet. Join us on April 20th, 2024 to delve into the combination of art, science, and nature through our interactive workshops.

What does it mean to live sustainably? Is it important? Should we be concerned about our planet and our natural resources like water and air? Join Dr. Larry Kapustka in this thought-provoking workshop. Where participants will be involved in a challenging exercise that will lead through a hypothetical situation that forces trade-offs, compromise, and collaboration. The insights experienced in the exercise will be used to start discussions that consider sustainable solutions to challenges faced in our communities and beyond (e.g., the looming water crisis). We hope you leave this workshop renewed and inspired by what you can do to help the planet as a whole.

We ask that all participants wear a medical-grade mask for this event. Larry’s wife, Susan will be undergoing chemotherapy treatment at the time of this event and will be immunocompromised. Thank you for your understanding. LAC will have masks available onsite.

*Please note that the fee for this workshop includes admittance to our historic museum, walking paths and art gallery on the property, which can be enjoyed at your own discretion after the workshop is completed. Leighton Centre is a proud non-profit organization that relies on donations to help meet demanding operational costs. We appreciate your contribution by attending our workshops and other events that allow us to continue thriving!

Audience: 14+

Registration cost:

$ 45.00 – (does not include GST & Eventbrite fees)

Did you know that Members of the Leighton Art Centre get 10% off the registration cost of all workshops and kids’ summer camps? Please visit https://leightoncentre.org/join-us/become-a-member/.

Artist/ Instructor Biography: Dr. Kapustka has been engaged in sustainability since the mid-1990s when he served on the Northwest Chapter of the Council on Sustainability in the US. He has published peer-reviewed papers on sustainability and the delivery of ecosystem services. In 2020, he helped found the Diamond Valley Sustainable Living Centre, a non-profit organization for which he continues to serve as chair. He was a professor of ecology at Miami University, Oxford, OH, a research scientist with the US Environmental Protection Agency in Corvallis, Oregon, and a consultant on environmental assessment and management. He lives on an acreage in Foothills County near Diamond Valley.

Cancellation and Refund Policy: Please note there is a NO REFUND policy on all Leighton Art Centre workshops. A refund will only be issued to participants if the workshop is cancelled by the workshop coordinator due to insufficient enrollment, extreme weather conditions, or COVID-19 restrictions. Workshops may be cancelled prior to the start date and participants will be notified via email and/or phone, and a full refund will be processed.

Withdrawal from workshops for medical reasons must be accompanied by a doctor’s medical note or a positive COVID-19 rapid test and must be received by the Leighton workshop coordinator prior to the workshop start date to be qualified for a full refund.


April 20
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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