Posts Categorized: Calgary

Waste to Energy Project (ConocoPhillips Surmont Plant)

Eco-Growth Environmental Inc.

Eco-Growth Environmental

Glen Smith remembers the night Eco-Growth Environmental first tested its biomass dehydrator. Employees loaded up around two hundred pounds of food waste and left for home in the wee hours of the morning.

“We weren’t sure if this was going to burn the building down or anything like that,” the company’s vice-president and director recalls.

Fortunately for the building, it was a success. The processor ...

Dale Hodges Park

Sans façon; Watershed+; City of Calgary; AECOM; O2 Planning + Design; Source2Source; Wilco Contractors Southwest Inc.

Dale Hodges Park

Dale Hodges Park is at once a stormwater facility, a public park and an art installation.

That threefold purpose was born out of the City of Calgary’s WATERSHED+ program, which brings together planners from Parks and Water Resources as well as artists from Public Art.

Artists like Tristan Surtees of Sans façon.

“The idea was that artists would help create an ...

Energy Efficiency Alberta

Energy Efficiency Alberta (EEA) is dedicated to raising awareness about energy use and the promotion, design and delivery of programs supporting energy efficiency, energy conservation and the development of micro-generation and small-scale energy systems in Alberta. EEA’s work spans multiple industries and public institutions across the province. They support emerging technologies and financing tools that make our communities and businesses greener while reducing the cost burden: an excellent ...

Eco-Leaders Program

City of Calgary

The Eco-Leaders Program is a youth environmental leadership initiative that delivers environmental and climate-literacy and fosters environmental and climate leadership in Calgary’s youth. The program is open to school‐based student groups in grades 1 to 12 and provides guidance and resources to research, design and implement curriculum-linked projects in their community that will contribute to addressing environmental and climate change issues. The program provides awareness and understanding of climate change ...

Green Way My Way – Sustainable Commuting at Momentum


Lorraine 3Momentum is striving to become a leader in the field of supporting employees to sustainably commute to work. As a not-for-profit, community organization, Momentum has made significant effort to promote more sustainable commuting for employees through a sustainable commuter bonus and creative staff awards to celebrate sustainable commuting – the good, bad and just plain boring of commuting to work by walking, riding a bike or taking transit. The ...

Suncana Energy

Sunaca Group TeamSuncana Energy has developed the Grid Guard system, a smart micro-grid technology that is portable. These systems are built in Calgary using revectored oil and gas instrumentation personnel. Suncana is innovating new tech that will be part of the next generation in renewable power. They are currently nationally recognized trainers for the safe installation, system design and CSA certification of solar.

“Dream big and take a small step”, The Calgary Zoo’s Commitment to being a conservation organization and the need to operate and educate in sustainability and environmental management.

Calgary Zoo

The Green Team Council’s contributions to environmental protection have focused on reducing land pollution, education of the zoo community and environmental resource management. The zoo’s sustainability efforts have developed and expanded with the overarching goal to continue to create a more sustainable future for the organization while taking action for wildlife and wild places. Building off this philosophy and with our passionate advocates at the helm, we started taking ...

Empower Me Alberta

Empower Me

Emerald2-0001More than one in five of Albertan households pay more than double the national average of the percentage of their income on their utility bills. Empower Me, Alberta’s first energy efficiency program targeted at hard-to-reach communities, bridges cultural and language gaps by informing people from multilingual, multicultural, and vulnerable communities about important energy and utility consumer protection education. Michelle Riccetto, Business Development Manager at Empower Me, ...

Propane Autogas in School Buses – SOUTHLAND’s Commitment to a Clean and Sustainable Future.

Southland Transportation

1Reaching as far back as the 1980’s, Southland began exploring alternatives to the use diesel in their school buses.  Resourcefulness is one of their core values and they embrace initiatives and innovative ways to get things done. Their fleet of school buses boasts over 500 propane powered vehicles and have become the largest privately-owned propane fleet in Canada and the third largest in North America.  The change to propane ...

Dr Robert Page, Lifetime Environmental Influencer and Bridge Builder

Presenting Final Banff Bow Valley Study Report, 1996Dr. Page has been a vigorous and innovative Alberta environmental leader, educator and bridge builder bringing together business, NGO, education, and government to advance environmental understanding and find sustainable solutions.

He spent two terms as Dean, Environmental Design, U of C training environmental professionals. He was then recruited to be TransAlta’s VP, Sustainable Development, the largest Alberta Electrical Utility where he won global awards for the company’s ...