Posts Categorized: Finalist

Weaselhead/Glenmore Park Preservation Society

Weaselhead_Glenmore_ParkFrom annual park clean-ups to an invasive plant program, the Weaselhead/Glenmore Park Preservation Society aims to protect and maintain Calgary’s urban spaces for the benefit and enjoyment of all and to protect and maintain the rich biodiversity and natural ecosystems of the area. Community stewardship is paramount–5,000 students and adults (and 250 volunteers) participate in the Society’s education programs each year—inspiring many to a lifelong love for and care ...

Natural Leaders Project

City of Lethbridge – Helen Schüler Nature Centre

IMG_0176Bridging the gap in environmental education that can exist between teachers and students, government and community groups, Lethbridge’s Natural Leaders Project (NLP) unites all elements in an immersive, year-long environmental leadership experience–transforming engaged citizens into natural leaders.

Using field trips, case studies, guest speakers and social action projects with a ‘where we live, what we do day-to-day’ focus, NLP fosters stewardship and builds relationships and knowledge among ...

NAIT Boreal Research Institute

NAIT

Boreal Research Institute (BRI) was initiated in 1996 as a post-secondary – forest industry research partnership. Today, BRI has expanded to 14 industrial partners, five industry sectors; 11 research collaborators, and a wide range of field trials across the boreal region; including Shell Canada Limited (Peace River oil sands), West Fraser (Blue Ridge), Apache Canada Ltd. (Zama oil field), ConocoPhillips Canada (Surmount) and Imperial Oil (Cold Lake oil ...

Regional Industry Caribou Collaboration

Devon Canada

Boreal woodland caribou populations are listed as “threatened” under Canada’s Species At Risk Act. In Alberta, their large ranges also overlap with significant oil, gas and timber resources. Due to their wide-ranging nature, caribou recovery requires a coordinated approach, implemented at the caribou range scale, to be most effective. The Regional Industry Caribou Collaboration (RICC) is a group of energy and forestry companies operating in the Cold Lake ...

Mattress Recycling

Re-Matt

Mattresses take up huge amounts of space in landfills and cannot be compressed because the metal springs are very hard on landfill equipment. Mattresses have a compaction rate 400% less than regular garbage and they can take decades to decompose, causing additional strain on landfills. Generally, each mattress contains steel springs, foam, wood, felt and cotton. Re-Matt has found a solution. The first company in Alberta offering mattress-recycling ...

Leading By Example

Devon Tim Horton's

Devon Tim Hortons owner Brian Hicks and his staff have moved his business forward, taking on innovative, significant local initiatives to reduce his restaurant’s environmental footprint through the diversion of as much material as possible from the landfill. He has championed these actions locally, and has gone above and beyond to communicate the positive outcomes within Tim Hortons corporation to influence other restaurants to adopt similar initiatives and ...

Worthington Water Closet

Worthington Construction Ltd

Worthington Construction Ltd. (WCo.), which has been providing construction services in the residential, industrial and agricultural sectors since 1979, is expanding its business offerings by developing and manufacturing an innovative, off-grid, portable washroom product, the Worthington Water Closet (WWC). The WWC is uniquely designed and uses multiple sustainable-building technologies, including desiccating bio-digester technology, rainwater harvesting, solar-thermal heating, solar electricity and battery storage, and pre-manufactured envelope techniques for increased ...

Saddle Hills Telecommunication Solar Project

ATCO

In 2016, the ATCO Electric Global Business Unit announced energization of one of Western Canada’s largest off-grid solar project, located at the Saddle Hills Telecommunication Site northwest of Grande Prairie. This ground-breaking system is capable of generating 75 kilowatts and storing 250-kilowatt hours of energy and will provide 100 percent of the power required at the isolated and unmanned site, which is an integral part of ATCO’s telecommunications ...

Afforestation for Phosphogypsum Stack Reclamation

Agrium

Phosphogypsum (PG) is a gypsum byproduct of the phosphate fertilizer industry and is produced at a rate of five tons of PG per ton of phosphate fertilizer. Over 48 million tons of gypsum covering approximately 325 ha are stacked near Agrium facilities northeast of Edmonton. Traditionally, gypsum stacks are regarded as a waste byproduct and reclamation involves contouring the piles, covering with soil and seeding to a grass ...

Green Calgary

For more than a decade, Green Calgary has supported Calgarians in living more sustainably through three programming areas: youth, workplace, and home. Green Calgary’s Green Kids and Generation Green programs offer youth in-class, hands-on education about water, waste, and energy. Alongside this programming for youth, Green Calgary’s Green Homes & Communities programming highlights education for adults in sustainability. This includes the Natural Living Series of workshops, the Sustainability ...