Posts Categorized: Community Group or Nonprofit Association: Grassroots

Working with Albertan Farmers to Create Climate Solutions That Are Good for the Farmer, the Farm, and the Climate

Rural Routes to Climate Solutions (RR2CS)

Rural Routes to Climate Solutions (RR2CS) is a central Alberta based project providing agricultural producers with learning opportunities to benefit from climate solutions. It is led by project coordinator, Derek Leahy and supervised by programs manager, Brenda Barritt of the Stettler Learning Centre. RR2CS runs farm field days, workshops and conference speakers series’ and produces a podcast in order to explain that what is good for the farm ...


Alberta Pharmacists’ Association

ENVIRx is a provincial medication and sharps disposal program administered by the Alberta Pharmacists’ Association (RxA). Pharmacists apply to participate in the ENVIRx program, which is available to community pharmacies for the safe disposal of post-consumer pharmaceutical waste.

Albertans are encouraged to return old or unused medications and sharps to their community pharmacy for proper and safe disposal. Through this program, pharmacies help promote public safety and ensure ...

AWES – Trees are the Solution

Agroforestry & Woodlot Extension Society

Agroforestry & Woodlot Extension Society

The Agroforestry & Woodlot Extension Society (AWES) was formed in 2010 out of the Woodlot Extension Program, a government initiative to encourage sustainable development of private forests.

The non-profit restructured and added agroforestry to its mandate in recognition of the prevalence of agriculture within and around these forests.

“When it started in 2010, its primary purpose was education,” says executive director Noel St Jean. “We ...