Posts Categorized: Edmonton

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 ...

Municipal Climate Change Action Centre

Alberta Urban Municipalities Association and Rural Municipalities of Alberta

Municipal Climate Change Action Centre (MCCAC)

The Municipal Climate Change Action Centre (MCCAC) has partnered on over 500 projects with non-profits, municipalities and other organizations since 2009.

A collaboration of the Alberta Urban Municipalities Association, Rural Municipalities of Alberta, and the Government of Alberta, the centre provides funding, technical assistance, and education to realize green projects across the province.

Director Trina Innes says municipalities are on the frontlines of ...

ENVIRx

Alberta Pharmacists’ Association

ENVIRx is a provincial medication and sharps disposal program administered by the Alberta Pharmacists’ Association (RxA). Pharmacists apply to participate in the ENVIRx program, which is available to community pharmacies for the safe disposal of post-consumer pharmaceutical waste.

Albertans are encouraged to return old or unused medications and sharps to their community pharmacy for proper and safe disposal. Through this program, pharmacies help promote public safety and ensure ...

AWES – Trees are the Solution

Agroforestry & Woodlot Extension Society

Agroforestry & Woodlot Extension Society

The Agroforestry & Woodlot Extension Society (AWES) was formed in 2010 out of the Woodlot Extension Program, a government initiative to encourage sustainable development of private forests.

The non-profit restructured and added agroforestry to its mandate in recognition of the prevalence of agriculture within and around these forests.

“When it started in 2010, its primary purpose was education,” says executive director Noel St Jean. “We ...

Sustainability at the Edmonton Convention Centre

Edmonton Convention Centre

Edmonton Convention Centre

For more than a decade, sustainability has been a focus at the Edmonton Convention Centre (ECC).

The 150,000 square foot convention centre hosts over 500 events and serves 250,000 meals in an average year. The complex nestled in Edmonton’s river valley is a city-owned not-for-profit — a model that helps drive its environmental goals, according to the centre’s sustainability manager.

“It allows us ...

Protecting Edmonton’s Urban Forest During Neighborhood Renewal

City of Edmonton

Edmonton’s Neighborhood Renewal program is a longterm approach to replacing and upgrading urban infrastructure within individual neighborhoods in a focused, integrated process. Upgrades include underground drainage, streetlights, curb/sidewalk replacement, and road reconstruction, all within the same construction season. While this process provides certain efficiencies, it is extremely stressful on adjacent trees, particularly mature trees providing the greatest environmental benefits. Intensive construction near trees can cause long-term health effects to trees, ...

Let’s Find Out Podcast

Let’s Find Out is a podcast about the history of Edmonton/Amiskwaciwâskahikan. They take questions from curious Edmontonians about local history and then we find out the answers together. In 2019, Let’s Find Out created an 11-episode season about how humans and nature have shaped each other in our city. In each episode, they took a question from a listener, and then researched the answer together by taking field ...

Inside Education: Youth Environmental Leadership Summits

Inside Education

Inside Education

Steve McIsaac says when experiential learning group Inside Education started doing youth environmental leadership summits for students in 2011, they were answering a need that was already there.

“We believe and we have learned from students that they’re fundamentally disinterested in waiting until some magical day, in quote marks, ‘when I grow up,’ to make a difference,” he says.

The typical summit sees ...