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Calgary’s Residential Solar Calculator, a new tool demonstrating the value of solar energy in Alberta

City of Calgary

The residential solar calculator is an in-house solution to help drive solar PV adoption in Calgary. With a vision to provide the most up-to-date information to Calgary residents, The Calculator is purpose-built for Calgary and uses local data to provide the most accurate estimate of the value of solar for residents. The data is also unique to each individual home, considering roof area, shape, slope as well as present ...

Eagle Point-Blue Rapids Parks Council Environmental & Outdoor Education Program

Eagle Point-Blue Rapids Parks Council

The Eagle Point-Blue Rapids (EPBR) Parks Council is a unique model of collaboration that provides a strong voice and important role for local community organizations and government in the planning, development, operation and long-term management of the Eagle Point Provincial Park and the Blue Rapids Provincial Recreation Area.

The EPBR creates and facilitates positive outdoor learning experiences through its Environmental & Outdoor Education Program (EOE Program). Programming ...

Future Energy Systems: Exploring Our Energy Future With The Community, Our Students, And More

Future Energy Systems

Future Energy Systems (FES) is a research program at the University of Alberta funded by the Canada First Research Excellence Fund. Its mission is to enable a brighter future for energy, in Canada and around the world, supporting the energy transition towards a sustainable, economically viable, and fair system where energy and environment exist in harmony and the needs of people and communities are met without strife. It funds ...

Alberta businesses are building a better Business-as-usual with Green Economy Canada

Green Economy Canada

Green Economy Canada (GEC) launches and grows Green Economy Hubs that bring together, support, and celebrate businesses of all sectors and sizes in setting and achieving sustainability targets. By doing this, they create stronger economies and more resilient communities across Canada. They also provide educational training on Green House Gas emissions, accounting, reduction planning, target setting, and the UN SDGs.

GEC amplifies success stories of business sustainability ...

Alberta Bike Swap – supporting the circular economy before it was cool

Alberta Bike Swap

Alberta Bike Swap has facilitated the safe buying, selling, and donating of thousands of bikes since 2011; we were the poster child for the circular economy before it was cool. Our processes and patented fit-for-purpose software have helped the police recover stolen bikes from pawn shops and online sales. We’re fortunate to have over 70 strategic alliances, and we help fund the rebuilding of thousands of donated bikes to ...

Envirotech Geothermal – Alberta’s smartest way to Net Zero!

The #1 way to achieve Net Zero is by omitting the use of fossil fuels in buildings.

Since 2006, Envirotech Geothermal has provided renewable heating and cooling solutions to all Albertans. Since then, Envirotech has grown to become one of the most experienced and highest voluming installers in the Province, and #2 Geosmart dealer in all of Canada!

Envirotech Geothermal specializes in ground-source energy systems ...

Eco-Flex Recycled Rubber Solutions

Eco-Flex uses recycled tires and creates products that will last for decades. These products can be used around the house, in the automotive industry, in the oil and gas industry and for municipalities and schools looking for a more sustainable solution. Eco-Flex reduces the number of tires going to waste or laying in stockpiles and has found a way to use a scrap material in a valuable manner for ...

Microgreens Club – A Zero Waste Initiative

Micro YYC

Micro YYC is an urban indoor microgreens farm that provides microgreens to local markets, grocers, and restaurants. Their latest initiative: The Microgreens Club, is an entirely zero-waste service that delivers microgreens directly to customers in reusable containers. Containers are returned each week, sanitized, and reused indefinitely.

In the world of packaging, a reuse model – as a part of a circular economy – is the only model ...

Alternative Root Compost

AltRoot is an Alberta-based waste management company that specializes in the handling of organic waste streams from municipal sources to produce organic compost and nutrient-dense soil. Their facility north of Edmonton is licensed to receive 20,000 tonnes of organic waste each year from surrounding towns and rural municipalities. They use covered aerated static pile (CASP) techniques and technologies that provide rapid biodegradation. CASP effectively provides the required environmental controls ...