Posts Categorized: 2019

David Owen Trew, Lifetime Achievement in Water Resource Management

Dave Trew has recently retired after a 50-year career as a water scientist, including 44 years in Alberta as a government scientist and as the executive director of the North Saskatchewan Watershed Alliance. Over the course of his time in Alberta, Dave led or participated in numerous important studies and initiatives to protect lakes, rivers, and wetlands in Alberta, along with the species they are home to. Dave’s bibliography includes ...

SPUD.ca: Let’s Not Waste!

SPUD.ca

Pigs eating compost celery (1)SPUD.ca is an online grocery delivery service with a focus on local and organic food. Since opening in Calgary in 2005 and Edmonton in 2014, SPUD has been committed to providing simple access to real, healthy, local food in communities across the province. SPUD brings positive change to people’s lives by supporting sustainable food systems that cultivate healthy communities, caring for the earth’s natural harvest, and reducing ...

Empower Me Alberta

Empower Me

Empower Me Workshop in Mandarin 1Launched in 2012, Empower Me is Canada’s only energy conservation and behaviour change program aimed at members of diverse, multilingual communities. It is a peer-to-peer program, delivered in communities, and in language. Empower Me helps participants understand energy bills and choices, save energy, save money, and increase the comfort and safety of their homes.

While energy conservation, rebate messaging and safety information is widely available, it’s almost ...

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 ...

Riparian Health Action Plan

North Saskatchewan Watershed Alliance (NSWA)

NSWA staff photo AGM 2018 copyIn 2016, the NSWA embarked on a 3-phase Riparian Health Action Plan to improve aquatic ecosystem health across the North Saskatchewan River watershed.

The NSWA completed a  study and commissioned the development of a new, modern method to assess riparian condition at the watershed scale. Critically impacted areas have been identified and are being used to prioritize on-ground work. They currently are engaged with municipalities, recognizing the ...

Software Platform Enables GHG Reductions at Scale

Carbon Credit Solutions Inc.

_ZHT0206Carbon Credit Solutions Inc. has created the most successful software platform for measuring, reporting and verifying GHG emission reductions on the planet. Their organization has grown revenue 1460% in 5 years, reducing the equivalent of one-million cars off the road in emissions.

Move the World!

College Hunks Hauling Junk and Moving

AES 10College HUNKS is a North American Franchise that specializes in high-quality moving and junk removal.  Leon Kassian is a denture implant specialist who took College Hunks Hauling and Moving to another level by taking a typically ‘blue collar’ industry and sprinkling ‘white collar’ all over it.  In a short period of time, he has built a great culture of employees with a superior attitude and training resulting in an ...

Natural Leaders Project

City of Lethbridge – Helen Schüler Nature Centre

IMG_4971The Natural Leaders Project (NLP) is an immersive, year-long environmental leadership program designed to build ecological literacy, connect residents to place, and inspire stewardship and innovation. This program works with Grade 5-9 students and teachers, school administrations and districts, community partners, businesses, post-secondary institutions, members of the Blackfoot community, and the City of Lethbridge to create a community of knowledgeable, empowered and activated citizens.

This unique program ...

Lloyd Dahl

20190429_144502Lloyd was born in 1929 in Donalda Alberta. His childhood was spent farming land, mainly by hand, and helping others in the Buena Vista area with their farms.

While working for the Village of Alix he developed many parks and playgrounds around the community. He also developed the Alix Lake Campground and the Haunted Lake Campground north of Alix.

In 1987, he retired and went ...