Posts Categorized: Small Business

Bullfrog Power Inc

Bullfrog Power Inc., Canada’s 100% green-energy provider, offers homes and businesses clean, renewable-energy solutions. When homes or businesses sign up for Bullfrog Power’s green electricity or green natural gas, Bullfrog Power injects green energy onto the respective energy system to match the amount of conventional electricity or natural gas the customer purchases, displacing energy from polluting sources. Bullfrog also uses the support of its customers to help fund new, renewable-energy ...

Echohaven

Echo-Logic Land Corporation

Echohaven is a community of 25 home sites within Calgary. It was created as a place to group together solar or environmentally improved or net-zero energy or sustainable homes. Six founding families have taken the land from a former acreage to a place where like-minded people can live in a green community. By becoming the developer, under the name Echo-Logic Land Corporation, they were able to set architectural guidelines which ...

Verge Permaculture

Rob & Michelle Avis

Rob and Michelle Avis envisioned Verge Permaculture as a way to provide real-world solutions to create more sustainable homes, resilient communities and a healthy eco-system; however, what they have accomplished goes far beyond teaching and gardening.  Through their accredited Permaculture Design Courses, Verge Permaculture has produced a generation of graduates who apply this new integrated design philosophy with the pragmatic entrepreneurial spirit to the communities they serve. Rob and Michelle’s ...

DIG | Do It Green

Do It Green (DIG) is a social enterprise officially launched in August 2013, in part to help manage all the waste at the Alberta Flood Aid benefit concert. Specializing in creating zero-waste events, DIG has helped its clients including the Calgary Stampede, Comic Expo and others divert more than 10 metric tons of waste away from the landfill and reached more than two million people through public education programs. DIG’s ...

Circle T Consulting

Prior to the mid-1990s, reclamation guidelines for agricultural zones were used to reclaim upland forested well-sites, resulting in open meadow instead of closed forest.  Until recently, well-sites in peat-lands were reclaimed to upland forests, leaving islands of forest within wetlands. In response, Circle T Consulting initiated large-scale upland and wetland experiments in 2003 and 2007, resulting in science-based recommendations for industry and government, and improved planning, construction and reclamation best-practices ...

Bullfrog Power

Bullfrog Power, Canada’s 100 per cent green energy provider offers homes and business clean, renewable energy solutions. By choosing Bullfrog Power’s green energy, you can reduce your environmental impact, support the development of new renewable energy projects in Canada and help to create a cleaner world for today and tomorrow. Together with their customers, they are helping to reshape the energy landscape and bring new renewable energy projects online in ...

Afforestation Project

The Carbon Farmer

The Carbon Farmer Inc. is a grass roots agricultural business that addresses climate change, creates habitat and helps sustain the family farm through its “Carbon Farming Project” that began in 2007. The business concept is to plant native trees, shrubs and grasses and create forests that sequester carbon and help offset emissions while at the same time creating long term habitat for wildlife and providing a sustainable business model for ...

Growing native plants for oil sands reclamation

C2C Smoky Lake Forest Nursery

Smoky Lake Forest Nursery is dedicating time and energy to effectively and efficiently producing seedlings of a variety of native tree and shrub species, increasing the biodiversity available to their customers and thereby increasing the biodiversity in reclaimed ecosystems. The oil sands is an important economic driver of the Alberta economy and oil sands companies set a high priority on ecological reclamation – to create functioning ecosystems comprised of a ...

Waldron Project

Waldron Grazing Co-Operative Ltd.

Located in Alberta’s Southern Foothills, the Waldron Property is the largest remaining block of deeded land along the eastern slopes of the Rocky Mountains, and last year, the Waldron Grazing Co-operative Ltd. made Canadian conservation history by voting in favour of working with the Nature Conservancy of Canada to place a conservation easement on the 30,536-acre Waldron Property. This agreement is the largest conservation easement in both Canadian and ...

Rough Fescue Grasslands Restoration Project

Tannas Conservation Services

Foothills rough fescue (Festuca campestris) is the climax grassland species of the grasslands stretching along the foothills in south- Through research on the mechanisms behind Kentucky bluegrass invasion and methods to restore rough fescue, Steven Tannas and the team at Tannas Conservation Services, has been able to create a reclamation technique that has resulted in the repeated successful restoration of foothills rough fescue in multiple reclamation projects of the ...