Posts Categorized: Air

Bike All Winter Program

Community Cruisers

The goal of the Bike All Winter program is to increase the number of people using bikes for transportation during the winter months by targeting residents of Canmore and Banff that are currently not using bikes for transportation during the winter months but would like to start.

The program is run entirely by volunteers and has been in operation since September of 2020. In 2020 the program ...

Idling Reduction Initiative

The City of Calgary

In November 2019, idling reduction targets for The City’s fleet were set by Calgary City Council, and Fleet Services was tasked with leading and coordinating the Idling Reduction Initiative. The City took several fundamental steps to reduce unnecessary idling including the following highlights:

– retrofitting fleet vehicles with technology to eliminate idling;

– supporting green driver training and safety initiatives;

– developing creative ...

Community-Based Air Quality Monitoring

Alberta Capital Airshed

Alberta Capital Airshed (ACA) empowers local residents and organizations to be citizen scientists by hosting ACA air quality monitors. The data captured tells a story of neighbourhood air quality which can be compared with other locales, contribute to our regional air data analyses, and connect with our school education and community outreach programs. This network within Metro Edmonton is currently at 36 locations and quickly growing!

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We Care About the Air You Breathe

Calgary Region Airshed Zone

Air quality monitoring has only been available to large cities with a population of over 30,000 people.  However, the cost of the stations are over $250,000 for set-up and another $72,000/year for operating costs.  In the Calgary region, only 4 stations have been able to operate.  Now with the Portable Air Monitoring Laboratory (PAML) program (2018-2022) and the Purple Air Program, CRAZ is able to offer air monitoring bringing ...