Posts Categorized: Recipient

Dirk and Nanja of The Barrelman Inc.: 25 years of protecting land and water through local action that inspires

Dirk & Nanja Struck

For over 25 years Dirk and Nanja Struck of The Barrelman Inc have been converting food-grade barrels into high-quality rain barrels designed specifically to handle the fluctuating prairie climate.

The Barrelman Inc. started when Dirk Struck noticed food-grade plastic barrels from his work were going into the landfill after. In the 90s, when Dirk was working in the bakery, it was uncommon and expensive to recycle these materials, ...

Blenderz Garment Recyclers Inc

Blenderz Garment Recyclers reclaims and recycles textiles that are deemed unsellable by thrift stores, charities, the general public, and businesses. Blenderz uses a zero-waste, no landfill approach through a mixture of solutions that keep these textiles from the traditionally linear supply chain stream and recycles them in a closed-loop system.

In nine months Blenderz has reclaimed and upcycled, 81.35 tons of textile waste from the local export ...

Riparian Web Portal

North Saskatchewan Watershed Alliance

Riparian Web Portal is an exciting new project created by Alberta’s watershed community. Officially launched in 2021, this online space is designed to encourage Albertans to conserve and improve riparian health today for a better tomorrow.

The Riparian Web Portal:

1) provides access to riparian data and summary tools,

2) shares examples of on-the-ground restoration and conservation projects, and

3) provides ...

Edmonton Urban Farm is growing!

Explore Edmonton

Since 2014, the Edmonton Urban Farm (EUF) has helped make Edmonton a greener, more sustainable city in several ways.

1) It has transformed 2 acres of excess urban land (abandoned, strewn with garbage and invasive weeds) into a productive space providing 300 plus people and their families with nutritious, locally grown food. This reduces the city’s carbon footprint AND it serves as a model to other municipalities. ...

Plant Biodiversity Lab

Dr. Jana Vamosi at the University of Calgary

Above: Documenting the natural occurrences of crop wild relatives of onion like Allium przewalskianum (pictured here) helps characterize traits associated with drought tolerance.

Image Credit: Vamosi lab alumni, Yan-Bing Gong

This research program has been operating with the mission to prevent the extinction of plants in Canada by identifying and maintaining resilient ecosystems that foster their persistence ...

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 ...

Steve McIsaac

Steve’s career began in 1992 as the first full-time educator at Inside Education (then FEESA). With his background as a social studies teacher, Steve ensures a balanced approach to exploring environmental issues and sustainability. The legacy, consistency, and opportunities that Inside Education provides as an organization are directly attributed to Steve’s leadership.

In addition to co-leading Alberta’s first climate change education program, 1992’s Atmospheric Change Teacher’s Institute ...

25 Years of Environmental Achievements at the M.D. of Ranchland No. 66

The Municipal District of Ranchland No. 66 prides itself as one of the most environmentally conscious municipalities in Alberta. Nestled away in the foothills and Rocky Mountains, the M.D. is home to countless watersheds, rangelands, forests, and wildlife, and has made it a top priority to take care of them.

For 25 years, Ranchland has consistently implemented creative solutions to environmental issues. The M.D. has gone above ...

Zeno Renewables Inc.

What does a better world look like? That’s a question we ask ourselves every day, and it’s one we spend a lot of time thinking about. To us, a better world is one where sustainability is embedded within every facet of our society. Where the barrier to renewable energy is so low that adopting solar is a no-brainer for everyone. In the midst of a global climate crisis, the need ...