Posts Categorized: Calgary

Charting the Path to a Sustainable Future: Fort Chipewyan Off-grid Solar Farm & Storage

ATCO and Three Nations Energy (3NE)

Photo: Aerial view of the Fort Chip Microgrid Project (Courtesy of 3NE).

Fort Chipewyan (Fort Chip), a remote community of 1,000 people, has traditionally relied on diesel generation for its electricity, due to not being connected to the main Alberta power grid. Every year, diesel is transported by trucks on winter roads that are only open for a six-week period. The community was outgrowing the existing diesel ...

Dirk and Nanja Struck of the Barrelman Inc (Honourable Mention)

The Barrelman Inc started as a pilot project 20 years ago after Dirk Struck and Nanja started seeing hundreds of food-grade plastic barrels were going into landfills at their work due to high recycling fees at the time; Dirk and Nanja decided to repurpose these barrels into a rainwater harvesting tool, rain barrels, to reduce plastic waste and help organizations like Green Calgary to fundraise for climate education. Their ...

YYC Growers and Distributors

YYC Growers is a social enterprise working to distribute wealth in the area of food production and distribution. They are dedicated to pioneering new ways of working and organizing to create healthy, local food systems.

YYC Growers as a farmer-owned cooperative provides Calgarians with a weekly subscription to a box of locally grown vegetables, either for pick-up at a nearby location or delivered right to their door. ...

Vincent Massey Jr. High School’s “Building a Community”

For the past 4 years, Vincent Massey Junior High has partnered with Morley Community School to do an outreach project bringing together the two communities.

They have had students taking part in recognition of land ceremonies,  youth leadership opportunities (teambuilding, environmental stewardship, work with elders) in the hopes of fostering a future together that can truly be meaningful, powerful and relevant to their future.

With ...

Virtuoso Energy

To date, Virtuoso Energy (VE) has completed over 500+ renewable energy projects in solar energy, EV charging, and energy efficiency solutions. VE is proud to share that all its projects were done with no accidents to date and were always operated with the consideration of its clients, its workers, and the environment.

In 2020 and 2021, VE won the Consumer Choice Award for the category of Solar ...

Integrated Sustainability

Integrated Sustainability is a specialized international project integrator for water, waste, and renewable energy infrastructure, servicing all sectors including energy, mining, and municipal.

Over the last decade, they have helped industry tackle their most pressing needs from a sustainability lens that has been integral to the way they conduct business. As an employee-owned company, their entrepreneurial spirit enables them to drive to the root of some of ...

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 ...