Posts Categorized: Edmonton

Community-Based Air Quality Monitoring

Alberta Capital Airshed

Alberta Capital Airshed (ACA) empowers local residents and organizations to be citizen scientists by hosting ACA air quality monitors. The data captured tells a story of neighbourhood air quality which can be compared with other locales, contribute to our regional air data analyses, and connect with our school education and community outreach programs. This network within Metro Edmonton is currently at 36 locations and quickly growing!

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Fundraiser Sales

Cleanit Greenit Composting Systems Inc.

Since 2001 Cleanit Greenit Composting Systems Inc. (Cleanit Greenit) has organized an annual Compost Sale Fundraiser Event in Edmonton and surrounding areas for non-profit groups.  Cleanit Greenit provides a unique opportunity for schools, community leagues and other non-profit organizations to raise funds while supporting the environment.

The program is designed as a simple and efficient fundraising program.  Cleanit Greenit provides participating groups with all the supplies needed ...

Edmonton’s Change Homes for Climate Solar Rebate Program

City of Edmonton

Launched on July 29, 2019, the Change Homes for Climate Residential Solar Program is a rebate program that lowers the cost of solar panel installations for Edmonton homeowners. As of January 2021, the program catalyzed the installation of more than 240 rooftop systems totaling over 1.8 MW of solar capacity, bringing Edmonton’s total installed solar capacity to 18.8 MW.

The program helps ensure a smooth and convenient ...

The WaterSHED North Saskatchewan River Monitoring Program

A collaboration between Alberta Environment and Parks (AEP), EPCOR, the North Saskatchewan Watershed Alliance (NSWA) and the City of Edmonton

Effective long-term sustainable management watersheds require a solid scientific understanding of the links between watershed processes and changes in water quality, quantity and overall ecosystem functioning.  

In this project, AEP, EPCOR, the NSWA and CoE partnered to implement a modern and enhanced river monitoring program for the NSR called WaterSHED (Water: Saskatchewan Headwaters Edmonton and Downstream).   By combining consensus-based, multi-stakeholder priorities with sound science, a comprehensive network ...

Solar Alberta (AKA Solar Energy Society of Alberta)

 

Solar Alberta has been providing public education about renewable energy and energy efficiency for 30 years. Over that time, we have transitioned from a largely Edmonton-based club of solar enthusiasts installing their own solar modules, to a province-wide hub connecting the general public to solar installation professionals. We are a trusted authority on solar education and policy. 

In the last five years, Solar Alberta ...

PlantForever

PlantForever was founded in 2017 by environmentalist Marmik Patel, who was 15 at the time. When Marmik noticed a potential for urban forest development on private property, he decided to take action. A year after planting his first tree, he incorporated PlantForever as a nonprofit. Over the next year, Marmik established a system for tree planting, where homeowners register, and volunteers plant at their home. It was at this ...

Change.Toothpaste Inc.

Change Toothpaste offers pre-packaged toothpaste tablets without the need for plastic packaging. We chose compostable packages to eliminate any traces of our product left in the environment after consumption. We also have retail stores selling Change Tablets, including locations that offer refill solutions to eliminate packaging.

As of October 31, 2019, we have over 5000 customers that have purchased more than 8300 months of toothpaste. The average ...

EcoAmmo

EcoAmmo believes every project and person can make an impact on the environment and the health of the Earth. From their work on sustainable construction projects, carbon monitoring, environmental policy writing, and education, EcoAmmo is committed to their purpose of “Transitioning the World Towards Sustainability”.

Established in 2006, EcoAmmo is based out of Edmonton, in the first Net Zero LEED Platinum office building in Alberta. They ...

EcoAmmo

EcoAmmo Sustainable Consulting

EcoAmmo believes every project and person can make an impact on the environment and the health of the Earth. From their work on sustainable construction projects, carbon monitoring, environmental policy writing, and education, EcoAmmo is committed to their purpose of “Transitioning the World Towards Sustainability”.

Established in 2006, EcoAmmo is based out of Edmonton, in the first Net Zero LEED Platinum office building in Alberta. They ...

20 Years of Watershed Management Excellence

North Saskatchewan Watershed Alliance

Since 2000, the North Saskatchewan Watershed Alliance (NSWA) has provided regional leadership and technical expertise to study and report on the health of the North Saskatchewan River Watershed (NSRW). NSWA grew from a few dedicated organizations to over 750 active members including an 18-member Board over eight sectors and three Subwatershed Alliances representing 28 partnering municipalities.

Collaborative partnerships are core to NSWA’s success. Our strong relationships ...