Posts Categorized: Cochrane

Glenbow Ranch Park Foundation; 10 Years of Grassland Education

Glenbow Ranch Park Foundation

In 2011, Glenbow Ranch Park Foundation and Alberta Parks officially opened Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park to the public.  Glenbow Ranch protects 3200 acres of native fescue grasslands and is an active cattle ranch. The Park is home to creatures big and small from moose to bumblebees, and spans 10 kms of the Bow River. 

For 10 years, they have worked tirelessly to educate visitors, young and old, ...

Lives With Less Plastic – Jade Janzen

In Grade 7, Jade completed a Social Studies plastic. The amount of single use plastic that is used by individuals in Canada bothered her and she wanted to do something about it. 

She began talking to businesses,  councillors and the mayor of Cochrane,  and  gave  a presentation to Town Council asking them to ban single use plastic bags and straws. Shortly after that, the Federal government announced ...

Sustainable Development Project Phase IX Rooftop Solar Array

Cochrane High School Sustainable Development Committee

Cochrane High School Sustainable Development Committee

Around 2004, Stephanie Bennett helped jumpstart the Cochrane High School Sustainable Development Committee alongside another teacher.

The first iteration of the student-run club raised close to $50,000 and installed the first set of solar panels on the school’s roof.

“Everything just kind of took off from there and we just haven’t looked back,” says Bennett. “It’s just one group after another after another ...

Alberta Tomorrow: Planning for a Better Future

Alberta Tomorrow

IMG_3204The Alberta Tomorrow Foundation (albertatomorrow.ca) is an eco-hero because to date it has educated more than 12 000 Albertans on land-use and has given many students exposure to critical, real life, environmentally sensitive decisions being made in Alberta. Alberta Tomorrow is a free, online, educational tool that educates Albertans on the importance of sustainable land-use planning. Alberta Tomorrow is critically reviewed and has a board ...